Sports Headlines–8/20/2014

The Bryan Lady Vikings volleyball team lost both matches they played yesterday.  The Lady Vikings were swept by both Columbus and Brenham.  The A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers beat Magnolia three-games-to-one.  The Rudder Lady Rangers swept New Caney Porter on the road.  And, the College Station Lady Cougars swept Bastrop.  Bryan and Rudder will be play at the Bastrop Tournament tomorrow while College Station heads to the Magnolia Tournament.

The Houston Astros broke a tie in the top of the ninth inning last night in New York to beat the Yankees 7 to 4.  The Astros and Yankees will play game two of their series tonight in Yankee Stadium.

And, the Texas Rangers lost to the Miami Marlins 4 to 3 last night when Gioancarlo Stanton slapped and RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning.  The Rangers and Marlins complete their short two game series today in Miami.

Sports Headlines–8/19/2014

The local high school volleyball schedule continues today with the Bryan Lady Vikings hosting Brenham and Columbus, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers hosting Magnolia, the Rudder Lady Rangers playing at New Caney Porter, and the College Station Lady Cougars hosting Bastrop.

The quarterback controversy surrounding Johnny Manziel at the Cleveland Browns’ pre-season camp will continue today after Manziel turned in a less than stellar performance last night in a 24 to 23 pre-season loss to the Washington Redskins.  Manziel completed 7 of 16 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.  Cleveland coach Mike Pettine has said he will name a starter for the season opener later this week.

And, the two Texas Major League teams will return to the diamond tonight.  The Houston Astros are in New York to begin a three game series against the Yankees and the Texas Rangers are in Miami for the first game of a short two game series with the Marlins.

Sports Headlines–8/18/2014

The Bryan Lady Vikings volleyball team swept Spring Westfield and Burton to win the Silver Bracket of the Huntsville Tournament on Saturday.  And, the Rudder Lady Rangers beat Abilene Liberty Christian but lost to Prosper Saturday at the Denton Tournament.  The Lady Vikings will host Columbus and Brenham tomorrow while the Lady Rangers play at New Caney Porter.

Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin Saturday named sophomore Kenny Hill over Freshman Kyle Allen as the Aggies’ starting quarterback to begin the season.  The 21st-ranked Aggies will play their season opener on the road at South Carolina on Thursday, August 28th.

The 9th-ranked Texas Aggie soccer team lost an exhibition game to top-ranked UCLA in Los Angeles Friday 3 to 1.  The Aggies will play their season opener Friday night against Dayton at Ellis Field.

The Houston Texans won for the first time this pre-season Saturday when the crushed the Atlanta Falcons 32 to 7.  But, the Dallas Cowboys lost again this time to the Baltimore Ravens 37 to 30.  This Saturday, Houston plays at Denver and Dallas plays at Miami.

And, the Houston Astros won the final game of their series with the Red Sox in Boston yesterday with an 8 to 1 win.  The Astros also won Friday in 10 innings 5 to 3 but lost Saturday 10 to 7.  The Texas Rangers avoided a sweep to the Los Angeles Angels with a 3 to 2 walk-off win yesterday.  The Rangers had lost Friday and Saturday by identical 5 to 4 scores.  Both the Astros and Rangers are off tonight.

Sports Headlines–8/15/2014

Bryan volleyball coach Caroline Simpson picked up her 500th career win yesterday when the Lady Vikings won two of three matches they played in the first day of the Huntsville Tournament.  The Lady Vikings swept Burton, were swept by Conroe, and beat Tarkington two-games-to-one.  The Lady Vikings will play more games today in Huntsville at the tournament.

The Brazos Valley Bombers wasted no time in securing a coach for next season.  One day after winning their second consecutive Texas Collegiate League Championship, the Bombers yesterday announced that three-time TCL Coach of the Year Curt Dixon will be back next year for a fourth season coaching the team.  Assistant coaches Tyler Gillum and Clay Cox will also return next season.

The Texas A&M soccer team is in Los Angeles to play an exhibition game tonight against UCLA.  The Aggies are ranked ninth in the pre-season poll while the Bruins are ranked number one.

And, both Texas Major League team lost again last night.  The Houston Astros lost the first game of a four game series with the Red Sox in Boston 9 to 4 while the Rangers lost the final game of their four game series with the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 3.  Tonight, the Astros play the Red Sox again at Fenway Park while the Rangers host the Los Angeles Angels for the first game of a weekend three game series.

Sports Headlines–8/14/2014

The Associated Press released its pre-season high school football rankings yesterday and has the A&M Consolidated Tigers starting the season and number four in Class 5A.  Brenham is number six in Class 5A and Navasota starts the season ranked number two in Class 4A.  The top-ranked teams are Allen in Class 6A, Aledo in Class 5A, Stephenville in Class 4A, Cisco in Class 3A and Refugio in Class 2A.

The high school volleyball season continues today with the Bryan Lady Vikings playing in the Huntsville Tournament, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers playing Belton, St. Dominic Savior and Vandegrift at the Round Rock Westwood Tournament, and the College Station Lady Cougars playing Clear Brook, Trinity Christian, and Lovejoy at the Pearland Tournament.

And, the Houston Astros lost to the Minnesota Twins yesterday 3 to 1.  The Texas Rangers also lost as they were belted by the Tampa Bay Rays 10 to 1.  Tonight, the Astros begin a four game series in Boston against the Red Sox and the Rangers complete their four game series with Tampa Bay in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–8/13/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers last night became the first Texas Collegiate League team to win back-to-back championships when they beat the Victoria Generals 2 to1 in the deciding game three of the league championship series.  The Bombers finished the season with a 45 and 15 record.

The high school volleyball season began yesterday.  The Bryan Lady Vikings were three-games-to-one winners over Waller, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers swept Montgomery, the Rudder Lady Rangers swept both Franklin and Navasota, and the College Station Lady Cougars were swept by The Woodlands.

And, both Texas Major League teams were winners last night.  The Houston Astros bombed the Minnesota Twins 10 to 4 while the Texas Rangers outlasted the Tampa Bay Rays 3 to 2 in 14 innings.  Today, the Astros wrap-up their series with the Twins in Houston and the Rangers continue their series with the Rays in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–8/12/2014

A two-out, two-run walk-off double by Horacio Correa III in the bottom of the ninth inning last night insured the Brazos Valley Bombers would live to play another day as they beat the Victoria Generals 4 to 3 in game two of the Texas Collegiate League Championship series.  The deciding game three of the championship series will be played tonight at 7:05 pm at Bryan’s Cellucor Field.

The high school volleyball season opens today.  The Bryan Lady Vikings are hosting Waller, The A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers are hosting Montgomery, the Rudder Lady Rangers are hosting Franklin and Navasota, and the College Station Lady Cougars are playing at The Woodlands.

Both Texas major league teams lost last night.  The Houston Astros’ bullpen faltered again as they gave up two ninth inning runs in losing to the visiting Minnesota Twins 4 to 2.  And, the Texas Rangers pitching was non-existent last night in a 7 to nothing thrashing at the hands of the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.  Tonight, the Astros will again host the Twins and the Rangers will host the Rays.

Sports Headlines–8/11/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers, bidding to become the first repeat champions of the Texas Collegiate League, dropped the first game of the best-of-three championship series last night in Victoria to the Generals 6 to5.  The Bombers had wrapped up the regular season Friday night with a 6 to 3 win over the Texas Marshals.  The Bombers then won the semi-final game over the East Texas PumpJacks Saturday night by a 4 to 1 score.  Game two of the best-of-three championship series is tonight at 7:05 pm at Cellucor Field in Bryan.

The Texas Rangers ended a seven game losing streak yesterday with a 6 to 2 win over the Astros in Houston to salvage the final game of the series between the two Texas Major League teams.  The Astros had won the Friday game 4 to 3 and the Saturday game 8 to 3.  Tonight, the Astros will host the Minnesota Twin for game one of a three game series and the Rangers will host the Tampa Bay Rays for the first game of a four game series.

And, golfer Rory McIlroy came from three shots behind and then held off veteran Phil Mickelson to win the PGA Championship, his second straight win of a major tournament.  McIlroy joined Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones as only the fourth golfer to win four major tournaments at age 25 or younger.

Sports Headlines–8/6/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers couldn’t get the bats going last night in a 5 to 1 home loss to the Victoria Generals at Cellucor Field.  The Bombers and Generals will go at it again tonight at 7 pm in Bryan.

The San Antonio Spurs have etched a place in NBA history by hiring the first woman coach in the league.  WNBA veteran Becky Hammon will join the Spurs’ coaching staff when she retires at the end of her 16-year professional playing career at the end of the season.  Hammon will participate in scouting, game planning, and conducting practices.

The Houston Astros lost a hard-fought battle to the Phillies in Philadelphia last night 2 to 1 in the bottom of the 15th inning.   The Astros and Phillies will play again tonight.

And, the Texas Rangers ended their four game losing streak in a big way last night when they crushed the White Sox in Chicago 16 to nothing.  The Rangers and White Sox will wrap-up their series today.

Sports Headlines–8/5/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers will play the final week of the regular season at home.  The Bombers will host the Victoria Generals tonight and tomorrow night at 7 pm before hosting the Texas Marshals on Thursday and Friday.  The Bombers have home field advantage throughout the play-offs which begin Saturday.

More details have been released of Suddenlink cable’s agreement that includes the S-E-C Network.  Spokesman Pete Abel says the S-E-C Network will be part of Suddenlink’s expanded basic service, and it is one component of a multi-year deal with Disney, the network’s parent company.  Suddenlink customers will also get the Longhorn Network as part of the new agreement.  Both sports networks are part of E-S-P-N, which is part of Disney.

And, the Texas Rangers lost again last night as they fell to the White Sox in Chicago 5 to 3 in a game shortened to seven innings due to the weather.  The Rangers and White Sox will play again tonight.  Also tonight, the Houston Astros will begin a three-game series in Philadelphia against the Phillies.