Sports Headlines–7/24/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers lost their second game in a row last night when they lost to the Acadiana Cane Cutters on the road 4 to 3. The Bombers and Cane Cutters will play again tonight in Youngsville, Louisiana, before returning home tomorrow and Sunday for games with the Woodlands Strykers.

Texas A&M decathlete Lindon Victor finished seventh in the decathlon yesterday at the Pan American Games in Canada. Also, Texas A&M graduate Simone Facey qualified for the finals of the 200 meter run this afternoon.

The Houston Astros completed a sweep of the Boston Red Sox last night with a 5 to 4 win at Minute Maid Park. Jose Altuve smacked a walk-off homer in the ninth inning to give the Astros the win. The Astros will be in Kansas City this weekend to play the Royals.

The Astros made a trade yesterday involving a former Texas A&M pitcher. The Astros traded with the Oakland A’s for Houston native Scott Kazmir. In return, the Astros sent to the A’s former Aggie pitcher Daniel Mengden and another player. Kazmir is expected to start in Kansas City tonight.

And, the Texas Rangers will begin a series in Anaheim tonight against the Los Angeles Angels.

Sports Headlines–7/23/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers had their nine-game winning streak ended last night in Tyler when the East Texas Pump Jacks posted a 1 to nothing win. Even though the Bombers lost the game, head coach Curt Dixon said starting pitcher Heston Van Fleet turned in an outstanding performance. Van Fleet allowed only three hits and struck out six batters while pitching eight shutout innings. The Bombers are in Youngsville, Louisiana, tonight to play the Acadiana Cane Cutters.

Preston Tucker homered twice and Evan Gattis went yard once to help lead the Houston Astros to a 4 to 2 win last night over the visiting Boston Red Sox. The loss was the seventh in a row for the Red Sox. The Astros and Red Sox will play again tonight at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers scored two runs in the ninth inning yesterday to slide past the Colorado Rockies in Denver 10 to 8. The Rangers are off today before traveling to Anaheim to play the Los Angeles Angels this weekend.

Sports Headlines–7/22/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers extended their winning streak to nine games last night with a 7 to 4 road win over the East Texas Pump Jacks. The Bombers will play the Pump Jacks again tonight in Tyler.

Texas A&M sophomore Shamier Little yesterday qualified for the 400-meter hurdles finals at the Pan American Games in Canada with the fastest time yet turned in at the games of 56.08 seconds. Also, A&M senior Shavez Hart advanced to the semi-finals of the 100 meters yesterday. Three other Aggies will compete today, Lindon Victor in the decathlon, Janielle Bellile in the women’s 400 and Bralon Taplin in the men’s 400.

Chris Carter hit a two-run homer last night to help power the Houston Astros past the Boston Red Sox 8 to 3. The Astros and Red Sox will play again tonight in Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

And, the Texas Rangers clobbered the Colorado Rockies last night 9 to nothing. Shin-Soo Choo hit for the cycle and Delino DeShields and Prince Fielder also hit home runs. The Rangers and Rockies will play again today in Denver.

Sports Headlines–7/21/2015

Texas A&M senior Courtney Williams and the USA women’s basketball team lost an early lead last night as Canada won the Gold Medal at the Pan American games with an 81 to 73 win. UConn’s Kia Nurse playing for Canada was the star of the game by scoring 33 points.

The Brazos Valley Bombers begin a four-game road trip tonight in Kilgore with a game against the East Texas Pump Jacks.

The Houston Astros will begin a three game series with the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park in Houston tonight.

A comeback bid by the Texas Rangers last night fell just short as they lost to the Colorado Rockies on the road 8 to 7. The Rangers had come from 7 runs behind to tie the game going into the bottom of the ninth inning. The Rangers and Rockies will play again tonight in Denver.

The Houston Rockets made an off season trade yesterday when they acquired point guard Ty Lawson from the Denver Nuggets for a first round draft pick and cash considerations.

And, American Zach Johnson won a four hole play-off yesterday to win the British Open. Jordan Spieth fell one stroke short of joining Johnson, Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen for the play-off.

Sports Headlines–7/20/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers went undefeated during their weekend home stand and extended their second half lead in the league standings to one-and-a-half games. The Bombers started off the weekend with a 13 to 1 thrashing of the Acadiana Cane Cutters on Friday night. The Bombers survived the East Texas Pump Jacks on Saturday winning in 11-innings 3 to 2 and then capped off the weekend with a 14 to 3 win over the Pump Jacks last night. The Bombers are off today and will play the Pump Jacks in Kilgore tomorrow night.

The Houston Astros came out of the major league All-Star break by winning their weekend series with the Texas Rangers. The Astros won the Friday game 3 to2. The Rangers came back to win on Saturday 7 to6. But, the Astros finished off the series yesterday with a 10 to nothing win. The Astros are off tonight while the Rangers head to Denver to begin a series against the Rockies.

And, Texas A&M senior Courtney Williams and the U-S women’s basketball team will play Canada for the gold medal at the Pan American games tonight. The U-S-A came from behind yesterday to beat Cuba 65 to 64 to advance to the gold medal game. Canada beat Brazil 91 to 63 to reach the championship. The U-S-A also beat the Dominican Republic 94 to 55 in the final game of pool play on Friday and beat Puerto Rico 93 to 77 Saturday in the semi-finals in Toronto.

Sports Headlines–7/17/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers extended their current winning streak to five games last night with a 5 to nothing shut-out of the visiting Acadiana Cane Cutters. Bombers’ pitcher C-J Gregory tied a Texas Collegiate League record for wins in a single season with his eighth win. The Bombers and Cane Cutters will play again tonight at 7 pm at Cellucor Field in Bryan.

Texas A&M’s Courtney Williams started for the U-S-A women’s basketball team last night and scored one point, pulled down three rebounds and had two assists on the way to a 75 to 69 win over Brazil in the opening game of the Pan American Games in Toronto. The U-S-A will play the Dominican Republic tonight.

Sophomore guard Peyton Allen announced yesterday that he is leaving the Texas A&M basketball program. Allen did not announce his future plans, only that he feels it is in his best interests to seek a transfer to another school. Both Allen and the Texas A&M coaching staff said Allen is leaving on good terms with the school and team.

And, the major league schedule resumes tonight after the All-Star break with the Houston Astros hosting the Texas Rangers for the first game of a weekend three game series.

Sports Headlines–7/16/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers will start a four-game home stand tonight by hosting the Acadiana Cane Cutters for a 7 pm game at Cellucor Field in Bryan. The Bombers won the first-half championship of the Texas Collegiate League schedule and are in first place in the second-half standings.

Texas A&M senior forward and guard Courtney Williams is playing for the U-S-A women’s basketball team today in the Pan American games in Canada. Team USA will play Brazil at 8 tonight. The game will be televised on ESPN 3.

And, the Dallas Cowboys opened up the bank vault yesterday to secure receiver Dez Bryant to a long-term contract. The All-Pro receiver yesterday signed a five-year deal worth up to $70-million. $45-million of the deal is guaranteed. Bryant has more catches, yards, and touchdowns through five years than any other receiver in franchise history including Michael Irvin and Bob Hayes.

Sports Headlines–7/15/2015

A highly touted high school football recruit has slipped through the fingers of Texas A&M recruiters. Navasota’s record-setting receiver Tren’Davian Dickson yesterday committed to play his college football at the University of Texas. Dickson originally had committed to Baylor, but rescinded that commitment after a coaching change in Waco. Dickson explained yesterday that he wants to work with Texas receivers coach Jay Norvell. Dickson also says he has developed a relationship with Texas head coach Charlie Strong as the two speak on the phone every week.

The Brazos Valley Bombers swept a doubleheader with the Texas Marshals in Plano last night 4 to1 and 5 to 1. The wins put the Bombers one-and-a-half games in front of Victoria and East Texas for the lead of the second half season standings in the Texas Collegiate League. The Bombers are off tonight and will return home to host the Acadiana Cane Cutters tomorrow.

And, Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel gave up two hits and a run in two innings pitched last night in the Major League All-Star game in Cincinnati. The American League won the game 6 to 3. The Astros and Rangers are still off until Friday because of the All-Star break.

Sports Headlines–7/14/2015

College Station High School defensive back and kick returner Rajah Preciado is headed to Waco after committing yesterday to play his college football at Baylor. Last season as a junior, Preciado was credited with 119 tackle and two interceptions and was honorable mention to the All-State team.

There are two new head football coaches in the Brazos Valley. Chad Lechler has taken over the football program at Snook while Rex Sharp is the new head football coach at Somerville. Lechler comes to Snook from an assistant coaching position at Brenham while Sharp was promoted to head coach at Somerville after former head coach James Richardson accepted another position in the school district. Calver is still waiting on the U-I-L to announce infractions against the district because of rules violations by former head coach Marcus Wortham before hiring a replacement.

The Brazos Valley Bombers are in Plano tonight and tomorrow for road games against the Texas Marshals.

And, Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel was named yesterday as the starting pitcher for the American League in tonight’s All-Star game in Cincinnati. Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier won last night’s Home Run Derby.

Sports Headlines–7/13/2015

Navasota hoisted another state championship football trophy this weekend when they won the 7-on-7 Division II Championship by stopping China Spring on a two-point conversion try for a 40 to 39 victory. Navasota had earlier beaten Burnet 55 to 27 and Abilene Wylie 32 to 19. In Division I, A&M Consolidated lost in the quarterfinal round to Wylie East 39 to 32. College Station also lost in the quarterfinals to eventual station champion Austin Westlake 42 to 27.

The Brazos Valley Bombers started the weekend off with a 7 to 6 loss to the Acadiana Cane Cutters, but came back to beat The Woodlands Strykers 20 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 2 yesterday. The Bombers are off tonight before heading to Plano to play the Texas Marshals tomorrow and Wednesday nights.

Johnny Manziel returned to Aggieland this weekend for the first time since turning pro. Fans showed up three hours early yesterday to stand in the heat for the chance to get the autograph of the Heisman Trophy winner and Cleveland Browns quarterback.

The Houston Astros limped into the All-Star break yesterday by losing their sixth straight game, a 4 to 3 setback to the Rays in Tampa Bay. The Astros also lost to the Rays on Friday 3 to 1 and Saturday 3 to nothing.

And, the Texas Rangers mustered only one win this weekend against the San Diego Padres. The Rangers won the Friday game 4 to 3 but lost on Saturday 6 to 5 and again yesterday 2 to 1.