Sports Headlines–10/8/2015

Both Texas Major League baseball teams are in the American League Divisional Play-Offs today. The Houston Astros qualified by winning a Wild-Card Play-In game and will begin a best-of-five series against the Royals in Kansas City tonight. It’s the first play-off series for the Astros in ten years. Earlier in Toronto, the Texas Rangers will start their best-of-five series against the Blue Jays.

Torrential rainfall has forced the S-E-C to move Saturday’s game between South Carolina and L-S-U from Columbia to Baton Rouge. The Gamecock’s head coach Steve Spurrier says it was the right thing to do. Game time Saturday is 2:30 pm. The Texas A&M volleyball team’s game with South Carolina on Sunday is still scheduled to be played in Columbia.

Sports Headlines–10/7/2015

The District 18-5A volleyball schedule featured two Crosstown Showdowns last night. College Station stayed undefeated in district play and in first place with a sweep of Bryan. And, Rudder stayed in control of a play-off spot with a three-games-to-two win over A&M Consolidated. Friday, Bryan will host Consol, Rudder will play at Willis, and College Station will host Livingston.

The 9th-ranked Texas A&M football team has a bye this week and Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin said yesterday the week off comes at a good time for the team to rest and heal. The Aggies will play their next game on Saturday, October 17th, in College Station against 8th-ranked Alabama.

And, the Houston Astros survived the win-and-in American League Wild-Card game last night as Dallas Keuchel shut-down and shut-out the Yankees in New York 3 to nothing. Both Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez hit solo homers for Houston. The Astros will begin the American League Division Series against the Royals in Kansas City tomorrow night.

Sports Headlines–10/6/2015

A couple of Crosstown Showdown matches are on the local District 18-5A schedule tonight. College Station will host Bryan and Rudder will host A&M Consolidated. Both matches begin at 6 pm.

Two Texas A&M football players earned honors yesterday after the Aggies 30 to 17 win over Mississippi State on Saturday. Sophomore defensive end Myles Garrett was named the Southeastern Conference defensive lineman of the week and senior place kicker Taylor Bertolet was named a Lou Groza Star of the Week. Garrett was credited with seven tackles including a quarterback sack and Bertolet made three of four field goal tries including a 55-yarder. Also, Jazzmin Babers was named the SEC Volleyball player of the week and Janae Cousineau was named the SEC Soccer Offensive player of the week.

A former Texas Aggie football player was named the interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins yesterday. Dan Campbell was promoted from tight ends coach to interim head coach of the Dolphins after Joe Philbin was fired yesterday. This is Campbell’s sixth season of coaching with the Dolphins.

And, the Houston Astros will play in the American League Wild-Card play-off game tonight. The Astros will be taking on the Yankees in New York with the winner advancing to play the Kansas City Royals in the American League Divisional Play-Off series.

Sports Headlines–10/5/2015

The first Crosstown Showdown football game of the season proved to be a blow-out as College Station raced past Rudder Friday night 62 to 7. Bryan also won big as they bombed Huntsville 44 to 21 and A&M Consolidated upended Willis 36 to 9.

In volleyball action Friday, Bryan beat Huntsville three-games-to-one, Consol was swept by Willis, and College Station swept 5th-ranked Rudder.

The 14th-ranked Texas A&M football team dominated 21st-ranked Mississippi State Saturday for a 30 to 17 win.

The Texas Aggie volleyball team hosted Ole Miss for an SEC match in Reed Arena yesterday afternoon swept the Rebels.

The 16th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team shut-out Mississippi State Friday 4 to nil.

The Houston Astros earned a play-off spot this weekend as they crushed the Diamondbacks in Arizona Friday 21 to 5, won again on Saturday 6 to 2, and lost 5 to 3 yesterday. The Astros won the wild-card berth when the Los Angeles Angels lost yesterday to the Texas Rangers 9 to 2. The Rangers barely held on to win the American League West Division with that win after losing to the Angels Friday 2 to 1 and Saturday 11 to 10. The Astros will play the Yankees in New York tomorrow.

And, in pro football yesterday, the Houston Texans were pounded by the Falcons in Atlanta 48 to 21 and the Dallas Cowboys lost in overtime to the Saints in New Orleans 26 to 20.

Sports Headlines–10/1/2015

The 14th-ranked Texas A&M football team will be hosting 21st-ranked Mississippi State Saturday night. Defensive coordinator John Chavis says while the Aggies made some mistakes last week against Arkansas, they do know how to win. The Aggies and Bulldogs will kick-off at 6:30 Saturday night at Kyle Field.

The Texas A&M volleyball team swept Auburn on the road last night. The Aggies will host Ole Miss Sunday afternoon for their next match.

The Houston Astros kept their play-off hopes alive last night with a 7 to 6 win over the Mariners in Seattle. The Astros, who are off tonight, pulled a half-game ahead of Los Angeles for the wild card play-off spot.

And, the Texas Rangers solidified their chances of winning the American League West last night with a 6 to 2 win over the Detroit Tigers. The Rangers have a two-and-a-half game lead over the Astros heading into the final weekend of the regular season. The Rangers begin a four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels tonight.

Sports Headlines–9/30/2015

The Bryan volleyball team kept its play-off hopes alive last night as they swept Caney Creek. Rudder maintained a share of the District 18-5A lead with a three-games-to-one win at Huntsville. And, College Station stayed tied with Rudder for first place in the district by winning the Southside Showdown with A&M Consolidated in a sweep. Friday, Rudder and College Station will play a Showdown match at Rudder for the district’s top spot. Also Friday, Bryan plays at Huntsville and Consol plays at Willis.

The Texas A&M volleyball team will play an SEC match tonight on the road at Auburn.

The Houston Astros suffered a late inning collapse last night in losing to the Mariners in Seattle 6 to 4. The Astros now trail Texas by two-and-a-half games in the American League West race, but more importantly, now trail the Los Angeles Angels by one-half game in the wild-card play-off race. The Astros will complete their series in Seattle tonight.

And, the Texas Rangers snapped their three-game losing streak with a 7 to 6 win over the Detroit Tigers last night. The Rangers will finish their series with the Tigers tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–9/29/2015

The District 18-5A volleyball schedule tonight has Bryan hosting Caney Creek, A&M Consolidated hosting College Station for a Southside Showdown, and Rudder playing at Huntsville.

Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen was named a Star of the Week by the Manning Award and freshman Christian Kirk was named special teams player of the week by the SEC after the Aggies overtime win over Arkansas Saturday.

The Houston Astros powered their way past the Seattle Mariners 3 to 2 last night. The Astros pulled to within one-and-a-half games of the Texas Rangers for the lead in the American League West and stayed a half-game in front of the Los Angeles Angels for the wild card play-off spot. The Astros play the Mariners in Seattle tonight.

And, the Texas Rangers lost last night to the Detroit Tigers 7 to 4. The loss was the third in a row for the Rangers. The Rangers will host the Tigers again tonight.

Sports Headlines–9/28/2015

All four local public high schools were football winners Friday night. Bryan beat Livingston 55 to 14, A&M Consolidated held off Huntsville 44 to 41, Rudder shut out Caney Creek 40 to nothing, and College Station clobbered Willis 59 to 13.

The volleyball teams were just as successful as Bryan swept Livingston, A&M Consolidated swept Huntsville, Rudder swept Caney Creek, and College Station beat Willis three-games-to-one.

The 14th-ranked Texas A&M football team rallied to win the SEC opener in Dallas Saturday over Arkansas in overtime, 28 to 21.

The 4th-ranked Texas Aggie soccer team lost their second straight game when they fell 2 to 1 at Georgia yesterday afternoon.

The Texas A&M volleyball team dropped their conference opener against Arkansas three-games-to-one yesterday in Reed Arena.

The Houston Astros kept their play-off hopes alive this weekend with a series win over American League West front-runner Texas. The Rangers won the opener on Friday 6 to 2, but the Astros came back to win on Saturday 9 to 7 and again yesterday 4 to 2.

And, in pro football, the Houston Texans beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 to 9, but the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Atlanta Falcons 39 to 28.

Sports Headlines–9/24/2015

The 4th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team will continue the SEC schedule on the road tonight with a game at 17th-ranked South Carolina. Aggies head coach G. Guerreri says he’s excited to play at South Carolina for the first time. The Aggies are tied with the Gamecocks and Kentucky for the top spot in the SEC standings.

For the second straight night, the Houston Astros fell behind and rallied only to fall short to the Los Angeles Angels 6 to 5. The Texas Rangers responded to take a three game lead over the Astros in the West Division race with a 10 to 3 win over the Oakland A’s. The Rangers will play the A’s again tonight while the Astros are off before hosting the Rangers for a three game weekend series beginning tomorrow night.

Sports Headlines–9/23/2015

The Bryan volleyball team was swept on the road yesterday in a hard-fought District 18-5A match at Willis, A&M Consolidated was a three-games-to-two winner at Caney Creek, Rudder swept Livingston and College Station swept Huntsville. Friday, Bryan hosts Livingston, Consol hosts Huntsville, Rudder plays at Caney Creek, and College Station hosts Willis.

The 14th-ranked Texas A&M football team will play Arkansas in the Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Saturday. Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin said yesterday it will be important for the players to keep their concentration and win the conference opener in the midst of all of the hoopla surrounding the game. The Aggies and Razorbacks will kick-off at 6 pm Saturday.

After falling behind in the first inning last night, the Houston Astros were unable to rally and lost to the Los Angeles Angels 4 to 3. The Astros also lost some ground to the Texas Rangers in the American League West race as they Rangers beat the A’s in Oakland last night 8 to 6.  The Astros wrap-up their series with the Angels today in Houston while the Rangers play the A’s again tonight in Oakland.

And, America has lost one of its sports icons. New York Yankee great Yogi Berra died yesterday at the age of 90. Berra helped the Yankees get to 14 World Series during his 18 years with the team.