Sports Headlines–9/2/2014

The high school volleyball schedule tonight finds the Bryan Lady Vikings playing at Bellville, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers hosting The Woodlands John Cooper, and the College Station Lady Cougars hosting Tomball Memorial.

Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill was named co-offensive player of the week in the S-E-C yesterday.  Hill passed for 511 yards Thursday during Texas A&M’s 52 to 28 win over South Carolina.  Hill shares the honor with Georgia running back Todd Gurley.

The Houston Astros were off yesterday, but the team did not sit idle as General Manager Jeff Luhnow fired Manager Bo Porter.  Luhnow also fired Bench Coach Dave Trembley.  Luhnow named Tom Lawless as the Interim Manager for the rest of the season.  The Astros will host the Los Angeles Angels tonight for the first game of a short two game series at Minute Maid Park.

And, the Texas Rangers lost to the Royals in Kansas City last night 4 to 3.  The Rangers and Royals will play again tonight.

Sports Headlines–9/1/2014

It was a tough start to the football season for local high school Friday night.  The Bryan Vikings were clubbed by Montgomery 52 to 24, the A&M Consolidated Tigers were swamped by Copperas Cove 62 to 38, and the Rudder Rangers were bounced by Killeen Shoemaker 40 to 14.  This Friday, Bryan will play at Conroe, A&M Consolidated will host Richmond Foster, and Rudder will host Killeen Ellison.

Blinn won its season opener Saturday over Southeastern Prep 77 to 6.  The Bucs will host Tyler for the home and conference opener Saturday night at 7.

The 7th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team beat 18th-ranked Central Florida Friday 3 to nil and Illinois State yesterday 4 to1.  The Aggies will play at Arizona this Friday.

The Texas Aggie volleyball team swept Iowa and Tulane on Friday but lost to Texas-San Antonio on Saturday three-games-to-two.  The Aggies will play their next game at Ohio on Friday.

And, the Houston Astros won their series with the Texas Rangers this weekend.  After the Rangers won on Friday 14 to 6, the Astros then won on Saturday 2 to nothing and again yesterday 3 to 2.  The Astros are off today while the Rangers play the Royals in Kansas City.

Sports Headlines–8/28/2014

The high school football season kicks off tonight when the College Station Cougars travel to Rosenberg to play Terry High School at 7:30 pm.  Bryan, A&M Consolidated, and Rudder begin their seasons tomorrow night.

In high school volleyball today, the Bryan Lady Vikings and Rudder Lady Rangers are playing at the Leander Tournament while the College Station Lady Cougars are at the Lonestar Circle of Champions Tournament in Plano.

The post-Johnny Manziel era begins at Texas A&M tonight as the 21st-ranked Aggies play at 9th-ranked South Carolina at 5 pm.

The Houston Astros gave up a tie-breaking two-run homer to Oakland in the top of the ninth inning yesterday in losing to the A’s 5 to 4.   Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers busted loose at the plate to score a 12 to 4 win over the Mariners in Seattle.  Tonight, the Astros will host the Rangers for the first game of a four-game series in Houston.

And, the pro-football pre-season wraps-up tonight with the Houston Texans hosting the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Denver Broncos.

Sports Headlines–8/27/2014

The A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers volleyball team lost to The Woodlands College Park three-games-to-one.  The Rudder Lady Rangers also lost as they were swept by Magnolia West three-games-to-none.  But, the College Station Lady Cougars posted a three-games-to-two win over Caldwell.  Tomorrow, Rudder will begin playing in the Leander Tournament and the Lady Cougars are headed to Plano to play in the Lonestar Circle of Champions Tournament.

The Houston Astros staged a late rally last night to beat the visiting Oakland A’s 4 to 2.  The Astros and A’s will complete their series tonight at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers were shut-out by the Mariners in Seattle last night 5 to nothing.  The Rangers and Mariners will wrap up their series today.

Sports Headlines–8/26/2014

The high school volleyball season continues tonight with the Bryan Lady Vikings playing at La Grange, the A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers hosting The Woodlands College Park, the Rudder Lady Rangers playing at Magnolia West, and the College Station Lady Cougars playing at Caldwell.

Houston Astros’ pitching faltered in the ninth inning last night giving up five runs to give the Oakland A’s an easy 8 to 2 win.  The Astros and A’s will play again tonight at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

And, Texas Rangers’ pitching came through last night to score a 2 to nothing win over the Mariners in Seattle.  The Rangers and Mariners will play again tonight, but the Rangers will be without outfielder Shin-Soo Choo who will have surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow.  Choo will miss the rest of the season and has been replaced by Michael Choice who was called up from the Round Rock Express.

Sports Headlines–8/25/2014

The Bryan Lady Vikings volleyball team finished as the consolation runner-up at the Bastrop Tournament Saturday after losing to Magnolia, beating Bastrop, but then losing to Navarro.  The Rudder Lady Rangers finished third at the same tournament when they beat Navarro but lost to Round Rock McNeil Saturday.  Tomorrow, the Lady Vikings will play at La Grange and the Lady Rangers will play at Magnolia West.

The 9th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team won the season opener Friday night when they beat Dayton 3 to 1.  The Aggies won again last night when they beat Stephen F. Austin State University 1 to nil.  The Aggies will host the University of Central Florida on Friday for their next game.

The Houston Astros won only one of three from the Indians in Cleveland this weekend.  The Astros won the Friday game 5 to 1, but lost on Saturday 3 to 2 and again yesterday 3 to 1.  Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers salvaged the final game of their series against the Kansas City Royals yesterday with a 3 to 1 win.  The Rangers had lost on Friday 6 to 3 and again on Saturday 6 to 3.  The Astros are home to host the Oakland A’s tonight while the Rangers are on the road to play the Mariners in Seattle.

And, the Houston Texans came from behind Saturday to beat the Broncos in Denver 18 to 17, but the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Dolphins in Miami 25 to 20.  Both teams wrap-up the pre-season Thursday with the Texans hosting the San Francisco 49ers and the Cowboys hosting the Broncos.

Sports Headlines–8/22/2014

The Bryan Lady Vikings volleyball team won both games they played at the Bastrop Tournament yesterday sweeping Taylor and Canyon Lake.  The Rudder Lady Rangers also swept Rockdale, Academy, and Blanco at the same tournament.  Both teams continue playing in the tournament today.

The 9th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team plays the season opener tonight at 7 pm again Dayton at Ellis Field on the Texas A&M campus.

The Blinn College football team plays its season opener tonight at 6 pm in Seguin against Texas Lutheran College.

The pre-season continues tomorrow night for the Houston Texans at 8 pm in Denver against the Broncos.  The Dallas Cowboys also play tomorrow night at 6 pm against the Dolphins in Miami.

And, the Houston Astros lost their getaway game from New York yesterday falling to the Yankees 3 to nothing.  Tonight, the Astros are in Cleveland to play the Indians while the Texas Rangers are back home to host the Kansas City Royals.

Sports Headlines–8/21/2014

The Cleveland Browns made their decision on a starting quarterback yesterday and it was disappointing for fans of Johnny Manziel.  Manziel says he wishes he had played better during the pre-season but wants what is best for the team and will continue to work hard each day to get better.  Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback for the Browns when they play their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 7th.

Last month’s successful move of the state’s seven on seven football tournament to Veterans Park has led to bringing the event back next year. Kindra Fry of the convention and visitors bureau says much of the credit for the success goes to the College Station parks and recreation department.  Fry applauded everyone who provided hospitality services to more than 2,500 participants and more than 13,000 visitors which generated an estimated economic impact of around $1-million.  The event had been held for 14 years on the Texas A&M campus, but due to NCAA rule changes was moved off campus to Round Rock last year.

And, both Texas Major League teams were winners yesterday.  The Houston Astros beat the Yankees in New York 5 to 2 and the Texas Rangers beat the Marlins in Miami 5 to 4.  Today, the Astros play the Yankees in Yankee Stadium and the Rangers are off.

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.