Sports Headlines–7/29/2016

The Texas A&M football team received some criticism last year due to rumored dissension in the locker room. Defensive end Myles Garret says the situation will be different this year because of the addition of a true leader at quarterback in the form of Trevor Knight who transferred from Oklahoma to Texas A&M in the off season. The Aggies will open the season in 35 days on September 3rd against UCLA.

The Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals last night 3 to 2 behind two homers by Mitch Moreland. Roughned Odor added a third homer. The Rangers and Royals play again tonight in Arlington.

The Houston Astros will begin a series tonight in Detroit against the Tigers.

Sports Headlines–7/28/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers have now won 21 games in a row after a 14 to 7 win last night over the Woodlands Strykers. The Bombers are off for a couple of days before hosting the Acadiana Cane Cutters on Saturday and Sunday nights.

The Houston Astros salvaged the final game of their series with the New York Yankees yesterday with a 4 to 1 win. The Astros are off today.

The Texas Rangers gave up two two-run homers to the Oakland A’s last night on the way to a 6 to 4 loss. The Rangers will begin a four-game series tonight in Arlington against the Kansas City Royals.

Sports Headlines–7/27/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers pushed their winning streak to 20 games last night by holding off a late rally by the Woodland Strykers for a 6 to 3 win. The Bombers will host the Strykers again tonight at 7:05.

The Houston Astros dropped a 6 to 3 decision to the New York Yankees last night. The Astros and Yankees wrap-up their series tonight in Houston.

The Texas Rangers also lost 6 to 3 last night to Oakland. The Rangers and A’s finish their series today in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–7/26/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers will open a four game home stand with two games again the Woodlands Strykers tonight and tomorrow night at 7:05 pm. The Bombers are in the midst of a 19 game winning streak and are the 5th-ranked collegiate team in the nation.

A former Texas A&M and NFL player was arrested on the Texas A&M campus Monday. Mark Wheeler, who played for the Aggies, Tampa Bay, New England and Philadelphia in the 1990’s, was found in possession of marijuana and cocaine when University Police responded to the report of a suspicious person in a pick-up a parking lot. Wheeler lists his current address in San Marcos.

The Houston Astros lost a pitcher’s duel at Minute Maid Park last night falling to the New York Yankees 2 to 1. The Astros and Yankees will play again tonight.

The Texas Rangers scored with two outs in the ninth inning last night to squeeze past the Oakland A’s 7 to 6. The Rangers and A’s will play again tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–7/25/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers are currently the 5th ranked collegiate league team in the nation on the CollegiateSummerBaseball.com top 35. The Bombers are currently in the midst of a 19 game winning streak after a doubleheader sweep of the Texas Marshals in Plano yesterday 9 to 2 and 6 to 2. The Bombers will host The Woodlands Strykers tomorrow and Wednesday.

After 38 years of coaching, the last six as the head girls’ basketball coach at A&M Consolidated, Karen Heintz has announced her retirement. During her six years at Consol, Heintz coached the Lady Tigers to at least a share of the district championship three times and to the Regional finals once. She says she is stepping down to spend more time with her family.

The surging Houston Astros swept the Los Angeles Angels this weekend and push their winning streak over the Angels to 11 straight wins. The Astros won 2 to 1 on Friday, 7 to 2 on Saturday and 13 to 3 yesterday. The Astros will host the New York Yankees tonight for the first of three games at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

The Texas Rangers have slipped to a slim two-and-a-half-games lead over the Astros after losing on Friday to the Kansas City Royals 3 to 1. The Rangers won the Saturday game 7 to 4 and yesterday’s game 2 to 1. Texas is home tonight to host the first of three games in Arlington against the Oakland A’s.

Sports Headlines–7/22/2016

A Texas League bloop single gave the Brazos Valley Bombers a walk-off 4 to 3 win in the bottom of the ninth inning last night over the Victoria Generals. It is the 17th straight win for the Bombers. The Bombers travel to Plano tonight for a game against the Texas Marshals.

The state’s two highest ranking office holders put in their two-cents worth about expansion of the Big 12 Conference yesterday. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick both demanded that the University of Houston be added to the conference if and when they expand.  The Big 12 has not committed to expansion, but members schools this week asked Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating candidates, including UH, to be added in the future.

The Houston Astros host the L-A Angels tonight for the first game of a weekend three game series at Minute Maid Park. And, the Texas Rangers continue their current road trip in Kansas City with the first game tonight of a weekend three game series with the Royals.

Sports Headlines–7/21/2016

Observers are beginning to wonder if the Brazos Valley Bombers are going to win every game left in the season. The Bombers won their 16th straight game last night with a shut-out of the Victoria Generals, 5 to nothing. The Bombers and Generals will play again tonight at 7:05 pm at Nutrabolt Field in Bryan.

Hearne High School has turned to an A&M Consolidated graduate for their new head football coach. Andrew Daily, who has served as an assistant coach at A&M Consolidated, Navasota, and Hearne, was promoted to the top job this week. Daily has also been the Hearne boy’s head basketball coach for the past two years. Daily replaces Chip Baker who left in June to become an assistant coach at Class 6A Oak Ridge.

The Houston Astros salvaged the final game of their series in Oakland yesterday with a 7 to nothing shut-out of the A’s. The Astros are off today and will travel home to host the L-A Angels tomorrow night.

The Texas Rangers suffered a sweep in Anaheim as the L-A Angels were 7 to 4 winners last night. The Rangers are still clinging to a three-and-a-half games lead over Houston in the American League West. The Rangers are off today to travel to Kansas City to begin a series with the Royals tomorrow night.

Sports Headlines–7/20/2016

The Blue beat the Red 7 to 3 last night in the annual Texas Collegiate League All-Star game in Youngsville, Louisiana. Several Brazos Valley Bombers players participated including Hunter Wilson, Logan Bottrell, Zack McGuire, Spencer Hemphill and Anthony Herrera who all hat base hits in the game and Willy Amador, McGregor Hines, Garrett Hofstad and Herrera who all spent time in the mound for the Red. The Bombers go for their 16th straight win tonight when they host the Victoria Generals for a 7:05 pm game at Nutrabolt Stadium in Bryan.

The Houston Astros lost in 10 innings last night in Oakland 4 to 3 to the A’s. The Astros and A’s will wrap up their series today.

The Texas Rangers lost to the L-A Angels last night 8 to 6 behind a pair of three run homers by Albert Pujols. The Rangers and Angels will wrap up their series tonight in Anaheim.

Sports Headlines–7/19/2016

Former Texas A&M forward Danuel House has played his way onto an NBA roster. House’s performance playing in the NBA summer league has led to a 2-year contract for House with the Washington Wizards. House averaged 11.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the summer league.

Former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill may be back on the field as a starter this fall, this time with TCU. Hill left Texas A&M two years ago after setting a single-game passing record of 511 yards against South Carolina, then being benched in favor of Kyle Allen and finally suspended for violating team rules. Hill spent the past season learning the TCU offense and Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson said yesterday at the Big 12 media days that either Hill or Fort Worth native Foster Sawyer will be the starter. While refusing to pick between the two, Patterson said Hill’s Texas A&M experience gives him an edge.

The Houston Astros lost their series opener in Oakland last night to the A’s 7 to 4. The Texas Rangers also lost on the west coast last night in Anaheim to the L-A Angels 9 to 5. Both teams continue their series tonight, the Astros in Oakland and the Rangers in Anaheim against the Angels.

Sports Headlines–7/18/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers have now won 15 in a row after they beat the Texas Marshals in Plano Friday 5 to 1 and shut out the Strykers in The Woodlands on Saturday 3 to nothing and yesterday 9 to nothing. The Bombers will take a break for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game until Thursday when they return home to host the Victoria Generals.

Former Texas A&M basketball guard and Southwest Conference Most Valuable Player of 1963 Bennie Lenox died Saturday at the age of 74. Lenox holds the Southwest Conference record for points scored in a game with 53. Following his collegiate career he was an assistant coach at the University of Texas from 1967 until 1973 and owned and operated a lumber company in Austin.

The Houston Astros won a road series in Seattle this weekend beating the Mariners on Friday 7 to 3, losing on Saturday 1 to nothing, but winning again yesterday 8 to 1. The Texas Rangers avoided a sweep by the Cubs in Chicago with a 4 to 1 win yesterday. The Rangers had lost on Friday 6 to nothing and on Saturday 3 to 1. The Astros continue their road trip in Oakland tonight while the Rangers are in Anaheim to take on the Los Angeles Angels.

And, Henrick Stenson held off Phil Mickelson yesterday to win the British Open Golf Championship.