Sports Headlines–9/2/2015

The Bryan volleyball team posted their first home match sweep of the season last night when they beat Bellville three-games-to-none. College Station also won last night in a sweep of Magnolia West. Bryan will host Killeen Ellison and College Station will host College Park on Friday.

Somerville’s head football coach and athletics director abruptly resigned yesterday leaving Somerville school district officials in stunned disbelief. 53-year-old Rex Sharp cited stress and concerns for his health as his reasons for quitting. The 1984 graduate of Texas A&M said he did not know what he was going to do moving forward. Somerville had suffered a 48 to 7 loss to Iola in the season opener Friday night.

Former Texas A&M tennis player Austin Krajicek beat Columbian Santiago Giraldo 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 in the first round of the U.S. Open yesterday. It was the first win in a Grand Slam event for Krajicek. He will face 15th-ranked Kevin Anderson in the second round tomorrow.

An eighth inning homer by Seattle’s Logan Morrison broke a tie last night and vaulted the Mariners past the Houston Astros 7 to 5. The Astros and Mariners will play again tonight in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers beat the Padres in San Diego last night 8 to 6. The Rangers and Padres will wrap-up their series tonight on the West Coast.

Sports Headlines–9/1/2015

Only two of the local high school volleyball teams will play today. Bryan is hosting Bellville and College Station is hosting Magnolia West. Both matches will begin at 6 pm.

The Texas A&M football team continues to prepare for the season opener Saturday night in Houston. The Aggies and Sun Devils will kick-off Saturday night at 6 pm in NRG Stadium.

The number 16 was predominant during the Houston Astros 8 to 3 win over the Seattle Mariners last night. Pitcher Dallas Keuchel became the American League’s first 16-game winner and Carlos Correa hit his 16th home run of the season. The Astros and Mariners will play again tonight in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers were unable to gain any ground in the race for a post-season berth last night when they were shut-out by the Padres 7 to nothing in San Diego. The Rangers are four-games behind the Astros for the American League West lead and are in second place for a wild-card play-off spot. The Rangers and Padres will play again tonight on the West Coast.

Sports Headlines–8/31/2015

Both Bryan teams lost and both College Station teams won on the opening night of high school football Friday. Bryan gave up a late score to Montgomery in losing 14 to 10. Rudder gave up four big plays as they lost to Killeen Shoemaker 28 to 10. A&M Consolidated dismantled Copperas Cove 51 to 14. And, College Station shut-out Rosenberg Terry 45 to nothing. This Friday Bryan hosts Conroe, Consol plays at Richmond Foster, Rudder plays at Killeen Ellison and College Station plays at Waco High.

The Rudder volleyball team finished fifth at the Leander Volleypalooza Tournament after losing a pair of Gold Bracket matches to San Antonio Reagan and Leander Vandergrift. Rudder will play at Waller on Friday.

The 4th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team shut-out Florida Atlantic yesterday 2 to nil. The Aggies also beat Cal-Irvine 4 to nil on Friday. The Aggies will play at top-ranked Florida State on Friday.

The Houston Astros stumbled on the road this weekend as they lost to the Twins in Minnesota 3 to nothing on Friday, won on Saturday 4 to 1, but lost again yesterday 7 to 5. Tonight, the Astros are home to host the Seattle Mariners.

The Texas Rangers used their home field to the advantage this weekend against the Baltimore Orioles by winning Friday 4 to 1, 4 to 3 on Saturday, and 6 to nothing yesterday. The Rangers will play at the San Diego Padres tonight.

And, the Houston Texans beat the New Orleans Saints on the road yesterday 27 to 13. The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Minnesota Vikings Saturday 28 to 14. The pre-season ends Thursday night with the Texans playing the Cowboys in AT&T Stadium.

Sports Headlines–8/27/2015

The last big weekend of high school volleyball tournaments begins today. The Bryan, A&M Consolidated, and Rudder volleyball teams will all be playing in the Leander Volleypalooza Tournament. Meanwhile, College Station heads to the Mizuno Showdown Tournament in Smithson Valley.

Evan Gattis hit a pair of home runs yesterday in leading the Houston Astros to a 6 to 2 win over the Yankees in New York. The win was the 71st of the season for Houston which with six weeks left in the season already gives them their best record since 2010. The Astros are off today and will begin a weekend series at Minnesota tomorrow night.

The Texas Rangers were thumped by the Toronto Blue Jays last night 12 to 4. The loss dropped the Rangers one-half game behind the Twins in the American League Wild Card race. The Rangers will host the Blue Jays for the final game of their series today.

Sports Headlines–8/26/2015

The Bryan and A&M Consolidated volleyball teams both lost last night with Rudder and College Station both coming out on top in their matches. Bryan lost three-games-to-one to La Grange and Consol was swept by College Park. Rudder swept Magnolia West and College Station swept Caldwell. Bryan, Consol and Rudder will all play at the Leander Volleypalooza Tournament tomorrow while College Station is headed tomorrow to the Mizuno Showdown Tournament at Smithson Valley.

The Houston Astros equaled last year’s total of 70 wins last night when they pummeled the Yankees in New York 15 to 1. Carlos Gomez, Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez all homered for the Astros. The Astros and Yankees will wrap-up their series today in Yankee Stadium.

The Texas Rangers gave up a ninth inning lead last night as the visiting Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6 to 5 victory. The Rangers and Blue Jays will play again tonight in Arlington.

And, the Dallas Cowboys’ defense took a blow yesterday when cornerback Orlando Scandrick went down with an ACL tear in his right knee. The Cowboys said late yesterday they believe Scandrick will not be able to play this season.

Sports Headlines–8/25/2015

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin has settled on sophomore Kyle Allen as the starter for the season opener. The Aggies will play Arizona State in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in Houston’s NRG Stadium on Saturday, September 5th.

The Houston Texans have also settled on a starting quarterback. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien announced his decision of starting Brian Hoyer before practice yesterday. The Texans will play their season opener at home on Sunday, September 13th, against the Kansas City Chiefs. The preseason schedule for the Texans continues Sunday afternoon in New Orleans against the Saints.

The Houston Astros lost a pitcher’s duel in New York last night when Carlos Beltran hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 1 to nothing win. The Astros and Yankees will play again tonight in the Big Apple.

And, the Texas Rangers will begin a three game series with the Toronto Blue Jays tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–8/24/2015

The Rudder volleyball team finished third at the Bastrop Tournament Saturday. Rudder started the day by beating Bastrop before losing to Cedar Ridge and bouncing back to beat Navarro in the third place game. Rudder will host Magnolia West tomorrow.

The 5th-ranked Texas Aggie soccer team opened the season with a pair of wins this weekend beating Rice on the road 4 to 2 and Northwestern at home 3 to nil. The Aggies will host Cal-Irvine on Friday.

Texas A&M Director of Athletics, Eric Hyman announced Friday that Dr. Jeff Guin was named the Associate Athletics Director for Academics at Texas A&M University. Guin comes to Aggieland from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as Associate Athletics Director for Student Support Services the past two years. Prior to his service in Birmingham, Guin was a member of the academic support staff at the University of Illinois for five years and worked with the Illini football team for two years.

Mike Fiers pitched the first no-hitter for the Astros in Minute Maid Park Friday in leading Houston to a 3 to nothing win over the L-A Dodgers. The Astros won again on Saturday 3 to 1 and completed the sweep yesterday with a 10th-inning walk-off homer by Jason Castro for a 3 to 2 win. The Astros are in New York tonight to play the Yankees.

The Texas Rangers were 2 to nothing winners Friday night over the Detroit Tigers. The Rangers stayed in the win column on Saturday with a 5 to 3 win and won the series finale yesterday 4 to 2. The Rangers are off tonight.

And, the Houston Texans lost to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos Saturday 14 to 10. Last night, the Dallas Cowboys lost to the San Francisco 49ers 23 to 6. This week, the Cowboys will host the Minnesota Vikings Saturday night and the Texans will play at the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Sports Headlines–8/21/2015

The Rudder volleyball team racked up three sweeps yesterday at the Bastrop Tournament as they beat Thrall, Lockhart and Austin Crockett. Rudder will be back at the tournament in Bastrop tomorrow. And, the A&M Consolidated volleyball team lost to Wakeland, but beat Red Oak and Canyon yesterday at the Byron Nelson Classic. Consol will continue playing in the tournament today.

The 5th-ranked Texas A&M soccer team will play their season opener tonight at 7 pm in Houston against Rice University.

Both the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers were shutout last night. The Astros lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 1 to nothing and the Rangers fell to the Tigers in Detroit 4 to nothing. The Astros will host the L-A Angels for a weekend series beginning tonight while the Rangers continue their series tonight in Detroit.

Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was impressive last night throwing for 118 yards and a touchdown during an 11 to 10 preseason loss by the Cleveland Browns to the Buffalo Bills. Houston will host Denver tomorrow night and Dallas will play at San Francisco on Sunday night.

Sports Headlines–8/20/2015

The Houston Astros were winners in extra innings again last night as they scored a run in the 13th inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3 to 2. The Astros and Rays will wrap-up their four game series tonight in Houston.

The Texas Rangers crushed back-to-back-to-back homers yesterday to power past the Seattle Mariners 7 to 2. The Rangers are in Detroit tonight to begin a four game series with the Tigers.

The Houston Texans are continuing to prepare for the upcoming NFL season and defensive superstar J-J Watt says camp is fun when the defense is making progress every day. The Texans will host Denver for their next pre-season game on Saturday night.

Sports Headlines–8/19/2015

The Bryan volleyball team was swept by Columbus and lost to Brenham three-games-to-one yesterday in a tri-match in Viking gymnasium. A&M Consolidated also lost as they were swept by Langham Creek. But, Rudder fared better as they swept New Caney Porter. Tomorrow, Bryan and Rudder both play in the Bastrop tournament and Consol will play in the Northwest ISD Bryan Nelson Classic tournament.

A 10th inning lead-off homer by Marwin Gonzalez last night lifted the Houston Astros to a 3 to 2 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. The Astros and Rays will play again tonight in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers could only manage five hits last night in losing to the visiting Seattle Mariners 3 to 2. The Rangers and Mariners will wrap-up their series today in Arlington.