Weslaco East fights past Mercedes
They were cleared to return to action against Mercedes and didn’t skip a beat as Weslaco East earned a 52-45 road win over the Tigers. It’s a district game, that got them fired up a little bit,” Weslaco East head coach Esequiel Rodriguez said. During the fourth, Weslaco East freshman point guard EJ Garza dribbled down the left sideline and drew two Mercedes defenders in his direction. Mercedes’ David Clower scored 13 of his game-high 19 during the second half to give the Tigers life late, but Weslaco East had an answer each time. Meanwhile, Weslaco East will look for another district win as it hosts Donna High at 6 p.m. Tuesday.myrgv.com
Bobcats blow by Paul Quinn in final non-conference home game, 75-36
Texas State seemed caught off guard by Paul Quinn College’s physicality.The Tigers came out unafraid of the Bobcats in the opening half of Saturday’s game inside Strahan Arena.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout
Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday’s deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday.
LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame to be Tigers next coach
LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport's most storied program to an Southeastern Conference powerhouse. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night that Kelly was leaving Notre Dame for LSU. It was the second bombshell in college football in as many days, coming a little more than 24 hours after Southern California lured Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma.news.yahoo.com
Fourth-quarter surge ends Rattlers’ season
Murphy finished with 27 carries for 245 yards and four touchdowns, while quarterback Braeden Fuller added three touchdown passes. The Rattlers found themselves in a 14-point hole during the first quarter, allowing 180 total yards and three touchdowns on the Tigers’ first three possessions. Sharyland High’s defense buckled down after its slow start, holding the Tigers’ offense to only 53 yards during the second quarter. Senior quarterback Orly Lopez backed his defense with an offensive onslaught of his own, leading the Rattlers on three straight scoring drives to take a 28-21 advantage into the break. The Rattlers finish their season with an 8-3 overall record while earning a share of the District 16-5A DII title during Krell’s first season as head coach.myrgv.com
CATCHING A SECOND WIND: Klein Collins Cross Country
The <a href="https://www.vype.com/c/kleinisd" target="_blank">Klein Collins</a> cross country team has some young runners ready to take their mark in 2021. The Tigers boys team finished sixth at the district meet, while the girls finished fifth. The top returning runner is Hope Moon, who finished 13th last year.
VYPE TNS Through the Lens presented by Guaranty Bank & Trust: Katy downs The Woodlands 21-14
The VYPE Thursday Night Showdown presented by <a href="www.gnty.com/gntybank" target="_blank">Guaranty Bank & Trust</a> did not disappoint as the crew rolled into Rhodes Stadium to see two perennial powers collide.
RFK widow Ethel Kennedy says assassin shouldn't be released
In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of killing Robert F. Kennedy in California one year prior. Last month, The California Parole Board found that Sirhan was no longer a threat to society. But Kennedy's widow is opposed to letting the assassin be paroled.news.yahoo.com
VYPE Football 2021 Preview: District 19-6A
For the first time in more than a decade, the Katy district has a new king. <a href="https://www.vype.com/Texas/Houston/katy-tompkins-football-2648969712" target="_blank">Tompkins</a> shocked the high school football world last season when it upset Katy High to snap the Tigers' strong of 12 consecutive district championships.
Mercedes has eyes set on District 16-5A DII title
MERCEDES — Mercedes has finished second in district in three of its past four seasons. This year’s group hopes to change things by winning the District 16-5A DII title. They know the pressure is on them, but these guys are very mature,” Mercedes head coach Roger Adame said. Mercedes is set to open non-district play with games Aug. 27 at Brownsville Hanna and Sept. 3 at home against Edinburg North before launching into District 16-5A DII play in Week 3 against PSJA Memorial. We have to practice Mondays the same way we’re going to play Fridays,” Adame said.myrgv.com
2021 VYPE Houston Volleyball Preview - The Dark Horses: Katy Tigers
<a href="https://www.vype.com/search/?q=katy+volleyball" target="_blank">Katy</a> had one of its best seasons in decades last year, making it to the Regional Finals for the first time since 1993. The Tigers are confident they can prove it wasn't an aberration.
BLOCK PARTY: No. 1 St. Agnes Academy ready to chase crown in 2021
The Tigers of <a href="https://www.vype.com/search/?q=st+agnes" target="_blank">St. Agnes Academy</a> have been one of the best volleyball programs in the city the past couple of seasons. The program that Cydryce McMillian has built in a short time is impressive.
RGV football steps into spotlight at The Monitor’s Media Day
WESLACO — The start of Texas high school football is less than three weeks away from kickoff, and after a shortened 2020 season, Rio Grande Valley programs are fired up to hit the field once again. With players from Hidalgo and Starr County on hand at The Monitor’s Football Media Day at Bobby Lackey Stadium in Weslaco on Thursday, the rapidly approaching feel of Friday night lights began to kick in. “It’s a great experience being out here with each other, making that connection for the season,” Rodriguez said. “It feels good to get back in the groove and know football is just around the corner,” Saenz said. Mike Cisneros, the Tigers’ third-year starter at quarterback, said this group is determined to kick that door down.myrgv.com
Patriots, Tigers advance to 7-on-7 state tourney
MISSION — Twenty-four teams entered the Sharyland Snakepit 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournament on Saturday with three spots at the 2021 7-on-7 State Tournament up for grabs. That gave the Patriots a spot in the state qualifying game against McAllen Rowe, which handled its business with three pool wins against McAllen Memorial, San Benito and Weslaco East. We’re going to state and we’re excited.”Reyna, who is entering his third year as a starter for Mission Veterans, quarterbacked the Patriots’ 2019 state qualifying 7-on-7 team. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing last year’s state tournament to be canceled, this is the Patriots’ second consecutive season heading to state. AT SHARYLAND HIGHThe Tigers ran past Laredo United South 32-20 in the state qualifying game to punch their ticket to state for the first time since 2018.myrgv.com
Spring Football: A Stop at North Shore
It's <a data-linked-post="2653036794" href="https://www.vype.com/Texas/Houston/vype-video-feature-2021-spring-football-with-ridge-point" target="_blank">Spring Ball</a> and what better place to start than at <a href="https://www.vype.com/search/?q=north+shore" target="_blank">North Shore High School</a>?
Mercedes ace Rodriguez signs with UT-Dallas softball
MERCEDES — Mercedes senior pitcher Kassidie Rodriguez became a key contributor upon arrival for the Tigers, but punctuated her decorated high school career with an exclamation point. “I just remember feeling very comfortable in the circle, confident with my pitches and confident in Coach (Leal)’s game plan defensively,” Rodriguez said. She signs with the Hornets after tallying a 1.47 career ERA, a .169 batting average against and 312 career strikeouts as Mercedes’ ace in the circle. Rodriguez also provided a steady offensive presence at the plate with a .359 career average with 80 runs, 34 RBIs and 33 steals. “Having some people I know going into makes me a lot more comfortable knowing that I’m going to have my softball sisters by my side not only in softball but in the classroom as well,” Rodriguez said.myrgv.com
RGV Softball Area Round-Up: Weslaco, Pioneer pick up pivotal victories
The Weslaco High Panthers and Sharyland Pioneer Diamondbacks each picked up a pair of pivotal victories to highlight Friday’s area-round playoff softball slate across the Rio Grande Valley. A potential Game 3 between Weslaco and Harlan would be set to begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 2. Pioneer pounced on the Hornets early by plating a pair of runs in both the first and second innings while maximizing limited scoring opportunities. The Diamondbacks and Hornets will square off in a decisive Game 3, the first for any RGV softball team this postseason, at 3 p.m. Saturday in Hebbronville. CORPUS CHRISTI CARROLL RUN RULES WESLACO EASTThe Weslaco East Wildcats (16-6-1) were outgunned in a five-inning 13-0 run-rule loss to Corpus Christi Carroll at Corpus Christi’s Cabaniss Field on Friday night.myrgv.com
RGV Softball Bi-District Roundup: Weslaco, PSJA North pick up key victories
The Weslaco High Panthers and PSJA North Raiders each picked up crucial wins in shutout victories to highlight Friday’s bi-district action across the Rio Grande Valley in the Class 6A softball playoffs. PSJA North, meanwhile, kicked off its postseason Friday with a 5-0 home victory over San Benito to take the first game of their best-of-three bi-district series. Brownsville Vets improves to 18-5 with the win and will play either Corpus Christi Ray or Rio Grande City in the area round. Mercedes, the District 32-5A champion, advances to face Victoria West in the area round next weekend with game times and locations still to be determined. Mission Vets traveled to Robstown to face Victoria West in a one-game, winner-take-all bi-district round matchup but struggled to generate enough offensive consistency to keep pace with the Warriors.myrgv.com
Palmview tops Valley View for eighth straight win ahead of bi-district clash with Flour Bluff
Fernandez’s RBI triple helped Palmview find its mojo and pull ahead for a 4-2 victory over Valley View at home Tuesday night to give the Lobos their eighth consecutive win in a matchup between two of the Rio Grande Valley’s hottest teams in Class 5A. She gunned down runners at second in both the fourth and fifth to record the third out of the inning each time and stymie Valley View rallies. “Defensively, we put in the work that any coach would want to put in during a warm-up game,” Cardenas-Russell said. “This was a good warm-up game against a really great Valley View team,” Cardenas-Russell said. “They were aggressive baserunners and I told them that’s what we’ll look to see when we go up against Flour Bluff.myrgv.com
Nolley 27 points, Memphis 14 3s over Colorado St in NIT semi
Our most complete game all year was today, even though we started off kind of slow, still scored 90 points," Hardaway said. AdDavid Roddy had 18 points and Isaiah Stevens 17 for Colorado State (20-7). We know who we are.”After Roddy started the second half with a 3 to get Colorado State within three points, Memphis responded with a 16-3 run that included seven points from Nolley. “We let their shooters have too many rhythm 3s,” Colorado State coach Niko Medved said. Colorado State plays in the consolation game against Louisiana Tech, which lost 84-62 in the other semifinal game.
Big Ten comeback: Michigan topples LSU 86-78
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS – What the Big Ten needed was someone, anyone, to start playing like it came from the Big Ten. Seven of nine teams from the conference had departed before coach Juwan Howard brought Michigan (22-4) to the court for its second-round game in the East region. But during the 14-1 stretch that opened things up, Michigan did what typical Big Ten teams are supposed to do. Most-telling stat of the night was points off the bench: Michigan 26, LSU 2. His 27 points kept LSU in range in the second half, but Wagner rejected him underneath at the end of that stretch.
VYPE 2021 Baseball Preview: Public School #2 Katy
The dean of Houston baseball coaching is Katy's Tom McPherson, who enters his 34th season at the helm. The Tigers were on the cusp of its only title in 2006 but fell in the finals to The Woodlands. The Tigers have a solid pair of arms in lefty Brayden Powers and righty Caleb Matthews (Rice). The Tigers are primed for a district title if their arms stay healthy, but Tompkins and Cinco Ranch aren't far behind. AdCLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 2021 VYPE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL MAGAZINECLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 2021 VYPE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL PHOTOSCLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL DIGITAL MAGAZINE
VYPE 2021 Baseball Preview: Public School #17 Klein Collins
Coach Chris Griffin leads a Klein Collins team that has had some great talent over the years. Powers was the QB for the football team and can lead a band of brothers. Josh Rivas will help on the mound and in the infield, while Kenny Burleson will flash the leather in the middle infield. If Powers can implement a football mentality with this bunch, the Tigers have some staying power. AdCLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 2021 VYPE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL MAGAZINECLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 2021 VYPE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL PHOTOSCLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL DIGITAL MAGAZINE
60 Minutes season premiere to feature interviews with H.R. McMaster, Ed Orgeron
60 Minutes will premiere for the 53rd time this Sunday with Scott Pelley's interview of former national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. H.R. The 53rd season premiere of 60 Minutes will be broadcast on Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Last season, 60 Minutes averaged 10.4 million viewers, making it America's most-watched news program. 60 Minutes was the #1 weekly program among all television shows six times last season. Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 Minutes.cbsnews.com
The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri
The Outlaws returned last week in Iowa at Knoxville Raceway for a race run without fans. ___The NCAA is permitting athletes in all sports to participate in voluntary athletic activities on campus beginning June 1. Greg Abbott says he thinks college football will return on schedule with some level of fans in the stands. Once we get to college football season, our goal right now is to have college football season start as planned, with fans in stands, the Republican governor told Austin television station KXAN. ___The Southeastern Conference is allowing voluntary athletic activities to occur on each of its campuses starting June 8, at the discretion of each university.
Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' Saturday round at the Farmers Insurance Open
Hole 18 Par 5That drive is way left, which is not at all what Tiger needed off this tee box. That approach isnt particularly close, but a birdie putt coming up nonetheless. The birdie putt is short, the second one slides past and were looking at a downhill bogey save. The chip runs out a little more than hed like, but that birdie putt goes down with authority from just inside 15 feet. Putting from above the hole, Tiger played easily a foot of left-to-right break and got it.rssfeeds.usatoday.com
Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' Friday round at the Farmers Insurance Open
Woods has teed it up at Torrey Pines plenty and found success here eight times (seven Farmers Insurance Open titles plus the 2008 U.S. Open). After chipping up to about 5 feet, Tiger holes a par putt. Facing a steep hill and a little over 100 yards to the green, Tiger leaves it to the right and in deep rough. TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under thru 12Hole 11 Par 3Insert cringe emoji, Tiger loses that shot right at the 215-yard par 3. Despite a beautiful draw off the tee, Tiger has a relatively long, uphill putt left to a back right pin.rssfeeds.usatoday.com
Tracker: Shot-by-shot recap of Tiger Woods' Thursday round at the Farmers Insurance Open
That changes this week as Woods makes his 2020 debut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under thru 16Hole 6 Par 4Another smooth driver swing and Tiger is in the fairway. This time, however, the birdie putt is too soft and no gains made. Another birdie putt, but its going to be a long one. The par putt was equally bold and he walks away with par.rssfeeds.usatoday.com
Moments after daughter-in-law dies in plane crash, LSU coach Steve Ensminger crafts big win
"It definitely got emotional before the game," said Brady, who is also the Tiger's wide receivers coach. "Carley McCord, Ensminger's daughter-in-law, was one of five passengers killed in a plane crash at the Lafayette (Louisiana) Regional Airport early Saturday. "Ensminger, 61, said earlier this week this LSU offense is the one he has waited 38 years to coach. "LSU coach Ed Orgeron shielded his players from the news of the plane crash until after the game, but he couldn't protect himself from the hurt. And obviously he was distraught, but he called a great game today."abc13.com
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow wins the Heisman Trophy
LOUISIANA -- As he did in several games this season, Joe Burrow turned the Heisman Trophy voting into a rout.The LSU quarterback has won the most prestigious award in college football after throwing for 4,715 yards and an SEC-record 48 touchdowns for the top-ranked Tigers. Burrow received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes, a record 90.7 percent of all the first-place votes available. He's the first LSU player to win the Heisman Trophy since Billy Cannon in 1959.Burrow did it after failing to receive significant playing time in three seasons at Ohio State. He transferred to LSU at the end of the 2017 season and threw for over 7,600 yards and 64 TDs as a Tiger.Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was second with 762 points. Quarterback Justin Fields of Ohio State was third and Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young was fourth.abc13.com
Tom Herman's Tenure At Texas Reaches a New Level of Clown Show
), and some of the general Herman tomfoolery, I don't even know if this team has a December bowl win in them. The latest episode came this weekend before a 24-10 loss to Baylor, where the Bears emasculated the Longhorns for 60 minutes. My colleague at SportsRadio 610, Landry Locker, noted Longhorn backer, put it best when he categorized Herman's act in this video as junior high level stuff. The problem for the Longhorns is that Herman was thought to be The Savior, The Chosen One. LINCOLN RILEY, OklahomaRiley was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach in Norman prior to the 2017 season.houstonpress.com
Texas Southern University basketball team's jerseys stolen before Oregon game
EUGENE, Ore. - EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Police say uniforms were stolen from Texas Southerns womens basketball team before their game at Oregon. Eugene Police say a black duffel bag containing all the jerseys was taken from a downtown hotel conference room Saturday. The Tigers wore practice uniforms during the game against the top-ranked Ducks. The Tigers are playing in their practice jerseys due to the theft of their game uniforms this morning in Eugene. We feel bad for our visiting team that they would have their uniforms stolen like this.Team members and staff scoured the area.
LSU head coach claims team did not have A/C in locker room during Texas game
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters on Monday that his team did not have any air conditioning in the visitors locker room during Saturday night's game against Texas in Austin. Orgeron said he called the Louisiana Tech staff after hearing the Bulldogs did not have A/C during its season-opening loss in Austin. First of all, I called Louisiana Tech and they told us about it, said Orgeron. We had some blowers in there. #LSU Coach O seems to confirm there was no air conditioning in the Tigers' locker room at Texas, something Louisiana Tech warned them about. Texas head coach Tom Herman said LSU players cramping did stall some of Texas momentum.
5 things to know about TSU-Prairie View A&M rivalry in annual Labor Day Classic
HOUSTON - This Saturday, Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M will square off in the annual Labor Day Classic at BBVA Stadium. The Labor Day Classic started in 1985. From 1989-2003, the Tigers won 14 in a row over the Panthers, the longest streak in the series. The last four years, Prairie View A&M has won the game, including last seasons 60-14 win. In 2017, the Labor Day Classic was rescheduled for the end of the season because of Hurricane Harvey.
This why Justin Verlander says he wouldn't allow a Detroit reporter to attend his media session
Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON - "Unethical behavior in the past," is the reason Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander gave for not speaking with a Detroit Free Press reporter after Wednesday's game. The Free Press reported that its beat reporter, who had covered the Tigers when Verlander played for them, was not allowed to attend the pitcher's media session after Wednesday's game. This is what Verlander said about the whole thing on Twitter:I declined to speak with the @freep rep last night because of his unethical behavior in the past. Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) August 22, 2019The Astros lost Wednesday in Houston 2-1 to the Tigers.
5 things to know about Katy HS football as Tigers prepare for 2019 season
KATY, Texas - The Katy Tigers football team kicked-off fall practice Monday morning. Its an exciting day, Katy head coach Gary Joseph said. If theyre not excited, then we are doing the wrong thing.The Tigers will open the season against North Shore, the defending state champions. Head coach Gary JosephJoseph is entering his 16th season at Katy High School. The opener against North ShoreThe Tigers had only two losses in 2018, both at hands of North Shore.