Lady Buffs Roll On; Big Matches this Weekend
The Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M remained unbeaten in Lone Star Conference volleyball play on Tuesday night as they handled UT Permian at “The Box” in Canyon.
The Lady Buffs won the first two sets easily before outlasting the Falcons in the third set 28-26 to take the sweep.
With the win, WT is now 3-0 in the LSC and will hit the road this weekend for their first true road matches of the season with a pair of Top-20 opponents as they take on #17 Tarleton State on Friday night at 6 p.m. in Stephenville followed by a Saturday afternoon matchup with the #11 Belles of Angelo State on Saturday at 2 p.m. in San Angelo.
— Amarillo High and Randall High volleyball teams both won last night, setting the stage for this weekend’s showdown between the state powers.
The 4th ranked Lady Sandies rolled past Plainview while the 11th ranked Lady Raiders swept Hereford. AHS plays at Randall on Saturday afternoon.
In other matches last night, Canyon downed Palo Duro, Caprock fell to Dumas, Highland Park won in five sets over Borger and San Jacinto Christian beat River Road in three sets.
– The Amarillo Bulls begin play today at the North American Hockey League’s Showcase tournament in Blaine, Minnesota. The Bulls will meet Wilks-Barre/Scranton at 1 p.m. today.
– The AL West champion Houston Astros extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
– The Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 to boost their slim playoff chances. The Rangers won their second straight after a five-game losing streak and are 3½ games back of Minnesota for the second American League wild card.
— Kansas City’s Alex Gordon’s home run broke Major League Baseball’s season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon’s home broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era.
– Former Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville will call the Red Raiders’ matchup with Houston on Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN. Tuberville coached the Red Raiders from 2010-12, but left on bad terms after resigning to take the head coaching job at Cincinnati. He went 20-17 as the head coach of the Red Raiders. Twitter has already had plenty to say about Tuberville calling the game.
During his weekly news conference with media this week, current Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury didn’t have much to say about Tuberville’s appointment, saying with a grin that ESPN/ABC had to do what it had to do.