Local Sports Headlines-Happy Cowboys Win State Golf Title
It was no contest for the Happy Cowboys at the UIL Boys’ State Golf Tournament in Austin on Tuesday.
Happy ran away from the field, winning the Class 1-A team title by a whopping 37 shots. The Cowboys’ Sterling White and Mitchell Downing finished 1 & 2 in the medalists’ competition with White Deer’s John Payton-Freeman winning the bronze medal for third place. The Fort Elliott boys team tied for 11th overall.
In Class 2-A, Vega took third place in the team standings with Carson Grawunder of Vega just missing out on an individual medal with a fourth-place finish. Saylem Maddox of Memphis won the silver medal for his second-place finish.
– West Texas A&M’s Darren Flowers has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South Central Women’s Head Coach of the Year. His associate head coach Matt Stewart was tabbed at the top men’s assistant as voted on by the head coaches of the region.
WT will have 18 athletes competing at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships tomorrow through Saturday in Bradenton, Florida.
– West Texas A&M Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Brown has announced the addition of Arlington, Texas native Victor Lewis for the 2017-18 campaign. Lewis comes to Canyon from North Platte Community College in Nebraska. The 6’3 guard helped his team to an overall record of 22-8 last season and an appearance in the NJCAA Region IX Tournament. Lewis averaged 10.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore.
- The Big 12 Baseball Tournament begins today in Oklahoma City. Texas Tech is the No. 1 seed & will face Oklahoma State at 12:30 pm this afternoon. The Cowboys won the regular season series between the two teams two games to one.
Other matchups include No. 4 West Virginia vs No. 5 Baylor at 9 a.m. this morning, No. 2 TCU vs No. 7 Kansas at 4 p.m. and No. 3 Oklahoma vs No. 6 Texas at 7:30 p.m.
- In MLB, the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 11-6 on Tuesday night.
The Astros won a 6-2 decision over the Detroit Tigers.
- Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points while LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat Boston 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
The defending NBA champions take a 3-1 lead in the series and can wrap up their third straight conference with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston.
-- NFL owners voted yesterday to cut the overtime period this season from 15 minutes to 10 minutes and gave players more leeway to celebrate after a touchdown.
Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the moniker "No Fun League" had been thrown around since he was an intern in the league office, and he said he is looking forward to seeing what players would do with their new-found freedom of expression.
The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive or in bad taste, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons.