Local Sports Headlines – Venom Win Again, Still Undefeated
The Amarillo Venom’s undefeated start to the 2017 Champions Indoor Football season continued last night with a 70-63 win at the Texas Revolution.
The win gives the Venom a 5-0 record and sole possession of first place in the South Division. Nate Davis threw seven touchdowns, three of those to Alex Watson. The game was close the whole way. The teams were tied at halftime and the Revolution led by a point heading to the final period before the Venom outscored Texas 28-20 in the final quarter to take the win.
– Another round of the District 3-5A baseball race will be played today. Amarillo High continues to hold down the top spot with an 8-1 record and are closing in on a playoff berth as they play at Randall today. The Raiders could definitely use a win as they are battling for a playoff spot. Also on the schedule, second place Canyon, which is just one game behind the Sandies, plays at Dumas, Palo Duro hosts Hereford and Caprock is at home against Plainview.
In other games, Bushland is at Borger and River Road hosts Tulia.
– In 3-5A softball yesterday, Plainview edged Caprock 6-5, and Hereford rolled to a 27-1 win over Palo Duro. Today, Canyon is at Dumas and Amarillo High plays at Randall.
– It should be an exciting day at the District 3-5A Track and Field meet at Randall High School. Things began yesterday with a handful of events and will conclude today with running finals at 2:30 p.m.
– Another local student-athlete has signed letter of intent with a Division One program. Kayla Norman, who was a big part of Bushland’s run to a state volleyball championship, signed yesterday to play for Cal State-Fullerton.
– WT softball and baseball teams are on the road at Lawton, Oklahoma for Lone Star Conference series against Cameron. The softball matchup is between two of the top three teams in the conference.
– West Texas A&M has signed the first member of the new recruiting class following the Buffaloes run to the NCAA South Central Regional and Sweet 16. 6-1 Guard C.J. Jennings comes from Sierra High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he was a two-time Colorado Springs Metro League Class 4A Player of the Year. He was a 2nd Team All-State selection as a junior and a senior.
– Yu Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer in the Texas Rangers’ comprehensive 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. Nomar Mazara also homered and Robinson Chirinos drove in three runs for the Rangers, who took two of three from their AL West rivals.