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Local Sports Headlines – WT Women’s Track and Field Ranked No. 1

The West Texas A&M women’s track and field team made program history on Tuesday.

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The Lady Buffs were ranked first in the national team rankings, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). WT jumped 10 spots from 11th to 1st thanks to a huge weekend where they had four athletes earn automatic qualifying marks and six others pick up provisional marks.

– The 8th ranked West Texas A&M baseball team lost a close one with #17 Lubbock Christian University 2-1 in Lubbock last night. The Buffs went just 6-31 at the plate. Justin McAllister was handed his first loss of the season after pitching five innings in relief.

The softball teams from WT and LCU had their game in Canyon cancelled by the weather.

– In high school baseball, Randall and Hereford decided to play their game yesterday despite the weather. The Raiders’ Nate Hampton slugged a three-run homer and Heston Kjerstad had three hits, including a home run and Randall won 18-2 in a run-rule game.

The other games were postponed and will be played today. The schedule has Amarillo High hosting Plainview, Canyon playing at Palo Duro, and Caprock at Plainview.

Tascosa lost a 2-6A contest at Midland Lee 16-0 in five innings.

– In softball, Amarillo High will visit Canyon this afternoon, Palo Duro will travel to Dumas and Tascosa is at Frenship.

Yesterday, River Road beat Childress 18-0 after the game was moved from River Road to Memphis.

– Tony Romo is retiring from the Dallas Cowboys to replace another former quarterback as lead analyst for CBS.

The network announced Tuesday that Romo will replace Phil Simms and be paired with Jim Nantz on Thursday night and Sunday games next season. The former 10-year starter considered multiple network offers while also deciding whether to keep playing after missing most of last season with a back injury.

Romo was released by the Cowboys and said he had interest from other teams, but chose the switch to broadcasting for several reasons, including family and injury concerns.

– In Major League Baseball, the Rangers lost to Cleveland 4-3 in Arlington. The Astros won again over Seattle 2-1.

– Kawhi Leonard had 32 points and 12 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied in the final seconds of regulation before beating the Memphis Grizzlies 95-89 in overtime last night.

The Sacramento Kings beat the Dallas Mavericks 98-87.

– Russell Westbrook matched Oscar Robertson’s single-season record with his 41st triple-double as the Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-79. Westbrook finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.

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