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A & M Commerce News Plus Rangers And Stars Win, Dirk Says Final Goodbye In Today’s Sports

A reminder that the girls and boys soccer teams at Mt Pleasant High school are playing in the semi-finals tomorrow. At 12:30 pm, the girls will face Independence, and the boys will take on Heritage at 3:00 pm, both at Carrollton’s Tommy Standridge Stadium. Because of this, there will be no school for the MPISD on Friday to allow fans to attend the games.

Due to impending bad weather on Saturday, the NTCC baseball doubleheader with Panola College has been moved to Friday starting at 1:00 pm. They will still be home games.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team has had three Lions named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s 2019 Hampshire Honor Society. The Lions’ honorees are linebacker Garrett Blubaugh, kicker Kristov Martinez, and offensive lineman Abdul Shammaa. The 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team is now the No. 8 ranked team in the nation in this week’s National Fastpitch Coaches Association coaches poll. The Lions moved up from No. 10 in last week’s poll. The Lions have won 11 games in a row, sweeping their last four series, including their home series against Texas Woman’s last weekend.

The Frisco RoughRiders scored six runs in the eighth inning Wednesday to knock off Corpus Christi 10–5 and complete a sweep of the Hooks. Brendon Davis broke a 4–4 tie with a two-run double to left-center, collecting his first hit of the season.

The Texas Rangers finally got back in the win column as Lance Lynn struck out nine over six solid innings, Hunter Pence homered, and the Rangers rallied after being no-hit for five innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday night. They are off today before starting a three-game series with Oakland on Friday.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 34 points and 16 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-94 on Wednesday night in Dirk Nowitzki’s final game. The Spurs honored Nowitzki with a pregame tribute video that caused the retiring legend to cry, but the regular-season finale was serious business for San Antonio.

And the Stars took game one of their series with Nashville 3–2 last night. The Predators have never won a playoff series when they’ve lost the first game. Game two is Saturday at 5:00 pm.

The first group teed off at 7:30 am the Masters in Augusta. In the first group was Andrew Landry, Adam Long, and Corey Connors. In case you’re wondering, Tiger Woods will start at 10:04 am. He is in a group along with Haotong Li and John Rahm. Yesterday’s Par 3 tournament winners were Sandy Lyle and Matt Wallace who tied with a 22. No winner of the Par 3 Contest has ever earned the Masters Green Jacket in the same year.

In their first personnel move at tight end since Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement in late March, the New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The Patriots have not announced the move, but Seferian-Jenkins confirmed in an Instagram post that he was signing with the team.