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High School Volleyball Plus World Series Starts Tonight In Today’s Sports Update

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With a win tonight over Liberty Eylau the Paris Lady Cats would secure the district title. It would be the second in three years for Paris and the first for first-year head coach Ashley Green. Meanwhile, the Prairiland Lady Patriots look to continue their winning streak as they host Chisum. Prairiland won the first matchup in three straight.

The North Lamar Pantherettes look to bounce back from Friday’s loss at Paris as they host Pittsburg. Detroit will travel to Clarksville. While Rivercrest hosts Maud.

The Paris High Wildcats basketball team is No. 17 in the Texas coaches preseason Class 4A rankings.

This morning at 9:30 am, the UIL will hold a hearing about the eligibility of two varsity football players at Mt Vernon High School. The two were deemed eligible earlier this year, and then deemed ineligible.

This week’s High School Football schedule

Mt Pleasant at Lindale at 7:30 pm on KLAKE 97.7, Pittsburg at Gilmer at 7:30 pm on STAR Country 96.9, Paris at Sanger at 7:00 pm on 101.9 KBUS, Greenville at Sulphur Springs at 7:30 pm on STAR 95.9. Also, Mt Vernon is at Hooks, Paul Pewitt is at Elysian Fields, Waskom is at Daingerfield, Hughes Springs is at Redwater and Rivercrest is at Boles. North Lamar is off.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is ranked No. 23 in this week’s American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll. The Lions were beaten 35-21 by No. 4 Tarleton in a matchup of heavyweight Lone Star Conference programs last week to fall to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the LSC standings. Miklo Smalls completed 74.3 percent of his passes for 288 yards with two touchdowns and Jalon Edwards-Cooper led all players with 13 tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss.

The World Series gets underway tonight as the Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals. Houston will send Cy-Young candidate Gerrit Cole to the mound. He enters the World Series 19-0 with a 1.59 ERA over his past 25 starts, including victories in each of his three playoff outings. In his previous eight starts, he is 8-0 with a 0.77 ERA. The Nationals will counter with Max Scherzer. The first pitch is at 7:08 pm on Fox.

The Dallas Stars won their second game in a row as they defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 last night.

In Monday Night Football, the New England Patriots easily dispatched the NY Jets with a 33-0 win. They remain unbeaten.

The Oakland Raiders are trading cornerback Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans for a third-round pick. Conley, who was Oakland’s first-round pick (24th overall) in 2017, has one interception this season in six starts. The Texans are in need of secondary help. They carted Cornerback Phillip Gaines off the field in Sunday’s loss to the Colts, while Bradley Roby, (hamstring), missed the game.

Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had successful surgery on his ankle and will participate in an only non-weight-bearing activity for several days before beginning traditional rehab. Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain during this past Saturday’s win over Tennessee and had surgery the following morning. In a statement following the surgery, Saban said Tagovailoa would be out for a week, but on Monday he told reporters that there’s “no real timeline for his return.”