With a capacity standing room only crowd looking on, the Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs defeated New Boston 11-5 Thursday night to become Region Champions. They head to Austin to the Final Four next week for the second straight year. Zoe Lanier and Marisol Kennedy combined for the win. The Lady Lions pulled to within one, but Hughes Springs scored four in the top of the 7th to secure the win. The Lady Mustangs will play next Wednesday at a time and opponent to be determined. The games will be heard on STAR 969 and the Internet.
Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s golfers Blake Hartford and Lucas McCubbin have been named PING All-South Central Region.
Texas A&M University-Commerce softball players Mariah Jameyson and Kinsie Hebler made program history. Both players were named First Team All-Americans by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association, the first two players in team history to receive First Team All-American status. Those two were both named First Team All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as well. In addition, Jameyson became the first player in program history to be named the D2CCA Ron Lenz National Player of the Year. She was also named the Diamond Sports/NFCA Catcher of the Year.
The Rangers couldn’t get past Danny Duffy and the Royals. Duffy went 7 2/3 innings for Kansas City and only allowed one run on four hits as Texas fell 8-2. Game 2 of the series is Tonight on 1490AM and 96.3FM KPLT. Pregame at 6:30 – first pitch at 7:05.
FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams told Frisco police that former Baylor teammate and current Minnesota Vikings receiver Kendall Wright was responsible for the accident involving Williams’ Lamborghini last weekend, according to the police report. Williams was arrested for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, and was later released on a $369 bond from the Frisco Detention Center.
Jack Johnson, the first black man to become world heavyweight champion, was posthumously pardoned Thursday by President Donald Trump for a 1913 conviction for violating the Mann Act. Trump had said in April that he was considering the pardon after receiving a call from actor Sylvester Stallone. Previous pleas to presidents by celebrities and lawmakers had failed.
Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito thought he was under surveillance by government officials when he was taken by police officers — who believed him to be in an “altered, paranoid state,” according to an incident report — for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation Wednesday in Boca Raton, Florida.