All three playoff series didn’t end the way our local teams hoped for over the weekend.
The Paris Wildcats lost to Center 21-0 and 7-1 in their two games. While Prairiland fell to Harmony 5-0 and 11-3.
And in a series heard on Mix 107.7, the Rusk Lady Eagles ended North Lamar’s season for the second year in a row. The Pantherettes fell 6-1 and 1-0. North Lamar finishes the season with a 27-4 record.
The Hughes Springs boys baseball team swept their series with new Diana Friday and Saturday and advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals of the playoffs. They will take on White Oak in the three-game series starting on Thursday afternoon at 5:00 pm. Game two will be Friday at 5:00 pm and, if necessary, Game three would be Saturday morning at 11:30 am. All games will be played at ETBU.
Meanwhile, the Lady Mustangs of Hughes Springs run-ruled Hooks on Friday night by a score of 18-7. They will take on Pilot Point in the regional semifinals in a one-game series on Thursday.
Congratulations to Kobey Emeyabbi. The North Lamar sophomore finished sixth at the state track meet after clearing 14 feet in the pole vault.
The Texas A&M Commerce softball team is South Central Region 1 Champions! The Lions will face Angelo State for the Super Regional Championship, with the first game to be played on Thursday.
And the Rangers fell to Houston yesterday 6-1. Dallas Keuchel went 7 innings and only allowed three hits while striking out 8 for the Astros.
The Rangers will be off today before starting a series in Seattle tomorrow.
SEATTLE — Chuck Knox, who has the second-most victories of any coach in Seattle Seahawks history and who also coached the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills, has died at age 86 after suffering from dementia. The Seahawks on Sunday confirmed the news of Knox’s death. Nicknamed “Ground Chuck” for his teams’ run-first offenses, Knox went 80-63 during the regular season over nine years as Seattle’s coach. His debut season with the Seahawks in 1983 was highlighted by the first playoff appearance in franchise history. Seattle advanced to the AFC Championship Game against the Raiders with a road upset of Dan Marino’s Miami Dolphins in the divisional round.
Boston 108 Cleveland 83 (Boston leads series 1-0)
Houston 6 Texas 1
CLEVELAND — The wrong hat, can be a fashion nightmare. Just ask Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor. Lindor walked to home plate in the first inning Sunday wearing the wrong batting helmet. A switch-hitter, Lindor was wearing the helmet he usually uses when he hits left-handed, with a protective flap on the right side. But he was facing Kansas City left-hander Danny Duffy and was going to hit right-handed. Lindor apparently was the only player on the field who didn’t realize what was taking place.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Webb Simpson navigated his way through a few mistakes but not too much stress to win The Players Championship on Sunday. Staked to a seven-shot lead, no one got closer than four shots of Simpson, even after a double-bogey on the 18th hole when his only concern was finishing the hole at the TPC Sawgrass. He closed with a 1-over 73 for a four-shot victory, his biggest title since the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club.