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Playoff Results And A Forgettable Weekend For The Rangers In Today’s Sports Update

The North Lamar Pantherettes are headed to the regional semifinals this week after a 13-1 defeat of Bullard in Game 2 of their series. NL exploded for 4 runs in the first and 6 more in the second. Here’s head coach Ashley Endsley after the game talking about her offense.

The Pantherettes will play Melissa this week, who upset number two ranked Aubrey in two games. Game one with Melissa will be Thursday in Melissa at 6″00 pm. Game two will be Friday at North Lamar at 6:00 pm. And Game three if necessary will be Saturday morning in Royce City at 1100 am.

The Rivercrest Rebels baseball team moves into the regional quarterfinals with a two-game sweep over Harleton Friday night. This is the first time in program history they have made it this far in the postseason.

Up next for the Rebels is district opponent Linden Kildare. Game 1 and 2 will be Friday night at NTCC in Mt Pleasant beginning at 5:00 pm. Game 3 if necessary will be Saturday at 7:00 pm in the same location.

The Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs took two from White Oak Friday and Saturday, with 5-3 and 4-2 wins, and won their quarterfinal series. They will now face Rains in a best of three series starting Thursday at 6:00 pm. Game 2 will be Friday at 6:00 pm, with Game 3 Saturday at 2:00 pm, if necessary. All games will be played at Whitehouse, and broadcast on STAR 96.9 and east texasradio.com.

The Lady Rebels lost their quarterfinal game to Harleton, 6-4. That ends their season.

In baseball, the Mt Vernon Tigers dropped their Area round series to White Oak, 4-0 and 11-5 and that ended their season.

The Texas Rangers has a weekend they would like to forget as they were swept by Houston in their four-game series. The Rangers were outscored 33-11 in the four games. Texas is off today before facing Kansas City for a three-game series starting Tuesday night.

Houston Strake Jesuit senior Matthew Boling, who became a viral sensation last month after running a 9.98-second 100-meter dash, set a national record Saturday at the Texas state high school track and field championships. Boling won the Texas Class 6A boys 100-meter dash in a wind-legal time of 10.13 seconds, surpassing the previous National Federation of High Schools record of 10.15 set by sprinter Henry Neal of Austin (Texas) Greenville High in 1990.

Dallas Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis was involved in a bloody altercation over the weekend at a club in his hometown in Latvia. The Mavericks’ understanding was that several Russians attacked Porzingis, who fought back before the club security broke up the scuffle.