Paris – Clay Cox, who has served as assistant baseball coach for Paris Junior College this past year, has been named to replace longtime baseball coach Deron Clark. Clark left earlier in the summer to take the reins as Athletic Director of Eastern New Mexico College. Cox came to PJC from the University of West Alabama where, in 2015, he helped lead the Tigers to a 42-11 (26-6) record, a Gulf South Conference regular season title and GSC tournament championship.
Mount Pleasant – We are less than a week away from the start of an annual Texas high school tradition. Two-a-day football practice begins this coming Monday, August 1st for teams who elected to not have padded practices during the spring. Teams will begin scrimmages in the coming weeks and in less than a month the Mt. Pleasant Tigers, Daingerfield Tigers, Mt. Vernon Tigers, Paul Pewitt Brahmas, Pittsburg Pirates, Rivercrest Rebels, Hughes Springs Mustangs and Gilmer Buckeyes kick off week one of the season.
Sulphur Springs – We are less than a week away from the start of an annual Texas high school tradition. Two-a-day football practice begins this coming Monday, August 1st for teams who elected to not have padded practices during the spring. Teams will begin scrimmages in the coming weeks and in less than a month the Sulphur Springs Wildcats, Greenville Lions, Cooper Bulldogs, Mt. Vernon Tigers, Commerce Tigers, Como-Pickton Eagles, Rains Wildcats and Winnsboro Red Raiders kick off week one of the season.
There’d be no come from behind victory last night for the Texas Rangers as they lose to Oakland 6-3, snapping a modest 3 game winning streak. Joey Gallo went deep in the loss. The Rangers remain 3.5 games ahead of Houston for first place in the AL West with a 58-43 record on the season. Texas and Oakland will play the rubber match tonight at Globe Life Park in Arlington. It’s Darvish day [on KPLT 1490am and 96.3fm]. First pitch this evening is at 7:05.
As we continue our countdown to Cowboys training camp, which the ‘boys arrive tomorrow in Oxnard, California and begin practice on Friday, players continue making headlines for the wrong reasons. Already serving a four game suspension Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is expected to have that ban extended to ten games after either failing another or missing a league mandatory drug test. Gregory, a 2015 second round draft pick out of Nebraska, has checked himself into an undisclosed drug rehab facility.
And the Dallas Mavericks have signed a player from their summer league team, adding Jameel Warney to the roster. It’ll be a two-year, partially guaranteed deal for the three-time America East player of the year from Stony Brook.