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Sports Update For Sept. 11

Last night in volleyball action, the 21st ranked Paris Lady Cats easily took care of Quitman in three sets. North Lamar fell to 13th ranked Melissa in five sets. The Pantherettes were up 2–0 in the game before Melissa made the comeback. Chisum took care of Wolfe City in three straight. It was Rivercrest over Trenton in three. While Prairiland swept Leonard.

Texas A&M University-Commerce student-athlete Shelley Chapron has been named the Lone Star Conference Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. It is the fifth time in her A&M-Commerce career that Chapron has earned a Player of the Week award. Chapron­– a senior from Houston (St. Pius X)– was in the hitting zone last week to begin the season, hitting .512 in the Lions’ opening tournament. She averaged 4.35 kills per set, while also adding five aces. She also was a factor on the block, recording 25 blocks over four matches.

And the Rangers fell to Tamp Bay last night 5–3 in 11 innings. Texas took a 3–0 lead in the fourth before allowing one in the fifth and two more in the 8th. Those two teams play again tonight on 1490 AM and 96.3 FM KPLT. Pregame at is 6:30 with the first pitch at 7:10.

According to ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys are calling up linebacker Chris Covington from the practice squad after releasing running back Jordan Chunn, who played a special teams’ role in Week 1. Covington, a sixth-round pick in 2018, battled a shoulder injury for a part of training camp. With running back Mike Weber slowed by a knee injury, the Cowboys plan to add Darius Jackson to the practice squad.

One day after coach Adam Gase’s public criticism of the team, the Ney York Jets traded for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and changed kickers for the third time since training camp. The Jets acquired Thomas from the New England Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round pick.  It was a first for Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who previously had executed a trade with every team except the Jets.

Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. said that he still plans to wear, in games, the luxury watch that he sported in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. “I’ll still be wearing it. “The same way I wear it every day I go to practice, when I go here, I go there, been wearing it. Take a shower with it on. It’s just on me.”

Here is this week’s high school schedule; On the radio, Hughes Springs heads to Waskom for a special Thursday night game on STAR Country 96.9 at 7:00 pm. On Friday, Mt Pleasant is off, Tatum is at Pittsburg (HC) on KLAKE 97.7 at 7:30 pm, Redwater is at Paul Pewitt (HC) at 7:30 pm on STAR Country 96.9, and Sulphur Springs is at Terrell on STAR Country 95.9. Also on Friday, Canton is at Mt Vernon (HC), New Boston is at Daingerfield, Paris is at Gilmer (HC), North Lamar will host Crandall and James Bowie will visit Rivercrest.