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Sports Update For Wednesday Aug. 28

 

Last night in volleyball, the number one ranked Prairiland Lady Patriots easily took care of Texas High in three sets. It was number 21 ranked North Lamar sweeping Mt. Pleasant at home. The Paris Lady Cats fell to number 24 ranked Sulphur Springs in 5 games.

Chisum swept Clarksville while Rivercrest swept Cumby. Detroit moves to 10–3 on the season after beating Red Water in 5 games.

High School Football officially begins tomorrow night. East Texas Broadcasting has you covered. Thursday the Pittsburg Pirates travel to Jefferson at 7:00 pm on KLAKE 97.7. Also on Thursday, Hughes Springs heads to Lufkin to take on Hamshire-Fanett at 7:00 pm on STAR 96.9. Then on Friday night, Mt Pleasant travels to Wylie East at 7:30 pm on KLAKE 97.7, Mt Vernon is on the road to Bonham on STAR 96.9 at 7:30 pm, Sulphur Springs will host Frisco Wakeland on STAR 95.9. Also on Friday, Paul Pewitt will host New Boston, Daingerfield will be at home against Gunter, Gilmer will host Atlanta, Paris is at Pleasant Grove, North Lamar visits Pottsboro and Rivercrest will be at Chisum.

A total of 58 student-athletes representing Texas A&M University-Commerce have been awarded the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association’s Academic Achievement Award for their efforts in the 2018–19 academic year. A&M-Commerce’s 58 honorees are the most for the Lions since the award was created in 2008, beating the previous school record of 52 sets in 2017–18.

The NCAA has announced two Texas A&M University-Commerce football games in the 2019 season have been selected for broadcast on ESPN3 as part of NCAA’s Division II Football Showcase. The No. 13 Lions’ home game against No. 20 Midwestern State on October 12 and the road game at West Texas A&M on November 2 will be broadcast nationally on ESPN’s app and ESPN.com.

Juremi Profar tied a career-high with four RBIs Tuesday, guiding the Riders to a 5–2 win in Springfield. Profar drove in each of the first four runs, collecting an RBI single, an RBI double, and a sacrifice fly. Starter Richelson Pena fired five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits while striking out six to earn the win. Demarcus Evans completed a four-out save to seal the victory.

And the Rangers fell to the Angels 5–2 last night. Texas held a 1–0 lead heading into the 7th before the Angels scored 4 runs to take the lead for good. Mike Minor took the loss for Texas. Those two teams play tonight on 1490 AM and 96.3 FM KPLT. Pregame at 8:30 with the first pitch at 9:05.

The Miami Dolphins are interested in trading for Houston Texans’ star Jadeveon Clowney and recently met with the pass-rusher, according to multiple reports. Clowney has met with first-year coach Brian Flores and other members of the Dolphins organization, who hope to persuade the three-time Pro Bowler to accept a trade to Miami.  The Texans have interest in Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil, but Miami is believed to be unlikely to part with him in a Clowney deal.

The NFL has made an exception to rules limiting the use of tinted helmet shields, the crux of a new sponsorship agreement with Oakley’s football division. The four-year deal, announced Tuesday morning, allows NFL players to wear Oakley’s “Prizm Clear” shield beginning this season. The equipment “has a slight color tint engineered to help optimize detail recognition in the football environment,” according to the company.

Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he had an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee last week but expects to return to play in a PGA Tour event in Japan in late October. Woods, 43, failed to qualify for last week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, where he won his 80th PGA Tour title last year.