Texas Sports

San Francisco Giants defeat Houston Astros 8-6

Giants hit 5 HRs, rough up Greinke, Astros

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke, and beat Houston 8-6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders. Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Wilmer Flores and LaMonte Wade…

Local track and field team is running for teammate who has cancer

There are 10 athletes from the team that will be competing at the Junior Olympics

VICTORIA, Texas -- Ten "Sho up 'N Sho out" track athletes have qualified for the Junior Olympics. This summer track program has been going on for 12 years and coach Robert Gadsden or "coach Boobie" (is how the athletes know…

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conference — in 2025

The SEC said its leaders voted unanimously to extend invitations to the Longhorns and Sooners

(AP) -- Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. But how soon? The latest step in a move that has potential…

Watson still wishes to be traded and reported to training camp

Watson practices with Houston Texans on 1st day of camp

HOUSTON, Texas-- Deshaun Watson was on the field for the start of training camp with the Houston Texans on Wednesday. The future of the quarterback is uncertain after he asked for a trade in January before 22 women filed lawsuits…

Chad Worrell takes over as head coach for the Ricebirds

The Ricebirds have four of their five offensive line returning

EL Campo, Texas-- El Campo is the top ranked team in district 12-4a Division one with a projected record of 9-2, and they'll have to do it with a new head coach this year. Coach Chad Worrell from Brock high…

Warriors Cody McDonald steps up role as head coach

West Warriors introduce Cody McDonald as the new head coach

VICTORIA, Texas-- The West Warriors basketball team will have a new head coach for the 2021-22 season after coach Pat Erskine resigned from his position to become the assistant coach at Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial. Taking over as the new…

Dusty Lemke makes his debut as athletic director

A familiar faces takes over at Faith Academy

VICTORIA, Texas-- There is a new sheriff in town at Faith Academy. Dusty Lemke is taking over as the athletic director, since Gill Gonzales left earlier this year. Lemke has grown up in Victoria and been in association with the…

Greinke leads Astros to 3-1 win

Rangers lose 12th straight

HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke threw six solid innings, Abraham Toro homered and the Houston Astros sent Texas to its 12th straight loss, beating the Rangers 3-1 Sunday. The Rangers’ skid is tied for second-longest in team history and the…

Watson reports to Houston Texans camp

Texans DeShaun Watson still requring for a trade

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson plans to report to Houston Texans training camp Sunday, a person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized…

Astros win as Rangers continue to lose

Astros lose combo no-hit try in 8th; Rangers’ skid hits 11

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez used so many pitches as he struggled to find the zone early on Saturday night that he was forced to leave the game after the sixth inning without giving up a hit. Houston’s bullpen took…

A local athlete is the youngest member on the USA senior national team

The USA team is comprised of the best elites in the nation and each athlete is given assignments where they would compete on behalf of the United States

VICTORIA, Texas -- Krista McNary from Gymagic in Victoria is the youngest member of the USA senior national team. McNary competes in the senior elite level in trampoline and tumbling. At the national meet in Saint Louis Missouri, McNary finished…

Ganado Little League softball team prepares for regional title

The top two teams from this tournament will advance to the Little League World Series

GANADO, Texas -- The Ganado major girls Little League softball team are the Texas East state champions and are now headed to Waco for the Southwest regional title. All games are to be televised on the Longhorn Network. Ganado will…

Texas Longhorns consider joining the SEC

Texas, Oklahoma reportedly reach out to SEC about joining

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Big 12 powers Texas and Oklahoma have reached out the Southeastern Conference about potentially joining the league, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday, citing a source it did not identify. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey declined to comment…

Cuero summer track program prepare for state meet

38 runners under the age group of 18 qualified in the regionals

CUERO, Texas-- The Cuero track summer team is headed to the state meet. 38 runners under the age group of 18 qualified in the regionals to participate on the big stage at Cabinass field in Corpus Christi. Cuero summer track…

Altuve shined in Astros win

Altuve homers twice in milestone game as Astros down Indians

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve celebrated the 10th anniversary of his major league debut with a leadoff homer, and made the milestone twice as nice with a second shot on his next at-bat, leading the Houston Astros to a 9-3…

Tigers shutout the Rangers

Cabrera drives in 5 in Detroit’s 14-0 rout of Texas

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in five runs, including a bases-loaded double in a four-run fifth inning, and the Detroit Tigers routed the Texas Rangers 14-0 on Monday night. The Rangers have lost six straight, the last three by…

Astros shutout by the White Sox

Rodón dominates through 7, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón allowed one hit through seven dominant innings, Yoán Moncada and Tim Anderson hit solo homers and the Chicago White Sox topped the Houston Astros 4-0 on Sunday. Danny Mendick and Adam Engel added RBI singles,…

Rangers fall to the Blue Jays in both games

Blue Jays shut out Rangers in both ends of doubleheader

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a first-inning grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 31st homer of the season, and George Springer and Randal Grichuk also went deep for Toronto as the Blue Jays cruised to a…

A Victoria General signed a free agent deal with the MLB

Steven Rivas signed with the Los Angeles Angels

VICTORIA,Texas-- Victoria Generals outfielder, Steven Rivas, out of the University of Houston, has signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Rivas was with the Generals for most of the first half of this season. Rivas averaged .426…

Astros defeated by White Sox 10-1

Giolito tosses 3-hitter as White Sox pound Astros 10-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito said he wanted to “come out with a vengeance” in his first start after the All-Star break. The Houston Astros felt the wrath of the Chicago White Sox ace right hander. Giolito pitched a three-hitter,…

Local gymnasts return with medals from nationals

Six athletes return to Victoria with bronze, silver and gold medals

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- The Full Force trampoline and tumbling team are back from their trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2021 Stars and Stripes National Championships.…

Sarkisian wants to make Texas football a winning program

No magic trick to make Texas contenders again

ARLINGTON (AP) — Texas fans want more than top 10 rankings and bowl victories. They would like to win some Big 12 titles and be in contention for national championships. While the Longhorns are still the last Big 12 team…

Victoria West hires and promotes coaches for the coming year

One familiar and one new face will be on the West athletics coaching staff in the 2021-2022 school year

VICTORIA, Texas-- The Victoria West athletic programs are going to have new faces at different positions this coming season. Starting off with Austin Molinaro, who is replacing Manuel Alvarado as the new head baseball coach. Molinaro is leaving his previous…

Dusty Baker fitting in with the Astros

Baker settles in with Astros in second season in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker never felt quite right while navigating his first season as manager of the Houston Astros during last year’s pandemic-shortened campaign. “I felt like a substitute teacher,” Baker said. Now, halfway through his second season in…