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Venus Williams ousted from French Open by Sloane Stephens
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 05:19:08 +0000

PARIS — A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was.

And, as it happens, the woman who beat Williams at the French Open on Tuesday, Sloane Stephens, is making a concerted effort, at her coach’s behest, to focus less on who is on the other side of the net.

Still, it was hard not to see the 22-year-old Stephens’ 7-6 (5), 6-1 dismissal of seven-time major champion Williams, who at 34 was the oldest woman in the field, as a statement about the directions their respective careers are heading.

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Lone Star Varsity Q&A: Frenship’s Jake Salyer
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 01:16:20 +0000

This week’s subject is Frenship shortstop Jake Salyer. This season marks the senior’s fourth year as a member of the Tigera baseball team.

Salyer went 1 for 3 and scored two runs in Game 1 of Frenship’s Regional I-6A quarterfinal sweep of Midland this weekend. In Game 2, he went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

The Tigers (26-8) will face Keller (23-3-1) in a best-of-three series this week. The opening game will be Friday at noon at Texas Tech.

How does it feel to have swept Midland in the team’s regional quarterfinal series?

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Class 1A squads in area bring big reputations
amarillo.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:16:03 +0000

The high school football season isn’t that far away. So, here is a first look at the area Class 1A 2015 high school football schedules.

In District 1-1A Division I, the Happy Cowboys may have the toughest draw. Coming off a Clas 1A Division I state quarterfinal appearance in 2014, Happy opens with Water Valley in Hico. The Wildcats were area finalist in 1A Division I last year. The road doesn’t get any easier for the Cowboys when two-time Class 1A Division I state champion Crowell comes to Happy on Oct 2.

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Scholar Athletes of the Year
amarillo.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 03:21:19 +0000

Ty Crenshaw,
Canyon High

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HS SOFTBALL: Monk leads MCS all-district selections
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 25 May 2015 21:34:00 -0500
Midland Christian sophomore outfielder/pitcher Courtney Monk was chosen as the Co-Offensive MVP on the TAPPS 1-4A All-District Softball Team just released.

Two remaining in playoffs
TheFacts.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:00:00 -0500
A month into the Class 6A softball playoffs and the Brazoswood Lady Bucs are still standing with the Region III final straight ahead. 

Hastons stick together for college
TheFacts.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:00:00 -0500
Inseparable since birth, Olivia and Abigail Haston have played sports together side by side. 

LeBron, Cavaliers limping their way toward NBA Finals
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 05:17:41 +0000

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain.

One win from taking the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against a padded wall on Monday and hardly resembled basketball’s most undeniable force.

“I’m feeling all right,” he said, forcing a smile that showed he wasn’t being entirely truthful. “I’ve been better, but I’ve been worse. I think I’ve been worse.”

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Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 19:08:57 MDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald assaulted a woman who was holding a baby and was arrested for domestic violence in Northern California.

Stamkos, Lightning on verge of spot in Stanley Cup finals
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 05:16:46 +0000

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos knows what it’s like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup finals and wind up not playing on the NHL’s biggest stage.

It happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning four years ago, and the three-time All-Star is determined to not let another opportunity slip away.

After a slow start to the playoffs, the high-scoring team captain helped the speedy Lightning push the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.

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ROCKHOUNDS REPORT: Hooks beat Midland in 10
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 25 May 2015 21:35:00 -0500

Pub’s benefit raises $17,100 for veterans
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A fundraiser to help military personnel and their families was a success Saturday, raising $17,100 in donations.

Baytown Memorial Day service pays homage to local vets
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major David Allen’s bravery and commitment to the armed forces is evident by the countless medals and ribbons worn on his uniform.

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