• August 20, 2019

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Pecos Eagles

PECOS When asked about the most important lesson he learned last year, Pecos  head coach Chad Olson focused on relationships.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Kermit Yellow Jackets

KERMIT The buzz has quieted down a bit in the northern part of Winkler County.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian wraps up in Granbury

GRANBURY The Permian volleyball team finished up play on the final day of the Granbury Tournament Saturday at Granbury High School.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High wraps up tournament play in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO The Odessa High volleyball team finished play at the Nita Vannoy Memorial Tournament Saturday, finishing 1-2 during Bronze Division Play at Lincoln Middle School.

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High has a pair of close calls in Basin Brawl

The Odessa High tennis team was on the losing end of a pair of close losses, falling to Midland Lee 11-8 and El Paso Eastwood 10-9 Saturday of the Basin Brawl at the Bob Clark Tennis Center at Odessa High School.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Crane Golden Cranes

CRANE For the second time in three years, the Golden Cranes will be under the direction of a new head football coach, with Jeff Cordell hired in June to take over the program.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Alpine Fightin' Bucks

ALPINE Alpine would certainly like to end its recent woes in the state playoffs, and with nine starters coming back this year, there’s hope that the Fightin’ Bucks can finally bring an end to their one-and-done streak.

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High bounces back with afternoon victory at Basin Brawl

Odessa High head tennis coach Katelyn Watts knew something had to change.

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Permian splits on first day of Basin Brawl

The Permian Panthers tennis team shook off a rough showing against Lubbock-Cooper in the first round of the Basin Brawl on Friday morning by squeezing past San Angelo Lake View in the afternoon at Pat Wikse Courts.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High opens up play in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO The Odessa High volleyball team dropped two-of-three matches during the first day of competition at the Nita Vannoy Tournament Friday in San Angelo.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian has tough day on the road

GRANBURY The Permian volleyball team struggled during the second day of competition at the Granbury Tournament Friday at Granbury High School.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Iraan Braves

IRAAN For the third time in as many seasons, the Iraan Braves football team will be under the direction of a new head coach.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: McCamey

McCAMEY Things have gone pretty smoothly for the McCamey football program over the last two seasons, racking up back-to-back district titles and 18 victories under head coach Fred Staugh.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Wink Wildcats

WINK Wildcats head coach Brian Gibson doesn’t remember the last time he had a team with this much depth.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Andrews outlasts Odessa High in marathon match

What looked to be a clean sweep turned into a marathon match and a nearly completed dramatic comeback.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Panthers sweep San Angelo Lake View

The Permian volleyball team continued its strong early start to the season as the Lady Panthers swept San Angelo Lake View (25-13, 25-10, 25-16) Tuesday at the Permian Fieldhouse.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian begins practice

Permian quarterback Easton Hernandez didn’t get much sleep Sunday night.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High takes the field for start of a new season

As the sun rose on the start of another week, so too did the players for the Odessa High football team.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High, Permian return home for nondistrict matches

Both the Odessa High and Permian volleyball teams return home to host a pair of nondistrict matches in the second full week of the season.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Fort Davis Indians

FORT DAVIS Going into the 2019 season, the Fort Davis Indians might have a new head coach but it’s not anyone new to the program who is taking charge.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Van Horn Eagles

VAN HORN Van Horn head coach Brock Tyrrell understands the challenge facing the Eagles during the upcoming season.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bronchos have solid opening weekend

MONAHANS The Odessa High volleyball team, perfect on the first day of competition, couldn’t keep the momentum going during bracket play at the Monahans Tournament Saturday at the Jerry Larned Sports Complex.

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FOOTBALL: UTPB, Odessa High, Permian set to start

There will be plenty of footballs in the air this morning as UTPB, Odessa High and Permian beginning practicing for the 2019 season.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian earns third place in Monahans

MONAHANS The Permian volleyball team capped a solid week of play with a third-place finish at the Monahans Tournament Saturday at the Jerry Larned Sports Complex.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Marfa Shorthorns

MARFA When things don’t go according to plan,  hitting the reset button is sometimes the way to go.

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Monday 08/19/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Pecos Eagles GOLF: Former Permian golfer Parks qualifies for U.S. Mid-Amateur COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wranglers building team chemistry as new season approaches COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Friel hopeful for explosive senior year

Sunday 08/18/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Kermit Yellow Jackets TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win in extra innings HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian wraps up in Granbury HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High wraps up tournament play in San Angelo HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High has a pair of close calls in Basin Brawl

Saturday 08/17/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Crane Golden Cranes COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB ends first week of practice with scrimmage

Friday 08/16/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Alpine Fightin' Bucks HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High bounces back with afternoon victory at Basin Brawl HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Permian splits on first day of Basin Brawl HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High opens up play in San Angelo COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB set to hold first scrimmage HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian has tough day on the road

Thursday 08/15/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Iraan Braves

Wednesday 08/14/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: McCamey COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB to compete in season-opening tournament GOLF: Former Odessa College golfer Waters misses cut at U.S. Amateur

Tuesday 08/13/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Wink Wildcats HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Andrews outlasts Odessa High in marathon match HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Panthers sweep San Angelo Lake View COLLEGE TENNIS: UTPB names Ugalde as new head coach

Monday 08/12/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian begins practice HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High takes the field for start of a new season COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB gets early start for upcoming season HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High, Permian return home for nondistrict matches COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Fort Davis Indians COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Van Horn Eagles

Sunday 08/11/2019

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bronchos have solid opening weekend FOOTBALL: UTPB, Odessa High, Permian set to start HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian earns third place in Monahans GOLF: Adams earns title in extra holes TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hooks pull closer to RockHounds

Saturday 08/10/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Marfa Shorthorns

Friday 08/09/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Balmorhea Bears HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High sweeps opening matches at Monahans Tournament GOLF: Local trio in the mix after opening round of North Amateur

Thursday 08/08/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys

Wednesday 08/07/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Buena Vista Longhorns COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Rankin Red Devils

Tuesday 08/06/2019

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB names new defensive backs coordinator

Monday 08/05/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Teams excited as practice begins

Sunday 08/04/2019

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High, Permian set to start season

Saturday 08/03/2019

GOLF: Odessa natives in the mix at Texas Stableford Handicap HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Opening match for Odessa High canceled

Friday 08/02/2019

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Phipps commits to NCAA

Chilean tennis player banned 8 years for match-fixing

LONDON (AP) — Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez has been banned for eight years for match-fixing.

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Chicago takes on Minnesota in division matchup

Chicago White Sox (56-68, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (76-49, first in the AL Central)

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Tigers look to break 3-game slide against Astros

Detroit Tigers (37-85, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (80-46, first in the AL West)

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Bailey to start series opener for Oakland against New York

New York Yankees (83-43, first in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (71-53, second in the AL West)

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Boston takes 5-game win streak into game against Philadelphia

Philadelphia Phillies (64-60, fourth in the NL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (67-59, third in the NL East)

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Kershaw expected to start for the Dodgers against the Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (52-75, fourth in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (82-44, first in the AL West)

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Freeland expected to start for the Rockies against Diamondbacks

Colorado Rockies (57-68, fifth in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (63-63, third in the NL West)

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Orioles take 8-game skid into matchup with Royals

Kansas City Royals (45-80, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (39-86, fifth in the AL East)

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Cardinals host the Brewers in division matchup

Milwaukee Brewers (64-61, third in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (66-57, first in the NL Central)

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Nationals to face Pirates on the road

Washington Nationals (68-56, second in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (51-73, fifth in the NL Central)

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The Mariners go on the road to play the Rays

Seattle Mariners (53-73, fifth in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (73-53, second in the AL East)

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Los Angeles to visit Texas Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels (62-65, third in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (61-64, fourth in the AL West)

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Mets, streaking Ramos set for matchup against Indians

Cleveland Indians (74-51, second in the AL Central) vs. New York Mets (64-60, third in the AL East)

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Chicago plays San Francisco after Quintana's solid outing

San Francisco Giants (63-62, second in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (66-58, second in the NL Central)

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Reds host the Padres following Bauer's strong performance

San Diego Padres (59-65, fourth in the NL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (58-66, fourth in the NL Central)

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Los Angeles to visit Texas Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels (62-65, third in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (61-64, fourth in the AL West)

Updated: 3:02 am | See more

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