• August 7, 2020

LOOKING BACK: July 30 memories - Odessa American: Sports

e-Edition Subscribe

LOOKING BACK: July 30 memories

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:44 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

>> 1952: On this date, the Odessa Oilers were getting ready to take on the Vernon Dusters at Oiler Park. The Oilers were coming off an 8-7 loss to the Roswell (N.M.) Rockets. … The Midland Indians defeated the Sweetwater Braves 12-0, sweeping the two-game series. … The Cole Motor Browns walked off with the City Little League championship with an 11-8 win over the McClurg Grocery Braves to clinch the best-of-three series. The Browns won the first game 7-1.

>> 1967: More than 150 baseball players turned out for the first day of the New York Mets’ tryout camp in Andrews. Red Murff chose 35 players for an all-star game to be played at Andrews High School. … Paulette Cyphers of Odessa picked up three first-place finishes at the Odessa Junior Rodeo Club competition. She won the barrel race in the 14-19 age group with a time of 18.5 seconds along with the pole bending in a time of 19.1. Her other first-place finish came in the flag racing competition with a time of 8.8.

>> 1988: The Midland Angels followed the arm of Chris Collins and the hot bat of Tom Alfredson to a 9-6 victory over the Shreveport Captains in Texas League action at Angel Stadium. The victory kept the Angels in first place in the Western Division. Midland manager Max Oliveras was back in the dugout after his 15-day suspension was delayed pending the outcome of a hearing on his appeal.

>> 2000: Andrews football player Geremy Woods was getting ready for the Texas High School Coaches Association’s All-Star Football game at Rice Stadium in Houston. The Class 4A Offensive MVP from 1999 was set to go to Texas Tech in the fall. … The Midland RockHounds came up short in a 1-0 loss to the Round Rock Express at Christensen Stadium.

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Clear
89°
Humidity: 30%
Winds: S at 13mph
Feels Like: 89°

Your Extended Forecast

Tomorrow

weather
High 100°/Low 74°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.

saturday

weather
High 99°/Low 73°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the low 70s.

sunday

weather
High 99°/Low 73°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the low 70s.
Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.