Sports

Fresh QBs for Texas Tech, Iowa State with Big 12 win streaks

Some things to know about Week 9 in the Big 12 Conference, the start of five consecutive weeks through the end of the regular season when every team plays every week: GAME OF THE WEEK Texas Tech (5-2, 3-1) at Iowa State (3-3, 2-2). The Red Raiders and Cyclones have each won their last two…

Read More

2 is the new 1 in the NFL; 2-point conversion tries are up

Two is the new one. NFL teams are going for 2-point conversions more than ever this season. Teams have tried it 59 times through the first seven weeks, converting 35. They’re on pace to break the record of 115 attempted in 1994, the year the NFL adopted the 2-point conversion. There have been eight entire…

Read More

Fenway Park gave Dodgers cold shoulder, Series shifts to LA

BOSTON (AP) — Fenway Park gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the cold shoulder. No wonder they were California Dreamin’ about Thursday’s flight home. “I think all the players are happy about going back to LA, but obviously we have some games to win,” pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu said through a translator after Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss…

Read More

Lady Lions will face Snyder in bi-district

Vernon will play Snyder for Bi-District on Monday night at 6 p.m. in Albany. Vernon’s enters the playoffs as the third seed and battles the second seed. The Lady Lions will play Archer City on Saturday at 3 for a warm up match at Archer City.

Read More

VISD trustees hear support for adding soccer to athletics

A large crowd of public members were in attendance at Monday’s meeting of Vernon school trustees during which several community members addressed the board during a public forum session and called for the district to implement a UIL soccer program at the middle school and high school levels. Meg Heatly spoke on behalf of the…

Read More

Endurance bikers battle elements in epic ride

Bret McCormick Vernon Record The torrential rains blessing our farmers this past week ended the journey of several bicyclists participating in an ultra-marathon called the Ride Across Texas 1000, referred to by the riders as, R.A.T. 1000. The R.A.T. 1000 began in Texarakana Friday and Saturday (October 5 and 6) depending on the category of…

Read More

Cowboys put focus on road woes after routing Jags at home

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott had a quiet 100-yard game by his standards in the Dallas Cowboys’ rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The star running back spoke the loudest after the 40-7 win on the home-road discrepancy for a .500 team that’s perfect at AT&T Stadium and…

Read More

ICYMI in NFL Week 6: Mark your calendar for Brady-Mahomes II

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer Anyone who missed the Game of the Season — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 43, Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 40 — can take solace in knowing there very well could be a rematch a little more than three months away. And no one,…

Read More

A capsule look at the Astros-Red Sox playoff series

By The Associated Press A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Boston, 7:09 p.m.; Game 3, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Houston, 5:09 p.m.; Game 4, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at…

Read More

Duffey’s QB draw for score pushes Texas Tech past TCU 17-14

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jett Duffey got his first start for Texas Tech with two other quarterbacks hurt, and one of them actually replaced him after halftime. After McLane Carter played only one series on his sprained left ankle that wasn’t ready for full-speed action, Duffey returned to…

Read More