HOUSTON - Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros made an impressive debut in the American League, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 Sunday night in the major league opener and giving Bo Porter a win in his first game as manager.
BELTON - What Justin Golden did in a relief role last week earned him a promotion to the starting rotation of the Belton baseball team's pitching staff. He proved worthy of the increase in stature on Tuesday night.
Professional and college sports have it all over high school athletics any day of the week in terms of skill, prestige, money and opportunity.
Nowadays, in most quarters, discussions of the days when kids just played the sport that was in season and then moved on to something else amount to nothing more than a trip down memory lane.
Is there a human relationship that softens a man's heart more than the one with his daughter if he is so blessed?
BELTON - Being a 2012 champion of the Bell County PRCA Rodeo came in handy in the 2013 version. Three times over the champions defended their titles.
BELTON - Going into the second night of the Bell County PRCA Rodeo, the bull riders knew that to have a shot of making the money they'd need to score at least an 81. To take over the lead they'd need to surpass the 90 scored by Jacob O'Mara of Baton Rouge, La., set one night earlier.
BELTON - It took until almost the end of the rodeo, but a Louisiana cowboy came through with a stellar ride of a bull named Black Kat to bring the Bell County Expo Center crowd to its feet.
Wednesday would have been a great day for Craig Biggio if he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
No sooner had it become evident that the Washington Redskins were going to lose their first-round playoff game to Seattle than anyone with a laptop or an iPhone let their fingers do the talking about Robert Griffin III right knee.