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As the summer heats up, so will football action as the Bayou Bowl will kick off its 20th year. The annual all-star game will be held at 7 p.m., June 10 at Eagle Stadium in Mont Belvieu.

Baytown resident and avid golfer Ray Watson has been a strong supporter of the Barbers Hill High School golf teams. He has regularly attended their tournaments and has encouraged them throughout the course of the year. In appreciation of his support, members of the boys and girls teams honor…

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit two of Houston’s seven home runs, and the surging Astros beat Oakland 10-1 on Sunday to complete another series sweep and hand the Athletics their 11th consecutive loss.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Astros’ shortstop Jeremy Peña hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat since getting a planned day off, backing another solid outing from Framber Valdez as Houston sent the Oakland Athletics to their 10th consecutive loss with a 6-3 win Saturday.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay will keep searching for the small bright spots as his Oakland Athletics stumble day after day, making sure they maintain their fight. He will celebrate a defensive play here, an at-bat there, a big catch or mighty throw.

The Class 5A Regional Semifinal between Barbers Hill and Magnolia West was a clash between two teams riding six-game winning streaks.

The 12 U Platinum Elite 7-on-7 football team added to its collection of tournament championships as the earned the title at the “409 Best of the Best” event recently. Team members include Ayden Worthington, Amado Jacobs, Timothy Jacobs, Andre Alexander, Jayvin Mayvon, Braylen Henderson, Kayd…

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joey Wiemer and Owen Miller homered, Colin Rea combined on a five-hitter and the Milwaukee Brewers stopped the Houston Astros' eight-game winning streak with a 6-0 victory on Tuesday night.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yordan Alvarez was feeling more comfortable than usual, which created plenty of discomfort for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Defense won Game 1, but this time it was the Barbers Hill offense that powered a 12-3 second game sweep over state top-ranked Friendswood and advanced the Eagles to the Region 3 Semifinals.

After finishing as the fourth-place team in district, the Dayton Lady Broncos put together a memorable postseason run. In the process, they knocked off two district champions and last Friday they were looking for another repeat performance against Frisco Lone Star.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston catcher Martín Maldonado wasn't sure what to expect from Framber Valdez in Sunday's start after what he called a “crazy” warmup in the bullpen.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker likened Yordan Alvarez to an NBA player with the ball in his hands and the game on the line after the slugger lifted his team a win Saturday with one mighty swing.

Barbers Hill's baseball team advanced to the regional semifinal round of the state playoffs with a two-game sweep of Friendswood Friday night.

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker homered, José Altuve made his season debut and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

Barbers Hill rode a five run first inning, stellar defensive play and a workmanlike performance from sophomore pitcher Ayden Mooring to take Game 1 of the Regional Quarterfinal 8-2 over top-ranked Friendswood.

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker's two-run single capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the skidding Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick likes to talk about a high school career where he starred in both baseball and basketball.

Barbers Hill versus Friendswood in the UIL baseball playoffs. Period. Enough said. Reading that matchup alone should excite high school baseball fans around the state. 

The Dayton Lady Broncos are heading to the Regional Semifinals after needing only two games to get past district rival Huntsville last weekend. The Class 5A Region II Quarterfinal series started on Thursday night with Dayton taking a 4-2 win over the Lady Hornets. 

CHICAGO (AP) — Yainer Diaz hit his first major league home run to back rookie Hunter Brown and help the Houston Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Sunday for their fourth win in five games.

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CHICAGO (AP) — It all comes down to plate discipline for Luis Robert Jr. When he swings at strikes, good things happen for the Chicago White Sox.

CHICAGO (AP) — J.P. France passed the time during the lengthy rain delay playing cards and taking a beating.

Crosby High School’s Braden Womack captured third place in the long jump at the University Interscholastic League’s State Track and Field Championships in Austin on Friday.

Crosby’s Keith Kennemer tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout and struck out eight Fulshear batters as the Cougars earned a 2-0 victory in Game 1 of area round baseball action at Cy Ranch High School Thursday night.

After Wednesday’s heavy rainstorms, local high school baseball and softball fans are hoping that the weather holds out for playoff games scheduled for tonight and Friday.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cristian Javier struck out 11 over six strong innings of three-hit ball, and the Houston Astros overcame Shohei Ohtani's two-run homer in the ninth inning for a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.

Faith Guidry was a standout multi-sport athlete during her time at Barbers Hill High School. She was a vital part of the 2021 State Championship softball team and also received all-district honors in basketball and volleyball.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Framber Valdez says he probably threw too hard and made too many mistakes early in his career when he got into mound matchups against a pitcher of Shohei Ohtani's caliber.