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No bad luck for Tigers on Friday the 13th

No bad luck for Tigers on Friday the 13th

Jared Taylor, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

(Editor’s Note: This is a recap of last week’s Commerce Tigers football game. The writer is the host of The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program, recapping high school football action each week, heard Friday nights on KETR here in Commerce.) This past Friday the 13th was full of surprises as the C...

Odds are in Lions’ favor against WNMU Mustangs in homecoming match

Odds are in Lions’ favor against WNMU Mustangs in homecoming match

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

The A&M-Commerce Lions football team will look to win their fourth straight homecoming game on Oct. 14 as the Mustangs of Western New Mexico University come to Memorial Stadium. After four games, the Lions were ranked No. 2 in the country and still undefeated at 4-0 and 2-0 in Lone Star Conference...

Lions face Top-10 showdown with Mustangs tonight

Lions face Top-10 showdown with Mustangs tonight

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

The No. 2 A&M-Commerce Lions football team looks to move to 5-0 tonight for the second straight season as they travel to face the No. 10 Midwestern State Mustangs in a top-10 showdown in Wichita Falls. Both teams are undefeated on the season, and the Lions are 4-0 and 2-0 in Lone Star Conference...

Commerce High School Homecoming to Kick Off

Commerce High School Homecoming to Kick Off

Alan Galicia, CHS Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Commerce High School, Sports

Commerce High School’s homecoming game versus Grand Saline and Homecoming King and Queen coronation during halftime will start Oct. 13 at Memorial Stadium at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The student body will throughout the week participate in the festivities through creative hallway decorations...

Even with new rules and equipment, football still poses a danger

Even with new rules and equipment, football still poses a danger

Zach Cottam, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

For years, people have been calling for a fundamental change in the way that football is played by demanding for an update in safety and to build in additional rules in order to protect those that play it, and rules such as a broader definition for “Roughing the Passer” and adding the ejection rule fo...

Six straight: Lions claim Chennault Cup again

Six straight: Lions claim Chennault Cup again

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

The No. 3 A&M-Commerce Lions football team claimed their sixth straight Chennault Cup title last Saturday night with a dominant 38-7 win over the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelinas, moving to 4-0 (2-0 LSC) on the season. The Lions continued to give their opponents nightmares, as the...

Volleyball squad looks for ways to ‘bump’ losing

Volleyball squad looks for ways to ‘bump’ losing

Zach Cottam, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

After five weeks of the season, the A&M-Commerce Lions volleyball team stands at 6-7 overall and 2-2 in conference play, after a four set loss on the road this past weekend at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. In preconference tournaments, the team went 2-2 at the 2017 Texann Invitational and...

Former A&M-C Lions kicker dies at 24

Former A&M-C Lions kicker dies at 24

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Former A&M-Commerce Lions football kicker Saul Martinez died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 24. No details about his death were released. Martinez was a member of the Lions 2013 and 2014 teams, the first two seasons with the team for head football coach Colby Carthel. Saul made 31 field...

Lions throw Greyhounds under the bus

Lions throw Greyhounds under the bus

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

After a dominating 51-22 win over Eastern New Mexico to begin Lone Star Conference play, the No. 3 A&M-Commerce Lions football team moved to 3-0 on the season. The game was closer than the final score indicated, as both teams were clicking offensively in the first half. The Lions struck first...

Lions Football Outpaces the Greyhounds Slideshow

Lions Football Outpaces the Greyhounds Slideshow

September 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Final Score: 51-22 A&M-Commerce.

Lions Volleyball Takes Down No. 13 Tarleton 9-16-2017

Lions Volleyball Takes Down No. 13 Tarleton 9-16-2017

September 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

*A&M-Commerce in bold italics Final Score: 3-2 (25-23; 25-21; 25-18; 29-27; 19-17)

19 in ’19

19 in ’19

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, the Lone Star Conference will add eight of the nine current members of the Heartland Conference, expanding to nineteen league members, the largest in NCAA Division II. A unanimous vote this summer by the LSC Council of Presidents offered full membership...

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