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The West Texas A&M No. 10 men’s and No. 7 women’s track & field teams will return to action this weekend as they spread across four separate meets with three being featured on the West Coast.
A pitcher, catcher and an outfielder are this spring’s signees.
The Buffs and Rams are set for a 7 p.m. first pitch Friday, followed by a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m.
WT currently sits 39-6 overall with a 21-3 mark in Lone Star Conference play as they have already clinched atleast a share of the league’s regular season title.
Head coach Tom Brown of the West Texas A&M men’s basketball team announced Wednesday afternoon the addition of Jerrod Walton to the Buffalo signing class of 2015-16.
WT will be back in action this weekend for an extremely busy schedule as athletes branch off between four meets.
A dominate 6-0 week has kept the Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M at number two in the newest National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Top-25 Poll.
With the win, WT improved to 26-14 on the year, while LCU fell to 20-19.
The Lady Buffs now find themselves tabbed seventh in the country while the men improve to 10th.
Lady Buffs take both games 5-0
The #2 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M tossed a pair of shutouts and hit four homeruns on Tuesday afternoon as they ran their win streak to 15 games with a non-conference doubleheader sweep over the visiting Lady Eagles of Oklahoma Christian.
The Anna, Texas native had a historic week as she broke the LSC career records for homeruns (58), runs scored (252) and RBI (236) as the Lady Buffs clinched atleast a share of the league title with an overall record of 37-6 with a 21-3 mark in conference play.
The #2 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M return to the friendly confines of Schaeffer Park on Tuesday afternoon as they host the Lady Eagles of Oklahoma Christian in a non-conference doubleheader with first pitch set for 1:00 p.m. in Canyon, Texas.
The Buffs are 25-14 on the year and 16-10 in Lone Star Conference play, while LCU is 20-18 and 7-8 in Heartland Conference play.
Lady Buffs Sweep and Buffalo Baseball takes three of four.
The scrimmage will last for about 90 minutes as it will be the final practice/scrimmage of the spring season.
The meet will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11 at the West Texas A&M Track & Field Complex, a part of Buffalo Sports Park on campus in Canyon, Texas.
The #2 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M look to keep ahold of the top spot in the Lone Star Conference standings this weekend as they head down Highway 60 for a four-game LSC series against the Zias of Eastern New Mexico.
West Texas A&M’s Allie Smith has been named one of 25 finalists for the inaugural National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Softball Freshman of the Year Award.
This group of student-athletes is represented by 20 different programs and 11 conferences.
The Buffs will play 17 games during the regular season preceded by three preseason matches.
“I’m very proud of the effort that our students put in everyday“ said WT Head Athletic Trainer Chris Dane.
The Lady Buffs return to Lone Star Conference action this weekend as they head down Highway 60 for a four-game series against Eastern New Mexico.
The 20th-ranked West Texas A&M women’s golf team finished second at the Sonoma State Spring Invitational on the par 72, 5,842-yard Foxtail Golf Club with a 36-hole score of 623, while No. 6 Barry (Fla.) won the 19-team tournament with a 608 score.
West Texas A&M junior Josh Day tied the school-record with eight RBI while blasting two home runs in the Buffs’ 21-17 victory Tuesday evening at Lubbock Christian.
The Buffs were led by freshman Oscar Spolander who tied for fourth with a 5-under 211 score.
WT is led by freshman Mattye Mason and junior Whitlee Woods who each carded a 76 and are in a five-way tie for seventh.
WT is coming off of a 2-1 series victory over Lone Star Conference leader Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Wilder Park. The Buffs outscored the Javelinas 21-11 for the series and hit .375 on 36 of 96.
The West Texas A&M men’s golf team used a pair of 69’s from freshman Oscar Spolander as the Buffs are tied for fifth with a 36-hole score of 591 following the first two rounds of the Mustang Intercollegiate on the par 72, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Golf Club Course.
Lady Buffs combine for 10 home runs in games 3 and 4
WT Softball run rules Kingsville in game 2;13-2
The West Texas A&M No. 10 men’s and No. 6 women’s track & field teams will return to action this weekend as they travel south to Lubbock to compete in the Texas Tech Open.
For the first time in its history the NFL will have a woman overseeing games.
For the second consecutive year, the West Texas A&M women’s basketball team finished the season leading the nation in field goal shooting, while senior Chontiquah White added another All-America honor to her career this week.
Smart replaces Rick Barnes, who led the Longhorns to 16 NCAA tournament trips in his 17 seasons.
The West Texas A&M baseball team returns home to host league-leading Texas A&M-Kingsville this weekend to begin the back half Lone Star Conference play.
West Texas A&M senior Antjuan Ball will have one final chance to put-on a Buffalo Basketball uniform tonight as the Collirene, Ala. native will dunk-off with Davene Carter of Tarleton State on ESPN in Indianapolis as the winner will compete in the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship.
Edward "Eddie" LeBaron Jr., a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, war hero, NFL football star and successful attorney, died Wednesday in Stockton, California.
Junior Lorenzo Johnson and senior Sharon Kwarula of the West Texas A&M men’s and women’s track & field teams were both honored on Wednesday afternoon as they were tabbed Lone Star Conference Track Athletes of the Week.
Winner goes to Denny's Slam Dunk Contest
Kellogg guided the Lady Buffs to a 30-3 record in 2014-15 and a berth in the program’s second-straight Elite Eight.
The #2 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M will carry a five game win streak into a Lone Star Conference weekend series against the Javelinas of Texas A&M-Kingsville.
The Lady Buffs went 5-1 overall this past week with a Lone Star Conference series win on the road at #25 Cameron as they took the final three games of the series followed by a pair of wins over Lubbock Christian in Canyon on Tuesday night as WT head coach Kevin Blaskowski reached the 700 career win milestone in the opener.
Lady buffs win in extra innings in game 2
The Buffs and Lady Buffs capped off a successful three-day opening weekend for the outdoor season between two meets on Saturday as they combined for 12 provisional qualifiers, one automatic qualifier and three broken school records.
The Lady Buffs compete in both Equitation on the Flat and Equitation over Fences during Hunt Seat shows.
West Texas A&M senior Antjuan Ball will have one final chance to put-on a Buffalo Basketball uniform on April 2nd as the Collirene, Ala. native will dunk-off with Davene Carter of Tarleton State on ESPN on Thursday in Indianapolis.
The Lady Buffs took over sole possession of first place in the Lone Star Conference this past weekend with a series win at #25 Cameron as they enter the week with an overall record of 27-6 (13-3 LSC).
Lombard wins the 2015 Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement.