A.J. Minter makes MLB debut for Atlanta Braves

A.J. Minter is a major league pitcher. The Whitehouse native came on in the top of the ninth inning for the Atlanta Braves Wednesday in a 9-6 game against the Seattle Mariners. The former Bullard Brook Hill and Texas A&M standout delivered a scoreless frame of relief with two strikeouts. According to a report by Fox Sports South, Minter found…

North Carolina denies Lufkin in extras at Little League World Series

Lufkin did something Wednesday no team has been able to do against Greenville, North Carolina, at the Little League World Series. The representative from the Southwest recorded a hit in the third inning which led to a run. It was all Lufkin could garner in a heart-breaking 2-1 extra-inning loss to North Carolina Wednesday in South Williamsport,

Gorman, Grace football hard at work preparing for scrimmages, season opener

Grace Community kicker Jacob Williams was good from 37 yards, so Cougars head coach Norm Thompson motioned to move it back 10 more yards. Not only was Williams successful from 47, but he made it with plenty of room to spare. The kicking display was the midway point of Wednesday’s continued full-pad practice at Clyde-Perkins Stadium as the

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