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Amarillo Thunderheads-Joplin Blasters Game One Postponed

The Amarillo Thunderheads and Joplin Blasters weren't able to begin their four-game series in Amarillo yesterday due to Mother Nature. Instead, the two teams will have a doubleheader starting tonight at 6 pm with both games scheduled to go to only seven innings. The Thunderheads are currently in fourth place in the American Association South Division with a 20-23 record.

Former Palo Duro High Football Coach Doug James Health Update

Former Palo Duro High football coach Doug James received good news at a Corpus Christi hospital. According to the Amarillo Globe-News, James had his ventilator removed as his health shows improvement. James was sent to the hospital on June 19th for a bacteria infection that was cause by a cut that was suffered while fishing.

Former Palo Duro High Basketball Star Michael Cobbins-OKC Thunder Update

Former Palo Duro High and Oklahoma State basketball star Michael Cobbins has suited out for the first two games for the Oklahoma City Thunder in Summer League play. Cobbins is wearing the number 41 and hasn't seen any time on the court so far. The Thunder are back in action today against the Los Angeles Clippers.

TAV Amarillo 16 Royal Brings Home Bronze Medal

Texas Advantage Volleyball Amarillo 16 Royal team is bringing home a bronze medal from the USA Volleyball Junior Girls' National Championship Tournament. The TAV Amarillo 16 Royal team traveled to New Orleans between June 23rd to July 2nd to compete in 10 matches as they compiled a 9-1 record in that span. They are the first team from Amarillo in seven years to place in the top three of the tournament.

Former Palo Duro High Football Player Ziggy Hood Will Host Free Camp

Former Palo Duro High and current Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Ziggy Hood will be hosting a free camp for ages 5-18. The camp will take place this Saturday at Palo Duro High School from 8 am till 1 pm. It is free for any who registers in person or at www.usafootball.com/fun. Hood is a first round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009 and is entering his seventh season in the NFL, his second with the Jaguars.

Nazareth Girls Basketball Team at Germanfest

The Nazareth girls basketball team will be recognized for their state title at Germanfest in Nazareth. A tribute will be displayed for the 20 time state champion school from 10:30 am till 3:00 pm in the Nazareth High School cafeteria and the public is invited to attend. The Swifettes brought home a state title in March as they defeated Lipan 56-40.

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