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Amarillo Native Ryan Palmer Tied for Third at AT&T Byron Nelson Invitational

Amarillo native Ryan Palmer got off to a fast start at the AT&T Byron Nelson Invitational in Dallas as he is currently tied for third after one round. Palmer shot a five-under 65 for the round as he is just three strokes behind leader Steven Bowditch and one stroke behind Jimmy Walker for second. Palmer will tee off for the second round today at 12:40 pm.

Amarillo Thunderheads Fell to St. Paul 8-4 in 11 Innings

After allowing 4 runs in the 11th inning, the Amarillo Thunderheads fell for the second straight night as the St. Paul Saints picked up an 8-4 win in extra innings. Geraldo Valentin went 3 for 4 with a solo homer in the first in the lost. The Thunderheads drop their overall record to 3-4 on the season. They will be back in action at home tonight against the Lincoln Saltdogs at 7:05 pm.

High School Baseball Playoff Update

In high school baseball playoff action yesterday, Hawley defeated West Texas High 6-3 in game one of their series with game two Saturday at 1 pm and the Booker-Miles game was postponed twice as now the game will be played this morning at 11. Also in action today, Randall will take on Fort Worth Arlington Heights at noon and Canyon will take on Aledo in Wilder Park at 3 pm.

McCamey Names Former Panhandle Coach Ricky Peacock Athletic Director and Head Football Coach

According to the Amarillo Globe News, former Panhandle head football coach Ricky Peacock has been named the new athletic director and head football coach at McCamey. Peacock coached eight seasons at Panhandle compiling a 51-37 record and five appearences in the playoffs. He has also coached at Sterling City, Leakey, and Nazareth earning 116 wins in 17 years.

Amarillo Venom-Sioux City Bandits Preview

With two games remaining in the regular season, the Amarillo Venom are in "win now" mode as they are on the road this Saturday against the Sioux City Bandits. The Venom enter the game at 6-4 overall and are sitting in sixth place in the league standings. Kickoff for the game will be at 7:05 pm.

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