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In high school football action Thursday night, Farwell defeated Memphis 26-7. Breckridge got past Muleshoe easily 28-7. And Iowa Park beat Venus 52-14.
In high school football playoff action Friday night, Frenship got eliminated with a 55-34 lost to Abilene High. Amarillo High has seen their season end with a 56-35 lost to Arlington Martin. Lubbock Estacado lost to Stephenville in a shootout 69-60. Abilene Wylie blows out Levelland 75-21. Sweetwater beats Bridgeport 46-14. Celina blows out Monahans 43-15. Spearman remains unbeaten with a 62-28 win over Alpine. Idalou lost to Sonora 35-14. Canadian remains unbeaten with a 59-12 win over Windhorst. Stratford beats Ozona 32-24. Wellington beats Stanford 20-7. Quanah beats Booker 42-12. Crosbyton takes care of Sunray 62-34. Happy beats Grady in a shootout 76-50. Valley beats Borden County 66-64. Follett beats Whitharral 54-42. Groom blows out Southland 60-14.
Saturday in high school football action, Tascosa will have a tough battle with Odessa Permian. Palo Duro will play El Paso Dell Valle. Randall will have a home game against El Paso Andress. Gruver will play Seagraves.
In the first round of the NCAA volleyball playoffs, the West Texas A&M volleyball team beat Regis in five-sets. Lexi Davis led the way with 16 kills and six blocks and Jessica Johnson had 11 kills for the contest.. The Lady Buffs will play their Regional Semifinal game today.
West Texas A&M defensive back Torian Oakley was named LSC Defensive Back of the Year and WT linebacker Carter James was named LSC Freshman of the Year. Oakley finished the season with 43 tackles and two interceptions. James finished the season with leading the team in tackles with 125 tackles and three sacks. The Buffaloes ended the season at 6-5 and missed the NCAA Playoffs.
In the first of the three-game series, the Amarillo Bulls drop the first one to Lone Star 5-2. Brady Crabtree and Cody Gylling notched goals for the Bulls while Anton Martinsson took the loss in goal. The Bulls drop to 7-12-2 and 16 points on the season. They play Lone Star again tonight at 7:30 pm.
Law enforcement authorities, including TSCRA’s Special Rangers, are searching for cattle that were apparently stolen from a Potter County ranch. The cattle are described as one five year-old Charolais bull, ten head of three-to-eight year-old Corriente cattle, nine head of three-to-eight year-old black cows and five 500-pound black yearling heifers or steers. Each head of livestock are branded with an “E” on top of a “Z,” behind their right shoulder. If you have any tips that might help investigators, call the Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333. For more information about the case, go here http://tscra.org/news_releases_blog/?p=1036
USDA is seeking input from cattlemen and other interested parties on a proposed new checkoff for beef. For more information and to submit comments, go here
What will the future of the beef industry look like? On January 14 and 15 that topic will be discussed at the Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo. For more information and a way to register, go here
USDA has extended the comments period regarding the proposal to allow fresh beef from Argentina to be imported into the U.S. Many in the U.S. livestock and meat industry oppose this proposal because of concerns about foot-and-mouth disease. The new deadline for comments is Dec. 29. To find out more and to submit comments, go here http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-31/html/2014-25936.htm
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering another round of educational meetings to help producers better understand the new Farm Bill. A wide variety of locations throughout the Texas Panhandle are on the list of where programs will be conducted. For the complete schedule and other details, go here http://amarillo.tamu.edu/event/farm-bill-meeting-21/
Big decisions are coming for farmers related to their participation in various Farm Bill programs, most notably Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage. Information about PLC, ARC, base reallocation, and yield updates is available here