• Emergency Need For Blood Donors
    URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS -- recent accidents and heavy blood usage have resulted in an urgent need for type O- and an immediate need for types O+ and A-. If you are one of these blood types, please donate at your earliest convenience. We are open at the blood center, 7500 Wallace Blvd., until 5:30pm today, 8:00am-4:30pm on Friday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Saturday. We will also be at Westgate Mall for our Annual Mother's Day Blood Drive this Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm at Center Court. For a complete list of mobiles in your area, visit www.thegiftoflife.org and click on blood drive calendar. Thank you, in advance, for your immediate help!
  • KGNC Agri-Business Coverage Expands
    The KGNC Golden Spread Agri-Business Update with James Hunt & Shannon Gray is now on Saturdays from 5am-6am. Get even more agriculture news.
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    Listen to NewsDay Amarillo with Tim Butler every Thursday morning at 7:10 to join the KGNC Coffee Club. Each winner gets 2 KGNC Travel Coffee Mugs, our KGNC special blend coffee from Red Light Coffee - 3700 West 6th and a half-dozen Bagels from The Bagel Place - 3301 Bell.


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LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES

Amarillo Thunderheads Win Season Opener 9-1

In their first regular season game as the Thunderheads, Amarillo picked up an easy win over Laredo 9-1. Matt Larkins earned the win with the start pitching five innings allowing just four hits and striking out four batters. Taylor Smart went 4-5 with three RBI in the win. The Thunderheads will play game two of their series with Laredo tonight starting at 7:30.

Ryan Palmer Tied for 40th at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Ryan Palmer gets off to a good start at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial as he shot a one under 69 for the first round. He is currently tied for 40th on the leaderboard and five strokes behind the leaders Kevin Na and Jordan Spieth who are among four golfers tied for first at six under. Palmer will tee off for the second round this morning at 8:17.

WT Sports Update

The WT men's and women's track and field teams began day one of the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Some highlights of day one is junior Mireia Guarner breaking the school record in the 1500 meters with a time of four minutes and 28.72 seconds as she and six of her other teammates qualified for event finals. Junior Paul Alongo finished tied for 13th with a 7.33-meter jump. The lady Buff 400-meter relay team finished second in their heat to automatically qualify. Day two of the National Championships will continue on this afternoon.

WT softball player Renee Erwin was named the Division II Ron Lenz National Player of the Year. Erwin becomes the second player to win the award twice and the first to ever win it in back-to-back seasons. She finished her season hitting .424 with 23 home runs and 71 RBI.
 

High School Baseball/ Softball Playoff Update

The Canyon Lady Eagles softball team will be taking on the defending state champions Aledo in tonight's Region 1-5A semifinals as part of their three game series. Canyon is currently 30-7 on the season with Aledo unbeaten at 17-0. First pitch will be at 7 pm. Other softball playoff games today, Snyder takes on Mineral Wells, Shallowater plays Comanche, and Lubbock Coronado battles Keller.

High school baseball playoff action continued on yesterday as Booker threw a no hitter against Gruver in an 11-1 win in a mercy rule decision. And West Texas High scored five runs in extra innings to take a 6-1 win over Clarendon.

Scott Stevens Overall Champion of Amarillo CC Men's Senior Club Championship

In the Amarillo CC Men's Senior Club Championship, Brian McKee took the win in the 50-59 Division, H.R. Kelly took the 70 plus Division, and KGNC's very own Scott Stevens won the 60-69 Division and was the overall champion. The next tournment will be the Miller Lite Open at Comanche Trail on May 29th through the 31st.

Amarillo Venom-Texas Revolution Preview

The Amarillo Venom get set for their critical home game this weekend as they face off against the Texas Revolution. The Venom come into the contest with a 6-3 record and a tough four overtime win over Duke City this past Saturday 89-86. Amarillo is just a half game behind Wichita for first place in the league. Kickoff for Saturday's game will be at 7:05 pm.

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