Sports News

As we are only a few days from the opening of the general Texas whitetail deer season many folks are asking about what to expect. Some of them have yet to book hunting leases. There are still others that have early season spots, but are considering other areas later in the season

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There is some very good news coming from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and it centers on the fact that white-tailed deer are in good condition, with above-average numbers of mature bucks in the herd. That translates into better trophy potential than last season, and more venison for the freezer.

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For the third consecutive year, nominations to the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot have reached an all-time high. A total of 301 possible candidates have been nominated to the race, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 17. That number represents a 19.4 percent increase over last year’s total of 252 nominations.

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It’s been another tough season for the Lamar Cardinal football program. After a 56-7 home loss to Sam Houston State last weekend, leading rusher Herschel Sims told head coach Ray Woodard he was leaving the team and would transfer at the end of the semester.

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Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 20-66, .303
Best Bets: 3-6, .500
Longshots: 0-6, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .474

Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 20-66, .303
Best Bets: 3-6, .500
Longshots: 3-5, .600
Top 3 picks in the $: .504

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