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NEW YORK -- Ex-Bulldog Brock Holt hit for the first post-season cycle in major league history Monday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 16-1 in the American League Division Series Game 3. Starting in place of Ian Kinsler at second base, Holt went 4-for-6, scored three runs and knocked in five as the Red Sox clubbed the Yankees with their most-lopsided playoff loss in history at Yankee Stadium and took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five game series. Holt singled to start a seven-run fourth inning, and also belted a two-run triple to right to cap the rally that gave Boston a 10-0 lead. In the eighth inning, he added a run-scoring double to centerfield. He hit a one-out, two-run home run into the rightfield bleachers off catcher-turned-relief pitcher Austin Romine in the ninth inning that provided Boston its final runs. Holt's cycle is the second of his career. He first cycled on June 16, 2015, during a 9-4 win over Atlanta at Fenway Park. In that game, as a leadoff hitter, he went 4-for-5, scored twice and knocked in two runs against Braves starter Julio Teheran and reliever Sugar Ray Marimon. Holt is the second Red Sox player to hit for the cycle...

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Top-ranked Navarro's women's soccer program saw a third non-conference match cancelled Saturday. The Bulldogs were scheduled to meet LSU-Eunice at Moore Park in Lafayette, but lightning and thunderstorms delayed the 1 pm start.  The teams attempted to move to Clark Field, but the match was canceled because of unplayable field conditions. Saturday's forecast for Lafayette area by The Weather Channel indicated a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Navarro now has seen scheduled matches against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa, Butler and LSU-Eunice wiped out this season. The NOC-Tonkawa cancelation occurred one day after Lady Mavericks' coaches resigned and the school didn't have any other coaching personnel available to drive the team to Corsicana for a 10 am Saturday match.  The match against Butler CC, Ks., scheduled at Rose State College in Midwest City, Ok., was cancelled in advance of severe weather outbreaks in Oklahoma. Coach Alicia Wilson's Bulldogs (10-0-1/8-0) return to Region XIV match play Friday, October 12, when they travel to Lufkin to face the Angelina Roadrunners at Jase Majors Field....

By MIKE MONTFORT Navarro scored four touchdowns within a 2:56 span of the first period and cruised to a 70-8 non-conference win Saturday over the Texas A&T Drillers.Coach Jim Gush's Bulldogs led 49-8 at halftime. The teams agreed to play 10-minute quarters with running clock during the second half of the game. The Bulldogs amassed 19 first downs on 37 offensive plays, resulting in 463 yards. Quarterbacks Parker McNeil, Michael Massarella and Zadock Dinkelmann combined to complete 9-of-10 passes for 191 yards and 4 touchdowns.  After McNeil completed 6-of-7 for 108 yards and three scores in the first half, Massarella took snaps during the third period and Dinkelmann came on in the final quarter. Jared Wyatt caught TD passes of 19 and 27 from McNeil in the first period. Josh Lister snagged a 27-yard scoring pass from McNeil in the second quarter. Massarella, during a 16-play third period, threw a 51-yard scoring pass to Keaton Dudik for his first TD of the season. Dudik accounted for 120 yards offense and three touchdowns. He scored on first-half scoring runs of 61 and 4 yards before making the TD reception. Jordan Humphrey led Navarro rushers with 11-109-2. NC's defense contributed a score when linebacker Kody Fulp picked up an A&T fumble...

By MIKE MONTFORT The floor at Wolens Special Events Center officially will be renamed "Lewis Orr Court" to honor Navarro's Hall of Fame Basketball Coach. [caption id="attachment_913987" align="alignright" width="181"] Wolens SEC floor dedicated as 'Lewis Orr Court' to honor NJCAA Hall of Fame Coach November 3.[/caption] Coach Orr will be honored with a luncheon preceding the dedication of the floor at halftime on Saturday, Nov. 3, Navarro Athletic Director Michael Landers announced Thursday. Orr's name is synonymous with Navarro Basketball.  He spent 37 years as an NJCAA head coach -- 32 of that here.  He collected 678 wins -- third most among Texas junior college basketball coaches -- and was inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame in the Class of 2009.  That year, Navarro reached the NJCAA Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, Ks., for the first time. Work began Thursday on the Wolens SEC court that will soon bear his name, Landers said. Landers thanked donors and Bulldog supporters that have helped make this possible. For more information, or to make a contribution to the project, please contact us at 903-875-7488 or via email at michael.landers@navarrocollege.edu. The rendition of Lewis Orr Court at The Wolens Special Events Center: ...

By MIKE MONTFORT Top-ranked Navarro got 4 goals from Megan Thompson and 2 each from Valentina Carvajal and Andrea Rabanales in a 10-1 Region XIV win Wednesday  over Northeast Texas. Thompson, a freshman forward from Mansfield, became the fourth Bulldog to record a hat trick this season as Coach Alicia Wilson's Bulldogs won their ninth straight match and remained unbeaten after 11 contests. [caption id="attachment_913978" align="alignleft" width="300"] Andrea Rabanales (19)[/caption] Thompson tallied Navarro's first goal of the game and added three more in the second half.  Now with a goal-count that ballooned to six on the season, Thompson scored the Bulldogs' first in each half, and nailed the team's final two of the game -- the last occurring with about five minutes left. Carvajal, the Colombian sophomore, celebrated her NJCAA Player of The Week Award, with two goals.  Her 11th of the year made it 4-0; the 12th of the season for NC's second-leading scorer made it 7-1. Rabanales also contributed a pair of goals. Sophomore Vianey Rivera and Santa Fe, Tx., freshman Alyssa Williams each scored their first goals of the year to round out Navarro's attack. The Bulldogs, wearing pink jerseys in October to raise awareness of breast cancer, led 5-0 at intermission. Wednesday's 10-1 rout completed...