It was a big performance for former Foster star Ceedee Lamb as he helped No. 4 Oklahoma win a 49-31 shootout with Houston to open the 2019 season.

Lamb scored his first touchdown of the season on a 45-yard reception from QB Jalen Hurts in the second quarter. It was his 19th career touchdown catch and he finished the game with 46 yards on two receptions.

“I actually lost (Jalen). When I turned around, I didn’t know where he was, I just saw the ball in the air,” Lamb said of the touchdown catch. “He told me when we got to the sideline that he had to scoot into the pocket, and then that’s when I lost him, because I didn’t know where that was. He did a great job throwing the ball in the run and getting the ball where it needs to be.”

The touchdown reception gives Lamb more than 2,000 career receiving yards (now at 2,011) and he becomes the 10th OU receiver to do so.

Grichuk blasts No. 24 for Blue Jays

Lamar Consolidated product and Toronto Blue Jay outfielder Randal Grichuk hit his 24th home run of the season on Monday in a 6-3 loss to Atlanta.

Grichuk is hitting .234 on the season, with 62 RBIs. In his last 15 games, he is hitting .351 with 10 hits and two homers.

Longhorns performing well in college volleyball

A pair of former George Ranch volleyball stars is making big impacts on their respective college volleyball teams to open the season.

Valerie Valerian continues to play strong for North Texas as she had 19 kills on Friday and 15 on Saturday to help the Mean Green get wins over Pepperdine and Tulsa.

The sophomore middle blocker was named to the all-tournament team and has North Texas at 2-1 to start the season.

Meanwhile, Miami (Fla.) lost its opening match of the season in a four-set loss to Missouri, but was led by freshman outside hitter Kennedy Prince, who tallied six kills off 11 attempts. She also had three aces and a block.

The powerful hitter showed why she could be one of the ’Canes’ weapons on offense this season and head coach Jose “Keno” Gandara was impressed with what he saw in the former Longhorn’s first collegiate match.

“Kennedy’s a very powerful player and she’s learning how to manage that on offense,” Gandara said. “She’s doing a lot for us and keeps growing as a player. We’re excited to watch her grow this season as she’ll be taking on a lot of responsibility.”

Other notes

Former George Ranch star Quintin Morris caught five passes for 65 yards and two touchdowns in Bowling Green’s 46-3 win over Morgan State on Saturday… Victoria Andrene, a track athlete from Travis, took an official visit to Penn State this past weekend… Needville’s Thomas Schrenck announced that he has signed to play baseball at New Mexico Junior College… Foster football players Cody Jackson and Reuben Fathereee II were both hosted by Oklahoma at Sunday night’s game against Houston.

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