SAN ANGELO -- Coronado and Frenship got the weekend started right with three victories apiece Friday at the Nita Vannoy Classic.
Frenship and Lubbock High went toe-to-toe for a set before the Lady Tigers seized control and wore the Lady Westerners down on the way to a 25-21, 25-16, 25-6 victory Tuesday night.
With a senior-laden roster, Lubbock-Cooper marked plenty off its to-do list last fall -- including some memorable items in a new district that presented a stiffer challenge than the past.
As the husband of a teacher and father of two daughters, I have learned to understand how quickly each summer blazes by. Doesn’t make it any easier to accept, but I have learned to recognize that the early weeks of August are when the grind really starts to set in.
ABILENE -- Monterey stormed back from an up-and-down opening day at the Bev Ball Tournament to log three victories and take the Silver Bracket championship on Saturday.
SHALLOWATER -- Estacado broke the seal on its 2019 season with a pair of victories in three matches Friday at the BSN Shallowater Tournament.
DENTON -- Lubbock-Cooper roared back from a season-opening loss by dismantling three opponents on the first day of the Denton Ryan Kick-Off Classic on Thursday.
Monterey began the new volleyball season with a bittersweet day Tuesday, topping Greenwood then falling to Tascosa at The New Box.
Summer comes to an early end, with beaches and barbecues replaced by renewed expectations as volleyball teams around Lubbock get the 2019 season rolling in season-opening matches on Tuesday.
This introductory column originally ran on Feb. 4, 2019. Not much has changed, but the last six months have certainly recharged an old sportswriter's batteries.
Chip Darden came up with a plan when he jumped into a profession that he sort of knew was always going to be his path all along.
Normally a July night is a fairly quiet time for a teacher and coach on summer break. Michele Matticks has encountered quite the opposite this week. But that’s a good sign for a coach and a school poised to step into a new arena when the new school year arrives.
A banner spring on the diamond featured seven of Lubbock’s eight schools punching postseason tickets and five of those advancing at least to the third round -- highlighted by Monterey’s journey to the Class 5A regional final before falling to state champion Colleyville Heritage and Lubbock C…
Three district champions and three second-place crews highlighted the 2019 season in Lubbock and created plenty of strong individual performance along the way.
The Lady Pirates gained a strong dose of confidence from a playoff run last season, now they are hunting for the same kind of success with a revamped roster.
High school athletes don’t always totally embrace the significance of a moment or the impact they can make.
With temperatures threatening to hit double digits and the stakes not nearly as intense, a tournament at a team camp doesn’t register as make-or-break for any team involved.
It didn’t take a lot of math proficiency to figure out that Lubbock players would have an impact Saturday in the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game at Pirate Field. Not with 19 players from the Hub City in action in the annual event.
Lubbock players will be impossible to miss when the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches All-Star Games unfolds Saturday at Lubbock-Cooper’s Pirate Field/First United Park.
Lubbock-Cooper senior Jarred Gibson and Estacado junior Johnny Gomez were key cogs for their teams all spring long in 2019 and their seasons yielded an impressive honor.
Season-long dominance in District 3-5A helped Coronado, Monterey and Lubbock-Cooper fill up the 2019 all-district team voted on by the league coaches.
Not much separated the top four teams in District 3-5A this spring, and the all-district teams reflected as much. Amarillo, Coronado, Monterey and Lubbock-Cooper staged a five-week tug-of-war in league play, with the Sandies claiming the championship by a game over the Mustangs and Plainsmen…
The summer season for high school athletes gets revved up this week, and for the fifth year in a row, that makes for a busy four weeks at and around Frenship High School for several Hub City boys basketball teams.
GEORGETOWN -- Lubbock-Cooper shaved 9 shots off its team total Tuesday on the second day of the 2019 UIL Class 5A State Tournament at White Wing Golf Club but couldn’t make a strong enough charge to make a run at a team championship.
There is a strong bond connecting the five juniors who make up the Lubbock-Cooper Black crew that will compete at the 2019 Class 5A State Tournament Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting.
When you hear the words athletics or sports in the same sentence as Texas or Alabama, there might be an inclination to think of one sport in particular -- football. Mix in West Texas, and that’s even more of a guaranteed bet a gambler would take.
AUSTIN -- Lubbock athletes wrapped up the 2019 season at the State Meet in Austin on Friday and Saturday and showed up strong with a pair of state championships and a third-place finish as the centerpieces.