WEEK 1 (Aug. 27-28)
ABILENE -- Between the hugs, Chip Darden did OK Saturday as an uncommonly warm winter day faded into the gloaming at Wildcat Stadium.
Loss of a legend: A Lubbock icon and a powerful influence to many, his memory will be enduring.
AMARILLO -- Cooper Hamilton and Preston Schmid don’t have a ton of experience with the rigors of District 3-5A, but the duo made sure their first splash was a big one for Coronado.
Claire Decker made sure Monterey got off to a good start Tuesday against Coronado. Aubri Campbell added the exclamation point.
MIDLAND -- Lubbock-Cooper won its second game of the day and third game in a row by clipping Weatherford 5-2 Saturday at the Midland Tournament of Champions.
WYLIE -- Malloree Smith supplied four hits while Theron Zachary and Mina Luna had three apiece to help Lubbock-Cooper rally past Sachse for a 6-5 victory at the Wylie Tournament on Thursday. The Lady Pirates dropped their first game of the tournament, 12-3 to Rockwall.
MERKEL -- Wichita Falls Rider seized command in the opening stages of a Class 5A bi-district playoff game against Lubbock-Cooper and the Pirates couldn’t fully recover in a 54-49 loss.
MIDLAND -- Sharing the ball was a perfect cure for whatever hangover Frenship was feeling Tuesday in its regular-season finale. At least six players recorded points in all four quarters as the Tigers wrapped up the campaign with a 75-44 romp against Midland Lee.
WOODROW -- Ideally, coaches prefer that their players have short memories. Revenge is a nice concept and all, but dwelling on what happened the first time two teams met can be a detriment.
Plainsmen Devin White & Dewayne Johnson break down win against Lubbock-Cooper that clinched No. 3 seed from District 3-5A.
DIMMITT -- Lubbock-Cooper had plenty left in the tank when the fourth quarter arrived Thursday against Palo Duro. As a result of a sprint to the finish line vs. the Lady Dons, Cooper is headed back to the Class 5A playoffs.