HALTOM -- Monterey churned out four more wins Saturday to barrel to the Haltom Bluffs Tournament championship.
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.
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.
An uncertain future is a scary thing for a competitive athlete who isn’t ready to reach the finish line. So when two of Lubbock’s best pitchers from the 2019 season were left to wonder what lay ahead and didn’t have a concrete answer, there was some understandable angst.
Everything carries a price tag, especially something tangible like a UIL gold-ball trophy symbolizing a district championship or a playoff victory.
Cam Grant is astute enough to understand how most opponents likely think when they see him and his Monterey teammates line up across from them on the court.
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.
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.
The rich history of Lubbock Independent School Athletics will take a spin in the spotlight Saturday when the Class of 2019 Hall of Honor selections are officially inducted.
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…
An unexpected return provided a nice spark for Coronado on Friday at the McGavock 7-on-7 Tournament.
ABILENE -- From the first pitch of the game until the last Friday night, Monterey did an awful lot of things right against Colleyville Heritage in the opening game of a Class 5A best-of-three regional series.
Braden Benton was barely able to walk when baseball first began to tighten its grip on his heart and soul. As the youngest of three brothers whose lives have revolved around the game, he never really had a choice.
Advancing five rounds deep into the playoffs requires a lot of ingredients, no matter what team or what level.
The official start of the 2019 high school football season is 3 months away, but one of the biggest and best summer tuneups for the new season unfolds Friday in Lubbock and five Hub City programs are in the thick of things.
ABILENE -- An idea had already emerged in Monterey coach Kent Meador’s mind. Jaden Guerrero just added his own jolt of confidence to the equation.
Memories of a senior year are unique and pretty much impossible to replicate. When you are successful in various ways, sometimes those memories can intersect and stack up and maybe even blur together.
ABILENE -- Monterey walked onto the Crutcher Scott Field diamond in unfamiliar territory against Lake Dallas on Saturday, a season on a different precipice than it had been at any time in a magical postseason march.
ABILENE -- Monterey hitters produced their fair share of solid swings against Lake Dallas ace Ryan Depperschmidt on Friday, some that generated damage.
Pitching can seem like a complex, tough-to-master proposition for young players making the jump to the varsity level.
When Monterey rolls up to a ballpark and files off the bus, there aren’t going to be a whole lot of heads turned or lingering stares.