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.
Loss of a legend: A Lubbock icon and a powerful influence to many, his memory will be enduring.
Monterey senior Brylee Clifford and Co. put in a solid effort throughout a District 3-5A run to edge their way into second place, and the squad was ready to give its all to retain that standing when it took on Lubbock High in league play on Friday.
The Lady Plainsmen won their final match before UIL-mandated pause in response to the Corona virus.
SAN MARCOS -- Monterey capped a strong opening day at the Rattler Spring Break Classic by routing host San Marcos 13-0 in 3 innings on Thursday.
Baseball is a game where the expected and unexpected often collide and create a high level of competition.
Claire Decker made sure Monterey got off to a good start Tuesday against Coronado. Aubri Campbell added the exclamation point.
EL PASO -- Monterey ace Lex Garcia was nearly perfect, and his offense gave him support early and often in an 11-0 victory against El Paso Eastwood at the Southwestern University Classic on Thursday.
MONAHANS -- In a game when neither team had managed much of a foothold for 24 minutes, an 8-point lead seemed like a pretty steep hill to climb.
ANSON -- Monterey spent most of the first half Tuesday against Aledo a little wobbly as it got a feel for how the Bearcats operated. Then the Plainsmen spent the second half harassing their bi-district opponent and knocking them completely out of their comfort zone.
CHILDRESS -- The ball was in the right hands at the right time with the game on the line Monday when Monterey and Wichita Falls Rider tangled in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal game.
WOLFFORTH -- Early-season tournaments can be a mystery for teams. There are usually some unfamiliar opponents which make how to approach things a little hazy.
FORT STOCKTON -- There may be a method to slowing Monterey down – a way to neutralize all the different Lady Plainsmen threats.
Torrey Hogan was dazzling to outduel Kamryn Cottrell and Angelica Abila got the offense ignited with a leadoff homer in the 1st inning.