With the long grind of the regular season over, seven Hub City teams will shift gears this week and jump into the 2023 playoffs.
SOFTBALL | The next time proves to be the best time, as Monterey gets off the mat to top Abilene Wylie
Sports tend to offer up a lot of nexts.
As trite as it might sound, there was really only one goal on Lubbock-Cooper’s to-do list Friday in an afternoon showdown against Monterey.
Abilene High caught Monterey’s attention Thursday and that might not have been the best idea.
Monterey has ruled the District 4-5A roost the last few seasons in large part because of the kind of offensive firepower that made opponents pick their poison.
Monterey's Haley Neuman & Jaden Smith talk about a thorough District 4-5A triumph.
BASEBALL | Jolly's grit, steady offensive execution propel Plainsmen past Bulldogs in district opener
When Jackson Jolly trotted out to the mound on Tuesday as the starting pitcher for Monterey in its 2023 District 4-5A opener against Abilene Wylie, there was a short list of things he didn’t want to do.
BASEBALL | Plainsmen conjure up the perfect recipe to claim their district opener vs. Abilene Wylie, 4-2
Monterey's Carter Bovkoon & Jackson Jolly chat about a gritty win.
Monterey jumped out early and never looked back Tuesday in a 15-6 win against Coronado in a District 4-5A opener at Rosenow Field.
BOYS SOCCER | Plainsmen fight to gritty 0-0 standoff in showdown for district lead against Abilene High
Perfection in sports is a feat achieved by so few over the course of a season. Even at that, the mountain to climb towards being the best is daunting, and it takes a combination of grit and toughness to see who is worthy of being a top dog.
Knocking down shots tends to have an impact on any game, and when there just aren’t a lot of shots being hoisted to begin with, a team’s success or lake thereof is magnified.
FORT STOCKTON -- Monterey was steady for three quarters and Zyrin Brantley made sure his team had enough firepower at crunch time to outlast El Paso Andress on Friday in a Class 5A area-round playoff game.
Lubbock-Cooper's red-hot early shooting touch and late-game tenacity add up to a 60-52 triumph against the top-ranked Lady Plainsmen
There’s always going to be someone gunning for the top team when there’s a clear No. 1 in the standings. Playing as well as Monterey has all season, the target has been placed squarely on the Plainsmen in District 4-5A..
WICHITA FALLS -- Climbing to the top of any mountain usually requires some adjustments along the way and an occasional step back to reassess the path in front of you.
Monterey's Zyrin Brantley & second-year coach Josh Davis chat about the next step on the playoff trail.
ABERNATHY -- Monterey was able to translate its regular-season season into a bi-district success on Tuesday by defeating Plainview 68-52.
FORT STOCKTON -- Nightmares of a matchup with El Paso Americas from years past didn’t make any impact on Frenship on Tuesday in a Class 6A bi-district playoff game.
No.-1ranked Monterey punches ticket to the Region I-5A Tournament by winning epic thriller vs. Lady Sandies
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