WACO -- Breaking through to reach a level that has never been reached before is a thrill for a team that been working toward a goal for so long. But when the final chapter takes a wrong turn, there is some bittersweetness involved.
WACO -- Trinity Christian spent most of the last 3½ months testing its mettle against high-level competition with the idea that the pressure would pay off when things mattered the most.
WACO -- Lubbock Christian was a dominant team the last few weeks of the season, running roughshod over any opponent that got in the way – and that’s a major reason why the Lady Eagles advanced to the TAPPS state semifinals for the sixth time in program history.
ABILENE -- Trinity Christian had a chance to make a first impression against Arlington Grace Prep on Saturday and sure made the most of it.
HAWLEY -- Ashlyn Lott allowed just one unearned run over 5 innings with 5 strikeouts to spur Lubbock Christian past Arlington Pantego Christian 11-1 in a TAPPS Division III regional-round playoff matchup.
To become the hunted in the playoffs, you have to accomplish a lot over the months leading up to this point of a season.
Lady Mustangs will lean on Thurman's clutch bat & Flores in the circle and sat the top of the batting order against El Paso Hanks.
For most of this season, Lubbock Christian coach Ches Tucker knew that practices -- and sometimes even games -- were going to be a timeshare situation.
Cadon Everett didn’t wait too long to get Trinity Christian started Monday night against Dallas Shelton, and he made sure the finish was quick as well.
ABILENE -- Trinity Christian’s offense wasted no time setting the tone Tuesday and Lilli Underwood made sure the early support was plenty in an area-round romp against Fort Worth Lake Country in a 15-0 triumph at Poly Wells Field.
COLLEYVILLE -- Lubbock Christian pitcher Riley Schroeder dodged trouble on a regular basis Tuesday night against Covenant Christian, and that kept the Eagles in range in a TAPPS Division III area-round playoff game.
ABILENE -- Lubbock Christian had to wait a while to get the TAPPS Division III playoffs started, but once the Eagles took the diamond on Monday, they made sure their bats were busy.
Seems that Estacado has the dramatic rally thing crossed off its to-do list as the playoffs arrive.
FORT WORTH -- There will be tough tests ahead for Trinity Christian when the TAPPS playoffs get rolling, so why not test the water a little beforehand?
With the regular-season finish line in sight, several city baseball teams have business to take care of in the next two games.
After 14 innings of offensive malaise, Coronado came out with a purpose Friday against Abilene Cooper. And ignited by a quick start, the Mustangs finished the week strongly with a 7-4 victory against Abilene Cooper at O’Banion Field.
TEMPLE -- All Saints won the TAPPS Class 2A state championship on Tuesday at Wildflower Country Club, the Patriots’ fourth consecutive title and fifth in the last six years the tournament has been conducted.
TEMPLE -- A big first day was just enough cushion for Southcrest Christian to claim the 2021 Class 2A state championship on Tuesday at Wildflower Country Club.
ABILENE -- Lubbock-Cooper’s day had not gone well for most of the first 5 innings against Abilene Wylie ace Brooks Gay.
Lubbock Christian sent 20 batters to the plate in an explosive 7th inning to snap a tie in a slugfest with Division III-District 1 rival Trinity Christian on the way to a 25-11 triumph.
ABILENE -- Makenna Sandoval and Tatiana Trotter both hit inside-the-park home runs and drove in 3 runs apiece to help Monterey stay in a first-place tie in District 4-5A with an 8-4 victory against Abilene Wylie on Friday.
COLLEYVILLE -- Josh Redding had a pair of hits and 3 RBIs, and Karson Leatherwood came on to record the final out of the game with the tying run 90 feet away to preserve a 5-4 victory for Lubbock Christian vs. Colleyville Christian in a TAPPS Division III-District 1 game on Friday.
Hollyn Joachim homered twice and drove in five runs, and Monterey scored all seven of its runs in the final two innings in a 7-1 victory against Lubbock High in District 4-5A play on Tuesday.
Trinity Christian had a plan going into its game Monday at Lubbock Christian, and after a gut-punch loss two days earlier, the Lions were bound and determined to stick to it.