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.
Patriarch Larry Hays carved legendary status at LCU and Texas Tech, then his sons followed in his footsteps to lay the groundwork for Lubbock Christian standouts Hampton, Kaytee and Kelsee Hays.
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.
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.
Lubbock players will be impossible to miss when the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches All-Star Games unfolds Saturday at Lubbock-Cooper’s Pirate Field/First United Park.
Lubbock Christian and Trinity Christian filled up the 2019 All-District 1-3A team in a season when both were contenders for at the state level.
Lubbock Christian and Trinity Christian landed six players apiece on the TAPPS All-District 1-3A first team voted on by the league coaches.
The summer season for high school athletes gets revved up this week, and for the fifth year in a row, that makes for a busy four weeks at and around Frenship High School for several Hub City boys basketball teams.
CROSBY -- Willow Park Trinity pitcher Chance Roberts stifled the Lubbock Christian offense like not many pitchers have all season in a TAPPS Class 3A state semifinal game at The Ballparks at Crosby High School on Wednesday.
CROSBY -- Relentless to the end, Lubbock Christian came within a swing here or there of getting its shot at a state championship.
For Lubbock Christian, the horizon for the end of the 2019 season has arrived, and the timing seems about right. Because the Eagles are where they have gotten very used to being at this time of year with a goal that remains the same, and they might just be playing their best baseball all season.
Lubbock Christian knows the way to the TAPPS 3A State Tournament. It’s been a few years since the Lady Eagles have gotten this far down the playoff road, though, with one obstacle keeping them away.
ABILENE -- Merritt McPherson smacked a run-scoring double to kick-start a four-run inning that spurred Lubbock Christian to a 6-2 victory against Colleyville Covenant Christian on Saturday in a TAPPS Class 3A state quarterfinal game at Crutcher Scott Field.
Softball and baseball playoff action gets underway all around West Texas the next two days with nine Lubbock teams taking aim at the next step down the postseason path.
HERMLEIGH -- Lubbock Christian did its job by filling up the bases consistently against Kennedale Fellowship in the first 2 innings on Thursday.
There was bound to a little rust for Lubbock Christian when it finally got back on the diamond in a real-game atmosphere on Wednesday in a delayed area-round playoff matchup with Arlington Grace Prep.
Lubbock Christian stayed patient and removed all the drama quickly Tuesday, scoring 17 1st-inning runs on the way to a 20-0 victory against Austin Hill Country Christian in a TAPPS Class 3A area-round game.
Two teams that were separated by very little on the diamond this season get the TAPPS Class 3A playoffs started on Tuesday.
WACO -- Cash Howard capped one successful season before transitioning to a postseason run in another.
The dust has settled on a hectic and mostly successful weekend for Hub City softball and baseball teams, and the next round of action is set for all the teams still alive.
As the TAPPS state track & field meet plays out Saturday at Midway High School in Waco, competitors and spectators might be surprised with what they see from Trinity Christian’s Daniel Wheeler.
Monterey’s baseball got the party started with a win over Aledo secured in the bottom of the 7th inning on Thursday and the rest of the Hub City’s baseball and softball teams jump into action Friday around West Texas. Three more teams get started in the bi-district round of the baseball post…
FORT WORTH -- Lubbock Christian turned in a strong day at the TAPPS Class 4A North Region Meet last weekend with both teams finishing second overall and 24 athletes qualifying for the State Meet this weekend in Waco.