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.
MONAHANS -- Frenship was struggling to get its offense revved up Tuesday against El Paso Coronado in a Class 6A bi-district game.
AMARILLO -- Estacado’s frenetic style creates the ability to almost never be completely out of a game, and that was the case in crunch time Monday night against Dalhart in a Class 4A bi-district playoff game.
FORT STOCKTON -- Frenship found itself in a battle in the first half Tuesday against El Paso Pebble Hills in a Class 6A regional quarterfinal matchup.
MERKEL -- Wichita Falls Rider seized command in the opening stages of a Class 5A bi-district playoff game against Lubbock-Cooper and the Pirates couldn’t fully recover in a 54-49 loss.
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.
CLYDE -- Adlee Blacklock has established herself as one of the top players in the state in two seasons at Trinity Christian. She might never have been better than she was Saturday in a Class 4A regional game vs. Dallas Shelton.
EASTLAND -- All Saints is back in familiar territory after a solid tip-to-finish performance against Fort Worth Bethesda Christian on Saturday.
TAPPS basketball moves into the spotlight Saturday with seven games featuring Lubbock teams in action around West Texas in the regional round.
MERKEL -- Ashlynn Caddel came out firing, Maci Maddox came out aggressive and Frenship kept chugging along on Thursday with those two leading the way.
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.
PLANO -- Trinity Christian split two games at the Prestonwood Classic on Thursday, nabbing a 3-2 win vs. Grapevine Christian before falling to Prestonwood Christian 6-1.
SLATON -- Trinity Christian dropped a pair of close games at the Sadler Monument Tigerette Tournament on Thursday, falling to Slaton 6-5 and Brownfield 8-6.
MIDLAND -- Sharing the ball was a perfect cure for whatever hangover Frenship was feeling Tuesday in its regular-season finale. At least six players recorded points in all four quarters as the Tigers wrapped up the campaign with a 75-44 romp against Midland Lee.
Trinity Christian has to-shelf goals as the TAPPS playoffs began and that motivation was on full display Tuesday.
WOODROW -- Ideally, coaches prefer that their players have short memories. Revenge is a nice concept and all, but dwelling on what happened the first time two teams met can be a detriment.
Lubbock Christian had to wait a while to get the playoffs started because of playing in a small district, so the Lady Eagles were understandably a little antsy to get on the court to begin a promising journey.
BIG SPRING -- Monterey picked up right where it left off in the regular season when the 2020 Class 5A playoffs began on Tuesday.
Plainsmen Devin White & Dewayne Johnson break down win against Lubbock-Cooper that clinched No. 3 seed from District 3-5A.
Human nature and sports often get intertwined, even if there is a conscious effort to avoid the mingling of the two.
Lubbock Christian’s biggest offensive game of the season highlighted the Eagles’ three-game performance at the Private School Classic.
Trinity Christian capped a successful weekend at the Private School Classic with its second shutout of the week. The Lions won four games in their second week of action, three at the tournament in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
CANYON -- There was plenty of tense moments again when Estacado and Canyon collided Friday in District 3-4A. This time, though, the Matadors found a way to hold on for badly needed victory.