To a high school kid, especially one bubbling with talent like Estacado’s Jermiah Dobbins, the concept of slowing down is sort of like trying to explain how their parents didn’t carry a phone in their pocket all the time or only had a handful of channels to choose from on television.
With an offense like Coronado’s that churns out big statistical numbers and regularly lights up scoreboards, there is plenty of attention to go around.
Two years of quarterback uncertainty have taken a measurable toll on Frenship’s football fortunes.
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.
When Jay Northcutt got to Frenship three years ago, he spent some time every day observing athletes in different sports to take stock of where the best athletes roamed on the school’s growing campus.
Chip Darden came up with a plan when he jumped into a profession that he sort of knew was always going to be his path all along.
A 2-way starter on the line in football, a cornerstone in powerlifting & wrestling and a member of the band, the Lubbock High senior makes an impact in a myriad of ways.
By the third year as a key member on the varsity for a program with top-shelf expectations, you had better possess a little swagger.
When Sonny Dykes got back home to Texas in December of 2017, there were a handful of things he had to do to get reacquainted with the state where he has spent a good chunk of his life and coaching career.
A frustrating first season of watching & waiting at the college level prompted a transfer to Navarro College where the former Coronado star will play for Scott Parr.
When you think about the term “full-circle,” it makes sense to consider it a journey that starts and ends at the same place. One circular trip to get back where you once were.
If there is something Coronado can count on this fall, it’s that the Mustang offense will do some damage on a regular basis.
Like a lot of people, Kevin Spiller kept a mental journal of the sage advice he got from his father through the years -- those memorable nuggets of wisdom that can be applied to different facets of life when you get a little off track.
Back on a steamy West Texas night last August, Sawyer Robertson was right where he had dreamed of being for an awful long time.
Whenever a high school athlete endures an injury serious enough to cost them playing time, there tends to be a myriad of emotions.
Everything looked and just felt right to Joe Cluley 3½ years ago when he was pondering a job offer to come to Lubbock and be the defensive coordinator at Estacado. Pretty much all the necessary boxes were checked.
Summer sports for high school athletes tend to be a casual way to make sure skills stay sharp, maybe with some team-bonding blended in for good measure.
Coronado knows the who and when for its trip to the Adidas Championships | Texas 7-on-7 Tournament this weekend in College Station.
Quarterback has been a revolving door for Frenship the last two seasons with a rash of injuries causing an unwanted parade onto the field at that vital position.
The rich history of Lubbock Independent School Athletics will take a spin in the spotlight Saturday when the Class of 2019 Hall of Honor selections are officially inducted.
An unexpected return provided a nice spark for Coronado on Friday at the McGavock 7-on-7 Tournament.
Seth Parr isn’t looking for a few good young men. He already knows he has several of those in place after another successful campaign in 2018.
The official start of the 2019 high school football season is 3 months away, but one of the biggest and best summer tuneups for the new season unfolds Friday in Lubbock and five Hub City programs are in the thick of things.