2021 HUBCITYPREPS.COM ALL-CITY VOLLEYBALL
All Saints ripped through the postseason without losing a single set to claim its first state championship since 2016.
WEST -- It took high-level play for Lubbock Christian to get back to the final weekend of the volleyball season for the first time since 2005.
It wasn’t as if All Saints was falling apart at the seams back in late September when it dropped a taut five-set match to Kingdom Prep to begin the District 1-2A season.
ABILENE -- Lubbock Christian has big plans on the basketball court this season, but that will have to wait a while.
ARLINGTON -- Lubbock Christian is certainly getting the hang of this playoff success thing.
From the time Lubbock-Cooper began to grow in leaps and bounds as a school, there have been mileposts along the way for every athletic program. Barometers to see if their growth on their playing field has stuck close to the path that the school has.
Kingdom Prep got back to its winnings ways Saturday and leaned on its two biggest stars to do so. The Lady Warriors fought past Longview Trinity in four sets – 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, 25-15 -- in a TAPPS Class 2A bi-district match to snap a two-game skid, with both losses against crosstown foe …
PECOS -- Lubbock-Cooper roared past Ysleta in three sets Friday in the Class 5A area round to set up a showdown with a familiar foe in the regional quarterfinals.
LITTLEFIELD -- Lubbock-Cooper players had waited 11 months to get back to this stage. So when the Lady Pirates took the court Tuesday against Plainview in a Class 5A bi-district playoff match, there was plenty of of focus and intensity to go around.
There is beauty in both the journey and the struggle, and Monterey embraced both against a talented Amarillo High program on Tuesday in a Class 5A bi-district playoff matchup at The New Box.
PECOS -- Frenship’s season ended in a tight contest against El Paso Coronado on Tuesday. The Tigers dropped a Class 6A bi-district match in three sets – 25-23, 25-19, 26-24. Devyn Nairn led Frenship (23-17) with 9 kills. Addison McClure logged 8, Andrea Laughlin added 7and Taylor Boyd had 6.…
The first matchup between All-Saints and Kingdom Prep this season resulted in the Lady Warriors’ first-ever win between the two city does. The second was a chance for vengeance for the Lady Patriots and forged a tie for the 2021 District 1-2A championship and a rubber match.
The third, final and most conclusive phase of the 2021 season gets started Tuesday for four Lubbock teams. The UIL postseason began Monday around the state and four of the city’s six public schools are in action Tuesday in the bi-district round.
The unstoppable force met the immovable object Friday night when Kingdom Prep collided with an All-Saints program that has dominated District 1-2A play since its inception.
The crosstown rivalry between Lubbock Christian and Trinity Christian needed one more showcase Thursday night after the teams split during the regular season, and this time the No. 2 playoff seed from District 1-4A was at stake.
Every team with playoff aspirations has players willing and able to step to the forefront and deliver the kind of plays that can turn a match around.
A battle for pride and playoff aspirations came to life when Lubbock High and Monterey clashed on Tuesday.
Trinity Christian and Lubbock Christian went on the road and took care of business against Willow Park Trinity this weekend to set up a third matchup against each other this season.
Half the District 1-2A showdown is set in stone after All Saints barreled past Ascension Academy on Friday.
Reigning District 4-5A champion Lubbock-Cooper reeled in another league crown on Friday against Monterey, while running its winning streak to 19 games.
Kingdom Prep seniors Natalie Poe and Bella Rodgers know what is on the line in the program's fourth season begins to wind down -- a share of the team’s first TAPPS District 1-2A championship.
Site publisher Randy Rosetta will spend a few minutes each week with KAMC Sports Director David Collier to chat about sports in the Hub City.