SWEETWATER -- Very rarely this season did Frenship run into a team with as much or more talent, but that was the case Tuesday in the Class 6A area round.
FORT STOCKTON -- When a season ends with every possible ounce of energy expended and every potential chance exhausted, some of the sting of disappointment dissipates.
PECOS -- Hard to imagine that the 2020 season won’t be memorable to Frenship for a litany of reasons. So why not create something new, different and a little more special along the way?
Kate Siegel & McKeely Underwood chat about the next chappenge for Lubbock-Cooper as the 5A playoffs commence.
Sometimes the reward of the grind of a regular season is knowing what lies ahead, even if that happens to be somewhat unknown to the primary cast of characters.
High hopes and an underdog mentality are front-and-center for city teams as the 2020 UIL playoffs get rolling for Classes 5A and 6A on Thursday.
VERNON -- All Saints’ season hit the finish line Tuesday against Ovilla Christian in the TAPPS Class 2A state semifinals, but the Patriots gave the two-time reigning state champions all they could handle along the way.
No letdown for Lubbock-Cooper. Just the finishing touches to a dominant District 4-5A season and a head of steam heading into the playoffs.
ABILENE -- All Saints is moving on in the Class 2A playoffs after slugging past Weatherford Christian on Saturday.
A 2½-week layoff in the middle of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic is not ideal for any team, and a loss following the return to action just adds to the disheartenment.
Lubbock-Cooper was pushed hard by Coronado in the final set of a District 4-5A matchup on Friday ahead of their respective playoff runs, and at one point the Lady Pirates faced a significant deficit.
Coronado inched ever closer to a play spot Thursday by taking care of business against Lubbock High in a match made up after the Westerners were sidelined 2½ weeks because of COVID-19.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship has crossed a myriad of items of its 2020 to-do list. On Tuesday, the Tigers added another notch to their belts with a gritty performance that yielded a notable prize.
All Saints continued a hot streak that has lasted the last six weeks by barreling past Covenant Classical in three sets Tuesday in a Class 2A area-round match.
ABILENE -- After a hectic pace to finish the regular season, Southcrest Christian got a few days to catch its breath and the respite paid off Monday night.
ABILENE -- Two weeks of quarantine made every match that much more meaningful for Lubbock Christian. So why not make the ride last as long as possible?
Lubbock-Cooper crept closer to its first district championship since 2017 by rolling past Abilene Wylie in three sets on Saturday.
Frenship continued its tear through District 2-6A on Friday with a straight-sets victory over Midland Lee at the Tiger Pit.
Kingdom Prep wrapped a strong stretch run by downing Southcrest Christian in three sets on Wednesday in a match to determine playoff seeding for District 1-2A.
ODESSA -- District 2-6A leader Frenship went south and flexed its muscle Tuesday, cruising past Odessa High in three sets (25-13, 25-15, 25-10).
Lubbock-Cooper’s building momentum came to a screeching halt on Monday. The No. 9-ranked Pirates’ season was put on a two-week hiatus due to an outbreak of COVID-19, the school announced.
ABILENE -- Lubbock-Cooper stayed firmly in first place in District 4-5A after overcoming a hiccup in the first set against Abilene Cooper on Friday.