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.
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.
CROWLEY -- Liberty Christian shrugged off 5 tough innings against Lubbock Christian ace Alex Timmons by scoring three runs in each of the last two innings for a 7-4 come-from-behind victory against the Eagles in season-opening action at the Private School Classic.
FORT WORTH -- Stellar pitching for 10 innings and some timely hustle were a good mix for Trinity Christian in a season-opening come-from-behind victory against Fort Worth Southwest Christian.
For the next nine months, Cash Howard doesn’t plan on enjoying a whole lot of free time. After that, he might have to fill some voids, but the future can wait.
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.
An uncertain future is a scary thing for a competitive athlete who isn’t ready to reach the finish line. So when two of Lubbock’s best pitchers from the 2019 season were left to wonder what lay ahead and didn’t have a concrete answer, there was some understandable angst.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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-Cooper senior Jarred Gibson and Estacado junior Johnny Gomez were key cogs for their teams all spring long in 2019 and their seasons yielded an impressive honor.
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.
Estacado’s dynamic duo headlined a crew of seven Matador players who earned All-District 3-4A recognition in a vote of league coaches – five on the first team and two on the second.
Not much separated the top four teams in District 3-5A this spring, and the all-district teams reflected as much. Amarillo, Coronado, Monterey and Lubbock-Cooper staged a five-week tug-of-war in league play, with the Sandies claiming the championship by a game over the Mustangs and Plainsmen…
Five Frenship players earned recognition on the 2019 All-District 2-6A team voted on by the league coaches.
ABILENE -- From the first pitch of the game until the last Friday night, Monterey did an awful lot of things right against Colleyville Heritage in the opening game of a Class 5A best-of-three regional series.
Braden Benton was barely able to walk when baseball first began to tighten its grip on his heart and soul. As the youngest of three brothers whose lives have revolved around the game, he never really had a choice.
Advancing five rounds deep into the playoffs requires a lot of ingredients, no matter what team or what level.
ABILENE -- An idea had already emerged in Monterey coach Kent Meador’s mind. Jaden Guerrero just added his own jolt of confidence to the equation.
Memories of a senior year are unique and pretty much impossible to replicate. When you are successful in various ways, sometimes those memories can intersect and stack up and maybe even blur together.
ABILENE -- Monterey walked onto the Crutcher Scott Field diamond in unfamiliar territory against Lake Dallas on Saturday, a season on a different precipice than it had been at any time in a magical postseason march.
ABILENE -- Monterey hitters produced their fair share of solid swings against Lake Dallas ace Ryan Depperschmidt on Friday, some that generated damage.
Pitching can seem like a complex, tough-to-master proposition for young players making the jump to the varsity level.
When Monterey rolls up to a ballpark and files off the bus, there aren’t going to be a whole lot of heads turned or lingering stares.
Figuring out the immediate future and trying to extend his high school baseball career are front-and-center on Briley Alexander’s mind right now.
Coaches are well-trained in spotting flaws in their own team or in a specific game. It’s usually pretty hard to convince them that something is perfect.
Every out matters in a game, each of the 21 a piece of the puzzle for the team that prevails.
PLAINVIEW -- Game 2 of the Class 4A best-of three regional semifinal series between Hereford and Estacado seemed as if it was going to be yet another pitchers’ duel at Bulldog Field Thursday night.
That whole game of inches thing? You can bet Monterey center fielder Briley Alexander will vouch for the theory after Thursday night.
MIDLAND -- Some late noise gave Frenship a chance to gain some momentum Thursday, and the Tigers need anything they can get with their season on the line.
Trey Stephens wasn’t sure what to expect because, well, he never really expected to be in the position he was in last Saturday.
Like most teams, Monterey relies heavily on the first three hitters in the lineup to account for a lot of offensive production.
WOLFFORTH -- Success has been elusive on the football field the last few years at Frenship as the Tigers work toward making progress at the Class 6A level.