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.
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.
When you hear the words athletics or sports in the same sentence as Texas or Alabama, there might be an inclination to think of one sport in particular -- football. Mix in West Texas, and that’s even more of a guaranteed bet a gambler would take.
Coronado has established a standard of excellence, something the program’s longtime coach doesn’t mind trumpeting.
Sports revolves an awful lot around relationships, and when those are good, a team tends to find success a little easier.
Lubbock-Cooper’s Brice Bradshaw tool the path of very little resistance to the Class 5A State Tournament on Thursday.
The Hub City will be bustling with sports activity on Thursday as two spring sports seasons start the final home stretch and two others reach a crossroads of the end of the regular season and start of the playoffs.
Two of the city’s tennis standouts sit in the catbird seat after three rounds of the Region I-5A Tennis Tournament on Wednesday, while another has work to do and two Hub City girls doubles teams will square off Thursday with their seasons on the line in a playback match.
ARLINGTON -- Two steps down, two to go for the Frenship mixed doubles team of Braden Tipton and Camryn Stepp.
Monterey’s Taylor Barnhill, Gracelyn Anderson and Ashley Bustos got together and wrote down a number at the beginning of the year — 190.
While Mother Nature grumbles, the weekend schedule will go on with a few adjustments to avoid the pending stormy conditions.
History has been kind to the Lubbock-Cooper boys soccer team the last few weeks and now the Pirates would like a little more cause to smile.
Another wave of playoff soccer matches, the district races heating up in softball and baseball and a Hub City-flavored track & field meet make for a busy weekend of sports in Lubbock.
Clashes of district leaders and potential frontrunners in baseball and a massive track & field get-together in San Angelo headline a weekend of activity for Hub City teams.
High winds and rain have shuffled the athletic deck in Lubbock again, wiping out games on Wednesday and causing a ripple effect for the rest of the week.