Playoff basketball starts heating up to a boil this week as UIL teams around Texas join their TAPPS counterparts.
CANYON -- There was plenty of tense moments again when Estacado and Canyon collided Friday in District 3-4A. This time, though, the Matadors found a way to hold on for badly needed victory.
Lubbock Christian got a tough test in its final test for the TAPPS playoffs on Thursday and passed with some late drama as the backdrop as the Lady Eagles rallied to knock off the Lubbock Lady Titans 43-39 in overtime.
DIMMITT -- Lubbock-Cooper had plenty left in the tank when the fourth quarter arrived Thursday against Palo Duro. As a result of a sprint to the finish line vs. the Lady Dons, Cooper is headed back to the Class 5A playoffs.
Results of District 3-5A games last week created a renewed sense of excitement for Monterey on Monday, and understandably so.
When a team is brimming with chemistry and camaraderie, taking a backseat is a skill that every player tends to master and embrace. Every night out, somebody different is capable of stepping to the forefront.
MIDLAND -- Frenship has a big showdown on the immediate horizon, but that didn’t stop the Tigers from taking care of business Monday night.
AMARILLO -- Lubbock-Cooper’s season is still alive. In fact, the Lady Pirates will get a little bonus basketball.
For the second time in a week, impending weather has caused a wave of changes in the high school sports schedule in and around Lubbock.
WOODROW -- Efficient offense put Lubbock-Cooper in a very good spot Friday against Plainview in a key showdown in District 3-5A.
Once the ball was in front of her and most of the Palo Duro defense was behind her, Monterey’s Abrysha Walker’s soccer instincts clicked in Thursday night.
AMARILLO -- Lubbock-Cooper is headed back to the playoffs after grinding out a 60-53 road victory at Caprock on Thursday.
AMARILLO -- Lubbock-Cooper stayed on track in the District 3-5A race for a playoff spot by routing Caprock 66-23 on Thursday in a game postponed by snow and icy weather earlier in the week.
Holy Cross had no answers for hard-charging Kingdom Prep on Tuesday. The Warriors plowed ahead of the Mustangs from the opening tip and never relented on the way to an 80-32 victory that secured the District 1-1A championship.
AMARILLO -- Monterey won’t win the District 3-5A championship this season, but the lady Plainsmen made it clear on Tuesday that the gap between them and the No. 1-ranked team in the state is not that great.
WOLFFORTH -- Slowing down Frenship is a challenging chore for opponents when one or two players are clicking.
WOLFFORTH -- The play was executed exactly like it was supposed to be, the ball was in the right hands in the right place and it sure seemed like Frenship was poised to finish a tough, grinding comeback on Tuesday against Tascosa.
Mother Nature has played nice most of the basketball and soccer seasons, but she figures to make her impact felt in the next 24 hours and that has led to several changes in the Hub City sports schedule for Tuesday. With a batch of snow headed to Lubbock and West Texas, teams have scrambled t…