Nobody had to remind Monterey that it was one man down -- one key man -- against Coronado on Tuesday when the old rivals began the District 3-5A season at The New Box.
He came off the bench to supply 7 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in a 63-52 victory against Coronado.
WOLFFORTH -- Shooting the ball at a 58.8% clip will win a lot of ballgames. On the other hand, turning the ball over 28 times will lose a lot of ballgames.
WOLFFORTH -- Ethan Duncan continued scoring in droves on the first day of the Gene Messer Classic as he helped Trinity Christian split two games on Thursday.
The Tigers raced to a big third-quarter lead vs. the Mustangs by converting turnovers into offense in a 66-54 triumph.
The Tigers tangle with Coronado in a a marquee game on the first day of the annual tournament.GENE MESSER CLASSIC SCHEDULE
There are parts of a basketball game that are pretty much left to fate -- things like how well a team shoots the ball or how closely fouls are called.
WOODROW -- During his decorated basketball career as a player, Weill Flemons scored plenty of points. So he has no problem with his Lubbock-Cooper crew churning out some offense.
New seasons bring out excitement for every program because of the fresh start element. When a new coach is part of that equation, there comes some unknown as well. Two teams in Lubbock begin the process of blending those two concepts together Tuesday when the boys basketball season gets into…
ABILENE -- Maci Maddox made sure the season debut for a new-look Frenship team was a success on Tuesday, and she got plenty of help.
Basketball season begins into push onto center stage this week, with a slew of high-profile girls’ games on the Tuesday slate and a handful of TAPPS boys games as well.
Cam Grant is astute enough to understand how most opponents likely think when they see him and his Monterey teammates line up across from them on the court. Blowing up the low-level expectations those foes might have, now that’s the fun part.
Intensity and hard work were two of the pillars that Ernest Mims got intimately familiar with when he was a three-sport high school athlete at Palo Duro.
Proof is there in abundance that, yes, you can go home again. Doesn’t mean you always stay there, though, especially when an impossible-to-pass-up opportunity arises.
Usually when a freshman climbs up to the varsity level, there’s a measurable gap between their readiness and the tantalizing potential that has bubbled to the surface enough for a coach to elevate the player.
Odds are when Jeb Smallwood is on the basketball court, he’s going full-speed and not thinking a whole lot about the brakes. Understandable since the Frenship junior has been in the mode of making up time for most of the last 15 months.
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.
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.
Summer vacation and history lessons aren’t exactly two things that get lumped together. The Frenship boys don’t mind blending a little business with pleasure, though.
The summer season for high school athletes gets revved up this week, and for the fifth year in a row, that makes for a busy four weeks at and around Frenship High School for several Hub City boys basketball teams.
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.
SNYDER -- For a half Friday night, upstart Monterey had Mansfield Timberview in a very unfamiliar and uncomfortable position in a Region I-5A semifinal game at The Coliseum.