“You take it on faith, you take it to the heart. The waiting is the hardest part.”
Life can get redirected in the most unexpected ways at the most unexpected times, especially for a young person with so many potential paths in front of them.
With most athletes who are destined to excel at the highest level, there tends to be a common thread woven into the fabric of their personalities.
Kingdom Prep Academy has established a solid tradition the last few years, with three consecutive state tournament appearances and a runnerup finish in February.
After 19 years with the LC boys program, Brad Crow switched to girls for the opportunity to coach his two daughters
FORT WORTH -- In a showdown of Class 6A heavyweights Friday, it only made sense that one play, one bounce, one extra bit of effort was going to be the difference.
WEST -- Trinity Christian’s sophomore tandem of Bonnee Busby and Adlee Blacklock came up huge Friday as the Lady Lions won their second consecutive Class 4A state championship, completing a remarkable season with a convincing 50-25 victory over top-ranked Texas School for the Deaf.
WACO -- All Saints is on the cusp of adding to an impressive legacy of success at the highest level of TAPPS Class 2A.
WACO -- Déjà vu seemed ready to make an appearance Thursday when Trinity Christian and Lubbock Christian collided in the Class 4A state semifinal round.
WACO -- A big early lead and a strong finish added up to a memorable night for Kingdom Prep on Thursday in the Class 1A state semifinals.
FORT STOCKTON -- Frenship found itself in a battle in the first half Tuesday against El Paso Pebble Hills in a Class 6A regional quarterfinal matchup.
CHILDRESS -- The ball was in the right hands at the right time with the game on the line Monday when Monterey and Wichita Falls Rider tangled in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal game.
CLYDE -- Adlee Blacklock has established herself as one of the top players in the state in two seasons at Trinity Christian. She might never have been better than she was Saturday in a Class 4A regional game vs. Dallas Shelton.
TAPPS basketball moves into the spotlight Saturday with seven games featuring Lubbock teams in action around West Texas in the regional round.
MERKEL -- Ashlynn Caddel came out firing, Maci Maddox came out aggressive and Frenship kept chugging along on Thursday with those two leading the way.
FORT STOCKTON -- There may be a method to slowing Monterey down – a way to neutralize all the different Lady Plainsmen threats.
Trinity Christian has to-shelf goals as the TAPPS playoffs began and that motivation was on full display Tuesday.
Lubbock Christian had to wait a while to get the playoffs started because of playing in a small district, so the Lady Eagles were understandably a little antsy to get on the court to begin a promising journey.
BIG SPRING -- Monterey picked up right where it left off in the regular season when the 2020 Class 5A playoffs began on Tuesday.
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.
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.
AMARILLO -- Lubbock-Cooper’s season is still alive. In fact, the Lady Pirates will get a little bonus basketball.