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.
WICHITA FALLS -- Coronado earned its second consecutive trip to the Region I-5A tournament this season with a memorable playoff push.
MCKINNEY -- It wasn’t supposed to end like this again. After a third straight undefeated district campaign, Frenship had the drive, motivation and skills to make it through to state.
Soccer has been one of the most popular sports worldwide for several generations and continues to grow as a favorite in the United States.
ARTESIA, N.M. -- Frenship gave up the first goal in the opening period of its matchup against powerful El Paso Franklin in the regional quarterfinal round of the Class 6A playoffs on Friday but fought back to keep its season alive.
WICHITA FALLS -- Coronado made it clear early on it wanted another shot in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal when it met Wichita Falls Rider on Friday.
While Mother Nature grumbles, the weekend schedule will go on with a few adjustments to avoid the pending stormy conditions.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship displayed a strong effort of not giving up on a play, or their season, against Euless Trinity on Tuesday in the Class 6A area round.
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.
ODESSA -- Things started off a bit slowly for Coronado on Monday night at Ratliff Stadium, but for the Lady Mustangs, it was a matter of persistence paying off.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship picked up right where it left off a season ago, and the Lady Tigers are poised to make another playoff run after making a statement in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.
Coronado coach Alistair Caldwell admitted it wasn’t easy taking over a program midseason 2½ years ago.
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.
MIDLAND -- Frenship opened the Class 6A playoffs in dominant fashion Thursday, rolling past El Paso Americas 8-0 at Grande Communications Stadium.
With the 2019 regular season at an end, Frenship is prepared for the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season.
Coronado can add a pair of its team leaders signing to play at the college level to its list of accomplishments this season.
After a defensive battle the first half, Lubbock Monterey defeated Amarillo 3-1 on Tuesday in a matchup of two teams battling for playoff positioning.
After coming away empty in her first two attempts at a goal against District 4-4A champions San Angelo Lake View, Estacado’s Brittani Simmons became a player on a mission Tuesday night in their third meeting.
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.
It took more than a half to create any separation between two of the top squads in District 3-5A play when Amarillo High and Coronado met Friday.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship senior Natalie Jones has played soccer all her life, and on Nov. 14 she signed a national letter of intent to play at the collegiate level at Abilene Christian University.