The former Pirate football coach sits in the driver's seat for one of the state's most successful athletic programs in Class 5A.
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.
A 2-way starter on the line in football, a cornerstone in powerlifting & wrestling and a member of the band, the Lubbock High senior makes an impact in a myriad of ways.
CYPRESS -- Lubbock wrestlers brought back some hardware from the 2019 UIL state meet Friday and Saturday. Lubbock High junior Alexander Pena claimed a state championship at 113 pounds by topping Jesse Martinez of Dumas with a 9-5 decision.
History could be on the menu this weekend as the four schools from the Lubbock Independent School District battle at the Region I-5A meet at Del Valle High School in El Paso.