Friday night was set to be a big night for several of our area teams looking to advance in the state high school football playoffs, but for the 2nd time in 3 weeks weather played a major factor in changing up schedules.
The Monterey Plainsmen pulled out a 5-point win over Riverside, 43-38.
The Coronado Mustangs were down by eight at one point against San Elizario but would fight back in the second half for a 52-42 victory.
The Lubbock High Westerners made it a game in the final minute against the Palo Duro Dons, but the Westerners weren't strong enough to hold them off as they fell 67-66.
The host, Frenship Tigers, have made things look easy so far in the Gene Messer Shootout taking on El Paso Socorro, in their second game on Friday.
Monterey played the last of the early games today at the Gene Messer Shootout taking on El Paso El Dorado.
The weather has struck again, forcing some changes to be made to Texas high school football playoff schedules as a couple of our area teams had to change their plans.
The Skyrockets and the Eagles are braving the cold out at Jones Stadium this evening, but the basketball players over at the Gene Messer shootout were nice and toasty at the Tiger Pit and first up the Lubbock High Westerners taking on the El Paso Socorro Bulldogs.
Over in the Tiger Pit, Frenship played host to Amarillo Caprock.
Next up in the pit, Coach Dean's Coronado Mustangs took on El Paso Riverside.
With Winter Weather slowing things to a crawl, The Gene Messer Shootout is rolling right along, but not without some changes.
The Monterey Plainsmen took on San Elizario from down on the border.
Lubbock High now playing Caprock in their first game of the tournament.
The weather is taking its toll on several events around the South Plains tonight but the 20th Gene Messer Shootout rolled on tonight over at the tiger pit.
The Lady Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff were taken down by the Lady Raiders last night by a final of 58-50.
The Gene Messer Shootout tipped off today at Frenship High School and while several schools had to drop out due to unsafe travel conditions, there were still enough teams to continue the tournament.
The New Deal Lions were a casualty of the weather last time around as they were forced to play Seymour on a Monday and it worked out pretty well for them, advancing 41-7.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech junior guard Amber Battle scored 17 points and had a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the Lady Raiders to a 58-50 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday at United Spirit Arena.
The Shallowater Mustangs are coming off of a 35-26 win over the Vernon Lions to get to state quarterfinals for the first time in three seasons.
The Texas Tech football team is taking some time off after their loss to Texas before getting back on the practice field preparing for their bowl game, wherever that might be.
The Red Raider Basketball team faced their stiffest test of the season on Tuesday Night traveling out to Arizona to take on the 2nd ranked Wildcats.
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech Lady Raiders return home Wednesday for a 7 p.m. bout with Arkansas-Pine Bluff after going 0-2 over the weekend in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Barclays Center Women’s Invitational.
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech baseball program and second-year head coach Tim Tadlock released the Red Raiders 56-game schedule for the 2014 season Tuesday morning.
The Cooper Baseball team had quite a year last year advancing to the State Semi-Finals and beating the Stephenville Yellow Jackets to do so, well here we are, seven months later but this time it’s with that brown ball that bounces funny.
Most basketball teams around the south plains have gotten their basketball seasons under way, but a few are still missing some key components who are still marching towards a State Championship in football.
Monday was a big day for high schools around the area as the UIL re-alignment numbers were announced today, as the organization expands to a new 6A classification next academic year.
The Big 12 has gone through its fair share of re-alignment but Texas and Texas Tech have remained a constant and, unfortunately, so has the Longhorns beating the Red Raiders.
As the football team prepares for their final game of the season, the Tech basketball team prepares for their biggest game of the season tomorrow night is Tucson.
The Lady Raider basketball team returned home from the Barclays Center Women’s Invitational with two losses in hand after dropping games to Michigan and Rutgers.
The New Deal Lions advance to the next round in the playoffs after scoring in the final seconds of the game against Stratford, to win 24-20.
The Estacado Matadors are done for the season following a 42-6 blowout by the Graham Longhorns.
The Frenship Tigers were undefeated coming into the game against Birdville.
The Lubbock Cooper Pirates took a 41-34 win over Burnet in the Regional Semi-Finals to advance to the next round.
The Shallowater Mustangs survived the Vernon Lions, 35-26 to advance to the State Quarters where the team will face the Graham Longhorns.
On Friday night the Red Raider basketball team stretched its home winning streak to five, following a 94-64 stomping of the UTSA Roadrunners.
It's a waiting game now for the Texas Tech Red Raiders who will find out which bowl they will play in, in the coming days.
We're in the heart of the holidays so of course that means high school football playoffs are heating up.
The Texas Tech Men's Basketball team shot 54 percent from the field Friday night in a 94-64 win over UTSA at the United Spirit Arena.
Kliff Kingsbury and his Red Raiders finish the season 7-5 following a 41-16 loss to the Texas Longhorns.
No game action for the Estacado Matadors today but Thanksgiving didn't stop the Mats from hitting the field to get ready for a regional matchup with the undefeated Graham Longhorns on Saturday.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Texas Tech women’s basketball team gets their first road test of the season on Friday as the Lady Raiders take on Michigan in the opening game of the Barclays Center Women’s Invitational at 9:30 a.m. CT.
The month of November nears a close and consistently cooler days are here to stay. However the high school football playoffs are just starting to turn up the heat.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are a day out from their Thanksgiving showdown with the Texas Longhorns. Our own Matt Roberts is down in the state capitol with more.
The Lady Raider Basketball team is sure to have a cold Thanksgiving as the ladies are up in Brooklyn, New York, getting ready for the Barclays Women’s Invitational.
The Thanksgiving holiday is always jam packed full of football and a few of our area teams are giving their fans a head start.
Over the last few weeks dual threat quarterbacks have had a field day against the Red Raiders. Now Case McCoy has the ability to run, but Texas has a stable of backs that will provide a very tough test for the Tech defense.
Coach Kingsbury has played things close to the vest all season long, especially when the question of who will start at quarterback is hanging out there.
Michael Brewer would surely love to get the start on Thursday, just minutes from where he grew up winning state championships in the football factory that is Lake Travis High School.
The area round of the playoffs will finally come to a conclusion tonight when Bangs and Denver City clash down in San Angelo, and although that is the longest that any games got delayed, it was certainly not the only one.
Just the way we started the regular season, is the way we will end it, not knowing who will get the starting nod at quarterback.
Much has been made out of Texas Tech’s four game losing streak at the end of the season, but a win against the Longhorns could end Kliff’s 1st regular season as head coach on a much different note.
Last week Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro was finally named a semi-finalist for the John Mackey award honoring the nations top tight end, and today he was left off the finalists list.
Monday Night Football came to West Texas last night. No, there's no Tirico or Gruden, but this was Monday Night Football playoff style.
Seagraves went up north on Monday night to Amarillo to take on the unbeaten Gruver Greyhounds.
It was a much needed bye week for the Red Raider football team in which saw its number in the loss column increase to four following a 63-34 loss to Baylor over a week ago, sending the Red Raiders into their bye with wounds to heal and a few things to clean up.
Tubby Smith and his Red Raiders are up in the Northeast getting ready to face some tough competition.
Texas Tech junior Amber Battle scored 19 points and tacked on eight rebounds and eight assists to lead four Lady Raiders in double figures as Tech took care of Grambling, 86-68 on Saturday at United Spirit Arena.
This cold blast has taken its toll on the high school football playoffs, with postponements taking place all over the South Plains, but some teams were able to play on Friday night, like Wall and Idalou playing in Midland.
The Post Antelopes in Big Spring this evening taking on Sonora.
The Sudan Hornets were taking on Wellington, the top team in the state, up in Canyon this afternoon.
A pair of 1A schools trying to get their games in before the weather hit up in Amarillo this afternoon as the Ralls Jackrabbits took on Booker.
Due to severe weather, several high school football playoff matchups have been postponed or moved.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are wrapping up their bye week getting ready for a Thanksgiving date with the Texas Longhorns down in Austin.
The Red Raider basketball team is off to a 4-1 start this season by virtue of their 68-54 win over South Dakota State in the 2nd round of the Progressive Legends Classic.
The Lady Raiders will get their turn at the Barclays Center at the Women's Invitational, but first up they have the Grambling State Lady Tigers in town Saturday afternoon.
The Red Raiders moved to 2-0 in the Progressive Legends Classic with a 68-54 win over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
The cold front is wreaking havoc on the playoff schedule of several of our area high school’s, sending teams scrambling for places to play, trying to avoid the weather.
Sundown made quick work of the Windthorst Trojans in Sweetwater on Thursday night, getting the 28-7 win.
The Farwell Steers fought off the cold and the Irish this evening advancing past Shamrock with a 31-12 Victory.
After the Game against Baylor Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury said the starter for the Texas game would get sorted out during the bye week.
Coach Tubby Smith hoping he can get this basketball team into the NCAA tournament in the near future, while the Tech soccer team is becoming quite used to post season tournament play.
So often in sports we hear that you have to be hot going into the playoffs to have a chance to make a run, but that was not the case for the Estacado Matadors.
As the football team gets prepared for their final game of the season against the longhorns the Tech basketball team is still very early in the season, trying to prepare for thier very own, tough Big 12 schedule.
The Estacado Matadors are the lone remaining LISD school in the football playoffs, but there are plenty of other exciting things going on at campuses all over the district, as athletes make decisions on where they will continue their athletic careers.
Well the struggles of the Red Raiders have been well documented during this four game losing streak, but the Red Raiders have faced four of the top six teams in the conference during that four game stretch.
Coach Kingsbury in the process of trying to build his program up, to compete for Conference, and National Championships, year in and year out. Head soccer coach has been in that building process for years and his program is not approaching that level.
The High school football playoffs roll on this week with the Area round, and the Frenship Tigers come in on a roll after shutting out Amarillo Palo Duro 49-0.
Lubbock Titans Senior Tess Bruffey Signed with LCU this afternoon, and wrote a letter on why she chose Coach Gomez and LCU over so many other D-1 Programs.
Lubbock Cooper Coach Max Kattwinkel got his first playoff win as a head coach following his Pirates 47-14 thrashing of Pampa to stay alive another week.
The Red Raider basketball team did what they needed to do to hold off Texas Southern for the 80-71 win against the Tigers Monday night.
It's been a few days but the sting is still there for the Red Raider football team after dropping their fourth straight, with a 63-34 loss to the Baylor Bears.
It was a tough game for the Red Raiders on Saturday night dropping their fourth straight game after winning their first seven.
The Red Raider football team is looking to rebound, and looking to, look good while doing it.
The Red Raiders got a stiff challenge from the Texas Southern Tigers and Mike Davis on Monday Night but they were able to escape with an 80-71 win.
Junior tight end is the first Texas Tech student-athlete to be named a semifinalist for the Mackey
When you think of high schools in West, Texas, most people think of high school football and rightfully so, but not many people would think of swimming however they probably ought to start, as Lubbock ISD has cranked out numerous division one swimmers.
Texas Tech redshirt freshman guard Minta Spears scored a career-high 25 points but Arizona State hit better than 54 percent from the field and held off the late comeback to hand Tech its first loss of the season, 85-77, on Sunday at United Spirit Arena.
Texas Tech Loses Three in a Row to No. 5 Baylor, 63-34.
The Estacado Matadors took an 18-14 victory over the Perryton Rangers to advance to the area round in the playoffs, where they will meet Snyder.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech returns to United Spirit Arena on Sunday to face off against its third opponent this season and first from a BCS Conference when it tips off with Arizona State at 2 p.m.
When the Frenship Tigers and Palo Duro Dons met earlier this year the Tigers escaped with a 17-14 victory. This time around they were getting a healthy Palo Duro team, could they get the same result in this week's Ray-Lee Equipment game of the week.
Well tomorrow afternoon the Estacado Matadors will travel up to Canyon to take on a familiar face in the Perryton Rangers.
Trying to continue that against Amarillo Highland Park this earlier this evening.
1st quarter Lopes struck first Royal Garrett rolling lobs it up to Baylor Smith, and just like the Bears this Baylor knows how to put it in The endzone, touchdown Abernathy 2pt conversion good 8-0 Lopes
Otlon taking on Canadian this evening up in Amarillo.
Thanks again to Reagor Dykes for all of their support this year and congratulations to all of our heavy hitters. Rolling right along here, the New Deal Lions have been in the post season for 10 consecutive seasons, and this year they are on a mission to get to AT&T stadium
Last night hale center was trying to get past Panhandle.
This weekend Coach Kingsbury will coach his 3rd game against a former coach of his when he takes on Art Briles at AT&T Stadium, Briles a running backs coach at Texas Tech for Kliff's final two seasons.
We had a night jam packed full of high school football playoff action on Thursday Night and it got started with the district 2-3A champion Shallowater mustangs taking on Dalhart.
Cooper was looking to avoid a slip up against Pampa on Thursday Afternoon.