After reports of Texas Tech football's all time passing leader Graham Harrell interviewing for high school coaching jobs around the Lubbock area, today we learned he will be joining his old coach, Mike leach at Washington State.
The future looks bright for the Red Raider football team.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech sophomore first baseman Eric Gutierrez (Mission, Texas) led the Red Raiders to a 4-0 record last week, including a series sweep over K-State, and today he was named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon.
Kids are still signing letters to play at the next level and you can include Estacado's Ryan Salinas in that mix as well.
ed Raiders ranked No. 24 in USA Today Coaches’ poll and No. 25 in NCBWA poll
Gutierrez batted .533 (8-for-15) with a home run and seven RBI in four games last week
LUBBOCK, Texas – Gretchen Aucoin connected on a three-run homer in the first inning and Brittany Lee followed with two long balls of her own Sunday as Texas Tech claimed its first Big 12 Conference series of the season with an 11-3 run-rule of Oklahoma State in the rubber match at Rocky Johnson Field.
LUBBOCK, TEXAS – No. 30 Texas Tech used 14 base hits and 4.2 solid relief innings from senior Jonny Drozd en route to an 11-7 win on Sunday to complete a Big 12 series sweep over Kansas State with 2,145 fans in attendance at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
LUBBOCK, Texas – What a difference a year makes.
LUBBOCK, TEXAS – No. 30 Texas Tech scored three runs in the seventh inning – including a pair of RBI singles from Bryant Burleson and Tyler Neslony – to clinch its three-game Big 12 series over Kansas State with a 7-4 victory on Saturday in front of 2,768 fans at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
After the Red Raider defense came away with the win in the 2013 Spring game, the Offense got it's revenge with a 37-30 victory.
LUBBOCK, TEXAS – No. 30 Texas Tech scored three runs in the fifth inning and held off a late Kansas State rally in the ninth to win its first Big 12 series opener of the season, 4-3, on Friday evening in front of 2,709 fans at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech scored four runs in the seventh inning Friday evening to cap a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Oklahoma State in the series opener at Rocky Johnson Field.
The Monterey Lady Plainsmen rallied back to beat the Lubbock High Lady Westerners, 8-6.
After a 13-0 shutout victory over San Angelo Lakeview, the Lubbock High Westerners pulled out another shutout win, 9-0, to take the series win.
LUBBOCK, Texas – For four years, Nikki Sanders has done nothing short of just win.
The Red Raider baseball team is set to open a series against Kansas State on Friday but this favored day of the week has been the hump that the Red Raiders can't seem to get over.
We spend a lot of time talking about numbers and stats in sports but what we don't always see is the friendships created between teammates over countless hours of practice, road trips and team gatherings.
LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 34 Texas Tech is looking to set a new attendance mark Friday at 5 p.m., as the Lady Raiders host No. 65 Kansas at the McLeod Tennis Center. Admission is free.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech returns to Rocky Johnson Field this weekend to host a key Big 12 Conference series with Oklahoma State.
The Red Raider baseball team improved to 9-1 in midweek games, swinging their way to a 19-2 rout of the Abilene Chrisitan Wildcats on Tuesday.
We are just a couple of days out from coach Kingsbury's second spring game as head coach of the Red Raiders.
It's been 15 years since Wes Kittley has coached track at Abilene Christian.
After more than a week away from the diamond, the Monterey Plainsmen returned to action tonight with a No. 6 state ranking in hand as the team hosted Plainview out at Moegle Field. The Bulldogs struck first for a 1-0 lead.
Frenship hosted Hereford, and the Tigers would go to work in the bottom of the 2nd. Tresten
Playing on the road tonight was the Coronado Mustangs visiting Amarillo Tascosa.
The Frenship Lady Tigers took on the San Angelo Lake View.
Of the 21 games left on the Red Raiders' remaining regular season schedule 14 of those will be played here at home.
The last time we saw the Monterey Plainsmen they took a series from the previously 2nd ranked Frenship Tigers, 2 games to 1. That moved the Plainsmen up to No. 6 in the state.
STILLWATER, Okla. – No. 25 Texas Tech held a 2-0 before No. 20 Oklahoma State plated four runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to come away with a series-clinching 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon in the Big 12 series finale at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas scored two runs in three different innings Sunday afternoon en route to clinching the series with Texas Tech after a 7-3 victory in rainy conditions at McCombs Field.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Sophomore Johnathon Tripp allowed one run in his first career Big 12 start, senior Todd Ritchie tied a school record with five walks and senior Adam Kirsch hit two home runs in No. 25 Texas Tech’s 16-6 victory over No. 20 Oklahoma State while evening the series on Saturday afternoon in front of 3,956 fans at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
The Cooper Pirates had not lost a district game since 2011, until Tuesday when the Estacado Matadors beat them 7-1. The Pirates were in an unfamiliar spot, Saturday, and put the Andrews Mustangs in an uncomfortable spot.
The Coronado Mustangs took advantage Cougar errors as they topped Abilene Cooper this afternoon 8-5.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Tech scored two runs in the fifth inning Saturday afternoon and hung on just long enough to even its series with Texas after a 6-5 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 1,256 at McCombs Field.
The Cooper Softball team stayed unbeaten in District 2-3A play, topping Andrews 2-0.
LUBBOCK, Texas (April 5, 2014) – Lubbock Christian exploded for four multiple run innings in a 15-3 victory over Texas A&M International with a pair of homeruns by Jessica Loiacano and another by Rebecca Billings while Lady Chap pitchers Katera Eltsosie and Lauren Hardin limited the Dustdevils to two hits Saturday afternoon at PlainsCapital Park.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (April 5, 2014) – Brandon Wilson produced four runs-batted-in and No.12 Lubbock Christian University produced seven two-out runs-batted-in en route to a run-rule shortened 12-2 win over Rogers State University in eight innings to complete the Heartland Conference series sweep Saturday afternoon at Diamond Sports Complex.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech’s Lynn Kiro won her 12th consecutive match, as the No. 32 Lady Raiders rolled past No. 56 TCU, 5-2, on Saturday at McLeod Tennis Center.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Sophomore first baseman Eric Gutierrez hit his team-leading fifth home run of the season, but it wasn’t enough as No. 25 Texas Tech dropped its Big 12 series opener at No. 20 Oklahoma State, 3-1, on Friday evening at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
The RJ Reynolds Demons from Winston Salem, North Carolina made their swing through West Texas this week, splitting their two games with LCHS, making Friday's game the rubber match out at Eagle Field.
LUBBOCK, Texas (April 4, 2014) – A walk-off homerun by Kirstie Cochran in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Lubbock Christian a 6-5 win in game one versus Texas A&M International, and Ashton Bell pitched a one-hitter for a 2-0 victory against the Dustdevils to cap a sweep for the Lady Chaps on Friday afternoon at PlainsCapital Park.
A little later this evening the Texas Tech football team will hit the field under the lights in front of the fans. Practice is set to begin at 8 p.m.
On Monday Lubbock High named former Lady Raider Nikki Heath as its new head girl’s basketball coach. Heath was a member of Marsha Sharp’s 1993 National Championship Team.
We are still a ways out from Friday night high school football, but if you need your Friday night lights fix, just head on out to the Jones tomorrow night, for the 2nd open practice of the season.
The Lubbock Christian Eagles played host to the RJ Reynolds Demons Thursday evening.
Well the Idalou Wildcats are up to No. 7 in the state sitting at a perfect 4-0 in district play trying to improve on that this afternoon.
The Texas Tech baseball team made its way up to Stillwater this afternoon, as they prepare for a three game set against the Cowboys, and having junior Tim Proudfoot should help tremendously.
It's an off week for the baseball teams in District 4-4A this week as schools wrap up STAAR testing and will get back in action on Tuesday the 8th. That includes Lubbock High Head Coach Steve Ribera and his Westerners resuming play in second place in the district at 5-1.
As we draw closer to the spring signing period, the number of high school athletes signing to compete at the next level will continue to grow. We had a soccer player from Monterey sign to play at the next level.
The Texas Tech softball team is also on the road this weekend as they travel down to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns in which are coming off a sweep against the 12th ranked Baylor Lady Bears.
Former Red Raider quarterback, Graham Harrell, has spent three seasons as a back-up quarterback with the Green Bay Packers before getting released this last pre-season but could the former Red Raider be on the move back to Lubbock.
Now to some high school softball in which the Lubbock High Lady Westerners are looking to make their way back to the playoffs again in 2014.
The Texas Tech baseball team got back to it’s winning ways last night with a 6-3 win over the New Mexico Lobos.
MIDLAND, Texas – Freshman left-handed pitcher Dylan Dusek allowed two runs in 6.1 innings and sophomore first baseman Eric Gutierrez hit a game-winning, three-run home run in the fifth inning to give No. 25 Texas Tech to a 6-3 victory over New Mexico on a neutral field in front of 5,169 fans at Security Bank Ballpark Tuesday evening.
Well STAAR Testing has the number of games limited this week at the high school level but we had some baseball and softball in district 2-3A Tuesday Night as Estacado visited Cooper.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech’s Jaye Crockett has been named to the West Squad of the 2014 Reese’s Division I All-Star Game, a National Association of Basketball Coaches event, as a part of Final Four Friday. Crockett, who finished his career at Texas Tech 24th on the all-time scoring list, is one of 20 players from across the nation selected to participate in the event. Crockett is one of three Big 12 Conference players selected to participate, joining Baylor’s Cory Jefferson and Oklahoma’s Cameron Clark.
The Cooper Lady Pirates took on Estacado Tuesday afternoon in softball.
LUBBOCK, Texas (April 1, 2014) – The number one team in NCAA Division II softball, West Texas A&M, came away with two wins against Lubbock Christian in a close 4-2 game one battle but were able to outscore the Lady Chaps 12-2 in game two at PlainsCapital Park on Tuesday.
At the college ranks the Red Raider baseball team is coming off a heartbreaking series loss to the Texas Longhorns and will be back in action tomorrow evening in Midland at 6pm.
Most of our area schools are testing this week so the sports schedule does not feature quite as many games on the high school schedule, but we have a big one tomorrow in Woodrow as Cooper hosts Estacado.
Tuesday Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported that Jordan Tolbert would be transferring to SMU to play for Larry Brown.
LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 24 Texas Tech nearly pulled off an unthinkable comeback, one that included tying the game in the bottom of the ninth inning stealing home with two outs, but three runs by No. 12 Texas in the 12th inning gave the Longhorns a 5-2 series-clinching win on Sunday afternoon in front of 3,992 fans at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Whitney Canion held Texas Tech to just one hit Sunday afternoon as Baylor completed a series sweep of the Red Raiders with a 2-0 victory at Rocky Johnson Field.
LUBBOCK, Texas – High winds may have played a factor in the match, but not the outcome, as No. 29 Texas Tech blanked New Mexico State, 6-0, on Sunday at the McLeod Tennis Center.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Senior left-handed pitcher Jonny Drozd pitched seven innings in relief and every starting Red Raider had a base hit while No. 24 Texas Tech evened its series with No. 12 Texas with an 8-4 victory on Saturday afternoon in front of a Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park (since 2012) record 4,353 fans in attendance.
The Monterey Plainsmen came up big in the late innings for a 2-0 win against No. 2, Frenship, and took the series two games to one.
LUBBOCK, Texas (March 29, 2014) – A trio of unearned runs in the top of the ninth inning proved to be costly for No.14 Lubbock Christian University, as LCU’s rally in the bottom of the ninth inning came up short in a 9-7 loss to No.9 St.Mary’s University Saturday afternoon in a Heartland Conference contest at Hays Field.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Tech’s string of record-breaking performances at the Texas Relays continued on the final day of competition inside Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Baylor scored two runs in each of the first three innings Saturday as the 12th-ranked Lady Bears claimed a 6-4 series-clinching victory over Texas Tech at Rocky Johnson Field.
LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 24 Texas Tech dropped its Big 12 home opener 11-1 against No. 12 Texas on Friday night with a season-high 4,206 fans in attendance at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Just three days after Frenship took advantage of Monterey errors to take game one of their series, The Plainsmen used Tiger errors to even the series at one game apiece.
LUBBOCK, Texas (March 28, 2014) – Brett Kauten had three runs-batted-in in each game and combined to hit for the cycle on the afternoon, as his performance and a pair of saves by Glenn Warrick helped No.14 Lubbock Christian University sweep No.9 St. Mary’s University with a 10-6 and 7-5 win in a Heartland Conference doubleheader Friday afternoon at Hays Field.
LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 12 Baylor connected on five home runs Friday night en route to a 14-1 run-rule victory over Texas Tech in the Red Raiders’ Big 12 Conference opener at Rocky Johnson Field.
We have a huge sports weekend here on the South Plains on the horizon with football heading to Midland, softball hosting Baylor and No. 24 Texas Tech baseball team hosting the 14th ranked Texas Longhorns.
The Texas Tech softball team will open its conference schedule with the 12th ranked Lady Bears of Baylor.
We also have quite the matchup on the diamond in the high school ranks as the No. 2 team in the state, Frenship continues its series with the 22nd ranked Monterey Plainsmen.
Lady Raider sophomore honored after running nation’s leading 100-meter hurdle time
The South Plains is also home to some pretty good softball being played in our area as the Red Raiders are sitting at 27-9 on the season and the Coronado Mustangs are up to No. 9 in the state sitting at 19-2.
The Texas Tech baseball team is playing just about as good as anyone in the country right now compiling a 21-7 record, after going 3-3 on the road to start Big 12 play.
It is now official as Trent Hilliard has been named the next girls basketball coach of the Frenship Tigers.
On Monday, sophomore guard Dusty Hannahs decided to transfer out of the Texas Tech basketball program, and today we add another one to the list as Jordan Tolbert has asked and been granted release to transfer anywhere outside of the Big 12.
LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 24 Texas Tech completed a midweek doubleheader sweep over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday evening with a 5-1 win in the nightcap at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Second-ranked Frenship opened their series with 22nd ranked Monterey with a 5-3 victory at Moegle Field.
In District 3-3A the Estacado Matadors playing host to the Seminole Indians at Matador field.
The Monterey Lady Plainsmen took down Hereford 8-5 on Tuesday night.
LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 24 Texas Tech was led by sophomore right-handed pitcher Matt Withrow who struck out a career-high 10 batters in seven shutout innings guiding the Red Raiders to a 2-0, one-hit shutout over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in game one of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
The Texas Tech football team is back in action today practicing for the first time since spring break, some players might have been a little sluggish on the first day back but new linebacker VJ Fehoko should get them stirred up pretty quickly.
The LCU Chaps swept away former Sooner Athletic Conference Rival Wayland Baptist in a double header on Tuesday afternoon.
Texas Tech sophomore becomes third Red Raider honored with a Big 12 weekly award this season
Tech claims its first tournament championship since 2012; Clement Sordet takes medalist honors
Kimmy Hill Ties Course Record with 5-under par 67 in Final Round
LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 24 Texas Tech and Arkansas-Pine Bluff have rescheduled their midweek series for a doubleheader on Tuesday, Mar. 25 beginning at 4 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
Texas Tech and Arkansas-Pine Bluff will play 4 p.m. doubleheader Tuesday.
Texas Tech moves up to No. 24 in USA Today Coaches’ Poll and to No. 27 in NCBWA Poll
The Red Raider baseball team is coming off a big series win against the TCU Horned Frogs, their first series win on the road against a ranked team since 2011 against Baylor.
The Texas Tech football players are back from spring break, ready to resume spring practice leading up to their first open practice in Midland on Saturday, also getting some good news as cornerback Dee Paul's medical hardship was accepted, for his hamstring injury and will be considered a freshman again in 2014.
The NCAA tournament will roll on KLBK this weekend, but we had our own bracket-buster, of sorts, in Lubbock on Monday as Sophomore guard, Dusty Hannahs has requested (and will likely be granted) a transfer from the Texas Tech Basketball program.
FORT WORTH, Texas – No. 25 Texas Tech scored nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to defeat No. 24 TCU 12-2 and to win its Big 12 series on Sunday afternoon in front of 3,548 fans at Lupton Stadium.
The Shallowater Mustangs opened district play with a 2-0 win over the Estacado Matadors thanks to a complete game shutout by Kiefer Schellhase.