Connolly sets school mark in victory

(from Wayland Baptist Sports Information)
SAN ANTONIO – Ryan Connolly picked up his school-record fourth tournament victory – winning here for the second straight year – and Wayland Baptist came away in fourth place after the final round of the San Antonio Shootout was cancelled Tuesday due to inclement weather.

Golfers played nine holes in foggy weather Tuesday before officials cancelled the final nine as results reverted to Monday’s 36-hole scores.Connolly, Ryan

“We managed to get through nine, but it was pretty rough,” Connolly said of the foggy weather.

That gave Connolly, who shot rounds of 71 and 67 at TPC San Antonio for a 6-under 138, a two-shot victory, while the second-ranked Pioneers, after turning in scores of 303 and 281 Monday, settled for fourth place out of 12 teams.

Connolly also won this tournament last year, winning by a single shot. Read more

Plainview’s Castillo named All-SAC 1st Team

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(from Wayland Baptist Sports Information)
Wayland Baptist’s Stephanie Afunugo was named the Sooner Athletic Conference’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year while Plainview product Laura Castillo made the first team and Iesha Greer the third team when the league announced women’s basketball honors Tuesday. Read more

Three Pioneers earn SAC Men’s Hoops honors

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(From Wayland Baptist Sports Information)
Wayland Baptist’s Bunja Yaboe was named Defensive Player of the Year while Royal Crouch made the first team and Robert Waters the second team when All-Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball honors were announced Tuesday.

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Royal, Rosales, White, Luna head 4-2A All-District list

If the 4-2A Boys Basketball All-District list is any indication as to what the future holds for teams in the district next season, let’s just say the coaches may be wearing their collective shades.

Of the 15 players honored on the 2015 4-2A All-District Boys Basketball list, seven are underclassmen, and three of the four awards were handed out to non-seniors, as the list was released on Tuesday. Read more

De La Cruz is SAC Baseball Player of Week


(from Wayland Baptist Sports Information)
Wayland Baptist’s Gaby De La Cruz has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

In the Pioneers’ only game last week, a 15-9 road win over University of the Southwest, the junior third baseman from Carolina, Puerto Rico, went 4-for-6 (.667) with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored. He drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning.

De La Cruz leads the SAC and is seventh in the NAIA with four home runs through 17 games. Read more

WBU Football announces 2015 schedule

(From Wayland Baptist Sports Information)WBU Logo

With six homes games on it and two brand new opponents, Wayland Baptist football coach Butch Henderson said he’s excited about the 2015 Pioneer schedule.

“I like the looks of the schedule,” Henderson said. “We feel really good about it.”

The Pioneers will open and close the season with brand new opponents in Southwestern College of Kansas and Lyon College of Arkansas. Wayland kicks off the season against Southwestern at home on Aug. 29, then closes the regular-season on the road against Lyon, a Central States Football League newcomer from Batesville, Ark. Read more

Girls BB Playoff Schedule (as we know it)

Here are the latest matchups and, where we have the info, the game times, locations and broadcast times of the area teams we will be following as much as possible in the 2015 UIL Girls Basketball Region I Playoffs. We will update this page as often as possible.

Bi-District Round
Class 5A
Plainview vs. Canyon Randall, Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Hereford (on KKYN, 5:45)

Class 2A
Hale Center vs. Claude, Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Randall HS, Amarillo (on KKYN, 6:15) – winner plays Canadian
Olton vs. Farwell, Monday, 8 p.m. at Muleshoe (on 103.9 The Rocket, 7:45) – winner plays Wellington
Abernathy – Bye – Will play Gruver-Shamrock winner in Area Round

Class 1A
Fort Elliott vs. McLean, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Panhandle HS – winner to play Nazareth
Happy vs. Hart, Time, Date and Location TBA – winner plays Valley
Silverton vs. Miami, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Panhandle HS – winner to play White Deer
Springlake-Earth vs. Hartley, Time, Date and Location TBA – winner plays Follett
Motley County vs. TBA (2nd place team from 8-1A), Time, Date and Location TBA – winner plays Petersburg

Life in the Cheap Seats: NBA storylines at the All-Star Break

NBA All-Star Weekend is upon us in New York City as the league’s best suit up for their annual showcase. This also marks the “halfway” point of the season, as teams work furiously to make a playoff push before the trade deadline or begin their quest for a spot in the NBA Draft Lottery. Read more

Latest HS Basketball Standings – 2/7/15

Here are the latest district high school basketball standings for all of our area teams. Records are through February 6. We’ll post the latest list of playoff teams when we can. Read more

Life in the Cheap Seats: Leave Marshawn Lynch alone

Marshawn Lynch is a great NFL running back. That cannot be debated based on statistics. However, lately, the en vogue thing for the media to do is to bash him for a reason that only sounds like sour grapes, and that is his refusal to really say anything to them. Read more

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