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Loboettes Fall in District Opener in Lamesa

loboloyaltyThe Levelland opened district play on Saturday with a four game loss at Lamesa falling to the Golden Tornadoes 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, and 25-17 and moving to 10-and-19 on the season and oh-and-one in district.

Runs hurt the Loboettes all day long.

Levelland would lead game one nine-to-four before giving up back-to-back four point runs and surrendering game one 28-to-26.

Game two the Loboettes created their own run.  They took off on an 11 point run early in the second and hung on for the 25-to-20 win to even the match and one-and-one.

That is as close as they would get.

Lamesa went on a nine point run early in game three and Levelland never recovered as Lamesa won the third 25-to-21.

Game four went much the same way as the Golden Tornadoes went on an eight point run and sealed the fourth 25-17 and the match 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, and 25-17.

Levelland was out killed 36-to-30 while winning the block column nine-to-three.

While the Loboettes hung up 12 service aces they also hung up 11 service faults. Lamesa tabbed two aces against six faults.

Kazzi Spears collected eight kills with 12 service points and six aces in the loss while going 20-of-21 from the service line.

Michaela Watkins added six kills and two blocks while Annie Dewbre added three kills and five blocks.  Hallie Satterwhite added 14 service points with three aces while going 17-of-18 from service.

Madie Ruiz led Lamesa with 15 kills and three blocks while Daneesha Ortiz took 11 kills and Vanessa Moreau added 14 service points in the win.

Levelland slides to 10-and-19 on the year and oh-and-one in district play with Tuesday as an off day for the Loboettes.

They return home on Saturday to take on the Canyon High Lady Eagles with Freshman and Junior Varsity at 12:00pm and Varsity at 1:00pm with Loboette Pregame Show starting at 12:30pm on KLVT AM1230 and http://www.klvtradio.com.

 

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Levelland Reaps the Rewards of a Late Touch Down for 29-to-22 Over Pampa for Homecoming

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Tristan VanZandt rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night on a win over the Pampa Harvesters.  (Thanks to Renee Marler for the photo)

The Levelland Lobos found themselves in another nail biter on Friday night but a big defensive stand followed by a Chris Gerber touchdown run and Levelland reaped a 29-to-22 win over the Pampa Harvesters on Homecoming 2018.

Levelland drew first blood on a Tristan VanZandt five yard touchdown run and with the PAT from Jerry Hernandez the Lobos were in front seven-to-nothing with 7:05 to go in the front quarter.

The lead didn’t last long as Pampa needed just over a minute to assemble a 66 yard touchdown drive capped off by a three yard touchdown run from Jesus Sanchez and with the PAT retied the game at seven-to-seven with 5:24 left in the first.

After a Levelland punt, Pampa would take their first lead on a 32 yard field goal from Eric Hernandez and with 1:06 to go in the first quarter Pampa led ten-to-seven.

Levelland retook the lead as the Lobos put together a 68 yard scoring drive and Tristan VanZandt would find the endzone for the second time. Hernandez added another PAT and with 9:58 left in the half Levelland led 14-to-ten.

Pampa answered right back on a second rushing touchdown from Jesus Hernandez but Levelland would block the extra point attempt and Pampa took a 16-to-14 lead into the half.

Pampa would give up an interception to Levelland’s Xavier Rodriguez to open the second but Levelland failed to do anything with the turnover and punted away their first second half possession.

Pampa got back on the board with 6:46 to play in the third when Tucker Bridwell hit Kaleb Caldwell on a 18 yard touchdown pass. The Harvesters would fail to convert a PAT and Pampa led 22-to-14 midway through the third.

That would be the last time the Harvesters would find points.

Levelland would get a five yard rushing touchdown from Chris Gerber and coupled with a two point conversion from Gerber to Sage Lopez, Levelland retied the game at 22 with 4:54 left.

It looked as if Andrews would score late in the contest as the Harvesters marched deep into Lobo territory only to be stood up by the Lobo defense. The defensive stand would force Pampa into a failed 42 yard field goal attempt and Levelland would not waste the opportunity.

With under 30 seconds to play, Chris Gerber would connect with Jacob Nevarez on a 74 pass setting up a one yard touchdown run for Gerber. His second of the night would be followed by another Hernandez PAT and Levelland’s touchdown with 20 seconds left would put the Lobos in front 29-to-22.

Pampa got one more play off but it ended on an illegal forward pass and Levelland reaped the 29-to-22 win to move to two-and-two on the year.

Levelland got the yeoman’s chore from senior running back Tristan VanZandt as he rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. Chris Gerber chipped in 94 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries while the Lobos rushed for 260 yards on the night.

Gerber would connect on 13-of-24 through the air with one interception while throwing for 162 yards.

Jacob Nevarez caught five balls for 113 yards while the Lobos put up 422 total yards on the evening.

While Pampa combined three running backs for 126 yards on the ground, Tyler Bridwell did the damage through the air as the junior completed 18-of-27 through the air for 263 yards with one touchdown and one pick.

Pampa put up 389 total yards on the night.

Penalties hurt the Lobos yet again as Levelland suffered through 12 flags for 110 yards on the night.

Levelland moves their mark to two-and-two on the year and head to Bushland on Friday night to take on the three-and-one Falcons.

Pregame Friday night starts at 6:00pm with Kickoff at 7:00pm on KLVT AM1230 and http://www.klvtradio.com.

KLVT Area Football Scoreboard (Friday 9/21/2018 Week Four)

letstalkbannerLevelland 29, Pampa 22
Hereford 33, Lubbock Estacado 14
Shallowater 49, Dalhart 21
Idalou 20, Denver City 14
Brownfield 39, Muleshoe 0
Littlefield 41, Tahoka 33
Coahoma 20, Slaton 39
New Deal 45, Stanton 7
Sundown 41, Trinity Christian 30
Sudan 51, Boys Ranch 8
Lubbock Christian 51, Seagraves 13
Olton 26, Bovina 25
Springlake-Earth 54, Booker 6
Whitharral 54, Whiteface 8
Anton 67, Lorenzo 20
Nazareth 48, Morton 14
Hermleigh 51, Ropes 28
Amherst 52, Wellman-Union 20
Klondike 56, Meadow 6
Sanderson 44, Lubbock Home School 14
Frenship 30, El Paso Andress 14
Lubbock Cooper 35, Lubbock Monterey 25
Lubbock Coronado 35, Clovis 7
Dumas 31, Plainview 7
Friona 38, Lubbock Roosevelt 0
Iowa Park 41, Sweetwater 0
Seminole 28, Midland Greenwood 21
Andrews 48, Snyder 26

Football Schedule Week Four (Friday September 21st)

letstalkbannerLIVE ON KLVT
Levelland Lobos vs. Pampa Harvesters LIVE on KLVT AM1230 and www.klvtradio.com! Pregame 6:00pm Kick Off at 7:00pm with Michael Wiiest!  LISTEN LIVE!

Sundown Roughnecks vs. Trinity Christian Lions LIVE on www.klvtradio.com! Pregame 7:00pm, Kick Off 7:30pm with Harley “The Hammer” Chambliss and “Junior” Jacob Beadles!  LISTEN LIVE!

Morton Indians vs. Nazareth Swifts LIVE on www.klvtradio.com! Pregame 7:00pm, Kick Off 7:30pm with Gary “The Clutch” McLendon!   LISTEN LIVE!

OTHER AREA GAMES
Lubbock High vs. Lamesa (2:00pm)
Lubbock Monterey @ Lubbock Cooper (7:00pm)
Frenship @ El Paso Andress (7:00pm)
Lubbock Roosevelt @ Friona (7:00pm)
Shallowater vs. Dalhart (7:00pm)
Plains @ Claude (7:30pm)
Lubbock Estacado vs. Hereford (7:30pm)
Denver City @ Idalou (7:30pm)
Muleshoe @ Brownfield (7:30pm)
Littlefield vs. Tahoka (7:30pm)
Sudan vs. Boys Ranch (7:30pm)
Smyer vs. Shamrock (7:30pm @ Canyon Randall)
Ropes @ Hermleigh (7:30pm)
Whitharral @ Whiteface (7:30pm)
Meadow @ Klondike (7:30pm)
Lubbock Coronado @ Clovis (8:00pm)

South Plains Rodeo to Make Season Debut September 20th through the 22nd in Portales

SPCRodeo2018LEVELLAND — Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, the South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will kick off their 2018 campaign this weekend at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo Sept. 20-22 in Portales at the Lewis Cooper Rodeo Arena.

After earning their highest finish ever in the Southwest Region last season, the Lady Texans will enter the year as the three-time defending Western Junior College Athletic Conference Champions as they have won four of the last five conference titles under head coach Kerry Doster.

That said, the Lady Texans will return just three cowgirls from a year ago and will count upon six new freshmen to take over the reigns and continue to compete in one of the toughest regions in the country.

“Freshman Elle Eagles was a national champion in barrel racing a couple years ago, and Kaytlyn Miller is another freshman who was an all-around champion that we brought in,” Doster said. “We will see what they do this weekend, but we’re pretty excited about the group we have coming in.”

The Texans proved to be one of the top programs in the region a year ago and will look to improve upon a sixth-place finish in the final regional standings. The Texans bring back Stefan Ramone and Hadley Cloward, two cowboys who each finished in the top 10 in the region in team roping a year ago.

The Texans will welcome nine new cowboys to the program including Cooper Bennett, a freshman from Roosevelt, Utah who won the bareback riding competition last weekend at the 2018 South Plains College Rink Bownds Memorial Rodeo in Levelland.

“We return two good team ropers in Hadley Cloward and Stefan Ramone, and they competed this past weekend at our amateur rodeo and finished fifth,” Doster said. “We brought in a kid named Cooper Bennett who is a very good bareback rider, and another freshman named Logan Wiseman who was an all-around champion in Kansas. Our men’s team finished sixth in the region last year and bringing in a bareback rider who can earn points even on the minimal side of it, that can put us in the hunt in the top three and I hope can get us there this year.”

Following the trip to Portales, South Plains will return to the arena Sept. 27-29 in Alpine at the Sul Ross State University Rodeo, followed by a trip to Vernon on Oct. 4.

Hear More from South Plains College Rodeo Coach Kerry Doster!

(Thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College, http://www.spctexans.com)

Loboettes Snap Losing Streak with Five Game Win at Seminole, Head to District Play on Saturday

loboloyaltyThe Levelland Loboettes packed up for a road trip to Seminole suffering under the weight of a six game losing streak and needing a win before district opens on Saturday. The Loboettes got that win with a five game brawl at Seminole 12-25, 25-20, 14-25, 25-15, and 15-13 to improve to 10-and-18 for 2018.

It was a struggle in the first as the Maidens racked up seven service aces while Lexy Hernandez went on a 12 point service run to bury Levelland 25-to-12 in game one.

Leveland bounced back in the second winning a 25-to-20 point-by-point battle to even the contest at one game each.

Seminole would bounce back in the third out killing Levelland eight-to-four and out scoring the Loboettes 14-to-three down the stretch for the 25-to-14 win. That would put the Maidens in front two-and-one.

Michaela Watkins got going in the fourth racking up six kills while Kaylee McCarter went on a 10 point service run including three aces and the 25-to-15 win for the Loboettes retied the match at two games each.

Game five was blow by blow early before Levelland opened a eight-to-five lead and survived a late Seminole run for a 15-to-13 win in game five and a match win 12-25, 25-20, 14-25, 25-15, and 15-13.

Seminole won the kill column 30-to-27 while the Loboettes won the block column four-to-two.

Seminole served for seven aces in game one and 20 on the night but countered those with 17 service faults.

Levelland served for 11 aces against 11 service faults.

Michaela Watkins led the way with nine kills while Kazzi Spears added five and Kaylee McCarter tabbed four kills along with two blocks. Mahalie Stafford picked up two blocks in the win.

Kaylee McCarter had the hot hand in service with 14 points on two aces while going a perfect 22-for-22 from the service line. Kazzi Spears and Hallie Satterwhite took seven service points each while Satterwhite picked up three aces and Spears added a pair.

Seminole got eight kills from MiKinzie Stokes and six from Chloe Gonzalez while Jaylee Matthews took 15 service points with seven aces.

Levelland moves to 10-and-18 on the year and prepares to open district play with a trip to Lamesa on Saturday.

Freshman and Junior Varsity are scheduled to serve at 11:00am with Varsity at 12:00pm and the Loboette Pregame Show starting at 11:30am on KLVT AM1230 and http://www.klvtradio.com!

Current, former South Plains Rodeo Athletes Shine at South Plains Rink Bownds Memorial Rodeo in Levelland

rodeoThe South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams were well represented over the weekend at the 2018 Rink Bownds Memorial Rodeo held at the Mallet Event Center in a UPRA sanctioned rodeo.

South Plains Cooper Bennett, a freshman from Roosevelt, Utah won the bareback riding event with a final score of 75, cashing in with $1,030 in total earnings. Sophomore Kody Criswell rode to a third-place finish in barrel racing with a time of 17.339, taking home $664. Criswell also placed sixth overall in breakaway roping with a time of 2.54, totaling $468 for the Mason, Texas native.

Former South Plains two-time College National Finalist Chet Boren had himself a weekend, placing second in steer wrestling totaling $646 for the Vernal, Utah native. Boren also teamed up with current South Plains assistant rodeo coach K.C. Curtis in team roping as the duo placed second with a time of 4.710, cashing in with $1,362.

Current cowboy for the Texans Stefan Ramone teamed up with former South Plains cowboy Jhett Trenary in team roping as the pair earned a fifth-place finish, banking $544 on the weekend. Two former standouts for the Lady Texans in Jenna Dallyn and Lariat Larner were back in Levelland to compete in goat tying, as Dallyn finished first overall while Larner took second.

We would like to thank Levelland Noon Rotary and the Levelland Tourism and Lodging Council for all of their time and support in helping make this rodeo such a great success for South Plains College and the Levelland community. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and support of South Plains College Athletics and the Rink Bownds Memorial Rodeo.

(Thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College, http://www.spctexans.com)