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Levelland Lobo 12U All-Stars Claim Second at Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament

Levelland hosted the 2022 Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament for 10U and 12U over the weekend and after fighting their way back from the consolation bracket, the Lobos forced a second game with Andrews on Sunday night and took runner-up in the field of nine.

The Levelland Lobos would be beaten in the opening round on Thursday seven-to-five in eight innings by Lamesa and spent the rest of the tournament in battle back mode.

The Lobos would take an 11-to-nothing win over Sudan on Friday afternoon and came back to beat Plainview on Saturday 15-to-eight.

That would set a rematch for Levelland with Lamesa on Saturday evening and the Lobos answered the call with a three-to-two win to advance them to championship Saturday.

The deed wasn’t quite done as they would need a win Sunday afternoon to get into the championship game and behind five innings of work by Brayden Pharis and one run allowed from the mound, Levelland defeated Denver City five-to-three to head for the championship games.

Yes, games.

Levelland would need to defeat Andrews in the opener to force a second and the Lobos did just that.

Mark Campos would drive in three, Ian Rivera hit a two-run homerun and the Levelland would defeated Andrews eight-to-seven and force a second and championship deciding game.

While the Lobos battled back all weekend, they ran out of steam in the 17th game of the tournament and Andrews would take the title in a 10-to-one win in the night cap put the Lobos as the runner up in the field.

Despite finishing second, the Lobos still advance to the 2022 12U Cal Ripken Southwest Regional Tournament. That tournament will be played in Eagle Pass Texas with teams reporting on July 7th and games beginning on the 8th.

The team includes Joeseph Vargas, Sebastian Bordayo, Brayden Pharis, Adrianna Vargas, Atticux Cardona, Kayden Cuellar, Jacobi Cuellar, Riot Timmons, Bentley Vivanco, Ulises Mendias, Braylon Del Campo, Jessiah Garcia, Ian Rivera, Mark Campos and Riot Timmons.

The head coach is DJ Rivera and he is assisted by Michael Wiiest, Danny Rivera, Joe Timmons, Rosendo DelCampo, and Teddy Vargas.

Day Two of the 2022 Texas State Cal Ripken Tournament is In the Books

Day Two of the 2022 Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament is Here!

Levelland Loboette Softball Bats in Another Accolade

Levelland Loboette Junior Catcher Chloe Constantino has been named to the Lone Star Varsity Super Team for the 2022 season.

Constantino had a final batting average of .500 scoring 36 runs and 44 RBIs, on the back of 13 doubles, 12 homeruns and one triple. Constantino would finish the season with a fielding percentage of .925.

Chloe is the child of Norma and Daniel Constantino.

Congratulations to the Loboette Softball Team, Coach Ryan Miller, and the upcoming Senior Catcher Chloe Constantino on this accolade.

Levelland ISD Tabs Rookie Coach Parker Hicks to Lead Lobo Basketball

Parker Hicks from Senior Season at LCU

After the Levelland ISD Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of first year coach Parker Hicks, it was assumed to be to an assistant coaching position but according to a report from KCBD sports anchor Pete Christy, the rookie will be leading Lobo Basketball as a head coach for 2022.

Hicks, a graduate of Decatur High School,  was a three time All-Region selection and two-time District 9-4A Most Valuable Player. Hicks averaged 31.2 points 10.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in his senior season.

Following high school he played a handful of games in two seasons under then Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard before transferring to Lubbock Christian University.

With the Chaps Hicks was an NABC All-American, becoming the program’s first player to reach All-American status in the NCAA D-II era. He was also an NABC All-District Selection, Lone Star Conference Player of the Year and an All-LSC First Team member. 

No word as of yet when Hicks will report for duty as he is currently playing for the Air Raiders in the TBT in late July.

Cal Ripken Texas State Tournament 10U Bracket Released

After a few reschedules the 2022 10U Cal Ripken Texas State Baseball Tournament bracket has been completed.

Due to one team dropping from the tournament, it has been reduced to eight teams as to opposed the previous nine.

The tournament opens Thursday with the first round games including Olton against Kermit at Andrews against Amarillo both opening at 3:30pm.

Shallowater and Levelland as well as Canyon and Seminole will both meet at 5:30pm.

Games continue on Friday, Saturday and will conclude on Sunday June 26th.

Tournament tickets are $5 per day or get a All Tournament pass for $20.

All tickets will be available at the gate of the Oxy Sports Complex with gates opening one hour before first pitch each day.

Fans are reminded that they may bring lawn or camp chairs into the facility but no outside food or drinks are allowed. Also no PA style or loud speakers are allowed into the facility.

Full concessions will be available throughout the tournament provided by the Marigolds organization of Levelland.

2022 Cal Ripken State Tournament for 12U Release, 10U on Hold

The 2022 Cal Ripken Texas State Baseball Tournament opens in Levelland on Thursday and while the 12U bracket has been officially released, the 10U bracket remains on hold.

Round one of the 12U will include Canyon playing Lamesa in Game One on Thursday at 1:00pm, Game Two with Parmer County taking on Plainview at 3:30pm and Game Three featuring Pampa and Andrews at 3:30pm. Game Four will be Denver City and Sudan at 5:30pm and Levelland taking on the winner of the Canyon vs. Lamesa game at 5:30pm. Games continue Friday, Saturday and Sunday with ticket gates opening one hour prior to first pitch each day.

The 10U bracket is still be finalized as one team from the northern tier of teams has opted out of playing in the tournament. Other teams in the area have been offered that bid and that bracket will be finalized around noon on Tuesday.

tournament tickets are $5 per day or get a All Tournament pass for $20.

All tickets will be available at the gate of the Oxy Sports Complex with gates opening one hour before first pitch each day.

Fans are reminded that they may bring lawn or camp chairs into the facility but no outside food or drinks are allowed. Also no PA style or loud speakers are allowed into the facility.

Full concessions will be available throughout the tournament provided by the Marigolds organization of Levelland.

Levelland Lobo 12U All-Stars Sweep District Three Tournament

Sundown hosted the 2022 12U Cal Ripken District Three Tournament last week and the Levelland Lobo All-Stars went four-and-oh in tournament play.

Levelland would take a win over Morton on Monday and follow with a win over Sundown on Friday before defeating Parmer County twice on Saturday for the title.

That will advance the Lobos to the 2022 Cal Ripken Texas State Tournament as a top seed.

That tournament will be hosted by Levelland Youth Baseball and will be played at the Oxy Sports Complex with the tournament opening Thursday June 23rd and the Championship Series on Sunday June 26th.

The team includes Joeseph Vargas, Sebastian Bordayo, Brayden Pharis, Adrianna Vargas, Atticux Cardona, Kayden Cuellar, Jacobi Cuellar, Riot Timmons, Bentley Vivanco, Ulises Mendias, Braylon Del Campo, Jessiah Garcia, Ian Rivera, and Mark Campos.

The head coach is DJ Rivera and he is assisted by Michael Wiiest, Danny Rivera, Joe Timmons, Rosendo DelCampo, and Teddy Vargas.

…..Sometimes You Got Adjust to the Curveball, Levelland Youth Baseball Adjusts 2022 Cal Ripken Texas State Baseball Tournament

As the 2022 Cal Ripken Texas State Baseball Tournament approaches, Levelland Youth Baseball has had to make some adjustments to their scheduling for the coming tournament.

Games were scheduled to begin on June 21st through June 25th but due to late conclusions of district tournaments games are now being played starting on June 23rd and running through June 26th.

The tournament consists of both the 10U or Minor Division and the 12U or Major Division with nine teams in each field.

Tournament tickets are $5 per day or get a All Tournament pass for $20.

All tickets will be available at the gate of the Oxy Sports Complex with gates opening one hour before first pitch each day.

Fans are reminded that they may bring lawn or camp chairs into the facility but no outside food or drinks are allowed.

Full concessions will be available throughout the tournament provided by the Marigolds organization of Levelland.

For more information visit Levelland Youth Baseball on Facebook or email questions to Levellandyouthbaseball@gmail.com.

The game schedule is posted below and will be updated as teams confirm their attendance.

Levelland’s Tyler Marrow is All-Star Bound

Levelland standout and 2022 graduate Tyler Marrow had an all-star kind of a season and now he is all-star bound for the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches Association 2022 Big School All-Star game at Frenship on Wednesday June 15th.

Marrow, headed for Sul Ross University to play baseball for the Lobos, hit .398 for the Levelland Lobos in 2022 while collecting 12 doubles and driving in 26.

He would go six-and-five from the mound in 11 starts while posting a meager 2.54 ERA. That including just 13 walks against 70 strikeouts.

The game is slated for Frenship High School in Wolforth on Wednesday June 15th with opening ceremonies set for 5:45pm.

Tyler is the son of Carry Marrow and Gina Sisk both of Levelland and was coached by Coach Chris Portwood for the 2021-2022 campaign.