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Whitharral Panther Football 2020

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Sundown Follows Suit on In-Person Athletes

Sundown2Levelland, Frenship, Lubbock Cooper and others are requiring students to be in classes in person in order to participate in extracurricular activities and now Sundown joins the growing group.

Sundown ISD released their back to school plans on Wednesday and have followed along the same lines as far as requiring students to take the “in-person” educational option if they plan to participate in several activities.

According to the plan from Sundown ISD:

Although UIL guidance allows students to participate in extracurricular activities in a remote format through SISD Board resolution, students who choose to participate in athletics, extracurricular activities, student activity groups and specific CTE courses must choose the in-person option. These courses include:

● All UIL activities
○ Athletics (Including Cheerleading & Band)
○ Academics
○ Fine Arts (Including Art and Theater)

CTE Courses Requiring On-Campus Attendance:
● Welding
● Culinary Arts
● Woodshop
● Ag Mechanics
● Other CTE classes may be included before the school year begins.

The UIL has announced 1A through 4A schools can start athletics on schedule with volleyball and football practices allow to start August 3rd.  Volleyball matches can open August 10th with tennis and cross country opening on August 17th and football opening August 27th.

A link to the Sundown ISD reopening plan is posted below.

SUNDOWN ISD REOPENING GUIDELINES

 

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Whiteface Football for 2020

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Back to Sports Means Back to the Classroom at Levelland ISD

loboloyaltyLike many other schools across the south plains, Levelland ISD has announced that in order to participate in sports for the 2020-21 campaigns, students will need to be in class in person.

Levelland ISD recently released their back to school plans for 2020 and while the University Interscholastic League has granted schools and students some leeway in the rules, Levelland ISD is having none of it.

According to the document from Levelland ISD Superintendent Jeff Northern:

Although UIL guidance allows students to participate in extracurricular activities in a virtual format, students who choose to participate in athletics, extracurricular activities, student activity groups and specific Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses must choose the in-person option. These include:

All UIL Activities
Athletics, including Cheerleading
Band
Choir
UIL Academics
Art (Competitions)
One-Act Play
Construction Technology (LMS)
Ag Metal Fabrication (LHS)
Construction & Architecture (LHS)
FFA
Health Sciences (Practicum)
Culinary Arts
Student Activity Groups (Student Council, etc.)
Destination Imagination
GEAR and Robotics
Any other courses/activities in which administrators deem appropriate

Several area schools have followed suit including Lubbock Cooper, Frenship and others.

The UIL has announced 1A through 4A schools can start athletics on schedule with volleyball and football practices allow to start August 3rd.  Volleyball matches can open August 10th with tennis and cross country opening on August 17th and football opening August 27th.

A link to the Levelland ISD school restart plan is posted below.

Levelland Reentry Plan 

 

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Loboette Volleyball Releases Altered Schedule for 2020

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Levelland Lobos Update Football Schedule for 2020

The UIL released their official fall schedules on Tuesday and due to the Lobos losing two games to 5A teams not starting football until the end of September, the Lobos have adjusted their 2020 Varsity Football schedule.

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South Plains Honor Flight to Host Golf Tournament

HonorFlightLogoThe Eighth Annual Texas South Plains Honor Flight Golf Tournament sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company will be held Saturday, August 8th, 2020, at the Rawls Golf Course on the Texas Tech University campus.

The Texas South Plains Honor Flight will fly 100 US military veterans from World War II, Korea and the Vietnam era to Washington DC in 2021 for them to see the monuments built in their honor.

The tournament will be a four-man scramble format with shotgun starts at 8 AM and 2 PM Entry fee is $500 per team and includes breakfast burritos, lunch and dinner.

Range balls and a bag of donated gifts will be available to all players as well as coupons for free golf merchandise.

Hole sponsorship are available for $700, which includes a four-man team entry.

As part of the event, a $10,000 prize will be paid for all holes-in-one on the par 3 sixth hole. Any holes-in-one on the other par three holes will be awarded great prizes also. There will be three gift certificate prizes awarded in both morning and afternoon flights.

In addition, golfers and others in attendance will be able to buy raffle tickets for great prizes including a weekend getaway in Dallas for a round of golf at the Cowboy Club in Grapevine, one night hotel stay, and four tickets to a Texas Rangers baseball game.

All proceeds from the tournament will help defray costs of the 2021 Eighth Annual all expense paid trip to Washington DC for 100 area military veterans. Our 2020 flight had to be cancelled because of COVID:19 concerns. Honor Flight volunteers will be working to raise over $250,000 needed to make up for this with our greatest trip ever.

For more information about this tournament, contact Robert Baker at 806-577-3030 or by email at robert.baker@troon.com. You can register online at the website: texassouthplainshonorflight.org. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Modified UIL Activities Calendar and COVID-19 Guidelines for 2020-2021 School Year

UILFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is presenting modifications to the 2020-2021 UIL calendar and updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines, set to take effect August 1, 2020.

The modifications to the 2020-2021 calendar differ by activity and conference and can be found on the UIL website and in the chart below. These adjustments reflect the public health situation at this time and the varying numbers of COVID-19 cases across different geographic areas of the state. This plan provides a delay for schools in highly-populated metro areas, primarily conferences 5A-6A, given the challenges with COVID-19 those communities are facing, while providing schools in other areas, primarily 1A-4A, an opportunity to start seasons on schedule. Acknowledging the situation is not always clear-cut and that COVID-19 affects every community differently, the plan also allows for local flexibility and encourages districts to plan for possible interruptions in order to complete district seasons.

Additionally, the COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year can be found at this link. This includes guidance around face coverings, general operations and protocol for individuals confirmed or exposed to COVID-19, congregate settings (band halls, locker rooms, etc.), practice and rehearsal activities, spectators and media, and concession stands and food service.

These guidelines are in addition to guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and intended to be implemented along with TEA guidance, which applies to UIL academic activities and extracurricular non-UIL activities.

With the understanding that not all schools will be able to start at the same time, this plan allows for schools to make playing decisions at the local level, and the UIL will work directly with schools that have scheduling issues not addressed in this plan to allow them flexibility to complete as many contests as possible.UIL Slate

“Our goal in releasing this plan is to provide a path forward for Texas students and schools,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “While understanding situations change and there will likely be interruptions that will require flexibility and patience, we are hopeful this plan allows students to participate in the education-based activities they love in a way that prioritizes safety and mitigates risk of COVID-19 spread.”

UIL will continue to work with state officials and monitor CDC and other federal guidance to determine any potential modifications that may become necessary.

Levelland Youth Baseball Heads to Local Tournaments on Tuesday

Oxy OverviewWhile COVID-19 shut a lot of things down, Levelland Youth Baseball has pushed forward and is coming to the end of the 2020 campaign as the local tournament schedule opens on Tuesday.

While Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth baseball is holding no district, state or regional tournaments, Levelland Youth Baseball is hosting the league tournament over the next two weeks at the Oxy Sports Complex.

While T-Ball teams remain in the regular season for the next two weeks, the Rookie league and Minor league levels enter double elimination tournament play tonight with the rookie games on the Orange field and the minor league games on the black field.

The Rookie Tournament schedule is as follows:

Tuesday July 21st  
Red vs. Silver (1) 05:30 PM
Royal vs. Grey (2) 07:30 PM
Thursday July 23rd  
L1 vs. L2 (3) 05:30 PM
W1 vs. W2 (4) 07:30 PM
Tuesday July 28th  
W3 vs. L4 (5) 07:30 PM
   
Thursday July 30th  
W5 vs. W4 (6) 06:00 PM
G7 If Needed 07:45 PM

The Minor League schedule for the tournament is as follows:

Tuesday July 21st  
Blue vs. Royal (1) 05:30 PM
Black vs. Navy (2) 07:30 PM
Thursday July 23rd  
L1 vs. L2 (3) 05:30 PM
W1 vs. W2 (4) 07:30 PM
Tuesday July 28th  
W3 vs. L4 (5) 07:30 PM
   
Thursday July 30th  
W5 vs. W4 (6) 06:00 PM
G7 If Needed 07:45 PM

KLVT Radio will be broadcasting the Levelland Youth Baseball Tournament live on KLVT AM1230, http://www.klvtradio.com and KLVT Facebook Live beginning 15 minutes prior to each game.

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Smyer Bobcat Football 2020

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