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Little Texan Opens at SPC Tuesday

SPCLittle Texan Camp is open to boys ages four through ten and girls ages four through 13 and will run July 17th through the 19th.  Camp will be in session from 1:00pm to 4:00pm all three days.

All skill levels are welcome to the camp which is under the direction of South Plains College Lady Texan Coach Cayla Petree.

Note that the South Plains College Texan Dome will open at Noon each day for parents to begin dropping off kids.

Cost of the camp is $100 and the fee includes a camp ball, t-shirt and lots of prizes.

Registration forms are available at http://www.spctexans.com.

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Steve Biera Steps Down as Shallowater Baseball Coach

ShallowaterLogoSHALLOWATER, TX (KCBD) –  After eight years, Steve Biera made a tough decision to step down as the baseball coach at Shallowater to spend more time with his family and his daughter’s athletic events.

Shallowater went 30-4 this past season. In his time with the Mustangs, Biera went 169-70 and won six District Titles. Shallowater went to State in 2016, but Coach Biera says its time to focus on his fast growing children.

“I’ve been chasing my dream for 22 years now. Every move I’ve made has been for myself.  It’s kinda been selfish. Everything I’ve done is for me. My girls have just been along for the ride. Now I get a chance to be part of their stuff and see them grow a bit. It’s a short window that I don’t want to miss out on.”

Biera told the team this morning about his decision and it wasn’t easy.

“It may be one of the toughest conversations that I’ve ever had to have. When you’ve been here 8 years and you have kids that have bought in your program and done it the right way, it’s tough. It’s never easy to make that decision. It took me a long time to make it to make sure it’s the right thing. I think I’ll miss it at some point.

Shallowater Superintendent Kenny Border says he will open the job.  Someone will inherit a team that has won 20 District games in a row, going 10-0 the past two seasons.

Watch the interview with Coach Biera and KCBD’s Pete Christy here.  https://www.facebook.com/petechristykcbd/videos/1345739442223344/

(thanks Pete Christy, KCBD Sports, http://www.kcbd.com)

Levelland Golf To Host Fund Raiser Tournament

loboloyaltyThe Levelland High School and Middle School golf teams have announced their annual fund raiser golf tournament slated for August 6th at the Levelland Country Club.

Cost of the tournament is $400 per team of four or $100 for an individual golfer.

The tournament is a four person scramble and will include a meal served at 11:30am and a shotgun start at 1:00pm.

Half of all entry fees will go into prizes for the tournament while the other half of entry fees along with sponsorship monies will go to the Levelland High School and Levelland Middle School golf teams.  Those funds will be used to help pay for uniforms, equipment and travel.

Hole sponsors are also being sought.  Cost is $100 per hole.

For more information or to register call Chad Davis at the Levelland County Club at 894-3288, boys golf coach Stan Weatherred at 893-1975, girls golf coach Delight Davis at 831-9300 or Middle School golf coach Rebecca Thomman at 893-8550.

Loboette Volleyball Camp Comes Up July 23rd through the 25th

loboloyaltyThe Levelland Loboettes are prepping for 2018 Loboette Volleyball Camp coming July 23rd through July 25th.

The camp will be held at Levelland High School in Gano Tubb Gymnasium with incoming 3rd through 6th graders in camp from 9:00am to Noon and incoming 7th through 9th graders in camp from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Cost of the camp is $50 and for more information email Coach Kayla Koerner, kaylakoerner@hotmail.com.

Nine Teams Headed for the Levelland Cal Ripken 10 Year Old Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament

Ripken Tourney'Nine teams are headed to Levelland for a big weekend and more of baseball as the Levelland Cal Ripken 10 Year Old Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament hits the Oxy Sports Complex starting Friday.

Teams involved include Andrews and Plainview from the Texas, Kentwood and Madisonville from Louisiana, Mobile Westside Alabama, Bryant Arkansas, Southeastern Oklahoma and of course, the host team, Levelland.

Opening ceremonies are Thursday night at the Mallet Event Center and games begin on Friday.

The bracket for the tournament is posted below.

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South Plains Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Justin Brown Accepts Assistant Coach Position with Eastern Illinois University

JustinBorwnLEVELLAND — Following a year in which he helped guide the South Plains College men’s basketball program to its third national title in program history, assistant coach Justin Brown will be moving on to the Div. I ranks as he has accepted the assistant men’s basketball coach position at Eastern Illinois University.

“I met my fiance in Lubbock, and both of my kids were born there as well, and having them grow up in a town like Levelland was very special,” Brown said. “One of the reasons the program is so successful is because of the support from the community and the school, and everyone understands what’s needed in the classroom and on the court to be successful. I enjoyed every bit of my time in Levelland, and I feel extremely lucky to be a part of winning two national championships at South Plains.”

A former standout playing for head coach Steve Green from 2005-2007, Brown led the Texans to the 2007 Western Junior College Athletic Conference title during his sophomore campaign. After transferring to Southwest Baptist University where he led the Bearcats to consecutive conference championships in 2008 and 2009, Brown returned to South Plains as an assistant coach under coach Green, helping the Texans become only the sixth team in NJCAA history to go unbeaten en route to a 36-0 season and the 2012 NJCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship.

“Justin’s contributions to our success are just incredible,” Green said. “Justin has been here twice with me through two national championships, and he was instrumental in both, and his role increased each and every season. He is very deserving of this opportunity, and I am extremely happy for him and his family.”

Brown, a Chicago native, would then move on to Utah State University Eastern where he served as the lead assistant under head coach Adjalma Becheli. Following a three-year stint with the Eagles, Brown would once again return to Levelland to serve as the lead assistant for coach Green during the 2016-2017 season.

Brown would make an immediate impact as he helped the Texans set a program record with a No. 1 national ranking for 16 consecutive weeks, as the Texans captured the 2017 WJCAC conference crown with an unblemished 16-0 mark, and went on to earn a berth in the 2017 NJCAA Men’s Final Four.

“From a coaching standpoint, I learned a lot under coach Green and was very blessed to have the opportunity to come back and work for a school like South Plains College,” Brown said. “Coach Green really allowed me to be a part of every aspect of the program, and it helped me get to the position of where I am now. I definitely learned how a program should be operated day in and day out.”

South Plains would continue to make history on the hardwood during the 2017-2018 season, defeating conference foe Odessa College in the 2018 Region V title game, advancing to the 2018 NJCAA Men’s Basketball National Tournament. The Texans continued their run in Hutchinson, Kansas, winning five straight against top 25 programs including a 98-95 victory of Southern Idaho in the national championship game.

“I gave Justin whatever responsibility I thought he could handle, and each year it seemed like he grew and gained more confidence in himself,” Green said. “He had a hand in everything we did, and he always had great insight with things he thought would motivate our players and make them succeed. I’ve enjoyed watching him grow and mature since he was a freshman playing for us, and he is a very loyal guy and I couldn’t be more proud of what he has done.”

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

South Plains College Slates a Pair of July Basketball Camps

SPCThe South Plains College Texans and Lady Texan basketball programs have slated two camps for the coming few weeks SPC Texan Day Camp will be July 9th through the 12th and Little Texan Camp is July 17th through the 19th.

SPC Texan Day Camp is open to boys ages seven through 17 and will run from July 9th through July 12th from 9:00am to 3:00pm all four days.

The camp, under the direction of South Plains College Texan Coach Steve Green, is $150 per camper and your fee includes lunch all four days and a t-shirt.

For more information contact Kasey Reyes at 716-2341 or Coach Green at 535-1473.

Little Texan Camp is open to boys ages four through ten and girls ages four through 13 and will run July 17th through the 19th.  Camp will be in session from 1:00pm to 4:00pm all three days.

All skill levels are welcome to the camp which is under the direction of South Plains College Lady Texan Coach Cayla Petree.

Cost of the camp is $100 and the fee includes a camp ball, t-shirt and lots of prizes.

Registration forms are available at http://www.spctexans.com.

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