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Levelland Lobos Sit Third after Opening Day of District Golf

LoboLoyaltyThe Levelland Lobos got an 86 from AB Herrera and with a 371, the Lobos sit third after the opening day of the 2017 golf district.

Play opened at Lamesa on Wednesday and Levelland got Herrera into the seventh slot over all as Aaron Robledo from Seminole leads the field with an opening day 78.

The Indians had a great day as Dwight Froese sits two at 82 and Briley Cavazos sits tied in fifth at 85.

Seminole as a team shot a 333 to lead the field while Lamesa sits one stroke ahead of the Lobos at 370.

Levelland’s Kelton Johnson shot a 91 while Reid O’Connor and TJ Brooks added 97s and Brenden Duncan carded at 104.

Steven Wiiest and Daryn Nowell, both wearing the Levelland black and red, didn’t play as Varsity team members but Wiiest shot an even 100 while Nowell added a 115.

The second round of district will be played at Shadow Hills in Lubbock on Monday April 3rd while round three is set for Gaines County Golf Course on April 10th.

Two Down No Issue for Sundown, Roughnecks Over the Morton Indians 14-to-1

Two outs in an inning was no issue for Sundown on Tuesday night as the Roughnecks scored nine runs with two outs and defeated the Morton Indians 14-to-1. The win moves Sundown to six-and-one in district play and Morton to one-and-six.

Sundown got on the board early as Dylan Day tripled with one out. After Kwade Baccus would walk, Day scored on a ground out from Brody Black and Sundown was on the board one-to-nothing but had two out. Link Wilkes would then draw a two out walk and Aaron Swim would rap an RBI single to left to scored Baccus. Link Wilkes would score moments later on a passed ball. Following a walk to Issac Hernandez, Aaron Swim scored on a RBI single by Johnny Hernandez and Sundown managed four runs in the first.

Morton got on the board in the first when Noah Rodriguez and Aizik Garza led off with back-to-back singles. The Indians would load the bases when Blayne DeBusk was hit by a pitch and Morton had the bases loaded and nobody out. Chris Spivey would drive in Rodriguez on an infield single but following a fielder’s choice off the bat of Geovani Perez and a strike out to Omar Rivera, Morton got just one and Sundown was in front four-to-one after one.

Sundown got two more in the second on a lead off double from Christian Huey. Baccus would again walk and Huey would scored on a dropped third strike play while Baccus scored on a RBI single from Link Wilkes and Sundown was in front six-to-one.

Sundown scored five more in the third on a Brody Black triple and singles from Huey, Wilkes, Swin, Isaac Hernandez and Johnny Hernandez. That pushed the lead to 11-to-one.

They added three more in the fourth one four walks, a double from Dylan Day and a single from Aaron Swim.

All told Sundown got 14 runs on 13 hits with no errors and eight left. Morton got one run on five hits with four errors and four left.

Aaron Swim threw the win working three innings on 41 pitches. He gave up one run on four hits, no walks and a hit batter with five strike outs.

Link Wilkes threw two innings of shut out relief on 34 pitches. He struck out five of the seven he faced while giving up a single and a hit batter.

The Indians pitched by committee.

Noah Rodriguez took the start and the loss working two innings on 66 pitches. He allowed six runs on five hits and five walks with three strike outs.

Aizik Garza worked two innings on 69 pitches allowing eight runs with four earned. Those came on eight hits, five walks and a hit batter while he struck out one.

Diego Rendon worked one inning of shut out relief on just nine pitches.

The Morton Indians move to one-and-six on the year as they make the turn in district and head to O’Donnell on Saturday. Game time is on Saturday is slated for 11:00am at Austin Field in the Gin Yard. Pregame starts at 10:45am on www.klvtradio.com.

Sundown hits the turn at six-and-one with their lone loss coming to Post the second game of the district slate. They head to five-and-two Smyer on Saturday. Game time is 12:00pm with pregame at 11:45am on http://www.klvtradio.com.

KLVT Area Baseball/Softball Scoreboard (03/28/2017)

klvtleadbannerDISTRICT SOFTBALL
Shallowater 10, Muleshoe 0
Idalou 10, Slaton 0
Lubbock Roosevelt 16, Littlefield 4
Forsan 15, Sundown 4
Post 6, Borden County 5
Tahoka 8, Seagraves 2
Westbrook vs. Ira (Rain Out)
Lockney vs. New Deal (Rain Out)
Abernathy 17, Hale Center 0

DISTRICT BASEBALL
Idalou 9, Slaton 3
Muleshoe vs. Shallowater (Rain Out)
Olton 9, Hale Center 7 (Suspended)
Sundown 14, Morton 1
Smyer 10, Seagraves 4
New Deal vs. Crosbyton (Rain Out)
Floydada vs. Springlake-Earth (Rain Out)

Dumas 4, Plainview 1

South Plains College Track and Field Begins Outdoor Campaign with Dominating Performance in El Paso

spctrackEl Paso—The South Plains College men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off their 2017 outdoor campaign on Saturday at the UTEP Springtime meet at Kidd Field.

Naomi Kerari and Bosiboro Mosongo got things started for the Lady Texans as the duo tied for sixth in the high jump with their final marks of 4′ 10.25″. Jannia Price placed fifth in the women’s discus with a final throw of 141′ 9.5″. Mclendon Hill used a mark of 49′ 2.5″ in the men’s shot put for a second place finish.

Melody Korie soared 18′ 2.5″ in the women’s long jump placing sixth overall, while Laquan Nairn and Derrick Monroe placed first and second in the men’s long jump with their final marks of 24′ 9″ and 24′ 5″, respectively. Jonathan Witt cleared 12′ 11.5″ in the men’s pole vault placing first overall, while Katelyn Clarkston took sixth in the women’s javelin with a throw of 120′ 2″.

Adrian Williams would go on to take first in the men’s javelin with a mark of 215′ 6″, while Witt placed third with a throw of 135′ 3.5″. Patrick Johnson and Hill went on to place sixth and seventh for the Texans in the men’s discus with their final marks of 93′ 0.5″ and 86′ 1.25″, respectively. Kiona Bradshaw used a throw of 46′ 1.5″ in the women’s shot put to take first overall, while Cha’Kaylin Gilbert leapt 39′ 1″ in the women’s triple jump, good enough for fifth place.

The Texans 4×100 meter relay team ran a 40.65 to take first overall, while the Lady Texans 4×100 meter relay team placed third with a time of 46.37. South Plains placed two runners inside the top 10 in the women’s 1500 meters as Seselia Dala and Leslie Romero placed fifth and ninth overall with their final times of 4:52.95 and 5:03.81.

The Texans swept the top three spots in the 110-meter hurdles as William Watson placed first with a time of 14.22, while Robert Dunning and Mason Weh placed second and third with final times of 14.32 and 14.37, respectively. Natassha McDonald earned a second place finish in the women’s 400 meters crossing the finish line at 53.60, while Junior Charles placed second for the Texans in the men’s 400 meters with a time of 48.03. Montel Hood also placed inside the top five with his final time of 48.15, good enough for third overall.

Safia Bright ran an 11.98 in the women’s 100 meters placing sixth overall, while Taylor Hill placed seventh with her time of 12.04. Robert Downs Jr. blazed the competition in the men’s 800 meters as he crossed the line at 1:53.5, good enough for first overall. The Texans earned a 1-2-3 finish in the men’s 400 hurdles as Rayan Holmes placed first with a 52.54, while William Watson and Myles Scott took second and third with their times of 52.81 and 54.71, respectively.

Mauricia Prieto ran a 23.84 in the women’s 200 meters placing first overall for the Lady Texans, while Jordan Atkinson earned a fifth place finish in the men’s 200 meters with a time of 21.55. Felix Kosgei took first in the men’s 5000 meters with a time of 15:20.61, while Poro Gahekave placed second in the women’s 5000 meters with her time of 19:18.88.

South Plains placed first in the men’s 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:13.62, while the Lady Texans earned a third place finish in the women’s 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:56.13.

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

South Plains Rodeo rides to top finishes at Ranger College Rodeo

SPCThe South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams impressed over the weekend in their second appearance of the spring season at the Ranger College Rodeo.

Jhett Trenary got things rolling for the Texans with a fourth place finish in the tiedown roping competition after finishing with a final point total of 70 points. Trenary ran a 9.1 in the long round and a 10.6 in the short round to earn a top five mark for South Plains.

Cameron McCarley took first in the steer wrestling event for the Texans with his final total of 155 points. McCarley used a time of 4.4 in the long round and a 7.2 in the short round to take first overall. Chase Wilson wasn’t far behind with his final tally of 110 points. Wilson earned a second place finish after running a long round time of 6.1 and a short time of 5.6.

Megan Burbidge tied for sixth in the goat tying event for the Lady Texans after her long round time of 7.7 and short round time of 11.6, finishing with a final total of 30 points. Rainy Robinson continues to solidify her claim as one of the top barrel racers in the country with her second place finish over the weekend. Robinson tallied up 140 points after running a long round time of 17.61 followed by a short round time of 17.55.

Alex Odle also placed inside the top five for the Lady Texans after her long time of 17.65 followed by a short round time of 17.71, finishing with 100 points and a fourth place finish. South Plains will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Snyder, Texas for the Western Texas College Rodeo, followed by a trip to Big Spring on April 6 at the Howard College Rodeo. Full results from this weekend can be found by visiting the rodeo pages at www.spctexans.com.

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

Tailar Anthony Leads Golf District After Opening Round, Levelland Loboettes Sit Second

LoboLoyaltyLevelland Senior Tailar Anthony is leading the field after the first round of district golf for 2017 as the Levelland Loboettes sit second after the opening day.

Anthony hung an 82 through the front round while Sheyanne Nicholson shot 90 for the Loboettes.  Tori Clanton came in at 91 while Alyssa Wells shot 105 and Abbi Boggs put up a 108.

Levelland is currently setting in second at 368 after the opening day.

Juliana Klassen from Seminole sits second at 85 while the Maidens occupy the three and four spots as well.  Alyssa Garcia is in the club house at 87 and Lauren Franco is in at 88.

Taking the two, three and four slots leaves Seminole in the team lead at 358, leading the Loboettes by ten strokes.

Nicholson’s 90 and Clanton’s 91 currently are fifth and six respectively on the leader board.

Seminole’s team two sits in third at 391 while Levelland’s team two is in fourth at 447.  Denver City is in fifth at 453.

The second round of district is slated for April 3rd at Shadow Hills with tee time slated for 9:00am. Round three will be hosted by Seminole on April 10th at the Gaines County Colf Course. Tee time on the 10th is set for 10:00am.

The Levelland Lobos open district play on Wednesday March 29th at Lamesa.

Andrews Mustangs Edge the Levelland Lobos at the Levelland Invitational

LoboLoyaltyThe Levelland Invitational when down on Thursday and he Andrews Mustangs just did edge out the Levelland Lobos for team gold in the wind.

Andrews would close the meet at 113 points while Levelland finished a very close second at 102.

Weather would force an alteration to the meet. According to word received from Levelland Track and Field Coach Nelda Munoz, “Due to wind we did not do pole vault, JV high jump, or 300 hurdles. Due to lightning we stopped during the 200 hurdles and did not do mile or mile relay.”

Points from the missing 1800 meter run may have put the Lobos over the top, none the less, I was a solid day for Levelland.

Daniel Hurn took three golds with a win in the 100 Meters at 10.54. He also grabbed the gold in the Long Jump at 21′ 9.00” and the Triple Jump at 45′ 7.00.”

Isaac Vargas took gold in the 3200 Meter Run at 10:22.05 while Cheaden Reyna took gold in the 110 Meter Hurdles at 15.49.

Levelland would also turn out gold in the 4×200 relay as Jacob Ramirez, Jeff Elliot, Daniel Hurn and Mason Brogdan turned in a 1:34.28.

Other medals for the Lobos included a third from Reyna in the Long Jump, and second in the Triple Jump while Hiajomah Hudson took third in the Triple Jump and Braden Price added third in the Boys Shot Put.

The Loboettes finished four in the field of eight.

Allysa Almanger took second in the 400 Meter Run in 1:08.47 while Sydney Ramirez added fourth in the 100 Meter Hurdles at 17:04. Reina Vargas added third in the Shot Put at 32′ 3.50” and Saron Mendoza put up 31′ 5.50” in fourth.

The Loboettes finished with 36 points as Andrews won the meet at 141.’

The Lobos and Loboettes next action will be at Lamesa on Friday March 31st.