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Loboettes Go on Five Game Winning Streak at the Shallowater Tournament

The Levelland Loboettes started the Shallowater Tournament on an oh-and-two streak but battled back for a five game winning streak and the championship of the Consolation Bracket on Saturday.

Levelland opened pool play on back-to-back losses to Graham 25-18 and 25-16 and Idalou 25-20 and 25-21 before finding their stride.

In the third pool game of the day Friday the Loboettes found themselves down oh-and-one to the Friona Squaws before finding the win column. Levelland would win the second frame 25-to-14 and despite trailing by nine in the third would still win the day 15-25, 25-14, 25-22 and move to one-and-two in the pool.

Despite finishing in the bottom the pool on the Loboettes would make the most of their Saturday winning four in a row and running their win streak to five games.

Levelland opened Saturday with a 25-17 and 25-22 win over the Brownfield Lady Cubs before producing a convincing quarterfinal win over Kingdom Prep 25-21 and 25-13.

The streak continued as the Loboettes took down Tulia in Semi-Finals 25-21 and 25-18 sending the Loboettes to the championship final of the consolation bracket.

The Talkington Warriors would be the last task for the Loboettes and they handled it quite nicely in a 25-15 and 25-19.

The streak would run to five games for the Loboettes and move their mark to five-and-three overall as the Loboettes head to Greenwood on Tuesday with a date with Rangerettes. Junior Varsity games start at 5:00pm on Tuesday with the Varsity is set for 6:00pm.

Catch the Loboettes on Tuesday on KLVT AM1230, http://www.klvtradio.com and on Levelland Sports Nation on Facebook with Loboette Pregame Show at 5:30pm.

Pack Tennis Wins First Match of 2022

The Pack tennis team capture their first win of the 2022 fall season, with an 11-8 win over the Greenwood Rangers. 

Coming out of doubles the Pack held a four-to-three lead with a clean sweep in girls doubles and a win in mixed doubles. 

The ladies would continue their sweep of Greenwood in singles with Freshman Daisy Perez winning the 10th match sealing the victory for the team overall, while senior Evalyn Jasso improved to a team best four-and-oh on the year.

The boys continued to fight as junior Luis Castaneda pulls out a win at the three line boys (6-3, 6-1), while Michael Canon won his match at 7 line 8-2. Others would come up just short in extremely tight matches,  like Brady Houston who dropped his match in a third set tiebreaker (6-2, 5-6, 5-10). 

“We have seen so much growth in from the beginning of summer workouts until now. Every player has bought into the program and each other, they have continued to give every ounce of effort they have in their bodies for themselves and their team. As coaches their is nothing more you can ask for in a player, than everytime they step on the court that they give 110% of what they have. This was a great win for the team, giving us a 1-1 record, and we are excited to get back to work and increase that win column number again next Saturday against Snyder and Amarillo Palo Duro.” 

(Thanks Levelland Pack Tennis Coach Jeffery Braziel)

Loboettes Open Cold Against the Fillies of Denver City

The Levelland Lobottes started 2022 cold and and while the team improved throughout the night, Levelland fell in three to Denver City 25-15, 25-23, and 25-19 to open the season oh-and-one.

Denver City started hot as Natalie Cenciceros and Amber Carter combined for nine kills while the Loboettes collected just three of their own in a 25-to-15 loss in the opening frame.

Levelland bounced back building a seven point lead midway through the second but that lead slipped away as Denver City surged to a 25-to-23 win in the second.

It was a back and forth battle through the third but a missed kill late in the contest cost the Loboettes so momentum and sealed the deal as Denver City swept the Loboettes 25-15, 25-23 and 25-19.

Levelland would be out killed 27-to-19 while winning the block column four-to-three.

Levelland collected four aces on five faults while Denver City took five aces on four faults.

Alanna Worley led the way with seven kills and one block while Chloe Carpenter and Jaycee Franco grabbed three kills each and Chloe Constantino, Tanaeasia Brackens, and Madisyn Tidwell picked up two kills each.

Kadi Salinas led the service department with nine points on three aces.

Denver City got 11 kills from Natalie Cenciceros and ten more from Amber Carter in the win.

Levelland heads to the Shallowater Tournament on Friday playing three on in the “Red Dome.”

Levelland hooks up with Graham at 8:00am, Idalou at 11:00am and Friona at 12:00 Friday before entering bracket Saturday.

Loboette Cheer Up and Running for 2022

LHS Coaches Northcutt and Sprowls share the excellent accolades that our LHS Cheer Squad earned at Cheer Camp!

Six girls made All-American: Taylyn Ledesma, Cheyanne McClintock, Cooper Wallace, Mikaela Brower, Alex Pina, and Kami Baeza. The girls earned blue “superior” ribbons on evaluations which means they are “game day ready.”

Both squads also received gold “superior” ribbons which means we had the best performance overall. Varsity received theirs for their cheer/chant routine and JV received theirs for their Dance/ Pyramid routine.

Our girls also took home the Spirit Turtle which means they were the most spirited group at camp. Our Lucky Lobo also received blue ribbons on all evaluations, and received a gold ribbon for a dance-off between all the mascots!

The girls had quite a week at camp and we cannot wait to help them cheer our Lobos and Lobettes on to victory!

(Thanks Cristal Isaacks, Public Information Officer & Library Coordinator, NHS Chair)

The Coaching Carousel has Turned Again and Landed a Former Lobo at Plains

The coaching carousel is slowing as we head for fall sports season but the turn has dropped off former Levelland Lobo Daniel Hurn as the head Track and Field coach and offensive coordinator for football at Plains ISD.

Hurn is a 2017 graduate of Levelland ISD where he lettered in track and field as well as football.

Following high school he headed to Wayland Baptist University where he earned his bachelor’s degree while playing college football and running track.

He began his career at Dumas where he spent his first year first year teaching eighth grade U.S. History and coached football, basketball, and track.

“It was one of the most rewarding years of my life and I can’t wait to start building those relationships here in Plains,” said Hurn via press release from Plains ISD. “I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to be a little closer to home and to be joining the Plains family.”

He comes from a family of coaches as his older brother Kevin “KJ” Hurn coaches girls basketball and teaches history at Silverton ISD.

Levelland Lobo Basketball Camp is Where You Can Meet Coach Parker Hicks

New Head Coach of the Levelland Lobos, Parker Hicks is hosting a Lobo Basketball Camp. The Camp is for grades first through ninth. The camp will be held at the Levelland High School Gymnasium. Grades first through fifth will go from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and grades sixth through ninth will go from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The camp cost is just $50, and you can make checks payable to Parker Hicks. The registration deadline is July 12th, walkups are allowed but will not be guaranteed a camp t-shirt. If you have any questions, you can contact Coach Hicks at 940-389-6432 or email him at hicksp2@gmail.com.

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Shallowater to Host Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken “Fall Ball”

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!