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Levelland’s Lobos are Headed Back to the Seven-on-Seven State Tournament

image11Levelland Lobo football is a little over a month out of two-a-days but as has been in the last several years, the Lobos are having a busy off season includes another trip to the Seven-on-Seven State Tournament in College Station.

Levelland qualified for the state field at a tournament in Wellington on June 2nd and will be headed to Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. The Tournament opens on Thursday, June 29th and closes on Friday June 30th.

Pool play for the tournament opens at 1:00pm on Thursday and moves to bracket play on Friday.

Mark Anthony is coaching the 2017 squad and he and the team were featured on KCBD Sports with Pete Christy on Tuesday night. Check out the report on the link below.

Lubbock Coronado and Lubbock Estacado will also be making the trip to the tournament which is in its 19th year.

http://www.kcbd.com/story/35711654/levelland-prepares-for-return-to-7-on-7-state-tournament

Sundown Wins UIL Lone Star Cup

It certainly is nothing sort of a big achievement for Sundown ISD as the Roughnecks and Roughettes have won the 2016-2017 UIL 2A Lone Star Cup.

Honoring the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas, the UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications based on their team performance in district and state championships.

The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL.

Sundown tallied 72.67 points while Lindsay placed second place at 64 points and Mason finished third at 60.

Points are scored from state and area Marching Band, Tennis, Team Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Track and Field, Academics, One Act Play, Softball, and Baseball.

According to a summary issued by Sundown Athletic Director Steve Smith, the Sundown ISD achievements for 2017-18 include the following:

State and Area Marching Band- Area Runners Up, Regional Champions, State Runners Up

Tennis- District Champions

Cross Country- District, Regional, and State Champions; Boys, and Girls

Football – Bi-District Champions and Area Finalist

Girls Basketball- District, Bi-District, Area, Reg. Qtr. Final Champions, Regional Semifinalist

Boys Basketball- District, B-district Champions, Area Finalist

Golf- District boys and girls champions

Track & Field- District, Area Champions Boys and Girls, Girls Regional Champions, Boys and Girls 5th place State

Academics- District, Regional Champions, State 5th place

Softball-bi-district Champions, Area Finalist

Baseball- Bi-district Champions, Area Finalist

Congratulations to the faculty, students, staff and community of Sundown ISD.

 

Updated Brackets 2017 West Texas State Babe Ruth Softball Tournament (4/16/17 16:30)

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2017 West Texas State Babe Ruth Softball Tournament Opens Thursday in Levelland

The Oxy Sports Complex in Levelland is hosting the 2017 West Texas State Babe Ruth Softball Tournament.

All tournament brackets are posted below minus the 16U field.

That tournament field includes just two teams and will be played as a best of three series between Levelland and Hereford.  All of those games will be played on Saturday with Game One at 3:00pm, Game Two at 5:00pm and Game Three at 7:00pm if needed.

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Levelland ISD Signs Veteran Volleyball Coach

LoboLoyaltyLevelland ISD has filled a major coaching vacancy as former Whitharral Lady Panther Shelly Kay comes to the Loboette volleyball camp for the start of 2017.

Kay, a Whitharral High School graduate, brings over 25 years of teaching and coaching experience to the table and has experience coaching in many sports at the Texas high school level including volleyball, basketball, track and tennis.

Originally Kay was hired on as a teacher and coach Levelland Middle School but when Coach Karli Morrison left the volleyball program for Lubbock Cooper ISD, she moved into the vacancy as both head volleyball coach and health teacher at Levelland High School.

Kay was a stand out basketball player at Wayland Baptist University. The former Flying Queen still holds records for assists in a game at 21 and in a season at 266. She was also an American Women’s Sports Federation All American and lettered three of four years she played at Plainview.

Her parents Wylie and Doris Kay are long time residents of Hockley County.

Coach Kay invites Loboette Volleyball players to an open gym session on Thursday June 8th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Loboette Volleyball Camp will be coming on July 24th through the 27th and two-a-days start directly after.

Congratulations to Coach Kay and remember to catch Loboette Volleyball this fall on KLVT AM1230 and http://www.klvtradio.com.

Levelland to Host 2017 Texas State Babe Ruth Softball Tournament

OXYLevelland, TX – The Levelland Babe Ruth Fast Pitch Softball Organization is proud to announce that they will be hosting the 2017 West Texas Babe Ruth Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament at the Oxy Sports Complex in Levelland running June 15th through June 17th.

Over 35 teams and 500 players and coaches will be attending the tournament as games open on Thursday shortly after the noon hour and will be concluding through out the day and evening on Saturday.

Teams are expected from Levelland, Littlefield, Dumas, Pampa, Brownfield, Sudan, Seagraves, Denver City and Hereford.

Ticket prices will be $5 per adult, $3 for kids ages 14 to six years of age and five and under are free. All Tournament Passes are available that grant the holder entrance into all three days of the tournament. Those passes are $12 for adults and $7 for kids ages 14 to six.

Full concessions will be available on site. Teams entered in the tournament will be allowed one team cooler, otherwise, no outside food or drinks will be permitted inside the complex.

The home for the tournament will be the Oxy Sports Complex, owned and operated by the City of Levelland. Opened in April of 2015 in Levelland, the Levelland Oxy Sports Complex is a 30 plus acre baseball/softball and soccer recreation and tournament facility. The complex includes four lighted ball fields for players up to 12-years old, an array of soccer fields, an excellent snack bar and a large paved parking lot. The facility also offers two picnic pavilions, a full play ground and covered bleachers for the fans. All fields are all natural grass surfaces.

Full brackets for the tournament will be release on or about Monday June 12th.

South Plains Summer Basketball Camps Opening Soon!

SPCLEVELLAND – South Plains College will host its annual boys and girls basketball camps this summer beginning on June 13. Hall of Fame coach Steve Green will serve as the camp director of the boy’s camps while Lady Texans head coach and former Texas Tech Red Raider Cayla Petree will be the director of the girl’s camps.

Coach Petree will run two camps this summer beginning with the Little Texan Camp for girls ages 4 to 13 on June 13-15 from 1-4 p.m. at the Texan Dome in Levelland. The cost of this camp is $75, with a deposit due by June 1. The fee will include a camp ball, T-shirt and other prizes. To sign up, please email coach Petree at cpetree@southplainscollege.edu or call 254-334-9304.

The second camp will be the South Plains College Team Camp on June 17-18 at the Texan Dome in Levelland. The cost of the camp is $1,000 per team for those wishing to stay overnight and $750 for commuters. There is a 10 player max, $100 per extra player with a $600 deposit due by June 1. To sign up, please email coach Petree at cpetree@southplainscollege.edu or call 254-334-9304.

The Texan basketball camp will run from July 9-13 at the Texan Dome in Levelland for boys ages 7 through 17. This year’s camp will consist of drills that focus on offensive and defensive fundamentals. Campers will be given the opportunity to apply skills they learn during the week in individual and team contests. Some of the highlights of camp include:

• Individual Instruction

• One on One Competitions

• Free Throw Contests

• Shooting Contests

• Five on Five Competitions

• Ball Handling Competitions

• Three-on-Three Contests

The camp begins with registration at 2 p.m. on July 9 and concludes at 1 p.m. July 13, followed by an Awards Ceremony. Check out will then begin. Cost for the camp will be $290 for the overnight campers, which includes room and board in college residence halls. Cost for day campers is $150. Camp includes the following:

• Instruction fundamentals

• Camp Insurance

• Camp T-shirt

• Awards

• Basketball for each camper

To sign up, please call 806-716-2221.

For more information and to access the brochures for each camp, visit http://www.spctexans.com.

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