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Loboettes Clinch Playoff Spot with Win at Brownfield

loboettevolleyballgenericThe Levelland Loboettes went to Brownfield on Saturday and despite a great improved Lady Cub squad, the Loboettes swept the contest 25-16, 25-18, and 25-21 to move to 20-and-14 on the year and clinch a playoff spot for 2017.

The Loboettes jumped out to early leads in both the first and second games for 25-to-16 and 25-to-18 wins.

The Lady Cubs got a string of five points early from Dayna Romero but despite the five-to-nothing lead early, the Loboettes retied the game at ten all and won a 25-to-21 game three to complete the sweep 25-16, 25-18 and 25-21.

The Loboettes out killed Brownfield 41-to-20 and won the block column five-to-one.

Levelland tallied six aces with just one service fault while Brownfield converted five service aces on five service faults.

Paige Royal led the charge with 15 kills while Makayla Escue hung 10 kills and four blocks in the win. M’Kenzi Campbell totaled seven kills and one block while Kelsie Davis added five kills. Kazzi Spears took three kills in the win.

Kelsie Davis led the service points with 12 points in a 17-of-18 effort from the service line with two aces. Megan Latham added eight points with three aces while Makayla Escue and Gisel Gonzales added five points each.

Brownfield got seven kills from Caitlynn Martinez and five from Makayla Perez. Dayna Romero led the service points with 10 points on two aces.

The Brownfield Lady Cubs drop to one-and-six in district play and while on the outside looking in at the top four, the Lady Cubs could at least get a share of a playoff spot with two wins in the next three games or some serious help from the Lamesa Golden Tornadoes.

Levelland moves to 20-and-14 on the year and six-and-one in district play.

The win clinches a playoff spot for the Loboettes. The Loboettes currently set second in the district but could still climb as high as one or drop as far as third with three games to play.

The Loboettes will host the Denver City Fillies on Tuesday night at Gano Tubb Gymnasium with Freshman and Junior Varsity starting at 5:30pm and Varsity at 6:30pm.

Catch the Loboettes live on KLVT AM1230 and www.klvtradio.com with the Loboette Pregame Show starting about 6:00pm.

DISTRICT SCOREBOARD
Levelland def. Brownfield 25-16, 25-18, 25-21
Denver City def. Lamesa 25-14, 25-8, 25-10
Seminole def. Lubbock Estacado 25-7, 25-11, 25-6

DISTRICT STANDINGS
(1) Seminole 7-0*
(2) Levelland 6-1*
(3) Denver City 5-2*
(4) Lamesa 2-5
(5) Brownfield 1-6
(6) Lubbock Estacado 0-7 (OUT)
*Playoff Clinch

DISTRICT SCHEDULE
Denver City (5-2) @ Levelland 6-1
Brownfield (1-6) @ Seminole (7-0)
Lubbock Estacado (0-7) @ Lamesa (2-5)

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KLVT Area Football Scoreboard (Friday October 13th, 2017)

letstalkfbbanner5DISTRICT
Shallowater 55, Littlefield 6
Muleshoe 17, Slaton 14
Denver City 16, Brownfield 12
Colorado City 28, Idalou 0
Floydada 25, Hale Center 21
Abernathy 49, Sundown 16
New Deal 46, Olton 7
Bovina 41, Smyer 0
Farwell 43, Sudan 13
Whitharral 66, Kress 18
Lazbuddie 15, Cotton Center 6
Amarillo Tascosa 52, Frenship 7
Lubbock Coronado 63, San Angelo Lake View 6
Lubbock Cooper 38, Lubbock High 19
Lubbock Monterey 51, Abilene Cooper 44
Dumas 35, Plainview 31

NON-DISTRICT
Ropes 82, Spur 33
Anton 76, New Home 60
Happy 80, Nazareth 34
Motley County 58, Meadow 26
White Deer 54, Whiteface 0
Lubbock Estacado 42, Mountain View 0
Springlake-Earth 52, Friona JV 28

South Plains College Rodeo returns to action on Thursday in Perryton

spcgenericLEVELLAND—The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will return to action on Thursday when they travel to Perryton, TX for the Frank Phillips College Rodeo beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The Lady Texans enter the weekend ranked first in the Southwest Region with 385 points, led by sophomore barrel racer Alex Odle who currently sits atop of the regional standings with 305 points after two weeks.

Odle won the barrel racing event in week one of the season at the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo and followed up with a second place finish in Vernon at the Vernon College Rodeo on Sept. 30. Odle ran the fastest time in the long round with a 17.10 which she followed up with a run of 17.58 in the short round to finish with a final average of 34.68.

South Plains’ Jenna Dallyn continues to make strides and climb the regional standings as she enters the weekend ranked ninth in the region in goat tying and 15th in breakaway roping. Dallyn won the women’s all-around title in week one when she placed sixth overall in the breakaway roping event and earned a ninth-place finish in goat tying.

The Texans will look to build off their previous outing in which they placed six athletes into the final round and finished 11th overall.

Freshman Britton Bedke earned a fifth-place finish in the tiedown roping event picking up 60 points in the process. Bedke ran an 11.3 in the long round followed by a run of 9.9 in the short round to finish with an average of 21.2.

The Texans’ Chet Boren and Zack Kirkpatrick placed fifth and sixth overall in the steer wrestling event. Boren, the defending Southwest Region champion who currently ranks 11th in the regional standings ran a 7.2 in the long round followed by a 24.7 in the short round to finish the weekend with 60 points. Kirkpatrick, who is currently ranked eighth in the regional standings, ran the top time in the long round with a 5.0 before passing the 30-second mark in the short round to end the weekend with 70 points.

South Plains placed four athletes in the team roping finals as Kody Criswell was paired up with Hayley Danley of Tarleton State. The duo ran a long round time of 7.5 and missed in the short round to place eighth overall. South Plains’ Kade Smith paired up with Jeffery Latham of Sul Ross State and earned a ninth-place finish after a long round time of 7.5 before missing in the short round. Boren and Hadley Clower finished 10th overall with their long round time of 7.6, missing in the short round to finish with a 107.6 average.

“We try not to get too high on ourselves because we know we have a long way to go,” South Plains head coach Kerry Doster said. “We’re just trying to make sure everyone is healthy, and it’s a long way to the finals in June. But, we are doing pretty well and we just hope we can continue that way.”

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

Injuries and Short Numbers Alter the Morton Indian Football Plans for Foreseeable Future

MortonDue to injuries and short numbers for 2017, the Morton Indians Football team will scrap the balance of their 11 man schedule for 2017 and move to an “Outlaw” six man schedule for the balance of the year.

On September 27th Morton ISD announced they would cancel their last non-district game of the year in an attempt to heal up players and try to salvage the balance of the season and while the numbers are better they’re not where Morton ISD and Athletic Director/Football Coach Sean Abston feels they need to be for a safe and competitive season.

Morton started the 2017 season with 22 on the roster but early season injuries dwindled that number down to just 12 a week ago and Morton ISD decided it was time to face and embrace change.

After a district meeting on Tuesday night, the Indians announced they would forfeit the balance of their 2A-2 schedule and would petition the University Interscholastic League for a six man schedule known as and “outlaw” schedule.

Basically, Morton moves to six man football and will fill the schedule with teams looking to fill holes in current schedules, Junior Varsity six man teams and others looking for games in the next six weeks.

“This is great for our kids,” said Coach Sean Abston. “It feels better now that the UIL says we are cleared to establish a six man schedule and we get to keep the kids active and competing.”

14 kids are ready to go for the “Outlaw” schedule.

“That’s a perfect number for this game,” said Abston. “Enough kids to keep players fresh but still get these kids the experience they need.”

While the schedule is not yet complete Abston noted they have several teams already express interest in a game with Morton.

Abston noted that there are a lot of benefits to the move.

“We have protect the health of these kids for future sports as well put them in the best possible position to compete. It also gives us opportunity to get ahead of the learning curve for the future,” and that is important as it certainly appears that six man football and a class 1A-1 is in the near future for Morton ISD.

Coach Abston noted while the scheduling process for the balance of the year was underway, it remains up in the air as to how many games the Indians will get in 2017.

Remember, whether that be one game or five, KLVT Radio will continue its coverage and support of the Morton Indians and Morton ISD.

Loboettes Are Aces on Tuesday Night, Levelland Downs Lubbck Estacado in Three

loboettevolleyballgenericThe Levelland Loboettes hung up 19 ace serves on Tuesday night and coupled with 34 kills, Levelland handled Lubbock Estacado on Tuesday night, 25-7, 25-6, and 25-11. With the win, Levelland improves to 19-and-14 overall and five-and-one in district play.

The Loboetttes were never really threaten in the contest as they hung up six aces in the first game and nine more in game two. They followed that up with a 15 kill game three to complete the sweep.

Gisel Gonzales went on a 18 point service run in the second with eight aces in the string while Madi Ruiz 12 point run in the third including four aces.

Levelland out killed Lubbock Estacado 34-to-four while the blocks went even at one each.

Levelland would hang up 19 aces in three games compared to just one for the Lady Matadors. Those 19 aces came against just four service faults. Lubbock Estacado faulted three times, all in game one.

Paige Royal connected on 14 kills to lead the Loboettes while Makayla Escue added seven kills and one block. Kazzi Spears and Kelsie Davis added four kills each while M’Kenzi Campbell picked up three kills and Brooke Lamb added two more.

Madi Ruiz would lead the service points with 18 points on a 21-for-21 effort and five aces. Gisel Gonzales only served in the second but connected on 16-for-17 from the line with 16 points and eight aces. Mia Rendon added six points on a pair of aces.

Lubbock Estacado got single kills from Jazmine Diaz, Tamori McCoy, Tye Perryman and Ahriah Hill while Diaz and Desiree Ladezma served for two points each.

The loss for the Lady Matadors drops them from playoff contention in 2017 and cuts the field of six down to five playing for four playoff spots.

That number was cut a little further as a Seminole win over Lamesa sealed a playoff spot for the Maidens leaving three spots left for four teams.

Levelland moves to 19-and-14 on the year and five-and-one in the district and clinches at least a share of a playoff spot.

The Loboettes can clinch their playoff spot outright with a win at Brownfield on Saturday.

Freshman and Junior Varsity are set to start at 10:00am on Saturday with the Varsity at 11:00am.

Catch the Loboettes on Saturday on KLVT AM1230 and http://www.klvtradio.com!  Loboette Pregame Show starts at 10:30am!

DISTRICT SCOREBOARD
Levelland def. Lubbock Estacado 25-7, 25-6, 25-11
Seminole def. Lamesa 25-16, 25-12, 25-15
Denver City def. Brownfield 25-16, 25-19, 25-18

DISTRICT STANDINGS
(1) Seminole 6-0*
(2) Levelland 5-1
(3) Denver City 4-2
(4) Lamesa 2-4
(5) Brownfield 1-5
(6) Lubbock Estacado 0-6 (OUT)
*Playoff Clinch

DISTRICT SCHEDULE
Levelland (5-1) @ Brownfield (1-5)
Lamesa (2-4) @ Denver City (4-2)
Seminole (6-0) @ Lubbock Estacado (0-6)

KLVT High School Volleyball Scoreboard (Tuesday October 11th, 2017)

letstalkfbbanner5DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL
Levelland def. Lubbock Estacado 25-7, 25-6, 25-11
Seminole def. Lamesa 25-16, 25-12, 25-15
Denver City def. Brownfield 25-16, 25-19, 25-18
Abilene Cooper def. Lubbock High 25-10, 12-25, 25-22, 27-25
Lubbock Cooper def. Lubbock Coronado 25-23, 22-25, 19-25. 25-23, 16-14
Lubbock Monterey def. San Angelo Lake View 25-20, 19-25, 25-14, 25-12
Dumas def. Plainview 25-18, 25-17, 25-17
Shallowater def. Friona 25-23, 25-18, 25-14
Littlefield def. Dimmitt 27-25, 25-17, 25-18

KLVT Area Volleyball Schedule (Tuesday October 10th, 2017)

letstalkfbbanner5DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL
San Angelo Central @ Frenship
(Freshman 4:30pm, JV 5:00pm and 5:30pm, Varsity 6:00pm)

Dimmitt @ Littlefield
(All Teams Games Start at 5:00pm)

Aspermont @ Plains
(Junior Varsity 5:00pm, Varsity 6:00pm)

Friona @ Shallowater
(Freshman/Junior Varsity 5:00pm, Varsity 6:30pm)

Lubbock Estacado @ Levelland LISTEN LIVE
(Freshman/Junior Varsity 5:30pm, Varsity 6:30pm)

Brownfield @ Denver City
(Freshman/Junior Varsity 5:30pm, Varsity 6:30pm)

Seminole @ Lamesa
(Freshman/Junior Varsity 5:30pm, Varsity 6:30pm)

Lubbock Cooper @ Lubbock Cornado
(Freshman/Junior Varsity 5:30pm, Varsity 6:30pm)