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Smyer ISD Names Coach Mike Schaap as Athletic Director

Smyer LogoThe Smyer ISD Board of Trustees met in special session on Tuesday May 30th and has named long time Smyer coach and teacher Mike Schaap as the new Athletic Director at Smyer ISD.

Schaap is an Abernathy High School product who made his way to Smyer via South Plains College and Texas Tech University.

He has been coaching and teaching at Smyer ISD 1998 and is probably best know as the head baseball coach for the Bobcats.

KLVT visited with Coach Schaap via email on Wednesday afternoon and Schaap just noted “I am excited for the opportunity that Smyer ISD is offering me!”

He was appointed to the position when Athletic Director and football coach Rick Price announced his retirement after 33 years of coaching and teaching.

According to Smyer ISD Superintendent Dane Kerns, Scott Royal, who is already on staff, has accepted an offer to be both Head football, and basketball coach.

Coach Schaap and his wife Anna have two children daughter Finleigh and son Marshall.

ASCO All-Star Classic is Loaded with Local Talent

ascoThe ASCO All Star Games will be rolling out in Lubbock at various sites over the weekend and the teams are loaded with area talent.

The Blue Team for football includes Levelland wide receiver Jeff Elliot and Sundown’s Colton “Bull” Smith at offensive guard. The Red Team for football includes Levelland quarterback standout Nick Gerber, Levelland wideout Daniel Hurn, and Levelland defensive linemen Cooper Critchfield and Braden Price.

For the Blue Boys Basketball team, Smyer’s Jerrod Fowler will be joined by Brownfield standout Jezreel Griffin and in Girls Basketball the Red Team includes Shallowater’s Jayden Wilder and Sundown’s Jenna Legan. The Blue girls team includes Shallowater’s Cayenne Williams.

The ASCO All-Star basketball games will be played at the Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University on Saturday June 3rd with girls basketball at 12:00pm and boys basketball at 1:45pm. The ASCO All-Star football game is also June 3rd at Lubbock ISD’s Lowrey Field at Plains Capital Park. Kick off is set for 7:00pm.

The mission of ASCO All-Star Classic is to provide financial assistance to young players that have been permanently injured while playing or practicing the game of football.

Find out more about the event at www.ascoallstarclassic.com

4A-2 All District List is Loaded with Lobos

LoboAreaChamps2017When a team goes 32-and-six it’s certainly not by accident and the 4A-2 All District Baseball list reflects the talent that took to the field for the Levelland Lobos.

Senior right fielder Nick Gerber and senior center fielder Nolberto Pena took MVP honors in the voting. Gerber led the Lobos hitting .484 on the year while driving in 50 on the year. Pena led the Lobos with 20 doubles, 23 walks and nine times he was hit by pitch. Both Gerber and Pena finished in the top three of nearly every offensive category for the Lobos.

Defensive MVP honors went to Jacob Ochoa as the first baseman/pitcher collected a fielding percentage of .993 while collecting eight wins, two saves and a ERA of 2.34 from the mound.

Pitcher of the Year went to Jorge Mendiaz as the junior was stellar in 2017. Mendiaz won 10 of his 13 starts and while working 75 plus innings tabbed a ERA of 3.70.

First team honors went to Tyler Haywood, Zack Estrada, Tameron Duran and Tanner Marrow.

Second team honors included Noah Childers, Triston Montgomery and Jeremy Parsley.

Damian Bordeyo was named as an Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to the Levelland Lobos on a great season.

Record Breaking Lobos Bow Out of 2017 4A Baseball Playoffs in a Lost to Abilene Wylie

LoboAreaChamps2017The Levelland Lobos in 2017 went deeper than any team in the history of Levelland baseball as they battled all the way to the 2017 UIL 4A Region One Semi-Finals. They won more games in a single season then any other Levelland Lobo team finishing at an outstanding 32-and-six on the year. Unfortunately, the historic run ended on Saturday afternoon in a 12-to-three loss to the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs would hang up a six run second and it was more than the Lobos could over come.

Levelland would get two in the second when Tyler Haywood would walk and advance to second on a passed ball. Tanner Marrow would bloop a double into shallow right and the Lobos had runners at second and third and nobody out. Damian Bordayo would ring the bell squeezing in Haywood on a bunt and Marrow would score on a Bulldog throwing error.

That made the score two-to-two to the bottom of the second but the Bulldogs popped off for six runs in the bottom of the frame and left the Lobos pressing at the plate.

Nolberto Pena would collect the only other Lobo run on a solo home run to left as the Lobos fell 12-to-three and dropped the series two games to none.

Abilene Wylie got 12 runs on 13 hits with two errors and four left while Levelland got three runs on four hits with one error and six left.

Levelland closes with a record of 32-and-five on the year and say farewell to Tameron Duran, Jacob Ochoa, Kendall Durrett, Matt Estrada, Triston Montgomery, Noah Childers, Damian Bordayo, Nick Gerber, Jeremy Parsley, Tyler Haywood, and Nolberto Pena as that group graduated on Friday May 26th of 2017.

Congratulations to Coach Brent Paris and the Levelland Lobos on a great season.

Bulldogs Go Deep Twice in the Sixth, Levelland Drops Game One Three-to-One

LoboAreaChamps2017The Abilene Wylie Bulldogs got back to back home runs in the sixth on Thursday night and the Levelland Lobos dropped game one of the best of three series in a 3-to-1 loss to the Bulldogs.

Levelland drew first blood in the first when Tameron Duran would walk and steal second base. He would score on a RBI single to right from Nick Gerber and Levelland jumped in front one-to-nothing after one inning.

Abilene Wylie would threaten all day.

The Bulldogs loaded the bases with one out in the third but a four-six-three double play would put out the fire.

The Bulldogs loaded them with nobody out in the fourth but a popup and a one-two-three double play again ended the threat.

The Bulldogs found the board in the sixth. With two outs, Cameron Hannah and Mason Schubert would hit back-to-back solo home runs and that would be enough.

Abilene Wylie would add a run in the seven on a walk and a double and Levelland couldn’t find the board for the back six innings and lost the contest three-to-one.

Abilene Wylie got three runs on seven hits with no errors and eight left. Levelland got one run on four hits with no errors and four left.

Connor Carlton took the start but didn’t figure in. He worked four and a third allowing one run on three hits, three walks, and four strike outs.

Zach Smith took the win in relief. He threw two and two-thirds of shutout baseball on one hit, one walk and two strike outs.

Jacob Ochoa was the hard luck chuck loser. He worked six and two-thirds allowing three runs on seven hits, seven walks and five strike outs.

Tanner Marrow tossed a third of shutout relief getting one out on four pithes.

The series has the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs ahead one-to-nothing as the series moves to game two on Saturday.

Game Two is scheduled for a 1:00pm first pitch and game three will directly follow if needed.

Both games will be played at Cardinal Field in Hermleigh.

Catch the Lobos live on KLVT AM1230 and www.klvtradio.com with Lobo Pregame Show starting at 12:30pm Saturday.

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Black Out for Lobo Baseball on Thursday

LoboAreaChamps2017The Levelland Lobos are headed to their first every Regional Semi-Finals in program history and Levelland Cheer is asking fans to help “black out” for Lobo Baseball on Thursday.

The Levelland Lobos will travel to Hermleigh for the three game series with the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs with game one on Thursday at 5:00pm, game two on Saturday at 1:00pm and game three directly following game two if needed.

The Thursday send off will leave Levelland High School at 1:15pm as the Lobos travel on Hickory Street west to College Avenue, College Avenue north to US Highway 114 and then east toward Lubbock.

Fans are encouraged to get out on the parade route in the their black to support the Lobos and are asked to black out the bleachers on Thursday night as well.

If you can’t make it to the game, tune it in live on KLVT AM1230 and http://www.klvtradio.com.

Pregame on Thursday starts at 4:30pm and at 12:30pm on Saturday.

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Lobo Basketball Camp Coming June 12th through the 15th

lobotemp2016The Levelland Lobos are prepping for their summer basketball camp coming June 12th through June 15th to Gano Tubb Gymnasium.

The camp will including incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th graders from 8:30am to 11:30am all three days and to incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

The camp fee is $40 and there is the availability of a multi-child family discount and included in for fee is a camp t-shirt and many other giveaways.

The camp will be conducted by Levelland Lobo Basketball Coach Jeff Bontrager and along with other Levelland ISD coaches and the days will include shooting techniques, basic fundamentals.  It will also defensive, offensive, and drills used by the Levelland Lobo basketball programs and lots of competitive contests and game play.

There will be a concession stand and campers can cash can be kept on account so campers don’t have to carry  money each day.

For more information on the camp email jbontrager@esc17.net or call the Levelland ISD Athletic Office at (806) 894-8515 extension 4223.

You will also find the links for all the camps below.

The summer camps will the football camp for June 1st through the 3rd, Lobo Basketball June 12th through 15th, Loboette Basketball Camp June 19th through the 22nd, Lobo Baseball Camp June 20th through the 22nd, and Lobo Tennis Camp June 26th through June 30th. Details for Loboette Volleyball Camp and Loboette Softball Camp are still being finalized.

Levelland Lobo Football Camp

Levelland Lobo Basketball Camp

Levelland Loboette Basketball Camp

Levelland Lobo Baseball Camp

Levelland Lobo Tennis Camp