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KLVT Area Baseball/Softball Scoreboard April 13th/14th, 2018

Lubbock Estacado 5, Levelland 3
Denver City 4, Lamesa 1
Shallowater 12, Muleshoe 7
Littlefield 11, Lubbock Roosevelt 10
New Deal 13, Olton 1
Morton 19, Seagraves 15
Sundown 24, New Home 1
Lubbock Cooper 3, Abilene Cooper 1
Lubbock Coronado 11, Lubbock Monterey 3
Frenship 9, Odessa Permian 6
Lubbock 7, San Angelo Lake View 3
Plainview 14, Amarillo Caprock 10
Sweetwater 10, Snyder 3

Levelland 13, Lubbock Estacado 3
Seminole 15, Brownfield 2
Lamesa 6, Denver City 0
Shallowater 19, Muleshoe 9
Littlefield 15, Lubbock Roosevelt 12
Post 10, Tahoka 0
Lubbock Cooper 13, Abilene Cooper 3
Lubbock High 21, San Angelop Lake View 0
Lubbock Coronado 20, Lubbock Monterey 3
Sweetwater 6, Snyder 1
Amarillo Caprock 11, Plainview 9


Steve Green named 2018 NJCAA Division I Spalding Men’s Basketball Head Coach of the Year

GreenSpaldingLEVELLAND — For the third time in his 18-year stint at the helm of the South Plains College men’s basketball program, Steve Green has been named the 2018 NJCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball Spalding Head Coach of the Year.

Green captured his third national title at South Plains on March 24 at the 2018 NJCAA Men’s Basketball National Tournament when the Texans edged College of Southern Idaho 98-95. Green also led the Texans to the 2008 eight and 2012 national championship and is now just one of four coaches to win at least three NJCAA Div. I men’s basketball national championships.

Green guided the Texans to the 2018 Region V title as they picked up a pair of top 25 wins over No. 20 McLennan and No. 7 Odessa College. Earning an automatic berth and a No. 13 seed to the national tournament, the Texans rattled off five wins over Top 25 programs en route to the 2018 national championship.

The Texans joined the 2016 Salt Lake (UT) team as the lowest seed to ever win a national championship.

(Thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College,

South Plains Track and Field Set Two Facility Records Saturday in Hobbs

SPCHOBBS, N.M. — The South Plains College men’s and women’s track and field teams capped the 2018 Ross Black Invitational with a pair of facility records on Saturday at the Ross Black Field of Champions.

The top-ranked Texans swept the top three spots in the men’s long jump as sophomore All-American Fabian Edoki set a facility record with a mark of 26′ 2.25″* on his first attempt. Freshman Holland Martin followed up with a second place finish, soaring 24′ 9.25″*, while Danylo Molchanov earned third place honors with a final mark of 23′ 3.25″*. Molchanov would also take first in the men’s triple jump, turning in a mark of 49′ 10.5″*.

“Our guys went one-two-three in the long jump today, and any time you can do that in a meet it’s a good day,” South Plains head coach Erik Vance said. “Asani Hylton did really well and is starting to come along and keeps getting better every week. Overall I was really happy with the final results today and I thought both groups went out and did a great job.”

South Plains would also sweep the top three spots in the men’s pole vault as Parker Wood took first with a clearance of 14′ 7.25″*. Jonathan Witt would follow up with a mark of 13′ 7.25″, good enough for second, while freshman Asani Hylton took third with a mark of 12′ 11.75″.

The Texans went one-two in the men’s 4×100 and 4×400 relays as Brandon Letts, Andre Edwards, Keion Sutton, and Willari Watson led the Texans to a first-place finish in the men’s 4×100 with a time of 40.69*. The Texans would then take second in the 4×400 as Willari Watson, William Watson, Hylton and Patrick Jonson clocked a final time of 3:17.54.

Sophomore Mason Weh set a new personal best in the men’s 400 hurdles, turning in a final time of 52.21*, good enough for second on the afternoon. William Watson would follow up with a first-place overall finish in the men’s 110 hurdles, crossing the line at 14.28*.

South Plains turned in two of the top five times in the men’s 10,000 meters as Felix Kosgei took second and set a new personal best with a 32:37.62, followed by freshman Andrew Bosquez who placed third with a personal best of 33:15.23. In the men’s 5000 meters, freshman Jesse Madrid placed first with a 16:03.59, while Ian Gonzales set a personal best in the men’s 1500 meter finals with a 4:13.49.

Sophomore sprinter Montel Hood set a personal best in the men’s 400 meters as he took third with a final time of 47.21*. Hood would also place sixth in the men’s 200 meters with a 22.10, while Letts took seventh with a 22.31.

Sophomore long-distance specialist Leslie Romero got things rolling for the Lady Texans in the women’s 3000 steeplechase as she set a personal best and a new facility record with an 11:43.64*. Ruth Usoro and Cha’Kaylin Gilbert went three-four in the women’s long jump as Usoro took third with a mark of 19’1 7″*, and Gilbert placed fourth with a jump of 19′ 0″*. Kodee Scott, a freshman from Olney, Texas turned in a first-place finish with a clearance of 10′ 0″ on her final attempt.

The third-ranked Lady Texans turned in a pair of second-place finishes in the women’s 4×100 and 4×400 relays as Usoro, Patrice Moody, Omotayo Abolaji, and Agnes Abrocquah clocked a 45.40* in the 4×100 relay finals. In the women’s 4×400, Acacia Watson, Breah Powell, Bailey O’Connor, and Bosiboro Mosongo crossed the line at 3:53.00*. In the women’s 100 hurdles, Moody placed third and set a personal best with a 14.28*, while Amarillo native Seselia Dala took second in the women’s 10,000-meter finals with a 39:59.84*.

South Plains placed a pair of sprinters in the top six in the women’s 400-meter finals as Natassha McDonald took second with a 54.09* and Abrocquah clocked a 55.93*, good enough for sixth. Usoro set a personal best in the 100 meters as the freshman turned in a final time of 11.96* good enough for 10th on the afternoon.

“In reality, we saw the top three women’s teams in the country compete against each other today,” Vance said. “Any time you can get a meet of that quality and get our kids out there all at the same time, you’re going to see good results and be able to get a gauge of where you are compared to the other teams in the national race. I thought we showed well out there and at the end of the day I think we can compete with anyone out there.”

South Plains will return to action on April 21 at the John Jacobs Invitational in Norman on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, followed by a trop to Abilene Christian on April 25.

* Denotes national qualifying mark

(Thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College,

Sherwood Captures Event Title, Lady Texans hold on to Region Lead Saturday in Big Spring


Kade Sherwood from Wilson won the Team Roping at Howard Saturday.

BIG SPRING — Kade Sherwood won the team roping event title and Lariat Larner placed sixth in breakaway roping as the South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams capped off the Howard College Rodeo Saturday night.

Larner tied for the fastest time in the long round with a  2.3 but missed in Saturday’s finals, tallying 70 points for the Lady Texans who will head to Stephenville April 19-21 for their final rodeo of the season sitting atop the Southwest Regional standings.

“Lariat split in the breakaway roping and ended up with 70 points which is crucial for us,” South Plains head coach Kerry Doster said. “This is the toughest region in the nation, and the fact that it’s going to come down to the final rodeo, this is how it should be. When you have this many quality programs in one region, there’s no surprise it’s going to come down to the final week.”

Sherwood paired up with Ranger’s Weston Podzemny as the duo won the long round with a 4.8 which they followed up in Saturday night’s finals with a 5.5, ending the event with a 10.3 average as Sherwood tallied 175 points for the Texans who finished seventh overall on the weekend.

The Lady Texans finished eighth in Big Spring with 70 points and will head into the final week of the season atop the regional standings with 1,636 points. Tarleton State, who finished seventh at Howard with 115 points, is second in the region with 1,534 points, while Texas Tech is third with 1,528 points.

(Thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College,

Lobos and Loboettes Both Take Second at District Golf and Advance to Regional, Hunter Read Takes Second Overall


Levelland Lobos and Loboettes Golf Teams after second places finishes at the District Tournament in Lubbock Monday April 9th, 2018 (Thanks Kelly Read for the photo)

Levelland’s Hunter Read carded a three round total of 244 and TJ Brooks added at 248 to lead the Levelland Lobos to a second place team finish in the 4A District Two Boys Golf Tournament and advance the Levelland Lobos to the 4A Region One Tournament.

Levelland would fall just short of the Seminole Indians as the tribe scored at 336 and Leveland found second at 348 over 72 holes. Lamesa finished third at 358.

Briley Cavazos would win the individaul title as the Seminole Indains nudged out Levelland’s Hunter Read. Cavazos shot a three day 243 while Read came in at 244 for second and TJ Brooks took third at 248.

Top 15 in the Boys field was as follows:
(1) Briley Cavazos, Seminole 243
(2) Hunter Read, Levelland 244
(3) TJ Brooks, Levelland 248
(4t) Justyn Sales, Seminole 251
(4t) Josh Cisneros, Lamesa 251
(6) Caleb Kildow, Seminole 252
(7) Ethan Robledo, Seminole 266
(8) Brendan Duncan, Levelland 273
(9) Riley Boyd, Denver City 276
(10) Kelton Johnson, Levelland 280
(11) Parker Freeman, Seminole 282
(12t) Reagan Lopez, Seminole II 283
(12t) Brandon McGee, Denver City 283
(14t) Isaac Garcia, Seminole II 288
(14t) Alexis Gonzalez, Denver City 288

Other golfers for Levelland included Isaiah Diaz at 295, Steven Wiiest at 303 and Stevn Patterson at 331.

On the girls side of the card, the Seminole Maidens dominated the field shooting a three day total of 1006 while the Loboettes finished second at 1113.

Juliana Klassen from Seminole won the field at 248 and Seminole filled the next three slots with Alyssa Garcia and Alex Wall both at 254 and Jordan Allen at 258.

Levelland’s Tori Clanton would finish fifth at 259 while Sheyanne Nicholson totalled at 266 for three days.

The top 15 for the girls went as follows:
(1) Juliana Klassen, Seminole 248
(2) Amanda Mejorado, Seminole 253
(3t) Alyssa Garcia, Seminole 254
(3t) Alex, Seminole 254
(5) Jordan Allen, Seminole 258
(6) Tori Clanton, Levelland 259
(7) Mallorie Duncan, Seminole 261
(8) Sheyanne Nicholson, Levelland 266
(9) Alyssa Wells, Levelland 288
(10) Chloe Quisenberry, Seminole II 292
(11) Alee Sutherland, Seminole II 293
(12) Kiara Doshier, Levelland 300
(13) Macey Duncan, Seminole II 302
(14) Hailey Henderson, Denver City 304
(15) Tommie Jae Garcia, Brownfield 311

Other golfers for the Loboettes included Nicole Worley 312, and Kristan Ward at 343.

The Levelland Lobos will head to Regional April 23rd and 24th with the Loboettes playing April 25th and 26th.

All four days will be played at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock Texas with tee times set for 8:00am.

Levelland Lobos and Loboettes Sending Large Contingent to Area Track and Field Meet

loboloyaltyThe Levelland Lobos and Loboettes concluded district track over the past week and several athletes will advance to the 2018 Area Track and Field Meet slated for Thursday April 19th at Plains Capital Park, Lowery Field in Lubbock.

Rodrigo Ornelas captured gold in the 3200 meters at 11:09.96 and second in the 1600 in 5:04.64. Jose Manzanares grabbed the third in both the 3200 meters and 1600 meters while Brady Alcazar advances in the 1600 meters running fourth.

Chris Gerber and Isaiah Salazar did their damage in the pits as Gerber won the Triple Jump at 42′ 1.50” and took second in the Long Jump at 21′ 0.25”. Isaiah Salazar advanced winning third in both event.

Mason Brogden advanced in the 200 Meter Dash turning in a second place finish at 23.17 while Miles Johnson grabbed a second in the Shot Piut at 43′ 6.25”.

Jamie Luz and Nathan Osorino both advanced in the Pole Vault placing second and third respectively while the Lobos add their 4×200 Meter Relay with a second place finish and their 4×100 Meter Relay who ran 4th.

All together, Levelland finished second as a team with 125.667 points just behind first place Denver City at 128.

For the Loboettes, Sydnei Orozco picked up two golds winning the 3200 Meter Run at 13:14.53 and the 1600 Meter Run at 5:55.28. Natalie Velardez took fourth in the 3200 Meter Run at 14:02.80.

Megan Latham grabbed a gold turning a time of 49.96 to win the 300 Meter Hurdles while Allie Latham took two qualifiers running fourth in the 100 Meter Hurdles and third in the 300 Meter Hurdles.

Sarahi Baeza also grabbed two qualifiers winning the Pole Vault at 8′ 0.00” and finishing fourth in the 200 Meter Dash.

Marisa Reyes took second in the Long Jump while M’Kenzi Campbell took fourth in the Shot Put.

The Loboettes also added all three relay teams with a third place finishes in the 4×400 and 4×100 and fourth in the 4×200.

The Loboettes finished third as team with 120 points while Lubbock Estacado won the meet at 154 and Lamesa finished second at 121.

Congratulations to all our qualifiers and remember the 2018 4A Area Track and Field will be held at Plains Capital Park, Lowery Field in Lubbock on Thursday April 19th.

Lobos Hold Off Charging Brownfield for Nine-to-Seven Road Win, Levelland to Five-and-Two

loboloyaltyLevelland Lobos built a nine to one lead early on Tuesday night but had to hold off a charging Brownfield for a 9-to-7 road win to get to five-and-two in district play.

After an early one-to-nothing Brownfield Cub lead, Levelland busted loose in the third driving across seven runs in the frame and took a seven-to-one lead through three.

Levelland got two more in the fourth and certainly looked to be in control leading nine-to-one to the bottom of the fourth.

Then came the Cubs.

Brownfield rallied for six in the bottom of the fourth and closed the gap to Levelland 9, Brownfield 7 after four.

As quick as the down pour of offense started, it quit.

Straton Dobson and Jorge Mendiaz would combine for three-and-a-third scoreless frames while Brownfield shut out Levelland through the final three frames as well and Levelland went on for the nine-to-seven win.

Levelland scored nine runs on 11 hits with two errors while Brownfield got seven runs on seven hits with one error.

Levelland’s Zak Betancourt pitched the win working three and two-thirds allowing seven runs with just four earned on five hits, five walks and five strikeouts. Straton Dobson worked an inning and a third scoreless in middle relief on one hit and one strikeout. Jorge Mendiaz picked up a two inning save allowing one hit and striking out one.

The Brownfield Cubs move to two-and-four on the year as they get ready travel to the struggling Seminole Indians.

Levelland moves to four-and-two and into a four way tie for first place. The Lobos return home on Friday to host the Lubbock Estacado Matadors who are on a four game winning streak.

Pregame on Friday night starts at 6:30pm with First Pitch at 7:00pm on KLVT AM1230 and!

Lubbock Estacado 2, Lamesa 0
Levelland 9, Brownfield 7
Denver City 20, Seminole 6

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

Lubbock Estacado (4-2) @ Leveland (4-2)
Brownfield (2-4) @ Seminole (0-6)|
Denver City (4-2) @ Lamesa (4-2)