The Permian girl's soccer team won over the weekend and came much closer to clinching a playoff birth. The Lady Panthers are looking to win a district title and will clinch a playoff birth with a win on Tuesday.
District 2-5 boy's bball via @OAZuvanich: Permian, Robert Thomas: OFF MVP. Lee, Jordan Williams: DEF MVP. Permian, Demodrick Bars: NewcomerDistrict 2-5A 1st team MHS: Gary Ringo/Shawn Rivers. Lee: Anthony McCoy/Donald Ekman. Permian: Tori Loud
Top Plays:#3: Lee Soccer: Darius Strambler's pretty touch shot goal#2: Howard College: Eric Weary's big slam dunk#1: UTPB's overtime buzzer beater in the Heartland Conference Tournament
The UTPB Falcons had a chance to win the Heartland Conference Tournament and make the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time. However, the Falcons could not get it done losing to Texas AM International 78-72.
District 2-5A BaseballMHS 11 OHS 1Cooper 8 Permian 0Abilene High 9 Lee 5District 2-5A SoftballMHS 3 Lee 0OHS 6 Cooper 1Permian 7 Abilene High 5
District 2-5A Boy's SoccerMHS 1 OHS 0Lee 2 Abilene 0Central 3 Permian 0District 2-5A Girl's SoccerPermian 3 Central 1Lee 1 Abilene High 1OHS 0 MHS 0
The UTPB Falcons were the fourth seed and major underdogs against first seed UA Fort Smith, a team that was playing on their home court. The game was close throughout and went into overtime. The Falcons were down by one with three second left when Jason Armstead hit a game winning buzzer beater three. The Falcons are one win away from the NCAA DII Tournament.
It was a rivalry softball bout Friday night as OHS faced Permian. The entire game was a pitchers duel until the bottom of the 7th when the Lady Bronchos won on a walkoff, three run homer.
The Howard College men made it to the second round of the Region V tournament, but could not advance any farther. The Hawks season came to an end with a 64-60 loss to New Mexico JC.
The Midland High Lady Bulldogs hosted #2 Coronado on Friday. It was a tough task for MHS and they came up just short losing 4-1.
It was a rough day for the Midland College baseball team which has struggled to start the season. The Chaps were beat in a double header against NMJC 9-1 and 11-9.
Andrew Keesee reports from the Rip Griffin Center after the Odessa College and Midland College women;s basketball teams lost in the Region V Tournament.
The Odessa College Lady Wranglers had high hopes entering the Region V tournament, but could not get past their first game. OC was behind most of the game and by double digits for a long stretch. The Wranglers made a valiant comeback, but feel short against McLennan 104-100.
The Midland College Lady Chaps sneaked into the Region V Tournament as a fourth seed and made a quick exit on Thursday. MC could not keep up with Weatherford losing 97-77 which ended their season.
Howard College played in the first day of the men's Region V tournament and came away with an impressive 98-91 victory over #7 McLennan. The Hawks controlled the game and led by a large margin eventually holding off a McLennan run. The Hawks will face New Mexico JC in the second round on Friday at 12 PM.
Coming in to Tuesday's rivalry baseball game between Midland College and Odessa College, it was the Chaps who had struggled without a WJCAC victory. The Wranglers had been playing well, but it feel apart against MC. The Chaps ended up winning in Odessa 13-3.
Every Wednesday we will be profiling a student athlete that excels on the field and in the classroom. At the end of the school year, four winner will be chosen and given 1,000 dollar scholarships.Today we profile Midland Lee football/soccer star Alex Bell. Bell is an outstanding athlete, student, and citizen.
The Andrews Mustangs celebrated two athletes signing to continue their careers in college on Tuesday. Casey Fowler, who helped Andrews win a state title in golf, signed with the top ranked Odessa College golf program.On the football side, wide receiver Garett Stille will join teammate Coy Lopez at Hardin Simmons.
Seminole head football coach and athletics director Chris Burtch official resigned on Tuesday. He spent ten years at Seminole and led the football team to the playoffs eight times. Burtch talked to us about the resignation and his tenure at Seminole.
There was plenty of baseball being played locally on Tuesday. Permian was able to come from behind and beat Lee in Odessa. It's the first victory for the Panthers. MHS went to extra innings at home against Central and was able to grab the victory 2-1 in eight innings. Odessa High gave up a lead at home and lost to Abilene 8-6.
It was a great game on Tuesday as Lee hosted OHS in softball. The Lady Rebels were at home and that proved helpful as the contest went into extra innings. In the end, Lee came away with a 3-2 win in eight innings.
The Midland Classical Lady Knights are TAPPS3A basketball champions after defeating Austin Brentwood 54-41 on Saturday. It is a monumental achievement for the Lady Knights especially for three of the five seniors who have been with the program since their freshman year.
District 2-5A GBB via @OA_Sports. LEE Daija Stanford MVP/ Monica Ramirez COY. Permian Te'Ana Washington Co D-MVP/Rhianna Jones Newcomer.District 2-5A GBB 1st Team: LEE- Bri'An Washington, Kyra Lewis; Permian- Maliyah Comer, Ariana Gonzales. District 2-5A GBB 1st Team via @OA_Sports: MHS- Aubrey Elliot, Desare' Allen, Alexis Washington
According to Adam Zuvanich of the Odessa American, Seminole football head coach and athletic director, Chris Burtch, plans to resign on Tuesday. last month Burtch did not receive an extension on his contract from theSeminole ISD School Board. Burtch is in the last year of his contract. The Indians football team has missed the playoffs the last two years after making the postseason the previous eight season under Burtch.
WJCAC MBB All Conference: Odessa College: Josh Gray/Kevin Mays; Howard:Travis Charles/David Joseph. No surprise, Josh Gray WJCAC MVP.WJCAC WBB All Conference: Odessa College Morgan Holly/Talayiah Rich; Midland College Catherine Kruschke/Mary Savoy; Howard College: Baily Wipff Odessa College's Morgan Holly was also the WJCAC MVP. Of course Lady Wranglers/Chaps play in Region V Tournament this week.
NewsWest 9 Top Plays: March 3rd
Midland College Baseball goes 0 for 4 Against Frank Phillips
Tournament of Champions Day Three
Midland Classical Girls Win State Championship
District 2-5A Soccer
Lady Mustangs Bounced, Lady Knights Advance
The Odessa Jackalopes have fired head coach Matt Cressman, and replaced him with former Jack Greg Gatto. Cressman has been in the Jackalopes organization for 13 year. (6 as a player, 7 as a coach) His replacement, Greg Gatto, will serve as the interim head coach for the remaining 10 games.
Friday was day two of the Tournament of Champions in Midland. Odessa High dropped their first game of the day against Canyon Randall, 8-7, but beat Andrews later in the day 10-3. It was the second loss of the day for Andrews, who'd lost to El Paso El Dorado earlier, 2-1. Midland Lee and Midland High dropped both of their respective games. Finally, Permian lost to Grapevine, 7-6.
The Odessa College men would have made the Region V tournament with a win or a Western Texas loss, but neither happened. The lady Wranglers will be tournament bound, but fell to South Plains.
The Falcon men beat St. Edwards 79-55 clinching a spot in the Heartland Conference Tournament. The lady Falcons lost a heartbreaker 61-60.
Highlights and Scores from the day games of the Tournament of Champions
The Midland Christian Lady Mustangs have been a top ranked team all season and have lived up to the expectations. Now they have a chance to write their name in the history books with two more victories. The Mustangs know what they must do against rival Trinity Christian on Friday.
The Midland Classical Lady Knights reached the state tournament with a thrilling overtime win on Tuesday. The Knights are feeling loose and confident about entering the state tournament on Saturday.
For many teams reaching the regional semi finals is an accomplishment worth celebrating. However, the Grady Wildcats have a long history of basketball success and believe it is state tournament or bust. We talked to the Wildcats about their upcoming regional semi final game against Nazareth.
Boy's Basketball Regional Quarter Finals:Shallowater 61 Monahans 50Breckenridge 62 Kermit 60Farwell 50 Forsan 45Grady 63 Meadow 49Ira 66 Garden City 62 (OT)Sands 45 Petersburg 37TAPPS Girl's Regional PlayoffsMidland Classical 60 McKinney Christian 55 (OT)Lady Knights advance to state tournament
Feature Profile: Jakob Nunez-Odessa Jackalope/OHS Student Athlete
In baseball, Midland High traveled to Permian and took care of the Panthers 7-2. Odessa High was on the road at Midland Lee and grabbed an 8-3 win.The MHS softball team looked good in beating OHS 4-2. Permian softball also played and dominated Cooper 13-3.
The postseason fates of both Midland College basketball teams have already been decided, but the Chaps hosted South Plains in a double header on Monday. The Lady Chaps will be going to the Region V tournament and were able to mount a comeback and beat South Plains 68-64.The Chap men have had a rough season and it continued against #7 South Plains. Midland College played very well early and held a lead, but eventually South Plains stormed back and won 72-64.
NewsWest 9 Top Plays, February 23rd
Jackalopes Drop Afternoon Tilt Against Rio Grande
Chaps Sweep, Wranglers Split
Jacks Lose 2nd Straight to Wichita Falls
Bearkats Bounced; Lady Mustangs, Lady Knights Advance
District 2-5A Soccer
Keller 59 Permian 52
Monahans 56 Seminole 42Shallowater 65 Big Spring 57
Kermit 69 Cisco 62Bushland 48 Denver City 45Forsan 62 Iraan 50Meadow 66 Rankin 39Sands 78 Dell City 49Garden City 50 May 37
Anton 52 Rankin 38Garden City 38 Eula 16
The Odessa College women beat Midland College 54-43. The Wrangler men got down big early and eventually forced overtime where they beat MC 78-71.
In the area round of the boy's basketball playoffs Grady beat Sanderson 78-31. Balmorhea fell to Petersburg 30-21.
The Lee Rebel football held a signing day as three players signed their letters of intent. Quarterback Caden Coots signed with Wayland Baptist University. Wide receiver Alex Bell signed with Hardin Simmons University. Linebacker Brives Turner signed with Cisco College.
Permian head coach Danny Wright discusses the Panthers incredible double OT victory that sent Permian to the area round. Midland High head coach Charles Tatum discussed the disappointment of a first round exit for the Bulldogs.
PRESS RELEASE VIA MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDSNCAA football and baseball are coming to the Permian Basin as Texas Tech University's football and baseball teams will headline a pair of events at the Scharbauer Sports Complex.The Red Raiders will hold a special spring scrimmage on Saturday, March 29, at Grande Communications Stadium.There is no admission charge for the event.The stadium gates will open at 10:30 with tailgating in the parking area and a kids' play area also available. The Red Raiders' scr...
The Midland High Bulldogs were not enough for El Paso Coronado in Bi-District, losing 51-36.The Permian Panthers looked to be winner until El Paso Bel Air hit a buzzer beater half court shot to send the game into overtime. Permian won the game in double overtime 63-59 and advanced to the area round.
Fabens 66 Greenwood 56Monahans 73 Presidio 43Seminole 55 Perryton36Abilene Wylie 72 Fort Stockton 51Kermit 49 Early 44Childress 60 Stanton 44Bangs 49 Reagan County 42Christoval 63 Wink 48Forsan 68 Morton 60Balmorhea 60 Grandfalls-Royalty 43Meadow 45 Borden County 36Sands 64 Ropes 54Garden City 51 Roscoe 39TAPPSMidland Classical 57 Flower Mound Coram Deo 48
Girl's Regional QuarterfinalsRankin 50 Grady 48Garden City 46 Roscoe 20#6 Midland Classical 60 Flower Mound Coram Deo 21 (Opening Game)
Wall 75 Alpine 44Idalou 60 Lamesa 47Denver City 79 Slaton 53Sanderson 40 Fort Davis 32
It was a battle of top WJCAC teams between the Odessa College and AHoward College men. The game did not disappoint as it was close the entire way. The Hawks were able to hit a late three and grab the 78-76 victory.The lady Wranglers are battling for a WJCAC title while the Lady Hawks are out of playoff contention. Odessa College got the job done beating Howard 53-45.
C.J. Eddison continues to rack up the awards. Eddison set record for most yardage in a season and helped lead OHS to the second round of the playoffs. He signed to play football at Texas Southern and was previously named Permian Basin Player of the Year. Now Eddison has been named first team all state by the Texas Sports Writers Association.
NewsWest 9 Top Plays: February 16th
Wranglers Sweep Double Header
Midland High Sweeps Lee On the Pitch
Dalhart 58 Greenwood 46Levelland 51 Big Spring 21Olton 39 Lamesa 34Canadian 49 Denver City 38
Plains 62 McCamey 47Rankin 54 Borden County 41Grady 78 Sierra Blanca 28Garden City 53 Brookesmith 37O'Donnell 83 Fort Davis 36
The MHS Lady Bulldogs had a tall task facing #7 Southlake Carroll in the area round and came up short. MHS lost the game played in Abilene 56-42. It was still a great season for the Lady Bulldogs making it to the second round of the playoffs.
The Midland College Lady Chaps are hitting their stride and continue to make a run to the playoffs. They beat Western Texas on Thursday, 50-47. The men of MC have had a rough season and it got no better after losing to Western Texas 77-67.Men:#17 New Mexico JC 68 Odessa College 54Western Texas 77 Midland College 67Howard College 81 Frank Phillips 57St Mary's 76 UTPB 73Women:Midland College 50 Western Texas 47New Mexico JC 67 Odessa College 59Howard College 57 Frank Phillips 54 (Final/OT)St Ma...
It was a big day for the Crane Golden Cranes as offensive linemenAnibar Barrera and Garret Edwards made their college choice official and signed with Cisco College. The two guards have been friends since middle school and hope their size, athleticism, and desire hope Cisco win games.
The Midland High Lady Bulldogs advanced past Bi-District on Tuesday while the Lee Lady Rebels were upset. We talked to MHS coach Wes Torres and Lee coach Monica Ramirez.
The Permian Panthers boy's basketball team already knew they would be the #3 seed out of District 2-5A and face EP Bel Air on Tuesday. The panthers still had to finish the regular season and did so in dominant fashion on the road with a 82-58 win over Abilene High.
Soccer Scores:Girls:Permian 0 Odessa High 0Lee 1 Abilene High 1Boys:Permian 1 Odessa High 0Lee 4 Cooper 4
Kliff Kingsbury was in Midland on Monday with the Red Raider Recruiting Review. We caught up with the Tech head coach about Midland Christian quarterback, Mason McClendon, who will be a preferred walk on at Texas Tech.
The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Rebels both played at Sul Ross State in Bi-District games on Tuesday. Midland High was able to beat EP El Dorado 67-59. Meanwhile, the co-district champion Lady Rebels saw their season end with a loss to EP Bel Air 48-43.
The season finale between rivals Midland High and lee did not have much actual meaning. The Bulldogs clinched the final playoff spot with a win on Friday which eliminated Lee. However, Midland pride was on the line and it was the Bulldogs that made a comeback and won 71-67.
The Greenwood Ranger girls advanced past Bi-district with a win over Fort Stockton at the OC Sports Center 65-32.Other area scores:Big Spring 65 Fabens 48Lamesa 37 Childress 33Denver City 60 Lubbock Roosevelt 50Sudan 46 Forsan 38Borden County 32 Ropes 31Balmorhea 40 Sanderson 37Sierra Blanca 34 Buena Vista 20
Permian softball player Lindsey Chastain made her college choice official on Tuesday. Chastain signed with Odessa College and is excited to join such a great program and stay close to home.
High School Basketball Girl's Bi District Round:Dalhart 56 Seminole 48Bangs 51 Kermit 51Miles 39 Wink 33Wall 76 Reagan County 9Idalou 40 Colorado City 33
Texas Tech head football coach Kliff Kingsbury and the Red Raider Recruiting Trail visited Midland on Monday. Kingsbury discussed this past season and the newest recruiting class.
NewsWest 9 Top Plays, February 9th
UTPB Baseball Splits with Cameron
District 2 5A Soccer
Lady Wranglers Move Into Top Spot In WJCAC
Midland High Boys Clinch Playoff Spot
The Permian Panther boys hosted Central on senior night with a chance to claim the #3 seed in District 2-5A. Permian got the job done with a dominating victory 89-64.
Midland Christian hosted rival Fort Worth Christian on Friday. The playoff bound Mustang boys dominated 74-28.The 15th ranked and playoff bound Lady Mustangs also won. The final score was 47-28.
The Midland College baseball team hit the diamond for their home opener against Weatherford. The Chaps got the job done with a 6-1 victory.
Lee boys soccer player Darius Stambler had his dream of playing on the pitch in college come true on Friday. He signed with Abilene Christian to continue his soccer career.On the girls side, Deonna Calhoun was thrilled to sign with Abilene Christian. She believes her skill set will fit Abilene Christian;s style of play perfectly.
Press Release via Sockers FCSockers FC today announced the first four members of the club’s 2014 roster: (forward) Ricardo Diegues, (goalkeeper) Clint Long, (midfielder) Victor Parreiras and (defender) Ante Spajic. Geographically, head coach Matt Barnes’ first set of recruits covers a lot of the planet - - - Long is from California, Spajic is from Croatia, and both Diegues and Parreiras are from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If they were making the journey to West Texas from their respective home t...
The Odessa College men's basketball team continued their push for a WJCAC title. The Wranglers dominated NMMI by a score of 112-82. Howard College also lost to South Plains which means OC and South Plains are now tied for first place.
UTPB had a good day on their home court on Thursday. The men beat Oklahoma Christian 74-65. The lady Falcons won the first game of the night by a final score of 64-49.
The annual West Texas Sports banquet put on by the Midland RockHounds was held on Thursday. The key note speaker was former player and manager Bob Boone. Gary Fuson, the special assistant to the Gm of the Oakland A's also spoke. There was a dinner an auction of sports memorabilia which raised money for multiple charities.
The Odessa College Lady Wranglers are having a great season so far. Despite not being ranked, OC has been dominant. The Wranglers are in the race for a conference championship and head coach Ara Baten discussed the season so far with us.