The MHS softball team will be the second seed in the playoffs. The Lady Bulldogs destroyed Central 14-2 on Friday to wrap up their regular season.
WJCAC Baseball:Clarendon 5 Midland College 4Midland College 12 Clarendon 4Odessa College 10 Frank Phillips 0Frank Phillips 7 Odessa College 3WJCAC Softball:Odessa College 5 Western Texas 1Odessa College 7 Western Texas 1Midland College 4 Howard College 3Howard College 5 Midland College 4Heartland Conference Baseball:UTPB 2 ...
The Greenwood baseball and softball teams hosted Snyder on Friday. The Ranger softball team has had a great season and will be playoff bound, but could not beat top dog Snyder. The final score was 8-7. The two baseball teams also played a very close game with Greenwood coming out on top 4-3.
The Lee Rebels and Permian Panthers played a huge softball game on Thursday. The Rebels would clinch with a win while there would be a one game playoff between the two teams with a Permian win. It was Lee that came up big and won 6-1, securing the final playoff spot.
After a couple of series in Arkansas the RockHounds returned to Security Bank Ballpark for a four game set with the San Antonio Missions. It was a low scoring game, but the RockHounds could not keep up losing 4-1.
While MHS and OHS have secured second and third place respectively in District 2-5A, the last playoff spot will be a battle between Lee and Permian. The Lady Rebels would have clinched the fourth spot with a win over Coronado on Tuesday, but they lost 4-0. Now Permian hosts Lee and if the Panthers win, the teams will play a one game playoff for the final postseason spot.
Permian soccer player Sergio Enriquez made his college choice official on Wednesday signing with UTPB. Enriquez is a mid-fielder, but played all over the pitch for the Panthers. He credits all of his fellow teammates for helping to make him a better player allowing him to reach the next level.
Taylor Polson is a standout football, basketball, and tennis player at Grady. He excels in the classroom and always emphasizes the team. Polson is a team player through and through and gives credit to all of his teammates for all of his success.
District 2-5A Baseball:MHS 12 Cooper 1 (Bulldogs clinch a share of the district title)OHS 11 Tascosa 3Midland Christian remained undefeated in district beating Trinity Christian 10-0.Junior College Baseball:Midland College 8 Odessa College 4 (Non Conference)
The Lee Rebels had a chance to secure a playoff berth on Tuesday, but had to beat District 2-5A champion Coronado. The lady Rebels could not get it done losing 4-0. Now Lee will face Permian on Thursday and if the Panthers win, those two teams will have a one game playoff to determine the last playoff spot.Odessa High has a playoff spot secure and did work to try and improve their seeding by beating central 14-2.
It was quite an interesting game at McCanlies Field on Tuesday. Permian has been eliminated from the playoff for a while and Coronado is fighting for the last playoff spot. The panthers were no hit, but were still able to come away with the 2-1 upset victory.
The District 2-5A softball season ends this week. Midland High and Odessa High are playoff bound. Lee will clinch a playoff berth with a win over Coronado on Tuesday. If the Rebels lose and Permian beats Lee on Thursday, than there will be a one game playoff between the Rebels and Panthers to determine the final playoff spot. We spoke to all four coaches on Monday.
Midland Christian basketball player was an integral part to the Mustangs success over her four year career. She officially signed with Midland College on Monday and is excited to stay close to home and join a great program.
After opening the 2014 season with back to back road losses, the West Texas Wildcatters were looking forward to their home opener Saturday night at Ector County Coliseum. Unfortunately the warm welcome was short lived, as the Rio Grande Valley Sol dominated the Wildcatters, 58-34.
The Tall City Roller Betties enjoyed their home opening bout on Saturday night at the CAF hangar, hosting the West Texas Roller Dolls out of Lubbock. The Betties rolled to a 235-105 win over the Roller Dolls.
In this week's edition of NewsWest 9 Top Plays, Odessa High's Cal Pequeno shows a quick glove, and we see a pair of 2-run homers, courtesy of Odessa Permian's Elizabeth Craig, and the Midland Rockhound's Josh Whitaker.
Lee, OHS, Permian Keep Pace With One Another
Saturday was a weird day for District 2-5A baseball. The Midland High Bulldogs suffered their first district loss of the season at the hands of Lubbock Coronado, 7-3. Meanwhile Midland Lee, the team MHS beat less than 24 hours prior, knocked off second place San Angelo Central, 3-2. Then over in Odessa, it was the latest edition of Permian and Odessa High. Permian got two runs late to complete the rally, winning, 3-2.
It was a rivalry bout as Midland High and lee faced off at Christensen Stadium. The Bulldogs took the game 4-1. MHS stays perfect in district and clinched a playoff berth with the victory.
Midland College hosted Odessa College in a baseball double header on Friday. The Wranglers won Game 1, 2-0. The Chaps came back in Game 2 and won 13-5.Odessa College softball swept Clarendon in a double header winning Game 1, 8-0 and Game 2, 4-3.Midland College softball hosted Frank Phillips in a double header. The Chaps won Game 1, 5-2 and won Game 2, 5-4.
It was not a good day for UTPB athletics on Friday.The Falcons baseball team was swept in a double header against McMurry (Game 1:8-1 Game 2: 5-1The lady Falcons faced Lubbock Christian in a double header and were also swept. (Game 1: 7-1 Game 2: 12-2)
The RockHounds started a road trip against the Arkansas Travelers after sweeping Northwest Arkansas earlier this week. It was a close game that tied 2-2 in the 9th. The Travelers were able to score and sent Midland to a close 3-2 defeat.
District 2-5A boy's soccer 1st Team: MHS- Will Downing, James Behrmann, Homero Vasquez. Lee- Cesar Gonzales, Alex Bell, Johnny Baeza. Lee; Darius Strambler- OFF MVP. Permian; Barron Becker- DEF MVP. MHS; Alex VonHolle Midfield MVPDistrict2-5A boy's soccer 1st Team: OHS- Adan Ortiz, Randy Bermea. Permian- Caleb Almanza.District 2-5A Girl's Soccer: Audrey Adkins; Permian- MVP. Hope Barnett; MHS- DEF MVP. Sam Vestal; Permian- OFF MVP. District 2-5A Girl's Soccer: Ariane Bersoza; OHS- MF. Hope Ko...
The Midland High baseball team is 11-0 in District 2-5A with only a few games remaining. The Bulldogs have shown great improvement in their offense while the pitching and defense are in sync. We talked to the Bulldogs about their success.
Lady Bulldogs basketball player Desare Allen signed with Sul Ross State on Wednesday. Allen was one of the best players for the Lady Bulldogs and had a key leadership role. She is excited to be fulfilling a dream by playing college basketball.
Our latest Star Athlete profile centers on Permian multi-sport student athlete Michael Whitfield. Whitfield plays on the offensive and defensive lines for the football team, plays for the basketball team, and throws discus for track and field. He does very well in school and gets involved in the community. Whitfield will be attending West Texas AM and plans to major in criminal justice.
OHS and Permian were battling to try and grab a hold of the last playoff spot in District 2-5A. It was a close game, but the Lady Bronchos held on to win 4-3. Permian was playing for respect, but could not get it done losing to Cooper 7-2.
The Midland RockHounds finished their series against the Naturals in style. Midland trounced NW Arkansas 20-8 which gave them a series sweep.
Midland High baseball stayed perfect in district play beating Odessa High in Odessa 8-4. The Lee baseball team struggled at home falling to Abilene High 12-1. The Lady Rebels had better luck shutting out Central with a 4-0 victory.
District 2-5A Tennis Tournament:Permian Boy's Doubles Sellers/Hunt; Win/Advance to RegionalsOHS Mixed Doubles Smith/Morton Advance to RegionalsMHS Girl;s Singles Kate Daugherty Advances to Regionals
Permian celebrated two players signing with colleges on Tuesday. Football player Mikorban Field will continue his career with Wayland Baptist. Panthers' baseball player Logan Owens signed with Odessa College.
Former Texas Tech and Green Bay packer quarterback Graham Harrell interviewed for the offensive coordinator position at Midland Lee on Monday. Harrell is looking to get into coaching and had already interviewed at Roosevelt High School in Lubbock. Harrell was at Lee for about eight hours, but no formal offer was made. It would seem that Harrell would be a perfect fit for the new spread offense that Lee has employed.
The Midland RockHounds started off a series with NW Arkansas and turned into a great game. Midland hung on for an 8-7 win on a Josh Whitaker outfield assist to end the game.
Midland College baseball has had a tough season and it did not get any easier with a match up against #3 Howard College on Monday. The Hawks have been playing great near the top of the WJCAC. However, it was MC that came away with an 8-3.
Finals will be posted later.
The Odessa College Lady Wranglers have owned the WJCAC so far this season. OC is 15-1 in conference play, but this group has extremely high expectation that can not be filled by regular season success.
After a tough opening night, the Midland Rockhounds had a chance to take 2 of 3 from the Arkansas Travelers. In his double-A debut, right-hander Tanner Peters went 5.1 innings, game up 3 runs, and struck out 2. Unfortunately, the Rockhound bats were kept silent almost all night, with the exception of an rbi triple by Max Muncy.
Permian, Midland High, and Odessa High all had fantastic season making it into the area round. However, all three teams were eliminated in Abilene on Friday.Girl's Soccer Area Round Playoffs:Keller Timber Creek 2 Permian 0Keller Central 4 MHS 3Southlake Carroll 4OHS 0
A day after losing their opener 20-7 the RockHounds bounced back in a big day. Midland shut out Arkansas 6-0 and got a couple of homers for their first victory.
Midland High hosted Permian in softball on Friday. Both teams were 8-3 in district tied for second place. It was an evenly matched game and the Lady Bulldogs ended up on top 4-3.
Midland College baseball hosted the New Mexico Military Institute in a double header on Tuesday. Teh Chaps desperately needed some wins.Game1: NMMI 9 Midland College 3Game 2: Midland College 14 NMMI 11The Midland College softball team hosted El Paso Community College in a double header.Game 1: El Paso CC 4 Midland College 1Game 2: Midland College 8 El Paso CC 2
The RockHounds were in great spirits on Opening Day with a great deal of new and old talent on the squad. A great crowd came out to the game, but did not like what they saw. Arkansas was relentless at the plate crushing the Midland pitching and leaving the RockHounds in the dust.
Final previews for the girl's soccer area round. On Friday the following games will happen.Permian vs Timber Creek 5:15PMMidland High vs Keller Central 6:00PMOdessa High vs Southlake Carroll 7:30PM
Odessa High School softball players Kristen Dees and Janie Campos signed to play with Odessa College. Both Dees and Campos are familiar with the program and head coach Joel Prickett. Permianj catcher Bailey Blain signed with Dakota Wesleyan. He is most excited to simply extend his baseball career and continue playing the game he loves. Shortstop Caleb Flores signed with Oklahoma Wesleyan. Flores is looking forward to college baseball and receiving a great education.
In the newest Star Athlete segment, we profile Midland High student athlete Aubrie Elliott. Elliott is a standout basketball and softball player. She also excelles in the classroom and is involved in multiple activities outside of school.
Texas tech fans living in Midland were treated to a baseball game on Tuesday. The Red Raiders faced off against New Mexico at Security bank Ballpark. There was a great crowd and they saw Tech win 6-3.Meanwhile, Midland College hosted Western Texas in a non conference game. The Chaps needed a win desperately and got one, 11-3.
The Midland RockHounds season starts on Thursday and the team held a media day on Tuesday. It looks to be a very exciting season for the RockHounds who have A's top prospect and #14 overall prospect, shortstop Addison Russell, on the roster. The team has a lot of talent and is excited to get started.
The UTPB Softball team hosted Tarleton State for a non conference double header on Tuesday. The Falcons have struggled this season and needed some wins to try and gain momentum. However, the Lady Falcons lost Game 1, 9-1 and Game 2, 3-0.
Permian, Midland High, and Odessa High all made it to the area round of the girl's soccer playoffs which will be held this Friday in Abilene. We talked to the coaches and players from each team to see how they were feeling coming off impressive Bi-District victories.
In the final March edition of Top Plays, Midland High's Aubrie Elliot channels her inner Willie Mayes, Midland College's Kayla Larson goes yard on Odessa College, and Jackalope's Yoshihiro Kuroiwa robs the Amarillo Bulls in his final junior hockey game with Odessa.
Windy conditions badly restricted offensive production during the West Texas Driller's game with the Texas Skyforce Sunday. Despite the elements, the Drillers were able to hang 14 points, and the defense pitched a shutout.
The Texas Tech Football Program gave Permian Basin folks their late-March football fix by coming down to the Tall City and hosting a scrimmage at Grande Communications Stadium. Davis Webb, Bradley Marquez and the like put on a great offensive show. Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury said he liked the way the offense took care of the football, and is excited about the upcoming season.
Lady Dawgs Shut Out Lady Rebs
Lady Wranglers Sweep Lady Chaps in Double Header
The Odessa Jackalopes would liked to have ended their season with a win over the Amarillo Bulls, but it just wasn't in the cards Saturday night. The Jacks jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but the Bulls came back and won, 3-2. The Jacks end their season, 15-40-5.
The Permian Lady Panthers dominated their game against El Paso Montwood winning 4-0. The Panthers are moving on past Bi-District.The OHS Lady Bronchos also represented. OHS dominated El Paso Socorro winning 4-0 and advancing in the playoffs.
The OHS Lady Bronchos against 9th ranked Coronado, but could not get the job done. OHS fell 5-3 on Friday night.
College Softball:Odessa College 22 Midland College 12Odessa College 7 Midland College 3St. Mary's 7 UTPB 0St. Mary's 7 UTPB 1
College Baseball:Howard 9 Midland College 3Howard 11 Midland College 3NMJC 11 Odessa College 3NMJC 8 Odessa College 0UTPB 13 OPSU 1UTPB 2 OPSU 0
It's the Odessa schools turn to get going in the high school soccer playoffs. The District 2-5A champion Permian lady Panthers face El Paso Montwood while the OHS lady Bronchos face El Paso Socorro. Hear what they had to say!
The Texas Tech Football program is coming to Midland on Saturday. The Red Raiders will have a scrimmage at Grande Communications Stadium and admission is free to the public. There will be prizes given for the best tailgate. This same event last year was a huge success with over 10,000 fans attending.
The Midland High boys and girls will play their opening round playoff games on Thursday. The Lee boys are also scheduled to start the postseason. All three squads will be going up against tough El Paso teams.
Permian's Sam Vestal is a soccer star for the Lady Panthers and also does outstanding work in the classroom. The midfielder is a key piece to the district champion Lady Panthers and is also involved in clubs and charity organizations.
Midland High traveled to Odessa for a softball match up against OHS on Tuesday. There were plenty of runs to go around as the Lady Bulldogs came away with a 16-9 victory.
The Lee Rebel baseball team was in search of its first district victory on Tuesday. Lee got it done on the road against Cooper 10-5.Permian has only one district victory and did not have much luck. The Panthers lost to Tascosa 14-4.
Midland High got a surprisingly rocky start by ace Jackson Lancaster, but the southpaw was able to settle down and the Bulldogs made a comeback. In the end, MHS came away with a 10-4 victory staying undefeated in district play.
The UTPB Falcon baseball team faced off against the University of the Southwest. In game 1, UTPB feel 3-1. In game 2, the Falcons were victorious, 10-2.Odessa College hosted Western Texas in a non conference game and fell short 9-8.
We have five local soccer teams looking to make a postseason run. Listen to what coaches and players from MHS (Girls/Boys), OHS (Girls), Permian (Girls), and Lee (Boys) had to say.
In this week's edition of NewsWest 9 Top Plays, the MHS infield gets Jackson Lancaster out of a jam, Odessa Jackalope Razmus Waxin-Enback puts the team on his back, and OHS' Brian Altimirano makes his way back home and learns to fly.
Dawgs Stay Undefeated, Rebels Remain Defeated
Jackalopes Shut Out Against Lone Star
District 2-5A Soccer Saturday
The OHS girls finished their regular season on Friday knowing they would be playoff bound. The Lady Bronchos did all they could to improve their seeding by beating Tascosa 3-0.The Broncho boys will not be in the postseason, but helped out Midland High by tying Tascosa 2-2. Now The Bulldogs are only one point back of first place Tascosa.
The Odessa Jackalopes only have a handful of games left in their season. On Friday, the Jacks were able to hang on and beat the Lone Star Brahmas 4-3.
The Midland High softball team hosted Tascosa on Friday and completely dominated the game. The Lady Bulldogs brought the bats out and got a mercy rule victory 13-0.
Both Odessa College and Midland College played double headers at home on Friday. The Lady Wranglers faced Howard winning the first game 3-2 and the second game 9-6.Midland College faced Western Texas and lost the first game 4-3 and fell in the second game 11-7.
It was a big day for the Permian volleyball program as four standout players who helped turn the program around signed with colleges.Jessica Ibarra-Ranger CollegeKatie Reeves-Sul Ross State UniversityMcKenna Thomas-Sul Ross State UniversityAleana Crow-Midland College
There were two make up games in Lubbock on Wednesday due to high wind and dust storms on Tuesday. The Midland High baseball team beat Coronado 14-4 in six innings which kept their record in district play perfect.The Lee softball team entered in second place having a solid season, but fell to Coronado 8-0.
Big Spring;s Tyler Wigington has proven he is a superb athlete and student. Wigington has excelled on the Steers football and basketball teams. He is involved in multiple extra curricular activities while maintaining a 3.83 GPA.
Midland College sophomore Kristina Gafford signed to continue her volleyball career with Texas Wesleyan. Gafford was a two time All-WJCAC selection. She has learned a great deal at MC and is excited to play at the next level.
District 2-5A Boy's SoccerLee 2 Permian 0OHS 7 Coronado 1MHS 4Cooper 2District 2-5A Girl's SoccerLee 1 Permian 0OHS 1 (playoff bound) Coronado 0MHS 3 (playoff bound) Cooper 1
For the first part of their game against Central, the OHS softball team held a modest 2-0 lead. The Lady Bronchos looked to have a good chance at a narrow victory before the offense exploded and they got a mercy rule victory 10- in six innings.
Rivals Odessa High and permian met on the diamond on Tuesday and the Bronchos asserted themselves as the dominant Odessa team. OHS took down the Panthers 10-1.The Lee Rebels were looking for their first district victory, but could not get it done at home against Central. The Rebels fell to the Bobcats 8-0.