Sports

Wed
31
Jan

Wildcats handle Friona, set up showdown with Mustangs

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Littlefield Wildcats took down the Friona Chieftains on Friday on the road, 67-50, to improve to 14-12 overall, 8-1 in district play. Eric Prieto scored the games’ first points for Friona, but the Wildcats answered quickly as Jayden Longoria scored a layup off of the assist from Chris Douglas, tying the game, 2-2.

 

Prieto was fouled on an attempt by J’Shun Davis; he missed the first attempt, but made the second, giving the Chieftains a, 3-2 lead. Douglas nailed a three from the left wing, but Johnny Ojeda answered right back with a three of his own from the left wing, making the score, 6-5, with 5:05 remaining in the opening quarter. Longoria scored a lay-up off of the assist from Jonathan Davis, but Ivan Gallardo drilled a three from the right wing, extending Friona’s lead to, 9- 7

 

Sat
27
Jan

Wildcats slay tigers, 55-33

By DEREK LOPEZ

 

The Littlefield Wildcats’ varsity basketball team defeated the Slaton Tigers on Tuesday, 55- 33, to sweep the season series, 2-0. With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 13-12 overall, 7-1 in district play. Jayden Longoria drove through traffic and dropped in a lay-up for Littlefield to open the first quarter, but on the other end, Ja’Queese Johns was fouled on an attempt by Longoria, earning a trip to the line.

 

He split the free throws, making the score, 2-1, with 6:40 remaining in the opening quarter. J’Shun Davis knocked down a fade-away jumper from the right wing off of the assist from Jonathan Davis and Jonathan Davis followed it up with a three from the right elbow off of the assist from Chris Douglas, extending their lead to, 7-1.

 

Sat
27
Jan

Tigerettes too much for Lady Cats

By DEREK LOPEZ

 

The Littlefield Lady Cats’ varsity basketball team fell to the Slaton Tigerettes on Tuesday at home, 58-30. With the loss, the Lady Cats fall to 7-18 overall, 3-7 in district play. Kamryn Gibbs drained a three from the left elbow off of the assist from Quanasia McDaniel to open the first quarter.

 

Gibbs was fouled on an attempt by Courtney Reed; she split the attempts at the line, making the score, 4-0. McDaniel knocked down a three for Slaton, from the right elbow, stretching their lead to, 7-0, with 4:39 remaining in the first quarter.

 

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Wed
24
Jan

TAKING THE CONTACT

Littlefield senior guard, Chris Douglas takes some contact from the Dimmitt defender and gets a shot off in the lane over the outstretched hand of Marqauvious Gonzales during the Wildcats district win over the Bobcats on Friday.

 

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Wed
24
Jan

Isaiah Montes takes first at Abernathy Meet

The Sudan Powerlifting team competed in their first meet of the year at Abernathy this past Saturday.

“The first meet of the year always has a few hiccups but I thought our guys handled them well and competed in a manner that we can all be proud of,” Head Coach Erik Edwards.

Isaiah Montes took first place out of seven lifters in the 275 lb class lifting a total of 1,205 lbs.

Adrian Sital placed seventh out of 11 lifters in the 220 lb class lifting a total of 795 lbs and Tyler Moeller placed seventh out of eight lifters in the 242 lb class with a lifting total of 705 lbs.

 

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Sat
20
Jan

Lady Cats rally past the lady mules, 44-40

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Littlefield Lady Cats’ varsity basketball team used a second-quarter surge to rally past the Muleshoe Lady Mules on Tuesday, 44-40. With the win, the Lady Cats snap a five-game losing streak, looking to make a play-off push through this second-half of district play. They are 6-17 overall, 2-6 in district play.

 

In the fourth quarter, after a Littlefield time out, Keely Dunham was fouled on a mid-ranger jumper attempt by Trinity Ayala with 3.9 seconds to play in the game. She sank both free throws, cutting the Littlefield lead to two points, 42-40, as the Lady Mules called a time out

 

 

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Wed
17
Jan

FRIONA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

The Springlake- Earth Junior High Wolverines basketball team took first place this past weekend in the Friona Tournament. (Shown L-R):Karson Jones, Micha Sanchez, Keshawn Holmes, Trace Goodman, Evan DeLeon. Jaden Castillo, Roel Fuentes and Coach CJ Castillo.

 

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Wed
17
Jan

Lady Cats ROUTED BY iDALOU, 67-20

The Littlefield Lady Cats continued district play on the road Friday night with a, 67-20, loss to state-ranked Idalou. Idalou flexed their muscle early and jumped out to a fast, 13-0 lead.

 

During their run, Littlefield turned the ball over seven times. Littlefield actually finished the game with more turnovers, 22, than points, 20.

 

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Wed
17
Jan

Wildcats win OT thriller at Idalou, 62-59

They needed overtime, but Littlefield managed to get back on track with a district win at Idalou Friday night, 62-59.

 

The game was tied, 58-58, at the end of the fourth quarter. A huge defensive play by Jayden Longoria stopped Idalou from possibly making the game-winning shot as time was winding down. Idalou had one more chance with 1.8 second left on the clock, but couldn’t get the shot off. The teams traded possessions early on in OT.

 

Andrew Valdez couldn’t connect on a three-point shot, and Idalou drew a foul on the next possession. Chris Douglas was fouled, but missed the first shot of the onein- one.

 

 

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Sat
13
Jan

Anton Bulldogs stomp Cotton Center, 66-18

The Anton Bulldogs’ varsity basketball team downed Cotton Center on Tuesday, 66-18, to stay unbeaten in district play.

With the victory, the Bulldogs improve to 13-7 overall, 3-0 in district play.

The Bulldogs outscored Cotton Center, 19-6, in the first quarter, including six points from Carlos Rios.

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