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Sun
23
Feb

Fillies lose heart-breaker to Slaton

Skylar Carter defends against a Slaton player during Olton’s 49-48 loss to the Tigerettes. Carter scored eight points in the game, and the Fillies finished the season with a 24-9 record.

By FORREST GRIMES.
 
The Olton Fillies’ season came to an end, Tuesday night, as they fell to Slaton in the third round of the playoffs. Slaton opened the game with a three, but Alexa Sandoval responded with a bucket to make the score 3-2. Slaton went on a 12-0 run, to take a 15-2 lead. Dusti Martin made a shot and free throw to pull Olton back within 10. After four more points from Slaton, Carter sank a three, and Slaton led, 19-8, at the end of the first quarter.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Lady Cats take third in Littlefield Tournament

Caitlin Villareal looks to pass the ball during Littlefield’s second-round loss to Idalou. The Lady Cats ended the season with a 22-9 record.

By FORREST GRIMES.
 
The Littlefield softball team took third place in the Littlefield Tournament, last week. After beating Hale Center in their first game, the Lady Cats took on Idalou. In the first inning, Idalou was able to get runners on third and second base, but Littlefield got out of the inning unscathed. After Idalou struck out the leadoff batter, Nikki Lopez hit a double, then advanced to third base on an error.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Nettes shock #3 Christoval

Ashton Sawyer shoots over a defender during Sudan’s second-round win over #3 Christoval. Sawyer had 25 of Sudan’s 40 points.

By CHERI SAIN.
 
It was another stellar night for Ashton Sawyer as the Sudan Nettes defeated the #3 team in the state, the Christoval Lady Cougars, in an amazing win of 40-30 in an area championship game. Sawyer ended the night with 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Nettes held the Lady Cougars to only one point in the first quarter. Christoval averages 70 points per game. Sudan led Christoval with a score of 7-1 going in to the 2nd quarter. The Nettes’ defense held the Lady Cougars until 5 minutes left in the half when Christoval went on a shooting spree. They put up 14 points quickly giving Sudan a 1-point lead going in to the half with a score of 16-15. In the words of Nettes’ Coach Benny Lockhart, the Nettes “lost their minds” and blew their lead.
 
Sun
16
Feb

Olton Fillies beat Bushland in overtime, 66-57

By FORREST GRIMES.
 
The Olton Fillies defeated Bushland in overtime, Tuesday night, to advance to the area round of the playoffs. Bushland scored the first points of the game, but a lay-up from Natalie Allcorn tied the game. After a Bushland free throw, Dusti Martin scored five points to give Olton a 7-3 lead. Bushland tied the game, but Skylar Carter split a pair of free throws to give the lead back to Olton. Bushland would respond by going on a 9-3 run to take a 16-11 lead, at the end of the first quarter.

 

Sun
16
Feb

Sudan Nettes beat Forsan

The Sudan Nettes defeated Forsan, Tuesday night, in Andrews, to win the Bi-District Championship. The win improved their overall record to 19-11.

The Sudan Nettes earned a bidistrict championship Tuesday night at Andrews High School against the Forsan Lady Buffaloes with a final score of 46-38. Junior Ashton Sawyer was on fire for this big playoff game scoring 26 points and had 7 rebounds. Seniors Madison Chester and Madi Edwards showed their senior leadership as well. Chester made some key shots with three 3-pointers and made several shots in break aways. Edwards may not have scored any points but her defensive play was outstanding with 8 rebounds, 6 block shots, and 3 steals.

 

Tue
11
Feb

Nettes fall short in tie-breaker

By FORREST GRIMES.
The Sudan Nettes missed out on a district championship, as they fell to Farwell, Friday night. The first quarter was  littered with foul calls. Three free throws from Ashton Sawyer and a basket from Allison Black gave Sudan a 5-2 lead.
Farwell tied the game, but Ashton Shultz and Sawyer each made a free throw. Madi Edwards made a couple of free  throws and a bucket to increase Sudan’s lead to 11-6. A couple of free throws from Shaylee Johnson and a threepointer
from Kimberlee Gonzales  gave Sudan a 16-8 lead, at the end of the first quarter.
Tue
11
Feb

Hornets sting Morton, 70-44

By FORREST GRIMES.
The Sudan Hornets defeated Morton, Friday night, to improve to 15-7 on the season, and 6-1 in district play. Morton opened up a 4-0 lead to begin the game. Tanner Fisher got a lay-up and a break-away dunk to tie the game. The Indians retook the lead, but a couple of buckets from Ty Shaw gave Sudan a 8-7 lead.
 
Sun
09
Feb

Lady Cats beat Olton, win district

The Littlefield Lady Cats won the District 2-2A championship with an 11-1 district record. They will play Sanford-Fritch, in the first round of the playoffs, at Canyon High School, Monday, at 7:30 p.m.

By FORREST GRIMES.
 
The Littlefield Lady Cats won their second consecutive district championship, with a victory over Olton, on Tuesday. Kaylee Edgemon scored a couple of buckets to open the game. Breanna Goen split a pair of free throws, but Edgemon scored again to give Littlefield a 6-1 lead. Jayde Elliott made a bucket, and Caitlyn Carroll made a three to give the Lady Cats an 11-1 lead. Olton come back. Goen made a basket and free throw. Five points from Alexa Sandoval had the Fillies down, 11-9, at the end of the first quarter.
 
Sun
09
Feb

Wildcats defeat Mustangs, 73-31

Mark Reed guards Sadler Pinkerton during Littlefield’s 73-31 win versus Olton. The Wildcats improved to 8-3 in district play

By FORREST GRIMES.
 
The Littlefield Wildcats defeated the Olton Mustangs, Tuesday night, to improve to 18-9, and 8-3 in district play. The Mustangs fell to 7-19 on the season, and 1-9 in district play. Dakota Gage opened the game with a bucket and free throw, but Sadler Pinkerton responded with a basket of his own. Mark Reed and De’Vonte Mathis combined for the next seven points, giving Littlefield a 10-2 lead. Josh Culpepper made a bucket, before Carlos Perez got Olton back on the board. Abrahm Lucero scored, and Pinkerton made a free throw.
 
Tue
04
Feb

Wildcats win, clinch playoff spot

Dorito Jackson brings the ball down the court during the Wildcats’ 58-49 victory against Friona.

By FORREST GRIMES.
 
The Littlefield Wildcats defeated Friona, Friday night, to clinch a playoff spot. The Wildcats improved to 17-9 on the season, and 7-3 in district play. Abrahm Lucero scored the first points of the game. Friona tied the game, but Lucero gave the lead right back to Littlefield. Josh Culpepper made a free throw, and Lucero scored another basket to give Littlefield a 7-4 lead. Friona sank a three, but Da’Madrick Moore made a layup to recapture the lead.
 

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