Sports

Wed
19
Feb

O'Donnell puts an early end to playoffs

FORT DAVIS - The district champion Fort Davis Indians got a good dose of South Plains roundball Friday in the first round of the state basketball playoffs, losing to a tough O'Donnell team 83-36. And the farther north into the Panhandle teams go, the harder it gets - O'Donnell was downed by seven by Petersburg Tuesday night. The Indians put up a strong first quarter fight, and were actually on top early before the Eagles decided they better get with the program. Defense and the speed of the game are what separates the Far West Texas schools from the South Plains and Panhandle, where most years the state champion calls home.
 
Thu
13
Feb

Fort Davis boys draw Sanderson in the first round

FORT DAVIS - With a scheduled playoff game cancelled for Friday with Balmorhea, the Fort Davis Indians are now officially the second place team in district and will open the Class A state playoffs next Monday at 7 p.m. against Sanderson. The game will be played at Sul Ross State University's Graves Pierce Gymnasium.
 
Thu
13
Feb

Lobo nine gets off to a strong start on baseball field

BIG BEND - Senior right-hander Trent Blackwater (Fallon, NV/Churchill County HS/St. Gregory’s) of Sul Ross State University’s baseball team has been named American Southwest Conference Pitcher of the Week. Blackwater was chosen on the basis of his performance in the Lobos’ first six games.
 
Thu
13
Feb

Indians open state run in Imperial Friday

IMPERIAL - The Fort Davis Indians - young and inexperienced in playoff basketball - will get a good taste of Panhandle roundball Friday night when the Indians take on the Eagles in the second round of the state Class A playoffs. The game is at 6:30 in Imperial. The Indians, who drew a first round bye thanks to winning district, will meet a team that faltered only twice in district, both times to Grady which won the district and is playing Sierra Blanca in another second round game Friday.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Girls in first place in district race

FORT DAVIS - Two more wins this week - one by just the hairs on their chinny-chin-chins - have put the Fort Davis Indians fully in the driver's seat to win a district championship. It's theirs to lose, now - two games remain on the schedule and either way it goes, the Indians are headed into the playoffs. A district championship would be a plus and give the Indians a bit of a breather before the playoffs begin.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Consistency still hurting Indians' chances

FORT DAVIS - Inconsistent shooting has been the problem for the Fort Davis Indians all season - guys score 20 one game and four the next. and last Friday was a good example - the Indians couldn't buy a bucket off and on all night and Balmorhea took advantage, whipping the Indians 44-36. Lalito Hernandez was the most consistent of the Indians, finishing with 14 while Julian Lara added a dozen. With Cesar Chavez sidelined, it was a one-shot night for the Indians, who just moved out of the way of the Bears' big post players, mainly Joshua Matta who took over inside and scored 11 for the Bears.
 
Thu
23
Jan

Indians win two - one just barely

FORT DAVIS - After outrunning and outgunning the Dell City Cougars last Friday, the Fort Davis Indians struggled to get by in-county rival Valentine Tuesday night. Dell City has been a concern for Indian coaches who have heard all the tales about the Cougars speed and quickness. But on Friday the Indians went to juniors Julian Lara and Vincent Sanchez as four Fort Davis starters finished in doubles to take down Dell City 86-66.
 

 

Thu
23
Jan

Fort Davis girls take a pair of victories en route to a probable berth in playoffs

FORT DAVIS - A pair of wins this week boosts the Fort Davis Indian girls into the top of the district race with only a handful of games to go before the state Class A playoffs begin. And the Indians will remain in the thick of the race with a good chance to win the whole ball of wax. The wins this week came against Sanderson by 52-19 in a non-district matchup and by 58-31 over Dell City.
 

 

Thu
16
Jan

Indians fall to Vaqueros, down Shorthorns to go 2-1

FAR WEST TEXAS - What is about crossing over into that Mountain Time Zone that makes things go all goofy - and that all that goofiness usually involves zebras. It happened again last week - consider Fort Davis losing a pair of district games by a total of two points - one of the games in overtime. Consider one of the games was on a night when the home team, which lives in that particular time zone, went to the line 17 times. The Indians? They haven't been yet.
 
Thu
16
Jan

Tennis, cross country, golf are first to get the ax as tax hike vote hits home

FORT DAVIS - The good news for students this spring is that programs already in place will continue through the end of the current school year. The bad news is that cuts have already started being made for next year - and those cuts made at Monday's school board meeting are likely just the first of a growing list. Cross country in the fall and tennis and golf next spring are no longer school sponsored programs, beginning in the fall of 2014.
 

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