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San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Stephen:

Texas Tech's Bailey Maupin looks to again thrive in 'do or die' postseason

Bailey Maupin has had plenty of success in the postseason, and she hopes that carries over to this week's Big 12 Tournament. → Read More

West Virginia controls second half to rout Texas Tech men in Big 12 Tournament opener

The Mountaineers expanded their halftime lead with more stingy defense in the Big 12 Tournament first round matchup. → Read More

Ben Blankenship, Jayton seniors relish in bookend trip to basketball state tournament

The Jaybirds are headed to the state tournament for the first time since 2020, when the team's seniors got a taste of what's to come this week. → Read More

Nazareth girls clamp down in second half to top Huckabay in Class 1A state championship

The Swiftettes allowed six points after halftime to win a defensive slugfest with Huckabay in the Class 1A state title game. → Read More

Nazareth girls finish strong to down Neches, advance to 29th state championship

The Swiftettes opened the fourth quarter on a 12-3 en route to a state semifinal win over Neches on Thursday morning. → Read More

Calyn Dallas, Lubbock-Cooper girls basketball out to make more memories in return to state

Calyn Dallas was part of Cooper's last run to state, and she's hoping this group remembers the trip as fondly as she did with the 2021 semifinals. → Read More

UIL suspends Lorenzo boys basketball coach Dion Mitchell for recruiting violation

The UIL State Executive Committee voted 4-0 to suspend Lorenzo boys basketball coach Dion Mitchell for recruiting an athlete. → Read More

Peyton North guides Lubbock-Cooper girls past Monterey for second time, into state tournament

For the second time this season, Peyton North led the Lady Pirates' offensive charge to send Cooper to state for the second time in three years. → Read More

Women's basketball: Texas Tech looks to build late-season momentum at Baylor

After each team snapped a four-game losing streak, Texas Tech and Baylor will face off → Read More

Region I-5A tournament: Monterey, Lubbock-Cooper set up fourth meeting with semifinal wins

District rivals Monterey and Lubbock-Cooper will square off for a trip to the state tournament Saturday in Wichita Falls. → Read More

Jakari Davis-Mitchell, Lorenzo boys basketball remain focused amid distractions

Ten days following its UIL hearing, the Lorenzo boys basketball team won its second playoff game as the Hornets navigate around the distractions. → Read More

Women's basketball: Rhyle McKinney bucket lifts Texas Tech past West Virginia in 2 OT

The Lady Raiders took their first lead in the fourth quarter and outlasted West Virginia on Rhyle McKinney's bucket in the final seconds. → Read More

Five Lubbock teams vie for titles in TAPPS state basketball tournaments

Five teams from Lubbock will be competing for titles in the TAPPS state basketball tournament this week. → Read More

Women's basketball: Texas Tech gets another shot at guard-driven West Virginia

Lady Raiders coach Krista Gerlich wants to see her team get off to a better start when facing West Virginia at home Wednesday. → Read More

'Game of the year': Monterey girls fight off Amarillo High in 5 OT to advance to region tournament

No. 1 Monterey overcame a 13-point deficit to outlast No. 7 Amarillo High in five overtimes in a region quarterfinal Tuesday in Littlefield. → Read More

Madilyn Barnes ignites Shallowater girls in region quarterfinal win over Childress

The Shallowater senior scored 16 points in the first half to help Shallowater take down district rival Childress in a Region I-3A quarterfinal Monday. → Read More

Texas Tech coach Krista Gerlich hopes to see team 'respond' in matchup with Oklahoma State

Gerlich said Texas Tech is ready to put Wednesday's blowout loss to No. 15 Oklahoma "behind us" as the team hosts Oklahoma State on Saturday. → Read More

Defense boosts Sundown girls past Roscoe in frantic finish to Class 2A area-round playoff

Roscoe whittled its deficit to five points in the fourth quarter, but Sundown thwarted the rally to win the playoff rematch. → Read More

Idalou's 'lightning and thunder' storm past Muleshoe girls in area playoff

Wave after wave of defenders helped Idalou roll past Muleshoe in a second-round playoff game Thursday in Littlefield. → Read More

Women's basketball: Oklahoma controls 'from the tip' in rout of Texas Tech

No. 15 Oklahoma hit six 3-pointers in the opening quarter, putting the hot offense on track in a rout of Texas Tech. → Read More