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Class 1A boys playoff: Panhandle beats Gruver in last-second thriller
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:42:18 +0000

The Panhandle Panthers outlasted Gruver in the final seconds to win a 56-54 thriller in a Class 2A area playoff Thursday night in high school boys basketball at Randall High School.

With nine seconds remaining and the game tied at 54-54, Panhandle junior Josh Oliver took the inbounds pass and hit a shot off the backboard with two seconds left for the game-winning basket.

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Canutillo tops Canyon in Class 5A area boys playoff
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:41:56 +0000

The momentum Canyon may have had with an upset win over Plainview was lost by the time the Eagles hit the end of the fourth quarter against El Paso Canutillo in a Class 5A area playoff game Friday at Seminole.

Canutillo ended the Eagles season with a 47-36 win.

“They hit some huge shots,” Canyon coach Jason Underwood said. “They were contested with hands in their faces. We were there. We had a real good chance. We just couldn’t finish it out.”

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Castillo wins decision, advances to finals at Golden Gloves state championships
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:29:24 +0000

FORT WORTH — On a night when most boxers from team West Texas met their match, Adam Castillo continued to set himself apart.

The Lubbock Warriors lightweight pounded out a semifinal victory over Odessa’s Michael Dutchover on Friday night at Watt Arena, putting him one step away from winning a Golden Gloves state championship for the second year in a row.

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JC BASEBALL: Crooks hopes to lead Chaps to better WJCAC start
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:14:00 -0600
Watching last year’s sophomores such as Chris Shaw, Thomas McIlraith and Caleb Koedyker, Daniel Crooks couldn’t help but notice how they conducted themselves and brought leadership to the Midland Coll

Postponed sports events
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:39:46 +0000

Here is a list of Friday’s sporting events that were postponed or canceled, along with the rescheduled times.

Today’s Events

Basketball

Girls

Class 6A Regional Semifinals

Amarillo High (34-2) vs. Plano West (29-4), 3 p.m.

Finals: 2 p.m. Sunday

Boys

Class 6A Area

Amarillo High vs. Midland High, 2 p.m., Lubbock Estacado

Tascosa vs. North Crowley, 6 p.m., Vernon High School

Class 5A Area

Hereford vs. El Paso Andress, 7 p.m., Monahans

Class 3A Area

Dimmitt vs. Brownfield, 4 p.m., Littlefield

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col vs sealy; sweeny vs waller
TheFacts.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0600
WEST COLUMBIA — Columbia’s bats came alive in Saturday’s early-morning bout with Sealy as the Roughnecks poured it on with a seven-run fifth to pull out an 11-5 victory over the Tigers.

Canyon Lady Eagles take down Rider with buzzer-beating basket in OT
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:39:32 +0000

If there’s a thing as postseason mystique, the Canyon Lady Eagles had it in their corner Friday night.

Defending state champion Canyon and Wichita Falls Rider battled for four full quarters and an overtime session in a Region I-5A semifinal, where the Lady Eagles had it for the last possession. Junior guard Caitlyn Cunyus, one of two returning starters from last season, hit a jumper from the free-throw line as time expired to give Canyon a 48-46 overtime victory at Scurry County Coliseum in Snyder.

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Palo Duro Dons beat EP Bowie in overtime in Class 5A playoff
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:40:21 +0000

Live to play another day.

Palo Duro saw a 10-point halftime lead disappear only to come back in overtime to beat El Paso Bowie, 100-92, in a fast-paced Class 5A area boys playoff Friday evening at Mustang Auditorium in Andrews.

“I’m very proud of this team because they handled adversity,” PD veteran coach Jeff Evans said. “Bowie had the momentum going into overtime. But our guys regrouped mentally and played the overtime like it was the first quarter instead of tightening up.”

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HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Updated UIL playoff pairings (Feb. 27)
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:10:00 -0600
UIL Boys Basketball Playoff Pairings

Unbeaten El Paso Bel Air tops Randall in Class 5A boys playoff
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:42:54 +0000

Randall was no match for unbeaten El Paso Bel Air in a high school boys basketball Class 5A area playoff Friday in Seminole.

Bel Air rode the early momentum en route to a 49-31 over the Raiders to improve to 32-0 for the season.

Randall ended its season at 12-17.

“They are just a really good basketball team,” Randall coach Leslie Broadhurst said. “They are 32-0 for a reason. They had some really nice players.

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UTEP men’s coach Tim Floyd suspended for Saturday game
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:14:11 MST
UTEP men's basketball coach Tim Floyd will not be on the sidelines with his Miners on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss. Floyd was suspended for the game against Southern Miss by Conference USA Friday.

Related ›› Miners stumble on road to Louisiana Tech


Ships end Panthers unbeaten streak
TheFacts.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0600
COLUMBUS — The Liberty Hill Panthers entered Friday’s area-round playoff as the only undefeated Class 4A boys team in the state. The Brazosport Exporters made sure they didn’t leave that way.

UTEP women’s basketball: Miners rev up in second half, upset Louisiana Tech
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:46:43 MST
The end of February is always going to be a pivotal point for a college basketball team, particularly for the rebuilding UTEP women who have struggled to find wins for most of the last two months.

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