Area Sports

Matadors to battle Jaybirds for district title

KAY ELLINGTON  |  CAPROCK COURIER All eyes in the Texas six-man world will be focused on a town 62 miles south of Matador Friday night. When the state runner-up Motley County Matadors travel to take on the perennially playoff-bound Jayton Jaybirds, it will be something for six-man fans to behold. In looking ahead to the…

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Patriots sting Hornets in season opener

TORI MINICK EDWARDS  | SPECIAL TO THE CAPROCK COURIER The Valley Patriots started their season with a bang, and a 51–34 victory against the Aspermont Hornets in the season’s first football game, played in Aspermont. The players battled scorching heat for this early game; it was 99 degrees at 6 p.m. at kickoff. Plenty of…

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Westbrook lands stunning upset over Motley Co.

COMPILED FROM MEDIA REPORTS In the six-man ranks, Westbrook stunned Matador Motley County 58–36 Friday in one of Class 1A’s biggest shockers of opening week. The Matadors entered the contest ranked No. 2 in Division II. The team reached the state title game in 2019 and returned five starters on each side, including all-state running…

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Guthrie football player dies after Aug. 13 heat stroke

“There is no wrong emotion to feel in these times,” Guthrie CSD superintendent Jodie Reel told the sixty or so secondary students gathered for a Tuesday morning private assembly at the school. “It’s okay to cry, or even laugh.” Their classmate, senior Rue McNiel of Guthrie, died Monday evening at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston,…

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Rally for Rue: Guthrie CSD senior suffers heat stroke, remains hospitalized

AUGUST 19 |  BARBARA BRANNON  |  THE TEXAS SPUR Rue McNiel, 18, experienced heat stroke and was transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock, then transferred Monday evening to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. His mother, Mary Erwin-McNiel, posted on Facebook August 15, “Rue is still very fragile, but is trying to fight with every…

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Local high school boys named to basketball honors

Local high school boys named to basketball honors COURTESY PHOTOS ALL-STATE  Keyvonte Richardson, a senior at Paducah High School has been selected for All State and All Region by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. ALL-REGION  Isaac Garibaldi, junior, and Mark Flemons, junior, of the Paducah Dragons, and Richardson, have been selected by TABC for…

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Valley and Silverton Little League Schedules

Little League Schedule (Silverton and Valley Teams that are playing in Floydada League)   T-Ball Sat. April 6: 12:30pm – Navy vs. Silverton @ Floydada Sat. April 6: 2pm – Opening Ceremonies @ Floydada Sat. April 6: 2:30pm – Blue vs. Valley @ Floydada Thurs. April 11: 6pm – Silverton vs. Valley @ Silverton Tues.…

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Briscoe youth participate in 4-H Horse Show

Briscoe youth participate in 4-H Horse Show The District 1 4-H Horse Show was held at Amarillo on June 23rd. Briscoe County had 4 youth participate including Shayna Smith, Samantha Smith, Jackie Ferrel, and Anna Ferrel. Shayna Smith received the All Around Stock Horse Champion Buckle. Shayna also received 1st place in Senior Working Cow Horse, Senior Stock…

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2017 Jayton Gridiron Classic

2017 Jayton Gridiron Classic Thursday (8/31) 6:00 p.m. – Ropes vs. Throckmorton 8:00 p.m. – Jayton vs. Hermleigh Friday (9/1) 6:00 p.m. – Nazareth vs. Guthrie 8:00 p.m. – Ira vs. Follett Saturday (9/2) 10:00 a.m. – Rule vs. Cotton Center 12:30 p.m. – Knox City vs. Water Valley 3:00 p.m. – Crowell vs. Motley County 5:30 p.m. – Valley vs. Sterling City 8:00 p.m. – Happy…

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