Area Schools and Sports

A Hometown Legend…

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon— LOCKNEY – Garry Lewis Templeton is an American former professional baseball player and minor league manager who was born in Lockney on March 24, 1956.  He is a hometown legend. He played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres and New York Mets…

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School News and Sports (Spring 2020)

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Serrato attends Princeton University Summer Journalism Program Class of 2019

By Yelena Serrato / FHS Correspondent— PRINCETON, NJ—I was one of thirty students chosen from a competitive poll of 350 junior applicants to attend the Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) last summer. I was selected based on academics, teacher recommendations, submitted writing samples and an interview via telephone. The Princeton Summer Journalism Program was founded…

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Hobbs earns All-State honors from TABC

Special for The Hesperian-Beacon— Floydada High School senior Garrett Hobbs of Floydada earned All-State honors from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Hobbs was named co-MVP of District 4-2A along with teammate Marcus Perez. He led Floydada’s boys basketball team to the first district title since 2008. He was also the district MVP in the…

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Carmona places first in Regional Powerlifting Meet, qualifies for State

By Yelena Serrato/FHS Correspondent— SUNDOWN— Junior Alex Carmona of Floydada competed in the Regional Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, March 14 in Sundown. Carmona won 1st in the 165-weight class where he cleared 540 pounds on squat, 315 pounds on bench press and 460 pounds on deadlift for a total life of 1315 pounds. The State…

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LHS Widener qualifies for State

By Teresa Bigham/ The Hesperian-Beacon— SEAGRAVES – Friday Lockney powerlifters traveled to Seagraves for the Regional Powerlifting Meet. Hailee Widener, LHS senior, squatted 355 pounds, bench pressed 205, and deadlifted 300 pounds. Widener came in fifth place with 860 pounds. She is ranked second in her class. She will be advancing to State which will…

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Whirlwinds crowned Bi-District and Area Champs

By Yelena Serrato/FHS Corresponden— FLOYDADA – The Floydada Whirlwinds continue their reign of victory with two big wins over Sudan and Stratford. Floydada defeated Sudan Tuesday night, Feb. 25 at Lubbock Monterey with a final score of 75-41 to claim the Bi-District title. Garrett Hobbs led the team in scoring with 29 points followed by…

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Floyd County SWCD announces poster winners

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— The Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a poster contest for the 6th grade class. This year’s theme was “Where Would We Bee Without Pollinators?” The Floyd County SWCD’s Board of Directors judged the contest. The 1st place winner was Mekayla Fipps. She was awarded $50. The 2nd place…

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LHS National Honor Society Welcomes New Inductees

By Teresa Bigham The Hesperian-Beacon LOCKNEY – Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is based on a student’s fulfillment of four basic requirements. Students who meet the minimum GPA requirement of 94% are eligible to be nominated during their junior year. The five basic requirements for membership are scholarship, character, leadership and service. Scholarship…

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