Area Schools and Sports

#2 Lady Winds claim bi-district; playoff games move to Thurs., May 6

In light of scheduling conflicts arising from changes to the primary administration testing calendar, the Commissioner of Education has determined, pursuant to 19 TAC §101.5001(d), that baseball, softball and track and field post season contests, scheduled to take place on May 5-8, need not be canceled or rescheduled, as long as the following requirements are…

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Floydada Wind Symphony gets high ratings at Festival

Floydada Wind Symphony gets high ratings at Abernathy Band Festival BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon ABERNATHY – The Floydada Collegiate High School “Wind Symphony” ensembles received a Division 1 rating (“Superior”) and Division 2 rating (“Excellent”) at the Abernathy Band Festival held on Thursday, April 27, 2021. FCHS Director of Bands Mr. Piland commented, “We did…

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Glass advances to State UIL competition

BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon FCHS senior Ryder Glass won the Regional UIL in Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking and will be advancing to the State UIL competition. The Regional competition was held on April 16 at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Glass will be competing virtually for the State UIL contest, which is scheduled for Tuesday,…

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Holcombe advances to 2-A State Track Championships

in two events   BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon CANYON – FCHS senior Luke Holcombe won first place in the shot put at the Region 1-2A Track and Field meet held Friday, April 23 at the WTA&M Track and Field Complex in Canyon. Holcombe has been battling a sprained ankle for the last two weeks but…

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Rosales signs letter of intent with LCU

Rosales signs Letter of Intent with Lubbock Christian University BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon Lockney senior Jayda Rosales’ dedication to track since she was in junior high has high paid off with an athletic scholarship. On April 20 in the Lockney High School gymnasium Rosales signed a national letter of intent for a scholarship with Lubbock…

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Mrs. Kidd presented Mrs. Baird’s “Teacher on the Rise” award

Mrs. Kidd presented Mrs. Baird’s “Teacher on the Rise” award   Special to The Hesperian-Beacon   LOCKNEY—Lockney Junior High teacher Shandra Kidd was presented the Mrs. Baird’s Bread “Teacher on the Rise” award for March 2021 by the United Supermarkets on Friday, April 9. Lockney Junior High eighth-grader Kaileigh Cook wrote the essay to nominate…

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Floydada CISD selects 2021-22 cheer squads

The 2021-2022 Floydada Junior High and High School cheerleaders were announced on March 3. Varsity cheerleaders (top photo) are from left, Alyssa Hinson, Faith Lopez, Devon Reyes, Savannah Benavides, Elena Foster, Clarissa Ramos and Mascot Mia Fipps. Junior Varsity cheerleaders (middle photo) are from left, Kirsten Pyle, Allyson Romero, Katelynn Ramirez, Desiree De La Fuente,…

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FHS National Honor Society welcomes new inductees

  BARBARA ANDERSON | HESPERIAN-BEACON   The A.E. Baker Chapter of the National Honor Society of Floydada Collegiate High School welcomed ten new members on Sunday, Feb. 21, during the NHS induction ceremony held at the Floydada Collegiate High School auditorium. The incoming members were chosen based on their demonstration of scholarship, leadership, service and…

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