Tailar Anthony, Levelland golf
The senior won the individual District 2-4A golf title last week, in which she carded a three-day score of 231 and was 18 strokes ahead of the second-place finisher. Anthony, who is making her third regional tournament appearance, has signed to play golf at Lubbock Christian University this fall.
“At our last district meet, she struggled for a couple of holes and then got her chipping and putting back,” Levelland coach Delight Davis said. “Basically, it was her work around the green that really her finish strong. As a junior she went to state (in Austin). She’s going to have to put two really strong rounds together (for regionals).
“One of things that makes her a really good golfer and successful on the greens is the fact she can hit the ball so far. In college, they play a longer course than in high school. She’s able to hit the ball really far plus she’s able to get it up and down and score really well. I don’t think she’ll struggle. (She’s been) in tournaments all over the state of Texas and has a won the majority of the tournaments she’s played in. The kids she’s played against in college are the kids she’s played against now.”
Anthony received 56.4 percent of the vote in the Lone Star Varsity Athlete of the Week poll to clinch the victory.
The senior will participate in the Region I-4A golf tournament taking place April 24-25 at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock.
Cade Acrey, Lubbock Christian baseball
The senior struck out 10 batters in a complete-game shutout 3-0 against Class 6A Abilene High. Acrey is signed to play baseball at Lubbock Christian University this fall.
“Well, Cade has been impressive all year, so that’s what I expect him to do everytime he steps out on the mound,” Lubbock Christian coach Jeremy Mayo said. “He’s been throwing like that the whole second half of the season, so he did it again. And with him doing it against a Class 6A team, it makes it a little more impressive of course.
“He throws a lot of strikes and with a defense like we have, anytime you throw strikes and they put the ball in play, we’re going to get outs for you. He’s got a really good cutter that we live on, and his curveball has really become a threat as a swing-and-miss pitch and he can throw it for strike. If he has two out of his three off-speed (pitches) on, it’s tough to beat him.”
Acrey received 81.8 percent of the vote in the Lone Star Varsity Athlete of the Week poll for the victory.
Lubbock Christian is slated to play a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. Saturday against Texico (N.M.).