Insider: Notebook: Hoops standings, powerlifiting, swimming, more
In Lobo Insider
Jan. 24, 2018 at 8:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 24, 2018 at 8:01 p.m.
Both the Lobos and Lady Lobos find themselves in the basketball playoff hunt as the season hits the home stretch.
But both teams face some crucial games coming up.
For the Lady Lobos, who are one game out of the fourth and final playoff spot, the final four games hold huge importance.
Longview has faced the top three teams in the second half of action so far, going 0-3. The next four games have huge playoff implications, starting will a trip to North Mesquite on Friday.
The Lady Lobos will then host John Tyler, visit Rockwall-Heath on Feb. 2 in the biggest game remaining before closing out the regular season at home against Mesquite on Feb. 6.
Longview went 3-1 against the four remaining teams in the first round with the loss coming to Heath at home.
Here's the 11-6A girls standings entering Friday:
The remaining schedule:
Longview at North Mesquite
Lee at Mesquite
Horn at Rockwall
Heath at John Tyler
John Tyler at Longview
Rockwall at Lee
Mesquite at Heath
North Mesquite at Horn
Horn at John Tyler
Longview at Heath
Lee at North Mesquite
Rockwall at Mesquite
Lee at John Tyler
Mesquite at Longview
Heath at Horn
North Mesquite at Rockwall
With six games remaining on the boys' side, the Lobos find themselves in a three-way tie for fourth place, one game out of the third spot.
Longview has gone 4-0 at home in 11-6A but is 0-4 away from Lobo Coliseum in 11-6A play this season.
Friday's home against against North Mesquite is huge as both teams are at 4-4 in the district. North Mesquite won the first meeting, 64-49, in Mesquite.
Here's the 11-6A boys standings:
Mesquite at Longview
John Tyler at Heath
Mesquite at Lee
Rockwall at Horn
The Lady Lobo powerlifting team opened the season with a first-place showing this past week in Hallsville.
114: 1st: Taleiah Fortner
123: 1st: Tyetiana Rugley
148: 1st: Jenny Russell; 3rd: Kayla Smith
165: 2nd: Gracie Russell; 3rd: Tyambria Sheppard
181: 1st: Seawillow Bryant
259: 1st: Marquel Smith
Best lifter honors:
97-148 class: 1st: Rugley; 3rd: Fortner
165-259 class: 2nd: Gracie Russell; 3rd: Sheppard
The Lobos (Feb. 1) and Lady Lobos (Feb. 5) will next compete in the Lobo Meet with the regional meet set for March 1 (girls) and March 3 (boys).
A large contingent of Lobos and Lady Lobos will head back to Rockwall for the regional swimming meet this coming week.
Here are the qualifiers from the 11-6A meet:
200 MEDLEY: Caroline Taylor, Samantha Taylor, Rachel Smith, Nicole Magee (4th)
200 FREESTYLE: Caroline Taylor, Samantha Taylor, Rachel Smith, Nicole Magee (4th)
400 FREESTYLE: Caroline Taylor, Samantha Taylor, Rachel Smith, Nicole Magee (4th)
200 MEDLEY: Will Holloman, Ben Taylor, Austin Lawson, Jordin Sides (4th)
200 FREESTYLE: Will Holloman, Ben Taylor, Austin Lawson, Nicolai Van Zyl (3rd)
400 FREESTYLE: Will Holloman, Ben Taylor, Austin Lawson, Nicolai Van Zyl (3rd)
50 FREESTYLE: Sides (4th), Van Zyl (6th)
100 BUTTERFLY: Lawson (3rd)
100 FREESTYLE: Sides (4th)
100 BACKSTROKE: Holloman (6th)
100 BREAST STROKE: Taylor (5th)
Both Longview soccer teams have one more non-district tuneup before beginning 11-6A play on Tuesday.
The Lobos (7-1-2) will host Henderson on the LHS Grass Field on Friday. Longview has 10 players with goals on the season, led by six from Jesus Galvin. Alex Sarmiento follows with four goals. The Lobos have assists from nine different players, led by Blaine Wright with five and Johnathan Reyes and Sarmiento following with four. Keeper Raul Torres has worked eight shutouts in the goal.
The Lady Lobos, meanwhile, will host Pine Tree on Friday at Lobo Stadium. Longview (5-1-1) has three goals on the season from Anna Ward, Diana Godoy and Carrie Gilliland. Seven Lady Lobos have assists, led by three from Anna Aguilar and Kyla Johnson. Mallory Burgess has four shutouts on the season in the net.
Both teams will open against Mesquite Horn with the Lobos travelling to Mesquite on Tuesday.
The Lady Lobo softball team began practice this week and has three scrimmages on the schedule with the first set against Southwood at home on Jan. 30.
Longview will open the season against Lindale on Feb. 13 and host the Lady Lobo Classic Feb. 15-17 before opening 11-6A action at Mesquite Horn on Feb. 20.
Longview's baseballteam will hit the field for the first practice of the season on Friday.
The Lobos will scrimmage Lindale on Feb. 5 before opening the regular season against Lufkin on Feb. 19.
Tournaments include the Pine Tree Tournament (Feb. 22-24), co-hosting the Oil Belt Classic (March 1-3) and Hallsville's Reich Builder's Classic (March 8-10).
The 11-6A season, which will once against be a home-home series) begins on March 13 at Mesquite Horn.