The Morning Wire: November 19


The Lion Volleyball team had it’s best season in 31 years, but it came to an end on Saturday afternoon in Stephenville in the South Central Regional Final. The Lions met up again with Tarleton State, and this time the TexAnns were too much for the Lions, winning 3-1 in set matches. With a 30-6 final record, a Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship, Craig Case and Sarah Carthel both have a tremendous amount to be proud of. Also, Case was named Lone Star Conference Coach of The Year. I will have a “5 Thoughts” on the program soon. All the credit goes from the top down, to AD Tim McMurray dedicated to building all sports in successful programs, to Coaches Case and Sarah Carthel, and to the Ladies who have turned this program around and given it success not seen since the late 1980’s. Great season Ladies, Lion Nation is Proud of you.

Cross Country-

The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams ended their season and at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships in Denver. The Men finished 19th overall with Mason Boswell of Katy leading the Lions with a 100th place finish. The Women finished 29th and were led by Sanger Product Brandi Stadler who finished 60th. The season now concludes for both teams, as most will move into the indoor track and field season in the distance events.

Women’s Hoops-

Jason Burton’s Squad split the opening 4 games of the season and stand at 2-2 after an 86-79 overtime win over St. Edwards University. The Women return home as they host St. Mary’s on Tuesday Night in Commerce for a 6 PM tip.

Men’s Hoops-

The Lions have once again started strong with a 4-1 overall record to open the season. After dropping their first loss of the year Friday to a hot shooting Colorado-Mesa squad, the Lions picked up and got back into the win column with an 84-76 win over host Western State of Colorado. The Lions hit the road the Day After Thanksgiving with a tilt at Regis College in Denver and then visit Metro State, also in Denver this Friday and Saturday. They return home to Thursday the 29th for an 11 AM tip and conference opener against Angelo State.


Aside from the Lion’s first round victory over an unbeaten Minnesota-Duluth team, all Lone Star Conference teams were announced, and the Lions took some great awards.

Coach of The Year-Colby Carthel

Academic Player of The Year-Kristov Martinez

All Academic Conference Team-Garrett Bluebaugh, SR, Keller, TX

First Team All LSC-

Aaron Simon, OL, SOPH, Humble, TX

Marquis Wimberly, WR, Sr, Durate, California

Kristov Martinez, PK, SR, Edinburg, TX

Reggie Kincaid, Kick Returner, SR, Everman, TX 

Michael Onuoha, DL, SR, Edmond, OK

Brucks Saathoff, LB, SR, San Antonio, TX

Dominique Ramsey, Saftey, SOPH, Converse, TX

Second Team All LSC-

Malik Ellis, OL, Senior, Dangerfield, TX

Vincent Hobbs, TE, Senior, Mesquite, TX

DD Fletcher, DL, Junior, Arlington, TX

Mark Westbrook, LB, Junior, Schertz, TX

Kader Kohou,  DB, SOPH, Euless, TX

Honorable Mention All LSC-

Tristan Perry, Punter, SOPH, Mineral Wells, TX

Drake Flores, Deep Snapper, SOPH, San Antonio, TX

LA Dawson, CB, Junior, Austin, TX

Garrett Bluebaugh, LB, Senior, Keller, TX

Pierre Leonard, DL, Junior, Tyler, TX

Ovie Urevbu, RB, Senior, Plano, TX

Kane Wilson, QB, Junior, Placentia, CA

Ryan Stokes, WR, Junior, St. Louis, MO

Christian Hernandez, OL, SOPH, Frisco, TX

Congrats to All of the All Conference Picks.

Stay Tuned To the Wire this week as we preview the rematch with Blood Rival Tarleton State to see who continues their season, and who goes home. The game will be at 1 PM this Saturday at Tarleton Memorial Stadium in Stephenville, TX.





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