Larissa Liska joined NewsChannel 10's sports team in February 2021 as the Sports Director. She was raised in Three Rivers, a small town in Texas between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Larissa is excited to be back in her home state after covering sports in Georgia and Michigan.
Larissa attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Journalism with a certificate in Sports Journalism. Her passion for sports kickstarted in kindergarten competing in AAU Summer Track and continued through college with the UT Club Racquetball team.
In her spare time, Larissa enjoys working out at the gym, hiking the trails with her little dog Dusty and keeping up with her favorite sports teams.
Larissa loves sharing stories about hardworking athletes and the communities that support them, so feel free to pass along any tips to email@example.com. Also, if you'd like to discuss why the Dallas Cowboys should or should not win the Super Bowl this year, hit her up on your thoughts.
The THSBCA Class 3A No. 8 ranked Bushland Falcons (19-0) hosted the Dimmitt Bobcats (17-5) for a for District 1-3A duel between the top two teams. The Falcons took down the Bobcats for the second time this season, 11-0. The Lady Falcons faced the Canadian Wildcats on senior day, and won 29-1.
Downtown Amarillo is going to be loud on Tuesday, April 20 when HODGETOWN hosts it’s first ever college baseball game. The MiLB Sod Poodles’ stadium will open the field to the No. 5 ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders and Oklahoma Sooners for the Red Dirt Rivalry.
The two-time state champion Randall boys wrestling team is back in business, competing in the region 1-5a meet this Friday and Saturday. Randall started the season with 14 seniors, and their team advanced in 12 of the 14 weight classes.
West Texas A&M guard Qua Grant has found a new home after entering the NCAA transfer portal. Grant announced his commitment to Wichita State University on Tuesday. The 6′1″ guard played three seasons for the Buffs DII team, averaging 22.4 points, 8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
The West Texas A&M Buffs kick off their spring football game this Saturday, and Head Coach Hunter Hughes is excited to show off his talented team after a season of overcoming adversity. Returning safety Satchel Escalante is ready to defend for the buffs.
Next season, keep an eye on Tascosa alum Shahada Wells. The 6′ guard committed to the TCU Horned Frogs, and he has two years of eligibility remaining. The former Rebel played guard at UT Arlington this past season, averaging 16.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.
The West Texas A&M Buffs are just a few days away from their annual football Spring Game, and WT is looking forward to opening the gates at Buffalo Stadium to full capacity. The game kicks off on Saturday, and Head Coach Hunter Hughes is excited to show off his tough Buffs team.
The Canyon Lady Eagles honored a senior on her signing day. Erin Folkner put pen to paper, committing to Concordia University in Austin. The attacking midfielder finished her season with 16 goals and 13 assists, leading the team in both categories.
The DII No. 5 ranked Buffs baseball team is having success this season, putting together a (26-4) overall record so far, but the highlight this past weekend was Head Coach Matt Vanderburg. In his 13th season, Vanderburg earned his 500th career win at West Texas A&M.
The top-seed West Texas A&M Buffs men’s soccer team hosted Midwestern State University at The Pitch on Monday for the Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship, and the Buffs shutout the Mustangs 1-0 for their first conference title since 2018 (Heartland Conference) and first LSC title since 2000
Hitting/Pitching Coach Robert Riggins has found his calling, to help baseball and softball players finetune their skills through physics. From earning a Masters in Athletic Administration at Eastern New Mexico, to landing a job with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Clovis native has a game changer.
Last week West Texas A&M men’s basketball guard Joel Murray announced his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal, and now he’s found his new home, saying goodbye to the Lonestar state. The 6′ junior is off to California, committing to DI Long Beach State University, a team that finished (6-12) o
Senior forward Noir Hawash scored twice in the second half, carrying West Texas A&M to a victory over Texas A&M-Commerce 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference Championships on Tuesday. The Lady Buffs improved to 6-3 overall with their sixth straight win over the Lions.
The District 3-5A two-day track meet featured some of the top sprinters in the Texas Panhandle. Tascosa junior Major Everhart held his own in the 100 meter dash, clocking in at 10.5 seconds. Palo Duro Lady Dons 4x200 meter relay took the gold at 1:46.18, followed close behind by Amarillo High.
Just two days after West Texas A&M junior guard Joel Murray entered the NCAA transfer portal, his teammate Qua Grant followed suit. The junior was the second leading scorer for the buffs, averaging 22.4 points per game and totaling 492 points.
The Regional Quarterfinal bound Lady Sandies are looking for revenge against class 5A rival Lubbock Coronado. The Amarillo High roster is special because it combines multiple local club teams. Plus, it features two sets of twins.
On the last day of March, it’s time to look back at some of our local heroes who are essential to health care in athletics. The Caprock Longhorns have a strong team of students that lead the charge, and we would like to say thank you during National Athletic Training Month.
The Bridge, an organization that provides a child’s path to healing and justice held their annual signature event, Heroes and Legends Wednesday night. The event featured special guest and former Dallas Cowboy running back Herschel Walker.