The NIRSHA hosted their annual Collegiate Ranch and Stock Horse National Championship Show at the Amarillo National Center for the second year in-a-row. Two complete go-rounds of competition started on Tuesday and end Wednesday.
The No. 4 West Texas A&M Buffs baseball team got back to their winning ways on Saturday, picking up a Lone Star Conference sweep over the Oklahoma Christian Eagles at Wilder Park. WT won game one 9-3 and game two 6-4.
West Texas A&M (26-10) is back in the NCAA DII Elite Eight for the first time since 2017, but they have a tough challenge against a team that has only lost one game this season, Glenville State (32-1).
The NCAA DII women’s basketball Elite Eight bracket is set and the No. 23 West Texas A&M Lady Buffs enter the dance with the six-seed. WT’s next opponent is no as popular as one of their alumni, actor Channing Tatum. The Lady Buffs will face the three-seed Glenville State Pioneers.
West Texas A&M Track and Field qualifies 18 athletes, including two from Amarillo ISD for the NCAA DII Indoor Championships. The two natives are junior Butare Rugenerwa (Amarillo High) and senior Tyrin Lewis (Palo Duro). The senior is facing his favorite obstacle for the last time, preparing for the 60 meter hurdles.
Lone Star Conference opening day featured two of the top NCAA DII softball teams in the nation, the No. 1 UT Tyler Patriots and No. 4 West Texas A&M Lady Buffs. They played a double-header Friday night. W-T handed UT Tyler their first loss of the season in game one 7-5.
The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs earned their 18th LSC Championship in program history, but this season’s win was extra special because head coach Josh Prock led the Lady Buffs to the top of the conference in his first season at the helm.
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced the names of their eight new members on Monday, including former West Texas A&M and Canyon head coach Bob Schneider and Wayland Baptist player Alice “Cookie” Barron.
The West Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Champions Selection Committee celebrated the Class of 2021 inductees on Friday. The Athletic Hall of Champions, established in 1987, recognizes outstanding student-athletes, coaches and administrators for their significant achievements.
West Texas A&M basketball had their hands full Thursday night against Lubbock Christian’s top-ranked Chaps. 2,200 Buffs fans packed the First United Bank Center and they witnessed the unranked Lady Buffs upset victory over the No. 13 Lady Chaps 55-48. The WT men lost 85-76.
West Texas A&M swept national honors on Tuesday morning as sophomore Benjamin Azamati and senior Zada Swoopes were named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division II National Athletes of the Week.
Wednesday marked 2022 National Signing Day for many DI, DII and DII high school football players. Amarillo High headlined the day with three-star lineman Erik Gray inking his National Letter of Intent to play for Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire.
West Texas A&M’s basketball programs swept UT Tyler on Saturday. The No. 11 Buffs defeated the Patriots 59-49 and the Lady Buffs won 62-53. It was extra special for the Lady Buffs who earned their 250th win at the First United Bank Center.
West Texas A&M men and women’s basketball are (2-0) in 2022 after defeating the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions at the First United Bank Center on Thursday. The Lady Buffs (10-7, 3-0) won 82-72 and the Buffs (15-2, 2-1) defeated the Lions 79-69. The women are now seated number one in the Lone Star Conference.
West Texas A&M grad Sergio Castillo calls La Joya High and the city of Amarillo home. After graduating from WT in 2013, Castillo played in the CFL, XFL and NFL. His NFL career was cut short in December 2020 after making only 1-of-4 field goals with the Jets from 45-yards out. Castillo’s successful CFL season gives him the confidence to kick back in the NFL.
If you’ve ever shot a bow and arrow you know it can be tough to hit the target. Now just imagine doing that while riding a horse. West Texas A&M senior Sierra Stammen ranks 23rd in the nation in mounted archery.
The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs volleyball team claimed six All-Conference honors at the postseason awards Championship banquet before the Lone Star Conference Tournament, but one honor was extra special. Hereford High alum Chandler Vogel was named the LSC Libero of the Year for the fourth consecutive season.
West Texas A&M football wraps up their regular season by hosting Bethel College for Senior Day, on an early Saturday kickoff. They entered the game confident after a 15 to 12 comeback win over the No. 12 Midwestern State.
Two Texas Panhandle high school girls basketball players signed their National Letter of Intent at the NCAA level on Thursday. Gruver four-star guard Bailey Maupin inked her commitment to the Texas Tech Lady Raiders coached by Krista Gerlich, and Wellington guard Kyla Kane signed to play for head coach Josh Prock at West Texas A&M.
West Texas A&M (6-4, 5-2) moved up to second in the Lone Star Conference standings after defeating Number 21-ranked Midwestern State (6-3, 5-1) on Saturday, 15-12. The Buffs overcame a 12-point deficit, and handed the Mustangs their first loss in conference play.
No. 3 West Texas A&M opened the 2021-22 campaign with a 72-63 victory over No. 4 Colorado Mesa in game one of the D2CCA Tipoff Classic at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, Texas behind 21-points from newcomer Larry Wise. West Texas A&M’s Zamorye Roberts scored 21 in her Lady Buff debut but WT struggled to find a rhythm offensively in a 69-57 season-opening loss to the Central Missouri Jennies.
The No. 25-ranked West Texas A&M Lady Buffs will enter Friday’s contest on a 10-game winning streak. However, last Saturday’s dominant win over Cameron was not the highlight. Instead, it was the record breaking moment by senior libero Chandler Vogel when she surpassed WT’s all-time career digs record.