Idalou third baseman Kleat Smith was named first team all-state in Class 2A by the Texas Sports Writers Association. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior hit .544 with six home runs and 70 RBIs in leading the Wildcats to the state tournament. He had a .Read More
Teal said to be able to play on the same team, first at the all-star game, and then in college, is a dream come true.
Player of the Year Kleat Smith, 3B, Idalou Coach of the Year Terry Baxter, Cooper First Team Pitchers Tanner Doucette, Sr., Cooper Doucette finished the year 10-2 with a 1.96 ERA.
Swimmer Jaecey Parham trained eight times a week for four years. The end result was all-American status. "It felt really good," Parham said. "It was a goal for me this year, and a payoff after all my training.
James Hardberger, a Lubbock Christian High senior this past season, was named the TAPPS District 1-3A baseball MVP.
Idalou won Region I-2A, made it to the state tournament for the first time and finished 32-6
The Cooper Pirates made a return trip to the state tournament in 2014, although it wasn't nearly as smooth as that might sound.
When Idalou's five senior baseball players and their coach, Garrett Heard, left Omaha, Nebraska, on Thursday to come back to West Texas, they came back not just as a team, but as a family.
The event, held at the Overton Hotel, attracted a large crowd, who were all there to show their support for the inductees.