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  • South Plains rodeo to saddle up April 19-21 in Stephenville
    April 18, 2018
    LEVELLAND — With just one rodeo remaining in the 2017-2018 season, the South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams will return to the arena April 19-21 in Stephenville at the Tarleton State University Rodeo. The Lady Texans enter the final week eyeing the program's first-ever regional title as they sit atop the leaderboards in the Southwest Region with 1,636 points, holding an edge over Tarleton State who's currently in second with 1,534 points, and Texas Tech, who is currently in the third spot with 1,528 points. The top two teams in the region will advance to the College National Finals Rodeo in June in Casper, Wyoming. The Texans also find themselves inside the top 10 in the region, currently sitting in seventh with 1,465 points.
  • Sherwood captures event title, Lady Texans hold on to region lead Saturday in Big Spring
    April 15, 2018
    BIG SPRING — Kade Sherwood won the team roping event title and Lariat Larner placed sixth in breakaway roping as the South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams capped off the Howard College Rodeo Saturday night. Larner tied for the fastest time in the long round with a  2.3 but missed in Saturday's finals, tallying 70 points for the Lady Texans who will head to Stephenville April 19-21 for their final rodeo of the season sitting atop the Southwest Regional standings. "Lariat split in the breakaway roping and ended up with 70 points which is crucial for us," South Plains head coach Kerry Doster said. "This is the toughest region in the nation, and the fact that it's going to come down to the final rodeo, this is how it should be. When you have this many quality programs in one region, there's no surprise it's going to come down to the final week."  
  • South Plains rodeo primed for Howard College Rodeo April 12-14
    April 11, 2018
    LEVELLAND — With just two rodeos remaining in the 2017-2018 season, the South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will return to the arena April 12-14 in Big Spring at the Howard College Rodeo. The Lady Texans enter week eight atop the leaderboards in the Southwest Region with 1,566 points, while Tarleton State is second with 1,419 points. Texas Tech remains in contention with 1,218 points, and Odessa College is currently fourth with 1,158 points. The Texans currently sit in sixth in the regional standings with 1,290 points and will look to add to their season total this weekend. South Plains lassoed a pair of event titles a week ago in Snyder at the Western Texas College Rodeo as Chet Boren won the steer wrestling event and Jenna Dallyn took first in goat tying. Boren turned in to the top time in the long round with a 4.7 before clocking a 5.0 in the finals to end the weekend with a 9.7 average and 170 points.
  • Boren, Dallyn capture event titles at Western Texas College Rodeo
    April 08, 2018
    SNYDER — The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams picked up a pair of event titles on Saturday night at the Western Texas College Rodeo. Entering the weekend in second in the men’s all-around standings, sophomore Chet Boren added 170 points to his season total, wrestling his way to a first-place overall finish in steer wrestling. Boren clocked the top time with a 4.7 in the long round, which he followed up with a 5.0 in Saturday’s finals, finishing with a 9.7 average, nearly three seconds ahead of second place finisher Burley White (12.2) of Howard College. Boren, who has tallied 705 points to date, closed the gap on Clarendon’s Tegan Smith who is currently first in the men’s all-around standings with 975 points with two rodeos remaining. The top two point-getters in the Southwest region will advance to the College Finals National Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming in June.
  • South Plains rodeo prepped for Western Texas College Rodeo April 5-7
    April 04, 2018
    LEVELLAND — The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will return to the arena this weekend in Snyder at the Western Texas College Rodeo April 5-7. The Lady Texans come into the weekend ranked first in the Southwest region with 1,406 team points, nearly 200 points ahead of Tarleton State, who is currently second in the regional standing with 1,209 points. The top two teams in the region advance to the College Finals National Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. The Texans have scrapped their way up the leaderboard and currently sit in sixth place with 1,120 points. The Texans are led by sophomore Chet Boren who is currently second in the men’s all-around standings with 535 points. Clarendon’s Tegan Smith is first in the men’s all-around standings with 935 points. The top point getters will advance to the College Finals National Rodeo.
  • Boren claims tiedown roping event title, Lady Texans add on to region-leading point total Saturday in Sweetwater
    March 26, 2018
    SWEETWATER - The South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams were back on the saddle this weekend in Sweetwater at the 2018 Ranger College Rodeo. The Texans ended the weekend with a sixth-place team finish with 185 points, while the Lady Texans finished eighth with 25 points. With just three rodeos remaining, the Lady Texans sit atop the Southwest regional standings with 1,406 points, with Tarleton State in second with 1,209 points. The Texans currently sit in sixth place in the region with 1,120 points. Sophomore Chet Boren rode his way to a first-place finish in tiedown roping with a long round time of 9.8, followed by a short run of 8.9, finishing with an overall average of 18.7 and 120 points, capturing the event title and currently ranks second in the region in the all-around standings with 535 points. The top two point holders in the final all-around standings qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Zack Kirkpatrick would tack on 65 points for the Texans in team roping, paring up with Texas Tech's Kade Cotton. The duo ran an 8.5 in the long round followed by a 7.6 in the finals, finishing with a final average of 16.1.
  • Lady Texan rodeo signs Levelland senior Kenzee Kent
    March 20, 2018
    LEVELLAND — The South Plains College women’s rodeo team added a local talent to their roster for the 2018-2019 season in Kenzee Kent, a senior at Levelland High School who will compete for the Lady Texans next season. Kent will compete for South Plains in barrel racing, goat tying, and breakaway roping as she joins a Lady Texan program who currently sits atop the Southwest Regional standings with four rodeos remaining before nationals. The Lady Texans have racked up 1,381 points to date, as Tarleton State sits in second with 979 points, followed by Eastern New Mexico, Weatherford College, and Texas Tech. “We are very excited to sign Kenzee and have her be a part of our program,” South Plains head coach Kerry Doster said. “She’s had the opportunity to come hang out with us at practice for the past couple of years, and she has a good idea about how our program works and knows our system.”
  • Lady Texans capture women's team title at Odessa College Rodeo
    February 25, 2018
    ODESSA — The South Plains College women’s rodeo team extended its lead in the regional standings over the weekend, capturing the women’s team title at the Odessa College Rodeo at the Ector County Coliseum. Sophomore Lariat Larner won the women’s all-around title with 160 points thanks to a pair of top-five finishes as the Lady Texans tallied 410 points. Tarleton State, who came in ranked second in the region, finished sixth with 108.33 points. The Lady Texans rank first in the regional standings with 1,381 points, while Tarleton State is second with 971 points.
  • South Plains rodeo to saddle up Feb. 22-24 at 2018 Odessa College Rodeo
    February 21, 2018
    Levelland — The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will saddle up on Thursday at the Odessa College Rodeo which runs Feb. 22-24 at the Ector County Coliseum. South Plains will be competing in regional action for the first time since the fall semester when they traveled to Alpine for the Sul Ross State University Rodeo on Nov. 2.  The Lady Texans ride into the weekend sitting atop the Southwest regional standings with 971 team points. South Plains is 100 points ahead of Tarleton State who ranks second in the region with 871 points. The Texans currently sit in seventh in the region with 735 points after five rodeos and will look to climb the rankings beginning this weekend.
  • 18 South Plains student-athletes named to WJCAC Commissioner's Honor Roll
    January 22, 2018
    The Western Junior College Athletic Conference recently announced the members of the WJCAC Commissioner's Honor Roll for Fall 2017 semester, including 18 athletes from South Plains College. Student-athletes had to have a 3.25 GPA or better to be selected. 
  • South Plains Rodeo rides to pair of top 10 finishes in Alpine
    November 05, 2017
    ALPINE — The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams clinched a pair of top 10 finishes in their final rodeo of the fall semester this weekend at the Sul Ross State University Rodeo. The Lady Texans finished fifth overall with 130 points and currently rank first in the region with 971 points. Eastern New Mexico won the women’s team title with 225 points, followed by Weatherford College, Odessa and Tarleton State.
  • South Plains Rodeo headed to Alpine for Sul Ross State University Rodeo
    November 01, 2017
    LEVELLAND — The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will return to action this weekend when they travel to Alpine for the Sul Ross State University Rodeo on November 2 – November 4. In their previous outing in Lubbock at the Texas Tech University Rodeo, the Lady Texans claimed their second overall team title and currently rank first in the Southwest Region with 841 points. The Texans rode their way to a third-place finish and currently sit in eighth in the region with 510 points.
  • Lady Texans capture women's team title, Texans place third at Texas Tech University Rodeo
    October 19, 2017
    LUBBOCK — The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams traveled 30 miles down highway 114 to the Texas Tech Equestrian Center over the weekend to compete in the Texas Tech University Rodeo. It would be safe to say things went well as the Lady Texans captured the women’s overall team title and 276 points. The Texans found their stride as well picking up 270 points and a third-place overall finish. The Lady Texans now sit atop the Southwest Regional standings with 841 points. Weatherford College placed second over the weekend with 235 points, while West Texas A&M, Eastern New Mexico, and Tarleton State rounded out the top five. Sophomore Jenna Dallyn won the women’s all-around title and led the Lady Texans with 230 points. Dallyn finished third in goat tying after running a 6.9 in the long round followed by a 7.3 in the short round to finish with a 14.2 average. Dallyn would then go on to place fourth in breakaway roping thanks to a 2.2 run in the long round and a 3.6 mark in the short round to end the stint with a 5.8 average.
  • South Plains College Rodeo headed to Lubbock for Texas Tech University Rodeo Oct. 19-21
    October 18, 2017
    LEVELLAND — The South Plains College Texan and Lady Texan rodeo teams will return to action on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Texas Tech University Rodeo at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center. In their previous outing in Perryton at the Frank Phillips College Rodeo, South Plains earned a pair of top 10 finishes as the Lady Texans finished fourth overall with 180 team points, while the Texans placed 10th with 110 team points.
  • South Plains Rodeo earns a pair of top 10 finishes in Perryton
    October 12, 2017
    PERRYTON — The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams were back on the saddle this weekend at the Frank Phillips College rodeo which saw the orange and blue earn a pair of top 10 finishes. The Lady Texans finished fourth overall with 180 team points, while the Texans placed 10th with 110 team points.
  • South Plains College Rodeo returns to action on Thursday in Perryton
    October 11, 2017
     LEVELLAND—The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will return to action on Thursday when they travel to Perryton, TX for the Frank Phillips College Rodeo beginning at 4:00 p.m.  The Lady Texans enter the weekend ranked first in the Southwest Region with 385 points, led by sophomore barrel racer Alex Odle who currently sits atop of the regional standings with 305 points after two weeks.
  • South Plains Rodeo earns top finishes in Vernon
    September 28, 2017
    VERNON—The South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams returned to action this weekend at the Vernon College Rodeo where they qualified seven athletes for Saturday's final round. A week after claiming the women's all-around team title at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo in Portales, the Lady Texans earned a second place finish on Saturday with 130 team points.
  • South Plains Rodeo earns top finishes in Vernon
    September 28, 2017
    VERNON—The South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams returned to action this weekend at the Vernon College Rodeo where they qualified seven athletes for Saturday's final round. A week after claiming the women's all-around team title at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo in Portales, the Lady Texans earned a second place finish on Saturday with 130 team points.
  • South Plains Rodeo headed to Vernon for the Vernon College Rodeo Sept. 28-30
    September 27, 2017
    LEVELLAND—The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will be back on the road this weekend as they travel to Vernon, TX for the Vernon College Rodeo beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. The Lady Texans will look for a repeat performance after winning the women’s all-around team title last weekend in Portales at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo with 255 points, 60 points ahead of second-place finisher Tarleton State University.
  • Lady Texans place first overall at Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo
    September 21, 2017
    PORTALES, NM—South Plains College placed four athletes in the final round of the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo on Saturday as the Lady Texans claimed their first overall team win on the year. The Lady Texans capped off the weekend with 255 total points, nearly 60 points ahead of second place finisher Tarleton State University. Eastern New Mexico, Western Texas and Weatherford College rounded out the top five.
  • 2017 South Plains College Rodeo Preview
    September 20, 2017
    LEVELLAND—Following a season in which the South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams were each represented at the College National Finals Rodeo, the Texans and Lady Texans will kick off their 2017 campaign on Thursday, Sept. 21 in Portales at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo. The Lady Texans begin the year as the two-time defending Western Junior College Athletic Conference champions. South Plains will return a trio of sophomores in Jenna Dallyn, Alex Odle, and Avery Gonzales. Dallyn finished the year ranked eighth in the Southwest Region as a freshman in the goat tying event. Odle concluded her freshman year as one of the top barrel racers in the region, ending the season ranked 11th in the final regional standings. Gonzales, a sophomore from Peralta, New Mexico ended the year ranked 15th in the region in the breakaway roping event.