Posts by this Author: Cody Hutchison

2016 Caprock Basketball Classic: A Night for Champions

RDAG serves as championship night sponsor at FiberMax Caprock Classic tournament

More than 57 years ago, Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Polk Robison approached the Caprock AMBUCS to co-sponsor a boys high school basketball tournament. The request came at the perfect time for Caprock AMBUCS, which was in the process of looking for a way to support a special charity it had just adopted, the Lubbock Children’s Training Center, a pre-school for children with mental disabilities. 

The latest edition of a tournament that started with 16 teams was held Dec. 29-31 and featured some 90 plus teams in…
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Jarrett Culver: Let's Roll Student Athlete

Coronado’s Culver Keeps Focus on Improving His Own Game Every Possession

Coronado’s Jarrett Culver knows how to get it done on a basketball court, and that’s the result of a commitment to steadily improve day after day.

“He has a really good all-around game, all the things he needs to be successful on the floor,” said longtime CHS head coach Randy Dean. “One of the other great things about him is the kind of competitor he is. He competes every possession of every game. Every game matters.”

Culver is a 6-6 senior guard for the Mustangs, who…
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Student Athlete-Shadiana Haney

The smile says it all. Shadiana “Shadi” Haney loves playing volleyball and loves being part of the Frenship High School program.

“I really enjoy bonding with my teammates,” she said. “I love playing volleyball. It’s fun, and I enjoy it a lot.”

It doesn’t hurt that the junior setter is talented in all facets of the game and is one of the team’s leaders.

“Shadi is the heartbeat of this team,” said head coach Randi Trew, who is in her first year at the helm of the Frenship program and 10th overall as a coach. “We run…

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4th on Broadway

The 4th on Broadway is a treasured tradition for families on the South Plains, and this year the parade route changed for the first time in 25 years.

This year, celebrations took place at Mackenzie Park for the 4th on Broadway Parade with hopes to grow the event bigger than ever before. 

The parade remains the largest free festival in Texas but with the change, the demand for volunteers has doubled. 

Many community leaders, schools, businesses, and civic organizations took the opportunity to show their patriotism by taking part in the parade. 

Kids enjoyed the floats, cars and especially the…

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Night of Champions-College Baseball Hall of Fame

   On July 2nd, the College Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet was held at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock, Tx. to recognize the top achievements of players who have played a major role in the history of baseball. 

   This year’s class includes the college baseball baseball record-setters for career coaching victories — Augie Garrido, who won 1,975 games — and career pitching victories: Matt DeSalvo, who went 53-6 for Division III Marietta in Ohio. Augie Garrido, Tommy Thomas and Bob Braddy, who won 824 games at Jackson State, are the coaching inductees.

   Florida State’s J.D. Drew, Valdosta State’s…

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Mud Volleyball Tournament

It was dirty work, but somebody had to do it.
Or in this case, a lot of somebodies and an organization with a really big heart for children. Communities in Schools, a Lubbock-based non-profit, hosted its annual Peace Love Mud Volleyball Tournament on June 11 at Buffalo Springs Lake.
“When we started this fundraising event, we didn’t have a signature fundraiser,” said Jaclyn Howard, director of marketing for Communities in Schools. “When this event started, we had 16 teams, and it has grown every year over the past five years, and it’s kept growing.”
This event drew 126…
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Student Athlete-Mark Adams

Mark Adams loves having a need for speed.
The 18-year-old New Deal two-sport standout had a strong football season last fall and a stronger track season that just wrapped up in May. Adams was part of two Class 2A state championship relay teams, collecting gold medals in the sprint relay and the 800 relay. He also took fourth in the 100 meters.
“He is a great kid,” said New Deal track coach Kedric Carver, who is entering his 28th year with the Lions. “He is highly motivated, self-motivated. He will do anything you ask him. He’s a coach’s…
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Alzheimer's Football League

It’s been about five and a half years since the Dykes family lost a mother and wife.
During the last 15 years of her life, Sharon Dykes lived with the harsh effects of Alzheimer’s disease, said Rick Dykes, Sharon’s son, during an interview at his downtown Lubbock office Thursday morning.
She died November 29, 2010.
Since her death, the family has made it a mission to fund local Alzheimer’s research so others won’t have to deal with the disease, Rick said. They started the Sharon Dykes Foundation earlier this year.
On June 18th, the Sharon…
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No one could mistake the sparkle in the eyes of LHUCA founder Louise Underwoodh when she stated, “We’ve done it!”

Speaking minutes before the 141st First Friday Art Trail would attract more than a thousand visitors to LHUCA, the museum and arts center at 511 Ave. K, Underwood dabbed at a tear and added, “In fact, they put us over the top. Over the top! I never dreamed that.”

What LHUCA accomplished was the completion of a matching grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA), and the “they” to whom Underwood referred are Bart Reagor and Rick…

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Italian Garden Moves In

The Reagor Dykes Auto Group headquarters building celebrated a major milestone in mid-May when Italian Garden restaurant opened its doors to the public at 1215 Avenue J.

The restaurant, formerly located at 1636 13th St., finished business at its previous address and began serving dinner May 12. Co-owners Murat Brati and Bash Skepi have enjoyed huge crowds since the doors opened. Italian Garden has been so busy that it used the Grand room on the second floor of RDAG headquarters to serve a buffet-style meal to more than 200 patrons in conjunction with commencement exercises at Texas Tech University on…
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