Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Powerlifting at Levelland (2-11-2017)

Powerlifting at Levelland (2-11-2017)

The Muleshoe Powerlifting team competed in the Levelland Lobo Powerlifting Meet Saturday. Three lifters brought home medals. Brianna Barron lifted a total of 580 pounds for second place in the 114-pound division. 

Gloria Gonzales took third place in the 123-pound division with a total weight of 505 pounds. Michael Lozano also placed third in the 148-pound division with a total of 990 pounds. 

Barron had a squat lift of 230 pounds, bench pressed 95 pounds and made a deadlift of 255 pounds. Gonzales made a squat lift of 205 pounds, bench pressed 95 pounds and deadlifted 205 pounds. 

Lozano squat lifted 400 pounds, bench pressed 190 pounds and made a deadlift of 400 pounds. Justin Carrion lifted in the 148-pound weight class with a total weight of 775 pounds. He made a squat lift of 275 pounds, bench pressed 170 pounds and deadlifted 330 pounds. Jacob Barron also competed in the 148-pound class. He squat lifted 215 pounds, bench pressed 135 pounds and deadlifted 250 pounds for a total of 600 pounds. 

Derek Barron lifted in the 114-pound weight class. He squat lifted 205 pounds, bench pressed 105 pounds and deadlifted 225 pounds for a total of 535 pounds. 

Ryan Rodriguez lifted more than 1000 pounds in the 198-pound weight class. He squat lifted 400 pounds, bench pressed 220 pounds and deadlifted 430 pounds for a total weight of 1050 pounds. 

Luis Franco competed in the 198-pound weight class. He squat lifted 315 pounds, bench pressed 185 pounds and deadlifted 350 pounds for a total of 850 pounds. Isaac Carreaga also lifted in the 198-pound class. He squat lifted 275 pounds, bench pressed 205 pounds and deadlifted 315 pounds for a total of 795 pounds.

Rudy Ruiz lifted in the 242-pound class. He squat lifted 365 pounds, bench pressed 210 pounds and deadlifted 335 pounds for a total of 910 pounds. 

Valeria Carreaga competed in the 132-pound weight class. She squat lifted 205 pounds, bench pressed 105 pounds and deadlifted 185 pounds for a total of 495 pounds. Erika Arzola lifted in the 148-pound class. She squat lifted 240 pounds, bench pressed 140 pounds and deadlifted 285 pounds for a total of 665 pounds. 

Lourdes Escalante competed in the 165-pound weight class. She squat lifted 250 pounds, bench pressed 105 pounds and deadlifted 275 pounds for a total of 630 pounds. Nikole Quezada lifted in the 165-pound weight class. She squat lifted 210 pounds, bench pressed 100 pounds and deadlifted 225 pounds for a total of 535 pounds. 

The Muleshoe Powerlifting Team will compete in the Seagraves Eagle Powerlifting Meet February 18. That is the final qualifying meet for the girls’ regional meet. The boy’s final qualifying meet will be held February 25 in Bovina.

Mules vs. Roosevelt & Littlefield (2-6 & 10-2017)

Mules vs. Roosevelt & Littlefield (2-6 & 10-2017)

The Mules had little trouble defeating the Lubbock Roosevelt Eagles Tuesday evening. The Mules downed the Eagles 68-43. But Friday night proved to be problematic for the Mules when they went against the Littlefield Wildcats. Littlefield defeated the Mules 57-48.

Jason Florez finally got the Mules started against the Eagles with a layup. Florez had added two more baskets before the first quarter ended. Dagen Dunham chipped in a free throw. 

Jesse Leal finished a fast break and dropped in a 10-foot jumper. Beto Diaz ended the first quarter with a hoop on an in-bound play. The Mules led 13-6 after one period.

Florez scored on a fast break to start the second quarter. Diaz fed him the ball for a second basket. Diaz and Leal finished fast breaks with layups. Dunham dominated the lane and scored six buckets in the second period. The Mules had outscored Roosevelt 23-10 in the second frame to lead the Eagles 36-16.

Leal picked an Eagles pocket and drove to the hoop. Romeo Reyes, Tre Villa, and Diaz each scored a bucket in the third period. Flores scored a pair of baskets. Dunham drove the floor for a pair of hoops and put back a rebound. The Mules led 54-25 with one quarter left to play. 

Dunham opened the final period with a three-point play. He later added a basket and sank a trey. Diaz scored from the elbow. Florez and Villa each scored a hoop before the game ended. 

Dunham paced the Mules with 25 points. Florez dropped in 12 points. Leal and Diaz added eight points each. Flores finished with seven points. Villa scored four points, and Reyes chipped in two points. 

Diaz finally puts the Mules on the board with five and a half minutes left in the first period. Florez made a pair of free throws. Dunham hit a jump shot and ended the first quarter with a free throw. The Mules trailed Littlefield 14-7 after one frame. 

Leal opened the second period with a pair from the charity line. Diaz made two hoops. Villa and Dunham made a basket each. The Mules trailed 25-17 at the half.

Donovan Gutierrez scored forty seconds into the third period. Dunham put back a rebound and made three free throws. Flores chipped in three charity tosses, and Diaz added two. Florez scored the Mules final hoop of the quarter. The Mules trailed 44-31 with eight minutes left to play. 

Flores scored a layup and chipped in a pair of free throws. Gutierrez scored a pair of hoops, and Diaz dropped in three baskets. Dunham made a free throw, and Florez scored the Mules final basket of the game. 

Diaz led the Mules 14 points, and Dunham added 11 points. Flores finished with seven points. Gutierrez and Florez made six points each. Villa and Leal chipped in two points each. 

The Mules hosted the Idalou Wildcats in the two teams final regular season game. A win by the Mules would keep them in playoff contention.    

JV Mules vs. Littlefield (2-10-2017)

JV Mules vs. Littlefield (2-10-2017)

The JV Mules traveled to Littlefield Friday evening and fell victim to the Wildcats 55-48. The Mules led through the first three quarters of the game, but the Mules succumbed to the Wildcats full-court pressure in the final frame.

Raul Sierra took the opening tip and sank a quick trey to ignite the Mule offense. Izaiah Perez received a pass across the paint from Jacob Kettner and scored. He added three more hoops and free throw. 

Kettner stole a Littlefield pass and drove the floor for a layup. Luke Leal chipped in a pair of free throws. The Mules led 16-8 after the opening quarter. 

Isreal Vasquez chipped in a free throw to open the second period. He later sank a trey and a basket. Julian Astorga had made a pair of hoops before the half ended. Kettner sank a charity toss and hit a 10-foot jumper. The Mules led 30-14 at the intermission. 

Littlefield cut the Mule lead to just five points in the third quarter. Perez scored first for the Mules seconds into the second half. He later chipped in a free throw. Kettner dropped in a 15-foot jump shot, and Leal made a pair of charity tosses. Luke Del Toro made a pair of free throws and scored the Mules final basket seconds before the frame ended. 

Brady Martinez scored a hoop midway through the final quarter. Perez added a basket from the paint. Leal chipped in a free throw, and Astorga just beat the buzzer for the Mule final two points. 

Perez led the Mules with 14 points. Kettner dropped in seven points. Astorga, Leal, and Vasquez added six points each. Del Toro made four points, Sierra three points, and Martinez chipped in two points. 

The Mules hosted the Idalou Wildcats Tuesday evening for their final game of the season. 

JV Lady Mules vs. Roosevelt (2-7-2017)

JV Lady Mules vs. Roosevelt (2-7-2017)

The JV Lady Mules ended their season at Lubbock Roosevelt Tuesday evening on a winning note. The Lady Mules took down the Lady Eagles 48-39.

Natalie Diaz got the Lady Mules off to a quick start with a hoop just seconds into the game. Alyssa Wheeler scored on an inbound play under the Lady Mules basket. She later added a second hoop. 

Brianna Barron went coast-to-coast after a steal for a layup. She then chipped in a free throw. Maddison Price also scored on an inbound play along with putting back a pair of Lady Mule offensive rebounds. 

The Lady Mules had leaped in front of Roosevelt 15-8. 

Barron drove the lane for a layup leaving the Eagles standing in her wake. She later led a fast break for a hoop and dropped in a third basket before the half ended. Wheeler made a pair of jump shots from the baseline and later added an old fashion three-point play. Reina Regalado scored on a feed from Barron to end the second period with the Lady Mules leading 30-22.

Wheeler scored the Lady Mules first and last baskets of the third period. Price put back a rebound, and Melody Moran chipped in a free throw. Natali Elizalde took a feed from Diaz 48 seconds before the frame ended. The Lady Mules had increased their lead to 39-29 with one period left to play. 

Barron led off the final period with a basket. Kayla Torres put back a rebound for a hoop. Wheeler chipped in a free throw and added two more baskets before the game ended. 

Wheeler led the Lady Mules with 20 points. Barron added 11 points, and Priced dropped in eight points. Diaz, Elizalde, Torres, and Regalado scored two points each. Moran chipped in a free throw. 

The Lady Mules now move on to their spring athletic endeavors.    

8th Mules vs. Friona (2-6-2017)

8th Mules vs. Friona (2-6-2017)

The eighth-grade Mules missed enough free throws in the final quarter to have iced the game Monday afternoon against Friona. The Mules fell 23-19. 

Joe Gutierrez scored the Mules only hoop in the first period with two minutes left to play. That basket tied the game 2-2. Friona scored to take a 5-2 lead after one quarter.

Cesar Enriquez tied the game at 5-5 with a trey in the second quarter. 

The Mules and Friona battled in the third quarter, and the score remained tied. Gutierrez led off for the Mules with a hoop 15 seconds into the third period. Eli Macias put the Mules ahead with a 12-foot jumper. Riley Kettner made a steal and drove the floor for a hoop, and he ended the frame with a pair of free throws. 

The two teams were locked in a 13-13 tie with one period left to play. 

Gutierrez chipped in a free throw with less than four minutes left to play to keep the Mules close. Enriquez sank his second 3-pointer of the game to put the Mules on top 17-15 with two minutes left. Gutierrez ended the Mules’ scoring with a hoop with 90 seconds left to play. 

Friona made eight unanswered points in the final minute and a half.

Gutierrez led the Mules with seven points. Enriquez added six points. Kettner made all four of his points in the third quarter. Macias chipped in two points. 

The Mules wrapped up their season in Shallowater Monday afternoon. 

7th Mules vs. Friona (2-6-2017)

7th Mules vs. Friona (2-6-2017)

The seventh-grade Mules fell behind the Friona Braves Monday in their final home game. But the Mules made a run at Friona in the final period but could not catch the Braves. The Mules lost 27-20. 

Zack Hasley sank a trey for the Mules only points in the opening quarter. The Mules trailed 10-3 after one frame. 

Daniel Avila scored to open the second period, and Abraham Mendoza chipped in a free throw just before the end of the first half. The Mules trailed 14-6 at the intermission. 

Jeremiah Barron led a fast break to open the second half. Victor Morales dropped in a short jumper, and Mendoza sank a bucket as the third quarter ended. The Mules trailed 23-12 with one quarter left in the game. 

Hasley finished a fast break to open the final period. Barron made back-to-back hoops, and Evan Lopez grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back on the glass for the Mules final points. 

Barron led the Mules with six points. Hasley put in five points, and Mendoza added three points. Avila and Morales chipped in two points each. 

The Mules traveled to Shallowater for their final game of the season Monday afternoon. 

Mules vs. Friona & Shallowater (1-31 & 2-3-2017)

Mules vs. Friona & Shallowater (1-31 & 2-3-2017)

The Mules dominated the Friona Chieftains Tuesday night 62-29. The Mules out ran Friona 13-2 in the opening period to set the stage for the balance of the evening. But Shallowater roughed up the Mules Friday night 63-56. 

Donovan Gutierrez scored just seconds into the game after the Mules controlled the tip. A minute later Gutierrez was sinking a second hoop. Tre Villa sank a trey from the corner. Dagen Dunham heated up and put back a rebound. He sank a 3-pointer from the corner before the first quarter ended. 

Jesse Leal scored from 15 feet to start the second quarter. Romeo Reyes finished a fast break. Dunham made his second trey and finished the half with a pair of baskets. Gutierrez finished a fast break. Beto Diaz chipped in a free throw and scored in the paint. Mario Flores made a free throw to end the half with the Mules leading 34-12. 

Dunham scored to start the third quarter and had added two more baskets before the period ended. Gutierrez made a layup and scored from 12 feet. Diaz made three charity tosses. Eric Herrera dropped in a trey from the corner. Leal scored with time running out. The Mules led 52-21 at the end of three quarters. 

Dunham went coast-to-coast for a layup to start the final quarter. Gutierrez made a hoop. Jason Florez and Diaz each sank 3-pointers as time ran out in the game. 

Dunham led the Mules with 22 points. Gutierrez finished with 12 points. Diaz scored nine points. Leal made four points. Herrera, Villa, and Florez scored three points each. Reyes and Javy Perez dropped in two points each. Flores chipped in one point. 

Villa made a pair of free throws to break the scoring ice for the Mules against Shallowater. Leal scored from eight feet. Diaz made a free throw, and Gutierrez made back-to-back hoops. Dunham drained a trey and then added a basket. The Mules trailed Shallowater 23-13.

The Mules chipped one point off the Shallowater lead in the second period. Dunham made a pair of baskets before stealing a Mustang inbound pass and dunking the ball. Flores chipped in a pair of free throws. Diaz and Florez each scored a hoop before the half ended. The Mules trailed 34-25. 

The Mules made a run at the Mustangs in the third quarter. Dunham scored three baskets. Gutierrez completed a three-point play by making his free throw after being fouled while scoring. Diaz made two free throws before sinking a trey. Florez dropped in a 3-pointer. The Mules trailed 42-39 entering the final frame. 

Dunham put back a rebound to start the last quarter. He added a second hoop before the game ended. Flores and Gutierrez each scored a basket. Diaz dropped in a trey from the corner and later chipped in a pair of free throws. Florez dropped in three charity tosses. 

Dunham paced the Mules with 21 points. Diaz finished with 13 points, and Florez scored 11 points. Gutierrez made nine points. Flores dropped in four points. Leal and Villa chipped in two points each. 

The Mules traveled to Lubbock Roosevelt Tuesday night to play the Roosevelt Eagles. The will go to Littlefield Friday night to battle the Wildcats. The Mules will wrap up their regular season Tuesday night when they host the Idalou Wildcats at 6:30 PM.