The Canadian Lady Cats continued their extremely hot start to district by claiming a huge road win at Bushland 51-46 on Tuesday night. The clutch victory over a very talented Lady Falcons team in the early portion of the District 1-3A schedule has solidified how much Canadian has improved in year two under Head Coach Aaron Marks.
Canadian had trouble clawing itself out of a first-half, double-digit deficit, eventually falling to the Bushland Falcons, 68-54, on the road in their District 1-3A opener Tuesday night. The Wildcats—barely a month removed from winning a Class 3A Division II state football championship—were only playing their fourth game of a basketball season that started back in November for most teams.
Risley named LSC Defensive Player of the Week Midwestern State’s Haevyn Risley earned Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday with a standout game in the Mustang’s win over No. 9-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce.
The state champion Canadian Wildcats dominated the 2020 3A Division II All-District Team honors this year, in much the same way they dominated most of their opponents. They quietly and consistently got down to business, game after game, like a well-oiled, perfectly synchronized machine.
Wyatt Casper, of Miami, represented the Panhandle well as he fought for a shot at a 2020 national title at the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Casper finished second in the saddle bronc riding—and pocketed over $120,000 in NFR earnings before heading home. The trip also secured Casper’s second-place world standing in 2020, closing his PRCA ledger out at $320,984.16 for the year.
ARLINGTON–The setting couldn’t have been more perfect. Inside the cathedral housing those Texas legend Dallas Cowboys, the Canadian Wildcats signed their names in permanent ink to Texas Panhandle football history.