Pete made a big decision in September 2004, leaving the top 5 market of Philadelphia to return to Lubbock and start a family. Pete returned to Lubbock after spending 7 years in the big city of Philadelphia. Pete had been a Sports Anchor/Reporter at the Comcast Networks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Market #4). He covered the city's sports teams (Eagles, 76ers, Flyers and Phillies) but his speciality was announcing and reporting on his favorite sport ..boxing, including Middleweight Champion Bernard Hopkins stunning Knockout wins over Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya. His sports challenges known as "I Beat Pete" were extremely popular in the Mid-Atlantic Region as he faced celebrities and viewers in the sport or game that they play. It's a chance to give some exposure to those non-traditional sports, like Football Net, Curling, Sled Hockey, Kite Buggying and Australian Rules Football. Pete was nominated 2 times for best Sports Reporter in the Mid-Atlantic Emmys and in 2004 right before he left to return to Lubbock, he won an Emmy for best Sports Show...allowing him to leave Philadelphia on top! After 7 years in the big city, Pete gladly returned to Lubbock to continue his passionate style of sports broadcasting that attracts not only the hard-core sports viewer, but also the non-sports fan. By being creative, entertaining and informative, Pete attracted many viewers with his unique style and viewer-interaction sportscasts during his first stint as KCBD's Sports Director when he was at NewsChannel 11 from 1995-97. His Pete's Sports Challenges highlighting our area's local sports were a favorite among viewers in the South Plains including his crash on a motorcycle. Since his return Pete has won numerous Texas AP Broadcasters Best Sportscast awards. Prior to that, Pete was a Sports Anchor/Reporter at KDRV-TV in Medford Oregon. His broadcast travels have also taken him to stations in New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. Despite his love of Texas Tech and Lubbock, Pete was born in Maryland and attended the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Pete actually got his start when he was 14, predicting games on a local radio station in his hometown. By 16 he was the Sports Director at WPTX-AM/WMDM-FM in Maryland. Pete, his daughter Bella and son Henley are elated to call Lubbock home!
Every high school coach has started their career somewhere. For Levelland’s Trenton Jones, he shined under the Friday night Lights as a player, racking up 80 catches for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns as a Senior.
Coach Alfaro will start his new position in July. There will be a Meet & Greet hosted at the PISD Board Room on Monday, June 22, from 12:00- 1:00 for the community to come out and meet the new head coach.
New Crobsyton Head Coach Collin Justiss says some of his friends call him Big Ben. He's enjoyed the comparison and hopes it goes further."Hopefully our paychecks get messed up. All in good fun. It's fun."
From our own homes, we had two minutes to throw a tennis ball up on our roof and catch it with your opposite hand as many times as you could. We all did the challenge at our own homes at the same time.
In this current state of social distancing, former Lubbock Cooper Pirate Jarret Doege has been working out on his own. The West Virginia Redshirt Junior Quarterback was throwing to a wide receiver, who was way more than six feet away.
Petree and the Lady Texans went 32-1 this season and entered the NJCAA National Tournament as the number two overall seed this season. Unfortunately, the Tournament was cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.