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 11-year-old daughter Bella and 8-year-old son Henley are elated to call Lubbock home! (Click here) to e-mail Pete.
The Lamesa Golden Tornadoes enter 2019 with a lot of excitement for high school football. Despite coming off a 3-7 season, numbers are up and Head Coach Rodney Sims had kids buying into his system and plan, plus add in a new turf football field and Lamesa is ready to roll. The motto on their shirts
Former Lubbock Christian University women's basketball All-American Tess Bruffey (Bradley) has signed a professional contract to play in Portugal with Ovarense of the Liga Feminina de Basquetebol (LFB).
Just four months removed from playing for the National Championship, Red Raider basketball looks quite a bit different. Today they opened a three game International tour in the Bahamas falling to the Bahamas National Team 63-57.
The SpringLake-Earth Wolverines went 4-6 last year, but they look to return to the playoffs this year. Head Coach Israel DeLeon has brought in former Red Raider and NFL player Manny Ramirez as the Offensive Coordinator.
Coming off a 5-5 season where they lost a tie-breaker to miss out on the playoffs, the All Saints Patriots enter 2019 hungry to improve and head coach Skyler Smith is excited to see what this group can do.
For the first time since 2014, we are honored to do a Pigskin Preview on the Christ The King Trojans. This year Head Coach Greg Clark has the team playing an outlaw schedule as they look to join a TAPPS District with realignment next season.
The Ira Bulldogs are coming off a 10-1 season. No surprise, expectations are always high as Ira has had 19 winning seasons in the last 20 years. Head Coach Toby Goodwin says the goals this year are enormous.