TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2019: #3 – Greenwood advances to state semifinals

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As 2019 comes to an end, we are taking a look at some of the top sports stories from around the Permian Basin this year.

The Greenwood football team started off the year 14-0 to advance all the way to the state semifinal round.

That’s where the Rangers lost their first game of the season to Pleasant Grove, the eventual state champions.

After making a deep run in the 2018 season as well, Greenwood had to overcome some adversity in the offseason. Previous head coach Jared Sanderson left the program, leaving a new head coach to step in.

Greenwood ISD hired Rusty Purser, a Greenwood alum whose parents spent time coaching at the school.

He then led the Rangers to a 14-1 record and a state semifinal appearance.

Watch the video above for the full story.

Permian Basin’s Biggest Sports Stories of 2019

3. Greenwood advances to State Semifinals

4. Pecos ends playoff drought after offseason tragedy

5. Former Midland High Bulldog Bryce Hoppel dominates NCAA, turns professional

6. Midland Classical basketball makes State Championship runs

7. Midland Northern LL All-Stars come within one win of advancing to Little League World Series

8. UTPB caps off historic season with viral TD on Senior Night

9. Odessa High softball/baseball make postseason runs

10. Permian basketball advances to Sweet 16

Honorable Mentions:

  • Andrews girl’s golf wins ninth-consecutive State Championship
  • Wink volleyball advances to State Semifinals
  • Rankin football advances to State Semifinals
  • Midland Lee football outlasts Arlington Lamar in Area Round
  • Midland High alum McLane Mannix plays in first season at Texas Tech

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