TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2019: #4 – Pecos ends playoff drought

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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 Pecos Football Team made it to the playoffs this year for the first time since 1975.

And they did so after suffering tragedy earlier in the year.

Pecos students and football players Jonathan Aguilar and Ethan Medina were killed in a car accident driving to a basketball game last January. Both players would have been seniors this season.

Many of the players said the goal this season was to honor their former teammates.

Watch the video above for the full story.

Permian Basin’s Biggest Sports Stories of 2019

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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