Dogs open up Classic today 12-01-2005

By MARK TURNER

Herald Sports Editor

The Plainview Lions Pioneer Classic begins its 25th year of competition today at Wayland Baptist´s Hutcherson Center.

Opening up this weekend´s competition are the Plainview Bulldogs (1-3) in a 3 p.m. contest against Dimmitt (1-4).

The Bulldogs, coached by Leon Hagerman, will play their second game of the season with their entire roster, now filled with returning starters and other talents from players who had been playing football for Plainview´s 12-1 Class 4A, Division I state quarterfinal team.

Two of those players - Dustin Green and Kenon Uddley - made an immediate impact in Tuesday´s matchup against 5A Lubbock Coronado, Green scoring 20 points and Uddley adding 18 to the Dogs´ total in a losing effort, 75-66.

Plainview also plays the last game on today´s schedule in an 8 p.m. meeting against Levelland.

On Friday, PHS will face Hobbs, N.M., at 8 p.m. and then the Dogs will play the final game of the Classic in an 8 p.m. contest vs. Odessa Permian at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Also competing in the high school division of the Classic is Hereford (1-2), which starts its tournament today in a 6:30 p.m. matchup against Hobbs.

In the college division, Wayland Baptist´s Pioneers will play two games. The first pits WBU (3-2) against Robert Morris College on Friday at 6 p.m.. The second will be a rematch of a 97-70 loss for Wayland against Trevecca Nazarene University on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Longtime rival of Wayland, Lubbock Chrisitan University, will also take part in the Classic, but the two Sooner Athletic Conference foes will not meet this week.

25th Annual Plainview

Lions Pioneer Classic

Schedule

Today: Plainview vs. Dimmitt, 3 p.m.; Levelland vs. Odessa Permian, 4:30 p.m.; Hereford vs. Hobbs N.M., 6:30 p.m.; Plainview vs. Levelland, 8 p.m.

Friday: Odessa Permian vs. Hereford, 1 p.m.; Levelland vs. Dimmitt, 2:30 p.m.; Lubbock Christin University vs. Trevecca Nazarene University, 4 p.m.; Wayland Baptist vs. Robert Morris College, 6 p.m.; Plainview vs. Hobbs N.M., 8 p.m.

Saturday: Hereford vs. Levelland, 11:30 a.m.; Hobbs N.M. vs. Dimmitt, 1 p.m.; Robert Morris College vs. Lubbock Christian, 2:30 p.m.; Dimmitt vs. Hereford, 4:30 p.m.; Wayland Baptist vs. Trevecca Nazarene, 6 p.m.; Plainview vs. Odessa Permian, 8 p.m. Posted to MyPlainview: DECEMBER 01, 2005 11:59 CST