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2017 Brackets Released

By Tom Rogers 12/06/2017, 8:45am CST

State Ranked Teams Vie for 60th Annual Championship

Participants and Fans,

Here we go! the 2017 60th Annual Diamond Anniversary Whataburger Tournament BRACKETS have been released on the Bracket/Schedule page with state ranked teams and nationally ranked players galore.

The ORANGE bracket is loaded with first round match ups which in some tournaments would be the championship games. The tournament opens at 10:00 am on Thursday December 28 with 6A's  #11 San Antonio Wagner vs. #12 South Grand Prairie and the opening round ends with 6A #9 Houston Sam Houston vs. 5A 3# Northwest. In between, there are state ranked teams playing each other almost  in every game including #2 Arkansas invitee Little Rock Parkview which opens with 5A #9 Birdville. The Orange Division will showcase 9 out of the  top 13 teams state ranked in 6A  including 2016 defending Whataburger Tourney champ and currently 6A #2 ranked Denton Guyer along with the top 3 state of Texas ranked teams in 5A.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: The tournament will honor and recognize retired and famed legendary I M Terrell and F W Dunbar Coach Robert Hughes Sr. at halftime  of Thursday's 5:30 pm game between LR Parkview and Birdville.  Coach Hughes was earlier this year inducted into the national Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September.

The Blue Boys Division is loaded with 4A-1A state powers again this year with the west Texas contingent of  2015 and 2016 defending champion Abilene Wylie leading the way with Seminole, Burkburnett, and Nazareth right behind them. New entrant Center will add firepower to the tournament along with stalwarts Argyle, Brock, Ponder, Muenster, Bowie, Peaster, Liberty Hill, , Central Heights,  Decatur, Liberty Christian, and always strong Kennedale.

The Girls Blue Divison catches all Texas eyes as the tournament will showcase 5 defending 2016 State Champions in  4A Argyle, 2A Panhandle, 1A Nazareth, TAPPS 6A  Liberty Christian, and TAPPS 5A Dallas Christian.  Have no fear as current #1 ranked 4A Liberty Hill is eager to take back the 60th annual trophy after Kennedale beat them in last year's great championship game. Several other state ranked teams will have something to say about that also in Wall, Little River Academy, Stephenville, Bowie, Bridgeport, Abilene Wylie, Jim Ned, Seminole,  and Ponder.

WHAT-A-GREAT-TOURNAMENT (R) for our 60th Annual Diamond Anniversary event on December 28, 29, 30, 2017 at WG Thomas Coliseum (Orange), Saginaw Chisholm Trail (Blue Boys), and Saginaw HS (Blue Girls)

 

2017 Whataburger Participating Teams Rankings

By Tom Rogers 11/06/2017, 1:15pm CST

Field loaded with ranked teams

The 60th Annual Diamond edition of the Whataburger Tournament is loaded with highly ranked preseason TABC teams.  These great teams, coaches, and players will make for the toughest and most competitive field ever in the state plus the nation when they collide on December 28, 29, 30, 2017.

The ORANGE DIVISION is loaded with TABC preseason ranked teams which include the returning defending 2016 Whataburger champions  #2 Denton Guyer,  #3 Houston Sam Houston,  #4 South Garland,  #5 DeSoto,  #7 Katy Tompkins,  #8 Spring Dekaney,  #11 San Antonio Wager,  #12 South Grand Prairie,  #13 North Crowley, #23 Arlington Bowie from 6A along with 5A  #1 Northwest,  #2 Waxahachie,  #3 Mansfield Timberview (2016 State 5A Champions), and  #15 Birdville.  Oh, and don't look past the ever present #2 team in Arkansas, Little Rock Parkview along with Richardson Pearce .  This division will also feature 9 of the Top 25 senior players along with 11 out of the Top 20 junior players in the State of Texas.

The BOYS BLUE DIVISION is also loaded with highly ranked teams which include:  #3 Seminole,  #8 Center,  #12 Abilene Wylie,  #15 Kennedale,  #22 Argyle,  #24 Burkburnett in 4A  along with 3A powers  #1 Bowie,  #3 Brock,  #5 Ponder,  #8 Peaster,  2A  defending 2016 State Champion #10 Muenster, and 1A highly #2 ranked Nazareth boys along with well stocked teams Central Heights, Decatur, Liberty Christian, and Liberty Hill. 

The GIRLS BLUE DIVISION returns several top teams from last year along with new teams which includes 4A #1 Liberty Hill,  (past 4 year straight State Champs) #3 Argyle , #10 Kennedale, #14 Stephenville, #22 Abilene Wylie with 3A  #2 Wall,  #8 Little River Academy,  #10 Bowie,  #11 Jim Ned.  2016  2A State Champions  ranked preseason #1 Panhandle and 2016 1A State Champions and presason ranked #2 Nazareth along with TAPPS 2016 defending 5A Champions also ranked #1 Dallas Christian also adds to a loaded field in this division with other teams  such as Bridgeport, Liberty Christian, Seminole and Ponder returning lots of players and will be highly competitive. 

2017 Brackets Released

By Tom Rogers 12/06/2017, 8:45am CST

State Ranked Teams Vie for 60th Annual Championship

Participants and Fans,

Here we go! the 2017 60th Annual Diamond Anniversary Whataburger Tournament BRACKETS have been released on the Bracket/Schedule page with state ranked teams and nationally ranked players galore.

The ORANGE bracket is loaded with first round match ups which in some tournaments would be the championship games. The tournament opens at 10:00 am on Thursday December 28 with 6A's  #11 San Antonio Wagner vs. #12 South Grand Prairie and the opening round ends with 6A #9 Houston Sam Houston vs. 5A 3# Northwest. In between, there are state ranked teams playing each other almost  in every game including #2 Arkansas invitee Little Rock Parkview which opens with 5A #9 Birdville. The Orange Division will showcase 9 out of the  top 13 teams state ranked in 6A  including 2016 defending Whataburger Tourney champ and currently 6A #2 ranked Denton Guyer along with the top 3 state of Texas ranked teams in 5A.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: The tournament will honor and recognize retired and famed legendary I M Terrell and F W Dunbar Coach Robert Hughes Sr. at halftime  of Thursday's 5:30 pm game between LR Parkview and Birdville.  Coach Hughes was earlier this year inducted into the national Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September.

The Blue Boys Division is loaded with 4A-1A state powers again this year with the west Texas contingent of  2015 and 2016 defending champion Abilene Wylie leading the way with Seminole, Burkburnett, and Nazareth right behind them. New entrant Center will add firepower to the tournament along with stalwarts Argyle, Brock, Ponder, Muenster, Bowie, Peaster, Liberty Hill, , Central Heights,  Decatur, Liberty Christian, and always strong Kennedale.

The Girls Blue Divison catches all Texas eyes as the tournament will showcase 5 defending 2016 State Champions in  4A Argyle, 2A Panhandle, 1A Nazareth, TAPPS 6A  Liberty Christian, and TAPPS 5A Dallas Christian.  Have no fear as current #1 ranked 4A Liberty Hill is eager to take back the 60th annual trophy after Kennedale beat them in last year's great championship game. Several other state ranked teams will have something to say about that also in Wall, Little River Academy, Stephenville, Bowie, Bridgeport, Abilene Wylie, Jim Ned, Seminole,  and Ponder.

WHAT-A-GREAT-TOURNAMENT (R) for our 60th Annual Diamond Anniversary event on December 28, 29, 30, 2017 at WG Thomas Coliseum (Orange), Saginaw Chisholm Trail (Blue Boys), and Saginaw HS (Blue Girls)

 

2017 Whataburger Participating Teams Rankings

By Tom Rogers 11/06/2017, 1:15pm CST

Field loaded with ranked teams

The 60th Annual Diamond edition of the Whataburger Tournament is loaded with highly ranked preseason TABC teams.  These great teams, coaches, and players will make for the toughest and most competitive field ever in the state plus the nation when they collide on December 28, 29, 30, 2017.

The ORANGE DIVISION is loaded with TABC preseason ranked teams which include the returning defending 2016 Whataburger champions  #2 Denton Guyer,  #3 Houston Sam Houston,  #4 South Garland,  #5 DeSoto,  #7 Katy Tompkins,  #8 Spring Dekaney,  #11 San Antonio Wager,  #12 South Grand Prairie,  #13 North Crowley, #23 Arlington Bowie from 6A along with 5A  #1 Northwest,  #2 Waxahachie,  #3 Mansfield Timberview (2016 State 5A Champions), and  #15 Birdville.  Oh, and don't look past the ever present #2 team in Arkansas, Little Rock Parkview along with Richardson Pearce .  This division will also feature 9 of the Top 25 senior players along with 11 out of the Top 20 junior players in the State of Texas.

The BOYS BLUE DIVISION is also loaded with highly ranked teams which include:  #3 Seminole,  #8 Center,  #12 Abilene Wylie,  #15 Kennedale,  #22 Argyle,  #24 Burkburnett in 4A  along with 3A powers  #1 Bowie,  #3 Brock,  #5 Ponder,  #8 Peaster,  2A  defending 2016 State Champion #10 Muenster, and 1A highly #2 ranked Nazareth boys along with well stocked teams Central Heights, Decatur, Liberty Christian, and Liberty Hill. 

The GIRLS BLUE DIVISION returns several top teams from last year along with new teams which includes 4A #1 Liberty Hill,  (past 4 year straight State Champs) #3 Argyle , #10 Kennedale, #14 Stephenville, #22 Abilene Wylie with 3A  #2 Wall,  #8 Little River Academy,  #10 Bowie,  #11 Jim Ned.  2016  2A State Champions  ranked preseason #1 Panhandle and 2016 1A State Champions and presason ranked #2 Nazareth along with TAPPS 2016 defending 5A Champions also ranked #1 Dallas Christian also adds to a loaded field in this division with other teams  such as Bridgeport, Liberty Christian, Seminole and Ponder returning lots of players and will be highly competitive. 

2017 TEAMS POSTED

2017 Orange Bracket

2017 Orange Bracket

2017 Boys Blue Bracket

2017 Boys Blue Bracket

2017 Girls Blue Bracket

2017 Girls Blue Bracket

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ORANGE DIVISION

W.G. Thomas Coliseum

Little Rock Parkview, AR.

Arlington Bowie

Birdville

Denton Guyer

DeSoto

Houston Sam Houston MST

Mansfield Timberview

Northwest

North Crowley

Richardson Pearce

San Antonio Wagner

South Garland

South Grand Prairie

Spring DeKaney

Katy Tompkins

Waxahachie

BOYS BLUE

Saginaw Chisholm Trail 

Abilene Wylie

Argyle

Bowie

Brock

Burkburnett

Center

Central Heights

Decatur

Kennedale

Liberty Christian

Liberty Hill

Muenster

Nazareth

Peaster

Ponder

Seminole

GIRLS BLUE

Saginaw HS

Abilene Wylie

Argyle

Bowie

Bridgeport

Dallas Christian

Jim Ned

Kennedale

Liberty Christian

Liberty Hill

Little River Academy

Nazareth

Panhandle

Ponder

Seminole

Stephenville

Wall


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    2017 Brackets Released

    By Tom Rogers 12/06/2017, 8:45am CST

    State Ranked Teams Vie for 60th Annual Championship

    Participants and Fans,

    Here we go! the 2017 60th Annual Diamond Anniversary Whataburger Tournament BRACKETS have been released on the Bracket/Schedule page with state ranked teams and nationally ranked players galore.

    The ORANGE bracket is loaded with first round match ups which in some tournaments would be the championship games. The tournament opens at 10:00 am on Thursday December 28 with 6A's  #11 San Antonio Wagner vs. #12 South Grand Prairie and the opening round ends with 6A #9 Houston Sam Houston vs. 5A 3# Northwest. In between, there are state ranked teams playing each other almost  in every game including #2 Arkansas invitee Little Rock Parkview which opens with 5A #9 Birdville. The Orange Division will showcase 9 out of the  top 13 teams state ranked in 6A  including 2016 defending Whataburger Tourney champ and currently 6A #2 ranked Denton Guyer along with the top 3 state of Texas ranked teams in 5A.

    SPECIAL RECOGNITION: The tournament will honor and recognize retired and famed legendary I M Terrell and F W Dunbar Coach Robert Hughes Sr. at halftime  of Thursday's 5:30 pm game between LR Parkview and Birdville.  Coach Hughes was earlier this year inducted into the national Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September.

    The Blue Boys Division is loaded with 4A-1A state powers again this year with the west Texas contingent of  2015 and 2016 defending champion Abilene Wylie leading the way with Seminole, Burkburnett, and Nazareth right behind them. New entrant Center will add firepower to the tournament along with stalwarts Argyle, Brock, Ponder, Muenster, Bowie, Peaster, Liberty Hill, , Central Heights,  Decatur, Liberty Christian, and always strong Kennedale.

    The Girls Blue Divison catches all Texas eyes as the tournament will showcase 5 defending 2016 State Champions in  4A Argyle, 2A Panhandle, 1A Nazareth, TAPPS 6A  Liberty Christian, and TAPPS 5A Dallas Christian.  Have no fear as current #1 ranked 4A Liberty Hill is eager to take back the 60th annual trophy after Kennedale beat them in last year's great championship game. Several other state ranked teams will have something to say about that also in Wall, Little River Academy, Stephenville, Bowie, Bridgeport, Abilene Wylie, Jim Ned, Seminole,  and Ponder.

    WHAT-A-GREAT-TOURNAMENT (R) for our 60th Annual Diamond Anniversary event on December 28, 29, 30, 2017 at WG Thomas Coliseum (Orange), Saginaw Chisholm Trail (Blue Boys), and Saginaw HS (Blue Girls)

     

    2017 Whataburger Participating Teams Rankings

    By Tom Rogers 11/06/2017, 1:15pm CST

    Field loaded with ranked teams

    The 60th Annual Diamond edition of the Whataburger Tournament is loaded with highly ranked preseason TABC teams.  These great teams, coaches, and players will make for the toughest and most competitive field ever in the state plus the nation when they collide on December 28, 29, 30, 2017.

    The ORANGE DIVISION is loaded with TABC preseason ranked teams which include the returning defending 2016 Whataburger champions  #2 Denton Guyer,  #3 Houston Sam Houston,  #4 South Garland,  #5 DeSoto,  #7 Katy Tompkins,  #8 Spring Dekaney,  #11 San Antonio Wager,  #12 South Grand Prairie,  #13 North Crowley, #23 Arlington Bowie from 6A along with 5A  #1 Northwest,  #2 Waxahachie,  #3 Mansfield Timberview (2016 State 5A Champions), and  #15 Birdville.  Oh, and don't look past the ever present #2 team in Arkansas, Little Rock Parkview along with Richardson Pearce .  This division will also feature 9 of the Top 25 senior players along with 11 out of the Top 20 junior players in the State of Texas.

    The BOYS BLUE DIVISION is also loaded with highly ranked teams which include:  #3 Seminole,  #8 Center,  #12 Abilene Wylie,  #15 Kennedale,  #22 Argyle,  #24 Burkburnett in 4A  along with 3A powers  #1 Bowie,  #3 Brock,  #5 Ponder,  #8 Peaster,  2A  defending 2016 State Champion #10 Muenster, and 1A highly #2 ranked Nazareth boys along with well stocked teams Central Heights, Decatur, Liberty Christian, and Liberty Hill. 

    The GIRLS BLUE DIVISION returns several top teams from last year along with new teams which includes 4A #1 Liberty Hill,  (past 4 year straight State Champs) #3 Argyle , #10 Kennedale, #14 Stephenville, #22 Abilene Wylie with 3A  #2 Wall,  #8 Little River Academy,  #10 Bowie,  #11 Jim Ned.  2016  2A State Champions  ranked preseason #1 Panhandle and 2016 1A State Champions and presason ranked #2 Nazareth along with TAPPS 2016 defending 5A Champions also ranked #1 Dallas Christian also adds to a loaded field in this division with other teams  such as Bridgeport, Liberty Christian, Seminole and Ponder returning lots of players and will be highly competitive. 

    2016 Brackets Released

    By Tom Rogers 12/06/2016, 9:00am CST

    Ranked Teams Participate

    The 2016 Whataburger Invitational Tournament version of "Heading to State" brackets were released yesterday to all participating teams. "We feel this is the most competitive tournament in the State of Texas,  if not the nation. Texas has the best coaching and teams in the country along with the most Division One athletes nationwide." Tournament Director Tom Rogers says.

    The Orange Division is loaded again with defending Arkansas State Champion and currently ranked #1 Little Rock Parkview heading the field along with defending Tournament Champion and Class 6A State Champion DeSoto. Other ranked teams participating are Austin Westlake, Round Rock McNeil, North Crowley, Amarillo Tascosa, Killeen Shoemaker, Lakeview Centennial, Mansfield Lake Ridge, and Mansfield Timberview. Don't count out the likes among others Denton Guyer, Trinity, past champions Plano West and Arlington Martin, Richland, and Richardson Pearce . 

    The Girls Blue Division is loaded with ranked teams in Class 4A thru 2A along with Private Schools. We have 4 defending State Champions participating in 3A Wall, 6A Private Argyle Liberty Christian, 5A Private Dallas Christian, and 4A Private FW Lake Country Christian. Teams whom are currently ranked looking to take the Champion Trophy away from returning defending champion LaVega will be Liberty Hill, Abilene Wylie, Kennedale, Stephenville, Jim Ned, Little River Academy, Panhandle, Christoval, Ponder, Sanger, and Seminole.

    The Boys Blue Division is ultra competitive also. Team looking to seize the 2016 trophy from returning and defending champion Abilene Wylie will be highly ranked teams from Argyle, Burkburnett, Brock, Ponder, Peaster, Wall, Jarrell, Bowie, Decatur, and 2015 state 2A runnerup Muenster. Don't count out  last year's tournament runnerup Liberty Hill along with  Seminole, Central Heights, Liberty Christian,  and Kennedale when the tourney tips off on December 27 at 10:00am either.

    Brackets are posted on website. 

     

     

    2016 teams announced

    Orange Division

    LITTLE ROCK PARKVIEW, AR
    AMARILLO TASCOSA
    ARLINGTON MARTIN
    AUSTIN WESTLAKE
    DENTON GUYER
    DESOTO
    KILLEEN SHOEMAKER
    GARLAND LAKEVIEW CENTENNIAL
    MANSFIELD LAKE RIDGE
    MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW
    NORTH CROWLEY
    PLANO WEST
    RICHARDSON PEARCE
    RICHLAND
    ROUND ROCK MCNEIL
    EULESS TRINITY

    Blue boys division

    ABILENE WYLIE
    ARGYLE
    BOWIE
    BROCK
    BURKBURNETT
    CENTRAL HEIGHTS
    DECATUR
    JARRELL
    KENNEDALE
    LIBERTY HILL
    LIBERTY CHRISTIAN
    MUENSTER
    PEASTER
    PONDER
    SEMINOLE
    WALL

    Blue Girls division

    ABILENE WYLIE
    CHRISTOVAL
    DALLAS CHRISTIAN
    JIM NED
    KENNEDALE
    LAKE COUNTRY CHRISTIAN
    LA VEGA
    LIBERTY CHRISTIAN
    LIBERTY HILL
    LITTLE RIVER ACADEMY
    PANHANDLE
    PONDER
    SANGER
    SEMINOLE
    STEPHENVILLE
    WALL

    2015 results

    Orange Division Champions!

    2015 Orange Division Champions!

    Congrats to DeSoto High School for winning the Orange Division ! They beat Killeen Shoemaker to take home the Championship Trophy!

    Blue Boys Division Champions!

    2015 Blue Boys Champions!!

    Congrats to the Abilene Wylie Boys for beating Liberty Hill in the Championship Game and taking home the Championship Trophy!!

    Blue Girls Division Champions!

    Congrats to the La Vega for defending their title of tournament champions and taking home the Championship Tournament AGAIN!!

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