Steve West spent 33 years teaching, coaching and serving as an Administrator in Amarillo and Canyon ISD’s, and now works with Alternative Certification Teachers through Texas Teachers of Tomorrow. Steve also serves on the Boards of the Education Credit Union and the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame. He started working with the Texas Panhandle Sports Network about 15 years ago and loves following and supporting all the Amarillo and Canyon programs.
Phil Woodall - I have been broadcasting sports in the Amarillo area since 1978. I was the football color broadcaster and producer for West Texas A&M sports from 1987 to 2011. I did volleyball, men and women’s basketball and soccer. My biggest thrills have been broadcasting the 1994 Amarillo High state volleyball championship, the 1997 WT volleyball national championship in Bakersfield, CA, the 1998 WTAMU Men’s Basketball Elite Eight (two months after open heart surgery), and the Tascosa football run to the state semifinals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Brooks Boyett has been broadcasting high school games for TPSN since 1999 when his friend Alan Prater roped him into doing color for a River Road game at the last minute. He’s been hooked ever since. Brooks is the founder and executive director of Mission 2540, a non-profit that works with families living in low-income apartment communities. He lives with his wife and 3 kids in Amarillo.
Steve Ribera - This is my 2nd half year of being a part of the TPSN Broadcast team. I did get to work some baseball in the Spring of this year and have now branched out in the Football broadcast. I was a teacher and Coach for 37 years at 10 different schools in the state of Texas before retiring after the 2019 school year. I was a Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Football Coach for most of the 37 years I coached. I love Panhandle Sports and am happy to be a part of the TPSN/NewsChannel 10 team for the coming school year.
Jon Mark Beilue spent 37 years with the Amarillo Globe-News. From 1981 to 2006, he was in the sports department first as a sportswriter and then sports editor. He was sports editor from 1989 to 2006, the longest tenure as sports editor in the newspaper’s history. He became the general columnist for the Globe-News in 2006 until his retirement in 2018. He has been with TPSN since 2007./ A native of Groom, where he played in the 1975 Class 1A state championship game, and graduate of Texas Tech, Beilue was inducted into the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.
Tracy Ward has been broadcasting high school sports in Kingfisher, Oklahoma and Weatherford, Oklahoma for the past 10 years. He currently teaches 6th grade Social Studies at Sam Houston Middle School.
Gerald Nipp has been doing color commentary since the fall of 2007 after retiring from coaching football. Nipp coached varsity level football in Levelland, Gainesville, and Amarillo Caprock for 23 years. Nipp played college football at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and earned 4 Varsity letters in each football and baseball.
Donny Hooper - 27 year play-by-play broadcaster for KGRO/KOMX in Pampa, covering over 1,450 Harvester football, basketball and baseball games. Hooper was also the play-by-play broadcaster on 1440 KPUR for the Amarillo Dusters Arena Football team in their first 3 seasons. He and his wife live in Amarillo and have 4 kids and 6 grandkids.
Lucas Kinsey has been involved with both high school and college sports for 22 years as a broadcaster. Lucas currently works as the “Voice of the West Texas A&M Buffs” for football, volleyball and basketball. Lucas worked as a coach and teacher for Amarillo ISD for 8 years. He currently works for Canyon ISD as a school counselor. Lucas is married to Chelsie Kinsey and has two children. Brooklyn is a freshman at Canyon High School. His son Braylon is a 5th grader at Canyon Intermediate.
Steven Beers 2022 marks Steve’s 20th season broadcasting high school football on the radio and internet. Steve started working games in the San Antonio area in 2003 and then moved to the Houston area in 2005. Steve is starting his 3rd season with TPSN. Steve has had the opportunity to broadcast 4 state championship games during his time as a broadcaster, including one in which his son played. He also serves as a Board of Director for The Hope & Healing Place here in Amarillo.
Ashton Beers enters his 3rd year broadcasting high school games. However, you might say he grew up in the booth. He started running stats for his dad when he was 9 years old and did until he reached high school. He has provided fill in duties off and on over the years including a full time position as color analyst for KHVL broadcasts in 2018 working alongside his dad Steven Beers. Ashton played in the 2013 State Championship game for Falls City, who lost to Wellington. Outside of broadcasting Ashton works for Southwest Airlines at the Amarillo airport.
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