Archive - Oct 29, 2010
STANTON â€” With a playoff spot on the line, the Stanton Buffaloes took care of business.
Stanton's 42-20 win over Forsan Friday in Stanton clinched a playoff spot for head coach John Peterson's squad. The Buffs earned the last spot right behind Idalou and Coahoma (those two teams play for a possible share of the district title next week). Stanton will finish up at Anson in Week 10.
â€śThis is one of the goals we've had all year,â€ť Peterson said. â€śOf course, we want to finish it out with another victory against Anson. This puts us in the playoffs, now we'll finish out the season next week.â€ť
Cresencio (Chencho) Ontiveros, 73, of Sand Springs died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Midland Select Specialty Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. tonight at Myers & Smith Chapel. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Coahoma Cemetery.
Leota M. Gillit, 92, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park in Woodrow with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Bapist Church, officiating.
Valerie Beth White, 48, of Big Spring entered into rest Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel with Derrick Looney of Forsan Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
No one for Stanton is paying attention to Forsan's 61-0 loss to Idalou and 56-0 loss to Coahoma the past two weeks.
Stanton head coach John Peterson knows when the Forsan Buffaloes get a shot at his Buffaloes, the same team that took those two losses won't be on the field. Forsan will be better than its record shows, he said.
â€śIt's a rivalry game,â€ť Peterson said. â€śWe were both in Class A together the last couple of years. I know the Forsan are going to get up to play for us.
COAHOMA â€” Coahoma has always been home for head coach Trey Gardner. When the alumnae was hired in June, he let it be known that not much had changed.
â€śSomebody when they first hired me said, 'Welcome to being a Bulldog,'â€ť he said. â€śI told them, 'I've been a Bulldog for a very, very long time.' I never quit being a Bulldog.â€ť
With that proclamation in mind, it's only fitting Gardner is the coach to get the Bulldogs back in the playoffs after two consecutive 5-5 seasons.
The Big Spring Steers have gone back to basics on their off week. No preparation for Snyder, no injuries to worry about, no pondering on the loss at Abilene Wylie, just the basics.
It's worked out well for head coach Phillip Ritchey and the Steers, too.
Ritchey said this week has given the Steers a chance to bring players from the freshman and junior varsity teams into practice, with the goal being to expose the younger players to what goes on in a varsity practice.
It's somewhat new for the Steers, Ritchey said, but something coaches want to be able to do often.
The Young Eagles have been grounded â€” for this year, anyway.
The Hangar 25 Air Museum youth group was scheduled to take to the skies Saturday in free flights provided by area pilots, but a lack of available aircraft has grounded the program for this year, said Joe Hayes, executive director of the museum.