Archive - Oct 30, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. â€” Since 2005, NJCAA's Region 5/District 5 has won three national titles and appeared in four championship games.
Thus, it is no wonder why the top two programs from Region 5 top this year's NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Preseason Poll.
Midland College, which won the 2007 title and was runner-up in 2009, and defending national champion Howard College come into this season ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, which is just par for the course.
GARDEN CITY â€” Garden City clinched a playoff spot as the Bearkats continue to roll through the 2010 season.
Josh Colunga and Blayne Batla led the way this week with standout performances on offense against Rankin. Colunga had 19 carries for 413 yards and six touchdowns. He gave the Bearkats a spark with his two first quarter touchdowns. He threw a touchdown pass in the fourth.
Batla was 13-of-20 for 229 yards and six scores.
The Bearkats finish the regular season at Sierra Blanca.
GARDEN CITY 101, RANKIN 53
Rankin 16 13 8 16 â€“53
Garden City 13 20 22 46 --101
GAIL â€” Borden County defeated Grady this week, but the Wildcats will be the Coyotes' biggest cheerleaders next week.
The 64-38 loss at Borden County gave the Wildcats their first district loss this season. The Wildcats need Borden County to beat Sands in Week 10 next week to clinch a playoff spot. If Sands win, then it comes down to point differential, something Grady head coach Brad Cox hopes to avoid.
Juan (Gonzo) Gonzales, 56, died Oct. 20, 2010. At his request, no funeral will be held. Juanâ€™s family and friends invite you to a â€śRemembrance Gatheringâ€ť that will be held Nov. 6 from 1-5 p.m. at the Forks Community Center at 91 Maple Ave. in Forks, Wash.
Randy Gamble, 49, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, in Midland. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Mary Cunningham, 89, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Derek Looney, pastor of Forsan Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
â€˘ VALERIA MONTEMAYOR MATA, 34, 2522 Gunter, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear, and a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CARTER WESLEY HAHN, 20, San Antonio, was arrested on a charge of evading arrest/detention using a vehicle.
â€˘ JOHNNY RAY PAYNE JR., 31, 1509 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
With low temperatures expected to dip into the lower 40s this weekend â€” and expected to continue falling by midweek â€” many area residents will firing-up their heating units, a task local officials say could turn dangerous if certain precautions aren't taken.
Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said the first cold-snap of the fall season usually signals an upswing in the number of fire- and smoke-related calls he and the firefighters with the Big Spring Fire Department respond to.
Howard County election officials say early voting totals are down compared to the 2006 contest, but are hopeful for a strong turnout Tuesday when polls open at 7 a.m.
By mid-Friday, early voting totals were almost 500 ballots down compared to the 2006 general election, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, accounting for approximately 17 percent of the registered voters in the county.
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