February 11th, 2015
College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
The prosecution was expected to continue its case against Sean Thomas Smith when testimony resumed this morning in 118th District Court.
Smith, of Stanton, stands accused of murder in the Oct. 14, 2013, shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero of Big Spring.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.
Two people led Howard County law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit through Big Spring Tuesday afternoon before abandoning their car to flee on foot and eventual captured by police.
William B. â€śBillâ€ť Crooker is being remembered today as a man of wisdom and a visionary who was tireless in his efforts to help Howard County.
Long-time Howard County Commissioner Crooker died Monday at his home in Big Spring. He was 91.
In Monday's City Council story, it was reported that the council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The correct time for the meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Herald regrets the error.
The streak is over ... finally.
The Howard College Lady Hawks finally turned could have and should have into did on Monday night in front of a large crowd in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum by grinding out a nail-biting 63-62 victory over the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs.
With the win, the Lady Hawks notched their first Western Junior College Athletic Conference victory of the season and improved to 1-9. Howard Collegeâ€™s last WJCAC victory came almost a year ago when, on Feb. 28, 2014, the team ended the season with a 59-50 win over Western Texas College.
Addie Lees always knew her road would lead her back to Howard College. In fact, the day she accepted the head coaching position with the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs last year, she looked on the calendar and mentally circled Feb. 9.
That day, she knew, would be her first standing on the visitorâ€™s baseline in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Weeds parked in the Main Street medians located in downtown Big Spring received their eviction notice last week. Now they are composting in the Big Spring landfill.
Members of Keep Big Spring Beautiful (KBSB) along with some employees of Superod, a fiberglass sucker rod manufacturer, were out late last week with shovels and hoes forcibly removing the unwanted house guests in an effort to beutify the area.
Featuring one of the youngest teams at the Region I-5A Swimming and Diving Championships, the Big Spring High School Steers swim team may not have scored as many points as they might have wished but they did gain some valuable experience for the future.
â€śIt was an incredibly fast meet, an amazing meet to watch,â€ť said BSHS head swim coach Randall Shaw.
Samantha Ohmie drilled a three-run home run in the bottom of the first and Juliet Eaton added a solo blast in the fourth to help power the Howard College Lady Hawks to a 6-5 victory over Temple College in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep at Foundation Field on Saturday afternoon.
Power wasnâ€™t the only thing the Lady Hawks needed to complete the sweep. They also needed an error and a passed ball by Temple College in the bottom of the seventh to salvage the come-from-behind win.