May 16th, 2011
ODESSA â€” Forsan's Lady Buffs won't be returning to Austin for a shot at a third straight state softball championship but it won't be from a lack of effort.
After falling to Alpine 14-1 Friday, the Lady Buffs rallied to tie the best-of-three quarterfinal series with a 7-5 win.
â€śI thought they showed a lot of character and a lot of fortitude,â€ť Coach Shanna Taylor said of her young Forsan team. â€śWe hit three home runs in that game and we put them (Alpine) on the run.â€ť
Crossroads area athletes fared well in University Interscholastic League state competition over the weekend.
Big Spring High Schoolâ€™s Bridgette Tuitt took home gold in the Class 3A girls long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 6 3/4 inches. Teammate Desiree Anderson placed second in the event for a silver medal. She soared 18-3 1/2. Tuitt also finished fourth in the 200 meters (24.84) and eighth in the triple jump (35-03). Anderson was ninth in the 100 meters (12.38).
Politicians in Big Spring will have to accomplish their goals within two terms on the city council, as voters approved an amendment to the municipal charter to place term limits on local elected officials.
The proposition â€” which was brought to the voters via a petition championed by the local Concerned Citizens Council â€” got the nod from local voters Saturday with 765 ballots (64.34 percent) in favor of the measure and 424 ballots (35.66 percent) against it.
Paula Hughes, 47, of Big Spring died Friday, May 13, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Syble (Tenie) Patterson Kinder, 84, died Friday, May 13, 2011, in Midland. Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland, 4629 Andrews Hwy., Midland 79703 or www.hospiceofmidland.org.
Ira Elmo â€śIkeâ€ť Wasson went to be with Yahweh on May 12, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joe Hernandez officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Big Spring High Schoolâ€™s Bridgette Tuitt and Desiree Anderson placed 1-2 in the Class 3A long jump Friday at the University Interscholastic League State Track Meet.
Classmate Mike Menefield took second in the long jump and third in the triple jump.
A more detailed report will be upcoming in the Herald. The state meet was to conclude Saturday.
A list of results involving local and area athletes follows.
3A LONG JUMP:
ODESSA â€” Forsanâ€™s Lady Buffs ran into a buzzsaw here Friday and fell to Alpine 14-1 in Game 1 of its quarterfilal playoff series.
Game 2 of the best-of-three series was scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the same location. Game 3, if necessary, was to follow 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2.
The series was being played at Odessa High School Field near Ratliff Stadium.
LUBBOCK â€” Coach Jason Phillips was disappointed his Buffaloes werenâ€™t moving on the playoffs after Fridayâ€™s 6-2 loss to Bushland but he certainly wasnâ€™t disappointed in his players.
â€śWe played two solid games against last yearâ€™s state finalist. Bushland is a great 2A baseball team and our guys went out and proved that we could play with them,â€ť Coach Phillips said. â€śItâ€™s disappointing to lose, but we had a great year. Iâ€™m proud of our guys.â€ť
Itâ€™s time for the 2011 Boy Scouts of America Spring Information Night.
Representatives from the Boy Scouts will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at 610 Scurry Street to provide information about the different programs the Boy Scouts of America offer.
Throughout the evening information will be provided from volunteers of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, aviation exploring, fire service exploring and venturing.