Archive - Nov 2010 - Sports Article
Howard College's Tasha Tubbs will make Houston her home next basketball season. She signed her national letter of intent Thursday.
Howard College head coach Earl Diddle on Tubbs: "We really excited. I think the University of Houston is getting a real complete player. She's worked very hard from her days at Amarillo Palo Duro High School. She's done something that junior college players have to do and that's improve. She's improved her defense, her rebounding, she's improved her passing. She's a great shooter.
Things are toughening up or the Howard College menâ€™s basketball team and head coach Mark Adams wouldnâ€™t have it any other way.
The Hawks are on the road against Collin County Community College at 5:30 p.m. today and Grayson County College at 3 p.m. Saturday in Denison.
The main challenge here? Playing Collin County and not having ample time to prepare for Grayson County.
The Hawks have done this before, with Friday and Saturday games in Weatherford and Midland the last two weekends. This time itâ€™s different though, both teams are tougher.
Big Spring vs. Odessa Permian
- 7:30 p.m., today, Big Spring
First-year Big Spring boys basketball head coach Cliff Thompson got his first win at the helm in Tuesdayâ€™s 69-33 rout of Fort Stockton. Now, a second one would be even better. The Steers will depend on a good mix of athleticism in tonightâ€™s matchup. Tristain Clay and Luke Adams were the high scorers for the Steers in the season opener, with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
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FORSAN â€” Gary Huckabee has been around the Forsan boys basketball team for five years, and for the last two, heâ€™s seen the Buffaloes fail to reach their potential.
As an assistant those last five years, Huckabee helped develop players, but now in his first season as head coach, he plans on doing something to turn things around.
The Big Spring golf team doesnâ€™t have many chances to get out on the course this fall, but until next spring, the Steers have the Andrews Invitational to remind them what this upcoming season can be like.
Particularly, the Steersâ€™ Blake Brorman may be anxious to get back out on the course after what he did last weekend.
The new NJCAA National Polls were released Wednesday morning and a familiar face was in the Top 25 for womenâ€™s basketball.
The Howard College Hawks basketball team stepped in at No. 18 in the polls. The team is off to a 6-0 start this season, firing on all cylinders and defeating their opponents by an average of 44 points.
â€śThis team has a great sense of teamwork,â€ť head coach Earl Diddle said. â€śWith their intense level of overall play, they have been able to put together some strong wins and see some success.â€ť
Getting off to a good start was one of the main objectives for the Big Spring Lady Steers in Tuesdayâ€™s game against Fort Stockton in Steer Gym.
Howâ€™s a 17-1 run for starters en route to a 60-18 win?
â€śWe talked about that since the last game,â€ś BSHS head coach Mike Warren said. â€śWe got good shots against their zone just passing the ball around and inside to Cerbi Ritchey, inside to Diamond Mayes. That opened up stuff on the outside.â€ť
Cliff Thompson joked that right now would be a good time to retire. After all, he would retire undefeated as the Big Spring boysâ€™ basketball coach at 1-0.
Then he quickly noted that winning just feels too good.
The Steers upended Fort Stockton for a season-opening 69-33 for Thompsonâ€™s first win as Big Springâ€™s head coach. If the Steers can continue to improve, Thompson just might have the chance to get used to winning.
Itâ€™s all about consistently gaining confidence as the Big Spring girls basketball team approaches tournaments in December and district play in January.
As far away as that seems, every game until then counts.
â€śI think the last two years weâ€™ve been playing with younger girls,â€ť Big Spring head coach Mike Warren said. â€śLast year they competed at a high level and I think itâ€™s time for them to start enjoying some of the rewards of that hard work weâ€™ve been doing for two years.â€ť
FORSAN â€” The Forsan girlsâ€™ basketball team got the win in its season opener against Garden City, but head coach Robert Hillger is hoping the jitters his players had in that first game are nowhere to be found tonight.
The Lady Buffs are on the road against Grady at 4 p.m. today in Lenorah. Theyâ€™re coming off a close 39-37 win against Garden City.
That game was good for the Lady Buffs, however. Hillger said a lot of lessons come from close games.