Archive - 2010 - Sports Article
SAN ANGELO â As expected, Big Spring womenâs basketball coach Mike Warren has a lot to learn about his 2010-2011 Lady Steers.
But after Tuesdayâs 52-41 win over San Angelo Lake View in San Angelo to start the season, he does know Cerbi Ritchey, Mckenzie Stone and Bridgette Tuitt are looking like the go-to scorers.
Ritchey turned in a double-double, posting 23 points and 13 rebounds. Stone had 16 points â including three 3-pointers â and was tough on the defensive end with five steals. Tuitt only had six, but Warren said she was still effective.
FORSAN â The first-game jitters were apparent for the Forsan girls basketball team and head coach Robert Hillger.
The good news is it didn't stop them from starting the year with a 39-37 win over Garden City Tuesday in Forsan.
Miranda Park led the way with a team-high nine points. Behind her was Morgan Forshee with eight points and six rebounds. Ambra Hill also had eight points and six boards. Shelby Roemer had seven rebounds and Stevie Wilson had a team-high 10.
Big Spring senior defensive tackle Pernell Parker, usually a man of few words, didn't have much analysis on the Steers' 41-0 loss to Snyder Friday at Memorial Stadium.
The better team won and for 48 minutes, Snyder proved it.
âThey gave it 100 percent every play and never quit,â an emotional Parker said. âWe couldn't step up to the plate.â
In a matter of minutes, it became apparent that the odds Big Spring had to overcome to get into the playoffs against Snyder were just too much to ask for.
COAHOMA â Taking advantage every opportunity to score is key against Idalou and Coahoma couldn't exactly do that Friday.
But in a 14-6 loss, the Bulldogs got close to Idalou in a way other District 2-2A Division II teams haven't this season.
âWhen we went into this game, our kids thought they could beat them and they went our there and played that way,â head coach Trey Gardner said. âIdalou's a great team defensively, they are tremendous, but we're one or two plays away here and there. Reverse a few plays, we might of beat them.â
FORSAN â Forsan finally got the win it was searching for after a few down weeks.
The Buffaloes finally got back to scoring a lot of point through the likes of Brendan Roman, Kolten Self and Ty Johnson after a 47-36 win over Hawley to end the season Friday.
The Buffs had taken losses to Idalou, Coahoma and Stanton before Friday's game.
Even before Big Spring-Snyder kicks off at 7:30 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium, the Steers are down 13-0.
They have to come out swinging, no question about. That is, if Big Spring wants a playoff spot.
There are other scenarios that would allow the Steers to clinch a playoff spot in Week 10 against Snyder, depending on what happens in the Brownwood-Wylie game. The one they'll most likely have to rely on is beating the Tigers by at least 13 points, by way of the point differential rule in case of ties in District 5-3A.
Big Spring cross country coach Randy Britton doesn't want his runners worrying about where they finish when the Steers compete in the regional meet Saturday in Lubbock, at least not during the race.
Britton's approach to this meet is simple: run a personal best and everything will take care of itself.
âThis group of kids is really young,â he said. âI do see a lot of potential in them. My biggest thing to tell them is they need to go up there and try to run a PR (personal best). If they run a PR, there's nothing they can do about it. Just let the chips fall where they may.â
There's not much Howard College can take from its 92-26 win over the Lubbock Christian Junior Varsity team Thursday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
But Howard College head coach Mark Adams is pleased with what his team can do defensively.
âThis is another good warm-up for us,â he said. âWe're getting ready to go up to Weatherford (Okla.). But our defensive effort is good. I think we have a chance to be very good defensively.â
ALBANY â The Big Spring volleyball team's season is over.
The Lady Steers were in a long, hard-fought battle all night in their bi-district playoff game against Vernon, but the Lady Lions prevailed in five set 25-20, 19-25, 15-25, 30-28, 15-9.
This match had all the twists and turns one could handle. Vernon got the advantage early, especially in the first set. The Lady Lions held on to the lead the whole set, while service errors and Vernon's persistence caused problems for the Lady Steers.
Excuse the Big Spring volleyball team for feeling like its in uncharted territory â or at least territory the Lady Steers haven't been in for a while.
No play-in game to get into the playoffs. Check. Some much-needed rest before the playoffs. Check. No defending state champion waiting to pounce the Lady Steers in the bi-district round. Check.
All that has Big Spring feeling like it has a chance to go deep in the playoffs this season, as opposed to last year. It starts with Vernon at 6:30 p.m. today at Albany High School in Albany.