Archive - Feb 22, 2011 - Sports Article
What does a head coach whoâ€™s never been to the playoffs tell his players about the playoffs?
Itâ€™s something the eight seniors on this team can relate to.
â€śIâ€™ve talked to a lot of coaches who have been in my position and I just try to heed their advice and make it fun for the guys,â€ť BSHS boysâ€™ basketball head coach Cliff Thompson said. â€śFor a lot of them, I just make sure theyâ€™re enjoying it because itâ€™s the last time theyâ€™ll get to do this. For me, itâ€™s a learning process, for them itâ€™s the only chance they get.â€ť
GAIL â€” The No. 11 Grady Wildcats didnâ€™t accomplish what they wanted to during the regular season â€” win the District 8A Division II crown.
However, before Mondayâ€™s Class A Division II bi-district playoff game against New Home, Grady head coach Thomas Clay reminded his players they donâ€™t need that for a return trip to state.
The Big Spring baseball team took care of business Monday night, beating Monahans 8-2 to open the 2011 season.
Max Pappajohn was on the mound for the win.
Head Coach Bert Otto was impressed with his teamâ€™s performance. He said this is about where the Steers were at last year, but he will learn what type of team he has quickly.
The Steers immediately dive in to their first tournament of the year at Lubbock Cooper High School. The tourney starts with Cooper at 10 a.m. and Hereford at 3 p.m. Otto said the Steers should also have Monahans again and Andrews.
ODESSA â€” Thursdayâ€™s game against Frank Phillips College for the Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team is now do or die.
The Hawk women fell to Odessa College Monday in WJCAC action, 66-45. The loss makes the regular season finale the biggest game of the year. Howard needs to beat Frank Phillips at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum and a New Mexico Junior College loss at South Plains in order to clinch a berth in the Region V Tournament. Frank Phillips has already been eliminated.