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February 26th

Kennedale ends Steers’ playoff run

February 26, 2011

BRECKENRIDGE — The Big Spring Steers were hanging on by a thread for most of Friday’s Class 3A area championship game against No. 4 Kennedale.

The Wildcats couldn’t exactly put the Steers away early and the Steers couldn’t seriously make a game out of it.

But like elite teams do, Kennedale wore down Big Spring on the way to a 74-43 win, ending the Steers’ season.

February 25th

Steers face No. 4 Kennedale in area championship game

February 25, 2011

The Big Spring Steers are trying not to put too much pressure on themselves as today’s area championship matchup against No. 4 Kenndale at 8 p.m. in Breckenridge approaches.

After the Steers won Tuesday’s bi-district playoff game against Bowie, head coach Cliff Thompson mentioned if Big Spring beats Kennedale, there won’t be any movies made labeling it as the greatest upset of all time.
The message has been simple: Don’t be nervous, just believe.

Both Howard men, women headed to postseason

February 25, 2011

Howard College women’s basketball head coach Earl Diddle clearly was in a better mood by the end of Thursday night than he was before the regular season finale against Frank Phillips College started.

At one point, all he knew was New Mexico Junior College and Odessa College needed to lose and his team had to win if the Hawks wanted to return to the Region V Tournament. They could only control the latter.

However, with all the odds in the world against them, the Hawks took care of business and so did New Mexico and Odessa’s opponents. By the end of the night, Diddle was a happy man.

February 24th

Area boys' basketball playoff schedule

February 24, 2011

Boys, Area
Friday
Grady
vs. Anton
-7:30 p.m.
Rip Griffin Center
Lubbock

Big Spring vs. Kennedale
-8 p.m.
Breckenridge High School

Stanton vs. Bushland
-6 p.m.
Rip Griffin Center
Lubbock

Garden
City vs.
Dell City
- 8 p.m.
Monahans High School

Sands vs. Spur
- 6:30 p.m.
Post High School

Howard women need win, help for postseason berth

February 24, 2011

The Howard College women’s basketball team needs a lot of help as far as making the Region V Tournament is concerned. Head coach Earl Diddle knows that much.

In order to clinch a berth, the Hawks not only have to take care of Frank Phillips at 5:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, South Plains has to beat New Mexico Junior College and Midland College has to beat Odessa.

“We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do and then we’re at the hands of these other people, which is not a real good feeling,” Diddle said. “But that’s the position we’re in.”

February 23rd

Steers take bi-district playoff game against Bowie

February 23, 2011

CISCO — Riding the wave of momentum that got them in the postseason — and guard Kevin Dunn — the Bowie Jackrabbits tested the Big Spring
Steers early in Monday’s bi-district playoff game.

To combat that, the Steers didn’t just rely on Luke Adams. There was Marc Segundo and Tristian Clay hitting big jumpers and Mike Menefield and Devante Lloyd dominating in the post.

Everything fell into place for the Steers on the way to a 77-47 win to start the boys’ Class 3A playoffs.

Stanton takes down Kermit in bi-district playoffs

February 23, 2011

ODESSA — Tyler Fulton and Grayson Gray have been big for the Stanton Buffaloes all season.

So why would that change in Tuesday’s bi-district playoff game against Kermit?

The two combined for 42 points in the Buffs’ 57-48 win at Odessa College in Odessa.

Stanton head coach Ken VanCuren said he was impressed with the way his team stepped up at the right time.

Bearkats thrash Hermleigh, 72-36

February 23, 2011

Everybody knows Garden City for its state championship football team, but the basketball version of the Bearkats might be ready to make some postseason noise, also.

Led by the senior duo of Aaron Long and Brett Chudej, the ‘Kats opened the Class

1A Div. II playoffs with a convincing 72-36 shellacking of Hermleigh at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Tuesday night.

Chudej scored 19 points and Long added 16, while Corbin Davis and Hayden
Halfmann chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, to pace Garden City, which improved to 14-7 for the season with the victory.

BSHS softball gets win at Levelland

February 23, 2011

LEVELLAND — The Big Spring softball team cruised to am 8-2 win against Levelland Tuesday night, upping its records to 2-2.

The Lady Steers rode the arm of Logan Yarbar, who was credited with the win.

Angelina Castillo was big, going 2 for 4. She batted in three runs in the sixth inning, ensuring the Lady Steers left Levelland with a win.
Outside of Castillo, Haley Dimidjian, Mackenzie Stone and Jiliian Valle all went 2 for 4.

February 22nd

Steers dive into playoffs, Bowie on tap

February 22, 2011

What does a head coach who’s never been to the playoffs tell his players about the playoffs?

It’s something the eight seniors on this team can relate to.

“I’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,” BSHS boys’ basketball head coach Cliff Thompson said. “For a lot of them, I just make sure they’re enjoying it because it’s the last time they’ll get to do this. For me, it’s a learning process, for them it’s the only chance they get.”

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