Archive - Mar 2011 - Sports Article
POST â€” Starting fast was key for the Garden City Bearkats against No. 10 Ira in Wednesdayâ€™s regional quarterfinal.
The exact opposite happened.
â€śWe picked a great time of the year to play our absolute worst quarter of basketball, worst half of basketball,â€ť GCHS Koby Abney said. â€śI donâ€™t think we were overwhelmed by the moment, but we just didnâ€™t play well. You canâ€™t do that in the quarterfinals. There are no bad teams.â€ť
The Bearkats struggled early on the way to a 69-50 loss Wednesday in Post, ending their playoff run.
Big Spring standout guard Luke Adams has been named District 5-3A's Most Valuable Player.
Adams' honor is the biggest for Big Spring as 5-3A's all-district boys' basketball selections were announced today.
Including Adams, the Steers had six players receive honors. Sophomore big man Chazzell Robinson was named Newcomer of the Year. Senior guard Tristian Clay made first team all-district, Mike Menefield and Marc Segundo made the second team and Devante Lloyd earned an honorable mention selection.
Big Spring softball head coach John Sparks believes Jillian Valle is his go-to hitter right now.
She proved why that may be the case Tuesday afternoon.
Valleâ€™s game-winning home run in the seventh inning pushed the Lady Steers past Greenwood, 6-5 at home Tuesday.
It was her second home run of the game. She finished the day going 3 for 3 with three RBIs.
Sparks said Valle was as clutch as she could be. The Lady Steers were on their last out when Valle hit the bomb.
The Garden City Bearkats simply havenâ€™t been tested yet in the boysâ€™ Class A Division II playoffs, but they might see a challenge today against No.10 Ira in the regional quarterfinal matchup.
Garden City and Ira â€” two schools familiar with each other â€” face off at 6 p.m. today at Post High School in Post. Garden City beat Hermleigh 72-36 in the bi-district round and Dell City 72-42 in the area round. Ira had a bye in the bi-district round, but beat Valentine 70-35 in the area round. The winner of this one faces the winner of the Baird-Lipan regional quarterfinal.
ODESSA â€” The Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team thought it was in the Region V Tournament after beating Frank Phillips to end the regular season.
They had to play one more game, however.
The Hawks beat New Mexico Junior College 66-61 Monday in Odessa in a game that determined which team will go to the Region V Tournament, which begins Thursday.