Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
The Lady Hawks of Howard College fell in consecutive shutout losses on Friday to end their season at the NJCAA tournament in St. George, Utah. The Hawks bats only accounted for a combined five hits in the two games,while giving up nine.
Iowa Western knocked Howard out of the double elimination tournament with a 4-0 shutout. Iowa only had five hits in the game, but accumulated 14 base runners in the game, due to walks, errors and hit-batsmen.
Despite the losses, Head Coach Kelly Raines was very pleased with Howard College's season.
The Howard College Hawks put a bow on their 2011 baseball season by placing several players on the all-conference and all-region teams.
Howard finished the seasaon with a 46-13 record and their third straight Western Junior College Athletic Conference title. The Hawks narrowly missed making their third trip to the national junior college World Series, losing to Grayson in the championship game of the Region V baseball tournament.
Along with the head coach, five Howard players were named to the all-WJCAC team.
This weekend teams will face off at the Crossroads of West Texas Golf Classic.
The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting it's annual golf tournament May 20, 21, and 22 at the Big Spring Country Club Golf Course.
âThis is a great way for the chamber to raise funds,â Scott Mackenzie, chairman of the Chamber golf tournament, said. âThe more funds that can be raised, the more the chamber can do for its members.â
FORSAN â Brothers Foster and Trevor Burchett led a parade of eight Buffaloes who were named to the All-District 3-2A baseball team.
Foster, a junior, was named the district's defensive player of the year, while Trevor, a sophomore, was selected the league's newcomer of the year.
Joining the Burchetts on the all-district first team are senior pitcher Dylan Lowery, junior first baseman Patrick Robles and senior catcher Zane Herrin.
Angelina Castillo headlines a group of seven Big Spring Lady Steers who were named to the All-District 5-3A Softball Team.
Castillo, a sophomore catcher for the Lady Steers, was named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the all-district team, which was selected by a vote of the league coaches.
Sydney Laws of Brownwood was named district MVP, while her teammate, Sydnie Darden, was selected as the league's offensive MVP.
Two Lady Steers were named to the all-district first team â junior first baseman Mackenzie Stone and sophomore outfielder Hailey Dimidjian.
ODESSA â Forsan's Lady Buffs won't be returning to Austin for a shot at a third straight state softball championship but it won't be from a lack of effort.
After falling to Alpine 14-1 Friday, the Lady Buffs rallied to tie the best-of-three quarterfinal series with a 7-5 win.
âI thought they showed a lot of character and a lot of fortitude,â Coach Shanna Taylor said of her young Forsan team. âWe hit three home runs in that game and we put them (Alpine) on the run.â
Crossroads area athletes fared well in University Interscholastic League state competition over the weekend.
Big Spring High Schoolâs Bridgette Tuitt took home gold in the Class 3A girls long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 6 3/4 inches. Teammate Desiree Anderson placed second in the event for a silver medal. She soared 18-3 1/2. Tuitt also finished fourth in the 200 meters (24.84) and eighth in the triple jump (35-03). Anderson was ninth in the 100 meters (12.38).
Big Spring High Schoolâs Bridgette Tuitt and Desiree Anderson placed 1-2 in the Class 3A long jump Friday at the University Interscholastic League State Track Meet.
Classmate Mike Menefield took second in the long jump and third in the triple jump.
A more detailed report will be upcoming in the Herald. The state meet was to conclude Saturday.
A list of results involving local and area athletes follows.
3A LONG JUMP:
ODESSA â Forsanâs Lady Buffs ran into a buzzsaw here Friday and fell to Alpine 14-1 in Game 1 of its quarterfilal playoff series.
Game 2 of the best-of-three series was scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the same location. Game 3, if necessary, was to follow 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2.
The series was being played at Odessa High School Field near Ratliff Stadium.
LUBBOCK â Coach Jason Phillips was disappointed his Buffaloes werenât moving on the playoffs after Fridayâs 6-2 loss to Bushland but he certainly wasnât disappointed in his players.
âWe played two solid games against last yearâs state finalist. Bushland is a great 2A baseball team and our guys went out and proved that we could play with them,â Coach Phillips said. âItâs disappointing to lose, but we had a great year. Iâm proud of our guys.â