Archive - May 16, 2011 - Sports Article
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.
â€śI thought they showed a lot of character and a lot of fortitude,â€ť Coach Shanna Taylor said of her young Forsan team. â€śWe hit three home runs in that game and we put them (Alpine) on the run.â€ť
Crossroads area athletes fared well in University Interscholastic League state competition over the weekend.
Big Spring High Schoolâ€™s 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).