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Lady Buffs won't three-peat but effort is strong

May 16, 2011

ODESSA — 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.

“I thought they showed a lot of character and a lot of fortitude,” Coach Shanna Taylor said of her young Forsan team. “We hit three home runs in that game and we put them (Alpine) on the run.”

State track and field meet wrapup

May 16, 2011

Crossroads area athletes fared well in University Interscholastic League state competition over the weekend.

Big Spring High School’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).

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