Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
Anyone who has watched the Howard College softball team knows that, to a large degree, the Hawks will go as far as their bats will take them this postseason.
Fueled by one of the most potent offensive attacks in team history, the Hawks finished third in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference with a 19-6 mark, and they hope their bats remain hot as they prepare to open play at the Region V Softball Tournament, which begins Thursday at Lubbock Christian University.
FORSAN â€” As Yogi Berra might say, it's like deja vu all over again.
When the Forsan High School boys' track contingent competes in the upcoming Class 2A state track and field meet in Austin, first-time jitters will not be in abundance.
That's because, for the most part, the same athletes will be competing in the same events on the same stage as they did at this time last year.
LUBBOCK â€” Just as he did in 2010, Big Spring High Schoolâ€™s Mike Menefield will compete in two events at the upcoming state track and field meet in Austin.
Menefield qualified for the state meet by placing first in the triple jump and second in the long jump at the Region I-3A meet, which concluded Tuesday in Lubbock.
After winning the triple jump during the first day of the regional meet Monday, Menefield recorded a distance of 22 feet, 1.25 inches to place second in the long jump Tuesday.
LUBBOCK â€” All track season, Brigette Tuitt and Desiree Anderson have been counted on to provide leadership to the Big Spring High School girlsâ€™ track team.
Tuesday, the duo led BSHS to the team title at the Region I-3A track meet in Lubbock.
Tuitt collected four gold medals and a silver, while Anderson netted three gold medals and a silver to lead the Lady Steers, who scored 98 points to easily out-point runner-up Abilene Wylie.
LUBBOCK â€” It doesnâ€™t pay to doubt Mike Menefield.
The Big Spring High School track star earned a return trip to the Texas high school track meet in dramatic and convincing fashion, setting the triple jump record at the Region I-3A Track Meet in Lubbock Monday.
Menefield scratched on his first two attempts Monday, but on his third and final try, he uncorked a leap of 49 feet, 6.5 inches to both win the event and set the meet record at the same time.
His winning jump was more than three feet better than that posted by runner-up Dillon Wilkins of Mineral Wells.