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February 24th

Area boys' basketball playoff schedule

February 24, 2011

Boys, Area
Friday
Grady
vs. Anton
-7:30 p.m.
Rip Griffin Center
Lubbock

Big Spring vs. Kennedale
-8 p.m.
Breckenridge High School

Stanton vs. Bushland
-6 p.m.
Rip Griffin Center
Lubbock

Garden
City vs.
Dell City
- 8 p.m.
Monahans High School

Sands vs. Spur
- 6:30 p.m.
Post High School

Howard women need win, help for postseason berth

February 24, 2011

The Howard College women’s basketball team needs a lot of help as far as making the Region V Tournament is concerned. Head coach Earl Diddle knows that much.

In order to clinch a berth, the Hawks not only have to take care of Frank Phillips at 5:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, South Plains has to beat New Mexico Junior College and Midland College has to beat Odessa.

“We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do and then we’re at the hands of these other people, which is not a real good feeling,” Diddle said. “But that’s the position we’re in.”

February 23rd

Steers take bi-district playoff game against Bowie

February 23, 2011

CISCO — Riding the wave of momentum that got them in the postseason — and guard Kevin Dunn — the Bowie Jackrabbits tested the Big Spring
Steers early in Monday’s bi-district playoff game.

To combat that, the Steers didn’t just rely on Luke Adams. There was Marc Segundo and Tristian Clay hitting big jumpers and Mike Menefield and Devante Lloyd dominating in the post.

Everything fell into place for the Steers on the way to a 77-47 win to start the boys’ Class 3A playoffs.

Stanton takes down Kermit in bi-district playoffs

February 23, 2011

ODESSA — Tyler Fulton and Grayson Gray have been big for the Stanton Buffaloes all season.

So why would that change in Tuesday’s bi-district playoff game against Kermit?

The two combined for 42 points in the Buffs’ 57-48 win at Odessa College in Odessa.

Stanton head coach Ken VanCuren said he was impressed with the way his team stepped up at the right time.

Bearkats thrash Hermleigh, 72-36

February 23, 2011

Everybody knows Garden City for its state championship football team, but the basketball version of the Bearkats might be ready to make some postseason noise, also.

Led by the senior duo of Aaron Long and Brett Chudej, the ‘Kats opened the Class

1A Div. II playoffs with a convincing 72-36 shellacking of Hermleigh at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Tuesday night.

Chudej scored 19 points and Long added 16, while Corbin Davis and Hayden
Halfmann chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, to pace Garden City, which improved to 14-7 for the season with the victory.

BSHS softball gets win at Levelland

February 23, 2011

LEVELLAND — The Big Spring softball team cruised to am 8-2 win against Levelland Tuesday night, upping its records to 2-2.

The Lady Steers rode the arm of Logan Yarbar, who was credited with the win.

Angelina Castillo was big, going 2 for 4. She batted in three runs in the sixth inning, ensuring the Lady Steers left Levelland with a win.
Outside of Castillo, Haley Dimidjian, Mackenzie Stone and Jiliian Valle all went 2 for 4.

February 22nd

Steers dive into playoffs, Bowie on tap

February 22, 2011

What does a head coach who’s never been to the playoffs tell his players about the playoffs?

It’s something the eight seniors on this team can relate to.

“I’ve talked to a lot of coaches who have been in my position and I just try to heed their advice and make it fun for the guys,” BSHS boys’ basketball head coach Cliff Thompson said. “For a lot of them, I just make sure they’re enjoying it because it’s the last time they’ll get to do this. For me, it’s a learning process, for them it’s the only chance they get.”

Grady blasts New Home, No. 2 Anton awaits

February 22, 2011

GAIL — The No. 11 Grady Wildcats didn’t accomplish what they wanted to during the regular season — win the District 8A Division II crown.

However, before Monday’s Class A Division II bi-district playoff game against New Home, Grady head coach Thomas Clay reminded his players they don’t need that for a return trip to state.

BSHS baseball opens season with win

February 22, 2011

The Big Spring baseball team took care of business Monday night, beating Monahans 8-2 to open the 2011 season.

Max Pappajohn was on the mound for the win.

Head Coach Bert Otto was impressed with his team’s performance. He said this is about where the Steers were at last year, but he will learn what type of team he has quickly.

The Steers immediately dive in to their first tournament of the year at Lubbock Cooper High School. The tourney starts with Cooper at 10 a.m. and Hereford at 3 p.m. Otto said the Steers should also have Monahans again and Andrews.

Howard women still need win for postseason

February 22, 2011

ODESSA — Thursday’s game against Frank Phillips College for the Howard College women’s basketball team is now do or die.

The Hawk women fell to Odessa College Monday in WJCAC action, 66-45. The loss makes the regular season finale the biggest game of the year. Howard needs to beat Frank Phillips at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum and a New Mexico Junior College loss at South Plains in order to clinch a berth in the Region V Tournament. Frank Phillips has already been eliminated.

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