Archive - Dec 2012 - Sports Article
It was a year full of surprises.
The biggest sports headline in the Crossroads may have been the 2012 NFL draft. Big Spring native and Texas A&M alum Ryan Tannehill was chosen as the eighth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins to add some stability to the vaunted quarterback position.
While the locals may have had faith in Tannehill, many sports world talking heads remained skeptical. Boy, were they wrong.
Tannehill may not have sizzled in the rookie record realm, but he showed he had the leadership qualities to direct a pro squad and the determination to win.
BRIDGEPORT â€” The Steers (5-12) met two larger schools Friday â€” Saginaw and Fort Worth Western Hills â€” and lost both outings as Big Spring dropped Game One to Saginaw 63-45 and Game Two to Western Hills 61-48.
Despite the mismatch in enrollment numbers, BSHS Head Coach Cliff
Thompson cited a lack of consistency as the reason for the losses.
â€śWe started off playing well against Saginaw, but then we had a terrible third quarter,â€ť Thompson said. â€śWe turned the ball over four or five times and (Saginaw) scored on all of them. We just didn't play all four quarters.â€ť
FORSAN â€” The Buffaloes will be losing some gridiron stalwarts this year, including quarterback Marcus Cervantes, safety Trevor Burchett and runningback Brendan Roman.
Luckily for Head Football Coach Jason Phillips, he has more all-district selections expected to return next year than are graduating.
â€śWe had a good senior class this year,â€ť Phillips said. â€śEspecially with all the injuries â€” most of them were to seniors â€” but they were a big part of our success and helped us build our program. I am proud of those guys.â€ť
BIG SPRING â€” The Steers (5-10), lost a hard-fought battle to Seminole on Friday at Steer Gym, 66-59. Steer varsity will look to get back in action with a win at the Bridgeport Tournament, which is set to begin Friday against an opponent to be announced.
The Lady Steers are off until Thursday, when they travel to Lubbock for the Caprock Tournament. BSHS will face Tulia at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lubbock Coronado.
FORSAN â€” The Buffaloes found themseleves in a dogfight with Colorado City on Friday.
BIG SPRING â€” The Lady Steers improved to 10-7 Tuesday at Steer Gym with a convincing 50-31 victory over San Angelo Lake View.
SALV kept up with BSHS, only trailing by six until a 16-3 run during the fourth quarter put the game on ice for the Lady Steers.
BIG SPRING â€” The Steers (5-8) put on a thrilling performance Friday in front of a home crowd, going down to the wire in overtime to edge the Stanton Buffaloes (11-2) 44-43.
Big Spring started off strong, scoring 13 unanswered points in the first period, but Stanton's offense started to click during the second quarter and pulled within five points at the half.
LUBBOCK â€” The Steers (4-8) kept up with Lubbock Monterey on Tuesday, but in the fourth period, it was the Plainsmen who were able to make the shots to put away the game, handing Big Spring a 61-53 loss.
â€śIt was a tight game going into the fourth quarter,â€ť BSHS Head Coach Cliff Thompson said.
â€śThey made plays at the end. Overall, the flow of the game was good. We played well defensively â€” we never let it get out of hand â€” and offensively, we got to the free-throw line a lot.â€ť
Accurate shooting remains Thompsonâ€™s priority.
â€˘ Arizona vs. Nevada, Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 15, noon, ESPN.
â€˘ Toledo vs. Utah State, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, ID, Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m., ESPN.
â€˘ San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego CA., Thursday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., ESPN.
â€˘ Beef O' Brady Bowl, Ball State vs. UCF, St. Petersburg, FL.., 6:30 p.m., ESPN.
â€˘ R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, East Carolina vs. UL Lafayette, New Orleans, LA, Saturday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m., ESPN.
â€˘ MAACO Bowl, Boise State vs. Washington, Las Vegas, NV., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m., ESPN.
Head Men's Basketball Coach Mark Adams said a wide margin of victory over Division III Brookhaven College on Friday was likely, but the final score of 110-53 exceeded even his expectations.
â€śWe have a team â€” as far as scoring goes â€” we score easily,â€ť Adams, who has a NJCAA national championship title on his resume, said. â€śWe can make plays and score points. It was a good win for us.â€ť
The Bears never had a chance, as the Hawks quickly went up 9-0 before Brookhaven managed to put two points on the board.
MONAHANS â€” Yaneira Tuitt banked 15 points as well as 10 rebounds and five blocks and Chellsie Clay added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists to guide the Lady Steers to a 39-24 tournament-opening win over Kermit.
BSHS (8-5) resumes play today in Monahans.
LAMESA â€” The Steers (4-5) will kick off their tournament today against Odessa Permian at 1:30 p.m. The Steers are coming off back-to-back overtime wins against San Angelo Lake View.
GAIL â€” The Buffaloes (4-1) pummeled New Home 48-18 in their first game in the Borden County Tournament.