Archive - Mar 23, 2012 - Sports Article
When life as an athlete throws you a curveball, you have two options: take the strike, or hit it out of the park.
The latter tactic was chosen by Mai Gomez, a former Big Spring High School softball and volleyball player who suffered a series of ankle injuries which put her sports career on the sidelines, but opened up a new, potential career.
Gomez, a senior this year at BSHS, signed her letter of intent Thursday to attend Howard College on a full scholarship, majoring in what she knows best â€” sports medicine.
Powerlifting is not for the faint of heart.
Just ask Sawyer Roberts, Big Spring High School's qualifier for the state championship meet, which will begin Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene. Weigh-ins begin today.
Roberts, a senior, will compete in the super heavyweight class, and will try to set a new personal record â€” 650 pounds â€” in his best event, the dead lift.