Archive - Oct 2013 - Sports Article
SWEETWATER ‚ÄĒ Out to prove they're no fluke, the Steers (6-2) traveled to Mustang Bowl Friday to take on Sweetwater (3-5) ‚ÄĒ as well as earn their second consecutive district victory.
They did just that. Big Spring defeated the Mustangs 65-42, asserting its dominance in a district it couldn't find a way to win in for the past two seasons. But good things come to those who wait. And BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey is glad the wait is over. Not only are the Steers a shoe-in for the playoffs, they could win or split the 4-3A title.
LUBBOCK ‚ÄĒ Forsan brought home its sixth straight district championship after edging No. 2 Sundown Wednesday at Mae Simmons Park.
Jeremy Cervantes led the Buffaloes ‚ÄĒ as well as the entire field ‚ÄĒ with a first place finish. Tyler Evans came in second overall and Matthew Mims placed third as Forsan runners populated the top spots. Justin Goff also turned in a top 10 performance, finishing ninth. Cody Tanis earned a 15th place finish and Joshua Evans and Granger Newton claimed 18th and 20th, respectively, giving FHS a point total of 27 to rival Sundown's 34.
Both Big Spring cross country teams earned first place finishes at the District 4-3A meet held at Comanche Trail Park Monday.
Faith Roberson was bested only by Wylie‚Äôs Hannah Sanchez, coming in second overall with a time of 12:13.53. Karina Alvarado claimed fourth place and Hannah Alsobrooks came in ninth to lead the Lady Steers, who edged Monahans 48-49.
Rounding out the pack was Kaitlyn Matthews (11), Dyrshae Vanderbilt (22), Rikki Salgado (23) and Valerie Goodblanket (28).
The drought is over. The Steer faithful ‚ÄĒ as well as Head Coach Phillip Ritchey ‚ÄĒ finally celebrated a district win after two straight seasons without one, as Big Spring (5-2, 1-1) defeated Snyder 42-14 at Memorial Stadium.
‚ÄúI feel a ton lighter,‚ÄĚ Ritchey said of the win. ‚ÄúIt's a big load off our backs. It was a humongous win for us. It was one of the best games we've played in a long time. From start to finish. We picked up momentum at the Wylie game and brought it over to the this one. Hopefully it will keep snowballing.‚ÄĚ
EL PASO ‚ÄĒ Three former Big Spring football players were among those honored recently at the 50-year anniversary of the Sun Bowl ‚ÄĒ the University of Texas at El Paso's venue and also where Jack Ed Irons, Jerry Tucker and Dexter Pate played collegiate football. Except five decades ago, it was known as Texas Western University.
While at Big Spring, the trio were all captains of the football squad. They played baseball together and led what Irons descibed as a very close-knit Steer team back in 1961.