Archive - Aug 2013 - Sports Article
If you're a Steer fan, Friday's game against Fort Stockton may have seemed liked deja vu, as Big Spring trounced the Panthers 49-0 for the second straight year in its opener. Except this time, the venue was Memorial Stadium and the Steers dazzled a home crowd.
â€śWe expected to play well,â€ť BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey said. â€śWhen you have that many guys on offense and defense who have been there before, you expect them to play well.â€ť
GRANBURY â€” The Lady Steers began their weekend tournament with a loss to Mansfield Summit on Friday, but then won their next five-of-six matches to take third place in the Silver Division.
Big Spring is gearing up for a tough District 4-3A schedule which includes Abilene Wylie and Monahans, both highly touted teams along with BSHS.
Big Spring Head Volleyball Coach Lynn Osborne believes there are no teams you can take lightly once district play begins.
She schedules as many larger schools and fiercely competitive opponents as possible to prepare her players for what lies ahead.
The Lady Steers weren't very gracious hosts to Andrews Tuesday, as Big Spring's volleyball program rolled over the Lady Mustangs in three sets, winning by scores of 25-7, 25-14 and 25-12.
The dominating performance was keyed by strong setting, offense and defense, while Andrews sputtered from the start, unable to string together a meaningful run.
â€śWe're starting at a very high spot,â€ť BSHS Head Coach Lynn Osborne said of her team this season. â€śThey're probably the most solid team coming in that I've ever coached. They did a good job last night.â€ť
ABILENE â€” Big Spring volleyball enjoyed a successful weekend at the Bev Ball Classic Tournament, at which the state-ranked Lady Steers won four-of-six matches against a wide array of schools.
After losses to Lubbock Coronado and Burleson on Friday, BSHS rebounded with a win over Water Valley to close out the evening. Saturday, The Lady Steers racked up wins against Brownwood, Sweetwater and San Angelo Lake View.
ABILENE â€” Big Spring is ranked among the best in the state at the 3A level, but it's still tournament time as BSHS Head Coach Lynn Osborne guides her team through the predistrict leg of the season.
So far, so good. The Lady Steers earned a split at the Abilene Cooper/Abilene High dual meet on Tuesday, losing to the 5A Lady Eagles in three: 25-27, 23-25 and 18-25, but defeating Cooper in four sets: 21-25, 25-21, 25-19 and 15-9.
GLEN ROSE, Texas â€” Following in his father's footsteps, Trevor Kernick â€” son of Rhonda and Howard College Rodeo Coach Greg Kernick â€” is making his presence known on the junior rodeo circuit.
Most recently, Kernick competed in the Ultimate Calf Roping finals in Glen Rose, where he showcased his roping skills, first by winning a single-elimination tournament. Kernick, who is heading into the eighth grade at Coahoma I.S.D., claimed a Circle Y trophy saddle and advanced to the Tournament of Champions.
COAHOMA â€” Decimated by injuries in 2012, The Coahoma Bulldogs â€” who expected a playoff berth at the very least â€” were forced to settle for a 2-8 record. With just about every starter absent at some point during the season, CHS Head Coach Trey Gardner had to improvise. He played backups, he pulled guys from junior varsity, he changed up positions â€” anything to keep 11 relatively healthy players on the field.
FORSAN â€” Quality, not quantity. That's what Forsan Head Football Coach Jason Phillips is working with this year as he prepares his team for another season in what is quickly becoming one of the most competitive Class A districts in the state â€” one which includes two-time defending state champion Stamford and Anson, who compiled a 10-2 record and finished with a top 10 ranking.
As for the Buffaloes, they earned a playoff berth in 2012, but were ousted in the bi-district round by Quanah. Phillips' goal is to take his team deeper into the postseason.
The Comanche Trail City Championship Tournament â€” where Big Spring's best golfers compete for bragging rights on the links in a decades-old event â€” was held over the weekend.
Pro Shop Manager Linda Summersell said it was a successful tourney, as always.
â€śWe had a real good turnout,â€ť she remarked. â€śEven with the women. We had more praticipate than usual. Everyone had a real good time and it all turned out well.â€ť
There are a lot of perks to growing up and attending high school in a small town.
For student-athletes, however, it can be hard to get exposure while trying to advance to the collegiate level in sports.