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July 9th

Coahoma, Big Spring volleyball camps coming up

July 9, 2013

Did you miss the Coahoma volleyball camp registration deadline? If so, Head Coach Jessica Weynand is still taking late entries.

Sixth through ninth grade students ($40) will attend July 17-18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., while grades 1-5 ($30) will participate July 23-24 from 9 a.m. until noon.

To reserve a spot, call Weynand at 979-251-1902.

Big Spring Athletics will be holding its summer volleyball camp beginning this month also.

July 8th

Senior League All-Stars advance to state

July 8, 2013

CHILDRESS — Every Big Spring Senior League All-Star picked up at least one hit and one RBI Saturday as they competed in the 15-16-year-old sectional finals, a best-of-three series against the hometown Childress All-Stars.

But Big Spring only needed two games to claim the title.
A 22-4 rout in Game One and a narrow, 2-1 victory in Game Two gave the seniors a sweep, as well as a state chmapionship berth in their age bracket.

July 1st

Big Spring Senior League All-Stars take District 3 championship

July 1, 2013

Not only did the Big Spring Senior League All-Stars win the District 3 All-Star Tournament after a 13-8 victory over Midland High on Saturday at Steer Park, they went undefeated against the best lineups in the region throughout the week.

Trevor Williams started on the mound for Big Spring in the championship game, with the offense quickly racking up three runs to back him up. Gary Watkins came in to relieve Williams when a run was walked in during the top of the third, but Midland got to Watkins as well and took a 4-3 lead.

June 27th

Four local Little League All-Star squads win

June 27, 2013

ODESSA — The 10-year-old Big Spring Little League All-Stars trailed Jim Parker 3-1 after the first inning of play, but turned the tide in the second inning, scoring four runs to take a 5-3 lead over the host team.
Big Spring went on to add 10 more runs in the outing, winning by a score of 15-5.
Jim Parker's offense floundered, while Big Spring's bats were relentless.
Manager of the Big Spring 10-year-old squad Isaac Miramontes cited aggressive hitting and effective base running as the keys to the victory, as well as a strong perfromance by pitcher Brandon Valdez.

June 25th

Big Spring fills vacant coaching positions

June 25, 2013

When Big Spring Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Phillip Ritchey began his search for a new baseball coach and basketball coach at the varsity level, he didn't anticipate both of them being plucked from 2A Skidmore-Tynan, located near Corpus Christi.

Bobby Smith, a successful baseball manager Ritchey has worked with in the past, and Adam Woolam, who brings 14 years of head basketball coaching experience with him, have been tapped to fill the vacancies left by former coaches Bert Otto and Cliff Thompson.

June 24th

80th Annual Big Spring Reunion & Rodeo results and purse listings

June 24, 2013

Junior Bull Riding
Samray Hooper, Andrews, Texas (buckle winner).

Bareback Riding
Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas, 80 pts, $874.
Matt Crumpler, Winnie, Texas, $655.50
Kory Hart, Pagosa Spring, Texas, $437.00.
Chad Rutherford, Itasca, Texas, $218.50.

Tie Down Roping
Cody Owens, Rankin, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
Jerrad Hoffstetter, Lubbock, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
Kiel Rowan, O'Brien, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
J.D. McCuistion, Collinsville, Texas, 8.6, $704.90.
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M., 9.0, $453.15.
Lane Dudley, Comanche, Texas, 9.5, $251.75.

Saddle Bronc Riding

June 19th

Local youth to compete at world's largest junior rodeo

June 19, 2013

Big Spring’s Canyon Atkinson, a seventh grade student and son of Shannon and Belinda Crenshaw, has been riding bulls since he was seven years old. Atkinson recently qualified for the world’s largest junior rodeo, where he will compete against the best in the world.

The National Junior High Finals Rodeo will take place in Gallup, N.M., beginning June 23. Atkinson will join about 2,000 other young buckaroos at the yearly event, which features participants from 41 U.S. States, five Canadian provinces and Australia.

June 18th

Dave Campbell's Texas Football — a fun read, but not gospel

June 18, 2013

Few things get me as pumped up about the upcoming football season as the day I receive my copy of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football in the mail.

Not that Campbell’s publication is the be all, end all of what will transpire during the season. Its predictions are often wrong, but it’s definitely a fun read if you are a fan of high school football and it contains a cavalcade of information on every team in the state.

June 13th

Current, former Howard Hawks taken in MLB draft

June 13, 2013

Howard College's baseball program has a history of sending players off to the next level. Whether that level is a Division I school, a minor league squad or a major league organization, HC Manager Britt Smith can be counted on to root for their success.

This season, several Hawks, former Hawks and future Hawks have been eyed by the big league scouts. Topping the list of hopefuls is the 6'9'' David Palladino, a righty from Emerson, N.J. Palladino went in the fifth round and was taken as the 164th overall pick by the New York Yankees.

May 20th

Coahoma, Forsan eliminated from playoff contention

May 20, 2013

CRANE — Fort Hancock may have ended Forsan's baseball season Saturday, but if you made the trek to Crane to watch the best-of-three, regional quarterfinal series you'd doubtlessly agree it was worth the price of admission.

The Buffaloes roared back after an 8-0 Game One loss on Friday to pummel the Mustangs 11-0 in the second outing Saturday. But in a hard-fought Game Three, Fort Hancock edged Forsan, 9-8 to move on to the Region 1-2A semifinals.

Disappointed with the loss — as any coach would be — Forsan Manager Jason Phillips still enjoyed being a part of such an exciting duel.

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