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ODESSA â€” 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.
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.
Junior Bull Riding
Samray Hooper, Andrews, Texas (buckle winner).
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
Big Springâ€™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 worldâ€™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.
Few things get me as pumped up about the upcoming football season as the day I receive my copy of Dave Campbellâ€™s Texas Football in the mail.
Not that Campbellâ€™s publication is the be all, end all of what will transpire during the season. Its predictions are often wrong, but itâ€™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.
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.
CRANE â€” 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 â€” as any coach would be â€” Forsan Manager Jason Phillips still enjoyed being a part of such an exciting duel.
GRAND PRAIRIE â€” Howard College's first order of business at the NJCAA Region V Tournament at QuikTrip Field was to find a way to win against No. 10 ranked Grayson College. The Hawks did just that, as they defeated the Vikings handily, 10-5.
After a 2-1 win over New Mexico Junior College and a 7-6 loss to Midland College, Howard was forced to face the Vikings, yet again.
This time, the Hawks found themselves on the receiving end of a 4-1 ballgame Tuesday â€” as well as eliminated from the postseason despite a solid effort by starting pitcher Diego Rodriguez and relief pitcher Blake Smith.
GRAND PRAIRIE â€” Again, Midland College is a thorn in Howard College's side.
The Hawks (37-22) were cruising at the NJCAA Region V Tournament, having defeated tough opponents in No. 10 Grayson College, then New Mexico Junior College in the first two rounds of play.
But an unearned run scored by the Chaparrals in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday led to a narrow 7-6 victory, sending the Hawks to the loser's bracket.
CLYDE â€” Forsan have been playing lights-out baseball for the previous few weeks. Most recently, the Buffaloes eliminated rival Borden County from postseason play after a 6-5, extra-inning affair that lasted nearly four hours.
Forsan jumped on Borden early, racking up runs in the first two innings to take a 5-0 lead.
Undaunted, the Coyotes returned the favor in the sixth, scoring four to pull within a run. BC tied it up in the top of the seventh to send the game into overtime.