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GREENWOOD â€” Big Spring baseball was also on the receiving end of a loss on the road Tuesday, as the Rangers held on for a 5-2 win over the Steers, throwing a monkey wrench in Head Coach Bert Otto's plan to nab the No. 2 seed out of District 4-3A, which is more desirable than a No. 3 spot due to the strength of potential opponents.
In the top of the first inning, Karsten Knudson and Haegan Rodriguez led off the game with back-to-back singles, then Knudson scored a run on a sacrifice fly by Gunnar Kennedy to put the Steers up 1-0.
More often than not, when you give up 10 runs in a baseball game it's bad news, but that wasn't the case for Howard College on Tuesday. The Hawks were smacking the ball around and won 16-10, with sophomore Reed Seeley belting a grand slam to help key the win.
Howard also got a little â€” OK, a lot â€” of help from mistakes on the part of the Westerners, who recorded six errors in the high-scoring affair.
SNYDER â€” Big Spring's varsity track squads competed in the first day of the District 4-3A in Snyder on Monday, with several Steers and Lady Steers placing among the top-ranked participants.
â€˘ Triple jump â€” Shahiem Menefield, fifth place, 40-10 Â˝.
â€˘ 3,200 â€” Gustavo Lugo, first place, 10:48:42; Joshua Means, second place 11:10.
â€˘ Triple jump â€” Yaneira Tuitt, first place, 34-9 Âľ.
â€˘ Shot put â€” Julia Wilson, fifth place, 31-8 Âľ.
â€˘ 3,200 â€” Karina Alvarado, second place, 13:27.
Following up a doubleheader in which Howard College outscored Frank Phillips College 31-3 between the two games, the Hawk softball squad took it a little easier on Clarendon College on Saturday at Foundation Field. This time, Howard â€” which has won eight straight â€” allowed five runs on the day, taking Game One 16-1 and Game Two 12-4.
There simply hasn't been much competition for the Hawks (40-8, 15-1), who lead the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and are currently five games ahead of Midland College and Odessa College which are tied for second.
MONAHANS â€” Big Spring kept on rolling with a 14-1 shelling of Monahans on Thursday. Following Adam Franco's shutout performance Tuesday, pitcher Gunnar Kennedy found his rhythm, allowing just one run in the five-inning affair.
â€ś(Kennedy) struggled in the first couple of innings, then he started to hit his spots and was lights out for us,â€ť said BSHS Head Coach Bert Otto,
Again, the Steer offense was spread out, with batters 1-9 contributing at the plate.
SNYDER â€” It is starting to look like another trip to Austin is in the cards for the Big Spring boys golf team.
After the first round of district play, Big Spring sits atop the standings with a combined score of 301, edging rival Wylie which shot a 309. Snyder rounded out the top three with a score of 312.
Leading the Steers were Devin Roberson and Tate Kennedy who each shot 73. Ryan Pollard scored a 77, Jason Guevara shot a 78 and Tyler Bryan shot a 79.
Hutchinson, Kan. â€” Another thrilling season of Howard College men's basketball is in the books.
The Hawks â€” who received an at-large bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship tournament â€” was eliminated Thursday by a scrappy Vincennes squad, 70-65.
It looked like business as usual for Howard in the opening minutes of play.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. â€” The Howard College menâ€™s basketball team had never seen a crowd like they did Tuesday at the National Junior College Athletic Association championship tournament as they were tasked with facing the hometown team â€” Hutchinson Community College (31-2) â€” which was in the national tourney for the first time since 1997.
But, the Hawks have some big time players who made some big time baskets down the stretch to take a commanding lead they wouldnâ€™t relinquish and removed the Blue Dragons from the bracket with a 92-69 win.
It was a tight game for 30 minutes.
SNYDER â€” Big Spring Head Baseball Coach Bert Ottoâ€™s team is off to another good start.
Using a little small ball, patience and luck, the Steers won their district opener on the road against Snyder by a score of 2-0.
Both teamsâ€™ bats were quiet to start off, when in the top of the fourth inning, Haegan Rodriguez led off with a stand-up triple.
Gunnar Kennedy then hit a ball hard to the Tigersâ€™ short stop who committed a throwing error, allowing Rodriguez to cross home plate and Kennedy to advance to second base.
SNYDER â€” District play has been full of ups and downs for Big Spring â€” and itâ€™s only the first week.
After a 12-2 run-rule victory over Wylie to kick off 4-3A action, the Lady Steers lost by the same score to Snyder on Tuesday, also in run-rule fashion.
â€śThey did to us exactly what we did to Wylie,â€ť BSHS Head Coach John Sparks said.