Archive - Jan 2014 - Sports Article
Howard College menâ€™s basketball coach Scott Raines didnâ€™t see anything flashy about his team on Thursday night. And that was perfectly fine by him.
In fact, it is exactly what he wanted.
Ellyn Avery has some fond memories of growing up in the Forsan-Big Spring area. Unfortunately for the Howard College Lady Hawks, now she has another one.
Avery, the daughter of former Big Spring High School girlsâ€™ basketball coach Jim Avery, pumped in a game-high 18 points on Thursday and helped power the Midland College Lady Chaparrals to a 71-45 win in front of a large crowd in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Big Spring High School shortstop Valerie Goodblanket got the Lady Steersâ€™ 2014 preseason off to a memorable start on Thursday afternoon at the BSISD Softball Complex. She slapped the first pitch she saw over the centerfield fence and sparked Big Spring to a 14-8 romp over the Colorado Lady Wolves in their preseason scrimmage opener.
The way Valerie Goodblanket sees it, both she and the Howard College Lady Hawks got a good deal on Wednesday. She got to stay close to her roots, and the Lady Hawks got a good player.
Goodblanket officially signed on the dotted line on Wednesday afternoon, agreeing to play next season with the Lady Hawksâ€™ softball program. The Big Spring High School senior signed her Letter of Intent in a special ceremony in front of her family and friends in the BSHS foyer.
The Howard College Hawks have become accustomed to being ranked among the best in junior college baseball. Well, they should feel right at home this season.
Howard College menâ€™s head basketball coach Scott Raines can look at the Western Junior College Athletic Conference standings and see the Midland College Chaparrals are a .500 team for the year.
What he doesnâ€™t see is a team that will come into the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum and roll over. In fact, he figures heâ€™ll see something quite different.
FORSAN - The Plain Cowgirls knocked down a season-high 12 three-point shots on Tuesday and rallied for a 59-51 win over the Forsan Lady Buffaloes.
The Abilene Wylie Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an early 21-3 lead and then weathered a hot-shooting performance from Julianna Rodriguez to claim a 72-46 win over the Big Spring Lady Steers on Tuesday in Abilene.
Ty Sealy pumped in 22 points on Tuesday and helped the Big Spring Steers turn in a gutsy effort against the fifth-ranked Wylie Bulldogs in Abilene. Unfortunately for the Steers, it wasnâ€™t enough.
Big Spring Little League will have sign ups on Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Spring City Plaza, formally the Big Spring Mall. Registration will also be held on Feb. 17â€“21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is open to youths, ages 4-16.