Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
ABILENE â€“ For the Big Spring High School Steers coaches and players, Friday night truly was the scariest Halloween.
And the toughest to get through.
Wylie made Big Spring a footnote in its football history by reeling off 29 unanswered points in the second quarter and then cruising to a stunning 49-6 victory in front of a large crowd at Bulldogs Stadium. The win marked the 250th of Wylie head coach Hugh Sandiferâ€™s career â€“ and the ninth straight time the Bulldogs have beaten Big Spring.
The Howard College menâ€™s basketball team kicked off its 2014-15 season on a high note on Friday afternoon by grinding out an impressive win over Carl Albert State College in Plano.
The Hawks, who entered the year ranked No. 18 nationally in the NJCAA preseason poll, began their three-day outing in north-central Texas with an 80-68 win over the Vikings.
The Christoval Cougars did the unexpected on Friday night. And the Forsan Buffaloes were the worse for it.
Christoval dealt Forsan a stunning 26-20 setback at Jack Pardee Memorial Field. In so doing, the Cougars handed Forsan its third straight loss in as many weeks and all but ended Forsanâ€™s postseason hopes.
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers know they are in the playoffs ... they just don't know who they will be playing in the first round of the postseason.
The District 2-4A runner-up, Big Spring will face the loser of the District 1-4A "play-in" game in the first round. Dalhart and Pampa are scheduled to play for the No. 3 seed in the District 1-4A race on Saturday at noon.
Big Spring finished the regular season at 19-19.
Backed by 22 assists from Emilie Smith and a team-high 13 kills from senior Erin Pollard, Big Spring rolled to a 3-0 victory over Lubbock Estacado in District 2-4A volleyball action. The Lady Steers pounded out wins of 25-17, 25-22, 25-20.
STANTON â€“ With 27 seconds on the clock and the score knotted at 20-20, Coahoma High School head coach Trey Gardner could have played it safe on Friday night in front of a large crowd at Buffalo Stadium in Stanton.
Taking a knee on third down at their own 32 would have likely meant a fourth-down punt and, in all likelihood, capped a 13-0 second-half run by the Bulldogs that could have led to an overtime period against Stanton.
Heading into the week, Forsan High School head coach Jason Phillips said he expected an all-out battle from the McCamey Badgers on Friday night, and that his team would need to stay focused and put together four solid quarters of play to win.
By all accounts, the Buffaloes did just that on Friday night in McCamey.
Unfortunately for Forsan, the game went five quarters.
The 2014 Big Spring High School Powder Puff Championships featured a little of everything on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium. Guys in skirts, texting referees and cheerleaders scoring touchdowns.
Through it all, Shaylee Franks. Autumn Minter and Jackie Castillo just wanted the ball. So the Seniors gave it to them. It proved to be a wise move by Seniors coaches Matt Yanez, Dee Parker and Charlie Boling. All Franks, Minter and Castillo did was lead the Seniors to a 14-0 victory over the Sophomores in the finals.
SNYDER â€“ The Big Spring High School Steers knew heading into their showdown with the Snyder Tigers that they needed two things. They needed to play better defensively and they needed a win in order to get their District 3-4A schedule off to a good start.
The Steers accomplished both goals in grand fashion on Friday night.
The Sands High School Mustangs always knew they could move the ball and put up points. It was just a matter of when everyone would get healthy and click at the same time. That time came on Friday night in Loop.