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January 23rd, 2013
SWEETWATER â€” The Steers have struggled since district play began, but they may have turned a corner Tuesday as Big Spring defeated the Mustangs 49-39 to pick up its first 4-3A victory.
After a hard-fought loss to Greenwood last Friday, the win came in a timely manner for BSHS Head Coach Cliff Thompson.
â€śWe carried over the momentum from the Greenwood game,â€ť Thompson said. â€śWe executed well and we shot the ball well and played good defense.â€ť
Ty Sealy and Tyler Graves each put up 13 points for the Steers, while Tavaris Walker had nine.
The Lady Hawks (13-7, 1-3) had an opening on the schedule due to a cancellation by Mountain View Junior College, so HC Head Women's Basketball Coach Earl Diddle took advantage of Southwest Texas Junior College's visit to the area and set up a game with the Cowgirls.
â€śWe had a chance to play since they were up here on the SWCID capus,â€ť Diddle said. â€śIt worked out well. They have a good team â€” they play other WJCAC teams as well â€” this late in the year, it's better than a practice and we were able to accomplish a lot of things.â€ť
The Steers may have fallen to 0-3 in District 4-3A play Friday at Steer Gym, but they still gave the fans their money's worth during the 54-49 loss to Greenwood.
Big Spring started off strong, outscoring the Rangers 15-9 in the first quarter. Greenwood mounted an attack and went on a 15-6 run in the second period, including a three-point shot which gave them the lead four minutes before the halfway mark. The Steers went into the locker room at the break down 26-21.
FORSAN â€” The Buffaloes evened their district record to 1-1 (11-8 overall) with a 57-46 win over visiting Plains on Friday.
Dillon Bagnall led FHS with 14 points, while Kade Fannin had 10, Aric Hernandez nine and Tyler Evans eight.
â€śThe guys came back from an early deficit by staying focused,â€ť Forsan Head Coach Gary Huckabee said. â€śWe had some really good support from the bench. It was a very important win for us, it got us back on track in district play.â€ť
The Buffs will travel to Seagraves on Tuesday.
The crowd at Steer Gym on Friday wasn't happy with the officiating late in the game, which drew boos from Big Spring natives who thought a couple of traveling calls were omitted for Lubbock Cooper, while the Steers were being unfairly called for fouls.
In the end, the Pirates held on to defeat the Steers 59-51.
Cooper's Brent Carlson made 14-of-18 free throws during the game and the Pirates never relinquished the lead.
After a see-saw first half, the Steers found themselves trailing by 12 with under three minutes to play in the third stanza.
December 31st, 2012
It was a year full of surprises.
The biggest sports headline in the Crossroads may have been the 2012 NFL draft. Big Spring native and Texas A&M alum Ryan Tannehill was chosen as the eighth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins to add some stability to the vaunted quarterback position.
While the locals may have had faith in Tannehill, many sports world talking heads remained skeptical. Boy, were they wrong.
Tannehill may not have sizzled in the rookie record realm, but he showed he had the leadership qualities to direct a pro squad and the determination to win.
BRIDGEPORT â€” The Steers (5-12) met two larger schools Friday â€” Saginaw and Fort Worth Western Hills â€” and lost both outings as Big Spring dropped Game One to Saginaw 63-45 and Game Two to Western Hills 61-48.
Despite the mismatch in enrollment numbers, BSHS Head Coach Cliff
Thompson cited a lack of consistency as the reason for the losses.
â€śWe started off playing well against Saginaw, but then we had a terrible third quarter,â€ť Thompson said. â€śWe turned the ball over four or five times and (Saginaw) scored on all of them. We just didn't play all four quarters.â€ť
FORSAN â€” The Buffaloes will be losing some gridiron stalwarts this year, including quarterback Marcus Cervantes, safety Trevor Burchett and runningback Brendan Roman.
Luckily for Head Football Coach Jason Phillips, he has more all-district selections expected to return next year than are graduating.
â€śWe had a good senior class this year,â€ť Phillips said. â€śEspecially with all the injuries â€” most of them were to seniors â€” but they were a big part of our success and helped us build our program. I am proud of those guys.â€ť
BIG SPRING â€” The Steers (5-10), lost a hard-fought battle to Seminole on Friday at Steer Gym, 66-59. Steer varsity will look to get back in action with a win at the Bridgeport Tournament, which is set to begin Friday against an opponent to be announced.
The Lady Steers are off until Thursday, when they travel to Lubbock for the Caprock Tournament. BSHS will face Tulia at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lubbock Coronado.
FORSAN â€” The Buffaloes found themseleves in a dogfight with Colorado City on Friday.
BIG SPRING â€” The Lady Steers improved to 10-7 Tuesday at Steer Gym with a convincing 50-31 victory over San Angelo Lake View.
SALV kept up with BSHS, only trailing by six until a 16-3 run during the fourth quarter put the game on ice for the Lady Steers.