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March 8th, 2014
Big Spring High School Lady Steersâ€™ head track coach Nick Roberson was realistic going into Fridayâ€™s 2014 Big Spring Invitational Track and Field meet at Blankenship Field. He knew the Frenship Lady Tigers had the sheer numbers to dominate the meet, so he took a different approach, looking for quality over quantity.
He found plenty to be happy with.
New Mexico Junior College posted a 6-3 run in the final 1:18 off regulation on Friday afternoon in the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock and claimed a tough 64-60 victory in the semifinal round of the Region V Basketball Tournament. With the loss, the Hawsâ€™ season ended one game shy of a berth in the national tournament.
LUBBOCK - Howard College menâ€™s basketball coach Scott Raines offered his team an easy way out prior to the start of the Region V Basketball Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock. He told them they could get on the bus and return to Big Spring and not worry about a possible rematch with New Mexico Junior College.
Fortunately for Raines, the Hawks wanted no part of the â€śeasyâ€ť road.
The Coahoma High School Bulldogettes may not have posted as many wins on the basketball court this season, but that didnâ€™t stop them garnering plenty of notice from the District 4-2A coaches when it came time to pass out postseason honors.
Coahoma had four players named to the District 4-2A all-district squad, including Newcomer of the Year Lauren Simer and first-teamers Savannah Neff and Kaeli Yeager.
The Howard College Hawks and Western Texas College Westerners have rescheduled their Western Junior College Athletic Conference baseball games for today and Friday due to the weather forecast for this weekend.
The Howard College menâ€™s basketball team struggled in its final two outings of the regular season. They backed its way into the Region V Basketball Tournament as the No. 4 seed from the Western Junior College Athletic Conference.
Those are facts Hawks head coach Scott Raines isnâ€™t real thrilled about. He believes his team is much better than what the last 80 minutes of the regular season showed.
The Howard College menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball teams each placed two players on the 2014 All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference basketball teams. The conference honors were released earlier this week.
Charlie Boling, Ryan Lopez and Charles Green all collected gold medals on Friday and helped power the Big Spring High School Steers track and field team to an impressive outing at the Sandhills Relays in Monahans.
Karina Alvarado and the The Big Spring High School Lady Steers turned in an impressive outing on Friday at the Region I Powerlifting Championships in Fort Stockton. As a team, the Lady Steers had 10 athletes finish in the top 20 in their respective weight classifications.
Carlee Daniel and Jahnia Willard both turned in record-setting performances for the Forsan High School Lady Buffaloes this past weekend at the Region I Powerlifting Championships in Irion County. Both set personal marks in the meet, which was held Friday.