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February 21st, 2014
Big Spring High School head boysâ basketball coach Ian Ritchey isnât one to sugar coat issues for his players. He doesnât mind telling them they âcoastedâ into the playoffs, or that tonightâs area playoff matchup with the Shallowater Mustangs isnât going to be easy. In fact, Ritchey doesnât mind telling his team they will be going up against a tough Shallowater team when they hit the floor at 6 p.m. in the Andrews High School gymnasium.
Howard College menâs basketball coach Scott Raines didnât expect his team to turn in a Picasso performance against the New Mexico Military Institute on Monday evening. The sheer emotion involved in claiming a win over Odessa College on Thursday along with a 4-hour bus ride to Roswell, N.M. was a recipe for a slow start.
The Forsan High School Buffaloes will continue their postseason quest tonight when they take to the floor against the Iraan Braves in the area round of the Class A, Division I playoffs. The Buffaloes are scheduled to face off with Iraan beginning at 7 p.m. in the Midland Christian High School gym.
Wednesdayâs doubleheader with the Weatherford College Lady Coyotes was the best of times â and the worst of times â for Howard College Lady Hawksâ head coach Kelli Raines.
For the Howard College menâs basketball team, this afternoonâs game with the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos couldnât be more important. They need the win clinch one of the four postseason berths in the Region V Basketball Tournament Western Junior College Athletic Association â and to maintain a small buffer between themselves and New Mexico Junior College.
Hayden Adamson, Namen McCullough and John Porras swept the top three spots in the individual standings and helped power the Bulldogs to the team championship at the Crane Invitational Golf Tournament, which was played at the Crane Country Club.
ODESSA â Big Spring High School head coach Ian Ritchey admitted he wasnât sure what to expect from his team prior to their first-round playoff game against the Pecos Eagles on Tuesday. Would the team that upset Monahans show up, or would it be the team that was furious about losing its last two games of the regular season
The Forsan High School Buffaloes added another gold ball to their trophy case on Tuesday evening with a rousing 68-60 victory over the Morton Indians in the first round of the Class A, Division I state playoffs.
Valerie Goodblanket delivered a pair of clutch hits and the Big Spring High School Lady Steers turned in a solid outing on Tuesday evening en route to claiming a 7-3 win over the Levelland Loboettes at the BSISD Softball Complex.
The Odessa College Wranglers entered Mondayâs Western Junior College Athletic Conference showdown with rival Howard College in a good position. They were led by the nationâs top scorer in point guard Josh Gray, and they had home court advantage.
What they didnât have was âPepe,â or, when the smoke finally cleared, was much of a prayer for making the postseason.