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February 6th, 2014
The Grady Wildcats are just 32 minutes away from another gold trophy.
The Wildcats, who are ranked No. 17 in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coachesâ€™ poll, moved to within one win of claiming the outright District 6-A, Division II, basketball championship on Tuesday by pounding out an 80-48 win over the Dawson Dragons.
For the Howard College Hawks, tonightâ€™s showdown with the South Plains College Texans is the Super Bowl, World Series and Iditarod all wrapped in one. Make no mistake about, as far as the Howard College Hawks are concerned, there is no bigger game on the schedule.
Big Spring seniors Devin Roberson and Chris Lindem signed letters of intent to play college football next season on Wednesday afternoon during a special ceremony in front of the student body. Roberson signed to play next fall at Tarleton State University, while Lindem inked a deal to play at Cisco College. See story in Thursday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.
Big Spring head coach Ian Ritchey took a deep breath after watching his team grind out a 56-49 victory over the Midland Greenwood Rangers on Tuesday night in front of a huge crowd in the Steer Gym and took it for what it was. It wasnâ€™t a masterpiece, but it was win.
It was a huge win that gave Big Spring its ultimate goal - a berth in the Class 3A state playoffs.
Big Spring High School head coach Mike Warren wasnâ€™t disappointed following the Lady Steersâ€™ 47-36 loss to the Midland Greenwood Rangerettes. In fact, he was just the opposite even though the loss dropped his squad into a play-in situation as far as the Class 3A playoffs are concerned.
Kade Fannin turned in a personal-best performance and the Forsan defense put the clamps on Tahoka in the second half on Tuesday and powered the Buffaloes to a 69-54 win over the Tahoka Bulldogs in a key District 6-A, Div. I, showdown.
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.