Archive - Sports Article
February 25th, 2014
The Big Spring High School Lady Steersâ softball teamâs trip to Stephenville this past weekend went anything but the way they had hoped. Big Spring went 2-2 in the annual Honeybee Invitational, which was held Thursday through Saturday in the Stephenville City Park.
Okay, letâs get this straight. The Howard College Hawks need a win tonight when they take to the Harold Davis Court in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. And, because of tie-breakers within the Western Junior College Athletic Conference race, they need it badly.
The Howard College Hawksâ head coach went into their weekend series with El Paso Community College looking for his team to improve its production at the plate. Quality at-bats mean more offensive production head coach Britt Smith had preached to his team.
The Tejanos probably wish they hadnât listened as well.
The Garden City Lady Bearkats saw their 2013-14 season come to an end with a loss to the No. 2-ranked Highland Lady Hornets in the Region II-A, Division 2 championship game. Highlandâs 51-37 win sends the Lady Hornets to the state tournament, which begins on Feb. 27 in Austin.
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.