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February 20th, 2014
Wednesdayâ€™s 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 menâ€™s basketball team, this afternoonâ€™s game with the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos couldnâ€™t 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 wasnâ€™t 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 Mondayâ€™s Western Junior College Athletic Conference showdown with rival Howard College in a good position. They were led by the nationâ€™s top scorer in point guard Josh Gray, and they had home court advantage.
What they didnâ€™t have was â€śPepe,â€ť or, when the smoke finally cleared, was much of a prayer for making the postseason.
After finishing off its regular season with a pair of meaningless losses to Sweetwater and Snyder, Big Spring will amp up its attack this afternoon when they square off against the Pecos Eagles in the bi-district round of the boysâ€™ Class 3A state playoffs. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Permian High School gymnasium in Odessa.
The Odessa College Lady Wranglers came into Mondayâ€™s showdown with the Howard College Hawks figuring they should have an easy win. They were, after all, playing at home and facing a Howard College team that was ranked in the lower half of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference standings.
How wrong were they.
The Big Spring boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ powerlifting teams both turned in solid outings on Thursday at the annual Mustang Power Classic in Sweetwater. Both BSHS squads placed in the top 10 in their respective divisions.