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April 22nd, 2013
Having already clinched the Western Junior College Athletic Conference title, Howard College is preparing for the Region V tournament after completing a sweep of Midland College at Foundation Field on Saturday by winning 13-4 and 9-1 in a doubleheader.
Claudette Smith helped the Lady Hawks in their rout of the Lady Chaparrals in Game Three of a four-game stand when she belted a grand slam home run. Smith also had a two-run blast, accounting for six RBI during the outing.
Howard College finished off its sweep of Luna College on Saturday, winning Game Three of the four-game stint, 5-2 and Game Four, 9-0.
Taking all four games was important the Hawks, who are in a bit of uncharted territory.
Howard College's perennially strong baseball program has faced some adversity this year.
With the renovations to the playing surface at Jack Barber Field, the Hawks were forced to play more than 30 games on the road before they enjoyed a home field advantage.
The one-year playoff drought is over.
Big Spring defeated Monahans on Saturday by a score of 2-1 at Lady Steer Field, then Snyder beat Greenwood to ensure BSHS the final postseason bid from District 4-3A.
The Lady Loboes jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Lady Steers answered quickly answered back.
LUBBOCK â€” Thirty degrees with 30 miles an hour wind gusts. That's what the Big Spring boys golf team is facing today as they wrap up the regional tournament at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock.
The Steers shot a good round yesterday and at press time, are sitting in second place with a score of 309 â€” one stroke ahead of rival Abilene Wylie and 12 strokes behind No. 1 Andrews.
â€śI'm proud of our kids,â€ť Joslin said of Wednesday's performance. â€śIt was really tough, the wind was blowing hard. We wanted to put ourselves in position to get a top three finish finish and we did that.â€ť
GREENWOOD â€” Big Spring baseball was also on the receiving end of a loss on the road Tuesday, as the Rangers held on for a 5-2 win over the Steers, throwing a monkey wrench in Head Coach Bert Otto's plan to nab the No. 2 seed out of District 4-3A, which is more desirable than a No. 3 spot due to the strength of potential opponents.
In the top of the first inning, Karsten Knudson and Haegan Rodriguez led off the game with back-to-back singles, then Knudson scored a run on a sacrifice fly by Gunnar Kennedy to put the Steers up 1-0.
More often than not, when you give up 10 runs in a baseball game it's bad news, but that wasn't the case for Howard College on Tuesday. The Hawks were smacking the ball around and won 16-10, with sophomore Reed Seeley belting a grand slam to help key the win.
Howard also got a little â€” OK, a lot â€” of help from mistakes on the part of the Westerners, who recorded six errors in the high-scoring affair.
SNYDER â€” Big Spring's varsity track squads competed in the first day of the District 4-3A in Snyder on Monday, with several Steers and Lady Steers placing among the top-ranked participants.
â€˘ Triple jump â€” Shahiem Menefield, fifth place, 40-10 Â˝.
â€˘ 3,200 â€” Gustavo Lugo, first place, 10:48:42; Joshua Means, second place 11:10.
â€˘ Triple jump â€” Yaneira Tuitt, first place, 34-9 Âľ.
â€˘ Shot put â€” Julia Wilson, fifth place, 31-8 Âľ.
â€˘ 3,200 â€” Karina Alvarado, second place, 13:27.
Following up a doubleheader in which Howard College outscored Frank Phillips College 31-3 between the two games, the Hawk softball squad took it a little easier on Clarendon College on Saturday at Foundation Field. This time, Howard â€” which has won eight straight â€” allowed five runs on the day, taking Game One 16-1 and Game Two 12-4.
There simply hasn't been much competition for the Hawks (40-8, 15-1), who lead the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and are currently five games ahead of Midland College and Odessa College which are tied for second.
MONAHANS â€” Big Spring kept on rolling with a 14-1 shelling of Monahans on Thursday. Following Adam Franco's shutout performance Tuesday, pitcher Gunnar Kennedy found his rhythm, allowing just one run in the five-inning affair.
â€ś(Kennedy) struggled in the first couple of innings, then he started to hit his spots and was lights out for us,â€ť said BSHS Head Coach Bert Otto,
Again, the Steer offense was spread out, with batters 1-9 contributing at the plate.
SNYDER â€” It is starting to look like another trip to Austin is in the cards for the Big Spring boys golf team.
After the first round of district play, Big Spring sits atop the standings with a combined score of 301, edging rival Wylie which shot a 309. Snyder rounded out the top three with a score of 312.
Leading the Steers were Devin Roberson and Tate Kennedy who each shot 73. Ryan Pollard scored a 77, Jason Guevara shot a 78 and Tyler Bryan shot a 79.