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May 17th, 2012
LUBBOCK â€” It wasn't exactly how Howard College Head Baseball Coach Britt Smith wanted the season to end, but as he pointed out after the Hawks' 5-2 loss to the Cisco College Wranglers on Wednesday, â€śThese guys went 91-25 in two years. That's .800 baseball â€” you can't ask for much better than that.â€ť
One bad inning â€” the top of the second â€” would come back to haunt the Hawks as the normally dependable starting pitcher Logan Ehlers and the defense gave up five Cisco runs on five hits, a walk and an error.
â€ś(Ehlers) was on short rest,â€ť Smith said. â€śHe didn't have the same velocity.â€ť
When introducing Diamond Mayes to the crowd who gathered to watch her sign a letter of intent to play basketball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Big Spring High School Athletic Director Phillip Ritchey said â€śDiamond (Mayes) is what all Big Spring Steers â€” Lady Steers should be like.â€ť
Mayes, who has played on the varsity basketball team for four years, as well as other sports, received a full scholarship to OWU.
What drew Mayes to the school was the similarities between there and Big Spring.
LUBBOCK â€” The Howard College Hawks and the Western Texas College Westerners aren't exactly strangers passing in the night.
The two have met four times this year in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play, in which WTC was outscored by the Hawks 37-3.
A turnaround wasn't in the cards for the Westerners on Thursday, as they found themselves on the short end of an 8-0 ball game in the Hawks' regional championship opener.
MINERAL WELLS â€” There is no telling how deep into the playoffs the Big Spring Steers baseball squad could go this season, but if they maintain their current pace, it may be a few more weeks before the fans run out of games to attend.
BSHS Coach Bert Otto said prior to the bi-district series opener that he believed his team could compete with Iowa Park in the playoffs.
He was right.
The Steers took the first game by a score of 5-1 and will head into Game Two with the all-important momentum any coach would like when squaring off against the region's best.
Could this be the year of the Steer?
Coach Bert Otto and his baseball squad believe it is as they ready themselves for Game One of a three-game series in postseason play against Iowa Park today in Mineral Wells.
SEMINOLE â€” The rain held off and the wind picked up just enough to cool the crowd who traveled to see the Coahoma Bulldogettes on Monday in their bi-district matchup against the Ladyjackets of Kemit.
Coahoma â€” who entered the postseason as the third District 3-2A seed â€” found themselves trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the third when Bree Hilario bunted and reached safely after Kermit's first basemen bobbled the ball. Laurel Nix hit a one-out single that scored Hilario, who had stolen second and third base, tying the game at 2-all.
LUBBOCK â€” The Big Spring High School girls track and field team took first place as a squad at the regional championship Saturday, ensuring them a spot at the state championship in Austin.
After winning district convincingly, the Lady Steers entered regionals with momentum.
BSHS racked up 82 points, beating out runners-up Wylie who recorded 63 points.
The Howard College Hawk baseball and softball squads are taking care of business.
Coach Britt Smith's baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader (Game One: 4-7, Game Two 2-6) to New Mexico Junior College on the road Saturday, delaying their claim to a conference championship.