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March 23rd, 2012

Gomez signs letter of intent

March 23, 2012

When life as an athlete throws you a curveball, you have two options: take the strike, or hit it out of the park.

The latter tactic was chosen by Mai Gomez, a former Big Spring High School softball and volleyball player who suffered a series of ankle injuries which put her sports career on the sidelines, but opened up a new, potential career.

Gomez, a senior this year at BSHS, signed her letter of intent Thursday to attend Howard College on a full scholarship, majoring in what she knows best — sports medicine.

Roberts to rep Big Spring at state

March 23, 2012

Powerlifting is not for the faint of heart.

Just ask Sawyer Roberts, Big Spring High School's qualifier for the state championship meet, which will begin Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene. Weigh-ins begin today.

Roberts, a senior, will compete in the super heavyweight class, and will try to set a new personal record — 650 pounds — in his best event, the dead lift.

March 21st

Lady Steers fall to Snyder

March 21, 2012

SNYDER — The Big Spring Lady Steers, who opened District 5-3A softball play last Friday with a win over Sweetwater, didn't fare as well on the road Tuesday, as Big Spring dropped to a 1-1 district record following a 3-1 loss to rival Snyder on the road.

What went wrong for BSHS?

According to Coach John Sparks, it all came down to mental discipline at the plate.

“It was a defensive game,” he said. “We made three errors, which put people on base. Then, (Snyder) manufactured the runs.”

Steers stage comeback in district opener against Snyder

March 21, 2012

SNYDER — Don't count out Big Spring in District 5-3A baseball this season.

Even though Snyder racked up nine runs in the first four innings of play, the Steers kept their collective cool Tuesday, bringing home a 12-10 win thanks to quality relief pitching and an offense that came to life in the later innings.

The Steers took the early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning, but Snyder responded quickly, scoring nine runs over the course of three innings of play to put Big Spring in a substantial hole.

March 17th

Lady Steers top Sweetwater in district opener

March 17, 2012

SWEETWATER — The Big Spring Lady Steers opened District 5-3A softball play with a bang Friday, defeating the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs 11-6 at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex.
A pair of home runs, a slew of stolen bases and a strong defense all contributed to a solid district win.
The Lady Steers (10-10) started strong, scoring five runs in the top of the first.
Ambra Hill led off with a single, then stole second and third bases, allowing Valerie Goodblanket to drive her home with an RBI double.

March 16th

Steers split doubleheader against Seminole

March 16, 2012

Mix baseball with a prize fight and you'd have an idea how the Big Spring-Seminole baseball doubleheader went Thursday.

The Steers and Indians traded leads instead of haymakers, and the end result was a split decision — Big Spring came from behind to win game one, 11-10, before dropping game two 6-2.

With the results, Big Spring's record now stands at 10-9.

Game One
The Steers started off strong in Thursday's opener, scoring the game's first two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

March 15th

March15 sports calendar

March 15, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Seminole at Big Spring (DH), 4:30 p.m., Steer Park.
Forsan at Denver City, noon.

FRIDAY

Baseball
Slaton at Coahoma, TBA.

Softball
Big Spring at Sweetwater, 6:30 p.m.
Howard College at Casa Grande, Ariz. tournament, TBA.

To submit a calendar item, please call 263-7331, ext. 237, or e-mail reporter@bigspringherald.com

March 14th

Buffaloes rout Post, 11-1

March 14, 2012

FORSAN — It was all too much for the Post Antelopes.

The combination of several hot Forsan bats and a no-hitter pitched by Foster Burnett turned out to be too much for Post to overcome as the Buffaloes took an 11-1 run-rule victory in District 3-2A action Tuesday afternoon.

The Buffs made life difficult for Post from the very start, grabbing the lead in the first inning.

Patrick Robles was the first Buffalo to reach base after smacking a double in his first at-bat. Burchett drew a walk, and was driven in by Blaise Coffman in the bottom of the first.

March 14 sports calendar

March 14, 2012

TODAY

Baseball

Howard College vs. Wharton Co. Community College, TBA, Houston.

Softball
Big Spring at Lubbock Estacado, 12:30 p.m.
Howard College vs. Eastern Arizona (DH), 1 p.m., Thatcher, Ariz.

THURSDAY

Baseball
Seminole at Big Spring (DH), 4:30 p.m., Steer Park.
Forsan at Denver City, noon.

March 13th

March 13 Sports Calendar

March 13, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Big Spring at San Angelo Lake View (DH), noon.
Post at Forsan, noon.
Howard College vs. Galveston College, TBA, Houston.

Softball
Big Spring at Lubbock Estacado, 12:30 p.m.
Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Baseball

Howard College vs. Wharton Co. Community College, TBA, Houston.

Softball
Howard College vs. Eastern Arizona (DH), 1 p.m., Thatcher, Ariz.

To submit a calendar item, please call 263-7331, ext. 235, or e-mail reporter@bigspringherald.com

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