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March 12th, 2012

HC softball takes 1 of 2 vs. Clarendon

March 12, 2012

The Howard College softball team showed some rust from a long layoff in the first game of its doubleheader with Clarendon College Sunday, but rebounded in the nightcap to earn a split in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference opener for both teams Sunday afternoon.

Clarendon took the first game, 13-7, but Howard came back to take the second game by a 15-5 score.

The Hawks improved their record to 18-8 overall.

In the opener, Clarendon took advantage of ineffective Howard pitching to take the win.

SPC tops Hawks in Region V final

March 12, 2012

LUBBOCK – During Sunday's Region V men's basketball tournament championship, two of the best junior college teams in the nation showed what they could do.

Unfortunately for Howard College, the South Plains College Texans could do a little bit more.

Behind an outstanding shooting performance from guard Marshall Henderson, the Texans rallied from a first half deficit to claim the Region V title with an 84-74 victory at Lubbock Christian University's Rip Griffin Center.

March 10th

Hawks in Region V final

March 10, 2012

LUBBOCK - The Howard College Hawks jumped out to an early double-digit lead and held on to defeat Odessa College, 73-59, in the semifinals of the Region V Men's Junior College Basketball Tournament at Lubbock Christian University Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Hawks will face No. 1-ranked South Plains College at 2 p.m. Sunday for the Region V championship.

The tournament winner qualifies for the national junior college tournament later this month in Hutchinson, Kan.

March 9th

Hawks open Region V with win

March 9, 2012

LUBBOCK – Hard work apparently pays off.

The Howard College Hawks spent much of the week leading up to the Region V junior college basketball tournament fine-tuning their defense and the results of all that preparation were on display Thursday at Lubbock Christian University's Rip Griffin Center.

The Hawks delivered a stunning defensive performance in the first half of their tournament opener and that was more than enough to secure them an 85-57 victory over Weatherford College.

Steers slam Monahans

March 9, 2012

The weather was cold, but the Big Spring Steers' bats were hot.

The Steers proved to be ungracious hosts Thursday night, downing Monahans, 15-5, to cap first day play at the Big Spring Varsity Baseball Tournament.

The Steers spotted Monahans a 2-0 lead after the top of the second, but stormed back with seven runs in their half of the inning and never looked back from there.

BSHS Head Coach Burt Otto said his team did a good job shaking off temperatures that hovered around freezing Thursday night.

March 9 sports calendar

March 9, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Big Spring High School Varsity Tournament (Steers vs. Brownfield, 2 p.m.; vs. Levelland, 7 p.m.), Steer Park.
Coahoma at Denver City, TBA.

Softball
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m. (CANCELLED)
Big Spring at Snyder tournament, times TBA.
Coahoma at Crane, 6:30 p.m.
Forsan at Lamesa, 6:30 p.m. (CANCELLED)

Tennis
Forsan at Class 2A state team tournament, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Round Rock.

Golf
Big Spring boys at San Angelo tournament.
Big Spring girls at Andrews tournament.

Track and field

March 8th

March 8 sports calendar

March 8, 2012

TODAY

Men’s basketball
Howard College vs. Weatherford College, Region V junior college tournament, 2 p.m., Rip Griffin Center, Lubbock Christian University.

Baseball
Big Spring High School Varsity Tournament (Steers vs. Monahans, 7 p.m.), Steer Park.

FRIDAY

Baseball
Big Spring High School Varsity Tournament (Steers vs. Levelland, 7 p.m.), Steer Park.

Softball
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m.
Big Spring at Snyder tournament, times TBA.
Coahoma at Crane, 6:30 p.m.
Forsan at Lamesa, 6:30 p.m.

Tennis

March 7th

BSHS basketball players earn all-district honors

March 7, 2012

A quartet of Big Spring High School basketball players received first team recognition on the All-District 5-3A team which was announced this week.

Seniors Cerbi Ritchey and Bridgette Tuitt were named to the girls first team, while senior Marc Segundo and junior Chazzell Robertson were named to the boys first team.

Ritchey and Tuitt were mainstays on a BSHS squad that finished third in District 5-3A and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.

Hawks open Region V play Thursday

March 7, 2012

Howard College's “second season” has arrived.

The HC men's basketball team, which finished second in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference this season, will open play in the Region V tournament Thursday in Lubbock.

The Hawks will face Weatherford College, the third seed from the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference, in a first-round game at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rip Griffin Center on the Lubbock Christian University campus.

March 6th

Monday roundup: Hawks sweep McMurry

March 6, 2012

ABILENE — The Howard College baseball team improved to 16-2 for the season by sweeping a doubleheader with McMurry University Monday afternoon.

In Monday's first game, the Hawks broke open a tie game with three runs in the fifth inning, then held on for an 8-5 win. Dominic Moreno took the win in relief of Howard starter Ethan Carnes, and Nick Sawyer recorded the last four outs to earn the save.

Offensively, Howard's 12-hit attack was paced by Dexter Kjerstad, who belted a home run, and Jordan Allen, who added a double.

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