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August 23rd, 2011
Under a clear sky and the watchful eyes of the Fort Stockton coaching staff, the Big Spring Steers put up an impressive display Friday night at Memorial Stadium during their last scrimmage game of the 2011 campaign.
The Coahoma Bulldogs seemed to get off to a slow start in Thursday nightâ€™s scrimmage against Clyde. Understandable, considering the size of the visiting team.
Even Coahoma Head Coach Trey Gardner commented on the size of the opposition.
â€śWhen we walked out, it looked like the field was slanted to one side,â€ť Coach Gardner said.
But the size factor did not stay in play long as the hometown Bulldogs kept playing their own style of football; they hit everybody and they hit them hard.
The Big Spring Lady Steers fell to the Frenship Lady Tigers Tuesday night in four matches, even after an energetic, exciting start. The scores of 23-25, 25-22, 18-25 and 15-25 in no way measured the effort put into this one by the hometown girls. Despite the wave of emotion present at Steer gym, the Lady Tigers got some momentum behind them and never looked back.
After falling behind 7-11 in the first match, Big Spring rallied and tied the game at 15 apiece, then again at 18, before eventually succumbing to the high-flying aerial attack of Frenship and falling 23-25.
A charity rag ball tournament is being held in Snyder to raise funds for a youth there. Four-year-old Xavier Molinar lost his mother Regina in a recent car accident.
The funds from the tournament will go into an account for young Xavier for his future college funds.
The Aug. 19 tournament will be played at Winston Field in Snyder, starting at 7 p.m., with registration being held between 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Directors of the benefit tournament are expecting a first place pay out of up to $2,500.
The Lady Steers got their season off to a good start last night, defeating Abilene High School in four matches. Scores of 25-14, 25-22, 21-25 and 25-22 allowed the team to avenge last seasonâ€™s loss at the hands of the Lady Eagles.
The Steers got off to a fast start in the match, taking it first-round win easily 25-14, but Abilene seemed to get stronger as the game progressed and made things a bit more competitive. as the Lady Steersâ€™ opening night went along.
Fresh off of a weekend filled with scrimmage action, the Lady Steers will be on the road tonight as they head east to take on the Eagles of Abilene High School. The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start in Abilene, preceded by JV and freshman games.
The Lady Steers take the court this year with an experienced team, having lost only three players to graduation this last summer. Head Coach Lynn Osborne said she was ready to get the girls on the court and see what they could do.
With this summer's unusually hot conditions, the coaching staff at Big Spring have instituted some changes when it comes to football practices. Two-a-days still started Aug. 1, as they did across the state and most of the nation, but a concentrated effort is being made to keep the players hydrated and ensure their safety.
â€śWe have scheduled water breaks throughout our practices,â€ť Head Coach Phillip Ritchey said. â€śIn addition, the boys are encouraged to go get water any time they need it. We don't want them wasting time asking. We want them to just go get it.â€ť
The Big Spring Steers began two-a-day practices today at the ATC. Steers Head Coach Phillip Ritchey and his coaching staff began the day by running the players through basic warm-up routines, before breaking them down into individual skill stations.
The large group of football players took the field in a run and never slowed down during the practice, even when the sun started to get high in the sky and the temperatures got even higher. Each drill was finished with the players yawping, â€ťWin!â€ť
Monday morning, the Comanche Trail Ladies Golf Association held a low-ball team tournament which showed two teams ending the day in a tie for first place. Shirley Long, Jo Ann Hilger and Annie Ward comprised the first team, while the second winning team was made up of Mary Gilbreath, Ramona Weaver and Dee Jenkins. The two teams each finished the nine-hole round with a score of 43.
A stroke behind the two leaders was the team of Betty Murphy, Trish Gabbard and Gus Leonardi with a 44-stroke round. Ward and Gabbard tied for the lowest number of putts for the day.
John and Diana Dodd, proprietorsâ€™ of Big Spring Bowl-A-Rama, presented a $500.00 check to Pastor Rob Dalsing and the members of Birdwell Lane Baptist Team for capturing the crown as League Champions at the bowling alley recently.
During the entire 10 week event, despite being in 5th place at the end of week three, with only seven weeks remaining, they never became discouraged or lost their positive attitude of â€śwe can do itâ€ť.Asit turned out, they were right.