Archive - Sports Article
November 15th, 2011
The Big Spring Junior High tennis teams placed first and second in the Midland Christian tennis tournament this weekend.
The seventh grade team finished with a second place team total, with several top individual finishers. Brandon Hilario was the consolation winner in boys singles and Morgan Parnell took first place in the girls singles action. Jonathon Byrd took third place for the boys, while Sean Rios and Brett Cervantez took second in boys doubles.
The Lady Steers saw their season come to an end Friday afternoon in Snyder, falling to Andrews in four games in the Regional Semifinals by scores of 11-25, 25-22, 23-25 and 23-25.
Big Spring senior Taylor Seaton was an absolute force on the net, blocking a game-high 18 shots. Seaton also recorded eight kills and six digs. But it wouldn't be enough to stop an Andrews squad bent on a shot at state.
The Coahoma Bulldogs were an extra point away from tying the game with a minute left on the clock. Then, the unthinkable happened. Unable to control the snap,the Bulldogs were forced to attempt a last-second pass into the end zone. It was picked off and returned 100 yards for two-points, ending the Bulldogs' season in the most unthinkable fashion. The 23-20 bi-district loss dropped Coahoma to 6-5 on the season.
In a bi-district playoff game which featured more than 1,000 yards of total offense, the Forsan Buffaloes fell Saturday night to the Sanford-Fritch Eagles 33-26. Brendan Roman broke free for a 96-yard touchdown run and Trevor Burchett scored on a 63-yard run and an 83-yard pass reception from Foster Burchett, but their efforts fell one score shy of seeing the Buffaloes advance to the next round.
After their opening drive ended with the ball hitting the turf, Forsan watched Sanford-Fritch march the field, finding pay dirt on a 40-yard screen pass.
SNYDER â€” Big Spring High School's Lady Steers lost to Andrews 3-1 in the Region I, Class 3A volleyball semifinals played today at The Coliseum on the Western Texas College campus.
In a very close battle, the Lady Steers fell 11-25, 25-22, 23-25, 23-25. Andrews moves on to play in the finals Saturday.
Missing key elements to their team, the Forsan Buffaloes went into last week's battle with Hawley needing a 13-point victory to make the playoffs. Brendan Roman had one of his best games of the season and To'a Maumau exploded onto the scene in relief of injured Foster Burchett to gain the Buffaloes a 32-19 win, edging Forsan past Hawley into the final playoff spot.
After last week's 40-6 loss at the hands of district champion Idalou, the Coahoma Bulldogs are ready to get back on the field. The Dogs will travel to Plainview Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. clash with Spearman.
The 8-2 Spearman Lynx finished the regular season in third place in their district behind Sanford-Fritch and Abernathy.
Planning to play the Big Spring Steers? Planning to play four games? Good luck. So far this post season, Big Spring has not had a match go past three games. They have swept all their opponents decisively and last night was no exception. The Lady Steers took down the District 6-3A champion Graham Lady Blues 25-19, 25-14 and 25-14 in the Regional Quarterfinals.
The Steers cross country team represented Big Spring this week at the Regional Meet,with the boys finishing in ninth place overall and the girls crossing the line at 13th place.
Gustavo Lugo led the way for the boys, claiming the fifth spot overall with a time of 16:20.20. Right behind Lugo, in sixth place, was Thomas King. The Big Spring sophomore posted a time of 16:33.70.
Mike Williams finished in 31st place, Nathan Jimenez came in 84th, Mason Ford crossed the line in 94th and Joshua Means ranked in at the 130th spot.
As winter approaches and the nights begin to get longer, the sun is quickly setting on another year of Steers' football, with the 0-9 Steers heading into Friday night's season finale in Snyder.
The 2011 season has been a disappointing one for Steer Nation, though fans saw their hometown boys come close in several games. The heart-breaking 7-6 season-opening loss to Fort Stockton seemed to set the tone for the season, as it would be the closest Big Spring would come to a win.