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April 27th, 2012
MIDLAND â€” Forsan Head Softball Coach Shanna Taylor was happy to get away with an 11-3 win last night against the Crane Ladybirds in the opening round of District 3-2A play.
Despite the lopsided score, Forsan gave Crane several opportunities to snatch the victory from their hands, but when the situation appeared to be turning dire, the Lady Buffs' offense came alive and timely hitting saved the season.
Forsan seniors Sydney Holdampf and Kyle Stevenson have both been to the state tennis tournament in Austin before.
Although both of them were eliminated from play in the first round, they believe the experience will help them deal with the mental challenge of competing at such a level when they return to the University of Texas campus to take the courts once again April 30-May 1.
Holdampf and Stevenson played well throughout the year, leading Forsan to a first place finish in district and a second place showing at the regional meet where they each won in straight sets.
Big Spring High School's 21-year drought is over. That's how long it has been since a BSHS golf squad has made an appearance at the state golf tournament.
The Jimmy Clay Golf Course â€” one of the toughest in the state â€” in Austin awaits the team. As well as the top high school golfers in the state.
But if you ask Coach Chris Joslin, he would tell you that this is a special year on the links for the Steers golfers.
â€śAll of the kids played really well all year,â€ť Joslin said. It's an exciting time for Big Spring. We feel like all five guys are going to compete.â€ť
Zeslie Johnson, Kali Jerrell and Brushea Daniels of Howard College signed letters of intent to play basketball at their respective future schools Wednesday in the Hawk Room at the Dorothy Garret Coliseum on the HC campus. Each of the student-athletes received full scholarships, and are ready to take their educations â€” as well as their game â€” to the next level.
Jerrell, who signed with Stephen F. Austin University, said she has enjoyed the change Big Spring offered her.
What wears red and black, leads the nation in home runs and can strike out three opposing batters in a row? If you are a fan of Howard College softball, you would know the answer is Olive Noatala.
Noatala, a sophomore at Howard College is leading the nation (yes, the nation), in National Junior College Athletic Association play with 26 dingers.
Three of them were hit Wednesday during a doubleheader at Foundation Field against Frank Phillips College. Noatala also produced nine RBIs on the day bringing her total for the season to 74 â€” also on the nationâ€™s leaderboard.
Spectators at Foundation Field not only saw a doubleheader Wednesday at which the Howard College Hawk softball squad trounced Frank Phillips College 11-3 the first game and 12-0 the second, but were also treated to a homerun display â€” eight to be exact â€” by Hawk batters including a walk-off grand slam by the NJCAA home run leader, Olive Noatala, which ended the first game in dramatic fashion.
After falling behind 2-0 to the Plainsmen early in Game One, the HC hitting engine apparently just needed to warm up a little before cranking out the runs.
COLORADO CITY â€” The Coahoma Bulldogettes had one thing on their minds Tuesday â€” avenge their only District 3-2A loss to the Colorado City Lady Wolves and take sole possession of first place in the highly competitive region.
Unfortunately, that plan was dashed with a 7-3 loss which forced a three-way tie between Coahoma, Colorado City and Forsan.
After a rough outing during the first round of Region 1-3A tournament play Monday, the Big Spring High School Boy's golf team rallied back Tuesday, jumping ahead of Ft. Stockton and taking second place behind Andrews to punch their ticket to the state championship tournament in Austin.
The BSHS boys shot a total of 648 â€” 330 in the the first round and 318 the second. Tyler Bryan led the Steers with a two-round total of 157. Devin Roberson shot a 163, Tate Kennedy 164, Jason Guevara 169 and Ryan Pollard 171.
Taylor Seaton is passionate about volleyball. This coming fall, she will get a chance to take that passion to the next level.
Seaton, a senior at Big Spring High School, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at McMurry University in Abilene on Tuesday at the BSHS Athletic Training Center.
Heavily recruited by the institution, Seaton believes McMurry will be a good fit for many reasons.
â€śI really wanted to go to a school that has Christian values,â€ť Seaton said. â€śI know that is where I am supposed to be.â€ť
By BRIAN MCCORMACK
Wind whipped through Steer Park Friday and with a potential playoff spot at stake, the Big Spring Steersâ€™ baseball squad faced off against district leader Abilene Wylie (6-1), treating fans to yet another exciting outing.
Unfortunately, the Steers were on the short end of a 2-1 ball game despite Adam Francoâ€™s brilliant performance from the mound.
Franco recorded a loss but allowed only one Bulldog hit, striking out six batters. The hit that went through, however, was a two-run blast in the top of the fourth, propelling Wylie to a hard-fought victory.