Archive - Sports Article
April 14th, 2012
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.
By BRIAN MCCORMACK
ABILENE â€” The Big Spring High School Lady Steers won the District 5-3A Championship Friday, racking up 197 points to Wylieâ€™s 180, ending the Lady Bulldogs 20-year stranglehold on district titles.
Bridgett Tuitt led BSHS by winning five gold medals and setting a school record with a time of 24.2 in the 200 meter. Ambra Hill also left her mark in the record book with a time of 47.54 in the 300 meter hurdles.
The 23-6 Howard College Hawks split wins in a doubleheader with the Clarendon College Bulldogs Saturday at Jack Barber Field to conclude a four game series. Howard College lost the first game 5-4, and rallied to take game two 9-8.
Clayton Crum started strong on the mound for the Hawks in game one, and Paul Hendrix homered in the bottom of the fifth inning bringing HC within one run.
Brendon McCurry picked up a RBI in the bottom of the sixth, scoring Reed Seeley who reached base on a walk, making it a 5-3 game.
FORSAN â€” The number 13 was lucky for the Buffaloesâ€™ baseball squad Tuesday, as that was the number of Lubbock Roosevelt players that pitcher Payton Parker struck out during a dominating performance from the mound.
Parker kept the Buffaloesâ€™ hopes for a win alive throughout a tight game until his team was able to rally in the bottom of the sixth inning, defeating the Eagles 6-2.
The win places Forsan alone in first place in District 3-2A with a 5-0 league mark.
Big Spring Softball Coach John Sparks knew Brownwood would be a tough District 5-3A opponent, and he was proven right as Big Spring was on the short end of an 8-3 decision at the Big Spring ISD Softball Complex Friday.
Things got out of hand quickly for BSHS â€” Brownwood came out swinging, putting up five runs in the top of the first.
Errors â€” seven to be exact â€” derailed the Lady Steers.
Sparks said those miscues were the major reason the Lady Steers dropped to a 1-2 district record.
One round, two round, three rounds â€¦ play!
The West Texas Disc Golf Champions Tournament â€” started in 2004 â€” is coming back to Comanche Trail Park. The tournament is set for April 21 and April 22.
â€śThe tournament will be three rounds, with two rounds happening (April 21) and one round taking place (April 22),â€ť Chanz Reed, tournament director, said.
Registration will occur from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 21 if spots are still available. Early registration can be done online at PDGA.com. A players' meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m.
The Big Spring Steers did a good job matching Brownwood defensively in their District 5-
3A baseball matchup at Steer Park Friday.
Unfortunately for Big Spring, the Lions' offense was more effective on this night as Brownwood took a 5-2 victory.
Brownwood jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Big Spring answered back with two runs of its own in the bottom of the second.
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 â€” sports medicine.
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 â€” 650 pounds â€” in his best event, the dead lift.
SNYDER â€” 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.
â€śIt was a defensive game,â€ť he said. â€śWe made three errors, which put people on base. Then, (Snyder) manufactured the runs.â€ť