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GARDEN CITY â The Garden City Bearkats are almost like rock stars after every playoff game, being mobbed by fans and supporters alike and showered with congratulatory messages and admiration.
âThatâs one of the perks of winning,â head coach Vance Jones said. âEverybody loves a winner. They really enjoy the accolades they get from their family and their friends. It makes it all a lot more fun.â
Follett, the Bearkatsâ opponent for the UIL six-man football semifinal
at 8 p.m. Saturday in Seymour, wonât be looking at Garden City with
LUBBOCK â At 10-1, not much should be bothering the Howard College menâs basketball team.
But there is one underlying problem bothering the Hawks: depth.
The Hawks have a break after their 107-46 win over Lubbock Christian Junior Varsity Thursday in Lubbock. They do not play until Dec. 31 in the Mesa Community College shootout.
Right now, however, they are down to eight players after Will Bunton was suspended this week for breaking team rules.
Area basketball teams will be booked solid starting today.
Most teams, including Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan, begin their respective tournaments today, with hopes it serves as a gauge to where the team stands.
Both the Big Spring girls and boys will be in the Andrews Tournament, the Coahoma Bulldogs kick off their 25th annual tournament and the Forsan boys continue searching for their first win in the Garden City Tournament.
Big Spring boys
Andrews Tournament, First Opponent: Midland Christian at noon
GREENWOOD â Cerbi Ritchey was the go-to player when it mattered most and Greenwood probably knew that.
The Rangerettes just couldnât do much about it.
The Lady Steers edged Greenwood in a 45-41 victory on the road thanks to nine points in overtime , six of which were from Ritchey.
In total, Ritchey had 21 points and Mackenzie Stone had 11 to lead the way. Stone had a team-high seven rebounds and Diamond Mayes had six boards.
Mayes and Ritchey in the post is becoming a lethal combination for head coach Mike Warren.
Big Spring boys
vs. San Angelo Central
Big Spring girls
vs. Grape Creek
vs. Grape Creek
After girls' game
The all-district honors for 5-3A volleyball were announced Tuesday and seven Big Spring players are represented on the list.
As a key component defensively for the Lady Steers, libero Valerie Ross nabbed top defensive specialist in the district. Setter/middle blocker Cerbi Ritchey, middle blocker Taylor Seaton and outside hitter Desiree Anderson made first-team all-district. These three were go-to players for kills this season.
The Garden City Bearkats arenât ones to waste opportunities or time.
So just because there were less than two minutes left in the second quarter, didnât mean they should roll into halftime with a small lead over Ira.
Garden City had different plans en route to its 80-46 win over the Bulldogs in the six-man football state quarterfinal matchup at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.
âI think we scored two touchdowns within a minute and 30 seconds just before the half, Garden City head coach Vance Jones said. âThat was really huge.â
GARDEN CITY â On Monday, all the hoopla from the Garden City Bearkats' emotional playoff win against Borden County was over. Head coach Vance Jones made sure of that.
âWeâre already past that. Weâve already celebrated that,â Jones said. âWeâre focused on the next challenge.â
The players have apparently heard Jonesâ message and should take it seriously, considering another undefeated team will be across the field at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.
By the middle of the third quarter, the Big Spring womenâs basketball sideline couldnât be any more excited and Steer Gym couldnât be any louder.
Merkel was ahead the whole game until a Valerie Ross steal in between two Mackenzie Stone 3-pointers gave Big Spring its first lead of the night against Merkel at 35-34.
Things didnât stay that way for the Lady Steers, though.
FORSAN â Once Borden Countyâs score brought the Coyotes within two of Garden City with 22 seconds left, the Bearkats were thinking overtime.
They didnât see a fumbled snap on Borden Countyâs conversion attempt after that score coming.
âWhen they had a bad snap, I was just âGolly, I canât believe that,ââ Garden City head coach Vance Jones said after the 44-42 win. âIt was just an awesome game.â