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November 12th, 2010
STANTON â The playoffs were already in hand, but Stanton didnât want to end the season with a loss at Anson. It looked like the Buffaloes were going to have to abort that plan, down 15 at halftime.
The Buffs never wavered though, scoring 36 unanswered points in the second half to win in Week 10.
LENORAH â Things are already tough for Grady as the bi-district round of the UIL state football playoffs begin.
The 10-0 Ira Bulldogs will aim to end the Wildcats' playoff run immediately at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium here in Big Spring.
Sounds like a tall order for the Wildcats to knock off a team that hasn't lost all season, but head coach Brad Cox isn't rattled by the thought of facing an undefeated team to start the playoffs.
He and the Wildcats are excited and, honestly, accustomed to having to beat the odds.
GARDEN CITY â Garden City running back Josh Colunga provided words to live by as the Bearkats defend their six-man Division I state championship.
âI want another ring,â he said. âThe best ring is the next one. Thatâs what weâre trying to go for. Thatâs our goal this year. Try to tell everyone weâre still No. 1.â
If they already havenât, the Bearkats have the opportunity to continue proving theyâre the team to beat against Robert Lee at 7:30 p.m. today at Robert Lee High School in Robert Lee in bi-district playoff action.
FORSAN -â Forsan cross Country coach Robert Hillger is excited heâs taken eight boys and one girl to the state meet Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock â the most the program has ever had.
Whatâs more exciting to him, though, is the fact all of them are coming back for at least one more season.
âItâs very exciting,â Hillger said of taking nine Buffs to state Saturday, âand not to mention, we donât graduate anybody.â
Seven members of the Howard College baseball team signed national letters of intent Wednesday. Howard College will be represented in some of the primer programs in the country next baseball season.
Rick Stover So. Midlothian, catcher, Oklahoma State
Damien Magnifico Fr. Mesquite, pitcher, Oklahoma
Kevin Sah So. Houston, outfielder, Texas State
Tony Calhoun So. Temecula, Calif., 3B/Pitcher, Oklahoma
Chase Durham So. Flower Mound, INF/OF, Dallas Baptist
Nathan Burns So. North Richland Hills, RF, Florida International
Tyler Collins So. Trophy Club, OF, TCU
SAN ANGELO â As expected, Big Spring womenâs basketball coach Mike Warren has a lot to learn about his 2010-2011 Lady Steers.
But after Tuesdayâs 52-41 win over San Angelo Lake View in San Angelo to start the season, he does know Cerbi Ritchey, Mckenzie Stone and Bridgette Tuitt are looking like the go-to scorers.
Ritchey turned in a double-double, posting 23 points and 13 rebounds. Stone had 16 points â including three 3-pointers â and was tough on the defensive end with five steals. Tuitt only had six, but Warren said she was still effective.
FORSAN â The first-game jitters were apparent for the Forsan girls basketball team and head coach Robert Hillger.
The good news is it didn't stop them from starting the year with a 39-37 win over Garden City Tuesday in Forsan.
Miranda Park led the way with a team-high nine points. Behind her was Morgan Forshee with eight points and six rebounds. Ambra Hill also had eight points and six boards. Shelby Roemer had seven rebounds and Stevie Wilson had a team-high 10.
Big Spring senior defensive tackle Pernell Parker, usually a man of few words, didn't have much analysis on the Steers' 41-0 loss to Snyder Friday at Memorial Stadium.
The better team won and for 48 minutes, Snyder proved it.
âThey gave it 100 percent every play and never quit,â an emotional Parker said. âWe couldn't step up to the plate.â
In a matter of minutes, it became apparent that the odds Big Spring had to overcome to get into the playoffs against Snyder were just too much to ask for.
COAHOMA â Taking advantage every opportunity to score is key against Idalou and Coahoma couldn't exactly do that Friday.
But in a 14-6 loss, the Bulldogs got close to Idalou in a way other District 2-2A Division II teams haven't this season.
âWhen we went into this game, our kids thought they could beat them and they went our there and played that way,â head coach Trey Gardner said. âIdalou's a great team defensively, they are tremendous, but we're one or two plays away here and there. Reverse a few plays, we might of beat them.â
FORSAN â Forsan finally got the win it was searching for after a few down weeks.
The Buffaloes finally got back to scoring a lot of point through the likes of Brendan Roman, Kolten Self and Ty Johnson after a 47-36 win over Hawley to end the season Friday.
The Buffs had taken losses to Idalou, Coahoma and Stanton before Friday's game.