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November 18th, 2010
The Big Spring golf team doesnâ€™t have many chances to get out on the course this fall, but until next spring, the Steers have the Andrews Invitational to remind them what this upcoming season can be like.
Particularly, the Steersâ€™ Blake Brorman may be anxious to get back out on the course after what he did last weekend.
The new NJCAA National Polls were released Wednesday morning and a familiar face was in the Top 25 for womenâ€™s basketball.
The Howard College Hawks basketball team stepped in at No. 18 in the polls. The team is off to a 6-0 start this season, firing on all cylinders and defeating their opponents by an average of 44 points.
â€śThis team has a great sense of teamwork,â€ť head coach Earl Diddle said. â€śWith their intense level of overall play, they have been able to put together some strong wins and see some success.â€ť
Getting off to a good start was one of the main objectives for the Big Spring Lady Steers in Tuesdayâ€™s game against Fort Stockton in Steer Gym.
Howâ€™s a 17-1 run for starters en route to a 60-18 win?
â€śWe talked about that since the last game,â€ś BSHS head coach Mike Warren said. â€śWe got good shots against their zone just passing the ball around and inside to Cerbi Ritchey, inside to Diamond Mayes. That opened up stuff on the outside.â€ť
Cliff Thompson joked that right now would be a good time to retire. After all, he would retire undefeated as the Big Spring boysâ€™ basketball coach at 1-0.
Then he quickly noted that winning just feels too good.
The Steers upended Fort Stockton for a season-opening 69-33 for Thompsonâ€™s first win as Big Springâ€™s head coach. If the Steers can continue to improve, Thompson just might have the chance to get used to winning.
Itâ€™s all about consistently gaining confidence as the Big Spring girls basketball team approaches tournaments in December and district play in January.
As far away as that seems, every game until then counts.
â€śI think the last two years weâ€™ve been playing with younger girls,â€ť Big Spring head coach Mike Warren said. â€śLast year they competed at a high level and I think itâ€™s time for them to start enjoying some of the rewards of that hard work weâ€™ve been doing for two years.â€ť
FORSAN â€” The Forsan girlsâ€™ basketball team got the win in its season opener against Garden City, but head coach Robert Hillger is hoping the jitters his players had in that first game are nowhere to be found tonight.
The Lady Buffs are on the road against Grady at 4 p.m. today in Lenorah. Theyâ€™re coming off a close 39-37 win against Garden City.
That game was good for the Lady Buffs, however. Hillger said a lot of lessons come from close games.
Stanton and Garden City are still in the hunt for a state championship after winning in the bi-district round. Here is both teams' upcoming game in the playoffs.
Stanton vs. Holliday
7:30 p.m., Sweetwater
vs. Borden County
7:30 p.m., Forsan
All the Big Spring Lady Steers needed was a spark to fend off Abilene Cooper in a 45-35 win Saturday in Steer Gym.
The Lady Steersâ€™ mishaps and turnovers prevented them from gaining a substantial lead over Cooper, but they were in a tied game 24-24 as the third quarter was coming to an end.
That spark they needed came in the form of a 10-2 run, thanks to clutch shooting from Cerbi Ritchey, Valerie Ross and Mackenzie Stone.
PLAINVIEW â€” By the middle of Coahomaâ€™s bi-district playoffs game against Spearman Friday in Plainview, the Bulldogs knew if they were going to win, it was going to be in comeback fashion.
All the pieces started fitting together for that to happen, too. Jason Martinez punched the ball in for a score to cut the Lynx lead to 13, Coahomaâ€™s defense forced a three-and-out on the next drive and suddenly, the Bulldogs were driving down the field for a second score.
SEMINOLE â€” Stanton is known for defense and physical play in the trenches.
The Buffaloes still had that in their 30-6 win over Abernathy Friday in Seminole in bi-district playoff action. They just had the passing to go along with it.
â€śWe didnâ€™t know what to expect in a first-round playoff game,â€ť Stanton head coach John Peterson said. â€śEverybodyâ€™s hungry to stay in the playoffs. Abernathy did a great job of trying to take away our run, so we adjusted a little bit, started throwing the ball.â€ť