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January 11th, 2011
The defending national champions just needed a little bit of daylight.
In Mondayâ€™s WJCAC opener, South Plains looked like the better team for most of the game, but once Howard College found an opportunity to steal a win, the Hawks didnâ€™t waste it.
â€śWe feel like we just got outplayed for three-fourths of the game,â€ť Howard head coach Mark Adams said. â€śBut the last eight minutes, we showed some aggression. We were much more physical with South Plains and we hit some big shots.â€ť
Excuse the Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team for feeling a little thwarted in Mondayâ€™s WJCAC opener against South Plains.
The Hawks didnâ€™t see a 2-3 zone defense at all in their first meeting with the Lady Texans in the WJCAC Pre-Conference Tournament, and they hadnâ€™t seen one in a while. So they were a little surprised to see it Monday night.
â€śIt kind of threw us off a little bit, but we got it under control,â€ť said Twyla Ards, who had 10 points.
Big Spring girlsâ€™ basketball coach Mike Warren knows not many are picking the Lady Steers to win District 5-3A. The â€śfavoritesâ€ť title belongs to their opponents at 6 p.m. today at Abilene Wylie.
Warren is more comfortable in the role of spoiler and believes his team has a chance to turn some heads,too.
â€śI think itâ€™s up for grabs and I think Wylieâ€™s going to get beat,â€ť he said of how District 5-3A might play out. â€śI think anything can happen. I think Brownwood can knock off Wylie and we can, too. I think itâ€™s important to win your home games and defend your home court.
Itâ€™s not uncommon to see college football apparel throughout West Texas, or anywhere in Texas for that matter. Stickers, jerseys and shirts are just a few things fans use to display their pride.
But in Big Spring, the No.17 in maroon is just a little more popular these days. Texas A&M quarterback and Big Spring native Ryan Tannehill is just a little more popular these days.
While Big Spring boysâ€™ basketball head coach Cliff Thompson is counting down the days until District 5-3A play begins, heâ€™s also making sure the Steers are fully equipped for the ride.
That includes making sure every aspect of his team is at its highest level before that Jan. 14 matchup at Brownwood and adding a few new wrinkles to the offense.
The Steers have been adding new plays and hope to test them in tonightâ€™s game against Lubbock Cooper at 7:30 p.m. in Steer Gym.
December 31st, 2010
Earl Diddleâ€™s voice was hoarse after all the screaming he did in each of the five practices the Hawks have had the last three days.
The Howard College womenâ€™s basketball coach said the Hawks have been working hard, evidenced from Diddleâ€™s hoarse voice. But itâ€™s probably warranted considering the 27 days in between games for the Hawks.
The drought ends against South Mountain Community College at 2 p.m. Saturday in Phoenix. Itâ€™s the first of three games in Phoenix. Matchups against Phoenix College at 2 p.m. Sunday and Glenndale Community
Mary Tatum Holiday Classic at Reagan County High School
Ballinger 74, Coahoma 45
Next game: Coahoma vs. Reagan County-Grape Creek winner at 1:30 p.m. today
Irion County 54, Coahoma 36
Next game: Monahans vs. Coahoma at noon today
Sterling City tournament
Sands 61, TLC Academy 43
Sands 52, Miles 40
Sands 41, Sterling City 36
Records: Sands (16-4)
- Blake Thomasson was named Tournametnt MVP and Landon Parker made the All-Tournament team.
Next game: Sands vs. Borden County on Tuesday in Gail
After going 3-1 in the Fredricksburg tournament, Big Spring boys basketball coach Cliff Thompson believes heâ€™s watching his team learn from the mistakes it made at the beginning of the season.
Thatâ€™s good news, too, considering district play is about two weeks away.
â€śThe first part of the season was up and down, but weâ€™re kind of on a roll now,â€ť Thompson said. â€śI think weâ€™ve been improving all year.â€ť
The Steers took care of Randolph 62-32, lost to St. Andrews 61-56, beat Rouse 65-55 and defeated Ingram 68-39 in the Fredricksburg tournament to move to 13-6 on the season.
The Garden City Bearkats were led by Josh Coulnga and Brett Chudej all season during their run to a second consecutive state championship.
So, it seems right the two swept the district's Offensive and Defensive MVP awards.
With the Six-Man Division I District 7 football honors being released, Coulnga was named Offensive MVP and Chudej, who regularly made plays at linebacker, was named the district's Defensive MVP.
The Bearkats had 13 players earn honors. Chudej, Reggie Halfmann, Ruben Mier and Brian Hirt earned multiple honors.
Coahoma quarterback Tanner Ruiz and Stanton linebacker Grayson Gray won District 2-2A Offensive and Defensive MVP honors with the all-district selections being announced this week.
The Coahoma Bulldogs, including Ruiz, had 12 players earn honors.
Dakota Griffith was named first team running back, Hunter Williams was named first team tight end and Josh Castilaw, off his all-state selection, was named first team center.
Justin Coker nabbed second team fullback and Sheigh Cravens was second team receiver. Jacob Echavarria made the second team as an offensive lineman.