February 23rd, 2011
CISCO â€” Riding the wave of momentum that got them in the postseason â€” and guard Kevin Dunn â€” the Bowie Jackrabbits tested the Big Spring
Steers early in Mondayâ€™s bi-district playoff game.
To combat that, the Steers didnâ€™t just rely on Luke Adams. There was Marc Segundo and Tristian Clay hitting big jumpers and Mike Menefield and Devante Lloyd dominating in the post.
Everything fell into place for the Steers on the way to a 77-47 win to start the boysâ€™ Class 3A playoffs.
ODESSA â€” Tyler Fulton and Grayson Gray have been big for the Stanton Buffaloes all season.
So why would that change in Tuesdayâ€™s bi-district playoff game against Kermit?
The two combined for 42 points in the Buffsâ€™ 57-48 win at Odessa College in Odessa.
Stanton head coach Ken VanCuren said he was impressed with the way his team stepped up at the right time.
Everybody knows Garden City for its state championship football team, but the basketball version of the Bearkats might be ready to make some postseason noise, also.
Led by the senior duo of Aaron Long and Brett Chudej, the â€˜Kats opened the Class
1A Div. II playoffs with a convincing 72-36 shellacking of Hermleigh at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Tuesday night.
Chudej scored 19 points and Long added 16, while Corbin Davis and Hayden
Halfmann chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, to pace Garden City, which improved to 14-7 for the season with the victory.
LEVELLAND â€” The Big Spring softball team cruised to am 8-2 win against Levelland Tuesday night, upping its records to 2-2.
The Lady Steers rode the arm of Logan Yarbar, who was credited with the win.
Angelina Castillo was big, going 2 for 4. She batted in three runs in the sixth inning, ensuring the Lady Steers left Levelland with a win.
Outside of Castillo, Haley Dimidjian, Mackenzie Stone and Jiliian Valle all went 2 for 4.
If Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan and his band of firefighters seem a bit weary these days, there's good reason.
The volunteer fire department has been called to numerous grass fires — despite an ongoing county-wide burn ban.
It may be a touchy subject, but they are Ballsy enough to handle it — pun intended.
The Ballsy Cancer Society of America is a new foundation aimed at educating the public, especially males ages 15-40, about testicular cancer.
“At this point, there is nothing else like this out there,” Jennifer Hedges, founder of Ballsy, said. “There is nothing in America that focuses on research and education.”
Hedges understands the need for education on this issue, after witnessing the journey her husband, Brady has had to travel.
Big Spring elementary students will show off their singing skills during the annual All-City Choir concert, set for 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium.
Admission is free to the event.
The All-City Choir is comprised of 120 BSISD students in grades 4 through 6 who were selected for the honor by their respective music teachers, BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O’Brien said.
The group, which will be conducted by Junior High Choir Director Randall Capshaw, will perform about seven American folk music selections, she added.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ EVAN RAY GOODWIN, 21, of Midland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€¢ EVELYN FRANCO, 31, of Colorado City, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€¢ RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON, 22, of 4103 Parkway, was arrested Monday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€¢ THEFT was reported in the 2500 block of Gregg Street.
â€¢ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
Juanita Joyce Adams, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in an Odessa hospice facility. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Wade Cobb officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Jessie Olivares, 40, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospice Inpatient Unit. No services are scheduled.