January 26th, 2011
LENORAH â€” Grady did its best to deliver the knockout punch to Sands in a matchup of two top 10 teams.
It was the Mustangs, however, who delivered the final blow.
In a wild back and forth contest, No. 9 Sands upended No. 10 Grady 48-47 Tuesday at Wildcat Gym in Lenorah in District 8A, Division II action.
Both teams are playoff bound, but the win gives Sands the easier path to the district championship, especially since the Mustangs beat Grady at home earlier this season.
MONAHANS â€” Cerbi Ritcheyâ€™s 20 points powered the Big Spring Lady Steers past Monahans 55-43 in non-district action.
Throughout District 5-3A play, the Lady Steers had been in a shooting slump, but with the win over Snyder Friday and Mondayâ€™s win over Monahans, Big Spring seems headed in the right direction with Abilene Wylie on tap at home.
Diamond Mayes chipped in 10 points while Mackenzie Stone hit two 3-pointers. The gave Big Spring its 17th of the season.
Big Spring 55, Monahans 43
Big Spring 16 15 11 12 - 55
Monahans 7 10 12 14 â€“ 43
COAHOMA â€” Forsan was out to get a sweep of Coahoma Tuesday night, but the Bulldogs denied that bid.
Coahoma edged Forsan 64-63 at home Tuesday for their third win in District 3-2A play.
Both teams werenâ€™t short of scoring. For Coahoma, Sheigh Cravens had 19 points and Tanner Ruiz had 18. The Buffaloes hit 12 3-pointers in Tuesdayâ€™s game, with Patrick Roblesâ€™ four being the most. The only quarter that didnâ€™t have both teams score in double digits was the first, when Coahoma had 16, but Forsan had nine.
Four Texas community colleges facing closure will escape the axe under a preliminary Texas budget submitted by state senators Monday.
The four institutions, which include Odessa College, would have had their state funding eliminated under the House version of the budget, which was released last week. Under the Senate version, however, funding has been restored.
SNYDER â€” No one was bigger than Deverell Biggs in Western Texas Collegeâ€™s 88-77 win over Howard College Monday.
The guardâ€™s 31 points powered the Westerners past the Hawks, but Howard College head coach Mark Adams isnâ€™t quick to forget the other four players who scored in double figures against his team.
â€śIt was a great team effort so youâ€™d hate to give too much credit to one player when the team played so well,â€ť he said.
Biggs was 10 of 14 from the field, 5 of 8 from the 3-point line and a thorn in the Hawksâ€™ side all night.
Chili, not chilly.
The weather forecast for Saturday's West Texas Centers Children-In-Need chili cook-off calls for sunny skies and a high temperature in the low 70s — balmy for winter standards.
Organizers are hoping the good weather brings out the cooks and the “tasters” to this year's event, the ninth annual benefit, hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3188.
SNYDER â€” The Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team had reason to be encouraged at the end of a sloppy first half against Western Texas College, considering the Lady Westerners werenâ€™t doing much better.
That was because the Hawksâ€™ defense stayed steady throughout Tuesdayâ€™s game, and once the offense woke up, Howard College had a firm grip on the game.
COLORADO CITY — Investigators say the search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn is still going strong despite the departure of two national volunteer programs from the effort during the weekend.
Officials from the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children and the Klaas Kids Foundation left Colorado City following the weekend, after spending several days organizing volunteer search parties.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LINDA RENA TORRES, 28, of 1904 Morrison, was arrested Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ ADRIAN PATRICK VALENCIA, 22, of 908 S. Nolan, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ BENITA KAY PADRON SALAZAR, 37, of 3312 Drexel, was arrested Monday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving while license invalid.
Luz Campos, 92, of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at her residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Merced Cemetery in Marfa.