The tradition of giving back to the youth in the community continued Sunday for the Chicano Golf Association as the organization presented 16 scholarships to recent graduating seniors.
In the 40 years that the association has been active in the Howard County community, it has presented more than $100,000 in scholarships and thousands more in other community donations.
Big Spring Steer football is around the bend and season tickets are going on sale July 23 and will be available until Aug. 17. You can pick up your season passes at the Athletic Training Center from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The cost will be $30 per ticket book, each ticket book contains six tickets â€” one for each home game.
Howard College Men's Basketball Coach Mark Adams said he texted former Hawk star Jae Crowder after learning that he will have a shot to play for the Dallas Mavericks.
â€śI told (Crowder) my prayers have been answered,â€ť Adams said.
â€śI am confident that once the Mavs give him some workouts, he will prove himself there.â€ť
Proving himself, according to Adams is nothing new to the 6'6'' Crowder, who was taken as the 34th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA draft, but as a result of a trade agreement with the Mavericks will be heading to Dallas to begin his professional career.
Summer league basketball is more than just a recreational activity, it is crucial preparation â€” at least that's how the Lady Wildkats, an elite traveling basketball squad comprised of Big Spring and other athletes sees it.
The team has been competing in invitational tournaments in the previous weeks and holding its own even though most of the teams they play are from larger schools and more populated cities.
One of the toughest jobs in all of sports has to be pitching in the major league. Not too many are called to take the mound against the best batters on the planet, but Reid Scoggins â€” who just wrapped up his collegiate career as a Howard College Hawk â€” was selected in the 15th round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on day one of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
The Howard College Hawks baseball team â€” who finished with a 45-12 record â€” might not have reached all of their season goals, but the squad has been showered with recognition from both the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and Region 5.
The 2012 WJCAC All-Conference team recognized three players while also giving the nod to Coach Britt Smith as the WJCAC Coach of the Year as he led the team to a record four consecutive conference championships.
Howard College Hawks softball player Olive Naotala was named to the NJCAA Division I Softball First Team All-American for her outstanding performance as Hawk in the 2011-2012 season.
Naotala finished the season with a .445 batting average, .967 slugging percentage, 98 RBIâ€™s and a record 32 home runs.
â€śOlive is the best player I have ever coached,â€ť said Kelly Raines, Hawk softball head coach. â€śShe was 3rd team All-American last year and to come out as a sophomore and be even better â€“ that is a hard thing to do.â€ť