LUBBOCK â€” Thirty degrees with 30 miles an hour wind gusts. That's what the Big Spring boys golf team is facing today as they wrap up the regional tournament at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock.
The Steers shot a good round yesterday and at press time, are sitting in second place with a score of 309 â€” one stroke ahead of rival Abilene Wylie and 12 strokes behind No. 1 Andrews.
â€śI'm proud of our kids,â€ť Joslin said of Wednesday's performance. â€śIt was really tough, the wind was blowing hard. We wanted to put ourselves in position to get a top three finish finish and we did that.â€ť
GREENWOOD â€” Big Spring baseball was also on the receiving end of a loss on the road Tuesday, as the Rangers held on for a 5-2 win over the Steers, throwing a monkey wrench in Head Coach Bert Otto's plan to nab the No. 2 seed out of District 4-3A, which is more desirable than a No. 3 spot due to the strength of potential opponents.
In the top of the first inning, Karsten Knudson and Haegan Rodriguez led off the game with back-to-back singles, then Knudson scored a run on a sacrifice fly by Gunnar Kennedy to put the Steers up 1-0.
More often than not, when you give up 10 runs in a baseball game it's bad news, but that wasn't the case for Howard College on Tuesday. The Hawks were smacking the ball around and won 16-10, with sophomore Reed Seeley belting a grand slam to help key the win.
Howard also got a little â€” OK, a lot â€” of help from mistakes on the part of the Westerners, who recorded six errors in the high-scoring affair.
Following up a doubleheader in which Howard College outscored Frank Phillips College 31-3 between the two games, the Hawk softball squad took it a little easier on Clarendon College on Saturday at Foundation Field. This time, Howard â€” which has won eight straight â€” allowed five runs on the day, taking Game One 16-1 and Game Two 12-4.
There simply hasn't been much competition for the Hawks (40-8, 15-1), who lead the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and are currently five games ahead of Midland College and Odessa College which are tied for second.
MONAHANS â€” Big Spring kept on rolling with a 14-1 shelling of Monahans on Thursday. Following Adam Franco's shutout performance Tuesday, pitcher Gunnar Kennedy found his rhythm, allowing just one run in the five-inning affair.
â€ś(Kennedy) struggled in the first couple of innings, then he started to hit his spots and was lights out for us,â€ť said BSHS Head Coach Bert Otto,
Again, the Steer offense was spread out, with batters 1-9 contributing at the plate.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. â€” The Howard College menâ€™s basketball team had never seen a crowd like they did Tuesday at the National Junior College Athletic Association championship tournament as they were tasked with facing the hometown team â€” Hutchinson Community College (31-2) â€” which was in the national tourney for the first time since 1997.
But, the Hawks have some big time players who made some big time baskets down the stretch to take a commanding lead they wouldnâ€™t relinquish and removed the Blue Dragons from the bracket with a 92-69 win.