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Coahoma High School head coach Trey Gardner and Forsan head coach Jason Phillips had a lot in common on Friday night as they watched their two teams square off in season-opening “Howard Bowl.” Both were less than pleased with the way their team’s played. Mistakes. Turnovers. Penalties. Missed opportunities. In the end, however, Gardner had a little less to be unhappy about.
Steers win season opener in dramatic fashion with a 41-yard "Hail Mary" pass in the end zone as time expires.
MONAHANS – The Big Spring High School defense had every chance in the world to fold up like a cheap suit on Friday night in front of a large crowd at Estes Memorial Stadium. Sure. At times, they were pushed around more than a lawnmower in Florida as they gave up 364 yards. Sure. They got a little help from the officiating crew that overturned a fourth-quarter touchdown that would have given the Loboes a lead with just ovet 2 minutes to play.
Kyler Franks and Joseph Melendez both rushed for a pair of touchdowns and helped the Bulldogs reel off a convincing 38-7 rout of the McCamey Badgers on Friday in front of a large crowd at Bulldog Stadium.
Jesse Cervantes rushed for three touchdowns on Friday night and helped the Forsan Buffaloes scratch their way into the win column with a dominating 57-0 rout of the Plains Cowboys.
Andrews 43, Big Spring 43; Forsan 28, Wink 20; Klondike 66, Sands 20
Big Spring 49, Snyder 6; Coahoma 19, Ballinger 14; Forsan 51, Anthony 0; Sands 103, Loop 76

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Senior League All-Stars eliminated, settle for 3rd in state

July 22, 2013

SAN ANGELO — Big Spring's Senior League All-Stars were eliminated in their second match-up against San Antonio Capitol Park on Saturday by a score of 10-1 at the Texas Sports Complex, but the 15 and 16-year olds comprising the squad can hold their heads high. The team finished third in the entire state and put together the longest postseason run of any Big Spring Little League roster on record.

In Saturday morning's elimination game against South Garland, Adam Franco engaged in a pitching duel with the opposing hurler. The offense began making noise in the fifth.

Raines named new Hawks head men's basketball coach

July 11, 2013

Howard College wasn’t without a head men’s basketball coach for too long.

Scott Raines, who is entering his ninth year as an employee at HC, has been tapped to take over for Mark Adams, who departed after accepting the director of basketball operations position at Texas Tech University.
Raines has spent the past couple of years on the administrative side of things at Howard, but basketball is in his blood. Raines was originally hired as an assistant to Adams and has served in various coaching capacities during his time in Big Spring.

Coahoma, Big Spring volleyball camps coming up

July 9, 2013

Did you miss the Coahoma volleyball camp registration deadline? If so, Head Coach Jessica Weynand is still taking late entries.

Sixth through ninth grade students ($40) will attend July 17-18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., while grades 1-5 ($30) will participate July 23-24 from 9 a.m. until noon.

To reserve a spot, call Weynand at 979-251-1902.

Big Spring Athletics will be holding its summer volleyball camp beginning this month also.

Senior League All-Stars advance to state

July 8, 2013

CHILDRESS — Every Big Spring Senior League All-Star picked up at least one hit and one RBI Saturday as they competed in the 15-16-year-old sectional finals, a best-of-three series against the hometown Childress All-Stars.

But Big Spring only needed two games to claim the title.
A 22-4 rout in Game One and a narrow, 2-1 victory in Game Two gave the seniors a sweep, as well as a state chmapionship berth in their age bracket.

Big Spring Senior League All-Stars take District 3 championship

July 1, 2013

Not only did the Big Spring Senior League All-Stars win the District 3 All-Star Tournament after a 13-8 victory over Midland High on Saturday at Steer Park, they went undefeated against the best lineups in the region throughout the week.

Trevor Williams started on the mound for Big Spring in the championship game, with the offense quickly racking up three runs to back him up. Gary Watkins came in to relieve Williams when a run was walked in during the top of the third, but Midland got to Watkins as well and took a 4-3 lead.

Four local Little League All-Star squads win

June 27, 2013

ODESSA — The 10-year-old Big Spring Little League All-Stars trailed Jim Parker 3-1 after the first inning of play, but turned the tide in the second inning, scoring four runs to take a 5-3 lead over the host team.
Big Spring went on to add 10 more runs in the outing, winning by a score of 15-5.
Jim Parker's offense floundered, while Big Spring's bats were relentless.
Manager of the Big Spring 10-year-old squad Isaac Miramontes cited aggressive hitting and effective base running as the keys to the victory, as well as a strong perfromance by pitcher Brandon Valdez.

Big Spring fills vacant coaching positions

June 25, 2013

When Big Spring Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Phillip Ritchey began his search for a new baseball coach and basketball coach at the varsity level, he didn't anticipate both of them being plucked from 2A Skidmore-Tynan, located near Corpus Christi.

Bobby Smith, a successful baseball manager Ritchey has worked with in the past, and Adam Woolam, who brings 14 years of head basketball coaching experience with him, have been tapped to fill the vacancies left by former coaches Bert Otto and Cliff Thompson.

80th Annual Big Spring Reunion & Rodeo results and purse listings

June 24, 2013

Junior Bull Riding
Samray Hooper, Andrews, Texas (buckle winner).

Bareback Riding
Chris Harris, Itasca, Texas, 80 pts, $874.
Matt Crumpler, Winnie, Texas, $655.50
Kory Hart, Pagosa Spring, Texas, $437.00.
Chad Rutherford, Itasca, Texas, $218.50.

Tie Down Roping
Cody Owens, Rankin, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
Jerrad Hoffstetter, Lubbock, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
Kiel Rowan, O'Brien, Texas, 8.4, $1208.40.
J.D. McCuistion, Collinsville, Texas, 8.6, $704.90.
Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M., 9.0, $453.15.
Lane Dudley, Comanche, Texas, 9.5, $251.75.

Saddle Bronc Riding

Local youth to compete at world's largest junior rodeo

June 19, 2013

Big Spring’s Canyon Atkinson, a seventh grade student and son of Shannon and Belinda Crenshaw, has been riding bulls since he was seven years old. Atkinson recently qualified for the world’s largest junior rodeo, where he will compete against the best in the world.

The National Junior High Finals Rodeo will take place in Gallup, N.M., beginning June 23. Atkinson will join about 2,000 other young buckaroos at the yearly event, which features participants from 41 U.S. States, five Canadian provinces and Australia.

Dave Campbell's Texas Football — a fun read, but not gospel

June 18, 2013

Few things get me as pumped up about the upcoming football season as the day I receive my copy of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football in the mail.

Not that Campbell’s publication is the be all, end all of what will transpire during the season. Its predictions are often wrong, but it’s definitely a fun read if you are a fan of high school football and it contains a cavalcade of information on every team in the state.

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