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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.

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Steers stomp Stangs, girls fall in thriller to Sweetwater

February 9, 2013

Big Spring

Boys

A few weeks ago, not too many people expected much out of the Steers, who seemed befuddled on the court from the start of District 4-3A, which they opened with four straight losses.

But Head Coach Cliff Thompson insisted it was just a phase his squad was going through while they found their identity.
Apparently, they found it.

Big Spring has won four of their last six games, including a thrilling win over Greenwood last week and Friday's season-ending, 74-54 rout of Sweewater.

Howard College teams rout Clarendon to wrap up road stint

February 8, 2013

CLARENDON — The Lady Hawks came away with a 66-50 road win against Clarendon College in what Head Coach Earl referred to as “a pivotal game”.

“I was really impressed with the way we came out and played,” Diddle said of his squad's performance. “They played well defensively and really had no mental lapses even though Clarendon is a tough team to play against. They are very unorthodox.”

HC led the Lady Bulldogs by 12 at the halfway mark, who pulled within eight in the second half of play, but couldn't complete the rally and fell short in the final minutes of play.

Nunez signs with WTAMU

February 7, 2013

Before Big Spring senior Chris Nunez signed his letter of intent to play football at West Texas A&M University in front of a foyer packed with family, friends and classmates, Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Phillip Ritchey had a few remarks about his success.

Howard College hoops teams fall to Midland

February 5, 2013

MIDLAND — The Howard College women had a chance to avenge their Jan. 7 home loss to Midland College on Monday, but the Lady Chaparrals hung on to edge the Hawks 63-61 despite a strong effort on the road.

“I thought we played really well defensively,” HC Head Women's Coach Earl Diddle said. “We did a good job on their All-American, Achiri Ade, and we were in a good position to win the game, but you've got missed free throws, missed blockouts — that's how you get beat.”

Hawk men, women rout Frank Phillips College

February 1, 2013

Men
BORGER — Continuing their four-game road trip, the Hawks visited Frank Phillips College on Thursday where they picked up another conference win, downing the Plainsmen 94-69.

That puts the Hawks in the top of the pack, where they are battling New Mexico Junior College, Odessa College, South Plains College and Midland College for conference supremacy.

“We're all kind of bunched up,” Howard College Head Coach Mark Adams said.

The Plainsmen were overwhelmed from the start.

Cameron Forte scored a game-high 29 points for the Hawks, who led FPC by 18 at the half.

Big Spring Little League now holding sign-ups

January 31, 2013

Big Spring Little League is now holding open registrations for all age groups. The league — which is the largest per capita in the United States with over 670 participants last year — has undergone some minor changes this season.

The age range has been expanded to 4-16 years. Previously, the cut-off was 15 years old. There will also be a new division for 13-year-old kids.

Big Spring hoops squads no match for ranked Wylie

January 30, 2013

Big Spring

Girls

It took the Lady Steers (16-14, 4-4) over five minutes to score during Tuesday's meeting with No. 17 Abilene Wylie. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs seemed as if they couldn't miss a shot, outscoring Big Spring 32-5 in the first half.

With about four minutes remaining before halftime, a fire alarm was tripped, halting the action for about 10 minutes. It was just a false alarm, but unfortunately for Big Spring it didn't interrupt Wylie's rhythm. The Lady Bulldogs went home with their perfect District 4-3A record intact after a 60-24 blowout win.

BSHS girls, boys topple Snyder to keep playoff hopes intact

January 26, 2013

Big Spring

Boys

The Steers kept their chance of earning a postseason berth alive Friday with a 67-43 rout of visiting Snyder.

Less than a minute into the game, Tyler Graves put up four points and Tavaris Walker registered his first two points of the outing, putting BSHS up 6-0.

Looking dominant on defense, the Steers forced three straight turnovers — all of which turned into points.

Snyder was unable to put together a meaningful rally, as BSHS led the Tigers from start to finish.

Lady Buffs upset No. 5 Smyer, BSHS squads notch wins against Sweetwater

January 23, 2013

Big Spring

Boys

SWEETWATER — The Steers have struggled since district play began, but they may have turned a corner Tuesday as Big Spring defeated the Mustangs 49-39 to pick up its first 4-3A victory.

After a hard-fought loss to Greenwood last Friday, the win came in a timely manner for BSHS Head Coach Cliff Thompson.

“We carried over the momentum from the Greenwood game,” Thompson said. “We executed well and we shot the ball well and played good defense.”

Ty Sealy and Tyler Graves each put up 13 points for the Steers, while Tavaris Walker had nine.

Lady Hawks dominate Cowgirls 66-37

January 21, 2013

The Lady Hawks (13-7, 1-3) had an opening on the schedule due to a cancellation by Mountain View Junior College, so HC Head Women's Basketball Coach Earl Diddle took advantage of Southwest Texas Junior College's visit to the area and set up a game with the Cowgirls.

“We had a chance to play since they were up here on the SWCID capus,” Diddle said. “It worked out well. They have a good team — they play other WJCAC teams as well — this late in the year, it's better than a practice and we were able to accomplish a lot of things.”

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