The Garden City Bearkats simply havenâ€™t been tested yet in the boysâ€™ Class A Division II playoffs, but they might see a challenge today against No.10 Ira in the regional quarterfinal matchup.
Garden City and Ira â€” two schools familiar with each other â€” face off at 6 p.m. today at Post High School in Post. Garden City beat Hermleigh 72-36 in the bi-district round and Dell City 72-42 in the area round. Ira had a bye in the bi-district round, but beat Valentine 70-35 in the area round. The winner of this one faces the winner of the Baird-Lipan regional quarterfinal.
The Big Spring Steers are trying not to put too much pressure on themselves as todayâ€™s area championship matchup against No. 4 Kenndale at 8 p.m. in Breckenridge approaches.
After the Steers won Tuesdayâ€™s bi-district playoff game against Bowie, head coach Cliff Thompson mentioned if Big Spring beats Kennedale, there wonâ€™t be any movies made labeling it as the greatest upset of all time.
The message has been simple: Donâ€™t be nervous, just believe.
Howard College womenâ€™s basketball head coach Earl Diddle clearly was in a better mood by the end of Thursday night than he was before the regular season finale against Frank Phillips College started.
At one point, all he knew was New Mexico Junior College and Odessa College needed to lose and his team had to win if the Hawks wanted to return to the Region V Tournament. They could only control the latter.
However, with all the odds in the world against them, the Hawks took care of business and so did New Mexico and Odessaâ€™s opponents. By the end of the night, Diddle was a happy man.
The Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team needs a lot of help as far as making the Region V Tournament is concerned. Head coach Earl Diddle knows that much.
In order to clinch a berth, the Hawks not only have to take care of Frank Phillips at 5:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, South Plains has to beat New Mexico Junior College and Midland College has to beat Odessa.
â€śWeâ€™ve got to do what weâ€™ve got to do and then weâ€™re at the hands of these other people, which is not a real good feeling,â€ť Diddle said. â€śBut thatâ€™s the position weâ€™re in.â€ť