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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.
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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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March 24, 2012

Brownwood tops
Lady Steers
Big Spring Softball Coach John Sparks knew Brownwood would be a tough District 5-3A opponent, and he was proven right as Big Spring was on the short end of an 8-3 decision at the Big Spring ISD Softball Complex Friday.
Things got out of hand quickly for BSHS — Brownwood came out swinging, putting up five runs in the top of the first.
Errors — seven to be exact — derailed the Lady Steers.
Sparks said those miscues were the major reason the Lady Steers dropped to a 1-2 district record.

Disc Golf tourney slated for April

March 24, 2012

One round, two round, three rounds … play!

The West Texas Disc Golf Champions Tournament — started in 2004 — is coming back to Comanche Trail Park. The tournament is set for April 21 and April 22.

“The tournament will be three rounds, with two rounds happening (April 21) and one round taking place (April 22),” Chanz Reed, tournament director, said.

Registration will occur from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 21 if spots are still available. Early registration can be done online at PDGA.com. A players' meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m.

Steers fall to Brownwood

March 24, 2012

The Big Spring Steers did a good job matching Brownwood defensively in their District 5-
3A baseball matchup at Steer Park Friday.

Unfortunately for Big Spring, the Lions' offense was more effective on this night as Brownwood took a 5-2 victory.

Brownwood jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Big Spring answered back with two runs of its own in the bottom of the second.

Gomez signs letter of intent

March 23, 2012

When life as an athlete throws you a curveball, you have two options: take the strike, or hit it out of the park.

The latter tactic was chosen by Mai Gomez, a former Big Spring High School softball and volleyball player who suffered a series of ankle injuries which put her sports career on the sidelines, but opened up a new, potential career.

Gomez, a senior this year at BSHS, signed her letter of intent Thursday to attend Howard College on a full scholarship, majoring in what she knows best — sports medicine.

Roberts to rep Big Spring at state

March 23, 2012

Powerlifting is not for the faint of heart.

Just ask Sawyer Roberts, Big Spring High School's qualifier for the state championship meet, which will begin Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene. Weigh-ins begin today.

Roberts, a senior, will compete in the super heavyweight class, and will try to set a new personal record — 650 pounds — in his best event, the dead lift.

Lady Steers fall to Snyder

March 21, 2012

SNYDER — The Big Spring Lady Steers, who opened District 5-3A softball play last Friday with a win over Sweetwater, didn't fare as well on the road Tuesday, as Big Spring dropped to a 1-1 district record following a 3-1 loss to rival Snyder on the road.

What went wrong for BSHS?

According to Coach John Sparks, it all came down to mental discipline at the plate.

“It was a defensive game,” he said. “We made three errors, which put people on base. Then, (Snyder) manufactured the runs.”

Steers stage comeback in district opener against Snyder

March 21, 2012

SNYDER — Don't count out Big Spring in District 5-3A baseball this season.

Even though Snyder racked up nine runs in the first four innings of play, the Steers kept their collective cool Tuesday, bringing home a 12-10 win thanks to quality relief pitching and an offense that came to life in the later innings.

The Steers took the early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning, but Snyder responded quickly, scoring nine runs over the course of three innings of play to put Big Spring in a substantial hole.

Lady Steers top Sweetwater in district opener

March 17, 2012

SWEETWATER — The Big Spring Lady Steers opened District 5-3A softball play with a bang Friday, defeating the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs 11-6 at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex.
A pair of home runs, a slew of stolen bases and a strong defense all contributed to a solid district win.
The Lady Steers (10-10) started strong, scoring five runs in the top of the first.
Ambra Hill led off with a single, then stole second and third bases, allowing Valerie Goodblanket to drive her home with an RBI double.

Steers split doubleheader against Seminole

March 16, 2012

Mix baseball with a prize fight and you'd have an idea how the Big Spring-Seminole baseball doubleheader went Thursday.

The Steers and Indians traded leads instead of haymakers, and the end result was a split decision — Big Spring came from behind to win game one, 11-10, before dropping game two 6-2.

With the results, Big Spring's record now stands at 10-9.

Game One
The Steers started off strong in Thursday's opener, scoring the game's first two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

March15 sports calendar

March 15, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Seminole at Big Spring (DH), 4:30 p.m., Steer Park.
Forsan at Denver City, noon.

FRIDAY

Baseball
Slaton at Coahoma, TBA.

Softball
Big Spring at Sweetwater, 6:30 p.m.
Howard College at Casa Grande, Ariz. tournament, TBA.

To submit a calendar item, please call 263-7331, ext. 237, or e-mail reporter@bigspringherald.com

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