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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.

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Steers, Lady Steers stop Snyder

February 8, 2012

The Big Spring Steers had a drama-free solution to a suspenseful situation.

The Steers left little doubt as to their qualifications for the state basketball playoffs Tuesday by taking a 61-44 win over Snyder that clinched a postseason berth for Big Spring.

Also Tuesday, the Big Spring Lady Steers closed out the regular season with 55-42 win over Snyder.

Boy's game

Heading into Tuesday's game, the Steers knew that if they won, they would clinch the last playoff spot from District 5-3A. Lose, however, and they could have missed the postseason altogether.

Feb. 8 sports calendar

February 8, 2012

TODAY

Softball
Ranger College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m.

THURSDAY

Baseball
Howard College vs. Vernon College, 2 p.m., Abilene.

Women’s basketball
Western Texas College at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball
Western Texas College at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.

To submit a calendar item, please call 263-7331, ext. 235, or e-mail reporter@bigspringherald.com

Howard women halt losing streak

February 7, 2012

BORGER — The Howard College women's basketball team apparently decided that enough was enough.

After having lost four Western Junior College Athletic Conference games in a row, then finding themselves in a close battle with Frank Phillips College Monday, the Hawks suddenly found a winning combination, riding the hot hands of Zeslie Johnson and Kali Jerrell to a 65-46 victory over the Lady Plainsmen.

In the nightcap, Shavon Coleman scored 26 points to lead the Howard men to a 68-55 victory over Frank Phillips.

Women's game

Feb. 7 sports calendar

February 7, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Midland High School at Big Spring (scrimmage), 5 p.m.

Girl’s basketball
Snyder at Big Spring, 6 p.m.
Coahoma at Colorado City, 6:30 p.m.
Forsan at Slaton, 6:30 p.m.

Boy’s basketball
Snyder at Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.
Coahoma at Colorado City, 8 p.m.
Forsan at Slaton, 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Softball
Ranger College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m.

THURSDAY

Baseball
Howard College vs. Vernon College, 2 p.m., Abilene.

Women’s basketball
Western Texas College at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball
Western Texas College at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.

Hawks open baseball season with doubleheader sweep

February 3, 2012

Heading into Thursday's season opener, Britt Smith was counting on pitching to be a strength for the Howard College baseball team.

So far, so good.

Five Howard pitchers combined to surrender only one earned run as the Hawks opened their season with a 7-4, 10-0 doubleheader sweep of Frank Phillips College at Jack Barber Field Thursday afternoon.

Howard has split decision vs. NMJC

February 3, 2012

Mark Adams has long been an advocate of defense first in basketball, but even he approved of the offensive fireworks the Howard College Hawks set off inside Garrett Coliseum Thursday night.

A scorching first half paved the way for Howard to take a 71-54 win over New Mexico Junior College in Western Junior College Athletic Conference men's basketball action Thursday night.

The win improved the Hawks to 15-5 overall and 4-2 in WJCAC play, while NMJC dropped to 15-6, 3-3.

Feb. 3 sports calendar

February 3, 2012

TODAY

Tennis
Big Spring at Andrews Invitational.

Baseball
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), noon.

Softball
Lamar College at Howard College (DH), 1:30 p.m.

Girl’s basketball
Big Spring at Brownwood, 6 p.m.
Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 6:30 p.m.
Stanton at Forsan, 6:30 p.m.

Boy’s basketball
Big Spring at Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 8 p.m.
Stanton at Forsan, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Tennis
Big Spring at Andrews Invitational.

MONDAY

Women’s basketball
Howard College at Frank Phillips College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball

Feb. 2 sports calendar

February 2, 2012

TODAY

Baseball
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), noon.

Women’s basketball
New Mexico JC at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball
New Mexico JC at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.

FRIDAY

Tennis
Big Spring at Andrews Invitational.

Baseball
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), noon.

Girl’s basketball
Big Spring at Brownwood, 6 p.m.
Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 6:30 p.m.
Stanton at Forsan, 6:30 p.m.

Boy’s basketball
Big Spring at Brownwood, 7:30 p.m.
Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 8 p.m.
Stanton at Forsan, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Tennis

UIL announces realignment

February 2, 2012

Forsan's moving down, Coahoma's moving west and Big Spring is pretty much staying put.

The University Interscholastic League's biennial realignment of Texas high schools didn't produce many changes in classifications, but likely added plenty of expenses to school's travel budgets.

This latest realignment takes effect with the 2012-2013 school year.
The school affected the least by realignment is Big Spring High School, which will remain in Class 3A for the next two years.

Feb. 1 sports calendar

February 1, 2012

TODAY

Softball
Howard College at Weatherford College (DH), 1 p.m.

THURSDAY

Baseball
Frank Phillips College at Howard College (DH), noon.

Women’s basketball
NMJC at Howard College, 5:45 p.m.

Men’s basketball
NMJC at Howard College, 7:45 p.m.

To submit a calendar item, please call 263-7331, ext. 235, or e-mail reporter@bigspringherald.com

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