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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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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.

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BSHS sweeps Sweetwater

February 1, 2012

The Big Spring Steers and Lady Steers followed similar scripts to victory against Sweetwater Tuesday – struggle early, use defense and three-point shooting to take the lead, then blow matters wide open in the second half.

The results were anything but boring for BSHS fans – the Lady Steers claimed a 53-31 win, while the Steers raced to a 48-37 victory in District 5-3A action for both teams.

The Lady Steers improved to 20-8 overall, 3-3 in district play, while the Steers are now 13-16, 3-3.

Girl's game
Big Spring 53
Sweetwater 31

Jan. 31 sports calendar

January 31, 2012

TODAY

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY

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.

Howard hoops squads fall at South Plains

January 31, 2012

LEVELLAND — Howard College Men's Basketball Coach Mark Adams isn't much one for moral victories, but even he saw a little bit of a silver lining in the Hawks' nail-bitingly close loss to top-ranked South Plains Monday night.

The Hawks pushed South Plains down to the wire — almost to the last second, actually — before finally dropping a 65-62 decision in Western Junior College Athletic Conference action.

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