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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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Lady Steers sending quality, quantity to regional track meet

April 29, 2011

Big Spring High School girls' track coach Nick Roberson believes a window of opportunity is opening for his team.

The Lady Steers will send 10 athletes to the Region I-3A track meet, which starts Monday in Lubbock, and Roberson believes that large number is but a harbinger of things to come for the program.

Seniors Desiree Anderson and Chanvel Cuviello, juniors April Turner, Cerbi Ritchey and Bridgette Tuitt, sophomores Bianca Ryle and Jaycee Williams and freshmen Morgan Seaton, Donisha McGree and Dyrshae Vandervilt will represent BSHS at the regional meet.

Young Lady Buffs ready for regionals

April 29, 2011

FORSAN — Robert Hillger is hoping youth will be served at next week's Region I-2A track meet.

That's because Hillger, the girls' track coach at Forsan High School, will send a team dominated by freshmen — five of the eight team members who qualified for regionals are freshmen.

But just because the team is younger doesn't mean it isn't ready to compete at a high level.

“The quality here is much deeper than I've ever had,” said Hillger, who is in his sixth year at the helm of the program. “We don't have a few athletes who contribute — they're all pretty good.”

3 Hawks sign letters of intent

April 28, 2011

Three members of the Howard College men's basketball team will be honing their hoops skills at a higher level next season.

Corey Stern, Joe Bright and Carlos Emory signed letters of intent to attend Division I universities during a Wednesday ceremony at Garrett Coliseum.

Stern will attend Texas State University, Bright will head to Stephen F. Austin and Emory will play ball for the University of Oregon.

All three sophomores played crucial roles this past season for the Hawks, who advanced to the second round of the Region V tournament before falling to McLennan Community College.

Forsan baseball, Coahoma softball teams make playoffs

April 26, 2011

COLORADO CITY — New year, new classification, same postseason hopes for the Forsan Buffaloes.

The Buffaloes clinched a spot in the Class 2A state high school baseball playoffs with a 12-5 victory over Colorado City Monday afternoon.

Forsan came into the game needing a win to hold off Coahoma for the final District 3-2A playoff spot. A loss to C-City would have dropped the Buffs into a tie with Coahoma and forced a one-game playoff between the teams.

Howard cowgirl qualifies for CNFR

April 26, 2011

After a 12-year drought, a Howard College cowgirl will be representing the school at the College National Finals rodeo.

Hawk barrel racer Kaci Smith became the first Howard cowgirl to claim a spot in the CNFR since 1999, when Kim Green brought home the Reserve National Champion award in barrel racing.

“Kaci is doing what Kaci does best right now,” said Greg Kernick, Howard College rodeo coach. “She’s done a great job throughout the entire season and has peaked at just the right time.”

Forsan's Holdampf wins regional tennis title

April 22, 2011

ODESSA — Austin, here she comes.

Forsan High School's Sydney Holdampf punched her ticket to the University Interscholastic League's state tennis meet by winning the girls' singles title at the Region I-2A tournament Thursday at the Ratliff Stadium Tennis Complex.

Holdampf, a junior at Forsan, opened second-day play at the tournament by downing Lauren Zacketti of Comfort, 6-1, 6-1, in the semifinal round, then defeated Catherine Stout of Ingram Tom Moore, 6-4, 6-3, to claim the girls' singles title.

Hawks sweep El Paso CC

April 22, 2011

The Howard College Hawks' softball team continued to keep pace with their fellow Western Junior College Athletic Conference leaders with a 3-2, 10-1 doubleheader sweep of El Paso Community College Thursday at Foundation Field.

Pitchers Sandra Serna and Selina Mitchell earned wins for the Hawks Thursday.

“We kind of had a slow start (Thursday), but we finally got going,” Howard Coach Kelly Raines said. “Every win counts in this conference … and now we have to win two more today.”

BSHS golfers 5th after first day of regional tournament

April 21, 2011

LUBBOCK — The Big Spring High School boys' golf team is part of a seven-team logjam at the top of the standings following first-day play at the Region I-3A tournament Wednesday.

The Steers are in fifth place with a team score of 327, eight strokes behind leader Borger and a mere three shots back of second-place Andrews. Glen Rose is third with a 325, followed by Levelland at 326. Big Spring and Abilene Wylie are tied with identical 327 scores.

The top two teams qualify for next month's University Interscholastic League state tournament in Austin.

Forsan netters advance to regional finals

April 21, 2011

ODESSA — Forsan High School's Kyle Stevenson and Sydney Holdampf are one win away from a trip to the state tennis tournament.

Stevenson and Holdampf, both juniors at FHS, each recorded two victories Wednesday to reach the boys' and girls' singles semifinal round, respectively, at the Region I-2A tennis tournament at Ratliff Stadium Tennis Complex.

Stevenson opened tournament play be defeating Cody Asbury of Ingram Tom Moore, 6-3, 6-1. He then knocked off Ricardo Chavez of Dimmitt, 6-0, 6-0 to reach the semifinals, where he'll face Jesse Guerra of Tornillo at 8:30 a.m. today.

Area netters begin regional play

April 20, 2011

Forsan and Coahoma High School tennis players have taken a variety of routes to today's Region I-2A Tennis Tournament in Odessa.

For the Coahoma doubles team of Aaron Gonzales and Jason Martinez, the regional tournament is the culmination of years of working together.

For Forsan's doubles team of Cheyenne Galloway and Rachael Haggard, success came much quicker.

And for Forsan singles players Kyle Stevenson and Sydney Holdampf, the trip to the regional tournament is just one more highlight in a season full of them.

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