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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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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.

Idle Lady Steers clinch playoff spot

April 20, 2011

After an up-and-down season, perhaps it was appropriate that the Big Spring Lady Steers earned a spot in the state softball playoffs by doing … nothing.

The Lady Steers, who were idle Tuesday, earned the third and final postseason berth from District 5-3A by virtue of Brownwood's 19-7 win over Abilene Wylie. If Wylie had defeated Brownwood, it would have ended the season tied with Big Spring and forced an extra game with the Lady Steers to determine the district's final playoff representative.

Tuesday sports calendar

April 19, 2011

Baseball — Andrews at Big Spring, 7 p.m.

Baseball — Colorado City at Coahoma, 7 p.m.

Baseball — Slaton at Forsan, 7 p.m.

Softball — Colorado City at Coahoma, 6:30 p.m.

Softball — Slaton at Forsan, 6:30 p.m.

Golf — Big Spring, Stanton, Garden City, Sands at regional tournaments.

Garden City girls 3rd at regional tournament

April 19, 2011

ABILENE — The Garden City High School girls' golf team is in the hunt for a spot in the state high school tournament, but it has some catching up to do.

The Lady Bearkats shot a team total 382, good enough for third place, during first-day action at the Region II-1A golf tournament Monday. That score leaves Garden City 18 strokes behind Robert Lee.

The top two teams at the regional level qualify for the University Interscholastic League state high school tournament, scheduled for May in Austin.

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