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Hawks Announce Record Adjustment

January 21, 2011

Howard College athletic director Britt Smith has announced the forfeit of two men's basketball games because the Hawks inadvertently played an ineligible player in the Mesa Shootout over the winter break.

The forfeits change the Hawks' overall record from 15-3 to 13-5. They are 3-1 in conference play in the western zone of Region 5.

"The player's eligibility has since been re-established and he has returned to the team. The eligibility issue was a communication error within the athletic department and the student athlete was not at fault," Smith said.

Howard women upset No. 6 Lady Chaps, No. 8 men fall to No.15 Midland College

January 21, 2011

Earl Diddle wasn’t lying when he told his team every game will be decided by the last few possessions in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.

While the last few possessions in the New Mexico Junior College game didn’t go exactly as planned, the last few in Howard College’s 74-71 win over No. 6 Midland Thursday earned them one of the biggest victories of the season.

No. 24 Steers face speedy Snyder team

January 21, 2011

Big Spring center Devante Lloyd applied one of the sayings from football head coach Phillip Ritchey to the Steers’ basketball season so far.

“Coach Ritchey once said ‘Once you catch fire, there’s no telling how far you’ll go,’” Lloyd said. “So that’s the way I see it. We have two wins in district so we caught fire. We’re just going to keep going from there.”

How on fire are the Steers? It’s early, but they’re 2-0 in District 5-3A play and ranked No. 24 in the state according to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ rankings.

BSHS ready for District 4-4A swim meet

January 21, 2011

The Big Spring swimming team may have something to prove at today’s District 4-4A meet.

In a district with powerhouses such as Monahans and Pecos, the Steers are looking to make a name for themselves today at the Jerry Larned Sports Complex in Monahans.

“For a lot of them, this is their first year,” BSHS swimming coach Mackenzie Miles said. “They want to make a name for themselves. What’s most important to me is that the one who don’t get to move on to regionals, that they’re able to be most successful at this meet and get their best times.”

Howard men face Midland with 5 players, No. 6 Lady Chaps on tap for Howard women

January 20, 2011

Howard men
The 2010-2011 season for Howard College men’s basketball continues to be one of the more unusual ones.

The No. 8 Hawks have lost seven players to suspensions this season, whittling the roster down to five players heading into one of the biggest games of the year. No. 15 Midland College visits at 7:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

“I cannot remember a more challenging season than what we’ve had here,” head coach Mark Adams said. “We keep thinking surely, it’s going to start getting better.”

Steers make easy work of Sweetwater, bad shooting night helps Sweetwater girls bury Lady Steers

January 19, 2011

Big Spring boys
More than anything, the first quarter of the Big Spring-Sweetwater game Tuesday in Steer Gym was an exhibition of athleticism on the Steers’ part.

There was that uptempo style they like to run and a couple of missed dunks that had fans buzzing.

But forward Mike Menefield gave the fans what they wanted on a fast break with a two-handed jam that gave the Steers a 13-7 lead.
By then the Steers were well on their way to the 75-46 drubbing of the Mustangs in District 5-3A play.

Area basketball: Forsan boys win, but Lady Buffs stumble at Roosevelt

January 19, 2011

Coahoma boys
COAHOMA — Coahoma head coach Kim Nichols continues to stress putting four quarters together as the Bulldogs dropped a District 3-2A contest to Denver City at home.
Tanner Ruiz’s 16 points weren’t enough to keep the Bulldogs around in this game. The Bulldogs cut a deficit to seven twice late in the game, but Denver City was just too much.
Things haven’t exactly gone the Bulldogs’ way so far in district play with injuries, among other things, ailing the team, but Nichols said his group is still positive about halfway through district play.

Denver City 54, Coahoma 40

Short-handed Hawks upend NMMI, 68-58

January 18, 2011

ROSWELL, N.M. — The Howard College men’s basketball team wasn’t at full strength for Monday’s game against New Mexico Military Institute, but the Hawks still came away with a 68-58 win to move to 3-0 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.

Carlos Emory was huge with 22 points and seven rebounds. He rarely missed, too, shooting 14 of 18 from the field. Shavon Coleman also had 22 points and Corey Stern chipped in 13 points.

Steers get big win over Brownwood

January 15, 2011

BROWNWOOD — The Big Spring Steers had reason to worry when Brownwood jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first quarter.
Head coach Cliff Thompson said it reminded him of the Levelland game when that team made eight consecutive shots to start the game.
But just like in that Levelland game, the Steers withstood the early run and this time, they ended up with a huge 66-56 win at Brownwood to open district play.

Area basketball: Coahoma boys, girls struggle at C-City

January 15, 2011

Coahoma boys
COLORADO CITY — Coahoma head coach Kim Nichols said Colorado City was solid on defense and Friday’s game proved just that.
The Bulldogs dropped a District 3-2A road game at Colorado City 54-26, giving them their fourth district loss of the season.
Nichols said his team had a good first half, but the Bulldogs weren’t able to pull it all together for four quarters. They were only down by six at the half. A 21-point third from the Wolves didn’t help Coahoma, though.
The Bulldogs get their first crack at Denver City on Tuesday as the second half of district play approaches.

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