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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.
Andrews 43, Big Spring 43; Forsan 28, Wink 20; Klondike 66, Sands 20
Big Spring 49, Snyder 6; Coahoma 19, Ballinger 14; Forsan 51, Anthony 0; Sands 103, Loop 76

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Tuesday roundup: Buffs rout Denver City

April 13, 2011

DENVER CITY — The Forsan Buffaloes broke open a tight game in the fifth inning to claim an 18-5 win over Denver City in District 3-2A baseball action Tuesday.

The Buffs were clinging to a 6-5 lead in the fifth before they exploded for 12 runs, powered in large part by Foster Burchett's grand slam home run, to end the game via the mercy rule.

Burchett went 3-for-3 at the plate with five RBI, while his brother Trevor was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Zane Herrin also had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-4 while driving in two runs.

BSHS golfers district champions

April 12, 2011

Hail to the champs.

Big Spring High School claimed its first team district title of the year when the boys' golf team took first place in the Disrict 5-3A golf tournament, which concluded play Monday in Sweetwater.

The Steers fired a team total 323 Monday to conclude the tournament with a score of 935, eight strokes better than Abilene Wylie, which finished second at 943. Sweetwater was third with a 968, while Snyder finished fourth at 975.

Errors prove costly for Lady Steers in loss

April 12, 2011

The Big Spring Lady Steers continue to be their own worst enemy.

Seven Big Spring errors opened the floodgates for Brownwood and helped the Lady Lions waltz to a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Lady Steers in District 5-3A softball action at the Big Spring ISD Softball Complex Monday.

It wasn't as if Brownwood needed any help, either — the district champion Lady Lions suffocated Big Spring with strong pitching from Sydney Laws, who improved to 12-3 for the season, and sterling defense to improve to a perfect 6-0 in district games.

Tuesday sports calendar

April 12, 2011

Baseball — Howard College at Midland College (non-conference), 2 p.m.
Baseball — Slaton at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Baseball — Forsan at Denver City, 4:30 p.m.
Softball — Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball — Forsan at Denver City, 5:30 p.m.
Track — Big Spring boys and girls at District 5-3A meet, Snyder.
Tennis — Coahoma and Forsan at District 3-2A tournament, Denver City.
Golf — Big Spring girls at District 5-3A tournament, Snyder.

BSHS golfers increase lead at District 5-3A tournament

April 7, 2011

The Big Spring High School boys' golf team took full advantage of their home-course advantage to pad their lead in the District 5-3A golf tournament.

The Steers fired a team total 304 to boost their lead over second-place Abilene Wylie to 21 strokes after second-round play at Big Spring Country Club Wednesday afternoon.

Big Spring's Blake Brorman defied windy conditions to fire a 1-under 71 to lead the Steers and maintain his lead in individual medalist play. Fellow senior Andrew Fillingim shot a 73, followed by Ryan Pollard with a 79, Tate Kennedy at 82 and Devin Roberson with an 86.

Sports calendar

April 7, 2011

FRIDAY
Baseball — Big Spring at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Baseball — Post at Forsan, 7 p.m.
Baseball — El Paso CC at Howard College (DH), noon.
Softball — Big Spring at Snyder, 5 p.m.
Softball — Howard College at Western Texas College, Snyder (DH), 1 p.m.
Softball — Slaton at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball — Post at Forsan, 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY
Baseball — El Paso CC at Howard College (DH), noon.
Softball — Western Texas College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m.
Track — Coahoma, Forsan, Stanton at District 3-2A meet, Denver City.

Lady Steers take down Sweetwater

April 6, 2011

SWEETWATER — The Big Spring Lady Steers rode the hitting of Jillian Valle and the pitching of Valerie Ross to a 5-1 victory over Sweetwater in District 5-3A softball action Tuesday night.

The Lady Steers plated four runs in the top of the first inning and Ross and the BSHS defense made the lead stand up. Ross went the distance for Big Spring, scattering eight hits while striking out six and walking three. Taylor McCoy took the loss for Sweetwater.

Buffs top Coahoma, tied for third in district race

April 6, 2011

COAHOMA — The race for the third baseball playoff spot from District 3-2A can't get much tighter.

The Forsan Buffaloes moved into a tie with Coahoma for third place in the district baseball race by knocking off the Bulldogs, 8-3, here Tuesday night.

The Buffaloes were led by the pitching duo of Dylan Lowery and Peyton Parker, who combined to scatter eight Coahoma hits. Lowery took the win, while Parker pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the save.

Coahoma starter Kaleb McAdams was tagged with the loss.

Forsan down Bulldogettes in softball showdown

April 6, 2011

COAHOMA — The Forsan Lady Buffaloes have a specific script for success they must follow this softball season.

Unlike the past two state championship teams, this year's squad is not packed with star power and therefore has a smaller margin of error. To succeed, their coach said, the Lady Buffs have to combine good defense with timely hitting and throw in a pinch of pitching if they are going to have any chance of duplicating their past success.
So far, so good.

Howard College cowgirl tops in barrel racing

April 6, 2011

Kaci Smith has finally found her rhythm and for the second week in a row brought home the first place prize in barrel racing this past weekend at the Western Texas College rodeo in Snyder.

Smith scorched times of 13.64 in the long round and a 13.80 in the short, which was enough for the first place finish in the average.
“Kaci is doing a great job,” said Greg Kernick, Howard College rodeo coach. “She just needs to keep going fast and we’ll see her at he national finals.”

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