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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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Season ends for Sands, GCHS, Stanton

March 3, 2011

POST — Starting fast was key for the Garden City Bearkats against No. 10 Ira in Wednesday’s regional quarterfinal.
The exact opposite happened.
“We picked a great time of the year to play our absolute worst quarter of basketball, worst half of basketball,” GCHS Koby Abney said. “I don’t think we were overwhelmed by the moment, but we just didn’t play well. You can’t do that in the quarterfinals. There are no bad teams.”
The Bearkats struggled early on the way to a 69-50 loss Wednesday in Post, ending their playoff run.

Adams named MVP of District 5-3A

March 2, 2011

Big Spring standout guard Luke Adams has been named District 5-3A's Most Valuable Player.

Adams' honor is the biggest for Big Spring as 5-3A's all-district boys' basketball selections were announced today.

Including Adams, the Steers had six players receive honors. Sophomore big man Chazzell Robinson was named Newcomer of the Year. Senior guard Tristian Clay made first team all-district, Mike Menefield and Marc Segundo made the second team and Devante Lloyd earned an honorable mention selection.

Area softball: BSHS wins, Coahoma, Forsan fall

March 2, 2011

Big Spring softball head coach John Sparks believes Jillian Valle is his go-to hitter right now.

She proved why that may be the case Tuesday afternoon.

Valle’s game-winning home run in the seventh inning pushed the Lady Steers past Greenwood, 6-5 at home Tuesday.

It was her second home run of the game. She finished the day going 3 for 3 with three RBIs.

Sparks said Valle was as clutch as she could be. The Lady Steers were on their last out when Valle hit the bomb.

Garden City, Sands, Stanton continue playoff runs today

March 2, 2011

Garden City
The Garden City Bearkats simply haven’t been tested yet in the boys’ Class A Division II playoffs, but they might see a challenge today against No.10 Ira in the regional quarterfinal matchup.
Garden City and Ira — two schools familiar with each other — face off at 6 p.m. today at Post High School in Post. Garden City beat Hermleigh 72-36 in the bi-district round and Dell City 72-42 in the area round. Ira had a bye in the bi-district round, but beat Valentine 70-35 in the area round. The winner of this one faces the winner of the Baird-Lipan regional quarterfinal.

Sands

Hawk women win play-in game for postseason berth

March 1, 2011

ODESSA — The Howard College women’s basketball team thought it was in the Region V Tournament after beating Frank Phillips to end the regular season.

They had to play one more game, however.

The Hawks beat New Mexico Junior College 66-61 Monday in Odessa in a game that determined which team will go to the Region V Tournament, which begins Thursday.

Kennedale ends Steers’ playoff run

February 26, 2011

BRECKENRIDGE — The Big Spring Steers were hanging on by a thread for most of Friday’s Class 3A area championship game against No. 4 Kennedale.

The Wildcats couldn’t exactly put the Steers away early and the Steers couldn’t seriously make a game out of it.

But like elite teams do, Kennedale wore down Big Spring on the way to a 74-43 win, ending the Steers’ season.

Steers face No. 4 Kennedale in area championship game

February 25, 2011

The Big Spring Steers are trying not to put too much pressure on themselves as today’s area championship matchup against No. 4 Kenndale at 8 p.m. in Breckenridge approaches.

After the Steers won Tuesday’s bi-district playoff game against Bowie, head coach Cliff Thompson mentioned if Big Spring beats Kennedale, there won’t be any movies made labeling it as the greatest upset of all time.
The message has been simple: Don’t be nervous, just believe.

Both Howard men, women headed to postseason

February 25, 2011

Howard College women’s basketball head coach Earl Diddle clearly was in a better mood by the end of Thursday night than he was before the regular season finale against Frank Phillips College started.

At one point, all he knew was New Mexico Junior College and Odessa College needed to lose and his team had to win if the Hawks wanted to return to the Region V Tournament. They could only control the latter.

However, with all the odds in the world against them, the Hawks took care of business and so did New Mexico and Odessa’s opponents. By the end of the night, Diddle was a happy man.

Area boys' basketball playoff schedule

February 24, 2011

Boys, Area
Friday
Grady
vs. Anton
-7:30 p.m.
Rip Griffin Center
Lubbock

Big Spring vs. Kennedale
-8 p.m.
Breckenridge High School

Stanton vs. Bushland
-6 p.m.
Rip Griffin Center
Lubbock

Garden
City vs.
Dell City
- 8 p.m.
Monahans High School

Sands vs. Spur
- 6:30 p.m.
Post High School

Howard women need win, help for postseason berth

February 24, 2011

The Howard College women’s basketball team needs a lot of help as far as making the Region V Tournament is concerned. Head coach Earl Diddle knows that much.

In order to clinch a berth, the Hawks not only have to take care of Frank Phillips at 5:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, South Plains has to beat New Mexico Junior College and Midland College has to beat Odessa.

“We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do and then we’re at the hands of these other people, which is not a real good feeling,” Diddle said. “But that’s the position we’re in.”

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