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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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Birdwell Baptist bests all bowlers

July 27, 2011

John and Diana Dodd, proprietors’ of Big Spring Bowl-A-Rama, presented a $500.00 check to Pastor Rob Dalsing and the members of Birdwell Lane Baptist Team for capturing the crown as League Champions at the bowling alley recently.

During the entire 10 week event, despite being in 5th place at the end of week three, with only seven weeks remaining, they never became discouraged or lost their positive attitude of “we can do it”.Asit turned out, they were right.

CTLGA changes tournament time

July 26, 2011

The Comanche Trail Ladies Golf Association met again this last week at the course for a little golf. In the individual play Monday, Joan Daniels recorded the low gross, while Shirley Long had the lowest net score. Betty Murphy had the fewest putts among the ladies.
Thursday, the ladies were joined by the men for a couples tournament. First place went to the team of Jimmy Foresyth, Deanna Foresyth, Joe Sharpnack and Patsy Sharpnack. The team came in four strokes under par during the nine hole outing.

courses host local tourneys

July 23, 2011

Comanche Trail Golf Course is hosting its City Golf Championship tournament July 30-31. The tournament will be open to any Howard County resident or current annual member of CTGC or Big Spring Country Club. The field will be divided into three divisions: Women’s, Men’s and Men’s Senior (55 or older).
Men must declare themselves eligible for the Championship Flight before play begins. Flights will be determined after Saturday’s (July 30) rounds are completed. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each flight.

Losses drop Hawks from national softball tournament

May 21, 2011

The Lady Hawks of Howard College fell in consecutive shutout losses on Friday to end their season at the NJCAA tournament in St. George, Utah. The Hawks bats only accounted for a combined five hits in the two games,while giving up nine.

Iowa Western knocked Howard out of the double elimination tournament with a 4-0 shutout. Iowa only had five hits in the game, but accumulated 14 base runners in the game, due to walks, errors and hit-batsmen.

Despite the losses, Head Coach Kelly Raines was very pleased with Howard College's season.

Hawks dominate all-WJCAC team

May 19, 2011

The Howard College Hawks put a bow on their 2011 baseball season by placing several players on the all-conference and all-region teams.

Howard finished the seasaon with a 46-13 record and their third straight Western Junior College Athletic Conference title. The Hawks narrowly missed making their third trip to the national junior college World Series, losing to Grayson in the championship game of the Region V baseball tournament.

Along with the head coach, five Howard players were named to the all-WJCAC team.

Chamber tournament tees off Friday

May 18, 2011

This weekend teams will face off at the Crossroads of West Texas Golf Classic.

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting it's annual golf tournament May 20, 21, and 22 at the Big Spring Country Club Golf Course.

“This is a great way for the chamber to raise funds,” Scott Mackenzie, chairman of the Chamber golf tournament, said. “The more funds that can be raised, the more the chamber can do for its members.”

Buffs, Bulldogs highlight 3-2A all-district team

May 18, 2011

FORSAN — Brothers Foster and Trevor Burchett led a parade of eight Buffaloes who were named to the All-District 3-2A baseball team.

Foster, a junior, was named the district's defensive player of the year, while Trevor, a sophomore, was selected the league's newcomer of the year.

Joining the Burchetts on the all-district first team are senior pitcher Dylan Lowery, junior first baseman Patrick Robles and senior catcher Zane Herrin.

Castillo leads BSHS all-district contingent

May 17, 2011

Angelina Castillo headlines a group of seven Big Spring Lady Steers who were named to the All-District 5-3A Softball Team.

Castillo, a sophomore catcher for the Lady Steers, was named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the all-district team, which was selected by a vote of the league coaches.

Sydney Laws of Brownwood was named district MVP, while her teammate, Sydnie Darden, was selected as the league's offensive MVP.

Two Lady Steers were named to the all-district first team — junior first baseman Mackenzie Stone and sophomore outfielder Hailey Dimidjian.

Lady Buffs won't three-peat but effort is strong

May 16, 2011

ODESSA — Forsan's Lady Buffs won't be returning to Austin for a shot at a third straight state softball championship but it won't be from a lack of effort.

After falling to Alpine 14-1 Friday, the Lady Buffs rallied to tie the best-of-three quarterfinal series with a 7-5 win.

“I thought they showed a lot of character and a lot of fortitude,” Coach Shanna Taylor said of her young Forsan team. “We hit three home runs in that game and we put them (Alpine) on the run.”

State track and field meet wrapup

May 16, 2011

Crossroads area athletes fared well in University Interscholastic League state competition over the weekend.

Big Spring High School’s Bridgette Tuitt took home gold in the Class 3A girls long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 6 3/4 inches. Teammate Desiree Anderson placed second in the event for a silver medal. She soared 18-3 1/2. Tuitt also finished fourth in the 200 meters (24.84) and eighth in the triple jump (35-03). Anderson was ninth in the 100 meters (12.38).

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