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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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Steers try to stay in hunt for district crown

February 11, 2011

The Big Spring Steers have been openly talking about a District 5-3A crown since day one.

Tonight is their chance to make sure they get a shot at it.
The Steers face Abilene Wylie in the second matchup of the season at 7:30 p.m. in Abilene with a chance to be district champions on the line.

“I’ve mentioned it several times to them,” BSHS head coach Cliff Thompson said. “They understand. I told them in the locker room after that first game our goal is to win the district championship. I just try to make sure they understand that we can’t play uptight.”

Hawks get best of NMMI, 64-48

February 11, 2011

Everything about the Howard College-New Mexico Military Institute game Thursday pointed toward an emphatic win for the Hawks.

Howard was on a four-game win streak, NMMI is at the bottom of the Region-5 West standings and this was the team the Hawks beat in Roswell, N.M., with four players in the final minutes of the game, due to suspensions and foul trouble.

While the Hawks triumphed for a 64-48 win Thursday, the Broncos gave Howard some trouble early on, enough for head coach Mark Adams to take notice.

Area basketball: CHS, FHS girls’ season ends

February 9, 2011

Coahoma boys
COAHOMA — Colorado City was too much for the Coahoma Bulldogs, who fell to 3-9 in District 3-2A with Tuesday’s loss.
Coahoma didn’t have a scorer in double figure, but Ryan Reid led with eight points. Colorado City moved to 12-0 in district play.

COLORADO CITY 66, COAHOMA 33
Colorado City 18 12 14 22 —66
Coahoma 5 9 3 16 —33
Colorado — Spencer 6, Gainey 8, Aoyama 11, Lorenz 7, Jones 1, Rodriguez 5, Munoz 7, Alford 21

Lady Steers’ season ends at Snyder; Segundo, BSHS boys take care of Tigers

February 9, 2011

SNYDER — The Big Spring Lady Steers are entering the offseason a little earlier than they wanted.

In a win-and-in scenario, Snyder clinched third place and a playoff berth with a 44-32 win over Big Spring Tuesday night in the season finale.

The Lady Steers’ woes in the first half continued, which was a big reason for the loss. Big Spring scored seven points in the first half.
But despite that, Big Spring made Snyder sweat a little bit, getting within 10 a few times in the second half after the slow start.

HC softball sweeps doubleheader against Cisco

February 9, 2011

The Howard College softball team went from a close win to an onslaught in its doubleheader against Cisco College Tuesday at Big Spring High School.

The Hawks needed an RBI single from sophomore infielder Lana Dominguez in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Lady Wranglers in the first game.

They didn’t have to sweat so much in the second game, upending Cisco College 10-1 in six innings.

Young, Adams send Steers past Lions; Lady Steers fall, but still in hunt for playoff spot

February 8, 2011

Big Spring boys
Brownwood sent the wrong player to the line with 3.2 seconds left.
The Lions were clinging to a 49-48 lead when Luke Adams was fouled and sent to the charity stripe and at that point, it was just a matter of playing defense for three more seconds.

“I knew they were going in,” Adams said of the late free throws. “Without my teammates, it wouldn’t have been possible.”

Those two free throws did go in as Big Spring edged the Lions for a thrilling 50-49 win and Adams is right. The Steers wouldn’t have been in position to win if it weren’t for Dayvion Young’s late heroics.

Anderson signs with Texas State to run track

February 8, 2011

Desiree Anderson is pictured signing on to run track for Texas State University next season as coach Nick Roberson watches on. She was joined by her family, friends, teammates and other coaches. She still has one more season with Big Spring, though. The Lady Steers start their season in the Texas Tech Indoor meet Feb. 19 in Lubbock.

Results from Regional 1-4A swim meet

February 8, 2011

Results from Regional 1-4A swim meet in Andrews on Feb. 4 and 5
(All times final, unless indicated)

The Big Spring swim team's season ended this weekend with the conclusion of the Regional 1-4A swim meet. Below are the results from the meet.
The Big Spring boys finished 12th at the meet, while the Lady Steers also finished 12th and no one qualified for the state meet.

Howard men, women take care of NMJC

February 8, 2011

Howard men
The Howard College men’s basketball team battled through a tough game to beat New Mexico Junior College 62-57 Monday in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Joe Bright had 17 points. Carlos Emory had 10 points and five rebounds and Corey Stern had seven points and seven rebounds.
New Mexico Junior College was up by three at halftime, but Bright’s big game was a catalyst for the Hawks.
The Hawks improved to 17-6 overall, 7-2 in conference play. They have New Mexico Military Institute at home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Howard women

Henry signs with Cisco

February 4, 2011

Big Spring’s Tanner Henry signs on to play football with Cisco College Friday morning at the Athletic Training Center. Henry was accompanied by friends, coaches, teammates and family members. Before he signed, head coach Phillip Ritchey gave a speech. Also known as a force on defense with the Steers, Henry signed on to play offensive tackle for the Wranglers. Henry said he is excited to continued playing football at the next level.

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