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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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Area basketball: tournament recaps, Saturday scores for area squads

December 12, 2010

Big Spring Boys
2010 Sandhills Tournament
Big Spring 75, Midland Christian 21
Big Spring 55, Andrews 47
Big Spring, 47, Monahans 35
Greenwood 55, Big Spring 53 (OT)

Big Spring girls
2010 Sandhills Tournament
Big Spring 49, Alpine 11
Andrews 43, Big Spring 40
Big Spring 53, El Paso Bowie 43

Coahoma boys
Stanton Hoopstown Tournament
Coahoma 50, Midland Classical 47
OHS JV 58, Coahoma 45
Coahoma 73, Crane 43
Tahoka 68, Coahoma 47

Coahoma girls
2010 Sandhills Tournament
El Paso Bowie 51, Coahoma 38
Coahoma 48,. Pecos 32
Coahoma 48, Lamesa 42

Stanton boys

Garden City-Throckmorton clash in state title game

December 10, 2010

GARDEN CITY — Garden City head coach Vance Jones remembers the last time his Bearkats lost vividly.

It was to Throckmorton in the beginning of the 2009 season and Jones remembers his players naturally being upset.

More good than harm came from that loss, though.

“That loss was probably our motivation to work harder to get to play them again,” Jones said. “After the game, they said ‘Coach, we can beat them.’ They worked hard and that was the driving engine that helped us get to that point and once we beat them, we said ‘Hey, maybe we have a shot to go all the way.”

Area basketball: BSHS boys, girls roll

December 10, 2010

2010 Sandhills Tournament in Monahans
Big Spring girls

BIG SPRING 49, ALPINE 11

Big Spring 14 14 13 8 - 49
Alpine 3 0 2 6 - 11

Big Spring: Cerbi Ritchey 16, Logan Yarbar 7, Taryn Kennedy 6, Mackenzie Stone 4, Stormi Smith 4, Bridgette Tuitt 4, Diamond Mayes 4, LaShaunte Anderson 4, Valerie Ross 1
Next game: Andrews at 1 p.m. in Monahans

Big Spring boys
BIG SPRING 75, MIDLAND CHRISTIAN 21

Midland Christian 6 6 3 6 - 21
Big Spring 17 23 21 14 - 75

Leading the charge: Adams’ strong start driving force for Steers this season

December 9, 2010

Big Spring guard Luke Adams wasn’t fully aware how big his performance against Odessa Permian was on Nov. 19. Forty-two points was far from where he thought he finished.

“I really didn’t,” the senior said. “That’s the crazy thing about it. I didn’t even know how many. I probably thought I had 20, maybe 25.
“I guess when you’re playing to win, you don’t really care about points. You just care what’s on that scoreboard.”

Maybe it’s that mindset that has opponents taking notice of Adams.

Lady Steers cruise past Pecos, 69-22

December 8, 2010

The Big Spring Lady Steers experimented a little bit in their 69-22 thrashing of Pecos Tuesday in Steer Gym.

In 10 games, head coach Mark Warren has already found out a lot about this year's squad. But he wants to know how versatile his offense can be no matter if defenses run man-to-man or the zone.

“I thought it would be a good night just to work on things just to see what's our best zone offense, what's our best press — we changed our presses up a little bit,” he said. “Just a lot of fun. It was a good game with everyone getting to play a lot.”

Area basketball: Coahoma, Forsan, Stanton girls begin district play today

December 7, 2010

Big Spring boys
Greenwood avenged a loss to Big Spring in Andrews, so the Steers will look to get back on track with a win at Abilene Cooper at 7:30 p.m. today. Luke Adams is gaining a reputation as the Steers’ go-to player. Head coach Cliff Thompson said opponents are starting to key in on Adams. The senior and Tristain Clay have led Big Spring in scoring so far this season.

Big Spring girls

Back to state: Garden City thumps Follett for berth in state title game

December 5, 2010

SEYMOUR — It’s hard to catch Garden City head coach Vance Jones without a smile on his face after the Bearkats’ games.

It was no different after his team thwarted Follett 59-14 by halftime in the UIL Six-Man Division I semifinal in Seymour Saturday night.
Then again, it hasn’t been different for the last 28 games.

“I’m still soaking it in,” Jones said, clinching his sixth trip to a state title game and ensuring the Bearkats a chance to win a second consecutive title next week. “This is outstanding. I’m still on Cloud 9.”

Area basketball roundup: Tourneys conclude for area squads

December 5, 2010

Big Spring boys
ANDREWS — The Big Spring boys defeated Midland Classical 69-32 to wrap up play at the Gym Bice Classic. Luke Adams was key once again with 24 point in a winning effort. The Steers will stay on the road for a matchup against Abilene Cooper Tuesday in Abilene.

Big Spring girls

Garden City football: Jones expects motivated Follett team in semifinal matchup

December 3, 2010

GARDEN CITY — The Garden City Bearkats are almost like rock stars after every playoff game, being mobbed by fans and supporters alike and showered with congratulatory messages and admiration.

“That’s one of the perks of winning,” head coach Vance Jones said. “Everybody loves a winner. They really enjoy the accolades they get from their family and their friends. It makes it all a lot more fun.”

Follett, the Bearkats’ opponent for the UIL six-man football semifinal
at 8 p.m. Saturday in Seymour, won’t be looking at Garden City with

Hawk men get break, women in WJCAC Pre-Conference tourney

December 3, 2010

LUBBOCK — At 10-1, not much should be bothering the Howard College men’s basketball team.

But there is one underlying problem bothering the Hawks: depth.

The Hawks have a break after their 107-46 win over Lubbock Christian Junior Varsity Thursday in Lubbock. They do not play until Dec. 31 in the Mesa Community College shootout.

Right now, however, they are down to eight players after Will Bunton was suspended this week for breaking team rules.

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