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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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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.

Tourney Time: Area basketball teams begin tournaments today

December 2, 2010

Area basketball teams will be booked solid starting today.
Most teams, including Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan, begin their respective tournaments today, with hopes it serves as a gauge to where the team stands.

Both the Big Spring girls and boys will be in the Andrews Tournament, the Coahoma Bulldogs kick off their 25th annual tournament and the Forsan boys continue searching for their first win in the Garden City Tournament.

Big Spring boys
Andrews Tournament, First Opponent: Midland Christian at noon

Lady Steers win in OT, boys stumble in San Angelo

December 1, 2010

GREENWOOD — Cerbi Ritchey was the go-to player when it mattered most and Greenwood probably knew that.

The Rangerettes just couldn’t do much about it.

The Lady Steers edged Greenwood in a 45-41 victory on the road thanks to nine points in overtime , six of which were from Ritchey.

In total, Ritchey had 21 points and Mackenzie Stone had 11 to lead the way. Stone had a team-high seven rebounds and Diamond Mayes had six boards.

Mayes and Ritchey in the post is becoming a lethal combination for head coach Mike Warren.

Area high school basketball Nov. 30

November 30, 2010

Big Spring boys
vs. San Angelo Central
7:30 p.m.
San Angelo

Big Spring girls
vs. Greenwood
8 p.m.
Greenwood

Coahoma girls
vs. Klondike
5:15 p.m.
Coahoma

Coahoma boys
vs. Klondike
8 p.m.
Coahoma

Forsan girls
vs. Grape Creek
4 p.m.
Forsan

Forsan boys
vs. Grape Creek
After girls' game
Forsan

7 Lady Steer volleyball players earn all-district honors

November 30, 2010

The all-district honors for 5-3A volleyball were announced Tuesday and seven Big Spring players are represented on the list.

As a key component defensively for the Lady Steers, libero Valerie Ross nabbed top defensive specialist in the district. Setter/middle blocker Cerbi Ritchey, middle blocker Taylor Seaton and outside hitter Desiree Anderson made first-team all-district. These three were go-to players for kills this season.

Still going!

November 29, 2010

The Garden City Bearkats aren’t ones to waste opportunities or time.
So just because there were less than two minutes left in the second quarter, didn’t mean they should roll into halftime with a small lead over Ira.

Garden City had different plans en route to its 80-46 win over the Bulldogs in the six-man football state quarterfinal matchup at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.

“I think we scored two touchdowns within a minute and 30 seconds just before the half, Garden City head coach Vance Jones said. “That was really huge.”

Area playoffs: 'Kats face undefeated Ira Saturday in Big Spring

November 26, 2010

GARDEN CITY — On Monday, all the hoopla from the Garden City Bearkats' emotional playoff win against Borden County was over. Head coach Vance Jones made sure of that.

“We’re already past that. We’ve already celebrated that,” Jones said. “We’re focused on the next challenge.”

The players have apparently heard Jones’ message and should take it seriously, considering another undefeated team will be across the field at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.

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