Congratulations to Big Spring Lady Steers Volleyball team for the following honors!!
Logan Terrazas who was named ALL-DISTRICT DEFENSIVE MVP for the season!
Kayleigh Penny was also named to 1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT.
Ryen Terrazas and Hannah Bell both made 2ND TEAM ALL-DISTRICT.
HONORABLE MENTIONS were received by Keila Yanez, MacKenzie Rodriquez, Amber Martinez, Kalyn Whitehead, Hayden Bell, Olivia Bancroft, and Robyn Evans.
ACADEMIC ALL DISTRICT - Ryen Terrazas, Hannah Bell, Keila Yanez, MacKenzie Rodriquez, Kalyn Whitehead, Hayden Bell, Olivia Bancroft, Robyn Evans, Logan Terrazas, Kayleigh Penny, Amber Martinez, Marissa Aguilar, and Gabby Lopez
Coahoma Bulldogette MaKynlee Overton was named to 1st Team All-District 5-3A, and Caitlyn Corley was named to 2nd Team All District 5-3A. Paige Atkins, Cassie Grant, Jaydan Mann, Julia Mashburn, and Ashley Romero all received All-District honorable mentions.
(Photos contributed by Coahoma Media.)
Big Spring Cross Country runner Roman Perez competed in the State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock over the weekend. He finished 37 out of 152 with a time of 16:48.
Here are the scores from Friday night’s area high school football games.
The Coahoma Bulldogs fell to Colorado City Wolves with a final score of 33 to 13. Sonic Players of the Game for the Bulldogs were offensive player Gage Hill and defensive player of the game went to Joe Manning.
The Big Spring Steers fought hard during their home game against the Seminole Indians. Final score was Seminole 34, Big Spring 20. The Sonic Players of the Game for the Steers were offensive player Orlando Sanchez and defensive player Chris Enriquez. The Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to Isaiah Valle.
The Stanton Buffaloes lost to the Idalou Wildcats. Final score was 69-0. Sonic Players of the Game for Stanton were offensive player Devin Simpson and defensive player Jaxson Lindell.
The Forsan Buffaloes lost to Hawley, 45-0.
Other area schools:
Seminole HS 34 Big Spring HS 20
Hawley HS 45 Forsan HS 0
Colorado HS 33 Coahoma HS 13
Idalou HS 69 Stanton HS 0
Garden City HS 56 Highland HS 6
Grady HS 34 Klondike HS 14
O'Donnell HS 48 Sands Cisd 12
Andrews HS 55 Lake View HS 14
Lubbock-Cooper HS 31 Wylie HS 12
La Vega HS 57 Brownwood HS 19
Fort Stockton HS 36 Sweetwater HS 23
Snyder HS 53 Lamesa HS 13
Greenwood HS 30 Monahans HS 21
Abernathy HS 61 Roosevelt HS 6
Alpine HS 14 Reagan County 0
Mccamey HS 12 Iraan HS 6
Winters HS 24 Ozona HS 13
Robert Lee HS 50 Paint Rock School 0
Permian HS 38 Frenship HS 10
Lee HS 49 Midland HS 28
Tascosa HS 35 Odessa HS 21
Trinity HS 34 Abilene 16
Water Valley HS 84 Westbrook School 63
Brownwood - The Bulldogettes ended their season Tuesday night after facing the No. 1 seed in District 6, the Eastland Lady Mavs, in a Bi-District playoff game. Coahoma fell in three sets 25-21, 25-16, 25-17.
On offense, MaKynlee Overton led the way for Coahoma. The sophomore recorded 7 kills in the game followed by senior Paige Atkins with 3. Seniors Jaydan Mann and Cassie Grant powered out an ace a piece. Mann and senior Julia Mashburn both had 5 assists a piece.
Kills: MaKynlee Overton, 7; Paige Atkins, 3; Kirah Kimball, 2; Cailtyn Corley, 1; Ashley Romero, 1; Julia Mashburn, 1.
Aces: Jaydan Mann, 1; Cassie Grant, 1.
Blocks: Corley, 2; Atkins, 1; Romero, 1; Overton, 1; Mashburn, 1.
Assists: Mashburn, 5; Mann, 5; Corley, 1; Julia Cortez, 1.
Digs: Overton, 4; Grant, 3; Mashburn, 2; Romero, 2; Corley, 1.
The Big Spring Lady Steers fell to Graham in 3 sets yesterday evening, 10/30/18, during the playoff game at Hawley High School.
Scores were 16-25, 10-25, and 16-25.
Logan Terrazas - 6 kills, 7 blocks, 10 digs
Kayleigh Penny - 5 kills 2 blocks 18 digs
Keila Yanez - 3 kills 1 block 1 dig
Ryen Terrazas - 2 kills 1 block 3 Digs
Hannah Bell - 10 Assists 11 digs
Olivia Bancroft - 5 Assists 3 Digs
Hayden Bell - 6 digs
Mackenzie Rodriques - 5 Digs
Robyn Evans - 3 digs
Gabby Lopez - 3 digs
Amber Martinez - 2 digs
Last week, Stanton High School welcomed a new Interim Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for the Stanton Buffaloes Cody Hogan. Coach Hogan has been an educator for 13 years, and has spent 8 years as a Defensive Coordinator. He is in his second year with Stanton ISD and this will be his first time as a head coach.
The next game for the Buffaloes will be an away game this Friday against Idalou with kickoff at 7:30 PM. Senior night for Stanton will be next Friday during their last home game, which will be against Colorado City.
Coahoma Bulldogettes took a win in 3 sets over the Coleman Bluekatts in Sweetwater over the weekend on 10/27/18, thus earning a playoff spot!
Lady Steers will be playing against Graham on tomorrow, October 30th, at 6 PM at Hawley High School in Hawley.
Friday’s High School Football Scores are as follows for 10/26/18:
The Big Spring Steers fought hard against the Andrews Mustangs, but fell short with a final score of 43 to 20, in favor of Andrews. Sonic Players of the Game for the Steers were offensive player Orlando Sanchez, and defensive player Jack Everett. Everett also received the Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game.
Stanton Buffaloes hosted a home game against the Coahoma Bulldogs. The Bulldogs pushed ahead of the Buffaloes with a final score of Coahoma 49, Stanton 14. The Sonic Players of the Game for the Bulldogs were offensive player Gage Clark and defensive player Alejandro “The Tank” Gonzales. The Sonic Players of the Game for Stanton were offensive player Sebastian Escamilla and defensive player Ethan Quaid.
The Forsan Buffaloes traveled to Winters for their game against the Blizzards. Final score was Blizzards 23, Buffs 7.
Other Area High School Scores
Stephenville 45 Brownwood 20
Randall 24 Wylie 20
Snyder 45 Sweetwater 14
Seminole 55 Lake View 6
Lamesa 33 Pecos 7
Central 10 Bell 2
Weatherford 42 Abilene 23
Cooper 49 Lubbock 7
Tascosa 49 Midland Lee 26
Permian 34 Midland HS 7
Odessa HS 56 Frenship 10
Idalou 51 Roosevelt 14
Crane 37 Reagan County 7
Abernathy 40 Colorado City 0
McCamey 53 Van Horn 0
Iraan 24 Wink 7
Hawley 56 Stamford 42
Robert Lee 69 Bronte 24
Grady 46 Sands Ackerly 0
Garden City 54 Westbrook 6
Sterling City 52 Highland 36
Borden County 48 Klondike 0
Blackwell School 66 Moran School 20
The 7th grade A team finished an amazing 2018 volleyball season with a loss to Sweetwater. Each Lady Steer represented their school and community extremely well throughout the entire season.
The 7th grade B Lady Steers finished off the season fighting for a win but lost to Sweetwater in two sets. Each girl played great and went out onto the court with a drive and determination to have fun and finish strong. Everyone played a great season and grew not only as athletes but as young ladies as well.
The 8th Grade A Lady Steers defeated Sweetwater in two sets. Kortney Moore led the way with 12 points with kills and aces. Jalen Sykes and Marlie Kennedy were right behind with 8 points each and some nice blocks. Gissele Holguin had 6 points plus assists while Taylor Partlow had 3 points along with several saves. Katelyn Haynie and Monica Gutierrez both had 2 points and some great saves and assists. Alyson Castaneda, Kylin Corley, Emily Matthews, and Adali Hernandez each had 1 point and contributed digs and good passes.
8th grade B fell to Sweetwater in two hard-fought sets (27-25 & 25-22). Each young lady on this team put forth her best effort to do her best. Top servers were Elaina Arredondo, Lora Otto and Daniah Wrighter, and each of these ladies had kills as well including Mia Bustamante, and Valerie Hernandez. Celi Vela, Kiersten Furuya, Kisa Cate, Kaydence Canales, Chloe Posey and Claudia Viera stepped up on defense and worked hard.
Be advised that the Big Spring ISD ATC office will be closed Oct. 29th- Nov. 9th 2018.
Varsity football tickets for November 2nd home game against Seminole will not be sold at the ATC. Tickets can be picked up in advance for game at the Administration Office located across from the Big Spring High School at 707 E. 11th. Tickets will be available from Oct. 31-Nov. 2nd from 9 am-2 pm. Adult tickets $4 students $2.
Big Spring Cross Country Varsity Teams competed at the Regional Meet held at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on 10/22/18. Roman Perez qualified for State individually as part of the Top 20! The Big Spring Boys team placed 9th out of 24 teams, and the Girls team placed 20th out of 24 teams. #STEERSTRONG
The Lady Steers fell to Sweetwater in 5 sets during Saturday’s volleyball game.
Individual Stats, 10/20/18 against Sweetwater:
Logan Terrazas - 14 kills, 7 blocks, 2 Aces, and 23 digs.
Kayleigh Penny - 12 kills, 7 blocks, and 14 digs
Hannah Bell - 2 kills, 25 Assists, and 17 digs
Ryen Terrazas - 7 kills, 1 ace, and 4 digs
Amber Martinez - 7 kills, and 3 Digs
Keila Yanez - 4 kills, 2 blocks, 4 Aces, 3 Digs, and 1 assist
Kalyn Whitehead - 4 kills, 2 blocks, and 1 dig
Olivia Bancroft - 1 kill, 17 assists, and 11 digs
Mackenzie Rodriquez - 1 assist, and 18 digs
Hayden Bell - 2 digs
Robyn Evans - 2 digs
Lady Steers will have their last home game tonight against Greenwood at the Steer Gym. Freshmen and JV will play at 5, and Varsity will play at 6 PM.
COLEMAN - The Coahoma Bulldogettes powered over the Lady Bluekatts Saturday morning to take the match in three sets 25,22; 25,20; and 25-18.
MaKynlee Overton had 9 kills and three blocks for Coahoma. Fellow teammates Paige Atkins and Caitlyn Corley had 6 kills each. Julia Mashburn and Jaydan Mann had 10 assists a piece.
Following the early morning varsity game, the Bulldogette junior varsity team also won against Coleman. The score was 25,18; 25, 17.
Next: The Coahoma volleyball squads will host the Clyde Lady Bulldogs Tuesday. It’s also senior night. The ceremony will begin about 6:15 p.m. in the CES competition gym with the varsity game to follow. The two junior varsity games will start at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
** 8th grade A TEAM WON 54-0 over SWEETWATER. **
Thursday the 8th grade Steers hosted the Sweetwater Mustangs, in a game highlighted by the rain and cold. The Steers goal was to be the more physical team and they showed that throughout the contest.
The Steers first play from scrimmage was a 15 yd. Scramble by Eli Cobos for a touchdown. On the ensuing defensive series, the Steers held the Mustangs to -6 yards via several tackles for losses coming from David Rios. When the Steers got the ball back, Philip Martinez ran behind a wall created by Rahleigh Eddington and Ian Galan along with slot receiver Derick Walleck for another Big Spring Score. For the 2 point attempt, Cobos found Connor Andrea to complete the try. The Steers continued to score: two more Philip Martinez runs, a touchdown pass from Cobos to Sergio Ybarra, a QB keeper off of zone read by (2nd string QB) Ricky Escovedo working with Korbin Olsen, 2 safeties recorded by the defense, and a kick return off of one of those safeties by Chris Salazar. Offensively it was a good night.
Defensively the Steers were even more dominant recording 2 safeties during the game. Starting with Nose Nick Garcia, the Steers constantly disrupted the backfield of the Sweetwater Offense. Rios and Andrea were able to make quick adjustments in their alignment that helped the defense stay sound throughout the night. Ybarra helped out on D as well with a late game interception.
Special Teams kept Sweetwater on their back quarter of the field via great kickoffs from Cobos and even better coverage by the kickoff unit.
Big Hitter(s) of the week: David Rios(D)/Ricky Escovedo(ST)
** 7th grade B TEAM WON 50 to 0 over SWEETWATER **
The steers broke the wild mustangs last night with great defense and an unstoppable offense. Defensively the steers made a ton great team tackles behind the line of scrimmage. The mighty steers took advantage of wet conditions and forced several fumbles in which 3 of them were recovered and returned by BAILEY SIMPSON who also had 6 tackles for a loss. MICHAEL MUNOZ and JEREMIAH YBARRA both made several crucial tackles to help keep the mustangs out of both the red zone and the end zone. JOSEPH MURRILLO and ANTHONY GONZALEZ solidified the strength of the defensive line with great effort up front.
Offensively the steers gave the fans a reason to buy popcorn as they put on a show reaching the end zone 6times and converting all of their 2point conversions. The O-line made that possible by creating massive lanes for the backs. IAN CORTEZ and QBEN LEWIS both had two touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing a piece. Quarterback KENDERRICK JACKSON had two touchdowns as well on the zone read which helped keep the mustangs honest on defense. ANTRON DEMPS pitched in on offense with his first touchdown of the season by way of rushing.
** 7th grade A TEAM WON 30 to 6 over SWEETWATER **
Thursday night was another cold and wet game for the mighty steers as they fought to tame a different group of wild mustangs but here at home. Defensively it took some grit for the steers to get it figured out as they provided the offense with the ball by creating multiple stops and turnovers.
ANGEL RIVERA was solid with his linebacker play by keep outside contained and making several big hits. KYLE GAY changed the name of his position from linebacker to bell ringer as he came up with 3 obliterating hits that crippled the mustangs he also had 5 tackles. After a rough first quarter the defensive shut things down up front by pass rushing and tackles behind the line of scrimmage. ABEL CASARES had 3 tackles, KEYSHAUN WOODRUFF had 5 tackles, ANGEL RIVERA had 6 tackles which sparked dominating play from the DLINE AND LINEBACKERS. The secondary joined the party with 3 pics. JAYDEN DRAKE HAD 2 PICS(INTERCEPTIONS) AND EZEKIEL CARREON had 1 late in the 4th quarter to stick the dagger in.
The OLINE again dominated up front as they were led by Center JEREMIAH PRESAS and created Mack truck sized running lanes for the running game and gave the Quarter back an eternity to throw the ball in the passing game. GAVIN PADRON connected with AUSTEN PERKINS for 1 touchdown and a 2point conversion. It was another running back by committee type of game as ABRAM JACKSON (AJ) HAD OVER 100 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns, TYREE BRAWLEY rushed for over 150 yards yet again and scored 1 touchdown, ANGEL RIVERA rushed for 50 yards total, and ABEL CASARES scored a 2-point conversion.
More importantly the steers showed great sportsmanship, team leadership, and love as they played for and with one another.
The boys did a great job of being respectful and encouraging on the sidelines. They picked each other up and gave each other confidence in themselves. It was a great team effort by both teams.
The steers face off against Andrews again here at home next Thursday.
The Crossroads Young Marines will have their Drug Demand Reduction Dash 5k Fundraiser on Saturday, October 27th. The event begins at 10 AM and will begin and end at the Vietnam Memorial in Big Spring.
Online registration is going on now for the event and will close at midnight on October 22nd. Cost for Young Marines is $15, Non-Young Marines is $25, and Late Registration will cost $30.
Awards will be given to different divisions – Young Marines, Youth, Teen, Adult, and Senior. 1st place will receive a plaque with the Young Marine logo, and 2nd and 3rd places will receive a medal. All participants will receive DDR participation medal, goodie bag, and t-shirt.
For more information, contact Carrie Rodman, Unit Adjutant, at 325-232-0551.
The Howard College Hawks Softball team will have a Kids Softball Camp on Sunday, October 28th, and a High School Evaluation Camp on Sunday, November 4th.
The Kids Softball Camp will be a 2-hour camp that will focus on all the fundamental skills regarding pitching, defense, and offense. It will also include playing fun games and interacting with the Hawk players and coaches. There will be 2 sessions for the Kids Softball Camp. Ages 5 to 10 will have their camp from 1 to 3 PM on Oct. 28th, and ages 11 to 14 will be scheduled from 3 to 5 PM on the same day. Cost is $30 per participant.
The High School Evaluation Camp on Sunday, November 4th, from 2-4 PM will be a 2-hour evaluation camp that will focus on giving feedback regarding overhand/underhand throwing velocity, base running times, bat speed, etc. Instruction regarding pitching, offense, and defense will also be included. It should be noted that this camp will also provide an opportunity to be evaluated by college coaches and be exposed to a collegiate softball environment. Cost is $40 per participant.
RSVP is preferred for each event, but walk-ups will be accepted on the day of the event. For more information or to RSVP email Assistant Coach Shelby Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coahoma - The Coahoma Bulldogettes fell to Colorado City in 5-3A district action Tuesday night. The Lady Wolves won in three sets, 15,25; 15,25; 12,25.
MaKynlee Overton led the Bulldogettes on offense. The sophomore recorded 8 kills during the game. Paige Akins earned 4 kills; and Julia Mashburn knocked out 2 aces. Mashburn notched 8 assists in the game and 2 digs. Overton had 4 blocks during the match.
Earlier in the evening, JV Red downed the Lady Wolves in two sets.
Next: The Coahoma volleyball squad will travel to Coleman Saturday to face the Lady Bluecats again. Varsity will play at 9 a.m. followed by JV Red at 10 a.m. and JV White at 11 a.m.
Kills: MaKynlee Overton, 8; Paige Atkins, 4; Caitlyn Corley, 1.
Aces: Julia Mashburn, 2.
Assists: Mashburn 8; Jaydan Mann, 3
Blocks: Overton 4
Digs: Mashburn, 2; Mann, 2; Corley, 2; Haven Martin, 2; Atkins, 1; Overton, 1.
(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The junior high Bulldogettes powered over the Colorado City Lady Wolves in volleyball action Monday. 7th Grade A won in three sets: 15,25; 28,8; 25,14. The 7th Grade B team also took home a victory in two sets: 25-10, 25-20. Eighth Grade B won 25,18; 25-20; and 8th Grade A lost to a tough Colorado team 14-25;11-25.
Next: The junior high volleyball season will wrap up Monday when the Bulldogettes take on Coleman in Coleman. Game times are 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
(Photos and information courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The 7th grade A team had a tough loss to Lamesa (12-25, 25-20, 16-25). Standouts on offense were Cloe Viasana, Kendall Brooks, and Brooklyn Hyatt with a combined total of 23 ace serves. Karissa Gonzales, Julianna Fraser, and Hyatt led the team on defense.
The 7th grade B team had a great night and a win against Lamesa (18-25, 23-25). All the girls led great on defense and offense, they worked fantastic as a team and continue to work hard. Standout players for the night was Mia Seracho, Reghan Heffle and Lauren Bryans. The girls are looking forward to their last game Monday night against Sweetwater.
The 8th Grade A Lady Steers fell to the Lady Tors in 3 hard fought sets last night. Jalen Sykes, Kortney Moore, and Kylin Corley played hard on the net! Alyson Castaneda, Katelyn Haynie, and Gissele Holguin led out on offense and assists. Monica Gutierrez, Emily Matthews, and Marlie Kennedy fought hard on defense. We are looking forward to getting a win our last game in Sweetwater!
8th grade B came out with a win over Lamesa in two sets Monday evening 25-17 and 25-19. Strong offense was played by Celi Vela, Kisa Cate, Kaydence Canales, Valerie Hernandez and Mia Bustamante-with kills by Daniah Wrighter, Lora Otto, Elaina Arredondo and Kiersten Furuya. Chloe Posey and Claudia Viera were strong on defense and each had many assists. These girls played their best game all season and are looking forward to playing hard against Sweetwater next week!
Big Spring Ford Football Friday Final Scores 10-13-18
Dumas HS 55 Big Spring HS 0 - Sonic Players of the Game against the Dumas Demons were offensive player CJ Harris and defensive player Brett Berringer. The Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to Jack Everett.
* Abernathy HS 59 Stanton HS 7 - Sonic Players of the Game against the Abernathy Antelopes were offensive player Tyler Benedict and defensive player James Orona.
Forsan - Open
* ldalou HS 35 Coahoma HS 0 - Sonic Players of the Game against the Idalou Wildcats were offensive player Jonathon Schneider and defensive player Bubba Duenes.
* - District games
Other Area High Schools
Mccamey HS 35 Mountain View HS 21
Cooper HS 49 Palo Duro HS 15
Hereford HS 56 Lake View HS 7
Rider HS 34 Wylie HS 7
Brownwood HS 34 Gatesville HS 14
Snyder HS 29 Monahans HS 27
Canyon HS 38 Andrews HS 20
Brownfield HS 29 Seminole HS 28
Lamesa HS 49 Sweetwater HS 30
Greenwood HS 41 Pecos HS 13
Kermit HS 44 Reagan County 21
Hawley HS 44 Winters HS 14
Colorado HS 45 Roosevelt HS 6
Iraan HS 18 Alpine HS 7
Stamford HS 41 Ozona HS 16
Sterling City HS 64 Water Valley HS 18
Robert Lee HS 64 Veribest HS 8
Blackwell School 50 Santa Anna HS 0
Klondike HS 44 Sands Cisd 14
Borden County School 52 O'Donnell HS 6
Highland HS 62 Westbrook School 13
Tascosa HS 38 Midland HS 20
Lee HS 51 Frenship HS 15
Permian HS 42 Odessa HS 10
Central HS 17 Abilene 15
Lady Steers Volleyball Team takes WIN over Lake View in 5 Sets, 10/12/18
Scores: 23-25, 18-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-12
Logan Terrazas -16 Kills, 6 Blocks, 4 Aces, 16 Digs
Kayleigh Penny -13 Kills, 1 Ace, 1 Assist, 21 Digs
Olivia Bancroft - 11 Kills, 2 Aces, 10 Assists, 7 Digs
Amber Martinez - 5 Kills, 3 Blocks, 2 Assists, 7 Digs
Keila Yanez - 4 Kills, 2 Blocks, 1 Ace
Hayden Bell - 5 Digs
Robyn Evans - 1 Assist, 4 Digs
Hannah Bell - 20 Assists, 8 Digs
Ryen Terrazas - 7 Kills, 1 Block, 2 Assists, 5 Digs
Mackenzie Rodriques - 16 Digs
Kalyn Whitehead - 4 Kills, 2 Blocks
Gabby Lopez - 5 Digs
Yesterday, Big Spring Cross Country teams competed in the District Meet held in Snyder at Western Texas College. The Big Spring Varsity Boys team are now 4-time District Champs. Varsity Girls placed third, and JV girls, JV boys, and Junior High Boys are also district champs. Big Spring Varsity Cross Country teams will compete at the Regional Meet on October 22nd at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock.
Individual Results for Varsity Boys and Girls are as follows
REGION 1 – DISTRICT 5 – 4A, 10/10/18
Event - Men’s 5K – Big Spring Varsity Boys placed 1st.
Cooper Miller - 18:17 (1st place)
Roman Perez - 19:00 (3rd place)
Manuel Marquez – 19:35
Damina Franco – 20:03
Augustine De Los Santos – 20:28
Dusty Chavez – 20:38
Othon Villalobos – 21:13
Event – Girls’ 2 mile – Big Spring Varsity Girls placed 3rd.
Chloe Bustamante – 14:44
Elisabeth Jones – 14:46
Falicity Calderon – 15:25
Kayleigh Muniz – 16:06
Alianna Beserra – 16:07
Marisol Rodriguez – 16:27
McKenna Valle – 16:51
Analisa Blount – 17:44
Tuscola - The Bulldogettes started strong against the Lady Indians but couldn’t push past Jim Ned’s varsity volleyball squad. Coahoma fell in four sets 25-27, 25-10, 25-10, 25-10,
In the opening set, Coahoma quickly took the lead and kept it until the middle of the match. The Lady Indians were able to build up a 2-point advantage halfway through until the Bulldogettes came roaring back. From then on, it was dog fight between the two teams. Coahoma won the battle 27-25. Jim Ned then salted away the next three sets for the win.
Senior Paige Atkins led the way for Bulldogettes on offense. She had 10 kills for the game and 1 ace. Senior Julia Mashburn had 13 assists and sophomore MaKynlee Overton had 3 aces.
Both Coahoma junior varsity teams - Red and White - lost to the Lady Indians in two sets earlier in the day.
Next: Coahoma will take on Colorado City at home Tuesday. JV Red will begin at 5:30 p.m. with varsity to follow at 6:30 p.m. Both games will be held in the CES competition gym.
Kills: Paige Atkins, 10; Ashley Romero, 7; MaKynlee Overton, 4; Caitlyn Corley, 2; Julia Mashburn, 1.
Assists: Mashburn, 13; Jaydan Mann, 9; Romero, 1; Corley.
Digs: Overton, 9; Romero, 6; Adkins, 6; Sydney Rinard, 3.
Aces: Overton, 3; Atkins, 1.
Blocks: Romero, 2; Overton, 2.
Big Spring Ford Football Friday Final Scores 10-5-18
Canyon HS 38 Big Spring HS 0
Sonic Players of the Game were offensive player DJ Molina, and defensive player Abel Clark. The Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to Jack Everett.
Forsan HS 25 Wink HS 24
Other area high schools scores
Brownfield HS 34 Lake View HS 27
Greenwood HS 56 Lamesa HS 14
Monahans HS 61 Pecos HS 0
Snyder HS 27 Fort Stockton HS 13
Trinity HS 70 Central HS 28
Coronado HS 42 Cooper HS 23
Abilene 28 Bell HS 7
Denver City HS 49 Reagan County 6
Crane HS 42 Ozona HS 14
Alpine HS 27 McCamey HS 0
Clyde HS 21 Stamford HS 13
Iraan HS 27 Winters HS 26
Sterling City HS 76 Rankin HS 28
Grady HS 62 Robert Lee HS 52
Blackwell School 67 Veribest HS 22
Garden City HS 34 Strawn 23
Westbrook School 46 Sands 0
Andrews HS 28 Hereford HS 21
In a close match, the Coahoma Bulldogettess couldn’t overcome the Coleman Lady Bluecats Tuesday night and fell in three sets, 26-24, 25-19, 25-22.
Paige Aktins led in offense for the Bulldogette varsity volleyball squad. She had 9 kills for the game. Julia Mashburn had 9 assists and Cassie Grant had 4 digs.
The Bulldogettes pulled off 5 aces during the evening thanks to strong serves by Ashley Romero, who had 3, along with Mashburn and Jaydan Mann, who both had 1 a piece.
Earlier in the day, both Coahoma JV teams won their matches against Coleman: JV White, 25-12, 25-15; and JV Red, 25-11, 25-11.
Next: The Bulldogettes will travel to Clyde Saturday to faceoff against the Lady Bulldogs.
Aces: Ashley Romero, 3; Julia Mashburn, 1; Jadyan Mann, 1.
Kills: Paige Atkins, 9; Romero, 4; MaKynlee Overton, 3; Kaitlyn Corley, 3.
Assists: Mashburn, 9; Mann 7.
Digs: Cassie Grant, 4; Overton, 2; Romero, 2; Mann, 1
The 7th grade A team fell short to Snyder in 3 sets. The first set was was close with our Lady Steers defeating the Lady Tigers (26-24). The second and third sets weren’t in our favor (20-25 and 10-15), but the team worked as a unit to make key plays. Kendall Brooks, Julianna Fraser, and Delaney Moreno played well on offense. Defense was led by Miranda Gomez, Brooklyn Hyatt, and Karissa Gonzales.
7th Grade B fell to Snyder in 2 sets (5-25, 15-25). Standout players on defense were Addison Rubio and Destiny Hodnett. Standout players on offense were Lauren Bryans and Kylee Haynie. Girls worked hard and continue to do their best!
8th Grade A Lady Steers fell to the Snyder Tigers in 2 sets. We had some great net play though led by Jalen Sykes, Marlie Kennedy, and Katelyn Haynie. Taylor Partlow and Kortney Moore led out of offense from around the floor. Defensively Monica Gutierrez and Alyson Castaneda worked the back row.
8th grade B fell to Snyder in three sets. Our Lady Steers won the first set (25-20). We fell in the next two sets (25-16, & 25-16). Our stand-out players were Kaydence Canales, Elaina Arrendondo, Mia Bustamante and Daniah Wrighter with serving aces and J’oncye, Daniah and Elaina with kills at the net. Valerie Hernandez, Mia Bustamante and Kaydence Canales played strong defense.
Bulldogettes lost their game against the Lady Wolves in 3 sets at Colorado City
25-20, 25-17, 25-18
Kills: Ashley Romero, 5; MaKynlee Overton, 4; Julia Mashburn, 1; Sydney Rinard, 1; Caitlyn Corley, 1; Paige Atkins, 1.
Blocks: Overton, 2; Corley, 2.
Assists: Mashburn, 5; Jaydan Mann, 4.
Digs: Corley, 7; Overton, 2; Kirah Kimball, 1; Haven Martin 1.
JV Red played in Colorado City today won (23-25, 27-25, 25-23)
Next: Coahoma will play Coleman Tuesday. JV White plays at 4:30 p.m., Red at :5:30 p.m. with the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.
Here is your Big Spring Ford Football Friday Final Scores for September 28, 2018
Wall 40, Big Spring 12 - Sonic Players of the Game for the Steers were offensive player Jeremiah Cooley, defensive player Domiono Cole, and the Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game when to Roger Eddington.
Iraan 25, Coahoma 20 - . Sonic Players of the Game for the Bulldogs were offensive player Brysen Kerby, and defensive player Keegan Dobbs. Hope Atkins was crowned the 2018 Homecoming Queen for Coahoma High School.
Reagan County 28, Forsan 27 - Sonic Players of the Game for the Buffaloes were offensive player Tim Avila, and defensive player Noe Ureste.
Crane 59, Stanton 13 -
Other Area High Schools
Greenwood 65 Sweetwater 20
Abilene Eagles 13 Midland High 0
Abilene Cooper 58 Monterey 20
Odessa Permian 56 Fresnos 0
Odessa High 27 Montwood 0
San Angelo Central 26 Weatherford 21
Llano 27 San Angelo Lakeview 27
Andrews 48 Snyder 26
Monahans 48 Lamesa 21
Brownwood 53 Abilene Wylie 21
Fort Stockton 31 Pecos 18
Idalou 62 Muleshoe 0
Slaton 16 Post 15
Floydada 44 Roosevelt 6
Ozona 41 Junction 6
Colorado (City) 27 Clyde 26
Anson 52 Bangs 28
Sands 47 Wellman-Union 32
White Deer 42 Bordon County
Blackwell 64 Hermleigh 35
Grady 58 Westbrook 8
Garden City 54 Rankin 8
Balmorhea 66 Grandfalls Royalty 20
Sterling City 50 Bronte 0
Stephenville 48 Georgetown 8
** 8th-A: Win, 28-16 **
The 8A Steers faced the Wall Hawks on Thursday and it was apparent early on that the Steers were going to be the more physical team throughout the contest. On the first play from scrimmage, Arturo Ortiz capitalized on a Wall turnover to get the ball in the hands of the Steers Offense. Within two plays, the Steers had put the first points on the scoreboard, via a Phillip Martinez eighteen yard touchdown run. After another three and out forced by the Steers Defense, Eli Cobos was the man sprinting across the end line for another Big Spring score.
With the score 12-0 and time dwindling in the first half, the stout Big Spring defensive group, spearheaded by Nose Guard Nick Garcia, forced another turnover recovered by Josh Gonzalez. With the ball back to the Steers, David Rios converted a key 4th down attempt on a slant route from his receiver position. Then Quarterback Eli Cobos found an open Connor Andrae in the middle of the field on a seam route for a 60+ yard touchdown throw and catch. After capitalizing on the two point attempt, the Steers went into halftime with a 20-0 lead.
In the second half, the Wall Hawks focused heavily on their Tackle Over formation which was countered by quick alignment adjustments from ends Rahleigh Eddington and Josh Gonzalez. Another great performer for the Steers was the Sam LB Chris Salazar. Chris had what seemed to be several handfuls of solo tackles to go along with an interception late in the game.
As the clock dwindled, the Hawks were forced to attempt an onside kick after a broken coverage TD pass from their offense. After securing the onside kick, Phillip Martinez outran the coverage to score the final points for the Big Spring Steers.
Unmentioned great performers: Ian Galan, Ricky Escovedo, Derek Walleck, Aaron Chavez.
Big Hitter of the week……….. Chris Salazar
** 8th-B: Loss,14-0 **
The 8th grade B team faced Coahoma in Big Spring on Thursday. It was a low scoring defensive struggle. Although it was a losing effort, the Steers were led by Zabian Urias, Jason Bishop, Gabriel Parrish, Nick White, Wesson Cate, and Matthew Salazar.
** 7th-A: Loss, 30-16 **
The &th A team lost 30 to 16, but put up a fight and made Wall work for the win. Ford, Brawley, Rivera, and Vasquez shared the rock and ran for over 200 yards in the ball game. Gavin Padron was able to get the passing game going and connect with Hilario, Cantu, and Perkins. Longest play of the game was a 60 yard pass from Padron to Perkins. Defense played lights out and forced several fumbles and picked up several sacks throughout the day. A few miscues lost us the game, but that didn’t stop the Steers from fighting for the win all the way to the finish.
** 7th-B: Win, 48-0 **
The 7th B team played lights out and won 48-0 against Wall. Abel Casares scored his first touchdown of the year, running the ball like a freight train and playing like a monster on defense. Q Lewis was effective on both sides of the ball, scoring a touchdown on offense and defense by way of ruching and scoop and scroe. Kenderick Jackson Threw the ball with confidence and scored rushing as well. Abram Jackson showed off his speed and ran like the flash for three scores.
The JH Steers are heading into a bye week, but are preparing and looking forward to their next matchup against the Andrews Mustangs on October 11th in Andrews.
The 7th grade A team lost to Greenwood after forcing a third set (19-25, 25-23,19-25). Miranda Gomez, Abigail Davila, and Delaney Moreno played wonderful defense. Jails Groage, Kendall Brooks, Cloe Viasana, and Brooklyn Hyatt led the team on offense.
The 7th Grade B team lost to Greenwood in 2 sets (14-25, 16-25). The girls worked hard in both offense and defense, delivering great Aces and Digs. Standout players were Maddison Hamm, Kylee Haynie, Elena Seracho and Dekaysha Parker whose offensive and defensive skills showed out on the court. They girls are continuing to work as a team and build on their skills.
The 8th grade A team was victorious over Greenwood after three intensive sets (25-21, 25-14, 25-18). Taylor Partlow, Monica Gutierrez, Alyson Castaneda, and Marlie Kennedy kept the rallies alive with critical digs and perfect passes to target. Kortney Moore, Jalen Sykes, and Gissele Holguin ruled offense play with numerous assists and spikes. We are proud of the way the all the girls played hard to get the win.
Monday evening against Greenwood the 8th grade B team worked hard to bring home another win in 3 sets. Daniah Wrighter, J’oncye Evans and Elaina Arrendondo each had a kill while all of the rest of the girls stepped up playing great defense and offense.
(Information courtesy of BSISD ATC.)
The BSJH Lady Steers represented Big Spring well in the Sweetwater Tournament Saturday. The 7th Grade A Team won third place. After losing to Snyder, the team pulled it together to beat both Post and Colorado City. Karina Limon, Brooklyn Hyatt, Cloe Viasana, Alandra Juarez, and Kendall Brooks had a combined total of 56 awesome ace serves.
7th Grade B Team placed 4th in the Sweetwater Tournament this past Saturday after battling it out with Post. Standouts for the tournament were Dekaysha Parker, Destiny Hodnett , Marray Gonzales and Addison Rubio. All girls gave it their all and worked cohesively till the end!
The 8th Grade A Team won third place. After beating both Post and Sweetwater in the morning, the Lady Steers fell to Post in our second battle that afternoon. Kortney Moore, Marlie Kennedy, and Taylor Partlow had killer serves. Gissele Holguin, Katelyn Haynie, and Emily Matthews had some great sets, passes, and other offensive plays . Alyson Castaneda, Jalen Sykes, and Monica Gutierrez had solid defense with great blocks and digs. So proud of how they've learned to play together as a team!
8th grade B Lady Steers worked super hard at the Sweetwater Tournament this past weekend, starting out by beating Post then losing to Sweetwater and came back to beat Snyder to get into the Championship but fell to Sweetwater in 3 sets. Great performances were made by Elaina Arrendondo, Kaydence Canales, Valerie Hernandez, Kisa Cate, Daniah Wrighter and J'Oncye Evans.
(Information courtesy of BSISD ATC.)
Friday Night Football Scores - 09/21/18
Big Spring 39 Pecos 20 - The Sonic Players of the game for the Steers were offensive player Zephaniah Nelson, defensive player Jack Everett, and Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to Isaiah Valle.
Slaton 39 Coahoma 20
The Sonic Players of the Game went to offensive player Gage Clark and defensive player Avery Burgans.
New Deal 45, Stanton 7 - The Sonic Players of the game were offensive player Devin Simpson and defensive player Tim Avila.
Colorado City 54, Forsan 6
Garden City 46 Buena Vista 0
Grady 44 Grandfalls-Royalty 14
Iowa Park HS 41 Sweetwater 0
Lee HS 57 Eastwood HS 14
Central HS 31 Pebble Hills HS 20
Canyon 36 Caprock HS 26
Andrews 48 Snyder HS 26
Ft. Stockton HS 34 Lake View 6
Greenwood HS 28 Seminole 21
Idalou HS 2 Denver City 14
Abernathy 35 Post 9
Crane 21 Kermit 0
Irran 12 Eldorado 8
Sterling City 49 Sands 0
Strawn 50 Borden County 0
Rankin 78 Westbrook 30
Midlothian Heritage 26 Stephenville 21
Abilene HS 13 Midland HS
Odessa HS 27 Montwood HS
Cooper HS 48 Wylie 0
The Big Spring Lady Steers won their District opener against the Snyder Lady Tigers on Friday, 9/21/18, with scores of 26-24, 25-16, 13-25, and 27-25.
The next game for the Lady Steers will be on Tuesday, 9/25/18, at Steer Gym against Lakeview.
COAHOMA - The Bulldogettes came back from a 8-point deficit and almost forced a fourth set in their district opener against Jim Ned Saturday before the Lady Indians sealed the match 27-25.
Overall, Jim Ned swept Coahoma in three sets: 25-12, 25-9, 27-25.
After dominating the first and second games, the Lady Indians looked ready to wrap up the win in the third as they racked up the score to 9-1. Although the Bulldoggettes slowly chipped away at the deficit, the Lady Indians were not in a very giving mood. By mid-match, the score was 14-7 in favor of Jim Ned.
Then Cailtyn Corley smacked down a kill shot by Jim Ned at the net energizing the Bulldogette team, who went on a 4-point run. The Bulldogettes found their footing from there with some aggressive play forcing the Lady Indians to defense several times.
A kill by Kirah Kimbell sent the ball back to Coahoma’s side 2 points away for a tie which came when MaKynlee Overton blocked a shot by the Lady Indians leaving the set 20-all. It was the first of four times Coahoma tied the game.
From then on it was an all out fight between the two teams with a number of long rallies to energize and entertain the crowd. With Paige Atkins serving, the Bulldogettes took the lead 25-24 but their momentum was cut short in the next serve after two Lady Indians decisively knocked down a shot from Coahoma at the net.
Jim Ned put the game away in the next two serves.
Akins led Coahoma on kills knocking out 7 during the game. Julia Mashburn had 9 assists and Grant had 8 digs.
Earlier in the day, both Coahoma JV teams fell to Jim Ned. JV White lost 25-17, 28-26 and JV Red lost 25-16, 25-20.
Next: Coahoma heads to Colorado City Saturday, Sept. 29. The JV Red team will play at 11 a.m. and the varsity game begins at noon.
Bulldogette varsity stats:
Kills: Paige Atkins, 7; MaKynlee Overton, 4; Kirah Kimball, 2; Ashley Romero, 1; Sydney Rinard, 1; Caitlyn Corley, 1; Cassie Grant, 1
Assists: Julia Mashburn, 9; Jaydan Mann, 4; Overton, 3
Digs: Grant, 8; Overton, 5; Corley, 2; Mashburn, 1; Romero, 1; Mann, 1; Atkins, 1
Blocks: Corley, 3; Overton, 2
The Slaton Tigers came out on top in Thursday's match with the JV Bulldog team held in Coahoma. Up next, the Coahoma JV squad will travel to Monahans next Thursday. Kickoff is at 5:30 PM.
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 19, 2018 – Six Texas high school football stars have been recognized in the third week of the 2018 Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program.
In its thirteenth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company’s Player of the Week program is again honoring six outstanding student-athletes each week of the 2018 regular season, recognizing one player in each of the state’s six athletic classifications. The winners are chosen for athletic achievements on the field, as well as for outstanding scholarship and community involvement. These players are the embodiment of Ford’s Go Further commitment.
One of the athletes recognized this week is Stanton High School Sophomore and quarterback, Landon Burkhart for last week’s game against Forsan.
Prior to playing for Stanton, Landon Burkhart played at Richland Springs, a six-man team. In only his third game on an eleven-man team, Landon ran the ball 16 times for 330 yards, an average of 20.6 yards per carry. 267 of those yards came in the second half on only 9 carries, including touchdown runs of 72, 51, and 65 yards. Landon also threw for another 89 yards, one touchdown, and a 2-point conversion. Landon had multiple first down conversions on 3rd and long and 4th down. Landon’s father, Jerry Burkhart, is the Head Coach.
According to Coach Cody Hogan, “Landon played with a fever and sore throat and helped the Buffaloes get 35-21 win. He also helped his father, Jerry Burkhart (a six-man coaching legend) earn his first win in 11-man football.”
In addition to football, Landon is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Basketball, Track, and Church youth group. He also made 2nd team all-state newcomer of the year in 6-man as a freshman, and is an honor rolls student.
(Photo taken by our news partners at CBS 7.)
ANDREWS - The Coahoma Bulldogettes lost a double header to Andrews and Brownfield Tuesday night.
The Coahoma varsity squad lost to Brownfield 10-25, 12-25, 10-25 and Andrews 10-25, 4-25, 12-25.
Kirah Kimball led the Bulldogettes with 4 kills for the two games and Julia Mashburn had nine assists followed by Jadyan Mann with 5. On defense, Cassie Grant led the Coahoma squad with 5 digs. Cailtyn Corley racked up 4 blocks and 4 digs during the two matches.
Next: The Bulldogettes will open district play with a match against Jim Ned Saturday at the Coahoma ISD competition gym. The first game begins at 10 a.m. with the varsity game expected start at noon.
Earlier in the evening both Coahoma JV teams lost their matches: JV White vs. Brownfield (10-25, 15-25) and vs. Andrews (6-25, 14-25); JV Red vs. Brownfield (18-25, 16-25) and vs. Andrews (23-25, 14-25)
Combined varsity Stats:
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 3; Ashley Romero, 2; Kirah Kimball, 4, Jaydan Mann, 1; Sydney Rindard, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 3; Paige Atkins, 3; and Cassie Grant, 2.
Assists: Mashburn, 9; Overton, 2; Mann, 5; Rinard, 1; Corley, 1; and Grant, 1.
Blocks: Romero, 2; Overton, 1; Mann, 1; Rinard, 1; and Corley, 4;
Digs: Romero, 1; Overton 2; Corley, 4; Atkins, 1; and Grant, 5.
The 7th Lady Steers A Team lost a close game to Sweetwater in three sets (16-25, 25-23, 24-26). In the first set, Alandra Juarez and Kendall Brooks stood out on offense while Julianna Fraser played well on defense. In the second set, Jaila Groage and Karina Limon made some great digs. The third set was filled with superb net play by Kendall Brooks, Cloe Viasana, and Brooklyn Hyatt. Abigail Davila, our libero, played outstandingly well on the back row. She made many key plays which led to several points. We are so proud of how well our Lady Steers played as a team and showed an extensive amount of progress.
The 7th Lady Steers B Team lost to Sweetwater in a well-played two sets (13-23, 27-29). In the first set Kylee Haynie stood out on both offense and defense scoring 5 Aces and a Kill for the team. In the second set Elena Seracho, Addison Rubio and Maddison Hamm led the team on offense with multiple Aces amongst them. The team fought gallantly in the second set and made a great comeback in defense! They continue to work as a team and showed a great amount of progress!
The 8th Grade A Lady Steers defeated Sweetwater in two sets. They played a great game last night. Kortney Moore had killer serves. Jalen Sykes and Marlie Kennedy led out on offense. While Monica Gutierrez and Taylor Partlow led out of defense. A great team effort was given by all! We are looking forward to a great tournament this weekend!
8th grade B girls got their first win against Sweetwater last night in 3 sets--(25-16) (19-25) (15-10). Kaydence Canales, J'onyce Evans, and Lora Otto had aces in their serves. And J'onyce Evans and Daniah Wrighter had kills at the net. All of the girls worked together on both defense and offense!
The Coahoma Junior High volleyball 7th and 8th grade teams swept Coleman at home Monday night. Scores were: 7th A (25-8, 25-9); 8th A (25-10, 25-9); 7th B (25-4, 25-8); and 8th B (25-5, 25-10). Next: the junior high squads will travel to Clyde to take on the Lady Bulldogs on Monday, Sept. 26.
Big Spring Lady Steers volleyball team competed against Abilene Wylie on Tuesday. Scores were 16-25, 21-25, and 7-25 in favor of Wylie. The next game for the Lady Steers will be a home game and district opener against Snyder. Varsity plays at 4:30 and Freshmen and JV follow at 6 PM.
JaLie Hernandez and Hector Colon-Rivera were the top finishers for the Coahoma Cross Country varsity team at the Western Texas College Invitational meet held in Snyder Saturday while the junior high team had three runners medal in the event.
“This was the first meet for a lot of the junior high kids,” said Cross Country Coach John-Michael Leggett. “They all did a really good job this past weekend. We had a lot of kids that ran a season best time on a really tough course. We are getting better every week, and I am very satisfied with the progress we are making.”
Coahoma junior high runners Isabella Cox and Serena Dobbs turned some heads at the meet. Cox ran the route in 16:04 and Dobbs finished one second later at 16:05. That placed them fourth and fifth respectively and both girls medaled for their efforts. Jake Freeman also earned a medal in the boys junior high race. He came in 6th with a time of 13:43.
For varsity, Hernandez came in with a time of 16:17 to place 35th in girls event. Colon-Rivera ran the route in 22:20 to place 38th for the boys.
Next: The high school team will travel to the Lubbock ISD Invitational regional preview meet. The junior high team will be off for the weekend.
Individual results are as follows:
** Varsity Boys **
Hector Colon-Rivera, 38th, 22:20
Tanner Atkins, 45th, 22:54
Christian Klug, 52nd, 23:20
CJ King, 57th, 23:39
D'Kota Harrison, 66th, 24:37
Chance McMurray, 76th, 27:30
** Varsity Girls **
JaLie Hernandez, 35th, 16:17
** Jr. High Boys **
Jake Freeman, 6th (Medaled), 13:43
McCartney Fitzhugh, 23rd, 14:52
JC Garza, 34th, 15:37
Kenan Kimberley, 42nd, 17:12
Keiston Harrison, 45th, 18:40
** Jr. High Girls **
Isabella Cox, 4th (Medaled), 16:04
Serena Dobbs, 5th, (Medaled), 16:05
Marianna Glover, 26th, 18:13
Zoie Joslin, 29th, 18:26
Kenna Best, 39th, 20:36
Emily Lowder, 48th, 22:28
Savannah Meachum, 51st, 23:40
Coahoma’s Steven Erivas had a stellar game Thursday racking four touchdowns to help the Coahoma Bulldogs' junior varsity team plow through Roscoe, 42-20, at Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium.
The Bulldogs didn’t wait long to put points on the board in the first quarter. Thanks to run by Erivas and a successful kick by Pedro Paixao, Coahoma grabbed a 7-0 lead.
The Plowboys answered back with a touchdown of their own and pulled to within 7-6. That would be the closest Roscoe came to threatening.
Late in first quarter, the Plowboys looked as if they would strike again after intercepting a CHS pass. The Plowboys, however, fumbled the snap on their first play of the possession. Moments later, Coahoma capitalized with an 18-yard touchdown run by Erivas.
With 43 seconds left in an opening quarter, Coahoma’s Seth Brooks recovered a Roscoe punt and returned the ball for a touchdown. Brook's return put the Bulldogs up 21-6 heading into the second.
The Plowboys drove the field for a touchdown with 5:07 left in the half. They tacked on a successful two-point conversion and cut Coahoma's lead to 21-14.
Coahoma was far from through. Thanks to a big gain from a run by Isaiah Martin deep into Plowboy territory, the Bulldogs ended the half on a high note. Josh Ruiz capped the Bulldogs final score of the first half by scoring on a 1-yard run that upped the score to 28-14.
In the second half, the Bulldogs scored twice on runs by Erivas to close out the contest.
During Thursday’s performance, Paixao showed he is a major asset for the team. He nailed all of his extra points easily.
Coahoma also garnered strong performances from quarterback Ky Kemper, Martin and Ruiz. All three helped lead the Bulldogs to their first victory of the season.
Coahoma, now 1-1, is scheduled to play Slaton at home on Sept. 20.
In junior high football, the Coahoma seventh graders won their showdown with Crane, 16-6. The CJHS eighth grade squad suffered a 40-0 loss to Wink.
(Photos and information provided by Coahoma Media.)
BigSpring Ford Football Friday Final Scores 9-14-18
Monahans HS 35, Big Spring HS 14
Sonic Players of the Game for the Steers were offensive player Ethan Cortez and defensive player Brett Berringer. The Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to AJ Gonzales.
Wink HS 40, Coahoma HS 39
Sonic Players of the game for Coahoma were offensive player Zack Schneider and defensive player Alex Duenes.
Stanton HS 35, Forsan HS 21
Sonic Players of the game for Stanton were offensive player Landon Burkhart and defensive player Noe Ureste.
Other High School Scores
Hirschi HS 51 Sweetwater HS 7
Lee HS 42 Montwood HS 6
Carroll HS 24 Permian HS 20
Central HS 22 Cedar Park HS 37
Canyon HS 51 Lamesa HS 20
Snyder HS 61 Lake View HS 21
Andrews HS 42 Levelland HS 39
Brownwood HS 47 Graham HS 26
Seminole HS 47 Pecos HS 6
Idalou HS 45 Littlefield HS 0
Post HS 42 Roosevelt HS 6
Crane HS 26 Mccamey HS 21
Ozona HS 6 Reagan County 13
Anson HS 28 Stamford HS 61
Colorado HS 42 Ballinger HS 34
Winters HS 36 Bangs HS 6
Iraan HS 25 Menard HS 14
Whiteface HS 25 Sands Cisd 24
Borden County 64 Knox City HS 15
Blackwell 58 Newcastle 12
Robert Lee HS 66 Santa Anna HS 0
Grady HS 56 Silverton 8
Westbrook School 48 Veribest HS 13
Garden City HS 53 Balinorhea School 32
Sterling City HS 46 Hermleigh HS 24
Stephenville HS 41 Wylie HS 28
Franklin HS 63 Midland HS 42
Coronado HS 30 Odessa HS 27
Abilene 20 Cooper HS 13
A-The 8th grade A Steers faced a well coached and disciplined team in the Monahans Loboes on Thursday. We started off slow offensively, but quickly relied on the legs of quarterback Eli Cobos to give us a spark. After a few powerful runs by Eli it seemed as if everyone else stepped in line. The Steers were down early in the first half due to an interception returned for a touchdown. But the offense continued to move the ball effectively behind a tough offensive line manned by, Aaron Chavez, Nick Garcia, Ian Galan, Josh Gonzales, and Rahleigh Eddington.
Going into half time, the game was tied at 6.
The Steer defensive front, headed by Arturo Ortiz, never let up and only allowed one big play to the Loboes throughout the entirety of the game. Constant pressure in the backfield was provided by a relentless David Rios who spearheaded several group tackles for losses. Safety Phillip Martinez did a wonderful job of communicating with the secondary and thwarting any Monahans pass attempts.
Midway through the third, the Steers were down 12-6.
When the Steers got the ball back the Loboes loaded the box in an attempt to slow down running back Chris Salazar who had been earning tough yardage throughout the contest. So the Steers countered with a quick passing game that relied on Sergio Ybarra, Phillip Martinez, and Connor Andrae. Phillip was able to tie the game at 12 by taking a sideline catch all the way in for a score. After forcing another Monahans turnover, the Steers plowed their way into the end zone with Chris Salazar and Eli Cobos, sealing the victory.
Big Hitter of week………… Connor Andrae
B- The 8th Grade B team had a clash with the Monahans Loboes this past Thursday. After a valiant effort by the B team, they fell to Monahans 28-0. The defense played well for 3 quarters causing 4 fumbles and recovering 3 of them, setting up the offense twice in plus territory. The offense which was still adapting to new positions all over the field play extremely hard against a tough monahans defense. The standouts on defense were Zabain Urias and Tyler Deatherage the latter which led the team in tackles, and fumble recoveries. On offense we were led by Josiah Aguero who valiantly fought against bigger opponents and showed absolutely no fear. Another stand-out was Smith Cate who had an average of 38 yards a punt, helping the young Steers with the position battle on special teams. Next week the Steers travel to Pecos to take on the Eagles at 5.
A-Played a hard fought game against Monahans. The Defense made several plays and got a ton of stops. The front 7 got the Loboes out of their element (run game) forcing them to throw it deep. The O-line and wide receivers blocked their tails off all night long. The running backs took advantage of that and gashed the Lobo defense for over 200 yards.
Special teams made several big hits and pinned the offense deep in their own territory several times throughout the game.
B-The 7th grade B team played a tremendous game on 3 sides of the ball. The Steers managed to drive the ball into the red zone on 3-4 trips, but fell short of the goal line.
Offensively, the O-line, Quben Lewis, Kendarick Johnson, and Kyle Gay gave great efforts.
Defensively, the Steers had multiple stops with three 3&outs. The defensive line and line backers played aggressive football.
Individually, Kyle Gay, Bowman, Woodruff all played extremely well.
All teams look forward to facing a tough Pecos team this week.
Fourteen-year-old Vance Ott is the newest member of the Coahoma High School track team thanks to a program by the Texas Regional Paralympics Sport.
The CHS freshman was born with Spina Bifida, a condition that affected his spine and left him with the need to use a wheelchair for mobility. However, Vance does not let his physical disability keep him from participating in activities his loves.
“Vance doesn’t realize how many people he inspires with his tenacity and his strength,” said his mother, Marlana. “He never gives up. He always takes a challenge head on.”
Stock shows, recreational baseball and serving as a trainer for the CHS football team are all activities Vance has excelled at for the past several years.
“He is very mentally strong, and he loves sports in general. If he could, he would love to be out there with the football boys,” Marlana said. “That is why he loves being a trainer but this (track) is what is available for him to compete in, and he already has his mind set. He wants to excel.”
On Sunday, Vance received his racing chair and some one-on-one training with 7-time Paralympic and 3-time Olympic athlete Saúl Mendoza. Both the chair and the instruction time were made possible through the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport Loaner Chair program.
The 4-year-old program was created to fulfill a need after UIL decided to add wheelchair racing to its state track and field meets, according to Wendy Gumbert of Texas Regional Paralympic Sport.
“We were the adaptive sports organization working with them (UIL) on the project, so we knew the only way it would work was if the kids could somehow access chairs,” Gumbert said. “The chairs are about $2,800. We decided we’d better start raising some money and make that happen."
“We have approximately 100 chairs in our Loaner program,” Gumbert continued. “We have about 70 that are loaned out and that’s not just high school. We do it for our wounded service members and junior high and elementary age kids as well.
These specialized racing chairs need to be specifically tailored to each athlete's dimensions so it can become an extension of his or her body, Gumbert said.
On Sunday, Mendoza, who has medaled at both the Paralympics and Olympics for the country of Mexico, drove from Wimberley, Texas to Big Spring to deliver the chair and spend time with Vance and his family teaching them about the sport and the device.
After a couple of laps around the Big Spring High School track, Vance seemed to absorb Mendoza’s lessons accelerating after each turn. He also practiced shot put from a field chair Mendoza brought to show as a demonstration.
“For the field chair, we look to the school to provide it for the athlete,”Gumbert said. “A field chair can be ordered as a generic size and they are much less expensive. They are under $1,000. A kid in high school, a kid in junior high, a kid in elementary can use that same chair.
“A school can invest in it and have that chair in its ISD for a 10-year period and move it around to others schools as the need arises where a racing chair is not going to fit the next kid,” she continued. “That’s why our loan program is so important.”
Joining Vance on the track Sunday was para-athlete Hope Santiago who drove from Monahans with her parents to receive training from Mendoza. Now a freshman in high school, Hope has not only competed in para-sports for the last two years but set records at the junior national level in 100m race and the shot put in her age group. She is also a twirler in the high school marching band.
By participating in these types of activities, students with physical disabilities are learning to live independently, Gumbert said.
“If you are trying to increase someone’s arm strength, the things that they do in a regular institutionalized rehab is very good but it’s not something the kid wants to do day in and day out,” she said. “You put a young athlete in a sport and they are increasing that arm strength day in and day out and increasing more than they can in regular rehab just by pure participation and the joy of sport.
“It also creates independence,” she continued. “By coming to some of our events outside of the school system, which is what we try to get them to come to, they meet others within the realm of Paralympic sport and realize the opportunities that are available to them. They can go for college scholarships. They can participate in college in their sport and then the doors are open to them and they are like wow I can do these things.”
After Vance expressed interest in the sport, Mike Martinez Jr., CHS SPED teacher, found the program and helped coordinate with Texas Regional Paralympic Sport, Vance’s family, high school coaches and CISD administrators to jump start the para-athletic program at CHS.
“Mr. Martinez did an outstanding job of making this happen and working through the details with the family, Texas Regional Paralympic Sport and our coaches to make sure everything has gone smoothly,” CHS Principal Christina Cox said.
Although Texas Regional Paralympic Sports works with the school to help support the program, the family is required to take sole responsibility for the loan of the chair, a stipulation that allows athletes to participate in events outside of UIL sanctioned meets, Gumbert said.
A second stipulation requires parents and athletes to apply for a grant from the Challenged Athletes Foundation or the Kelly Brush Foundation to fund the purchase of a permanent racing chair. Once the family receives the permanent chair, the loaner chair is returned to the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport.
According to the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport, more than 21 million Americans live with a physical disability. For more information on about the Loaner Chair program, visit https://www.texasregionalparalympicsport.org/
(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
KERMIT - The Coahoma Bulldogettes picked up their second win in a row after they bested the Kermit Lady Yellow Jackets in three sets Tuesday night, 25-20, 25-20, 25-14.
Kirah Kimball led the team with 7 kills. Cassie Grant powered out two aces and Julia Mashburn, MaKynlee Overton, and Jaydan Mann each added one.
Overall the Bulldogettes volleyball program claimed a full sweep Tuesday. Earlier in the evening, the two Coahoma JV teams won their matches against the Kermit squads: JV White won 25-16, 25-17 and JV Red, 27-25, 25-16.
Next: The Coahoma girls will have a small break before heading back into competition for yet another road trip. All three teams will play a dual in Andrews against Brownfield and Andrews on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Both JV teams will play at 5:30/6:30 p.m. and varsity will play at 6/7:30 p.m.
DIMMITT - The Bulldogettes powered through three sets to earn a victory against the Dimmitt Lady Bobcats Saturday.
The Coahoma varsity volleyball team won the game 25-6, 25-15, 25-17.
Sophomore Ashley Romero, who is quickly becoming a strong assist for the Bulldogettes squad, led with 8 kills for the game. Senior Paige Atkins and Sophomore MaKynlee Overton had 5 kills each while Senior Julia Mashburn powered out 4. Also, Senior Jaydan Mann had 7 assists during the match.
Earlier in the day, the two Coahoma JV teams - White and Red - lost their matches 23-25, 22-25 and 25-8, 18-25, 24-26 respectively.
Up next: The Bulldogettes will be on the road for their third away game in row when they travel to Kermit to play the Lady Jackets Tuesday. Both JV teams will play at 5 p.m.with varsity to follow at 6 p.m.
Coahoma HS 51, McCamey HS 27
Sonic Players of the Game for Coahoma Bulldogs v. McCamey Badgers are offensive player Isaac Murillo and defensive player Gabe Clark.
Big Spring HS 33, Sweetwater HS 7
Sonic Players of the Game for Big Spring Steers at Sweetwater Mustangs are offensive player Jeremiah Cooley, defensive player Izaiah Valle, and the Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to Domiono Cole.
Wink HS 40 Stanton HS 21
Sonic Players of the Game for Stanton Buffaloes v. Wink Wildcats are offensive player Landon Burkhart and defensive player Adrian Delao.
Post HS 29 Forsan HS 12
Pebble Hills HS 42 Midland HS 38
Sterling City HS 50 Buena Vista School 0
Snyder HS 31 Brownwood HS 21
Sonora HS 40 Lamesa HS 17
Andrews HS 36 Monahans HS 28
Lake View HS 35 Fabens HS 0
Grapevine HS 31 Cooper HS 13
Idalou HS 21 Seminole HS 12
Tahoka HS 63 Roosevelt HS 18
Colorado City HS 41 Crane HS 21
Ballinger HS 32 Reagan County 6
Iraan HS 35 Ozona HS 15
Stamford HS 53 Roscoe Collegiate HS 29
Winters HS 22 Eldorado HS 0
Grady HS 55 Southland School 6
Garden City HS 48 Morton HS 0
Robert Lee HS 51 Sidney School 36
Ira HS 46 Sands Cisd 0
Borden County School 52 Westbrook School 12
Monterey HS 28 Wylie HS 21
Permian HS 43 Franklin HS 27
Central HS 49 Del Rio HS 3
Abilene 31 Lee HS 24
Kermit HS 21 Pecos HS 0
Blackwell School 27 Highland HS 24
The Bulldogettes lost to the Lady Falcons in three sets Tuesday night at Veribest ISD.
The Veribest squad dominated the first set winning 11-25, but the Bulldogettes fought back in the next two games. The Coahoma varsity squad came from behind both times in set two and three to pull within 4 points before the Lady Falcons ended the match 21-25.
Sophomore Ashley Romero led the Bulldogettes in kills earning 3 for the evening. Senior Julia Mashburn had six assists for the game.
Earlier, the JV Red team lost to the Lady Falcons JV team in three sets 25-8, 10-25, 12-25
Up next, the Bulldogettes are on the road again this time traveling to Dimmitt on Saturday. The JV teams will both play at 1 p.m. followed by the varsity at 2 p.m.
Set 1: 11-25; Set 2: 21-25; Set 3: 21-25
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 2; Ashley Romero, 3; MaKynlee Overton, 2; Kirah Kimball, 1; Sydney Rinard, 1; Jovi Gonzales, 1; Paige Atkins, 2.
Ace: Atkins, 1
Assists: Mashburn, 6; Caitlyn Corley 2.
(Photos and information courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The Coahoma High School Cross Country team turned in a solid performance against a large field of competitors at the Andrews meet held Saturday, Sept. 1.
In this particular contest, competitors raced in two-person teams instead of individually.
“It was a different format this week, but the kids really liked it and competed well,” said Head Coach John-Michael Leggett. “I was proud of the effort, and we are looking for even more improvement in our next race which will be in Snyder on Sept. 15.”
Overall, the team of CJ King and Hector Colon-Rivera led Coahoma finishing 27th out 46 competitors. The duo posted a time of 39:39.50. Teammates Ethan Biddison and Nick Biddison closely followed ending the race in 28th with a time of 40:03.50.
The teams of Chance McMurray and D’Kota Harrison and Tanner Atkins and Christian Klug finished 32nd and 37th respectively. McMurray-Harrison posted a time of 41:28.89 while Atkins-Klug came in at 42:37.47.
At the junior high level, Coahoma’s Keiston Harrison and Braden Bitner ran the race in 23:03.43. That was good enough to finish 30th out of a field of 42 competitors.
The Coahoma Cross Country team will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 15, to race in the Western Texas Invitation Meet in Snyder.
(Information contributed by Coahoma Media.)
Area high school football teams took the gridiron for the 2018 Football Season last week and here are the results.
The Big Spring Steers hosted a home game against Greenwood. The Steers lost 21-12, but had a great game and many Big Spring are hopeful about what’s to come this season for the Steers. The Sonic Players of the game were Offensive Player Ethan Cortez, and Defensive player AJ Gonzales. The Big Hit of the Game went to CJ Harris. The next game for the Steers will be this Friday in Sweetwater against the Mustangs.
Stanton Buffaloes had an away game against the Reagan County Owls. Final score was 52 to 14 in favor of the Owls. Next game for Stanton will be a home game against Wink this Friday at Buffalo Stadium. The Sonic Players of the game were offensive player Tim Avila, and definsive player was Ashton Smith.
Sonic Players of the game for Coahoma in the Howard County Bowl were offensive player Zack Schneider and defensive player Keegan Dobbs. KBest Players of the game for Forsan were offensive player Kobe Richardson and defensive player Jonathan Gabehart. Although this year’s Howard County Bowl was won by the Bulldogs, Forsan won the battle of the JV teams on Friday evening in Forsan. Final score was Buffs 26, Bulldogs 10.
The next game for the Buffs will be this Friday, September 7th, in Post. Coahoma will host McCamey in a home game, also on Friday. This game will also be their Senior Night.
Coahoma and Forsan squared off once again in football action for the second time this week. This time it was the JV teams who battled on the gridiron. The Buffaloes won the match 26-10 which was held in Forsan.
(Photos and information provided by Coahoma Media.)
The 7th Grade A Team was defeated by the Snyder Tigers (21-25, 13-25). Brooklyn Hyatt led the team with 7 ace serves and 8 assists. Cloe Viasana, Kendall Brooks, and Hyatt all played well on offense and defense.
The 7th Grade B Team was defeated by the Snyder Tigers (8-25, 10-25). Erin Mendoza led the team with 2 ace serves and 1 Dig. Lauren Bryans, Elena Saracho, and Mendoza played a great defense.
The 8th Grade A Team fell to Snyder in two sets. 22-25 and 14-25. We had solid defense and some great teamwork plays. Outstanding defense were Kourtney Moore and Marlie Kennedy. Outstanding offense were Emily Matthews and Gissele Holguin. We battled at the net and on back row. We are working hard to play as a team. We look forward to improvements in our next game.
The 8th Grade B Lady Steers fell to Snyder in two sets: 24-26 and 12-25. We had pretty solid defense and worked well together as a team. Outstanding plays on defense were Kaydence Canales and Kisa Kate. Outstanding plays on offense were Elaina Arrendondo, Lora Otto, Kiersten Furuya and Daniah Wrighter. The girls battled both at the net and on back row. Our goals are to continue working as a team and improvement overall!
Forsan and Coahoma teams participated in the 5th Annual Howard County Bowl that took place last night, August 30th, at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring. The final score resulted in 24-14 with the Coahoma being named this year’s winner and bragging rights for the rest of the year.
This year’s event brought out an appearance by CBS 7’s Jay Hendricks, and a half-time performance by country artist Mark McKinney. Former NFL player Cedric Benson also made an appearance at this year’s Howard County Bowl.
Benson is currently working with The Cedric Benson Foundation, an organization with the mission is to connect passionate and experienced leaders with young athletes of all abilities in order to facilitate athletic, personal and mental health development in a positive and safe environment while exceeding customer expectations.
With all of this excitement, by far the most exciting thing was the fact that the Howard County Bowl was able to award $38,000 in scholarships to several Forsan and Coahoma Seniors who participated in this year’s event.
The TLCA-San Angelo volleyball varsity squad walked away with a win Tuesday night against the Coahoma Bulldogettes but the path to victory was not an easy one.
The Lady Eagles won in four sets 24-26; 25-20; 12-25; 21-25 in hard fought action at the Coahoma Elementary School competition gym.
At first it looked like the Eagles would earn an easy victory as the team quickly built a 0,6 lead in the first set and expanded it to a 9-point advantage by mid-match. However, the Bulldogettes came back with some exceptional defensive plays and saves to tie the score at 24-24. The Eagles earned the win 24-26.
The second set started out in favor of the Lady Eagles once again until the Bulldogettes’ offense hit its stride taking the lead at 6-5. Both teams battled over control of the game trading the lead back in forth until the Coahoma squad hit high gear to earn the win 25-20.
The TLCA girls were dominant through the third set (12-25) and mostly through the fourth to build a 9-point lead until the Coahoma girls pushed back narrowing the point deficit down to 4. The Lady Eagles salted away the fourth set 21-25.
Paige Atkins led the Bulldogettes in kills with 9. Julia Mashburn racked up a total 11 assists for the game and Ashley Romero scored an ace in the match.
In JV Action, JV White won both sets against TLCA 25-21, 25-21 and JV Red won in two, 25-16, 25-23.
Up next, the Bulldogettes volleyball teams will take on Veribest in Veribest. JV Red begins play at 5:30 p.m. and varsity takes the floor at 6:30 p.m.
Coahoma vs TLCA - Individual stats
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 1; Ashley Romero, 2; MaKynlee Overton, 4; Kirah Kimball, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 4; Paige Atkins, 9.
Aces: Ashley Romero, 1
Assists: Julia Mashburn, 11; Jaydan Mann, 3.
Blocks: Ashley Romero, 1; MaKynlee Overton 4; Caitlyn Corley, 2; Paige Atkins, 1.
On Saturday, August 25th, 2018 the Big Spring Steers Cross Country teams traveled to Midland to compete in the Tall City XC Invitational 2018.
In Division 1 for High School Boys, Cooper Miller placed 2nd in the event with a time of 17:32.65 and Manuel Marquez placed 8th with a time of 18:07.48. Big Spring Boys placed 4th as a team with 111 points.
In Division 2 for High School Boys, Jeremiah Collins placed 22nd with a time of 21:13.13, and Isaiah Martinez placed 23rd with his time of 21:13.96. Big Spring Boys placed 5th as a team with 148 points.
In Division 2 for High School Girls, Chloe Bustamente placed 11th with a time of 15:43.37, and Falicity Calderon placed 26th with a time of 16:33.60. The Big Spring Girls placed 5th as a team with 165 points.
(Complete list of results received from Big Spring ATC.)
Division 1 High School Boys
2nd Cooper Miller 17:32.65
8th Manuel Marquez 18:07.48
16th Roman Perez 18:38.43
37th Dusty Chavez 19:54.78
49th Augustine De Los Santos 20:40.89
76th Brandon Rogers 24:38.88
** 4th Big Spring 111 points **
Division 2 High School Boys
22nd Jeremiah Collins 21:13.13
23rd Isaiah Martinez 21:13.96
29th Jason Cantu 21:42.34
45th Jackie Deleon 22:27.96
56th Anthony Hilario 22:59.16
61st Joshua Lopez 23:19.47
75th Shawn Mendoza 24:18.97
81st Joshua Mireles 24:46.49
100th Tomas Tino 28:41.85
** 5th Big Spring 148 points **
Division 2 High School Girls
11th Chloe Bustamante 15:43.37
26th Falicity Calderon 16:33.60
30th Marisol Rodriguez 16:51.65
52nd Cylei Burton 17:44.43
61st Brianna Lopez 17:52.59
64th Kayleigh Muniz 17:57.98
67th Mckenna Valle 18:14.65
68th Elisabeth Jones 18:14.79
83rd Analisa Blount 18:46.06
92nd Maisy Talamantes 19:18.47
114th Keysi Melendez 21:34.35
** 5th Big Spring 165 points **
Coahoma High School invites the community to come out and Meet the Bulldogs to show support to our high/junior high school athletes and band students.
“Our kids have been working hard and giving us 100 percent for the past few weeks to get ready for another competitive year,” said Chris Joslin, Coahoma ISD Athletic Director. “I invite the community to come out and meet these phenomenal students.”
The event will begin at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, on the newly renovated football field of the Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium in Coahoma. The community will have a chance to meet and cheer for athletes playing football, volleyball, and cross country along with members of the award-winning Big Red Band and the Coahoma cheerleading squad.
The crowd will also have a chance to meet the 2018-2019 coaching staff and their families along with student trainers, ball boys and flag runners.
Although the official first day of school was Monday, athletes and band students have been hard at work with two-a-day workouts and night band practices since the beginning of August.
Last year, the Bulldog varsity football team went 7-4 for the season ending with a bi-district appearance against the Spearman High School Lynxes.
Taking over this year as the head of the football/athletic program at Coahoma ISD, Joslin hopes to keep that winning drive alive with another playoff appearance, and he is no stranger to winning football games on the gridiron.
For the past two years, Joslin was the offensive assistant football coach for the Rockdale High School Tigers. Last year, the Tigers went 13-3 for the season and clinched the 3A Division I state championship. He also spent 10 years on the coaching staff of Big Spring Steer Head Football Coach Phillip Ritchey. During that time, the Steers made six playoff appearances.
Although she is not a new face to Coahoma ISD, Jamie Bonner steps into a new position this year as Head Volleyball Coach for the Coahoma Bulldogettes. Previously, Bonner served as the assistant coach under Christina Cox, who stepped down this year to fully focus on serving as the high school principal of Coahoma High School.
Bonner, along with her assistants Sydney Upshaw and Katherine Shawver, lead a Bulldogette team with seven strong senior players on the roster.
Joining the coaching staff this year, John Michael Leggett takes over the CHS cross country program. Leggett replaces Byron Seal as head coach after Seal retired from education at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Coach Leggett hopes to continue to foster state championship runners just as he did while coaching cross country and track in Big Spring.
Now beginning his sixth year as head band director for Coahoma ISD, John Landin and the Big Red Band are busy working hard to prepare their contest marching show. Under Landin’s leadership, the band has qualified three times for area marching contest and earned three sweepstakes awards. Although this is not a state qualifying year for 3A marching bands, Landin and the band have their sights set to bring home a fourth sweepstakes to decorate the trophy case.
Joni Lacefield is the sponsor for the hardest working cheerleading squad in West Texas, the Coahoma Cheerleaders. The cheerleaders will perform during the event.
“I hope everyone will come out and give some much deserved recognition for these hard-working students as they head into another competitive year,” Joslin said.
Photo/Coahoma ISD: Coahoma Cheerleaders Providence Dickson, left, Anissa Arguello, Dana Montanez, Yaliza Rodriguez, and Vada Cortez perform a cheer. The Coahoma Cheerleaders will perform at the Meet the Bulldogs night set for 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
The Coahoma Bulldogettes lost to the Snyder Lady Tigers Tuesday night in Snyder.
The Class 4A Lady Tigers earned the victory in three sets 16-25, 8-25-16-25.
Paige Atkins led the Bulldogettes on offense with 4 kills. Julia Mashburn had 6 assists for the evening. Caitlyn Corley stood out for her performance on defense pulling off several key saves for the Bulldogettes.
Earlier in the evening both JV teams lost to Snyder in two sets. White lost 9-25, 17-25. Red lost 10-25, 12-25
The Bulldogettes will be back in action this Friday and Saturday. The varsity girls will compete in three games on Friday in the 2018 Showdown in Bronte:10 a.m., Bronte vs Coahoma; 3 p.m., Fort Davis vs Coahoma; 5 p.m. Coahoma vs Mount Vernon NS. Both JV teams will play in Grape Creek.
Coahoma Bulldogettes vs Snyder Lady Tigers @ Snyder - Varsity - Individual Stats:
Kills: Paige Atkins, 4; Ashley Romero, 1; MaKynlee Overton, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 2.
Assists: Julia Mashburn, 6.
The 11th annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon that will be held in Big Spring at the Comanche Trail Park this Saturday, August 25th. Individual and team participants begin the race with a 500-meter open water swim in Comanche Trail Lake, followed up by a 30k out and back bike ride on city and county roads, and, finally, conclude with a 5k run on closed trails and roads in the Comanche Trail Park.
Even though Comanche Trail Lake is lower than usual due to the fact that Big Spring has seen minimal amounts of rain this year, interim Community Services Director for the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau Hayley Herrera told KBest News that, more than likely, the swimming portion of the race will not be canceled.
"We're continuing on like the event is going to happen, like it always happens, with the swim, the biking, and the run," said Herrera. She went on to say that a final decision will be made on the day of the event.
"The water is lower, but we've been in this situation before and [in the past] they've just adjusted the path. The swim portion might be a little bit shorter," said Herrera. "We might have to reign in a little bit, but [the competitors] will still be swimming."
Every year, the triathlon tends to bring in many out-of-town visitors for the race since it’s also an event that’s sanctioned by USA Triathlon. There’s still time to register online through www.Permianbasinevents.com or you can find the link on the Facebook page for the Comanche Warrior Triathlon. Cost is $65 per individual, and $110 per team.
To volunteer to help with the event, contact Debbye ValVerde at 432- 263-7641.
The Howard County Muddy Mongrels is a Tough Mudder Team that raises money for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County. This year the team will be competing in the Full Tough Mudder, an event that that takes place on September 29th in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and they are still accepting sponsors for this year’s event.
Sponsors will have their logo displayed on the team shirts that will be proudly worn when the team travels to the DFW area for their event, and sponsorships range between $250 and $1,000.
Money raised from sponsorships will be donated will to support the 2018-2019 Campaign for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County. For more information on how to become a sponsor of the Howard County Muddy Mongrels, contact Meghan Bias, Executive Director for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County at 267-5201.
Big Spring Steers Football teams will be scrimmaging against Ft. Stockton today. Freshmen and JV teams will scrimmage at 4:30 PM and Varsity will scrimmage at 6:30. Both teams will be at Memorial Stadium.
The Big Spring Lady Steers won their home game against Colorado City yesterday at Steer Gym. This weekend they'll be competing in the Highland Park Tournament in Amarillo.
The Varsity Coahoma Bulldogettes lost 3 of the 4 sets to Lubbock Estacado during last night's Volleyball game at home. This weekend JV and Varsity teams will be competing in the Midland Classic.
This is the last week to turn in your application for the $1,000 Howard County Bowl Scholarship. The deadline is Friday, August 17th, and applications can be picked up from the high school counselor's office at both Coahoma and Forsan High Schools.
Seniors eligible for the scholarships are those who will be participating in the Howard County Scholarship Bowl, whether it be football player, manager, or with the band. The Howard County Scholarship Bowl is scheduled for Thursday, August 30th with gates opening at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7:30 PM.
Tickets go on sale today Back in Motion, KBest Media, Bulldog Laundry, and Coahoma and Forsan High Schools. Ticket prices are currently $4 for students, and $6 for adults. Be sure to get your tickets early because prices will increase at the gate.
The online store ( https://squareup.com/store/howard-county-bowl ) is now opened for the public to purchase tickets are t-shirts. Cost of t-shirts is $15 for child to adult XL, and $18 for 2x and 3x. Shirts will be available for pick up the week of the game. You can find that link on our KBest Media Facebook page.
Be advised the scholarships are funded by t-shirts and ticket sales, as well as by community donations. To learn how to be come game sponsor, contact Tessa Reid at Back in Motion at 432-267-2225.
2018 National Hang Gliding Series Results:
The Open Class winner this year was Attila Bertok, who was the World Champion in Big Spring in 2007.
The Sport Class winner is Matt Pruett of Minnesota.
The task for Day 2 of the 2018 Big Spring National Series will take the hang glider pilots to Plainview, TX. You can keep up with a live update of each pilot's progress at:
The race to complete today's task begins shortly!
The Big Spring National Series, hang gliding competition was set to begin yesterday afternoon, but with wind gusts up to 27 mph the Safety Director Russell Brown and the Safety Committee agreed to cancel the day at 2 pm. It was noted that the Safety Director felt it was not safe to bring the tugs out of the hangar.
KBest News will have daily updates on the competition throughout the week during on KBest Country FM 95.7 at 6:10 AM and 7:10 AM. We'll also have updates posted to our Facebook page as they become available.
2-a-days begin today for high school football. Here's the 2-a-day schedule for the Big Spring Steers for this week and next.
9th JV and Varsity @ ATC
Mon. 8/6/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Tues. 8/7/18 12:30 pm -3:30 pm
Wed. 8/8/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Thurs. 8/9/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Fri. 8/10/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Sat. 8/11/18 JV/V only @ Memorial 8:00 am
9th JV and Varsity
Mon. 08/13/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Tues. 08/14/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Wed. 8/15/18 JV and V 7:30 am -10:30 am
Wed. 8/15/18 9th 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Thurs.08/16/18 9/JV/V 7:30 am -10:30 am (this may change)
Friday 8/17/18 9/JV/V Scrimmage vs Ft. Stockton @ 6:30 pm
Big Spring Lady Steers and Coahoma Bulldogettes Volleyball teams will be competing in a multi-school scrimmage on Saturday, August 4th, at Steer Gym. The Lady Steers will be scrimmaging against Greenwood, Midland Christian, and Colorado City. The Bulldogettes will be scrimmaging against Colorado City, Sweetwater, and Greenwood. Each scrimmage will last 40 minutes for the Varsity, JV, and Freshmen teams will be participating.
The last Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave Run of the summer may have been held on Friday night, but there’s still another race for which to continue training. The Comanche Warrior Triathlon will be held on Saturday, August 25th, at the Comanche Trail Park. The triathlon begins with a 500 meter open water swim in Comanche Trail Lake, followed up by a 30k bike ride out and back on city and county roads and is concluded with a 5k run on closed trails and roads in the Comanche Trail Park.
Triathlon participants have the option to complete the triathlon alone, or with a team. Cost is currently $55 for individuals and $90 for teams, but only through the end of July. Beginning August 1st, the cost will increase to $60 for individuals and $100 for teams. Be sure to register early in order to get the best price. You can find a link to register at permianbasinevents.com, or on the Facebook page for the Comanche Warrior Triathlon.
** Summer strength and conditioning for High School and Junior High students.**
July 23-August 2 Mon-Thurs. @ the ATC
High School students from 7:30 AM - 9 AM
Junior High students from 9 AM -10 AM
** Volleyball High School 2 A day Schedule **
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM & 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Volleyball High School Scrimmages
8/4/18 Big Spring Scrimmage 9/JV/V
8/6/18 @ San Angelo Central- scrimmage 9/JV/V
8/7/18 Home Game vs San Angelo Central 9 / JV @ 1:15 PM,
V @ 3 PM
** Football High School 2 A Day Schedule **
Starts on 8/6/18 – times TBA
Be advised that if you had season tickets last year for Varsity Football, you can come pick up your reserved seat tickets at the ATC for this year, beginning today through August 26th, Monday - Thursday from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1 PM to 3:30 PM. Booklet cost this year is $20 for all 5 home games.
Be advised that if you do not pick up your tickets this year, you will lose your seats and they will be up for grabs for the public.
The Big Spring Predators Football Sign-Ups will have an on-site registration for ages 4 through 11 this weekend, July 13th from noon to 7 PM and July 14th from noon to 5 PM at the Howard County Library, located at 500 S. Main St. in Big Spring. They'll also have another round of sign ups next weekend during the same hours and at the same location.
Participants will be divided into different age divisions and cost varies depending on whether the child will be participating in fundraisers. Flag football is $60 with fundraisers or $160 without fundraiser and includes sublimated reversible jersey, shorts, and socks. Tackle football is $160 with fundraiser participation, or $235 without fundraising. Registration for tackle includes sublimated reversible jersey, integrated pants, and socks.
Cheerleading sign-ups are also available for ages 4 to 15. Cost is $160 with fundraising, or $235 without. Registration includes skirts, shell, pom poms, duffle bag, and cheer camp.
Can’t make it the registration dates this weekend? Not a problem! Check out our KBest Media Facebook page or the Facebook page for the Big Spring Predators Organization for more information.
There’s still time to register online for the United Way 5K/1K Family Fun Day races that are scheduled to begin at 8 AM Saturday morning. Packet pick up and on-site registration will begin at 7:30 AM at Belanski Pavillion in Comanche Trail City Park. The 1K race is for children 12 and under, and cost is $10 per participant. The 5K race is for ages 13 and up and is $25 per participant. Those who register for the race will receive a t-shirt and passes to the Russ McEwen Aquatic Center while supplies last. Families are also encouraged to take advantage of the fun activities. Funds raised will go benefit the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County and their partnering agencies.
Congratulations to Forsan High School graduate Kolby Watson who signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Randall University, located in Moore, Oklahoma! Kolby says that he plans to major in Exercise Science and later move back to Texas to pursue a degree in Athletic Training.
(Herald Photo/Jordan Parr: Forsan baseball standout Kolby Watson (center) with Forsan head baseball coach Stephen East (rear left) and Randall University head baseball coach Eddy Davis (rear right) as well as his mother Tonya Watson (left) and father Bryan Watson (right) signing his letter of intent to play ball for Randall University in Moore Oklahoma on Friday July 6, 2018.)
The 6th Annual Big Spring Super Sprint and Kid’s Triathlon will take place this Saturday, July 7th beginning at 7 AM at the Russ McEwen Aquatic Center. All competitors will swim in the “Lazy River” loop at the McEwen Aquatic Center, then bike and run inside the Comanche Trail Park.
The Big Spring Kid’s Triathlon is open to youth ages 5 to 15, is a very fun, spectator-friendly event. Ages 5 through 10 will compete in 3 age categories by swimming 100 meters, bike a 4k, then run 1k. Ages 11 though 15 will swim 200 meters, bike an 8 k, and then run 2k.
The Big Spring Super Sprint is open to ages 16 to 99. This event is great for first time triathletes and is also great fun for the seasoned veteran.
Cost for the Kid’s Triathlon is $30 per child, and cost for Super Sprint is $45 per person. It should be noted that both races are a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event. Registration is still available online at permianbasinevents.com.