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.
Tonight, June 29th, 2018 the second race of the 7th annual Moonlight Rave Run Series in Big Spring State Park will take place. If you haven’t registered online at Permianbasinevents.com, then make plans to arrive to early to register for the race. On-site registration will be from 10:15 PM to 11:30 PM and cost is $25 per person. The race will begin at Park Headquarters at the top, and limited parking is available by the playground. Be advised that gates will close at 11:30 PM and will not reopen until 1 AM.
According to Craig Felty with Permian Basin Events, funds raised from the event will be donated back to the Big Spring State Park to purchase a mobile events sign.
Congratulations to 2018 Big Spring High School graduate Noah Gonzales who recently signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play baseball at The University of the Southwest, a private university in Hobbs, New Mexico! The university competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Hawk Softball head coach Kelly Raines and assistant coach Shelby Shelton were recently tabbed as the West Region National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) coaching staff of the year.
Raines and Shelton led the Hawks to the NJCAA Division I Softball national tournament in May in St. George, UT and ended being eliminated by the eventual national runner-up Chipola, 3-1, on May 17th.
After being crowned as WJCAC conference champions the Hawks sealed the Region V West Championship for the 4th year in a row leading to their 4th consecutive trip to the national tournament. In the 2018 season the Hawks had four separate win streaks of seven or more games including one of 14 consecutive victories.
Raines has been at the helm of Hawk softball for 13 seasons racking up numerous championships, and several trips to the national tournament.
After beginning her collegiate career with Howard, Shelton went on to play at UT Tyler and, after graduating, returned to Howard College for the last 3 years as Raines’ assistant.
The pair will be recognized at a NFCA ceremony to be held in December.
Photo attached: Left – Shelby Shelton; Right – Kelly Raines, contributed along with story by Howard College.
Howard College Hawks had successful seasons on their respective court and field but they also had successful seasons in the classroom based upon the recent list of NJCAA 2017-2018 Academic All-American Award Winners. Hawks placed 28 students on the list with 10 on 1st Team; 7 on 2nd team and 11 on 3rd team.
** National Junior College Athletic Association
2017-2018 Academic Student-Athlete Award Winners
Student-Athlete - Sport - Team
Addison Lewis - Softball I - Third Team
Addyson Moseley - Basketball I - Third Team
Alexis Velazquez - Softball I - Third Team
Andrija Blatancic - Basketball I - First Team
Austin Smith - Baseball I - First Team
Brayden Dragoo - Baseball I - Third Team
Brett Cain - Baseball I - First Team
Chandler Coates - Baseball I - Second Team
Daria Vatrushkina - Basketball I - First Team
Jack Pagenkopf - Basketball I - Third Team
Jacob Salim - Baseball I - First Team
Jake Hutchings - Basketball I - Second Team
Kaitlyn Johnson - Softball I - First Team
Kaki Simpson - Basketball I - Third Team
Lance Russell - Baseball I - Third Team
Lavonna Milford - Basketball I - First Team
Madison Neff - Softball I - First Team
Madoline Seumalo - Softball I - Third Team
Mason Peterson - Baseball I - Third Team
Michael Hellums - Baseball I - Second Team
Paige Hallam - Softball I - Third Team
Parker Wayne - Baseball I - Second Team
Rebecca Laberge - Basketball I - Third Team
Saul Garza - Baseball I - Second Team
Tayiah Hamilton - Softball I - Second Team
Taylor Allison - Basketball I - Second Team
Tristan Peterson - Baseball I - First Team
Victoria Sorokina - Softball I - First Team
Criteria used for selections to the academic teams is as follows:
First Team Academic All-Americans 4.00 GPA
Second Team Academic All-American 3.80-3.99 GPA
Third Team Academic All-American 3.60-3.79 GPA
Hawk baseball led the pack with 11 athletes, softball had 8, women’s basketball had 6 and men’s basketball had 3.
The final team GPAs for Hawk Athletics were also impressive. The GPAs were calculated using the NJCAA Team Academic award criteria and all 2017-2018 classes and grades were utilized except developmental courses and grades.
Congratulations to all of these student athletes on a job well done!
FITNESS EXTRAVAGANZA! Sunday June 24th. Starting at 1:00pm-9:00pm. If you ever wanted to try a fitness class at the Y now is your time. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!! Come try spin, boot camp, power pump, aqua aerobics, 30 min HIIT, 30 min abs, yoga and Zumba. Baby sitting available. Schedule of classes is as follows:
1:00 - Spin (Ida Chavira)
2:00 - Cardio Circuit (Clarissa Carrisalez)
3:00 - 30 minute ABS (Jana McQueary)
4:00 - Spin (Kaitlyn Grant)
5:00 - Yoga (Daun Garrett)
6:00 - Aqua Aerobics (Suzanne Markwell)
7:00 - Power Pump (Larenda Larson)
8:00 - Octane 30 min HIIT (Elvira Conner)
9:00 - Zumba (Elvira Conner)
School may be out for summer, but Stanton High School’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jerry Burkhart continues to prepare for his first football season with the Stanton Buffaloes. Burkhart, who led his last school, Richland Springs, to a record 8 state championships in 6-man football, was hired earlier this year after John Peterson, former AD and Head Football Coach for the Buffaloes, stepped down from his position.
When asked what he felt is a big part of his transition from 6-man to 11-man football, Coach Burkhart stated that working with approximately 80 kids, which is about 3 times more kids than he worked with at his last school may make managing practices challenging, but he noted that he’s been blessed with a good number of coaches in order to isolate kids down to groups of 10 so they can focus on the fundamentals and other aspects of the sport.
Burkhart advised that he had 7 years of experience coaching 11-man football earlier in his career; and went on to say that expectations for him are the same, and he keeps the same goals.
“I like district championships, but I like state championships a lot better. So, that’s our goal – to go to the state championships. It’s a process, and the biggest thing is you got to get the kids believing in you, and they got to believe in the Coach and know that we believe in them," says Burkhart.
Event though Burkhart has several state championships under his belt, he maintains that the only way to be successful is “to put God in your program.”
Catch a sneak peek of Coach Burkhart in action tomorrow evening, as he coaches the Public School 6-man team for the 2018 Don Hardin Texas Bowl 6-Man Football All-Star Game. Also, don’t forget you can catch a live broadcast of that game brought to you by our KBest Sports Announcers – Mark Richardson and Josh Caudill.
Jaydan Mann added a new page to her resume. And, Mann, it is one that will enable her to extend her high school playing days.
Mann, whose performance on the diamond this season as a starting player for the Coahoma Bulldogette softball team drew statewide attention, was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association's 2018 all-star team.
“Jaydan embodies a team-first attitude with everything she’s involved in from the classroom to band to athletics,” said Bullogette softball coach Alex Orosco. “Jaydan always thinks about the big picture and that is just one of the many reasons we are very proud she’s part of our Coahoma family.”
As a junior, Mann capped off a stellar season helping to the lead the Bulldogettes to a 19-5 record and a berth in the area round of the Class 3A state playoffs. For the year, she helped led her teammates offensively, hitting .494 and posting a team-high 29 runs batted in. She also hammered out 10 doubles, eight triples, and a home run.
Mann will play on the Blue team, which will consist of athletes from Class A to 4A schools. She will be joined on the Blue roster by fellow District 5-3A competitor Jacie Roberts of Clyde. Other players from the area making the list included Marley Moralez of Andrews and Rayne Jones of Borden County.
The TGCA all-star game will be played at 7 p.m. on July 10, in Arlington, Texas.
To be selected, players are nominated by their coaches and then chosen by the TGCA all-star committee.
Recent Big Spring High School graduate Aaron Olague will be continuing his baseball career at the next level, playing baseball for the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies! During his time at BSHS, Aaron was an asset to the Steers Baseball team.
CHS Head Softball Coach Alex Orosco and his assistants Haley Higgins and Katherine Shawver held a very successful softball camp last week.
“This camp was an excellent opportunity for kids to practice the skills they already have and to learn new tricks,” Orosco said.
“We appreciate all the parents who allowed their kids to participate. The future of Coahoma athletics looks bright.”
The Coahoma Futures Softball Camp was catered toward refining competitive skills for children in the third to sixth grade and was very well attended. Members of the 2018 Bi-District Champion Coahoma Bulldogettes also assisted with the camp.
(Information and photo contributed by Coahoma Media.)
Logan Franklin’s performance on the mound this year as a starting pitcher for the Coahoma Bulldogs certainly made an impression with area coaches. The Coahoma standout was named the District 5-3A co-Pitcher of the Year along with Jim Ned’s Cagan Evans.
Overall Franklin was among five Bulldog players to make the all-district team.
On the mound, Franklin led Coahoma with an earned run average of 2.22 and helped propel the Bulldogs to an 8-3 district record and an appearance at bi-district playoffs. The senior was also deadly on offense, batting .485 for the year with a whopping 29 runs batted in. During the season, he hammered out eight doubles.
Seniors Zach Holmes, Braden Pearson and sophomore Gaige Hill were also named to the first-team all-district roster for their standout performances on the diamond in 2018.
Holmes was selected as a first-team Infielder and played a key role for the Bulldogs at the plate. He batted a .437 average and had scored 32 runs for the season. Hill, who was named the first-team catcher, capped his season with a .324 batting average. Pearson was selected as first-team utility player. He batted .361 this season knocked in 25 runs and hit six doubles and a home run.
Rounding out the accolades for the Bulldogs was sophomore Zack Schneider who was selected to the second-team outfield. Schneider posted a .357 batting average, 25 runs, five doubles and a home run.
MVP, Payton Laughlin, Clyde, Jr.
Offensive MVP, Cayman Freiman, Clyde, Sr.
Defensive MVP, Ethan Hawk, Clyde, Jr.
Pitcher of the Year, Logan Franklin, Sr., Coahoma and Cagan Evans, Jim Ned, Fr.
Newcomer of the Year, Dylan Neuman, Clyde, Fr.; and Jayden Foss, Merkel, Fr.
Catcher of the Year, Kendal Morgan, Clyde, Jr.
Pitchers: John Thornmyer, Jim Ned, Sr.; Evan Cox, Stanton, Fr.; OJ Cano, Merkle, Sr.; Riley Rice, Clyde, Jr.; Joey Gutierrez, Colorado City, Soph.
Infield, Zach Holmes, Coahoma, Sr.; Reese Bryant, Jim Ned, Jr.; Garrett Vanderveen, Stanton, Soph.; Rylan Holloway, Merkel, Jr.; Christian Deal, Clyde, Soph.
1st Base, Chris Thormeyer, Jim Ned, Jr.; and Noe Ureste, Stanton, Jr.
Outfield, Caden Martin, Jim Ned, Fr.; Reid Harris, Colorado City, Jr.; Mitchum Burleson, Clyde, Sr.; Isaiah Cortez, Clyde, Sr.; and Andrew Wheeler, Stanton, Sr.
Catcher, Gaige Hill, Coahoma, Soph, and Zack Owens, Merkel, Sr.
DH: Payton Burton, Clyde, Jr.
Utility: Braden Pearson, Coahoma, Sr.; and David Ochoa, Stanton, Soph.
Pitchers: Jackson South, Clyde, Soph.; Erick Hernandez, Colorado City, Sr.; and Ethan Senne, Jim Ned, Jr.
Infield: Ty Doty, Jim Ned, Jr.; and Aaron Hernandez, Stanton, Sr.
1st Base: C.J. Ugalde, Merkel, Jr.
Outfield: Zack Schneider, Coahoma, Soph.; Cooper Castro, Jim Ned, Jr.; Dylan Martin, JIm Ned, Soph; Marcus Gutierrez, Colorado City, Sr.; David Hadley, Merkel, Jr.
Catcher: Jacob Munoz, Colorado City, Jr.; Dylan Bryant, Jim Ned, Jr., and Tomas Zarate, Stanton, Sr.
Utility: Bradlee Leverich, Clyde, Sr.
(Information and photos contributed by Coahoma Media.)
The Coahoma High School softball team turned more than a few heads on the diamond this season. And it definitely showed when it came time to pass out all-district accolades.
Fresh off claiming the District 5-3A co-district championship, the Bulldogettes landed 11 players on the all-district team, including Jaydan Mann, Kenzi Canales and MaKynlee Overton who earned three of the district's top honors. All three CHS standouts were named among the top players in the district.
A junior, Mann turned in a stellar outing this season en route to earning the District 5-3A Offensive Player of the Year accolades. Mann led the team in almost every offensive category this season en route to guiding the Bulldogettes to a 19-5 record and a berth in the area round of the Class 3A state playoffs. For the year, she batted .494 and posted a team-high 29 runs batted in.
Canales and Overton were equally impressive in their freshman campaigns. Canales batted .321 and played a key role in Coahoma's ability to go 9-1 in district play with outstanding play as a catcher. She was selected the district's Newcomer of the Year. Overton was chosen the District 5-3A Pitcher of the Year in a rookie season that saw her hurl five shutouts.
Juniors Lexi Montelongo and Cassie Grant, along with senior Kamri Kemper and sophomore Kaitlyn Corley, also received plenty of praise from the district's coaches. All four were named to the first-team all-district squad.
Seniors MaKayla Overton, Raegan Deel and freshmen Ashley Romero and Macee Grant were named to the second-team all-district squad.
Grant finished second on the team in batting with a .388 average. Kemper hit .357.
** The 2018 All-District selections are...**
District MVP, Kaitlyn Turner, Clyde, Soph.
Offensive Player of the Year, Jaydan Mann, Coahoma, Jr.
Defensive Player of the Year, Peyton Lee, Clyde, Soph.
New Comer of the Year, Kenzi Canales, Coahoma, Fr.
Pitcher of the Year, MaKynlee Overton, Coahoma, Fr.
Co-Utility Player of the Year, Jacie Roberts, Clyde, Jr., and Karlee Hunt, Merkel, Sr.
Coach of the Year, Coach Sewell, Clyde
** 1st team All-District **
Lexi Montelongo, Coahoma, Jr.
Kamri Kemper, Coahoma, Sr.
Cassie Grant, Coahoma, Jr.
Kaitlyn Corley, Coahoma, Soph.
Carissa McMillan, Clyde, Sr.
Carissa Gordon, Clyde, Sr.
Kaelyn Miller, Clyde, Jr.
Haven Williams, Clyde, Jr.
Karena McCoy, Clyde, Jr.
Samantha Samford, Clyde, Jr.
Kaile Baker, Merkel, Jr.
Brookelyn Casper, Merkel, Sr.
Kamryn Flores, Merkel, Sr.
Tamren Pierce, Colorado City, Sr.
Chloe Castillo, Colorado City, Sr.
Taylor Epperson, Colorado City, Sr.
Jenna Moore, Jim Ned, Jr.
Malone Graham, Jim Ned, Soph.
Victoria Carby, Stanton, Jr.
** 2nd team All-District **
MaKayla Overton, Coahoma, Sr.
Ashley Romero, Coahoma, Fr.
Macee Grant, Coahoma, Fr.
Raegan Deel, Coahoma, Sr.
Brooke Widener, Clyde, Soph.
Sydney Leverich, Clyde, Soph.
Londen Brashear, Clyde, Soph.
Camry Lopez, Merkel, Sr.
Alexia Balvantin, Merkel, Sr.
Alexa Garza, Colorado City, Sr.
Marissa Reyna, Colorado City, Jr
Mia Monroe, Colorado City, Fr.
Laramie Hodges, Jim Ned, Soph.
Brooke Galvin, Jim Ned, Soph.
Grace Heuermann, Jim Ned, Sr.
Libby Tutt, Jim Ned, Jr.
Marisela Escamilla, Stanton, Soph.
COAHOMA - The CISD board of trustees approved the hire of Chris Joslin as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach today.
For the past two years, Joslin has been 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 against the Brock Eagles at AT&T Stadium. In 2016, Rockdale advanced to regionals with an 11-2 record.
“We really loved our time here in West Texas,” Joslin said following his hire this morning. “When the position came open, it was really one of the only ones we looked at. We are really happy where we were at, but we love West Texas and jumped at the chance to come back here.”
Joslin added he is ready to step into his new position immediately.
“With it’s being so late, we’ve got to get busy right now meeting the coaches, trying to meet the kids as they come up and work out and getting everything in line before August gets here. It’s going to be a fast summer,” he said.
The move for Joslin means a return to West Texas and Howard County. For 10 years, Joslin was employed by Big Spring ISD as an assistant under the leadership of AD/Head Football Coach Phillip Ritchey.
For the majority of his time on the Steer coaching staff (2006-2007 to 2015-2016), Joslin was the offensive coordinator, backs/receivers coach. He was also the head coach of the junior varsity football team and, for a brief time, served as the interim AD after Ritchey retired. The Steers made six playoff appearances during Joslin’s time on the coaching staff.
Joslin also has a strong record of producing winning golf teams during his career. At Rockdale both his girls and boys golf team won back-to-back district and regional championships. In 2016-2017, the girls team placed third at state. During his time at Big Spring, Joslin took a number of golf teams to regional and state contests.
“We are very excited to welcome Coach Joslin and his family to Coahoma ISD,” said CISD Superintendent Dr. Amy Jacobs. “His success as a coach, a leader and a mentor for students will be an asset for our district, and we are honored to have him leading the Bulldogs and Bulldogettes.”
Joslin graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1993, earned his bachelor's in physical education from Tarleton State in 2002 and received his teacher’s certification from Weatherford College in 2004.
He was hired by Jacksboro High School from 2002-2003 through 2005-2006 where he coached football, golf, basketball, and track. During his tenure on the Jacksboro Tigers coaching staff, Joslin served as the offensive coordinator, wide receiver and secondary coach. The Tigers won two district championships and one district co-championship during this time. He also taught government, economics, health, PE, and several history courses.
Joslin will moved to Coahoma with his wife, Kristen, who was Director of Curriculum and Testing at Big Spring ISD before the family moved to Rockdale two years ago, and their two young children, Zoie and Austin. The couple’s oldest daughter, Trinady, will be attending college in the fall.
Joslin will take over leadership of the Bulldogs football team which went 7-4 last season ending with a bi-district appearance.
Goliad P.E. Teacher Joe Bright goes above and beyond helping students have fun while staying physically active in school, he also runs, Joe Bright Basketball Training, a program for local area students.
"My slogan is 'Let the dream begin,' says Bright. It's a hundred percent for the kids in the community [and] all around. It's just trying to teach them the basics, and at the same time let them know that [the program] is bigger than basketball."
Bright went on to say that his program focuses on building character and leadership skills. He advised that this training isn't exclusively for basketball skills and the conditioning and footwork can be beneficial for other sports, and noted that the lessons learned in the program can carry over to other areas of life. "It's definitely bigger than just basketball and wins and losses. What we do now carries over in the long run."
"I'm a former basketball player and I'm a firm believer in that," continued Bright. "Everything that I have learned and took from sports, I'm doing it now as a teacher."
Teaching kids lessons that they'll carry with them outside of basketball is something that Bright has a passion for, and he says that because of limited gym availability he's not able to accept all kids that want to sign up for his program. He stated that if anyone knew of a gym that's available for use or that's available to rent, he'd appreciate the information so he could reach out to them about using their facilities for his program.
Bright is originally from Chicago, IL. He later moved to Minnesota with his family where he graduated high school. He later attended Howard College and played on the 2009-2010 National Championship team. He was also named Region 5 Defensive player of the year once, he was also Named to the All- WJCAC Team his sophomore year. After graduating with his Associate's Degree, Joe attended Stephen F. Austin where he continued his college basketball career, and earned his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology.
You can keep up with Joe Bright Basketball Training through his Facebook page, Instagram - joebrightball, email Jabzoola@gmail.com, or call him at (763) 237-4800.
This summer, Bright will be working as Co-Director at the Nike Basketball Training Camp that will be held in Colorado City at Wolf Gymnasium from June 18-22nd. Ages eligible for this camp are 8-18 and it will be co-ed. For more information you can check out: https://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/nike-basketball-camp-wolf-gymnasium
Unfortunately, the Howard College Lady Hawk Softball season has come to a close. Howard won their first game this evening 8 - 5 over South Georgia State. Because of a huge upset earlier in the day Howard had to face arguably the best team in the Country, Chipola College from Florida. This game was never out of grasp for the Lady Hawks. Unfortunately, Chipola grabbed a 3 - 1 lead that they never relinquished.
The Lady Hawks season came to end but it is important to note they have played in four consecutive National Championship Tournaments - a feat very rarely seen. Congratulations to the Lady Hawks. They represented Howard College, Big Spring, the great State of Texas and College Softball with the highest level of class and integrity. KBEST Media loves our Hawk athletics!
Congratulations to Big Spring High School Senior Rachel McCalister on earning both a track scholarship and an additional $50,000 academic scholarship to attend Eastern Connecticut State University!!
BSHS Principal Mike Ritchey, advised the students in attendance to the Letter of Intent signing that Rachel had to put in lots of hard work, not only as an athlete, but into her academics as well.
Rachel told KBest News that she's been competing in track and field since junior high. When asked how she felt to be able to accept both scholarships for track and academics, Rachel stated, "I was really shocked to get both, but I'm blessed! Just like Mr. Ritchey said, it takes a lot of hard work in the classroom and I believe I accomplished that."
Rachel says that she will major in Pre-Med or Biology while at Eastern Connecticut State University.
UPDATE: Lady Hawks fell to Seminole State 8-5, but are ready to defeat Georgia State tomorrow night at 6pm!! Catch the action on KBest 95.7. GO LADY HAWKS!!!
Tonight at 6:00! Lady Hawks take on Seminole State of Oklahoma in the NJCAA Division 1 softball national championship—round 1 in a double elimination tournament. Hear all the action KBest 95.7, live from St. George, Utah !!!
Big Spring High School hosted their annual sports banquet yesterday evening, honoring students and overachieving coaches for their hard work and dedication to the program. Academics were also stressed as an important factor in athletics and several students throughout each sport were recognized for their academic excellence.
Coaches and teachers showed their appreciation for students as well as parents that helped to raise money for different sports in order to send them on trips and buy new equipment. Coaches gave heartfelt speeches regarding the pride they have in the program and emphasized that the main purpose of athletics is not winning, but teaching teenagers to better people.
The end of the banquet was an emotional one as various sports said goodbye to their seniors. The dedicated seniors, many of whom put in multiple years into the program were recognized for their hard work and coaches closed with a hopeful message about the bright future of the athletics program.
Summer Softball Camp
Coahoma High School softball coach Alex Orosco will host a softball skills camp for children in the third to sixth grade.
The camp will run from Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Coahoma High School Softball Field.
The cost is $50 per child or $80 for two children. Water will be provided. Bring a glove and bat if the child has one. Shirts and shorts are fine for dress.
Please register at: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf2RY14agdgL7ECX…/viewform…
Payment will be taken on the first day of camp at the softball field.
Coahoma High School senior MaKayla Overton has been selected to play in the Big Country Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) All Star Softball game.
“MaKayla has been a varsity player all four years and looking at her success on the field it was important to nominate her as an all star player," CHS Head Softball Coach Alex Orosco said.
MaKayla was selected for the honor based on her character and leadership qualities as well as her athletic talents and abilities.
During her time at Coahoma High School, MaKayla has been an all-around athlete. In April, she was named MVP for volleyball and Offensive MVP for girls basketball. Academically, MaKayla is in the top 10 percent of her class. She is the daughter of Amy and John Overton
The FCA All-Star game will be played at 11 a.m. June 8 at Angelo State University Mayer Field in San Angelo. Around of 800 to 1,000 people are expected to attend the match. Before the game, the players will stay with a host family for a few days in San Angelo and attend a chapel service.
Established in 1954, FCA is the third largest Christian sports ministry in the world.
2018 FORSAN PLAYOFF GAME RESULTS, 05/11/18 - 05/12/18
Forsan Buffs and Lady Buffs continued to compete in playoff games this weekend, and here are the results:
The Lady Buffs had a best of 3-game series at Seminole against New Deal to become Quarter Regional Finalists. The Lady Buffs fell to New Deal within the first two games.
The Buffs played their final game this season against Stamford at Hermleigh for the Area Championship. Final score was 6-0 in favor of Stamford.
Congratulations to both teams for a hard fought season and to the Lady Buffs on earning their Area Champs title, and to the Buffs on earning their Bi-District Champs title!!
(Photos from Forsan School-District links.)
Hawk Rodeo student athlete Dalton Kasel, a bull rider from Muleshoe, Tx, is the reserve champion bull rider for the Southwest Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). Kasel will be traveling to Casper, WY for the NIRA National Finals Rodeo held June 10-16 to compete for the national title.
The Southwest Region is known to be one of the most competitive regions in the country. Howard College student athletes compete against contestants from other community colleges as well as universities. HC Hawk Athletics
FORSAN PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
The Forsan Lady Buffs are playing the best of 3 series with New Deal in Seminole for Softball Regional Quarterfinals.
Game 1: Friday, May 11th, at 5:00
Game 2: Saturday, May 12th, at 1:00
Game 3: 30 minutes following Game 2
Buffalo Baseball will be playing Stamford in Hermleigh at 5:00 pm on Friday for the Area championship.
Let's go Buffaloes!!
Congratulations to Kloee Gang, Big Spring High School Senior, on accepting a scholarship from Howard College to continue her Cheerleading career. Kloee says she plans to study sonography while at Howard College.
Let’s go Bulldogs/Bulldogettes!
A send off for the Bulldog baseball and Bulldogettes softball teams will be held at 1:40 p.m. Friday between the Coahoma ISD high school and elementary buildings.
The Bulldogs will compete in Bi-District play against the Dublin Lions in Hawley. Game 1 is set for 7 p.m. Friday with game 2 to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. A third game will follow right after game 2 if necessary.
The Bulldogettes will tackle the Henrietta Lady Bearcats for area play in Albany. Game 1 begins at 6 p.m. Friday. Game 2 will start at 2 p.m. Saturday with game 3 to follow if necessary.
(Photos and information from Coahoma Media.)
The Big Spring Lady Steers will be playing a 3-game series against the Venus Bulldogs in Hawley for the Area Championship this weekend. They'll play at 5 PM on Friday, and again at 5 PM on Saturday with a 3rd game to follow immediately after if necessary.
You can listen to a LIVE broadcast of these playoff games brought to you by KBest Crew Announcers Jamie Scott and Zach Campbell on KBest 95.7 FM!#SteerNation
Earlier today, Big Spring High School Seniors gathered around and celebrated the accomplishments of their fellow classmate, Ashley Gonzales, who signed her letter of intent to play softball at Western Texas College.
Gonzales has been playing softball since she was 5 years old and says that she plans to study business or accounting while at WTC.
Congratulations to the Howard College Hawks who won the 2018 WJCAC Championship this weekend after doubleheaders against Frank Phillips College and Clarendon College. The Hawks will continue to be 1st seed in the Regional tournament that will be held this weekend, May 4 - May 6th, 2018.
Congratulations to the local area teams who are continuing on in the playoffs! Results from this weekend's playoff games are listed below:
Forsan Lady Buffs v. Anthony
Final Score: 16-2, Forsan
Coahoma Bulldogettes v. Bangs Lady Dragons
Final Score: 11-1, Coahoma
Big Spring Lady Steers v. Iowa Park
Final Score: 20-5, Big Spring
Big Spring Lady Steers -
Big Spring Lady Steers take on Iowa Park tonight in the Bi-District game at 7:30 PM at the Abilene Christian University Softball Complex. You can catch a live broadcast of this game on KBest 95.7 FM brought to you by KBest Announcer Zach Campbell! #SteerNation
Coahoma Bulldogettes -
The Coahoma Bulldogettes will have their Bi-District game at 7 PM tonight against the Bangs Lady Dragons at San Angelo Central softball field.
Good Luck, Ladies!!
The Howard College Hawks Softball Team is on their way to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Regional Tournament that is scheduled for May 4th through May 6th. "We are in the playoffs, it's just going to be a matter of whether we're going to be the 1 or 2 seed and it comes down to this weekend at Frank Phillips and Clarendon College," says Hawks Head Softball Coach Kelly Raines tells us more.
Clarendon College and Howard College both have a record of 21 -3. Both teams will be competing against different colleges today – Howard will play Frank Phillips College and Clarendon will play Western Texas College. More than likely, the Hawks will be playing against Clarendon for the 1st seed spot tomorrow afternoon.
According to Coach Raines the if they split with Clarendon tomorrow, then both, Howard and Clarendon, will tie for Co-Conference Champions, and Clarendon would receive the 1 seed at the Regional tournament. If the Hawks win all games this weekend, they’ll be name the outright Champions.
When asked how she felt the season has been building up this year, Coach Raines stated that due to the weather, the team didn’t have as many pre-season games as they normally do and it took them a little longer to figure some stuff out. She also went on to say, "Essentially, we need to take care of ourselves. We need to play like we can play. We think we're the best team in the conference, but we need to play like we are."
No. 14 COAHOMA 0, No. 16 CLYDE 1
MILES - The Bulldogettes will head into playoffs seeded second in District 5 3A after losing a hard fought game against the Clyde Lady Bulldogs 1-0 Monday in Miles.
Meeting for the second time in four days, the two co-district champions battled fiercely for seeding rights showing just how tough these two teams are this year.
Control of the game stayed on the pitcher's mound during all 7 innings of play. Both Coahoma’s MaKynlee Overton and Clyde’s Kaitlyn Turner didn’t give an inch to batters evident in the hit count. Coahoma had 3 hits over 7 innings. Clyde only had one but it was enough to determine the outcome of the game.
Heading into the bottom of the 7th, Jacie Roberts singled on the first pitch and later scored the winning run after fellow teammate Petyon Lee hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field. Leading the Bulldogettes at bat were Caitlyn Corley, Kamri Kemper, and Overton, who had the only double in the game for either team.
On the mound, Overton allowed 1 run from 1 hit and struck out three. She earned 47 strikes from 70 pitches and faced 21 batters.
Next: Coahoma will face Bangs at 7 p.m. Friday at San Angelo Central Softball field.
2B, Coahoma - Overton
Bulldogettes win 5 3A District co-championship
The Coahoma Bulldogettes walked onto the Clyde softball field Friday knowing they were about to play the best team in District 5 3A. The Lady Bulldogs were undefeated in the district and most of their wins were with double digit runs.
At the end of the game, the Coahoma girls left the field with a 9-1 victory and clinched a slice of the 5 3A District Championship.
“We know what Clyde is good at. They are a solid team,” said Bulldogettes Head Coach Alex Orosco. “To give ourselves a chance, we had to put the ball in play. That was the emphasis. Put the ball in play. I think we did it.”
Overall, Orosco said his team played well at all areas of the game and is now turning his attention towards the playoff season.
“We haven't reached our peak,” he said. “If we continue to climb there is no team in the state that can stop us. We have six more times to prove it.”
It was a pitchers battle throughout the game with only one run scored through four innings and that by a Lady Bulldog Then the Bulldogette fifth inning offensive onslaught began with an out of the park homerun by MaKynlee Overton and ended with another out of the park homerun by Cassie Grant. In between, the Bulldogettes scored 9 runs to walk away with the co-championship.
Also playing crucial roles in the fifth were Jaydan Mann with 3 RBI, Lexi Montelongo and Macee Grant, who both earned an RBI a piece.
Grant led the Bulldogettes at bat. She went 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Montelongo followed going 2-for-4 with 1 run and 1 RBI
Overton gets the win. She went seven innings, allowed 1 run over 6 hits and threw 8 strikeouts.
Next: Coahoma will face Clyde again on Monday in Miles to settle the seeding for the playoffs.
2B, Coahoma - Jaydan Mann, Cassie Grant, Clyde - Jacie Roberts; HR, Coahoma - Cassie Grant, MaKynlee Overton; SB, Coahoma -Macee Grant, Ashley Romero, Kenzi Canales, Lexi Montelongo 2.
(Information and photos provided by Coahoma Media.)
Howard College Hawks Softball team hosted a doubleheader against Midland College on Friday, April 20th. The Hawks won both games with a final score of 1-0 in Game 1, and 14-13 in Game 2. The Sophomores were also honored on Friday after the second game.
The next game for the Hawks will be a doubleheader on Friday, April 27th in Borger against Frank Phillips College.
(Photo courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
The BSHS Lady Steers will play against Iowa Park in the By-District Softball game on Friday, April 27th in Abilene at the Abilene Christian University (ACU) Softball Complex at 7:30 PM.
You can listen to a live broadcast of that game brought to you by the KBest Crew on KBest 95.7 FM! Friday's announcers will be Jamie Scott and Zach Campbell.
This weekend Big Spring will be hosting Southwest Hoops Lubbock Texas. They have brought 60+ teams to Big Spring for a weekend basketball tournament. They have partnered with the Big Spring YMCA, Big Spring ISD, and the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and support our local kids as they compete against the best in West Texas. Games begin this evening at 6:30 PM at the Big Spring YMCA and will continue throughout the weekend at the Big Spring Jr. High, Big Spring High School, and YMCA.
Let's make a great showing and give Southwest hoops a big spring welcome as they enter our community!
It should be noted that all participating Big Spring teams are named team USA if you're looking for them on the schedules.
This morning, Big Spring High School Senior Abbey Bryan signed her letter of intent to play golf for Harding University in Arkansas!
She told KBest News that she plans to study engineering, and that she's grateful for the support she's received in making this decision. Way to go, Abbey! #SteerNation
Congratulations to Forsan High School Senior Jillian Jones who recently accepted a scholarship to continue her golf career at Lubbock Christian University!
Jillian says she plans to major in Exercise and Sports Science, and she's thankful for the support that she's received from her family, friends, and school.
Congratulations goes out to Trevor Kernick who signed with the Trinity Valley Community College rodeo program in Athens, Texas recently for a full scholarship.
The Coahoma High School senior plans to earn an ag-business degree at Trinity and then continue his education at Tarleton State University. After college, Trevor plans to join the professional rodeo circuit. This June, he will make his fourth appearance in the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Abilene. Trevor is the son of Greg and Rhonda Kernick.
Photo - Trevor is pictured with Trinity Valley Rodeo Coach Brent Bratton, left.
(Information and photo provided by Coahoma Media.)
04/20/18 Statement from Coahoma ISD concerning Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Fred Dietz:
After leading the Coahoma Bulldog and Bulldogette athletic programs for the past three years, Coach Fred Dietz has announced he has accepted a position in another district for the 2018-2019 school year. Coach Dietz has served as a tremendous leader and role model for the students and student athletes of Coahoma ISD, and will be greatly missed.
Coahoma ISD will conduct a search for a new athletic director with plans to have the new AD in place by June 2018.
Amy Jacobs, Ed.D.
The Varsity Lady Steers Track and Field team placed 6th at the 2018 Area 4-A District 5, 6 Track Meet that was held on Wednesday, April 18th, at Wylie High School. The Men's Varsity Track and Field team placed 2nd.
Congratulations to everyone who participated!! #SteerNation
4/18/18 Team and Individual Results for Big Spring from Area Meet are listed below.
Women's Varsity Team:
The 4 x 400 Relay team of Anissa Ramsey, Falicity Calderon, Samantha Solis, and Mackenzie Rodriques placed 4th with a combined time of 4:18.37.
Lindsey Brooks placed 6th in the 200 M Dash with a time of 26.32.
Alssa Cervantes placed 5th in shot put with a distance of 32'-11 1/4".
Carlie Roberts placed 1st in Discus with a distance of 127'-3" and is also a Regional Qualifier.
Keila Yanez placed 6th in Discus with a distance of 94'-11".
Ajanique Wells placed 1st in High Jump with a height of 5'-2", and Logan Terrazas placed 4th with a height of 4"-10". Both are Regional Qualifiers.
Men's Varsity Team
Cooper Miller placed 2nd in 3200 M Run with a time of 10:49.20. He also placed 2nd in the 1600 M Run with a time of 4:45.41. Regional Qualifier in both events.
John Ibanez placed 3rd in 110 M Hurdles with a time of 15.79. He also placed 3rd in 300 M Hurdles with a time of 42.83. Regional Qualifier in both events.
The 4 x 100 Relay team of Caleb Caldwell, DJ Molina, Alec Espinosa, and Jeremiah Cooley placed 5th with a combined time of 43.81.
The 4 x 200 Relay team of Zachory Shook, DJ Molina, Alec Espinosa, and Caleb Caldwell had a combined time of 1:31.44 and placed 3rd. Regional Qualifiers in this event.
Aaron Martinez placed 1st in the 800 M Run with a time of 2:00.89. He also placed 1st in the 400 M Dash with a time of 50.40. Regional Qualifiers in both events.
The 4 x 400 Relay team of Gene Rodriguez, Alec Espinosa, Caleb Caldwell, and Aaron Martinez placed 1st with a combined time of 3:26:09. Regional Qualifiers for this event.
Jeremiah Cooley placed 2nd in Long Jump with a distance of 22'-4 1/2". Regional Qualifier.
AJ Gonzales placed 1st in Shot Put with a distance of 48'-6", and also placed 1st in Discus with a distance of 147'-6". Regional Qualifier in both events.
Bulldogs shutdown Buffs, April 17, 2018
Final Score: STANTON 1, COAHOMA 11
COAHOMA - Logan Franklin was on fire Tuesday night throwing 7 strikeouts and bringing in 4 RBI to lead the Bulldogs to an 11-1 victory over the Stanton Buffaloes
The Coahoma senior threw a complete game allowing only 1 run from 3 hits and walked 1 batter. At the plate, he went 2-for-3.
Overall, the Bulldog offense had a very good day out hitting the Buffs 9 to 3 for the night. Coahoma brought in 1 run in the first inning, 2 in the third, 1 in the fourth, 6 runs in the fifth and 1 run in the sixth to close out the game.
Heavy hitters for the Bulldogs included Braden Pearson, who brought in 2 RBI; Gage Hill; Adam Clark; Jonathon Schneider; and Zack Schneider, who had 1 RBI each. Franklin, Clark, and Hill all belted out doubles in the game. Clark went 3-for-3 at the plate with 2 runs and Zach Holmes was 2-for-3 at bat and had 3 runs. With the victory, Coahoma is now at 6-2 for District 5 3-A play.
Next: Coahoma will play the Clyde Bulldogs at Clyde. The JV game begins at 4:30 p.m. while the varsity game begins at 7 p.m.
2B, Coahoma - Logan Franklin, Gaige Hill, Adam Clark; SB, Coahoma - Franklin, Clark.
(Information and images provided by Coahoma Media.)
Bulldogettes win against Lady Buffs 10-0, April 17, 2018
Mann hits 3 triples and has 5 RBI for the game
COAHOMA - Jaydan Mann closed out the Coahoma-Stanton softball game Tuesday night by blasting a triple on a fly ball to right field to bring home two runs in the fifth inning. The Bulldogettes won 10-0.
Mann led Coahoma in hits. She went 3-for-4 at the plate and had three triples, 2 runs, and 5 RBI for the game.
A big 6-run, second inning gave the Bulldogettes an early lead while MaKynlee Overton shutdown the Lady Buffs offense at the mound. Overton allowed no runs from 1 hit, had 2 walks with a whopping 11 strikeouts for the game.
Kenzi Canales got Coahoma’s offense rolling in the second when she singled on a grounder to the shortstop on a 0-2 count. That brought in an RBI for the Bulldogettes catcher and the first run of the game. Soon after Mann belted her first of three triples for the day on a 1-2 count and raked in 3 RBI. She didn’t stay on base long as Overton singled on a pop fly to right field giving time for Mann to cross home plate.
Overall, the Bulldogettes were strong at the plate out hitting the Lady Buffs 13 to 1. Coahoma brought in 1 run in the fourth inning and 3 in the fifth to salt away the game. Rounding out the heavy hitters for the night was Lexi Montelongo. She went 2-for-4 and brought in an RBI in the bottom of the fifth when she singled on a line drive to center field allowing time for Ashley Romero to cross home plate.
The Bulldogettes were light-footed in the game. Caitlyn Corley, Ashley Romero, Mann, and Aubry Green all stole a base each.
Next, the Bulldogettes will face the Lady Bulldogs in Clyde on Friday for the last game of district play. The varsity game begins at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for the JV.
2B, Coahoma - MaKynlee Overton, Lexi Montelongo; 3B, Coahoma - Jaydan Mann 3; SB, Coahoma - Jaydan Mann, Ashley Romero, Caitlyn Corley, Aubrey Green.
(Information and photos provided by Coahoma Media.)
Earlier today, Stephen Mackey, Founder of 2Words Character Development, spoke to numerous Big Spring ISD student athletes at the ATC. 2Words Character Development is a character development system in which they partner with athletic departments across the United States to help them create and implement an intentional character development plan for their athletic department with the goal of connecting the dots between sports and life. Mackey stated that in doing so, it helps to create not only champions but also better people who will be able to carry success to other areas of their life off the field as well.
“Every week a character trait of the week is defined and described by two words, and those two words becomes a pneumonic and a theme for the week that coaches and athletes can use during the week and can draw back on in difficult times or in situations as they move forward in life they can always draw back on the anchor point of those two words,” says Mackey.
During his speech, Mackey stressed to the athletes that they are the most powerful person in their world because they have the power to make their own choices. He noted that making the right choices every day, again and again, eventually lead to these little choices adding up to success. If they can do this on the field, they can carry this success over into other aspects of their life.
Big Spring High School Athletic Director Mitch McLemore stated that he reached out to Mackey on a recommendation from another coach at the district meeting. The athletic program has been using the 2Word curriculum for the past 4 weeks, and the kids have been responding extremely well to the program.
“I felt that the presentation was really motivational to us because it’s coming from someone who’s really been through it,” said C.J. Harris, a Sophomore at BSHS who plays football, basketball, and runs track.
Harris took advantage of the opportunity to meet Mackey and told KBest News that he’s a fan of Mackey’s 2Word Character Development program. When asked what he likes about it, he stated, “It shows you that you don’t have to grow up in the best home to be successful, and I respect that.”
Mackey is a first-generation college graduate who’s earned a Bachelors of Science in Recreation Parks and Tourism Science with a Youth Development emphasis from Texas A&M University, and a Masters Degree in Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a character development coach, motivational speaker, and a husband and father. Mackey’s West Texas tour continued on with Seminole this afternoon and will lead to Lubbock tomorrow.
The Hawks Baseball team hosted doubleheaders against New Mexico Military Institute on Friday and Saturday. The Hawks were able to sweep NMMI both days in all four games. Final scores are listed as follows:
Friday, April 13th
Game 1 - (W) 19-12
Game 2 - (W) 24-22
Saturday, April 14th
Game 1 - (W) 13-1
Game 2 - (W) 11-10
The Hawks Softball team hosted a doubleheader against Odessa College on Saturday. The Hawks won Game 1 with a final score of 2-1, and won the second game 11-4. #HC Hawk Athletics
(Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
Final Score: COAHOMA 3, MERKEL 1
Kamri Kemper went 2-for-4 at the plate with 1 RBI to help lead the Bulldogettes to their seventh victory in Class 5 3A softball district play Friday night in Merkel. Coahoma won the game 3-1 against the Lady Badgers.
Pitchers from both sides controlled the game keeping hits down to 5 each for both teams. MaKynlee Overton went 7 innings on the mound for the Bulldogs allowing only 1 run from 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 1. Brookelynn Casper was just as tough for the Lady Badgers. She allowed 3 runs from 5 hits, walked 3 and struck out 5 batters.
Merkel jumped out to a slight led early in the game earning a run in the first inning. Both teams remained scoreless through the next four innings then Coahoma came up with strong 2-run fifth inning. The Bulldogettes added one more to the scoreboard with a run in the seventh and then ended the game with three quick outs when it came to their turn on the field.
Coahoma is now 7-1 in district play and 15-2 for the season.
Next, the Bulldogettes will host the Stanton Lady Buffaloes for their last home game of district play on Tuesday. The varsity game begins at 5 p.m. and the JV game is set to start at 6:30 p.m.
2B, Coahoma - Kamri Kemper, Kenzi Canales, SB, Coahoma - Kamri Kemper, Jaydan Mann
BASEBALL - Bulldogs blow out Badgers 11-3
FINAL SCORE: Coahoma 11, Merkel 3
The Coahoma varsity baseball team earned its third straight win Friday with an 11-3 blowout against the Merkel Badgers thanks to heavy hitting by the Bulldog offense.
Zack Schneider blasted an inside the park home run on a fly ball to right field in the seventh inning to cap off a very profitable day for the Bulldog offense at the plate.
The Bulldog onslaught began in the first inning when Braden Pearson double on a line drive to right field which allowed Zach Holmes to score the first run.
After the second inning, the Bulldogs led 5-1 thanks to Gaige Hill, Seth Brooks, and Logan Franklin while Braden Pearson shut down the Badger offense at the plate. The Coahoma standout allowed only 1 run from 4 hits, walked 1 and struck out 3 over four innings to stifle the Badgers.
The game slowed down offensively for both sides during two scoreless innings then the Bulldogs cemented the win with big 4-run fifth inning. Bracy Bacon led off for Coahoma belting a double on a line drive to left field allowing time for Hill to score. Heavy hitting by Jonathon Schneider, Zach Holmes, and Pearson led to the fruitful inning for the Bulldogs.
Coahoma notched two more runs from a single by Adam Clark in the sixth and Z. Schneider’s home run in the seventh to close out the match.
Holmes led the Bulldogs at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with 2 runs 1 RBI and 1 walk. Brooks went 3-for-5 and brought in 1 RBI. Pearson and Franklin collected 2 RBI each for the game.
Pearson was credited with the win for the Bulldogs. Franklin took over at the mound as relief in the fifth. He allowed 1 run over 0 hits, walked 1 and struck out 4. Holmes closed out the game for the Bulldogs in the seventh.
Next, the Bulldogs will be at home when they take on the Stanton Buffaloes Tuesday. The JV game begins at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity starts at 7 p.m.
2B, Coahoma - Pearson, Bracy Bacon; 3B, Merkle - Zach Owens, J. Foss; HR, Coahoma - Zack Schneider
(Information provided by Coahoma Media.)
COAHOMA SOFTBALL UPDATE, 04/06/18
Bulldogettes win 5-1 over Lady Indians on 04/06/18.
Final Score: JIM NED 1, COAHOMA 5
The Bulldogettes jumped out to an early lead over the Jim Ned Lady Indians and continued hold the line to win 5-1 Friday evening.
The victory improves Coahoma’s district record to 6-1 and 14-2 for the season. Coahoma had 12 hits in the game compared to Jim Ned’s 5. Lexi Montelongo, Jaydan Mann, Raegan Deel, MaKayla Overton, and Kenzi Canales all had 2 hits each for the Bulldogettes. Caitlyn Corley led the Coahoma team in RBIs. She collected 2 during the match. Montelongo, Kamri Kemper, and MaKayla Overton brought in 1 RBI apiece.
MaKynlee Overton went 7 full innings for Bulldogettes on the mound. She allowed 1 run over 5 hits, struck out 5, walked 1, and faced 25 batters. She threw 75 pitches and got 52 strikes.
(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
COAHOMA BASEBALL UPDATE - 04/06/18
Bulldogs win over Indians on April 6th.
Final Score: JIM NED 2, COAHOMA 9
Zach Holmes hit a triple in the fifth inning igniting the Bulldog offense to a 9-2 victory over the Jim Ned Indians during a chilly and windy West Texas Friday night.
The Coahoma High School standout went 4-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBI, 2 runs, and 2 stolen bases for the match.
Holmes worked his magic when the Bulldogs needed it most. Heading into the fifth, the Coahoma team was down by 1 run before Holmes knocked in the RBI to knot the score at 2-all. Coahoma left the frame ahead of the Indians 4-2 thanks to a sacrifice by Logan Franklin to bring Braden Pearson across home plate and Holmes, who scored on a wild pitch.
Leading off for Coahoma’s heavy hitters in the sixth was Zack Schneider who blasting a double on a line drive to right field. Schneider, Holmes, Seth Brooks, and Franklin all had RBIs in the inning.
Franklin is credited for the win. He pitched 6 ? innings for the match, allowed 2 runs from 4 hits, walked 5, and struck out six. Franklin earned 65 strikes from 111 pitches. Holmes came in as relief in the sixth.
Z. Schneider and Landon Grant both went 2-for-3 and had 2 runs. With the victory, the Bulldogs improve to 4-2 in District 5 3A play and 7-11-2 for the season.
Next: The Bulldogs will travel to Merkel Friday to take on the Badgers. The JV will play at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game begins at 7 p.m.
2B, Coahoma - Zack Schneider; 3B, Coahoma, Zach Holmes; SB, Coahoma - Zach Holmes (2), Pearson (1), Jaedan Stanislaus (1), Seth Brooks (1); Jim Ned - J. Thornmyer (1).
(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
Big Spring Lady Steers won 6-4 over the Sweetwater Mustangs and the Steers lost 5-2. The next game for the Steers will be Senior Night on Tuesday, April 10th, against Midland Christian at 7 PM.
The Lady Steers won't play again until Friday, April 13th, at Brownwood. Varsity game begins at 5 PM and Steers will play at 7 PM.
(Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
Robert "Bob" Miller, the 72-year-old local Big Spring attorney, competed in the NASTAR (National Standard Race) National Championship in Squaw Valley, California last month. He competed along side with his daughter, Paula Valli Gilheany of Round Rock, a Big Spring High School graduate of the Class of 1986. Miller competed in the Male 70-74 category, and Gilheany competed in the Female 45-49 category.
Rainy weather that occurred in Squaw Valley on Wednesday, March 21st, kept skiers off the mountain on Thursday, and on Friday, March 23rd, only the bottom half of the mountain was open because the ski lift could not be used.
Miller had a reported time of 25.21 seconds on his first run on Friday, and he stated that his skis end up slipping out from under him on the second run, causing him to crash into a gate. He stated that he had not been injured, but was thankful that he was wearing a helmet.
On Saturday, March 24th, Miller decided to take his time and ensure that he completed his race safely. Even though he didn't medal this year, he was happy to return home without injury.
His daughter, Gilheany, had placed 3rd in her age group.
(Photo 1: Gilheany and Miller, photo 2: Miller at the starting gate with other competitors. Photos provided by Bob Miller.)
Yesterday, the Big Spring Golf Teams completed Round 3 of the District play. Nolan Otto and Abbey Bryan will continue on to Regionals.
Tonight is Senior Night for the Big Spring Steer Baseball team and they'll be playing Midland Christian. Senior Ceremonies begin at 7:06 PM and the first pitch will be thrown out at 7:33 PM.
Don't forget you can also listen to that game brought to you LIVE by the KBest Broadcasting team of Garett Parrish and Greg "Steak" Salisbury on KBest 95.7 FM.
The Varsity Lady Steers finished 3rd at the District 5-4A track meet. The JV finished as District Champions.
AREA QUALIFIERS ---BIG SPRING LADY STEERS AREA QULIFIERS
Aliana Beserra- 4x2,4x4
Anissa Ramsey- 4x2,4x4
Rachel McAlister- 4X2
Lindsey Brooks- 4X2,200
Falicity Calderon- 4x4
Mackenzie Rodriques- 4x4
Kailey Mathews- Long Jump, Alt.
Aissa Cervantes- Shot Put
Keila Yanez- Shot Put, Discus
Carlie Roberts- Discus
Ajanique Wells- High Jump
Logan Terrazas- High Jump
The Area meet is Wednesday April 18th, at Abilene Wylie.
Junior High Track Update -
Be advised that the Junior High District Track Meet in Snyder at Tiger Stadium has been change to this Thursday, April, 12th.
On Friday, April 6th, the Howard College Hawks Softball team played Western Texas College and won 8-3 in the first game. The Hawks Softball team won the next game, as well, 10-1. Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.
The Coahoma track team had an outstanding day at the 5-3A District Meet Thursday, April 5, 2018, where three individual members and three teams qualify for area contest.
Qualifying individually were MaKynlee Overton, 3rd in Shot Put; Joe Manning, 4th in Triple Jump and in 300m Hurdles, and Julia Canales, 4th in 300m Hurdles. Teams moving on to area were Brice Martin, Joe Manning, Sean Striegler, and Josh Grimsley, 4th in the 4x400m Relay; Lexi Montelongo, Caitlyn Corley, Sydney Rinard, and Ashley Romero, 4th in the 4x200m Relay; and Caitlyn Corley, Julia Canales, Sydney Rinard, and Lexi Montelongo, 4th in the 4x400m Relay.
Overall, Coahoma High School had strong representation at the meet with more than 60 among the competition. Area will be held April 18th in Jim Ned.
5 3-A District Track Meet @ Stanton, April 6, 2018
Individual results (Coahoma only)
800m Run: 10th, Christian Klug, 2:27.93; 13th, Jaedan Stanislaus, 2:37.13
100m Hurdles: 7th, Joe Manning, 18.58
300m Hurdles: 4th, Joe Manning, 43.53
4x100m Relay: 5th - Tommy Holmes, Zack Schneider, Sean Striegler, Braden Pearson, 45.83
4x200m Relay: 5th - Sean Striegler, Joshua Grimsley, Zack Schneider, Gage Burdell, 1:38.86
4x400m Relay: 4th - Brice Martin, Joe Manning, Sean Striegler, Joshua Grimsley, 3:50.99
Long Jump: 7th, Sean Striegler, 18-08.00
Triple Jump: 4th, Joe Manning, 3-11.00; 5th, Sean Striegler, 38-09.50
1600m Run: 6th, Austyn Montgomery, 6:19.00.
3200m Run: 5th, Austyn Montgomery, 13:25.57
100m Hurdles: 5th, Julia Canales, 18.62
300m Hurdles: 4th, Julia Canales, 52.00
400x100m Relay: 5th - Alexandra Montelongo, Caitlyn Corley, Sydney Rinard, Ashley Romero, 54.75.
4x200m Relay: 4th - Caitlyn Corley, Ashley Romero, Sydney Rinard, Alexandra Montelongo, 1:58.19
4x400m Relay: 4th - Caitlyn Corley, Julia Canales, Sydney Rinard, and Alexandra Montelongo, 4:52.52
High Jump: 7th, MaKynlee Overton, 4-06.00
Shot Put: 3rd, MaKynlee Overton, 30-10.75; 5th, Kirah Kimball, 28-10.00; 7th, Raegan Deel, 28-03.00.
Discus Throw: 5th, MaKayla Overton, 76-07
Boys Junior Varsity
200m Dash: 5th, Steven Erives, 26.15
800m Run: 5th, Isaiah Martin, 2:27.48; 8th, Rodney Mize, 2:32.37
1600m Run: 3rd, Jorge Bachiller, 5:37.67; 9th, William McMurray, 6:27.39
3200m Run: 2nd, Jorge Bachiller, 12:50.99; 6th, William McMurray, 15:17.40
4x100m Relay: 6th - Isaac Murillo, D’Kota Harrison, Kyler Corbin, Steven Erives, 49.93
4x200m Relay: 6th - D’Kota Harrison, Kyler Corbin, Brant Gartman, Isaiah Martin, 1:44.16
4x400m Relay: 4th - D’Kota Harrison, Nicolas Biddison, Ethan Biddison, Isaiah Martin, 4:01.18
Long Jump: 7th, Isaac Murillo, 16-07.50
Triple Jump: 4th, Isaiah Martin, 34-02.50
Shot Put: 4th, Cody Salias, 33-11.25
Girls Junior Varsity
100m Dash: 6th, Providence Dickson, 15:42
200m Dash: 5th, Meagan Lopez, 32.77; 6th, Genesis Olivas, 33.03
400m Dash, 6th, Layla Salinas, 1:16.83
800m Run: 6th, Layla Salinas, 3:08.73; 8th, Genesis Olivas, 3:24.78; 9th, Megan McDonald, 3:35.47.
1600m Run: 7th, Chasity Burgans, 7:26.52; 8th, Sophia Salinas, 7:55.20; and Alexandra Ramirez, 7:59.41.
Long Jump: 4th, Meagan Lopez, 12-06.50
Triple Jump: 5th, Providence Dickson, 26-11.50; 7th, Peyton Woods, 26-03.25
Shot Put: 5th, Abigail Lopez, 23-01.25
Discus Throw: 2nd, Abigail Lopez, 74-03
(Information and photos provided by Coahoma Media.)
Howard College Hawks Baseball and Softball teams hosted games over the weekend.
The Hawks Baseball team played double headers against Frank Phillips College on both Friday, March 30th, and Saturday, March 31st. The Hawks won 3 of the four games. Here are their results:
Hawks Baseball v. Frank Phillips
Game 1: (W) 12-0; Game 2: (L) 5-6
Game 1: (W) 22-4; Game 2: (W) 14-5
The Hawks Softball team played a double header against Clarendon Community College on Friday, March 30th, and another double header against Frank Phillips College on Saturday, March 31st. They also won 3 of the 4 games from this weekend. Their results are listed below:
3/30/18: Hawks Softball v. Clarendon Community College
Game 1 - (W) 7-3; Game 2: (L) 4-5
3/31/18: Hawks Softball v. Frank Phillips College
Game 1: (W) 27-1; Game 2: (W) 9-1
Photos are provided courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Austyn Montgomery, Ethan Biddison, and Nicolas Biddison earned first place medals in their respective events at the Lone Wolf Relays held Thursday in Colorado City.
Montgomery, a sophomore on the girls varsity team, continues to shine on the track especially in the 1600m and 3200m run events. She earned first in the 1600m Run with a time of 6:04.14, which was a full 3 seconds faster than her nearest competitor. In the 3200m Run, Montgomery came in second with a time of 13:30.3.
Fellow teammate Kirah Kimball tied for second in the shot put event. She threw 28’9”.
Ethan Biddison and Nicolas Biddison led the Coahoma boys JV team to a strong fifth place finish at the meet. Nicolas placed first in the 800m Run with a time of 2:13.87, 5 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Ethan Biddison earned a medal in the 400m Dash crossing the line at the 57.26 mark which was enough for first place. Rounding out the top finishers for the JV team is Jorge Bachiller who placed second in the 3200m Run with a time of 13:03.08 and third in the 1600m Run with a time of 5:40.17.
The varsity boys team placed 10th and the varsity girls team placed ninth overall at the Colorado City relay. Next, the Coahoma track team heads to district contest in Stanton this Thursday.
Individual results (Coahoma only) from the Lone Wolf Relays on March 29, 2018 @ Colorado City
Triple Jump: 5th, Joe Manning, 37-4 ¾
Long Jump: 5th, Sean Stiegler, 18-3; 6th Gage Burdell, 18-2
300m Hurdles, 4th, Joe Manning, 44.15
Shot Put: 2nd - tie, Kirah Kimball, 28-9
3200m Run: 2nd, Austyn Montgomery, 13:30.43
100m Dash: 6th, Elizabeth Dunlap, 13:37
1600m Run, 1st, Austyn Montgomery, 6:04.14
Long Jump: 5th, Nicolas Biddison, 16-2
High Jump: 6th, Patrick Guiterrez, 95-1
3200m Run, 2nd, Jorge Bachiler, 13:03.08; 6th Chance McMurray, 15:56.09
Triple Jump: 5th, Isaiah Martin, 33-4
800m Run: 1st, Nicolas Biddison, 2:13.87
400m Dash: 1st, Ethan Biddison, 57.26
1600m Run: 3rd, Jorge Bachillar, 5:40.17
(Information and photo provided by Coahoma Media.)
The Odessa Jackalopes will be honoring SWCID Athletics and their athletes on Saturday, April 7th. SWCID, which stands for Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf, is a part of the Howard College system and it’s campus is located in Big Spring.
Coach Roderica Johnson, SWCID Athletic Director, stated that a couple of the students will drop the puck at the beginning of the game, and they'll be introduced during half-time. The students will also get to sign cheers and it will be displayed on the big screen for the crowd.
When asked what her favorite part of being a part of the SWCID Athletics program, Coach Johnson stated, "Just being involved and trying to get our name out there, and seeing the best out of all of the student athletes."
She went on to say "Typically a lot of student athletes feel that maybe they're not worth being on a team or anything like that, and I'm the person who wants to bring that uniqueness out of them as a player."
The game will be played at the Ector County Coliseum, also known as "The Jack Shack" and the game begins at 7:11 PM.
Tickets will be sold for $4 each, and attendees can take advantage of a special meal deal – hot dog, bag of popcorn, and 20 oz. drink all for only $8, which is a discounted from the normal price of $10.50; but it should be noted that you will only be able to take advantage of these prices by contacting Coach Johnson at 432-264-3734 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bulldogs vs Bulldogs @ Coahoma
March 29, 2018
CLYDE 10, COAHOMA 0
The Coahoma baseball team lost to Clyde 10-0 Friday night in Coahoma as the two teams met for the third game of district play.
Coahoma’s Zach Holmes, Braden Pearson, Adam Clark, Landon Grant, and Jonathon Schneider all had one hit a piece for the Bulldogs. Grant was the starting pitcher for the Bulldogs. He allowed 9 runs over 3 hits, walked 6, and struck out 3. He got 49 strikes from 100 pitches over 4 innings. Pearson came in as relief to pitch for the rest of the game. He allowed 1 run over 1 hit, and walked one.
The Clyde Bulldogs scattered their runs all throughout the game for the win. The game was called in the fifth.
Next, Coahoma will face the Wolves at the Mitchell County Sports Complex in Colorado City Tuesday. The game begins at 7 p.m. The JV game begins at 4:30 p.m.
Bulldogettes vs. Lady Bulldogs
March 29, 2018
No. 6 CLYDE 6, No. 7 COAHOMA 1
The Bulldogettes fell to the Lady Bulldogs after an evening of hard-hitting softball action between two state-ranked teams Thursday in Coahoma. The No. 6 Clyde team took the match 6-1.
With a 0-2 count, Bulldogette catcher Kenzi Canales blasted an out-of-the-park home run in the bottom of the 7th to bring in the only score of the night for Coahoma. Canales made 2 hits from 3 at bats with 1 run and one RBI.
Overall, batters found success at the plate at the Coahoma softball field. A total of 24 hits were recorded for the game with 9 from Coahoma and 15 from Clyde, however, both teams found difficulties getting runners across home plate.
Clyde jumped out to an early lead with a 6-0 advantage by the end of the third inning. Carissa Gordon dealt the most damage to the Bulldogettes when she belted a double on a 3-2 count that brought in 3 runs for the Lady Bulldogs in the second. By the fourth inning, the Coahoma team had regrouped and came up with several strong defensive plays to keep Clyde from adding to the scoreboard.
The Lady Bulldogs were just as tough on the field led by solid pitching from Kaitlyn Turner, who allowed 1 run from 9 hits and struck out 5 in the game. Both teams left players stranded on base in multiply innings.
The Bulldogettes will have a chance to face the Lady Bulldogs again on April 20 this time in Clyde.
MaKynlee Overton started for the Bulldogettes on the mound. She allowed six runs over 15 hits, walked 3 and struck out 3 more over 7 innings of play. She got 70 strikes from 113 pitches.
Teammates Lexi Montelongo and Kamri Kemper both went 2 for 4 at bat. Rounding out the top hitters from Coahoma, Cassie Grant went 2 for 3 including a double and Jaydan Mann belted a double for the match in the seventh inning.
Coahoma’s record now stands at 4-1 for 5-3A district play and 12-2 for the season. Next: Coahoma hosts the Colorado City Lady Wolves at home Tuesday. Varsity plays at 5 p.m.
2B, Coahoma - Cassie Grant, Jaydan Mann, Clyde - Carissa Gordon; HR, Coahoma, Kenzi Canales; SB, Coahoma - MaKynlee Overton (1).
Both Big Spring teams hosted home games against the Snyder Tigers last night. The Varsity Lady Steers lost 3-4 to the Tigers, and the Varsity Baseball team lost 1-4. Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Bulldogettes dominate Stanton 11-0, Bulldogettes vs. Lady Buffaloes @ Stanton on March 27, 2018
No. 7 COAHOMA 11 , STANTON 0
Big innings in the third and fifth and another solid outing on the mound by Coahoma pitcher MaKynlee Overton contributed to the 11-0 victory against the Lady Buffs on their own turf.
MaKayla Overton had an outstanding day at bat going 3 for 3 at the plate with a double, a triple, 2 runs, and an RBI to help lead the Bullodgettes to their fourth straight district win Tuesday night.
The Bulldogettes pounded out 10 hits for 11 runs with 5 in the third and 6 in the fifth. Kamri Kemper, MaKynlee Overton and Cassie Grant all brought in 2 RBIs a piece. Kemper went 2 for 3 at bat and had 1 run.
Caitlyn Corley got an RBI from a sacrifice groundout that allowed Illiana Sandoval time to score. Jaydan Mann, who went 2 for 4 at bat and had 2 runs, tripled in the fifth inning.
Throwing her fourth shutout of the season, MaKynlee Overton earned the win for the Bulldogettes on the mound. She allowed zero runs over 1 hit, walked 1 and had 9 strikeouts. She got 41 strikes from 58 pitches thrown over five innings. Coahoma’s season record is now at 12-1.
Next, the No. 7th ranked Coahoma Bulldogettes will face off against the No. 6 ranked team in the state for Class 3A, the Clyde Lady Bulldogs, Thursday at Coahoama. The varsity game begins at 5 p.m. with the JV match to follow at 6:30 p.m.
MaKynlee Overton -W; 2B -MaKayla Overton; 3B - MaKayla Overton; Jaydan Mann; SB, Illiana Sandoval (1), Ashley Romero (1).
(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
Bulldogs blow past Buffaloes, 10-4 - Bulldogs vs Buffaloes @ Stanton on March 27, 2018
Final Score: COAHOMA 10 , STANTON 4
The Coahoma Bulldogs improved their district record to 2-1 Tuesday night with a resounding victory against the Stanton Buffaloes.
Logan Franklin was deadly on offense for Coahoma hitting 2 for 3 with a double. He had 3 RBIs and 1 run. Franklin was also a major asset on the mound allowing 4 runs from 3 hits, 2 walks and 11 strikeouts. He went 6 ? innings earning 74 strikes from 114 pitches. Landon Grant came in as relief to get the last out of the game.
Stanton was leading 4-1 by the third inning but Coahoma narrowed the deficit to 1 run in the fourth. A big 7-run inning in the fifth salted away the game for Coahoma.
Braden Pearson led the Bulldogs at bat. He went 3 for 4 at the plate, had 1 run and 2 RBIs for the game. Zack Schneider went 2 for 4 and had 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Jonathon Schneider also had 2 RBIs.
Overall, the Bulldogs are now 5-10-2 for the season.
Next, the Coahoma will host Clyde on Thursday. The JV game begins at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game will follow at 7 p.m.
Logan Franklin - W; 2B - Franklin; SB - Z. Holmes (1); Franklin (1)
(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The 14th Annual Hoops, Dreams and Goals tips off tomorrow, March 29th at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum in Big Spring. Carolyn Easter, with West Texas Centers, advised that the basketball tournament event is meant to bring awareness of people who’ve been diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She stated that March has always been the month when they've celebrated the awareness of the people that they serve and since the March Madness basketball tournaments are a big part of the month they decided to combine the two.
"The people that we serve enjoy playing basketball and what better way to bring the consumers together from all of our areas, our 23 counties, to play the game, to have fun, to enjoy the competition and just to make it their special day and bring awareness to them," said Easter.
The 10 basketball teams, surrounded by pep squads, cheerleaders and coaches will make their grand entrance down the ramp to the home floor of the Howard College Hawks and Lady Hawks beginning at 8:30 a.m. They will be led by the Big Spring High School Drumline and the Howard College Cheerleaders.
Before the tournament begins, a meaningful dedication and name-changing ceremony will take place that will change the tournament's name to the Darrell E. Smith Hoops, Dreams and Goals Basketball Tournament.
Teams will then compete throughout the day along with those from the Betty Hardwick Center, Permian Basin Community Centers, and MHMR Services for the Concho Valley.
Not only is the event fun for the participants but since the first year, it has grown to include pep squads, cheerleaders and numerous fans who watch throughout the day. Every team competes for the coveted “Spirit Stick” award for showing the most spirit, which is awarded to the teams and fans who show the most enthusiasm throughout the day.
When asked why this event was so special to West Texas Centers, Easter stated that it was a time when they get to bring awareness to the people that they serve on the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities side of the West Texas Centers.
She went on to say, "Just because a person has been diagnosed with a disability does not mean that they cannot participate in things that are in the community like a basketball tournament, cheerleading, or yelling for their team, and learning all kinds of things that they can do like working and their goals toward independence."
"It's just bringing that awareness to the individuals to let them know that they're people too," said Easter of the event. "They have dreams and goals just like we do," she continued, "and so we share that with them in a game of hoops."
Congratulations to Justin Ormsby for finishing 2nd at the State Powerlifting Meet in 132 lb class on March 24th, 2018!!
According to Head Powerlifting Coach Chris McWilliams, Ormsby, a Senior at Big Spring High School, went in to State ranked 4th. Coach McWilliams also stated, "Words cannot describe how proud I am of Justin – extremely hard-working, mature, and very coachable."
Here are his results:
Squat – 440 lbs. (tied his personal best)
Bench – 220 lbs. (personal best)
Deadlift – 460 lbs. (personal best)
Total – 1120 lbs. (personal best)
Coahoma High School sophomore Austin Montgomery turned in another impressive performance on the track this time at the Caprock Bold Gold Relays in Post Friday.
The varsity runner raked in two medals, 1st in the 3200m run with a time of 13:23.06 and 2nd in the 1500m Run crossing the line at the 5:05.67.2 mark.
Fellow teammate Joe Manning was equally impressive placing 2nd in the 300m Hurdles. He ran the race in 44.35.
For overall team standings, the varsity boys team placed 12th, the girls varsity placed 10th, and the boys junior varsity placed 11th out a very large field of competitors. Next, the Coahoma team will compete in Colorado City Thursday.
Individual results (Coahoma only), Caprock Bold Gold Relay at Post High School on March 23, 2018
110m Hurdles: 11th, Joe Manning, 18.90; 13th, Braxton Chandler, 19.98.
100m Dash: 18th, Brice Martin, 12.32; 24th, Sean Striegler, 12.56; 32, Keagan Dobbs, 12.83
4x200m Relay, 10th, Coahoma, Aleksander Duenes, Joshua Grimsely, Braxton Chandler, Gage Burdell, 1.41.60.
400m Dash: 14th, Brice Martin, 55.07; 26th, Sean Striegler, 59.62; 29th, Keegan Dobbs, 1:02.30.
300m Hurdles: 2nd, Joe Manning, 44.35; 26th, Braxton Chandler, 48.03.
200m Dash: 17th, Joshua Grimsley, 24.88; 27th, Gage Burdell, 26.19; 29th, Keegan Dobbs, 26.99.
4x400m Relay: 8th, Coahoma, Brice Martin, Joe Manning, Aleksander Duenes, Sean Striegler, 3:45.95.
Long Jump: 8th, Brice Martin, 18-08.25; 12th, Sean Striegler, 18-05.00; Gage Burdell, 18-05.00
3200m Run: 1st, Austyn Montgomery, 13:23.06
100m Dash: 20th, Elizabeth Dunlap, 14.86; 22, Julia Mashburn, 15.05
300m Hurdles: 26th, Kathryn Manning, 1:05.96.
200m Dash: 21st, Julia Mashburn, 31.04; 23rd, Elizabeth Dunlap, 31.32
1500m Run: 2nd: Austyn Montgomery, 5:05.67.
Long Jump: 23rd, Peyton Woods, 12-00.50.
Triple Jump: 17th, Kathryn Manning, 23-11.00; 23rd, Julia Mashburn, 23-00.00.
*Boys Junior Varsity*
4x100m Relay: 8th, Coahoma, D’Kota Harrison, Ethan Biddison, Kyler Corbin, Steven Erives, 48.77
100m Dash: 18th, Kyler Corbin, 12.95; 26th, Corbin Blair, 13.61.
400m Dash: 12, Ethan Biddison, 59.09; 21st, Nicolas Biddison, 1:02.08; 22nd, D’Kota Harrison, 1:02.28.
200m Dash: 26th, Isaiah Martin, 27.53; 27th, Rodney Mize, 27.54.
4x400m Relay: 10th, Coahoma, D’Kota Harrison, Ethan Biddison, Nicolas Biddison, Kyler Corbin, 4:14.78.
Long Jump: 7th, Nicolas Biddison, 7-02.00; 187th, Isaiah, Martin, 15-05.50; 22nd, Kyler Corbin, 14-06.75.
Triple Jump: 16th, Isaiah Martin, 33-11.75; 21st, D’Kota Harrison, 31-02.75.
(Photos by Rising Star Photography and information provided by Coahoma Media.)
Coahoma standout Mason Moore placed first in the individual medal standings at the Garden City High School Invitational by firing off a round of 79 during a windy West Texas day of golf.
The Coahoma senior’s outstanding performance on the 18-hole course led the boys team to an 8th place finish with a mark of 424. That was just one stroke behind Sterling City’s No. 2 team at the tournament which was held at the Big Spring Country Club Monday.
Tyler McFall had a solid performance on the links for the Bulldogs. He fired off a round of 104. Taylor Barnes, Cutter Atkins, and Aaron Turnbough also played well for Coahoma. Barnes penciled in a round of 114 while Atkins and Turnbough shot 127 and 132 respectively.
Garden City No. 1 boys team finished first with a score of 370 edging out the nearest competitor Stanton by 18 strokes. Garden City No. 2 and Rankin No. 1 teams finished third and fourth with marks of 399 and 401 respectively.
For the Coahoma girls team, Providence Dickson and Kirah Kimball had solid outings on the course. Dickson shot 128 on the links while Kimball carded a round of 137.
Garden City High School Invitational
Big Spring Country Club
March 19, 2018
Individual Standings (Coahoma only)
Mason Moore - 79
Tyler McFall - 104
Taylor Barnes - 114
Cutter Atkins - 127
Aaron Turnbough - 132
Providence Dickson - 128
Kirah Kimball - 137
Boys medalist standings
1st, Mason Moore - Coahoma - 79
2nd, Ricky Cura - Rankin No. 1 - 82
3rd, Ryan Weeks - New Home - 82
4th, Blake Snellgrove - Stanton - 86
5th, Hagan Halfmann - Garden City No. 1 - 88
Boys team Standing
1st, Garden City No. 1 - 370
2nd, Stanton - 338
3rd, Garden City No. 2 - 399
4th, Ranking No. 1 - 401
5th, Sterling City No. 1 - 407
5th, Klondike - 407
7th, Sterling City No. 2 - 423
8th, Coahoma - 424
9th, Grady - 445
10th, Westbrook - 448
Carlie Roberts had an outstanding day at the Girls State Powerlifting Meet this past weekend in Waco – here are her results:
Squat – 350 lbs
Bench – 190 lbs (personal best)
Deadlift – 400 lbs (personal best)
Total – 940 lbs (personal best)
Head Powerlifting Coach Chris McWilliams stated, "I am so proud of Carlie, and the work she has put in this year to make it back to the State Meet, and to continue to improve!"
According to BSHS Head Powerlifting Coach Chris McWilliams, 10 Big Spring boys powerlifters competed in the Boys Regional Powerlifting Meet this past weekend in Sundown. Here are the results:
Ivan Delgado placed 6th in the 242 lb class – Ivan had personal best lifts in the Squat (560 lbs), Bench (310 lbs), and Total (1,300 lbs)
Jordan Dunn placed 6th in the Superheavyweight class – Jordan had personal best lifts in the Squat (605 lbs), Bench (355 lbs), and Total (1,440 lbs)
Mattox Evans placed 8th in the 114 lb class – Mattox had a personal best lift in the Bench (115 lbs)
Cruz Martinez placed 8th in the 123 lb class – Cruz had personal best lifts in the Deadlift (270 lbs) and Total (270 lbs)
Sean Mendoza placed 7th in the 123 lb class – Sean had personal best lifts in the Squat (295 lbs), Bench (145 lbs), and Total (750 lbs)
Morris Norman placed 7th in the 114 lb class – Morris had personal best lifts in the Squat (190 lbs), Bench (150 lbs), Deadlift (270 lbs), and Total (615 lbs)
Bryson Ovalle placed 4th in the 123 lb class
Joshua Lopez placed 7th in the 132 lb class – Joshua had personal best lifts in the Deadlift (335 lbs) and Total (790 lbs)
Jared Paredez placed 3rd in the 114 lb class – Jared had a personal best lift in the Squat (295 lbs) – with his 3rd place finish, Jared is a State Meet Alternate Lifter, and will be traveling to the State Meet in Abilene
Justin Ormsby won the 132 lb class and is the Regional Champion – Justin had a personal best lift in the Squat (440 lbs) – Justin will be competing in the State Meet in Abilene
Coach McWilliams went on to say, "I am so proud of our Steer athletes! Not only am I proud of our Regional Qualifiers, but am proud of all of our young men who powerlifted this year. The future is bright for Big Spring Steer Powerlifting!"
Howard College Hawks landed 5 student athletes on the men’s and women’s Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) all conference and Region V all region teams for their efforts in the 2017-2018 season.
For the Hawk women, Corbyn Cunningham, the 5’9” freshman guard from Albuquerque, New Mexico was selected to the WJCAC all-conference team. Cunningham started 30 games for the Hawks, averaging 29.6 minutes per game. She shot 42.5% from the field and 73.3% from the free throw line for the season while average 9 rebounds and 12.7 points per game.
Additionally, Kaki Simpson, a freshman guard from Amarillo, Texas was tagged for honorable mention recognition in the WJCAC. Simpson started 32 games for the Hawks averaging 34.6 minutes per game. She shot 31.4% from the field with a 30.5% 3-point average and 80% from the line. She averaged 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
The Hawk women ended the season 5-9 conference record.
The Hawk men had 3 student athletes, Amari McCray, Jeremy Hayes, and Jake Hutchings, recognized for conference/regional honors.
McCray, a 6’9” sophomore from Ruston, LA, was nabbed for the all-conference team, WJCAC Co-Defensive player of the year and Region V all-region team. McCray started 24 games for the Hawks averaging 21.5 minutes per game. He finished the season with a 58.1% field goal percentage and a 68.8% free throw percentage while averaging 5.2 rebounds and 10.6 points per game.
Hayes, a 6’3” sophomore from Baton Rouge, LA hit the all-conference and Region V all-region roster as well as being named WJCAC Newcomer of the Year. Hayes started 31 games in the season and averaged 16 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He shot 42.7% from the field, 39.1% from 3-point range and 82.5% from the charity stripe.
Last but not least, Hutchings, a 6’6” sophomore from Las Vegas, NV was also selected to the all-conference team. He was a 3-point “go-to” guy shooting 50.8% from 3-point range while hitting 53.5% from the field and 78.8% from the free throw line. He averaged 3.9 rebounds and 13.8 points per game.
“We are proud of our players and the way the represented Howard College this season,” said the Hawk men’s head coach Scott Raines. “They all worked very hard to be successful and it is nice to see them get some recognition for their efforts.”
The Hawks finished the season with a 10-6 conference record putting them in 3rd place. They had a heartbreaking 1 point loss in the first game of the regional tournament.
(Photo - Amari McCray)
The Coahoma Bulldogs finished the 2018 Battle on the Buffalo Trail tournament with a draw for their last two matches.
Coahoma 9, Crane 9
March 17, 2018 @ Forsan
Braden Pearson blasted an out-of-the-park home run in the top of the third inning to help the Bulldogs retake the lead, however, the Golden Cranes came back in the fourth to end the match 9-all Saturday night.
Pearson went 1 for 3 at the plate, had 3 RBIs, and 2 runs for the game. Bulldogs pitcher Zach Holmes went 2 for 2 at bat and had 3 runs.
Coahoma jumped out into the lead in the first inning bringing in 2 runs, one from a sacrifice fly ball to center field by Logan Franklin and the other came from a line drive single by Zack Schneider.
The Bulldogs extended the score by 5 runs in the second inning led by Logan Franklin, Pearson, Landon Grant, and Z. Schneider, who all raked in RBIs. Overall, Franklin, Grant, and Z. Schneider had 2 RBIs a piece for the match. At their next at-bat, the Golden Cranes answered back earning 7 runs and then another 2 in the fourth to end the match with the tie.
Holmes was on the mound for Coahoma. He threw 94 pitches and got 48 strikes from 27 batters over 4 innings.
Coahoma; 2B - Coahoma, Zach Holmes, HR - Coahoma Braden Pearson.
COAHOMA 6, LIPAN 6
March 17, 2018 @ Forsan
A late in the game comeback ended the Coahoma Bulldogs-Lipan Indians match with a tie at 6-6 Saturday morning.
The Bulldog offense had a big second inning earning 6 runs thanks to Zack Schneider, Seth Brooks, Braden Pearson, Logan Franklin, and Bracy Bacon. Lipan fought back over the next two innings earning 1 run in the third and 5 in the fourth before the game timed out.
Bacon led the Bulldogs in hits going 2 for 3 at the plate. Franklin had 2 RBIs in the game. Pearson started for the Bulldogs on the rubber going 3 ? innings before Bacon came in as relief. Pearson threw 109 pitches in the game and got 54 strikes. He faced 25 batters.
Coahoma went 1-2-2 in the series. Next: The Bulldogs take on the Jim Ned Indians in Tuscola Tuesday. JV plays at 4:30 p.m. Varsity will begin at 7 p.m.
Bulldogettes win district opener - COAHOMA 5, COLORADO 3
The Lady Wolves threaten to rip away the Bulldogettes first district victory of the year in a late in the game comeback but Coahoma halted the assault and won the match 5-3.
The Bulldogettes headed into the bottom of the seventh with a 5-1 lead over the Lady Wolves but the Colorado City girls weren’t quite ready to retire for the night. With two on base and one out, Coahoma’s Deanna Wooddell bunted and reached first on an error. More errors in the same play cost the Bulldogettes 2 runs as both Wooddall and Marissa Reyna score. Tamren Pierce was tagged out at third base. The Lady Wolves were able to get one more runner on base before Destiny Espinoza grounded out to Lexi Montelongo to end the game.
Fans at the Mitchell County Sport Complex enjoyed a Friday evening of hard-hitting softball action between the two West Texas teams.
Early on in the game, both pitchers - MaKynlee Overton for Coahoma and Pierce for Colorado - were effective in keeping runs to zero for the first three innings then the Bulldogettes broke open the match in the fourth.
Jaydan Mann jump started the Coahoma offense when she scored off an error in the fourth. MaKynlee Overton was next to cross home plate after another error cost the Lady Wolves a second run. Later in the inning, Caitlyn Corley singled on the first pitch sending Ashley Romero and MaKayla Overton over home plate.
Mann, who led the Bulldogettes in hits going 3 for 4 at the plate, got the last run for Coahoma after she blasted a fly ball to right field for triple bases and brought home Kamri Kemper. MaKynlee Overton got the credit for the win. She threw 89 pitches, allowed 3 runs from 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7 batters over seven innings. She faced 29 batters and got 62 strikes. Caitlyn Corley brought in 2 RBIs in the game.
Following the game, the JV team lost to the Lady Wolves.
Next, Coahoma will face the Jim Ned Lady Indians at Tuscola Tuesday. Varsity plays at 5 p.m. JV begins at 6:30 p.m.