Big Spring Lady Steers Basketball team played Idalou on Friday, November 10th. Final score was 78-19 in favor of Idalou.
The Coahoma High School Junior Varsity football squad closed out the season Thursday night with a win against Lubbock Roosevelt at home. The Bulldogs won 34-6 and made two touchdowns at the end of fourth quarter. The 7th and 8th grade Junior High School teams also played the Eagles at Lubbock. The 7th grade squad lost 28-6 and the 8th grade team lost 28-8. Thank you JV and JHS football teams for a great season.
Congratulations to the Big Spring High School Seniors who won the tournament in the championship game against the Juniors during last night's Powder Puff Football Game! ????????
Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Local Big Spring resident, Mike Solis, competed in the TSC New York Marathon this past weekend.
This is the largest marathon in the world, and consists of 26.2 miles of course that runs through 5 boroughs of New York City with 51,000 competitors. The number of competitors that this event brings in is so huge that not everyone who registers for the race can compete. There is only a handful of ways to gain guaranteed entry, but for everyone else – they must enter the lottery and wait to see if they get picked.
Solis stated that he had been training for 9 months prior to the event and the closer the race got, the more rigorous the workout. He’d train 5-6 days every week by running around Big Spring.
“I had a goal in mind. I was going to finish this race,” said Solis.
He finished with a time of 3:55:03 and placed 11,737th, which is in the top quarter of the competitors. Solis also said that he wasn’t meaning to run for time, but he did finish 10 minutes sooner than he had anticipated and he was able to knock off an hour and 15 minutes from his last marathon, which he had ran in Austin earlier this year.
It’s been a tough road but Solis and his family are proud of his accomplishment. “I know their very proud of me,” he says. “My kids are excited. I think they said that they saw me at mile 16 and my little girl lost it! She was so proud of me.”
When asked what he hopes people will take away from his experience, Solis said, “I would like to inspire someone to run, to do what you think you can’t do.”
Solis says his plans for the future are to continue competing in marathons because he’s hooked. He just registered for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series in San Antonio that will take place on December 3rd, and he also hopes to be able to compete in the Chicago marathon.
SWCID Rattlers Men's Basketball took on the Western Oklahoma State University Pioneers on Tuesday, November 7th at the SWCID Gym. Although the Rattlers showed a lot of heart and worked very hard, the Pioneers won and the final score was 117-45.
Their next game is tomorrow, November 9th at 5 PM against Frank Phillips College at the SWCID Gym. Head out there and show them some support! You'll be glad you did!
Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.
The Big Spring Lady Steers Basketball team played the Grady last night and won 63-43. Way to go, Lady Steers!! ????????
Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Adrienne Green and Mark Richardson took the opportunity to take in a SWCID men’s basketball game this afternoon. Basketball games at SWCID may be the best kept secret in Big Spring. However, it’s time to change that. The excitement of the crowd equals that of any local sports event. The Cheerleaders do not use words to whip the crowd into a frenzy - they don’t need to. The base drum hammering out the cadence and the enthusiasm of the students is awe inspiring. KBEST Media wants to encourage everyone to come see Rattler Athletics for yourself. Here are links to the men’s and women’s basketball schedules as well as the volleyball schedule.
On Monday, November 6th, the Big Spring 7th and 8th grade Lady Steers basketball teams traveled to Andrews to play the Mustangs.
According to Rosi Slate with BSISD ATC, the 8th grade "B" Lady Steers played hard against the Andrews, and came away with a 12-point win. They had some great defensive plays that led to steals and points. The leading Lady Steers defensive players were Mallory Paul, Gabby Gonzales, and Kayleigh Muniz. The leading scorers were Trinity Robertson and Kayleigh Muniz with 8 points.
The 8th grade "A" team also beat the Andrews Mustangs, with a final score of 38-37. Ryen Terrazas passed to Alex Enriquez who made the game winning layup with 6 seconds left to seal the win. Alex Enriquez led scoring with 12 points followed by Ryen Terrazas with 7 points. On defense, Tristan Smith, Mya Blanco and Kalyn Whitehead played well.
The 7th grade "B" team lost to Andrews in a hard fought game 18-28. They hustled the whole game led by Genevieve Bedinger and Kristen Bermea. Kierstan Furuya and Jalen Sykes were strong on defense, while Emily Matthews and Mia Bustamante were leading the offense. Great effort Ladies!
The 7th grade "A" Lady Steers led the first quarter and went on to win 34-20 over the Andrews Mustangs.
The entire team played with such heart and such a strong will to compete at the same time improve. Elaina Arredondo led the team with 12 points and handled the ball well, seeing the court as she dribbled. Daniah Wrighter was a beast underneath the goal. Kadence Canales and Gissele Houdlin ran the floor, playing great defense and getting many steals to help further the lead. The team has a lot to learn and it's good to have a group willing to do just that.
Congratulations to Aaron Martinez, Cooper Miller, and Coach Randall Shaw of Big Spring High School who are on their way heading to the State Cross Country Competition in Austin! ????
The team was given a police escort from BSHS through the outer edge of town. Many Big Spring residents lined 11th place to see the team off, and many students and staff from Goliad Elementary and Big Spring Intermediate stood outside to show their support for Big Spring Cross Country team!
Last night SWCID men's basketball played Wayland Baptist JV. Final score was 93-39 in favor of Wayland Baptist JV.
Photo courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Big Spring Lady Steers traveled to Jim Ned on Tuesday afternoon to play Graham in the first playoff round. Unfortunately, the Lady Steers lost in straight sets (25-10, 25-9, 25-16). The girls had a great season and BSHS is proud of how they represented their school and town.
The Lady Steer Volleyball team are going to the Bi-District round.
They will be playing vs Graham Tuesday, October 31st in Jim Ned @ 7pm
Congratulations to the Big Spring Lady Steers!! Now they're moving on to play Graham next Tuesday, Oct. 31 in Clyde, time is TBD.
CHS sophomore Austyn Montgomery finished out her Cross Country season this year by placing 97th out of 175 Class 3A competitors at regional contest held in Lubbock Monday.
“Austyn ran really well on Monday at the regional cross country meet,” said Cross Country Head Coach Byron Seal. “The competition was tough and so was the course. I am very proud of her accomplishments this year, she has worked extremely hard.
“Although the year didn’t end the way we had hoped it would, she should be proud of her year,” Seal continued. “As soon as her race was over Monday, the first thing she said to me was, ‘Coach, we've got to work harder next year.' She is only going to get better in the future because of her work ethic and dedication.”
Montgomery, who has turned out competitive run times all season, qualified for the contest after placing 7th at UIL District contest held in Colorado City, Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Photos courtesy of Nova Montgomery Rising Star Photography
The Big Spring High School Cross Country team competed at the regional meet in Lubbock earlier today and now Cooper Miller and Aaron Martinez are State Bound for Cross Country.
Congratulations, gentleman and great job to the entire Steer and Lady Steer cross country teams! They are coached by Randall Shaw.
The Coahoma varsity volleyball squad honored their two seniors Saturday morning before the last home game of the season.
Escorted by their parents onto the gym floor, seniors Maykala Overton and Chloe’ Starr received bouquets of flowers, presents, and hugs from their fellow teammates to honor them during senior appreciation day. Both girls are four-year varsity members.
“This is always a bittersweet moment for me,” said Head Coach Christina Cox. “I am so proud they will be moving on, but they will be missed next year. Maykala and Chloe’ have been integral players on our team for years. I am proud of them and hope the best for them in the years to come.”
Following the brief ceremony, the Bullogettes took the floor to face off against the Clyde Lady Bulldogs. Coahoma lost in three sets, (14,25) (9,25), and (13,25).
The Lady Bulldogs started strong getting the first two points on the board for the first set. An error cost Clyde the ball. Coahoma capitalized on the error by adding a second point from a kill by No. 6 Maykala Overton with No. 2 Julia Mashburn serving. That tied the game at 2,2.
During a long rally No. 3, Julia Cox saved the team with a dig from the floor to keep the ball in play. Coahoma was able to get the ball over the net when a Clyde player hit it out.
Coahoma moved into the lead for the next three rallies with No. 1 Naughtia Rockwell serving before Clyde went on a 12 point run. The Lady Bulldogs put away the game with an ace ending the set at (14,25).
In the second set, Coahoma started strong early on building a lead of (6,1). With No. 6 Maykala Overton serving, the Bulldogettes went on a 5 point score run before Clyde rallied back. The Lady Dogs then dominated the rest of the game which ended at (9,25).
At the beginning of the third set, No. 6 Maykala Overton struck quickly spiking the ball over to get a kill and put the first point on the board. However Clyde slowly built up a strong lead all throughout the game. The Lady Bulldogs dominated serving 23 times compared to Coahoma’s 13, but the Bulldogettes refused to give up quietly. At game point, Coahoma fought hard adding three points before Clyde could end the game at 13,25.
In junior varsity action, JV Red and JV White also lost to Clyde.
Coahoma volleyball teams will head back into action Tuesday for the last game of the season. The girls travel to Colorado City to take on the Wolves. Game time begins at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. when the varsity Bulldogettes are expected to take the floor.
Coahoma’s No. 33 Isaac Murillo caught a Hail Mary pass from No. 7 Colt Redden and turned it into a touchdown run as the game clock ticked down to zero, but the score wasn’t enough to beat the Idalou Wildcats in junior varsity pigskin play.
The Bulldogs lost to the Wildcats 12,32 at Bulldog Stadium Thursday night.
Idalou dominated the first half of the game putting 12 up on the board in the first quarter but failed both times at the two-point conversion. The Wildcats third score came from an interception after the Dogs threw a pass on fourth down. At the end of the first half, Idalou was up 0,24. During the first half of the game, Coahoma’s No. 4 Steven Erives ran both 17-yard and 18-yard plays to help the Dogs out.
The Bulldogs began to come back in the second half adding 6 points to the board from a successful pass thrown by Redden at the 1 yard line of the Wildcats to Murrillo in the end zone. Earlier, the Dogs were stopped by the Wildcats three times trying to run the ball in from the 1 yard line.
During the fourth quarter, Idalou struck again with a touchdown and this time - for the first time of the night - completed the two-point conversion making the score 6,32.
After getting possession of the ball, the Bulldogs worked their way up the field battling the Wildcats before Redden threw the Hail Mary pass. However, the Bulldogs were not able to complete the two-point conversion.
In Junior High play, the 8th Grade Coahoma team lost their first game of the season 48,38 at Idalou. The 7th grade team also lost to the Wildcats at Idalou.
Junior Varsity and Junior High football returns to action next Thursday. The JV team travels to Colorado City to take on the Wolves. The game begins at 6 p.m. Both the 8th Grade and 7th Grade teams are home this Thursday in Bulldog Stadium where they will take on the Colorado City Wolves. The 7th grade game begins at 5 p.m. and the 8th grade game starts at 6:30 p.m.
Coahoma - The Coahoma Cross Country team closed out the season last week on a positive note with sophomore Austyn Montgomery qualifying for regional contest and the junior high school 8th grade boys earning third place overall at district contest.
“I am really proud of the kids,” said Head Coach Byron Seal.“They worked hard all season.”
UIL district contest was held on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Colorado City. Montgomery place 7th in the meet qualifying for regionals set for Monday, Oct. 23, in Lubbock. Also of note, 8th grader Kaylie Kaczyk came in 5th in the girls event. For the boys junior high team, eighth graders Bryson Kerby placed 4th and Grayson Jacobs came in 8th. Junior Varsity team member Jorge Bachiller was 11th in his event.
Individual results are as follows:
7th, Austyn Montgomery, 13:46.59; 22nd, Megan McDonald, 15:16.40.
17th, CJ King, 20:17.34; 23rd, Christian Klug, 22:24.57; 26th, D'Kota Harrison, 23:42.59; and 30th, Matt Hernandez, 25:39.73
11th, Jorge Bachiller, 22:07
15th, McCartney Fitzhugh, 15:42
5th, Kaylie Kaczyk, 15:14
4th, Bryson Kerby, 13:01; 8th, Grayson Jacobs, 13:53; 13th, Tanner Atkins, 14:51; 15th, Hector Colon-Rivera, 15:36; 20th, and Brandon Ceballos, 16:17
On Saturday, Oct 7, the team competed at the Big Spring Invitational held in Comanche Trail Park.
Montgomery placed eighth in the high school girls event and the junior high team of Colon-Rivera, Jacobs, Atkins, and Fitzhugh placed first. Individually, Colon-Rivera placed 3rd, Jacobs placed 5th, and Atkins placed 10th.
Individual results of the race are:
14th, CJ King, 19:58.09; 15th, D’Kota Harrison, 22:49.26: 16th, Matt Hernandez, 24:35.62.
8th, Austyn Montgomery, 16:26.05; and 23rd, Megan McDonald, 17:52.51.
22nd, Jorge Bachiller, 23:17.14.
1st place team, 3rd, Hector Colon Rivera, 15:22.62; 5th, Grayson Jacobs, 15:31.09, 10th, Tanner Atkins, 16:32.56; and 12th, McCartney Fitzhugh, 16:44.77.
16th, Kaylie Kaczyk, 17:48.43.
The Lady Steer golf team competed in the Odessa Fall Girls Invitational this weekend. The team consisted of Mariah Chavarria, Lindsay Gamboa, Alison Flores, Averi Tredaway, and Sadie Garcia, and the field produced some of the best players in West Texas. Nerves were evident through the first few holes, but the girls battled through some tough stretches, and continued to improve throughout the day in each round. Improvements were made. Coaches say that improvements will continue to be made throughout the short break and that the team can't wait for the real season to start next semester.
Next tournament: January 15-16
The Forsan High School Cross Country girls' team of Rylee Evans, Kacie Henson, Jaidyn Brown, Kyndel Lawdermilk and Taryn Spivey advance to Regionals. Ty Freeman who placed 10th individually also advances to the Regional meet.
The Junior High Cross Country on a successful 2017 season! In 8th grade, Ella Hoff placed 4th, Mason Bagwell placed 7th and Kia Hillger placed 10th at the district meet. In the 7th grade division Kaeli Woodall placed 4th.
Big Spring Lady Steers took on Abilene Wylie yesterday afternoon. Abilene Wylie won the volleyball match against the Lady Steers in 4 sets: L25-18, W25-18, L25-13, L25-15. The Lady Steers will travel to Sweetwater on Tuesday, October 17th, to take on the Mustangs. Varsity is scheduled to begin at 6 PM.
Photo provided by Tony Claxton of Claxton Photography.
The Big Spring Tennis Team won a hard-fought victory against the Snyder Tigers 10-6 last night at Figure 7 Tennis Center to advance to the Team Tennis playoffs. Big Spring will next play Wichita Falls Hirschi in Abilene on Tuesday at Rose Park Tennis Center.
Big Spring opened with a dominating performance in doubles, taking six of seven matches to jump to a 6-1 lead. Snyder proved a little better on the singles side on the night and came roaring back before Big Spring’s Nick Gomez clinched the 10th and deciding match.
“I was a little nervous going into the match. We had just lost one of our top boys to grades, so we had to move almost everyone up in the lineup and juggle the doubles teams a little bit. Before the match, the Snyder coach and I agreed this match would be a coin-flip.
I told our players that every match would count and every match was important. It turned out to be exactly right. They came through when they had to. I was very proud of our performance,” says Dana Jones, Coach for Big Spring ISD Tennis.
Marshall/Urias, BS def. Jones/Sharp, SNY 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
Creswell/Gomez, BS def. Lamb/Guynes, SNY 6-2, 6-3
Colette/Vela, BS def. Jaimes/Noble, SNY 6-3, 6-2
Medina/Salazar, BS def. Cowley/Sanchez, SNY 6-0, 6-0
Downing/Matthews, BS def. Hunter/Stephens, SNY 6-3, 6-1
Hernandez/Mojica, BS def. Bhakta/Stelluti, SNY 6-0, 6-3
Chapman/Campos, SNY def. Olivo/Hewtty, BS 6-0, 6-2
Trace Chapman, SNY def. Blake Marshall, BS 6-1, 6-1
Nick Gomez, BS def. Spence Jones, SNY 6-2, 7-5
Ed Urias, BS vs. Matthew Sharp, SNY 3-6, 1-2 susp.
Collin Guynes, SNY def. Quade Creswell, BS 6-3, 6-0
Aaron Lamb, SNY def. Damian Hewtty, BS 6-4, 6-2
Seth Rios, BS vs. Neftali Jaimes, SNY 6-0, 4-4 susp.
Robbie Downing, BS def. Nirvana Campos, SNY 6-1, 6-0
Marisa Salazar, BS def. Skylar Flores, SNY 6-0, 6-4
Gabby Medina, BS def. Zaylie Sanchez, SNY 6-3, 6-0
Haleigh Cowley, SNY def. Breeana Matthews, BS 6-4, 6-3
Elisa Hernandez, BS vs. Abbey Stephens, SNY 4-6, 6-6 susp.
Carolyn Stelluti, SNY def. Alexis Mojica, BS 2-6, 6-2, 10-6
Thank you to Coach Jones for providing the results and to Claxton Photography for providing photos from the event!
COAHOMA - The Bulldogs 8th grade football team added another check to the win column while the 7th grade team fell just short Thursday night as Coahoma played host to the Stanton Buffaloes in junior high school varsity pigskin play at Bulldog Stadium. The high school junior varsity football team lost to the Stanton Buffaloes 26,18 at Stanton.
8th Grade -
Within minutes of the start of the game, the Bulldogs were quick to put points on the board. Coahoma’s No. 7 Brysen Kerby ran into the end zone for six and then added another two points as he brought the ball over the line for the two-point conversion. With the score 8,0 in the first quarter, the Bulldogs recovered a Buffaloes fumble converting the mistake into another 8 points. Kerby again made the touchdown and the ‘Dogs added two more making the score 16,0.
Then the Buffaloes fumbled again. This time it was recovered by Coahoma’s No. 2 Tanner Atkins. The Bulldogs turned the mistake into their advantage with another touchdown by No. 34 Josh Ruiz, who ran it across the goal line after catching a pass. With 5:49 left in the half, the score was 22,0.
Shortly after, The Buffaloes lost possession of the ball after fumbling the kick-off return which was recovered by Coahoma’s No. 7 Kerby. This time, the Bulldogs were not able to take advantage of the error and turned the ball back to Stanton by a fumble. By the end of the half, the Bulldogs were able to add another 7 to the their lead with the score at 29,0.
In the third quarter, the Buffaloes answered back with a long run to the endzone, but the young Stanton team was not able to convert the extra points leaving the score 29,6. While still in the third, the Bulldogs added another 6 points thanks to a run by No. 7 Kerby. At this point, the score stood at 35,6. No 3 Ky Kemper started off the fourth quarter intercepting a pass thrown by the Buffaloes quarterback, but the Bulldogs couldn’t convert the possession into another score. The final score of the game was 35,6.
7th grade -
Stanton scored early in the first quarter adding 7 points to the board. Coahoma would answer back from a run by No. 25 Jake Bandy, but the ‘Dogs failed to convert the two extra points leaving the score 6,7 for much of the game. In fourth quarter, Stanton drove down the field into the redzone, but the Buffaloes fumbled and Coahoma turned up in possession of the ball. However, the Bulldogs quickly fumbled leaving the Buffaloes another chance with 3:43 left in the game. The Buffaloes worked their way down to the 4-yard line then scored with a quarterback keeper making the score 6,13. The Bulldogs made one last effort to pull off a win by a quick drive down the field, but Coahoma didn’t beat the clock. Final score 6,13
The Junior High and Junior Varsity teams will be back in action Thursday. The seventh and 8th grade teams travel to Idalou to play against the Wildcats. The 7th grade game starts at 4:30 p.m. while the 8th grade game begins at 6 p.m. The JV will be at home this week to play host to Idalou. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.
Big Spring ISD Coach Randall Shaw reported the results from the Big Spring XC Invitational this past Saturday:
Big Spring had strong races all around. Varsity boys won with Cooper Miller finishing 2nd, Aaron Martinez in 3rd, Eric Stinson in 4th, Manuel Marquez in 7th, Juan Lugo in 8th, and Ismael Collazo in 10th. Varsity girls finished in 3rd place with Falicity Caleron finishing in 7th, Analisa Blount in 10th, Chloe Bustamante in 12th, and Aliana Beserra in 13th.
Boys JV won overall with Isaiah Martinez finishing 1st, Shawn Mendoza in 5th, Augustine De Los Santos in 6th, Jeremiah Collins in 12th, Jackie DeLeon in 15th, Daniel Blount in 16th, Brandon Rogers in 17th, and Anthony Hilario in 18th. Girls JV also won overall with Anastasia Rodriguez taking 2nd, Briana Bustamante in 6th, Keysi Melendez in 7th, Bella, Hernandez in 10th, and McKenna Alsobrooks in 17th.
Jr High boys had a strong finish placing 3rd in the team standing. Roman Perez took 1st place, Jordan Mitchell took 7th place, Ismael Castillo took 9th, and Eli Cobos came in 14th. Jr. High Girls took a phenomenal lead outright winning the team title. Skylyn Rivera won 1st place, with Makenna Valle in 2nd, Maria Villalobos in 3rd, Marisol in 4th, and Mallory Paul in 5th.
We also had Westbrook Youth Cross Country team, an area elementary running team, participated in an elementary 2 mile fun run. Tae Morris and Brooklyn Magers both finished in 17:23 an Hazel Lord took 3rd place with 18:36.
Big Spring Lady Steers volleyball team traveled to Snyder to play the Tigers. The Lady Steers cemented a win against Snyder on Friday in 3 out of 4 sets! L 22-25, W 25-15, W 25-7, W 25-15. The next match up for the Lady Steers will be against Brownwood on October 10th. Varsity is scheduled to play at 6 PM.
Pictured is Medina Bancroft (setting). Photos by Claxton Photography.
Thursday was a busy night on the gridiron in Coahoma. The 7th, 8th, and Junior Varsity teams were in action in hard-nose pigskin play at Bulldog Stadium.
The 8th grade team’s undefeated season is still alive after the Bulldogs won against San Angelo TLCA by 38,0. The first score for the Bulldogs was run in by Ky Kemper. Brysen Kerby added two more by running in the two-point conversion. Kerby then added 6 more to the board after a 53-yard run. The two-point conversion was good making the score 16,0. After catching a pass, Josh Ruiz put the Bulldogs in scoring position again running the ball 73 yards. Kerby scored another six after running into the end zone. It would be the second of three touchdowns of the night for Kerby. The Bulldogs missed the two-point conversion. Then, Ruiz will add another six to the score board. Following up Ruiz’s touchdown, Ashton Kimball nailed the first of two of his successful point after touchdown kicks for the night.
7th Grade & JV Varsity
The 7th grade also picked up a win over San Angelo TLCA with the final score 24,0. Rowdy Akins score a touchdown after catching a 50-yard pass. It would one of two touchdowns Akins put up on the scoreboard Thursday night. Jake Bandy also scored a touchdown during the game. The Junior Varsity Bulldogs faced a tough Jim Ned team. Coahoma lost to the Indians, 0,30.
No. 7 - Kolt Redden
No. 33 - Isaac Murillo
No. 3 - Ky Kemper
No. 4 - Grayson Jacobs
No. 7 - Brysen Kerby
No. 24 - BJ Starr
No. 10 - Rowdy Atkins
No. 30 - Isiah Guerro
No. 25 - Jack Bandy
The 10th Annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon brought regular competitors as well as attracted a group of newcomers. The variety of particpants ranged in different levels of fitness and ages, with the oldest competitor being a 71 year-old woman named Jo Schmidt who traveled in from Albuqurque, New Mexico.
The first one to cross the finish line was 32 year-old Gage Bonestroo from Portales, New Mexico, with a time of 1:15:18.3. He was followed by 56 year-old Bobby Gonzales, a regular competitor from El Paso, who came in second with a time of 1:16:11.3; and the third person to cross the finish line was 46 year-old Brian Lemaster from San Angelo with a time of 1:22:32.1.
The top 3 teams that placed this year were Team LastMinute with a time of 2:04:9.6 - first place, Team SMMC with a time of 2:04:43.9 - second place, and Team KBST with a time of 2:18:09.9 - third place. All teams this year were from Big Spring.
This was the first time that KBest Media had a team put together for the event. Members of Team KBST included: Mark Richardson, Operations Manager - swim; Malinda Flenniken, Mananging Partner - bike ride; and Alesha Kay Yanez-Fischer, Production Director, rounding out the end with a run.
The trio began training for the event 8 weeks ago and all put in a tremendous amount of effort which resulted in smashing the personal goal they each had set for themselves. Flenniken, was noted to have reduced her riding time from 2 hours down to 1 hour and 25 minutes.
When asked how they felt after completing their first triathlon, Richardson spoke for the group and said, "The important thing is that we feel like we completed something that we started. It was a lofty goal that we weren't actually sure that we could do when we started, but today we proved that we could. We worked together as a team and loved it!"
The Comanche Warrior Triathlon was made up a 500 meter open water swim in Comanche Trail Lake, a 30K bike ride on city and county roads to the highest elevation in Howard County, and a 5K run on a closed course that had some hills. The regular competitors who come back every year say that it's a beautiful course with favorable topography.
The 10th Annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon will take place tomorrow at Comanche Trail Park. The triathlon will have 3 events: 500-meter open swim in Comanche Trail Lake, a 30K bike ride out and back on city and county roads to one of the highest elevations in Howard County, and a 5k run that will be a loop completed on closed trails and roads in Comanche Trail Park with a few good hills.
Hayley Herrera, Tourism Coordinator at the Big Spring Visitors Bureau, stated that as of now there are very few people from Big Spring that have signed up for the event and the vast majority are people from out of town. This event has been so successful that it brings in regular competitors every year, Herrera stated that runners love the topography, the open water swim, and beauty of the Comanch Trail Park.
You can still register online today for a discounted price of $65 for individuals and $110 for teams. If you wait to register on Saturday at the event, the price will increase to $75 for individuals and $125 for teams. You can also register in person at Dora Roberts Community Center today from 5 AM to 8 PM. There will also be an opportunity to practice the open water swim from 6 PM to 8 PM in the Comanche Trail Lake.
On Saturday, the entrances to Comanche Trail Park will be closed from 7 AM to 1 PM for the triathlon, so participants and spectators will need to be inside the park before 7 AM. Golfers are asked to use the Parkway St. entrance to the Golf Course during this time.
Big Spring High School Freshman, Mekhi “Khi” Castillo, will be competing in his first professional fight in the Fight2Win PRO 46, which is a professional Jiu Jitsu competition, in San Antonio this weekend on September 9th. The event is set up like a caged match, much like what you would see in a televised MMA fight, but there is no striking involved – basically submission wrestling. The goal of the competition is to submit your opponent without striking.
Khi began his training with the Warlord MMA child’s program, which is ran by his dad - Nathan Torres. The program that Khi began with was initiated by Nathan in order to give kids something positive to do and to learn how to defend themselves. Nathan stated that sometimes kids come in and just want to learn how to defend themselves in order to get rid of a bully and then they don’t continue with the program, but Khi has been training since he was 9 years old.
Khi also has an older sister who has competed in professional competitions as well, but never thought that he would be competing in a similar competition at this age. When asked how he felt when he found out that he had been chosen to compete in Fight2 Win PRO 46, Khi said that he didn’t believe it until he saw the announcement for himself.
Since Khi’s father, Nathan, and sister have competed in professional competitions before and Nathan was also selected to compete in the event, one would think that Khi must be naturally gifted and that it may have come easy for the 14-year-old, but Nathan expressed that was not the case.
“He’s won gold medals and tournaments, but it didn’t start off that way. People don’t understand that it’s a process," says Khi's father, Nathan.
Khi lost a lot in the beginning but he didn’t give up and over time a change in his attitude could be seen even when he wasn’t competing, which eventually lead to victories during his competitions.
When asked how he felt as a father to see his son and daughter competing in competitions of this caliber, he stated, "It's a little nerve-wrecking, but since I've done it so much I understand the experience and I can talk them and help them feel more confident. I really think that's a big part of how they do so well because I've been there before in every aspect of the game and I can be there to help calm them down before their match."
"It's a pretty big thing, you know, to see these kids being able to do something like that. You know, just something that they're gonna do for fun anyway and be able to make money doing it."
Nathan Torres still runs Warlord MMA Fitness and still competes. He also selected to compete in the Fight2Win 46 event this Saturday, and will be competing alongsid
On Tuesday night the Big Spring Lady Steers had their first home match at Steers Gym against Pecos.
After a hard fought first set, the Lady Steers turned over a 0-1 lead to their opponents, but came back in the second set, 25-23, to tie the game. During the third set of the match the Lady Steers started with a slow start and were not able to gain momentum quick enough to hold off the Pecos Eagles, however, the Lady Steers were able to make a come back in the fourth set to tie the match. In the fifth and last set of the match, the Lady Steers could not defeat the Eagles, leaving the final score 3-2.
The Big Spring Lady Steers will travel to Frenship on Friday, August 26th to compete in the Frenship Tournament that will last through Saturday, August 27th.
The TSC New York Marathon is 26.2 miles of course that runs through 5 boroughs of New York City and is currently the largest marathon in the world with a record amount of over 51,000 finishers in last year’s race alone. Local Big Spring resident, Mike Solis, is committed to taking part in the action this year!
Solis said that one day he woke up and was inspired to run. He ran 9 miles that morning and decided to do a half-marathon. When he finished the half-marathon, he decided to compete in a full marathon. He participated in his first full marathon during the Austin Marathon back in February of this year.
Solis stated that he had only been training about four months before the marathon and that towards the end of the race he didn't think that he would be able to finish. Thankfully, his wife, Enchantra Solis, motivated him to continue and ran the last two miles of the marathon with him. When asked how it felt to cross the finish line, Solis said, "It was really breathtaking," and he had been excited that he was able to complete a marathon even though he didn't get the time he was hoping.
Now Solis is less than 80 days away from the TSC New York Marathon that will take place on November 5th, 2017 and he's extremely confident that he's better prepared this time around. He's been training for almost a year and now that it's crunch time Solis trains with an intense workout five days per week.
When asked what advice he has for anyone who’s intimidated to go after their dream of competing in something similar to this Solis said, "Have the right mind-set. You're not going for time. You're looking to finish. That was my goal at first, just to finish. That's what I say to people who are going to try it out. If you don't succeed, try again. Just keep going toward your goal."
2017 BIG SPRING LADY STEERS VARSITY VOLLEYBAL
Aug. 15 Colorado City (A)
Aug. 18-19 Highland Park Tourney Amarillo (A)
Aug. 22 Pecos (H)
Aug. 25-26 Frenship Tournament (A)
Aug. 29 Fort Stockton / Midland Christian (H)
Sept. 02 Klondike / Lubbock Christian Dual (A)
Sept. 05 Lakeview (H)
Sept. 09 Seminole (H)
Sept. 12 Andrews (A)
Sept. 16 Greenwood (A)
Sept. 19 Levelland (A)
Sept. 22 Brownwood* (A)
Sept. 26 Wylie* (A)
Sept. 30 Sweetwater* (H)
Oct. 03 Greenwood
Oct. 06 Snyder* (A)
Oct. 10 Brownwood* (H)
Oct. 13 Wylie* (H)
Oct. 17 Sweetwater* (A)
Oct. 24 Snyder* (H)
2017 COAHOMA BULLDOGETTES VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
Aug. 05 Round Robin Scrimmage @ Big Spring
Aug. 11-12 Veribest Varsity Tournament (A)
Aug. 19 Midland Classical (A)
Aug. 22 Snyder (A)
Aug. 25 Bront Tournament (A)
Aug. 29 TLCA (A)
Sep. 05 Veribest (A)
Sep. 09 Sterling City (A)
Sep. 12 Snyder (A)
Sep. 16 Reagon Co. (A)
Sep. 19 Miles (A)
Sep. 26 Jim Ned* (A)
Sep. 30 Clyde* (H)
Oct. 03 Colorado City* (A)
Oct. 07 Jim Ned* (H)
Oct. 10 Clyde* (A)
Oct. 14 Colorado City* (H)
Oct. 17 Jim Ned* (A)
Oct. 21 Clyde* (H)
Oct. 24 Colorado City* (A)
* - District Games
Big Spring Football-2017 (Games on KBST 95.7 FM)
Aug. 25 Estacado-(S)-Home
Sept. 1 Cap-rock-Away
Sept. 8 Sweetwater-Away
Sept. 15 Monahans - Away
Sept 22 Canyon High-Home
Oct. 6 Graham (**)-Home
Oct. 13 Snyder (*)-Away
Oct. 20 Wylie (*)-Home
Oct. 27 Stephenville (*)-Away
Nov. 3 Brownwood (*)-Home
Coahoma Football-2017 (Games on KBST 1490 AM)
Sept. 1 Forsan-Big Spring
Sept. 8 McCamey-Away
Sept. 15 Reagan County-Home
Sept. 22 Bangs-Home
Sept. 29 Grape Creek-Away
Oct. 6 San Angelo TLCA-Home
Oct. 13 Stanton (*)-Home
Oct. 20 Idalou (*)-Away
Oct. 27 Colorado City (*)-Home
Nov. 10 Lubbock Roosevelt (*)-Away
Stanton Football-2017 (Games on KBTS "The Fuse" 94.3 FM)
Sept. 1 Seagraves-Away
Sept. 8 Wink-Home
Sept. 15 Forsan-Home
Sept. 22 Christoval-Away
Sept. 29 Merkel (**)-Home
Oct. 6 Alpine-(*)Away
Oct. 13 Coahoma(*)-Away
Oct. 20 Lubbock (*)-Home
Nov. 3 Idalou(*)- Away
Nov. 10 Colorado City (*)-Home
Sept. 1 Coahoma-Away (Big Spring Memorial)
Sept. 8 Eldorado Eagles-Away
Sept. 15 Stanton-Away
Sept. 22 Reagan County-Home
Sept. 29 Morton Indians-Away
Oct. 6 Wink Wildcats-Away
Oct. 13 Hawley Bearcats (*)-Home
Oct. 27 Anson Tigers (*)-Away
Nov. 3 Post Antelopes (*)-Home
Nov. 10 Stamford Bulldogs (*)-Away
Borden County Football 2017
Aug. 31 Meadow High at Gail
Sept. 8 Austin Veritas at Zephyr
Sept. 15 Calvert at Strawn High
Sept. 22 Bryson High at Guthrie
Sept. 29 Nazareth-Away
Oct. 6 Paducah-Away
Oct. 20 Klondike(*)-Away
Oct. 27 Ira(*)-Home
Nov. 3 Hermleigh(*)-Away
Nov. 10 O'Donnell(*)-Home
*- District Games
** - Homecoming Game
S - Broadcasted Scrimmage
Texas A&M Commerce-2017
Aug. 31 North Alabama Away
Sept. 9 William Jewell Home
Sept. 16 ENMU (*) Home
Sept. 23 Texas A&I (*) Away
Oct. 7 Midwestern State (*) Away
Oct. 14 WNMU (*) Home
Oct. 21 Angelo State (*) Home
Oct. 28 WNMU (*) Away
Nov. 4 UTPB (*) Home
Nov. 11 Tarleton State (*) Away
Sept. 2 Azuza Pacific Home
Sept. 9 CSU-Pueblo Univ. Home
Sept. 16 UTPB (*) Home
Sept. 23 Tarleton State (*) Away
Sept. 30 ENMU (*) Home
Oct. 7 Texas A&I (*) Away
Oct. 14 Adams State Home
Oct. 21 Midwestern State (*) Away
Oct. 28 East Texas State (*) Home
Nov. 4 Angelo State (*) Away
Nov. 11 WNMU (*) Home
Texas Rangers can be heard on KBST 1490 AM
July 17-20 at Baltimore
July 21-23 at Tampa Bay
July 24-26 Miami
July 28-30 Baltimore
July 31-Aug 2 Seattle
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