PLANO, Texas, Sept. 19, 2018 – Six Texas high school football stars have been recognized in the third week of the 2018 Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program.
In its thirteenth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company’s Player of the Week program is again honoring six outstanding student-athletes each week of the 2018 regular season, recognizing one player in each of the state’s six athletic classifications. The winners are chosen for athletic achievements on the field, as well as for outstanding scholarship and community involvement. These players are the embodiment of Ford’s Go Further commitment.
One of the athletes recognized this week is Stanton High School Sophomore and quarterback, Landon Burkhart for last week’s game against Forsan.
Prior to playing for Stanton, Landon Burkhart played at Richland Springs, a six-man team. In only his third game on an eleven-man team, Landon ran the ball 16 times for 330 yards, an average of 20.6 yards per carry. 267 of those yards came in the second half on only 9 carries, including touchdown runs of 72, 51, and 65 yards. Landon also threw for another 89 yards, one touchdown, and a 2-point conversion. Landon had multiple first down conversions on 3rd and long and 4th down. Landon’s father, Jerry Burkhart, is the Head Coach.
According to Coach Cody Hogan, “Landon played with a fever and sore throat and helped the Buffaloes get 35-21 win. He also helped his father, Jerry Burkhart (a six-man coaching legend) earn his first win in 11-man football.”
In addition to football, Landon is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Basketball, Track, and Church youth group. He also made 2nd team all-state newcomer of the year in 6-man as a freshman, and is an honor rolls student.
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ANDREWS - The Coahoma Bulldogettes lost a double header to Andrews and Brownfield Tuesday night.
The Coahoma varsity squad lost to Brownfield 10-25, 12-25, 10-25 and Andrews 10-25, 4-25, 12-25.
Kirah Kimball led the Bulldogettes with 4 kills for the two games and Julia Mashburn had nine assists followed by Jadyan Mann with 5. On defense, Cassie Grant led the Coahoma squad with 5 digs. Cailtyn Corley racked up 4 blocks and 4 digs during the two matches.
Next: The Bulldogettes will open district play with a match against Jim Ned Saturday at the Coahoma ISD competition gym. The first game begins at 10 a.m. with the varsity game expected start at noon.
Earlier in the evening both Coahoma JV teams lost their matches: JV White vs. Brownfield (10-25, 15-25) and vs. Andrews (6-25, 14-25); JV Red vs. Brownfield (18-25, 16-25) and vs. Andrews (23-25, 14-25)
Combined varsity Stats:
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 3; Ashley Romero, 2; Kirah Kimball, 4, Jaydan Mann, 1; Sydney Rindard, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 3; Paige Atkins, 3; and Cassie Grant, 2.
Assists: Mashburn, 9; Overton, 2; Mann, 5; Rinard, 1; Corley, 1; and Grant, 1.
Blocks: Romero, 2; Overton, 1; Mann, 1; Rinard, 1; and Corley, 4;
Digs: Romero, 1; Overton 2; Corley, 4; Atkins, 1; and Grant, 5.
The 7th Lady Steers A Team lost a close game to Sweetwater in three sets (16-25, 25-23, 24-26). In the first set, Alandra Juarez and Kendall Brooks stood out on offense while Julianna Fraser played well on defense. In the second set, Jaila Groage and Karina Limon made some great digs. The third set was filled with superb net play by Kendall Brooks, Cloe Viasana, and Brooklyn Hyatt. Abigail Davila, our libero, played outstandingly well on the back row. She made many key plays which led to several points. We are so proud of how well our Lady Steers played as a team and showed an extensive amount of progress.
The 7th Lady Steers B Team lost to Sweetwater in a well-played two sets (13-23, 27-29). In the first set Kylee Haynie stood out on both offense and defense scoring 5 Aces and a Kill for the team. In the second set Elena Seracho, Addison Rubio and Maddison Hamm led the team on offense with multiple Aces amongst them. The team fought gallantly in the second set and made a great comeback in defense! They continue to work as a team and showed a great amount of progress!
The 8th Grade A Lady Steers defeated Sweetwater in two sets. They played a great game last night. Kortney Moore had killer serves. Jalen Sykes and Marlie Kennedy led out on offense. While Monica Gutierrez and Taylor Partlow led out of defense. A great team effort was given by all! We are looking forward to a great tournament this weekend!
8th grade B girls got their first win against Sweetwater last night in 3 sets--(25-16) (19-25) (15-10). Kaydence Canales, J'onyce Evans, and Lora Otto had aces in their serves. And J'onyce Evans and Daniah Wrighter had kills at the net. All of the girls worked together on both defense and offense!
Big Spring Lady Steers volleyball team competed against Abilene Wylie on Tuesday. Scores were 16-25, 21-25, and 7-25 in favor of Wylie. The next game for the Lady Steers will be a home game and district opener against Snyder. Varsity plays at 4:30 and Freshmen and JV follow at 6 PM.
JaLie Hernandez and Hector Colon-Rivera were the top finishers for the Coahoma Cross Country varsity team at the Western Texas College Invitational meet held in Snyder Saturday while the junior high team had three runners medal in the event.
“This was the first meet for a lot of the junior high kids,” said Cross Country Coach John-Michael Leggett. “They all did a really good job this past weekend. We had a lot of kids that ran a season best time on a really tough course. We are getting better every week, and I am very satisfied with the progress we are making.”
Coahoma junior high runners Isabella Cox and Serena Dobbs turned some heads at the meet. Cox ran the route in 16:04 and Dobbs finished one second later at 16:05. That placed them fourth and fifth respectively and both girls medaled for their efforts. Jake Freeman also earned a medal in the boys junior high race. He came in 6th with a time of 13:43.
For varsity, Hernandez came in with a time of 16:17 to place 35th in girls event. Colon-Rivera ran the route in 22:20 to place 38th for the boys.
Next: The high school team will travel to the Lubbock ISD Invitational regional preview meet. The junior high team will be off for the weekend.
Individual results are as follows:
** Varsity Boys **
Hector Colon-Rivera, 38th, 22:20
Tanner Atkins, 45th, 22:54
Christian Klug, 52nd, 23:20
CJ King, 57th, 23:39
D'Kota Harrison, 66th, 24:37
Chance McMurray, 76th, 27:30
** Varsity Girls **
JaLie Hernandez, 35th, 16:17
** Jr. High Boys **
Jake Freeman, 6th (Medaled), 13:43
McCartney Fitzhugh, 23rd, 14:52
JC Garza, 34th, 15:37
Kenan Kimberley, 42nd, 17:12
Keiston Harrison, 45th, 18:40
** Jr. High Girls **
Isabella Cox, 4th (Medaled), 16:04
Serena Dobbs, 5th, (Medaled), 16:05
Marianna Glover, 26th, 18:13
Zoie Joslin, 29th, 18:26
Kenna Best, 39th, 20:36
Emily Lowder, 48th, 22:28
Savannah Meachum, 51st, 23:40
Coahoma’s Steven Erivas had a stellar game Thursday racking four touchdowns to help the Coahoma Bulldogs' junior varsity team plow through Roscoe, 42-20, at Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium.
The Bulldogs didn’t wait long to put points on the board in the first quarter. Thanks to run by Erivas and a successful kick by Pedro Paixao, Coahoma grabbed a 7-0 lead.
The Plowboys answered back with a touchdown of their own and pulled to within 7-6. That would be the closest Roscoe came to threatening.
Late in first quarter, the Plowboys looked as if they would strike again after intercepting a CHS pass. The Plowboys, however, fumbled the snap on their first play of the possession. Moments later, Coahoma capitalized with an 18-yard touchdown run by Erivas.
With 43 seconds left in an opening quarter, Coahoma’s Seth Brooks recovered a Roscoe punt and returned the ball for a touchdown. Brook's return put the Bulldogs up 21-6 heading into the second.
The Plowboys drove the field for a touchdown with 5:07 left in the half. They tacked on a successful two-point conversion and cut Coahoma's lead to 21-14.
Coahoma was far from through. Thanks to a big gain from a run by Isaiah Martin deep into Plowboy territory, the Bulldogs ended the half on a high note. Josh Ruiz capped the Bulldogs final score of the first half by scoring on a 1-yard run that upped the score to 28-14.
In the second half, the Bulldogs scored twice on runs by Erivas to close out the contest.
During Thursday’s performance, Paixao showed he is a major asset for the team. He nailed all of his extra points easily.
Coahoma also garnered strong performances from quarterback Ky Kemper, Martin and Ruiz. All three helped lead the Bulldogs to their first victory of the season.
Coahoma, now 1-1, is scheduled to play Slaton at home on Sept. 20.
In junior high football, the Coahoma seventh graders won their showdown with Crane, 16-6. The CJHS eighth grade squad suffered a 40-0 loss to Wink.
(Photos and information provided by Coahoma Media.)
BigSpring Ford Football Friday Final Scores 9-14-18
Monahans HS 35, Big Spring HS 14
Sonic Players of the Game for the Steers were offensive player Ethan Cortez and defensive player Brett Berringer. The Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to AJ Gonzales.
Wink HS 40, Coahoma HS 39
Sonic Players of the game for Coahoma were offensive player Zack Schneider and defensive player Alex Duenes.
Stanton HS 35, Forsan HS 21
Sonic Players of the game for Stanton were offensive player Landon Burkhart and defensive player Noe Ureste.
Other High School Scores
Hirschi HS 51 Sweetwater HS 7
Lee HS 42 Montwood HS 6
Carroll HS 24 Permian HS 20
Central HS 22 Cedar Park HS 37
Canyon HS 51 Lamesa HS 20
Snyder HS 61 Lake View HS 21
Andrews HS 42 Levelland HS 39
Brownwood HS 47 Graham HS 26
Seminole HS 47 Pecos HS 6
Idalou HS 45 Littlefield HS 0
Post HS 42 Roosevelt HS 6
Crane HS 26 Mccamey HS 21
Ozona HS 6 Reagan County 13
Anson HS 28 Stamford HS 61
Colorado HS 42 Ballinger HS 34
Winters HS 36 Bangs HS 6
Iraan HS 25 Menard HS 14
Whiteface HS 25 Sands Cisd 24
Borden County 64 Knox City HS 15
Blackwell 58 Newcastle 12
Robert Lee HS 66 Santa Anna HS 0
Grady HS 56 Silverton 8
Westbrook School 48 Veribest HS 13
Garden City HS 53 Balinorhea School 32
Sterling City HS 46 Hermleigh HS 24
Stephenville HS 41 Wylie HS 28
Franklin HS 63 Midland HS 42
Coronado HS 30 Odessa HS 27
Abilene 20 Cooper HS 13
A-The 8th grade A Steers faced a well coached and disciplined team in the Monahans Loboes on Thursday. We started off slow offensively, but quickly relied on the legs of quarterback Eli Cobos to give us a spark. After a few powerful runs by Eli it seemed as if everyone else stepped in line. The Steers were down early in the first half due to an interception returned for a touchdown. But the offense continued to move the ball effectively behind a tough offensive line manned by, Aaron Chavez, Nick Garcia, Ian Galan, Josh Gonzales, and Rahleigh Eddington.
Going into half time, the game was tied at 6.
The Steer defensive front, headed by Arturo Ortiz, never let up and only allowed one big play to the Loboes throughout the entirety of the game. Constant pressure in the backfield was provided by a relentless David Rios who spearheaded several group tackles for losses. Safety Phillip Martinez did a wonderful job of communicating with the secondary and thwarting any Monahans pass attempts.
Midway through the third, the Steers were down 12-6.
When the Steers got the ball back the Loboes loaded the box in an attempt to slow down running back Chris Salazar who had been earning tough yardage throughout the contest. So the Steers countered with a quick passing game that relied on Sergio Ybarra, Phillip Martinez, and Connor Andrae. Phillip was able to tie the game at 12 by taking a sideline catch all the way in for a score. After forcing another Monahans turnover, the Steers plowed their way into the end zone with Chris Salazar and Eli Cobos, sealing the victory.
Big Hitter of week………… Connor Andrae
B- The 8th Grade B team had a clash with the Monahans Loboes this past Thursday. After a valiant effort by the B team, they fell to Monahans 28-0. The defense played well for 3 quarters causing 4 fumbles and recovering 3 of them, setting up the offense twice in plus territory. The offense which was still adapting to new positions all over the field play extremely hard against a tough monahans defense. The standouts on defense were Zabain Urias and Tyler Deatherage the latter which led the team in tackles, and fumble recoveries. On offense we were led by Josiah Aguero who valiantly fought against bigger opponents and showed absolutely no fear. Another stand-out was Smith Cate who had an average of 38 yards a punt, helping the young Steers with the position battle on special teams. Next week the Steers travel to Pecos to take on the Eagles at 5.
A-Played a hard fought game against Monahans. The Defense made several plays and got a ton of stops. The front 7 got the Loboes out of their element (run game) forcing them to throw it deep. The O-line and wide receivers blocked their tails off all night long. The running backs took advantage of that and gashed the Lobo defense for over 200 yards.
Special teams made several big hits and pinned the offense deep in their own territory several times throughout the game.
B-The 7th grade B team played a tremendous game on 3 sides of the ball. The Steers managed to drive the ball into the red zone on 3-4 trips, but fell short of the goal line.
Offensively, the O-line, Quben Lewis, Kendarick Johnson, and Kyle Gay gave great efforts.
Defensively, the Steers had multiple stops with three 3&outs. The defensive line and line backers played aggressive football.
Individually, Kyle Gay, Bowman, Woodruff all played extremely well.
All teams look forward to facing a tough Pecos team this week.
Fourteen-year-old Vance Ott is the newest member of the Coahoma High School track team thanks to a program by the Texas Regional Paralympics Sport.
The CHS freshman was born with Spina Bifida, a condition that affected his spine and left him with the need to use a wheelchair for mobility. However, Vance does not let his physical disability keep him from participating in activities his loves.
“Vance doesn’t realize how many people he inspires with his tenacity and his strength,” said his mother, Marlana. “He never gives up. He always takes a challenge head on.”
Stock shows, recreational baseball and serving as a trainer for the CHS football team are all activities Vance has excelled at for the past several years.
“He is very mentally strong, and he loves sports in general. If he could, he would love to be out there with the football boys,” Marlana said. “That is why he loves being a trainer but this (track) is what is available for him to compete in, and he already has his mind set. He wants to excel.”
On Sunday, Vance received his racing chair and some one-on-one training with 7-time Paralympic and 3-time Olympic athlete Saúl Mendoza. Both the chair and the instruction time were made possible through the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport Loaner Chair program.
The 4-year-old program was created to fulfill a need after UIL decided to add wheelchair racing to its state track and field meets, according to Wendy Gumbert of Texas Regional Paralympic Sport.
“We were the adaptive sports organization working with them (UIL) on the project, so we knew the only way it would work was if the kids could somehow access chairs,” Gumbert said. “The chairs are about $2,800. We decided we’d better start raising some money and make that happen."
“We have approximately 100 chairs in our Loaner program,” Gumbert continued. “We have about 70 that are loaned out and that’s not just high school. We do it for our wounded service members and junior high and elementary age kids as well.
These specialized racing chairs need to be specifically tailored to each athlete's dimensions so it can become an extension of his or her body, Gumbert said.
On Sunday, Mendoza, who has medaled at both the Paralympics and Olympics for the country of Mexico, drove from Wimberley, Texas to Big Spring to deliver the chair and spend time with Vance and his family teaching them about the sport and the device.
After a couple of laps around the Big Spring High School track, Vance seemed to absorb Mendoza’s lessons accelerating after each turn. He also practiced shot put from a field chair Mendoza brought to show as a demonstration.
“For the field chair, we look to the school to provide it for the athlete,”Gumbert said. “A field chair can be ordered as a generic size and they are much less expensive. They are under $1,000. A kid in high school, a kid in junior high, a kid in elementary can use that same chair.
“A school can invest in it and have that chair in its ISD for a 10-year period and move it around to others schools as the need arises where a racing chair is not going to fit the next kid,” she continued. “That’s why our loan program is so important.”
Joining Vance on the track Sunday was para-athlete Hope Santiago who drove from Monahans with her parents to receive training from Mendoza. Now a freshman in high school, Hope has not only competed in para-sports for the last two years but set records at the junior national level in 100m race and the shot put in her age group. She is also a twirler in the high school marching band.
By participating in these types of activities, students with physical disabilities are learning to live independently, Gumbert said.
“If you are trying to increase someone’s arm strength, the things that they do in a regular institutionalized rehab is very good but it’s not something the kid wants to do day in and day out,” she said. “You put a young athlete in a sport and they are increasing that arm strength day in and day out and increasing more than they can in regular rehab just by pure participation and the joy of sport.
“It also creates independence,” she continued. “By coming to some of our events outside of the school system, which is what we try to get them to come to, they meet others within the realm of Paralympic sport and realize the opportunities that are available to them. They can go for college scholarships. They can participate in college in their sport and then the doors are open to them and they are like wow I can do these things.”
After Vance expressed interest in the sport, Mike Martinez Jr., CHS SPED teacher, found the program and helped coordinate with Texas Regional Paralympic Sport, Vance’s family, high school coaches and CISD administrators to jump start the para-athletic program at CHS.
“Mr. Martinez did an outstanding job of making this happen and working through the details with the family, Texas Regional Paralympic Sport and our coaches to make sure everything has gone smoothly,” CHS Principal Christina Cox said.
Although Texas Regional Paralympic Sports works with the school to help support the program, the family is required to take sole responsibility for the loan of the chair, a stipulation that allows athletes to participate in events outside of UIL sanctioned meets, Gumbert said.
A second stipulation requires parents and athletes to apply for a grant from the Challenged Athletes Foundation or the Kelly Brush Foundation to fund the purchase of a permanent racing chair. Once the family receives the permanent chair, the loaner chair is returned to the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport.
According to the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport, more than 21 million Americans live with a physical disability. For more information on about the Loaner Chair program, visit https://www.texasregionalparalympicsport.org/
(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
KERMIT - The Coahoma Bulldogettes picked up their second win in a row after they bested the Kermit Lady Yellow Jackets in three sets Tuesday night, 25-20, 25-20, 25-14.
Kirah Kimball led the team with 7 kills. Cassie Grant powered out two aces and Julia Mashburn, MaKynlee Overton, and Jaydan Mann each added one.
Overall the Bulldogettes volleyball program claimed a full sweep Tuesday. Earlier in the evening, the two Coahoma JV teams won their matches against the Kermit squads: JV White won 25-16, 25-17 and JV Red, 27-25, 25-16.
Next: The Coahoma girls will have a small break before heading back into competition for yet another road trip. All three teams will play a dual in Andrews against Brownfield and Andrews on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Both JV teams will play at 5:30/6:30 p.m. and varsity will play at 6/7:30 p.m.
DIMMITT - The Bulldogettes powered through three sets to earn a victory against the Dimmitt Lady Bobcats Saturday.
The Coahoma varsity volleyball team won the game 25-6, 25-15, 25-17.
Sophomore Ashley Romero, who is quickly becoming a strong assist for the Bulldogettes squad, led with 8 kills for the game. Senior Paige Atkins and Sophomore MaKynlee Overton had 5 kills each while Senior Julia Mashburn powered out 4. Also, Senior Jaydan Mann had 7 assists during the match.
Earlier in the day, the two Coahoma JV teams - White and Red - lost their matches 23-25, 22-25 and 25-8, 18-25, 24-26 respectively.
Up next: The Bulldogettes will be on the road for their third away game in row when they travel to Kermit to play the Lady Jackets Tuesday. Both JV teams will play at 5 p.m.with varsity to follow at 6 p.m.
Coahoma HS 51, McCamey HS 27
Sonic Players of the Game for Coahoma Bulldogs v. McCamey Badgers are offensive player Isaac Murillo and defensive player Gabe Clark.
Big Spring HS 33, Sweetwater HS 7
Sonic Players of the Game for Big Spring Steers at Sweetwater Mustangs are offensive player Jeremiah Cooley, defensive player Izaiah Valle, and the Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to Domiono Cole.
Wink HS 40 Stanton HS 21
Sonic Players of the Game for Stanton Buffaloes v. Wink Wildcats are offensive player Landon Burkhart and defensive player Adrian Delao.
Post HS 29 Forsan HS 12
Pebble Hills HS 42 Midland HS 38
Sterling City HS 50 Buena Vista School 0
Snyder HS 31 Brownwood HS 21
Sonora HS 40 Lamesa HS 17
Andrews HS 36 Monahans HS 28
Lake View HS 35 Fabens HS 0
Grapevine HS 31 Cooper HS 13
Idalou HS 21 Seminole HS 12
Tahoka HS 63 Roosevelt HS 18
Colorado City HS 41 Crane HS 21
Ballinger HS 32 Reagan County 6
Iraan HS 35 Ozona HS 15
Stamford HS 53 Roscoe Collegiate HS 29
Winters HS 22 Eldorado HS 0
Grady HS 55 Southland School 6
Garden City HS 48 Morton HS 0
Robert Lee HS 51 Sidney School 36
Ira HS 46 Sands Cisd 0
Borden County School 52 Westbrook School 12
Monterey HS 28 Wylie HS 21
Permian HS 43 Franklin HS 27
Central HS 49 Del Rio HS 3
Abilene 31 Lee HS 24
Kermit HS 21 Pecos HS 0
Blackwell School 27 Highland HS 24
The Bulldogettes lost to the Lady Falcons in three sets Tuesday night at Veribest ISD.
The Veribest squad dominated the first set winning 11-25, but the Bulldogettes fought back in the next two games. The Coahoma varsity squad came from behind both times in set two and three to pull within 4 points before the Lady Falcons ended the match 21-25.
Sophomore Ashley Romero led the Bulldogettes in kills earning 3 for the evening. Senior Julia Mashburn had six assists for the game.
Earlier, the JV Red team lost to the Lady Falcons JV team in three sets 25-8, 10-25, 12-25
Up next, the Bulldogettes are on the road again this time traveling to Dimmitt on Saturday. The JV teams will both play at 1 p.m. followed by the varsity at 2 p.m.
Set 1: 11-25; Set 2: 21-25; Set 3: 21-25
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 2; Ashley Romero, 3; MaKynlee Overton, 2; Kirah Kimball, 1; Sydney Rinard, 1; Jovi Gonzales, 1; Paige Atkins, 2.
Ace: Atkins, 1
Assists: Mashburn, 6; Caitlyn Corley 2.
(Photos and information courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The Coahoma High School Cross Country team turned in a solid performance against a large field of competitors at the Andrews meet held Saturday, Sept. 1.
In this particular contest, competitors raced in two-person teams instead of individually.
“It was a different format this week, but the kids really liked it and competed well,” said Head Coach John-Michael Leggett. “I was proud of the effort, and we are looking for even more improvement in our next race which will be in Snyder on Sept. 15.”
Overall, the team of CJ King and Hector Colon-Rivera led Coahoma finishing 27th out 46 competitors. The duo posted a time of 39:39.50. Teammates Ethan Biddison and Nick Biddison closely followed ending the race in 28th with a time of 40:03.50.
The teams of Chance McMurray and D’Kota Harrison and Tanner Atkins and Christian Klug finished 32nd and 37th respectively. McMurray-Harrison posted a time of 41:28.89 while Atkins-Klug came in at 42:37.47.
At the junior high level, Coahoma’s Keiston Harrison and Braden Bitner ran the race in 23:03.43. That was good enough to finish 30th out of a field of 42 competitors.
The Coahoma Cross Country team will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 15, to race in the Western Texas Invitation Meet in Snyder.
(Information contributed by Coahoma Media.)
Area high school football teams took the gridiron for the 2018 Football Season last week and here are the results.
The Big Spring Steers hosted a home game against Greenwood. The Steers lost 21-12, but had a great game and many Big Spring are hopeful about what’s to come this season for the Steers. The Sonic Players of the game were Offensive Player Ethan Cortez, and Defensive player AJ Gonzales. The Big Hit of the Game went to CJ Harris. The next game for the Steers will be this Friday in Sweetwater against the Mustangs.
Stanton Buffaloes had an away game against the Reagan County Owls. Final score was 52 to 14 in favor of the Owls. Next game for Stanton will be a home game against Wink this Friday at Buffalo Stadium. The Sonic Players of the game were offensive player Tim Avila, and definsive player was Ashton Smith.
Sonic Players of the game for Coahoma in the Howard County Bowl were offensive player Zack Schneider and defensive player Keegan Dobbs. KBest Players of the game for Forsan were offensive player Kobe Richardson and defensive player Jonathan Gabehart. Although this year’s Howard County Bowl was won by the Bulldogs, Forsan won the battle of the JV teams on Friday evening in Forsan. Final score was Buffs 26, Bulldogs 10.
The next game for the Buffs will be this Friday, September 7th, in Post. Coahoma will host McCamey in a home game, also on Friday. This game will also be their Senior Night.
Coahoma and Forsan squared off once again in football action for the second time this week. This time it was the JV teams who battled on the gridiron. The Buffaloes won the match 26-10 which was held in Forsan.
(Photos and information provided by Coahoma Media.)
The 7th Grade A Team was defeated by the Snyder Tigers (21-25, 13-25). Brooklyn Hyatt led the team with 7 ace serves and 8 assists. Cloe Viasana, Kendall Brooks, and Hyatt all played well on offense and defense.
The 7th Grade B Team was defeated by the Snyder Tigers (8-25, 10-25). Erin Mendoza led the team with 2 ace serves and 1 Dig. Lauren Bryans, Elena Saracho, and Mendoza played a great defense.
The 8th Grade A Team fell to Snyder in two sets. 22-25 and 14-25. We had solid defense and some great teamwork plays. Outstanding defense were Kourtney Moore and Marlie Kennedy. Outstanding offense were Emily Matthews and Gissele Holguin. We battled at the net and on back row. We are working hard to play as a team. We look forward to improvements in our next game.
The 8th Grade B Lady Steers fell to Snyder in two sets: 24-26 and 12-25. We had pretty solid defense and worked well together as a team. Outstanding plays on defense were Kaydence Canales and Kisa Kate. Outstanding plays on offense were Elaina Arrendondo, Lora Otto, Kiersten Furuya and Daniah Wrighter. The girls battled both at the net and on back row. Our goals are to continue working as a team and improvement overall!
Forsan and Coahoma teams participated in the 5th Annual Howard County Bowl that took place last night, August 30th, at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring. The final score resulted in 24-14 with the Coahoma being named this year’s winner and bragging rights for the rest of the year.
This year’s event brought out an appearance by CBS 7’s Jay Hendricks, and a half-time performance by country artist Mark McKinney. Former NFL player Cedric Benson also made an appearance at this year’s Howard County Bowl.
Benson is currently working with The Cedric Benson Foundation, an organization with the mission is to connect passionate and experienced leaders with young athletes of all abilities in order to facilitate athletic, personal and mental health development in a positive and safe environment while exceeding customer expectations.
With all of this excitement, by far the most exciting thing was the fact that the Howard County Bowl was able to award $38,000 in scholarships to several Forsan and Coahoma Seniors who participated in this year’s event.
The TLCA-San Angelo volleyball varsity squad walked away with a win Tuesday night against the Coahoma Bulldogettes but the path to victory was not an easy one.
The Lady Eagles won in four sets 24-26; 25-20; 12-25; 21-25 in hard fought action at the Coahoma Elementary School competition gym.
At first it looked like the Eagles would earn an easy victory as the team quickly built a 0,6 lead in the first set and expanded it to a 9-point advantage by mid-match. However, the Bulldogettes came back with some exceptional defensive plays and saves to tie the score at 24-24. The Eagles earned the win 24-26.
The second set started out in favor of the Lady Eagles once again until the Bulldogettes’ offense hit its stride taking the lead at 6-5. Both teams battled over control of the game trading the lead back in forth until the Coahoma squad hit high gear to earn the win 25-20.
The TLCA girls were dominant through the third set (12-25) and mostly through the fourth to build a 9-point lead until the Coahoma girls pushed back narrowing the point deficit down to 4. The Lady Eagles salted away the fourth set 21-25.
Paige Atkins led the Bulldogettes in kills with 9. Julia Mashburn racked up a total 11 assists for the game and Ashley Romero scored an ace in the match.
In JV Action, JV White won both sets against TLCA 25-21, 25-21 and JV Red won in two, 25-16, 25-23.
Up next, the Bulldogettes volleyball teams will take on Veribest in Veribest. JV Red begins play at 5:30 p.m. and varsity takes the floor at 6:30 p.m.
Coahoma vs TLCA - Individual stats
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 1; Ashley Romero, 2; MaKynlee Overton, 4; Kirah Kimball, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 4; Paige Atkins, 9.
Aces: Ashley Romero, 1
Assists: Julia Mashburn, 11; Jaydan Mann, 3.
Blocks: Ashley Romero, 1; MaKynlee Overton 4; Caitlyn Corley, 2; Paige Atkins, 1.
On Saturday, August 25th, 2018 the Big Spring Steers Cross Country teams traveled to Midland to compete in the Tall City XC Invitational 2018.
In Division 1 for High School Boys, Cooper Miller placed 2nd in the event with a time of 17:32.65 and Manuel Marquez placed 8th with a time of 18:07.48. Big Spring Boys placed 4th as a team with 111 points.
In Division 2 for High School Boys, Jeremiah Collins placed 22nd with a time of 21:13.13, and Isaiah Martinez placed 23rd with his time of 21:13.96. Big Spring Boys placed 5th as a team with 148 points.
In Division 2 for High School Girls, Chloe Bustamente placed 11th with a time of 15:43.37, and Falicity Calderon placed 26th with a time of 16:33.60. The Big Spring Girls placed 5th as a team with 165 points.
(Complete list of results received from Big Spring ATC.)
Division 1 High School Boys
2nd Cooper Miller 17:32.65
8th Manuel Marquez 18:07.48
16th Roman Perez 18:38.43
37th Dusty Chavez 19:54.78
49th Augustine De Los Santos 20:40.89
76th Brandon Rogers 24:38.88
** 4th Big Spring 111 points **
Division 2 High School Boys
22nd Jeremiah Collins 21:13.13
23rd Isaiah Martinez 21:13.96
29th Jason Cantu 21:42.34
45th Jackie Deleon 22:27.96
56th Anthony Hilario 22:59.16
61st Joshua Lopez 23:19.47
75th Shawn Mendoza 24:18.97
81st Joshua Mireles 24:46.49
100th Tomas Tino 28:41.85
** 5th Big Spring 148 points **
Division 2 High School Girls
11th Chloe Bustamante 15:43.37
26th Falicity Calderon 16:33.60
30th Marisol Rodriguez 16:51.65
52nd Cylei Burton 17:44.43
61st Brianna Lopez 17:52.59
64th Kayleigh Muniz 17:57.98
67th Mckenna Valle 18:14.65
68th Elisabeth Jones 18:14.79
83rd Analisa Blount 18:46.06
92nd Maisy Talamantes 19:18.47
114th Keysi Melendez 21:34.35
** 5th Big Spring 165 points **
Coahoma High School invites the community to come out and Meet the Bulldogs to show support to our high/junior high school athletes and band students.
“Our kids have been working hard and giving us 100 percent for the past few weeks to get ready for another competitive year,” said Chris Joslin, Coahoma ISD Athletic Director. “I invite the community to come out and meet these phenomenal students.”
The event will begin at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, on the newly renovated football field of the Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium in Coahoma. The community will have a chance to meet and cheer for athletes playing football, volleyball, and cross country along with members of the award-winning Big Red Band and the Coahoma cheerleading squad.
The crowd will also have a chance to meet the 2018-2019 coaching staff and their families along with student trainers, ball boys and flag runners.
Although the official first day of school was Monday, athletes and band students have been hard at work with two-a-day workouts and night band practices since the beginning of August.
Last year, the Bulldog varsity football team went 7-4 for the season ending with a bi-district appearance against the Spearman High School Lynxes.
Taking over this year as the head of the football/athletic program at Coahoma ISD, Joslin hopes to keep that winning drive alive with another playoff appearance, and he is no stranger to winning football games on the gridiron.
For the past two years, Joslin was the offensive assistant football coach for the Rockdale High School Tigers. Last year, the Tigers went 13-3 for the season and clinched the 3A Division I state championship. He also spent 10 years on the coaching staff of Big Spring Steer Head Football Coach Phillip Ritchey. During that time, the Steers made six playoff appearances.
Although she is not a new face to Coahoma ISD, Jamie Bonner steps into a new position this year as Head Volleyball Coach for the Coahoma Bulldogettes. Previously, Bonner served as the assistant coach under Christina Cox, who stepped down this year to fully focus on serving as the high school principal of Coahoma High School.
Bonner, along with her assistants Sydney Upshaw and Katherine Shawver, lead a Bulldogette team with seven strong senior players on the roster.
Joining the coaching staff this year, John Michael Leggett takes over the CHS cross country program. Leggett replaces Byron Seal as head coach after Seal retired from education at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Coach Leggett hopes to continue to foster state championship runners just as he did while coaching cross country and track in Big Spring.
Now beginning his sixth year as head band director for Coahoma ISD, John Landin and the Big Red Band are busy working hard to prepare their contest marching show. Under Landin’s leadership, the band has qualified three times for area marching contest and earned three sweepstakes awards. Although this is not a state qualifying year for 3A marching bands, Landin and the band have their sights set to bring home a fourth sweepstakes to decorate the trophy case.
Joni Lacefield is the sponsor for the hardest working cheerleading squad in West Texas, the Coahoma Cheerleaders. The cheerleaders will perform during the event.
“I hope everyone will come out and give some much deserved recognition for these hard-working students as they head into another competitive year,” Joslin said.
Photo/Coahoma ISD: Coahoma Cheerleaders Providence Dickson, left, Anissa Arguello, Dana Montanez, Yaliza Rodriguez, and Vada Cortez perform a cheer. The Coahoma Cheerleaders will perform at the Meet the Bulldogs night set for 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
The Coahoma Bulldogettes lost to the Snyder Lady Tigers Tuesday night in Snyder.
The Class 4A Lady Tigers earned the victory in three sets 16-25, 8-25-16-25.
Paige Atkins led the Bulldogettes on offense with 4 kills. Julia Mashburn had 6 assists for the evening. Caitlyn Corley stood out for her performance on defense pulling off several key saves for the Bulldogettes.
Earlier in the evening both JV teams lost to Snyder in two sets. White lost 9-25, 17-25. Red lost 10-25, 12-25
The Bulldogettes will be back in action this Friday and Saturday. The varsity girls will compete in three games on Friday in the 2018 Showdown in Bronte:10 a.m., Bronte vs Coahoma; 3 p.m., Fort Davis vs Coahoma; 5 p.m. Coahoma vs Mount Vernon NS. Both JV teams will play in Grape Creek.
Coahoma Bulldogettes vs Snyder Lady Tigers @ Snyder - Varsity - Individual Stats:
Kills: Paige Atkins, 4; Ashley Romero, 1; MaKynlee Overton, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 2.
Assists: Julia Mashburn, 6.
The 11th annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon that will be held in Big Spring at the Comanche Trail Park this Saturday, August 25th. Individual and team participants begin the race with a 500-meter open water swim in Comanche Trail Lake, followed up by a 30k out and back bike ride on city and county roads, and, finally, conclude with a 5k run on closed trails and roads in the Comanche Trail Park.
Even though Comanche Trail Lake is lower than usual due to the fact that Big Spring has seen minimal amounts of rain this year, interim Community Services Director for the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau Hayley Herrera told KBest News that, more than likely, the swimming portion of the race will not be canceled.
"We're continuing on like the event is going to happen, like it always happens, with the swim, the biking, and the run," said Herrera. She went on to say that a final decision will be made on the day of the event.
"The water is lower, but we've been in this situation before and [in the past] they've just adjusted the path. The swim portion might be a little bit shorter," said Herrera. "We might have to reign in a little bit, but [the competitors] will still be swimming."
Every year, the triathlon tends to bring in many out-of-town visitors for the race since it’s also an event that’s sanctioned by USA Triathlon. There’s still time to register online through www.Permianbasinevents.com or you can find the link on the Facebook page for the Comanche Warrior Triathlon. Cost is $65 per individual, and $110 per team.
To volunteer to help with the event, contact Debbye ValVerde at 432- 263-7641.
The Howard County Muddy Mongrels is a Tough Mudder Team that raises money for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County. This year the team will be competing in the Full Tough Mudder, an event that that takes place on September 29th in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and they are still accepting sponsors for this year’s event.
Sponsors will have their logo displayed on the team shirts that will be proudly worn when the team travels to the DFW area for their event, and sponsorships range between $250 and $1,000.
Money raised from sponsorships will be donated will to support the 2018-2019 Campaign for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County. For more information on how to become a sponsor of the Howard County Muddy Mongrels, contact Meghan Bias, Executive Director for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County at 267-5201.
Big Spring Steers Football teams will be scrimmaging against Ft. Stockton today. Freshmen and JV teams will scrimmage at 4:30 PM and Varsity will scrimmage at 6:30. Both teams will be at Memorial Stadium.
The Big Spring Lady Steers won their home game against Colorado City yesterday at Steer Gym. This weekend they'll be competing in the Highland Park Tournament in Amarillo.
The Varsity Coahoma Bulldogettes lost 3 of the 4 sets to Lubbock Estacado during last night's Volleyball game at home. This weekend JV and Varsity teams will be competing in the Midland Classic.
This is the last week to turn in your application for the $1,000 Howard County Bowl Scholarship. The deadline is Friday, August 17th, and applications can be picked up from the high school counselor's office at both Coahoma and Forsan High Schools.
Seniors eligible for the scholarships are those who will be participating in the Howard County Scholarship Bowl, whether it be football player, manager, or with the band. The Howard County Scholarship Bowl is scheduled for Thursday, August 30th with gates opening at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7:30 PM.
Tickets go on sale today Back in Motion, KBest Media, Bulldog Laundry, and Coahoma and Forsan High Schools. Ticket prices are currently $4 for students, and $6 for adults. Be sure to get your tickets early because prices will increase at the gate.
The online store ( https://squareup.com/store/howard-county-bowl ) is now opened for the public to purchase tickets are t-shirts. Cost of t-shirts is $15 for child to adult XL, and $18 for 2x and 3x. Shirts will be available for pick up the week of the game. You can find that link on our KBest Media Facebook page.
Be advised the scholarships are funded by t-shirts and ticket sales, as well as by community donations. To learn how to be come game sponsor, contact Tessa Reid at Back in Motion at 432-267-2225.
2018 National Hang Gliding Series Results:
The Open Class winner this year was Attila Bertok, who was the World Champion in Big Spring in 2007.
The Sport Class winner is Matt Pruett of Minnesota.
The task for Day 2 of the 2018 Big Spring National Series will take the hang glider pilots to Plainview, TX. You can keep up with a live update of each pilot's progress at:
The race to complete today's task begins shortly!
The Big Spring National Series, hang gliding competition was set to begin yesterday afternoon, but with wind gusts up to 27 mph the Safety Director Russell Brown and the Safety Committee agreed to cancel the day at 2 pm. It was noted that the Safety Director felt it was not safe to bring the tugs out of the hangar.
KBest News will have daily updates on the competition throughout the week during on KBest Country FM 95.7 at 6:10 AM and 7:10 AM. We'll also have updates posted to our Facebook page as they become available.
2-a-days begin today for high school football. Here's the 2-a-day schedule for the Big Spring Steers for this week and next.
9th JV and Varsity @ ATC
Mon. 8/6/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Tues. 8/7/18 12:30 pm -3:30 pm
Wed. 8/8/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Thurs. 8/9/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Fri. 8/10/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Sat. 8/11/18 JV/V only @ Memorial 8:00 am
9th JV and Varsity
Mon. 08/13/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Tues. 08/14/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Wed. 8/15/18 JV and V 7:30 am -10:30 am
Wed. 8/15/18 9th 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Thurs.08/16/18 9/JV/V 7:30 am -10:30 am (this may change)
Friday 8/17/18 9/JV/V Scrimmage vs Ft. Stockton @ 6:30 pm
Big Spring Lady Steers and Coahoma Bulldogettes Volleyball teams will be competing in a multi-school scrimmage on Saturday, August 4th, at Steer Gym. The Lady Steers will be scrimmaging against Greenwood, Midland Christian, and Colorado City. The Bulldogettes will be scrimmaging against Colorado City, Sweetwater, and Greenwood. Each scrimmage will last 40 minutes for the Varsity, JV, and Freshmen teams will be participating.
The last Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave Run of the summer may have been held on Friday night, but there’s still another race for which to continue training. The Comanche Warrior Triathlon will be held on Saturday, August 25th, at the Comanche Trail Park. The triathlon begins with a 500 meter open water swim in Comanche Trail Lake, followed up by a 30k bike ride out and back on city and county roads and is concluded with a 5k run on closed trails and roads in the Comanche Trail Park.
Triathlon participants have the option to complete the triathlon alone, or with a team. Cost is currently $55 for individuals and $90 for teams, but only through the end of July. Beginning August 1st, the cost will increase to $60 for individuals and $100 for teams. Be sure to register early in order to get the best price. You can find a link to register at permianbasinevents.com, or on the Facebook page for the Comanche Warrior Triathlon.
** Summer strength and conditioning for High School and Junior High students.**
July 23-August 2 Mon-Thurs. @ the ATC
High School students from 7:30 AM - 9 AM
Junior High students from 9 AM -10 AM
** Volleyball High School 2 A day Schedule **
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM & 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Volleyball High School Scrimmages
8/4/18 Big Spring Scrimmage 9/JV/V
8/6/18 @ San Angelo Central- scrimmage 9/JV/V
8/7/18 Home Game vs San Angelo Central 9 / JV @ 1:15 PM,
V @ 3 PM
** Football High School 2 A Day Schedule **
Starts on 8/6/18 – times TBA
Be advised that if you had season tickets last year for Varsity Football, you can come pick up your reserved seat tickets at the ATC for this year, beginning today through August 26th, Monday - Thursday from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1 PM to 3:30 PM. Booklet cost this year is $20 for all 5 home games.
Be advised that if you do not pick up your tickets this year, you will lose your seats and they will be up for grabs for the public.
The Big Spring Predators Football Sign-Ups will have an on-site registration for ages 4 through 11 this weekend, July 13th from noon to 7 PM and July 14th from noon to 5 PM at the Howard County Library, located at 500 S. Main St. in Big Spring. They'll also have another round of sign ups next weekend during the same hours and at the same location.
Participants will be divided into different age divisions and cost varies depending on whether the child will be participating in fundraisers. Flag football is $60 with fundraisers or $160 without fundraiser and includes sublimated reversible jersey, shorts, and socks. Tackle football is $160 with fundraiser participation, or $235 without fundraising. Registration for tackle includes sublimated reversible jersey, integrated pants, and socks.
Cheerleading sign-ups are also available for ages 4 to 15. Cost is $160 with fundraising, or $235 without. Registration includes skirts, shell, pom poms, duffle bag, and cheer camp.
Can’t make it the registration dates this weekend? Not a problem! Check out our KBest Media Facebook page or the Facebook page for the Big Spring Predators Organization for more information.
There’s still time to register online for the United Way 5K/1K Family Fun Day races that are scheduled to begin at 8 AM Saturday morning. Packet pick up and on-site registration will begin at 7:30 AM at Belanski Pavillion in Comanche Trail City Park. The 1K race is for children 12 and under, and cost is $10 per participant. The 5K race is for ages 13 and up and is $25 per participant. Those who register for the race will receive a t-shirt and passes to the Russ McEwen Aquatic Center while supplies last. Families are also encouraged to take advantage of the fun activities. Funds raised will go benefit the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County and their partnering agencies.
Congratulations to Forsan High School graduate Kolby Watson who signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Randall University, located in Moore, Oklahoma! Kolby says that he plans to major in Exercise Science and later move back to Texas to pursue a degree in Athletic Training.
(Herald Photo/Jordan Parr: Forsan baseball standout Kolby Watson (center) with Forsan head baseball coach Stephen East (rear left) and Randall University head baseball coach Eddy Davis (rear right) as well as his mother Tonya Watson (left) and father Bryan Watson (right) signing his letter of intent to play ball for Randall University in Moore Oklahoma on Friday July 6, 2018.)
The 6th Annual Big Spring Super Sprint and Kid’s Triathlon will take place this Saturday, July 7th beginning at 7 AM at the Russ McEwen Aquatic Center. All competitors will swim in the “Lazy River” loop at the McEwen Aquatic Center, then bike and run inside the Comanche Trail Park.
The Big Spring Kid’s Triathlon is open to youth ages 5 to 15, is a very fun, spectator-friendly event. Ages 5 through 10 will compete in 3 age categories by swimming 100 meters, bike a 4k, then run 1k. Ages 11 though 15 will swim 200 meters, bike an 8 k, and then run 2k.
The Big Spring Super Sprint is open to ages 16 to 99. This event is great for first time triathletes and is also great fun for the seasoned veteran.
Cost for the Kid’s Triathlon is $30 per child, and cost for Super Sprint is $45 per person. It should be noted that both races are a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event. Registration is still available online at permianbasinevents.com.
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.