Carlie Roberts had an outstanding day at the Girls State Powerlifting Meet this past weekend in Waco – here are her results:
Squat – 350 lbs
Bench – 190 lbs (personal best)
Deadlift – 400 lbs (personal best)
Total – 940 lbs (personal best)
Head Powerlifting Coach Chris McWilliams stated, "I am so proud of Carlie, and the work she has put in this year to make it back to the State Meet, and to continue to improve!"
According to BSHS Head Powerlifting Coach Chris McWilliams, 10 Big Spring boys powerlifters competed in the Boys Regional Powerlifting Meet this past weekend in Sundown. Here are the results:
Ivan Delgado placed 6th in the 242 lb class – Ivan had personal best lifts in the Squat (560 lbs), Bench (310 lbs), and Total (1,300 lbs)
Jordan Dunn placed 6th in the Superheavyweight class – Jordan had personal best lifts in the Squat (605 lbs), Bench (355 lbs), and Total (1,440 lbs)
Mattox Evans placed 8th in the 114 lb class – Mattox had a personal best lift in the Bench (115 lbs)
Cruz Martinez placed 8th in the 123 lb class – Cruz had personal best lifts in the Deadlift (270 lbs) and Total (270 lbs)
Sean Mendoza placed 7th in the 123 lb class – Sean had personal best lifts in the Squat (295 lbs), Bench (145 lbs), and Total (750 lbs)
Morris Norman placed 7th in the 114 lb class – Morris had personal best lifts in the Squat (190 lbs), Bench (150 lbs), Deadlift (270 lbs), and Total (615 lbs)
Bryson Ovalle placed 4th in the 123 lb class
Joshua Lopez placed 7th in the 132 lb class – Joshua had personal best lifts in the Deadlift (335 lbs) and Total (790 lbs)
Jared Paredez placed 3rd in the 114 lb class – Jared had a personal best lift in the Squat (295 lbs) – with his 3rd place finish, Jared is a State Meet Alternate Lifter, and will be traveling to the State Meet in Abilene
Justin Ormsby won the 132 lb class and is the Regional Champion – Justin had a personal best lift in the Squat (440 lbs) – Justin will be competing in the State Meet in Abilene
Coach McWilliams went on to say, "I am so proud of our Steer athletes! Not only am I proud of our Regional Qualifiers, but am proud of all of our young men who powerlifted this year. The future is bright for Big Spring Steer Powerlifting!"
Howard College Hawks landed 5 student athletes on the men’s and women’s Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) all conference and Region V all region teams for their efforts in the 2017-2018 season.
For the Hawk women, Corbyn Cunningham, the 5’9” freshman guard from Albuquerque, New Mexico was selected to the WJCAC all-conference team. Cunningham started 30 games for the Hawks, averaging 29.6 minutes per game. She shot 42.5% from the field and 73.3% from the free throw line for the season while average 9 rebounds and 12.7 points per game.
Additionally, Kaki Simpson, a freshman guard from Amarillo, Texas was tagged for honorable mention recognition in the WJCAC. Simpson started 32 games for the Hawks averaging 34.6 minutes per game. She shot 31.4% from the field with a 30.5% 3-point average and 80% from the line. She averaged 13.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
The Hawk women ended the season 5-9 conference record.
The Hawk men had 3 student athletes, Amari McCray, Jeremy Hayes, and Jake Hutchings, recognized for conference/regional honors.
McCray, a 6’9” sophomore from Ruston, LA, was nabbed for the all-conference team, WJCAC Co-Defensive player of the year and Region V all-region team. McCray started 24 games for the Hawks averaging 21.5 minutes per game. He finished the season with a 58.1% field goal percentage and a 68.8% free throw percentage while averaging 5.2 rebounds and 10.6 points per game.
Hayes, a 6’3” sophomore from Baton Rouge, LA hit the all-conference and Region V all-region roster as well as being named WJCAC Newcomer of the Year. Hayes started 31 games in the season and averaged 16 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He shot 42.7% from the field, 39.1% from 3-point range and 82.5% from the charity stripe.
Last but not least, Hutchings, a 6’6” sophomore from Las Vegas, NV was also selected to the all-conference team. He was a 3-point “go-to” guy shooting 50.8% from 3-point range while hitting 53.5% from the field and 78.8% from the free throw line. He averaged 3.9 rebounds and 13.8 points per game.
“We are proud of our players and the way the represented Howard College this season,” said the Hawk men’s head coach Scott Raines. “They all worked very hard to be successful and it is nice to see them get some recognition for their efforts.”
The Hawks finished the season with a 10-6 conference record putting them in 3rd place. They had a heartbreaking 1 point loss in the first game of the regional tournament.
(Photo - Amari McCray)
The Coahoma Bulldogs finished the 2018 Battle on the Buffalo Trail tournament with a draw for their last two matches.
Coahoma 9, Crane 9
March 17, 2018 @ Forsan
Braden Pearson blasted an out-of-the-park home run in the top of the third inning to help the Bulldogs retake the lead, however, the Golden Cranes came back in the fourth to end the match 9-all Saturday night.
Pearson went 1 for 3 at the plate, had 3 RBIs, and 2 runs for the game. Bulldogs pitcher Zach Holmes went 2 for 2 at bat and had 3 runs.
Coahoma jumped out into the lead in the first inning bringing in 2 runs, one from a sacrifice fly ball to center field by Logan Franklin and the other came from a line drive single by Zack Schneider.
The Bulldogs extended the score by 5 runs in the second inning led by Logan Franklin, Pearson, Landon Grant, and Z. Schneider, who all raked in RBIs. Overall, Franklin, Grant, and Z. Schneider had 2 RBIs a piece for the match. At their next at-bat, the Golden Cranes answered back earning 7 runs and then another 2 in the fourth to end the match with the tie.
Holmes was on the mound for Coahoma. He threw 94 pitches and got 48 strikes from 27 batters over 4 innings.
Coahoma; 2B - Coahoma, Zach Holmes, HR - Coahoma Braden Pearson.
COAHOMA 6, LIPAN 6
March 17, 2018 @ Forsan
A late in the game comeback ended the Coahoma Bulldogs-Lipan Indians match with a tie at 6-6 Saturday morning.
The Bulldog offense had a big second inning earning 6 runs thanks to Zack Schneider, Seth Brooks, Braden Pearson, Logan Franklin, and Bracy Bacon. Lipan fought back over the next two innings earning 1 run in the third and 5 in the fourth before the game timed out.
Bacon led the Bulldogs in hits going 2 for 3 at the plate. Franklin had 2 RBIs in the game. Pearson started for the Bulldogs on the rubber going 3 ? innings before Bacon came in as relief. Pearson threw 109 pitches in the game and got 54 strikes. He faced 25 batters.
Coahoma went 1-2-2 in the series. Next: The Bulldogs take on the Jim Ned Indians in Tuscola Tuesday. JV plays at 4:30 p.m. Varsity will begin at 7 p.m.
Bulldogettes win district opener - COAHOMA 5, COLORADO 3
The Lady Wolves threaten to rip away the Bulldogettes first district victory of the year in a late in the game comeback but Coahoma halted the assault and won the match 5-3.
The Bulldogettes headed into the bottom of the seventh with a 5-1 lead over the Lady Wolves but the Colorado City girls weren’t quite ready to retire for the night. With two on base and one out, Coahoma’s Deanna Wooddell bunted and reached first on an error. More errors in the same play cost the Bulldogettes 2 runs as both Wooddall and Marissa Reyna score. Tamren Pierce was tagged out at third base. The Lady Wolves were able to get one more runner on base before Destiny Espinoza grounded out to Lexi Montelongo to end the game.
Fans at the Mitchell County Sport Complex enjoyed a Friday evening of hard-hitting softball action between the two West Texas teams.
Early on in the game, both pitchers - MaKynlee Overton for Coahoma and Pierce for Colorado - were effective in keeping runs to zero for the first three innings then the Bulldogettes broke open the match in the fourth.
Jaydan Mann jump started the Coahoma offense when she scored off an error in the fourth. MaKynlee Overton was next to cross home plate after another error cost the Lady Wolves a second run. Later in the inning, Caitlyn Corley singled on the first pitch sending Ashley Romero and MaKayla Overton over home plate.
Mann, who led the Bulldogettes in hits going 3 for 4 at the plate, got the last run for Coahoma after she blasted a fly ball to right field for triple bases and brought home Kamri Kemper. MaKynlee Overton got the credit for the win. She threw 89 pitches, allowed 3 runs from 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7 batters over seven innings. She faced 29 batters and got 62 strikes. Caitlyn Corley brought in 2 RBIs in the game.
Following the game, the JV team lost to the Lady Wolves.
Next, Coahoma will face the Jim Ned Lady Indians at Tuscola Tuesday. Varsity plays at 5 p.m. JV begins at 6:30 p.m.
COAHOMA SOFTBALL UPDATE, 03/15/18
The Coahoma Bulldogettes blew away the Miles Lady Bulldogs early in the game Thursday afternoon raking in 10 runs in the first inning. Coahoma went on to win 17-2.
Lexi Montelongo opened up what would be a very long and fruitful first inning for the Bulldogettes by singling on a fly ball to right field, however, an error by the Lady Bulldog’s right fielder gave Montelongo plenty of time to run the bases and bring in the first score. The Lady Bulldogs tucked away two outs from a pop out and fly out then the Bulldogettes went on a 9-run streak to break open the game.
Chloe Starr, MaKayla Overton, Montelongo, Kamri Kemper, Jayden Mann, MaKynlee Overton, Cassie Grant, and Ashley Romero all brought in RBIs in the first. Miles earned a run in the first inning and one in the third. Coahoma scored 4 runs in the second, 2 in the fourth and 1 in the fifth.
MaKynlee Overton gets the credit for the win. She threw 81 pitches over 5 innings, allowed 2 runs from 3 hits and got six strikeouts. She faced 19 batters and got 55 strikes in the match. The Bulldogette offense was on fire Thursday afternoon. Grant, Corley, and Mann all hit triples in the game. MaKayla Overton, Grant, Montelongo, Kemper, and Makynlee Overton knocked out doubles. Mann and Starr both brought in 2 RBIs a piece.
The Coahoma Bulldogettes will open up district play against the Colorado City Lady Wolves at 5 p.m. today at the Mitchell County Sports Complex. The JV game will follow at 6:30 p.m.
Congratulations to the Coahoma Bulldogette Softball Team for being ranked 13th in state in latest Texas Girls Coaches Association softball poll. Below are the other listed schools in Class 3A for this season.
1. Grandview 17-0
2. Santa Gertrudis Academy 21-1
3. Hughes Springs 12-2
4. Buna 16-2
5. Pollok Central 12-1
6. Wall 8-1
7. Clyde 13-3
8. Natalia 15-4-1
9. City View 11-2
10. Karnes City 15-2-2
11. Anahuac 12-3
12. Natalia 15-4-1
13. Coahoma 8-3
14. Whitney 15-5
15. Pilot Point 14-4-1
16. Danbury 13-7
17. East Bernard NR
18. Rogers NR
19. George West NR
20. Schulenburg NR
21. Cisco 7-3
22. Hallettsville 5-3
23. Queen City NR
24. Poth NR
25t. Whitewright 11-3
25t. Hooks NR
25. Falfurrias 12-5
The Big Spring Steer Varsity Baseball Team competes in the West Texas Classic Tournament this weekend. Here are their results so far:
03/08/18, Thursday -
Big Spring WINS over Midland High School, 6-0.
Big Spring WINS over Ft. Stockton, 10-2.
03/09/18, Friday -
Big Spring WINS over Alpine, 3-0.
Big Spring WINS over Pecos, 5-4.
Photos from this weekend's tournament are courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Please be advised of changes to the following Big Spring High School athletic schedules as reported by Rosi Slate, Athletic Secretary at BSISD.
JV/V @ Snyder March 13th has been changed to March 12th JV will play at 10am and Varsity at 11:45am.
JV/ V @ home March 16th vs Wylie - time has changed Varsity at 2 and JV at 4.
JV @ Snyder on 3/20/18 has been canceled. They will not be attending this event.
Coahoma’s Cutter Atkins and Taylor Barnes shined at the Coahoma Invitational Golf Meet held Monday at Comanche Trail Park in Big Spring. Their combined efforts led Coahoma's No. 2 team to a 12th-place finish with an overall score of 429.
Overall, 15 teams from throughout the area participated in the tournament.
Atkins carded a round of 94 and Barnes posted a 97. A.J. Gutierrez, Aaron Turnbough and Grayson Glidwell rounded out the Bulldogs' efforts with scores 109, 131, and 129, respectively.
Coahoma senior Mason Moore paced the Bulldogs' No. 1 squad with a 104. He was followed by Tyler McFall who penciled in a 106.
The CHS team No. 1 finished in 13th overall with a mark of 441.
Bryson Cline and Alex Gonzales posted rounds of 115 and 116, respectively.
Jim Ned's No. 1 team topped the competition in the boys' match, winning the team title with a score of 353. Garden City was second at 359.
In the girls' division, Providence Dickson and Kirah Kimball both had solid outings on the links for Coahoma. Dickson carded a round of 128, while Kimball posted a 134.
Jim Ned took first place in the girls' team standings with a score of 384. Garden City was second at 417.
Coahoma (Individual Standings), 03/05/18.
Mason Moore - 104
Alex Gonzales - 116
Bryson Cline - 115
Tyler McFall - 106
Cutter Atkins - 94
Taylor Barnes - 97
A.J. Gutierrez - 109
Aaron Turnbough - 131
Grayson Glidewell - 129
Here are more results from the Coahoma High School Invitational Meet, held March 5, 2018 at Comanche Trail Golf Course in Big Spring.
Final team standings:
No. Team - Score
1. Jim Ned 1 - 353
2. Garden City - 359
3. Clyde - 367
4. Stanton - 381
5. Sterling City - 388
6. Garden City 2 - 404
7. Rankin - 408
8. Westbrook - 414
9. Sands - 422
10. Jim Ned 2 - 423
11. Rankin - 427
12. Coahoma 2 - 429
13. Coahoma 1 - 441
14. Colorado City - 451
15. Loraine - 460
Boys Medalist Standings:
1. Blake Snellgrove, Stanton - 79
2. Warren Taylor, Tahoka - 80
3. Nick Lara, Garden City - 83
4. Heath Owens, Clyde - 84
5. Tushinsky, Jim Ned - 85
Warren Taylor, Tahoka -80
Cooper Millsap, Rankin - 94
Cody Staggs, Sands - 123
Heath, Jim Ned - 117
Fussell, Jim Ned - 125
Tatum, Jim Ned - 139
Ross Raines, Klondike - 90
Zerik Lee, Klondike - 103
Sam Stevens, Klondike - 105
Isaac DeLaCruz, Reagan County - 105
Ave Ramirez, Reagan County - 94
Mac Stevens, Stanton - 117
Nickoli Aguirre, Stanton - 114
David Hunt, Stanton - 127
No. Team - Score
1. Jim Ned - 384
2. Garden City - 417
3. Sands - 429
4. McCamey - 440
4. Sterling City - 440
6. Clyde - 441
7. Westbrook - 444
8. Colorado City - 452
9. Rankin - 473
Girls Medalist Standings:
1. Enloe, Jim Ned - 88
1. Daily Coulter, Sterling City - 88
3. Logan Wood, Garden City - 89
4. Mattie Gumbles, Sands - 92
5. Johnston, Jim Ned - 94
B. Stone, Westbrook - 129
K. Lastly, Westbrook - 124
Kirah Kimball, Coahoma - 134
Providence Dickson, Coahoma - 128
Taylor Smith, Colorado City - 125
Paige Baggett - 104
Zia Nail, Rankin - 135
Febus, Jim Ned - 107
Kristen Church - 113
Sydney Flores -142
The Hawk Men’s Basketball team will be entered the Region V Division I basketball tournament as the #3 team for the Western Junior College Athletic Conference at the Tiger Pit in Wolfforth, Texas.
The Hawks played their first game against Collin County Community College, the #2 team for the Northern Junior College Athletic Conference, and lost with a final score fo 70-68.
After a hard fought season, KBest Media would like to congratulate the Hawks on a job well done.
Photo, courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Bulldogettes win in extra inning -
Bulldogettes 2, Lady Mustangs 1 @ Andrews
The Coahoma Bulldogettes pulled off a score in the top eighth inning to claim their sixth win of the season Tuesday night in Andrews. The Bulldogettes won 2-1 against the Lady Mustangs in Andrews.
The game was forced into the extra inning after Andrew’s Hailey Canava homered a fly ball to right field. The Bulldogetttes were able to get out of the inning without anymore scores and set to work on their offense.
With one out in the top of the eighth, Coahoma’s Kamri Kemper got on base with a walk and ended up in scoring position in the next play after Jaydan Mann blasted a fly ball to right field for a double. Pitcher MaKynlee Overton flied out to right field but Kemper tagged up at third and headed straight across home plate for the winning score.
The Bulldogetttes wrapped up the game in the bottom of the eighth allowing only one player on base who advanced because she was hit by a pitch.
Overall hits were a precious commodity during Tuesday’s game and both teams remained scoreless until the seventh inning. Coahoma took the lead for the first time after Kenzi Canales grounded out to the Lady Mustang pitcher but the sacrifice allowed Ashley Romero to score. Romero got on base earlier by belting a double on a hard ground ball to center field. She advanced to third base thanks to a successful bunt by MaKayla Overton.
The Lady Mustangs major threat to the Bulldogettes came in the bottom of the sixth inning when Aubree Hernandez stepped up the plate with the bases loaded and only one out. She hit into a double play to MaKynlee Overton and stranded two fellow teammates on base.
MaKynlee Overton earned the win for the game. She threw 108 pitches, allowed 6 hits and 1 run, and struck out 3 over eight innings. She faced 33 batters and got 75 strikes.
Romero and Mann hit doubles. Lexi Montelongo and Romero were both nimble on their feet and were credited with one stolen base each. Romero led the Bulldogs in hits going 2 for 4 at the plate.
Coahoma boys lose game to TLCA Tuesday - Bulldogs 6, Eagles 15 @ San Angelo
The Coahoma Bulldogs lost to the Texas Leadership Charter Academy Eagles 15-6 in high school boys baseball action Tuesday night in San Angelo.
The Bulldogs jumped out into an early lead in the top of the first inning when Braden Pearson hit a ground ball to left field bringing home Zach Holmes from third. Earlier, Holmes belted a hard grounder for a double to get on base. He advanced to third after Seth Brooks grounded out to the Eagles’ pitcher. Coahoma added to their lead later after the Eagles pitcher walked Landon Grant with the bases loaded sending Logan Franklin to home plate. The Eagles quickly recovered bringing in three runs in the bottom of the first.
The Bulldogs knotted the game 3-all in the top of the second after Franklin grounded out to the Eagles third baseman allowing Brant Gartmen to get across home plate. The Eagles retook the lead for good in the third inning despite a strong comeback for Coahoma in the top of the fifth.
With one out, Coahoma’s Jonathan Schneider belted out a grounder. Zack Schneider and Grant scored on the play. The Eagles salted away the game in the next two innings earning 3 runs in the fifth and 5 in the sixth to walk away with the 15-6 victory.
Gaige Hill was the starting pitcher for Coahoma. He went four innings, threw 88 pitches, allowed 7 runs, 5 walks and struck out 5. He faced 23 batters and got 46 strikes. Holmes came in as relief. He threw 56 pitches, allowed 8 runs, had 3 walks and struck out 2. He faces 16 players and got 28 strikes.
Bulldogettes cage Lady Cubs - Coahoma 11, Brownfield 2 @ Brownfield
The Bulldogettes had a big 6th inning to cinch their fifth straight win of non-district play Saturday, March 2nd, in Brownfield, Texas. Coahoma won 11-2 against the Brownfield Lady Cubs.
Early in the game, much of the action stayed at the pitcher’s mound as Coahoma’s MaKynlee Overton and Brownfield’s Savannah Mendez kept hits to a premium.
The game remained scoreless until Coahoma’s Jaydan Mann popped a ground ball to center field for a single and brought home Kamri Kemper from third. One play earlier, Kemper tripled on a fly ball to right field.
Mann led the Bulldogettes in hits going 3 for 4 at the plate but Kemper wasn’t far behind going 2 for 5. The ‘Dogettes scored two more runs in the top of the 4th but broke open the game with a 5-run streak in the 6th inning.
Cassie Grant started off the Bulldogettes offense in the sixth by belting a fly ball to center field for a double. The Coahoma junior was heading across home plate on the next play after Ashley Romero powered a fly ball to right field for a triple. The freshman was not on base for long as she scored on an error by the Lady Cub center fielder.
Next up, Lexi Montelongo hit a single on a line drive to center field then took advantage of an error by the Lady Cub right fielder to advance to third. At the next bat, Kemper singled on a line drive bringing Montelongo across home plate. An error placed Kemper in scoring position at third then Mann stepped up to the plate. She hit a fly ball and Kemper ran home for the score. MaKynlee Overton singled on a fly ball to left field to bring Mann home from second for the last score of the inning.
The Bulldogettes got two more runs in top of the 7th inning then quickly dispatch the Lady Cubs batting line up in the bottom of the inning with a strikeout, a fly out, and a strikeout to walk away with the 11-2 victory.
MaKynlee Overton got the credit for win. She threw 88 pitches, allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, had 1 walk and struck out 12 batters. She faced 25 batters over 7 innings and got 64 strikes. Grant had one double. Romero and Kemper both had a triple.The Bulldogettes will be back in action Tuesday at Andrews. The JV team begins at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity girls’ game at 6:30 p.m.
Bulldogs stifle Yellow Jackets - Coahoma 8, Kermit 1 @ Monahans
The strong arm of pitcher Landon Franklin paved the way for another Bulldog win Saturday, March 2nd, in Monahans. The ‘Dogs won 8-1 against the Kermit Yellow Jackets in their last game of the 2018 Sandhills Classic tournament.
Franklin was on fire at the mound where he pitched a no-hitter.The Yellow Jackets only score came from an error in the bottom of the third.
The Bulldogs scattered their runs over three innings - 1 in the 1st inning, 4 in the 2nd, and 3 in the 4th.
Bracy Bacon jump started the ‘Dogs early in the game belting a line drive to left field for a double in the first inning. Two plays later, the senior was back in the dugout after he was brought home by Franklin who hit a ground ball and reached first because of an error by the Yellow Jacket shortstop.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 5-0 in the 4th inning. With two out and the bases loaded, Gaige Hill hit a hard ground ball to left field for a single. Chris Castillo and Zach Holmes scored on the play. At the next bat, Franklin brought home Bacon after powering a line drive to center field for a double. The last run of the inning came from Trey Brumley who came across home plate after Braden Pearson hit a ground ball and reached base on an error by the Yellow Jacket shortstop.
The Bulldogs racked up three more runs in two plays during the top of the 4th. With only one out, Pearson smashed the ball on a line drive to right field for a double to bring in Franklin for the score. Then Jonathon Schneider smacked a double on a hard ground ball to left field bringing Franklin home for Bulldogs.
Franklin got the credit for the win. He faced 22 batters, threw 94 pitches, allowed no hits, surrendered 1 run and struck out 14. Franklin got 60 strikes over six innings. Bacon and Franklin led the Bulldogs in hits. Bacon went 2 for 3 at the plate while Franklin went 2 for 4. Franklin, Pearson, Bacon, and J. Schneider hit a double each during the match.
The Bulldogs went 1-3 in the tournament. They will be back in action Tuesday when they take on the San Angelo TLCA at the Bell St. Complex in San Angelo. Varsity begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by the JV game at 6:30 p.m.
The Big Spring Jr. High Swim team competed in Pecos this past Saturday morning on March 4, 2018, and according to Head Swim / Dive Coach Randall Shaw, it was an "amazing meet."
With four guys, the Steers captured a 6th place finish in the team standings. The Lady Steers finished 3rd overall. Altogether the girls team set 4 new Big Spring Jr. High school records. The relay of Camilia Rodriguez, Averielle Nuno, Naomi Reyes, and Chloe Ashcraft broke the Girls 200 Medly Relay record with a new time of 2:52.88. Averielle Nuno broke her own school record in the 50 free, setting a new record of 34.16. Naomi Reyes broke the school record for the girls 50 butterfly with a time of 35.14. Reyes also broke the school record in the Girls 500 free with a time of 8:23.32.
"This was a great start to what looks like will be an amazing season," said Coach Shaw.
The steer and lady steer swim teams will compete in Odessa on March 24th.
The Big Spring Lady Steers competed in the Regional Powerlifting Meet this past weekend in Monahans - Here are the results:
Carlie Roberts – 1st in the 181 lb class
Janeigh Vanderbilt – 3rd in the 148 lb class
Carlie Roberts set the new Regional Bench Press record for her weight class, pressing 185 lbs – Carlie also tied the Regional Deadlift record for her weight class, pulling 385 lbs – finally Carlie set the new Regional Total record for her weight class with a total of 920 lbs – Carlie will be lifting in the State Powerlifting Meet in 2 weeks in Waco
Janeigh came into Regionals ranked 6th in her weight division, and finished 3rd – Janeigh is an alternate lifter for the State Meet in Waco
Head Powerlifting Coach Chris McWilliams, stated that he is very proud of these 2 young ladies, and of the hard work they have put in this season that has really paid off.
Howard College Hawks Softball team hosted a home game against Vernon College on Friday, March 2nd, and won both games. Final score of the first game was 9-4, and the final score of the second game was 8-0.
Today the Hawks Softball team will host home games against the UTSA Club Softball team at 1 PM and again at 3 PM.
(Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
The Coahoma sprint (4x100m) relay team of Lexi Montelongo, Caitlyn Corley, Sydney Rinard, and Ashley Romero raced to 2nd place at the Stanton Invitational Track Meet Thursday and helped the varsity girls team to a fifth place finish overall.
Sophomore Austyn Montgomery showed she hasn’t lost any speed since the end of Cross Country season placing 2nd in the 3200 and 1600 meter runs. She posted a time of 13.21.72 and 6.28.18 respectively. Rounding out the top finishes for the girls was freshman MaKynlee Overton who placed 2nd in the shot put. Overton sailed the shot put to 30-03.50
Joe Manning hoofed it in the 300m Hurdles to place 2nd with a time of 44.53 seconds and was 3rd in the triple jump with a distance of 37-09.50. His efforts helped paved the way for a fifth place finish for the Coahoma boys varsity team. Brice Martin, Christian Klug, Braden Pearson all placed third in their individual events. Martin posted 56.59 in the 400m; Klug finished with a time of 13:40.55 in the 3200m; and Pearson finished with a time of 11.87 in the 100m dash.
The JV boys team snagged fourth place overall. D'kota Harrison, Ethan Biddison, Nicolas Biddison, and Kyler Corbin nailed the mile (4x400m) relay with a time of 4:18.46 to earn 2nd place. The boys were just 6 seconds off the winning team, Post. Kyler Corbin finished 12.68 in the 100m dash to claim 2nd. Teammate Steven Erives was close behind finishing 3rd in the event. He posted a time of 12.74. Isaiah Martin finished the 800m with a time of 2:28.25. That was good enough to claim 3rd place and Nicolas Biddison rounded out the JV top finishes with 3rd place in the long jump. Biddison went 16-06.50.
COAHOMA Team results from Stanton Track Meet on 03/01/18:
5. Coahoma, “A”,46.42 - Tommy Holmes, Zack Schneider, Keegan Dobbs, Braden Pearson.
5. Coahoma “A”, 1.41.75 - Aleksander Duenes, Josh Grimsley, Braxton Chandler, Gage Burdell.
6. Coahoma “A”, 3:58.55 - Brice Martin, Keegan Dobbs, Braxton Chandler, Joe Manning.
2. Coahoma “A”, - Alexandra Montelongo, Caitlyn Corley, Sydney Rinard, Ashley Romero.
4. Coahoma “A”, 2:01.12 - Alexandra Montelongo, Caitlyn Corley, Sydney Rinard, Ashley Romero.
4. Coahoma “A”, 4:54.31 - Sydney Rinard, MaKynlee Overton, Kathryn Manning, Caitlyn Corley.
2. Coahoma “A”, 4:12.46 - D’Kota Harrison, Nicolas Biddison, Ethan Biddison, Kyler Corbin.
6. Coahoma “A”, J50.0h - D’Kota Harrison, Nicolas Biddison, Ethan Biddison, Steven Erives.
COAHOMA Individual results from Stanton Track Meet on 03/01/18:
6. Josh Grimsley, 25.00
2. Josh Manning, 44.53
3. Brice Martin, 56.59
3. Braden Pearson, 11.87
5. Zack Schneider, 12.12
4. Joe Manning, 18.53
3. Christian Klug, 13.40.55
4. Christopher King, 14:12.21
5. William McMurray, 15.04.64
3. Joe Manning, 37-09.50
5. Gage Burdell, 36-09.00
7. Braxton Chandler, 36-01.75
5. Gage Burdell, 18-02.50
8. Sean Striegler, 17-06.25
9. Brice Martin, 17-04.50
4. Joe Manning, 5-04.00
2. Austyn Montgomery, 6;28.18
4. Julia Canales, 55.24
6. Jaydan Mann, 19.78
6. Layla Salinas, 3:01.95
2. Austyn Montgomery, 13:21.72
7. Megan McDonald, 18:18.71
2. MaKynlee Overton, 30-03.50
5. Kirah Kimball, 28-10.00
5. Raegan Deel, 67-05
7. MaKynlee Overton, 65-04.50
5. Kathryn Manning, 29-11.00
10. Chloe Starr, 27-01.00
14. Julia Mashburn, 25-03.50
9. Sydney Rinard, 13-04.00
10. Aubrey Green, 12-10.00
18. Peyton Woods, 11-00.50
6. Jorge Bachiller, 5:58.74
6. Kyler Corbin, 25.95
4. Ethan Biddison, 1:00.30
6. Nicolas Biddison, 1:02.15
2. Kyler Corbin, 12.68
3. Steven Erives, 12.74
3. Isaiah Martin, 2:28.25
4. Jorge Bachiller, 13.09.52
3. Nicolas Biddison, 16-06.50
5. Isaiah Martin, 16-01.00
8. Kyler Corbin, 15-04.00
Boys Triple Jump
4. Isaiah Martin, 33-09.00
6. D’Kota Harrison, 30-00.00
7. Kyler Corbin, 26-09.00
9. Cody Salinas, 31-07.25
(Information contributed by Coahoma Media and photos taken by Nova Montgomery of Rising Star Photography.)
The Forsan men’s incredible basketball season came to an end on Friday, March 2nd. Unfortunately, Stratford topped the Forsan Buffaloes in the Regional Semi-Finals. The final score was 59 - 44. We are all VERY PROUD of the Forsan Buffaloes and Lady Buffaloes for spectacular seasons. A special thanks to Coach Phillips and Ricky Schubert for providing pictures.
On Tuesday, Feb. 27th, the Forsan Buffs traveled to Lamesa to take on the Morton Indians and won the game with a final score of 60-42, earning their title of 2018 Quarter Regional Champs.
On Friday, March 2nd, Forsan will play the Stratford Elks in the first of two Friday semi-finals in Levelland at the South Plains College Texan Dome at 6:30 PM.
In order to support their team, Forsan High School will have early dismissal on Friday, March 2nd at 2:00 pm so that student fans have time to get to the game and everyone is encouraged to wear black to blackout the stands in support of their Forsan Buffs!
Bulldogette Varsity, JV teams stop Lady Lopes in 7th
The Coahoma Bulldogettes varsity team stopped a last minute threat by the Post Lady Lopes with a double play to end a thrilling softball match Tuesday night.
Kamri Kemper picked up a grounder from Post’s Audrey Moreno and sent it to second baseman Chloe Starr to tag out a runner advancing from first. Starr quickly threw the ball to first baseman Cassie Grant for the last out of the game. Coahoma won the match 6-5.
Pitcher MaKynlee Overton was credited with the win. She faced 31 batters, threw 116 pitches and got 69 strikes over seven innings. She allowed 6 hits, 5 runs and struck out 8 batters. The Bulldogettes stole seven bases during the match. Kemper and Jaydan Mann stole 2 bases a piece while Starr, Ashley Romero, MaKynlee Overton had 1 stolen base a piece. Raegan Deel had 2 RBIs for the game. Kemper and Starr had 1 RBI a piece.
Coahoma picks up their fourth win of the season in non-district play.
Following the varsity game, the Bulldogette JV team handily defeated the Post Lady Lopes 13-4 over 3 innings.
Bulldogs lose to Post
The Coahoma varsity baseball team lost to the Post Antelopes 14-4 on Tuesday in Post.
The Bulldogs scored early in the first inning after Bracy Bacon grounded out to the first baseman which allowed Zach Holmes to reach home plate. Heading into the top of the third with Post in the lead 2-1, Coahoma had a big inning knocking in 3 runs. Logan Franklin started off the Bulldog offense by belting a line drive to center field bringing home Jaedan Stanislaus from second base. Jonathon Schneider singled on a line drive to right field sending Franklin across home plate as the Bulldogs took the lead 3-2. Then Landon Grant single on a hard ground ball to right field which allowed Braden Pearson to score.
Holmes went 2 for 4 at the plate, Gaige Hill went 2 for 3, and J. Schneider went 2 for 2. Bacon, J. Schneider, Franklin, and Grant all racked up 1 RBI a piece for the game.
Due to recent inclement weather the Wichita Falls tournament for Varsity Baseball had been canceled, and the Steers played in Big Spring against Stephenville and Decature.
On Friday, the Steers lost their first game to Stephenville, 9-6. The Steers then went on to win their second game against Decatur, 7-6.
Today, Big Spring Steers won 9-8 over Decatur, and won 6-5 over Stephenville.
Big Spring boys powerlifters competed in the Pecos Power Classic over the weekend. This meet was the last boys qualifier for Regionals. The top 12 boys in each weight division once the last qualifier weekend is done qualify for Regionals. According to Big Spring High School's Head Powerlifting Coach Chris McWilliams, the boys who were in possible danger of getting bumped out of the top 12, or who were just outside of it went to this meet; and the boys who are rated high in the rankings, and are safe as far as qualifying for Regionals, did not go to this meet. Here are the results:
Morris Norman was 5th in the 114 lb class
Sean Mendoza was 1st in the 123 lb class
Cruz Martinez was 2nd in the 123 lb class
Joshua Lopez was 3rd in the 132 lb class
Andrew Roberts was 2nd in the 242 lb class
Daniel Roberts was 2nd in the 275 lb class
With basically half of a team competing at Pecos, the Steers Powerlifting team finished 3rd out of 10 teams, and all medaled. Coach McWilliams stated that he was very proud of how their boys competed!
On Friday, Feb. 23rd, the Forsan Buffs played against the Anthony Wildcats for the Area Championship. With a final score of 59-49, the Buffaloes downed the Anthony Wildcats to move on in the playoffs as the Area Champs!
The next game will be the Regional Quarter Final playoff game in Lamesa against Morton on Tuesday, Feb. 27th.
It was an emotional night for the Lady Hawks as their last game of the season closed out with a loss to Midland College 74-52. It was Sophomore night and 6 ladies were recognized for their accomplishments this year. We’re proud of our Lady Hawks!
It was a great night for the Howard Hawks with a big win over the Midland College Chaparrals 83-60, and the Sophomores were recognized for their accomplishments this year. The Hawks now move on to tournament play!
Tonight is a RED OUT night at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum as the Hawks take on the Chaps from Midland College for the last regular season home game. Women begin at 5:45 pm and men follow at 7:30 pm.
What’s the Deal?
WEAR RED and get in FREE!
The first 200 people in the door will receive a ticket for a FREE slice of pizza in the concession stand (must be used tonight).
KBST will be in the house to throw out prizes to the stands and give away some SONIC food to Howard College students!
Howard Cottage students will WOW everyone all with a special presentation of the national anthem.
Coahoma BIG RED BAND drum line will be there leading the rhythm of the night!
It's Sophomore Night – come help us thank our sophomores for a fantastic season and show ‘em some of that Hawk spirit!
See you there!! #gohawks
Congratulations to the Big Spring Lady Steers Softball Team on their record of 6-0, in this weekend's Midland Tournament that took place Feb. 22nd - Feb. 24th. During the tournament they played San Angelo Central, Presidio, Monahans, and Colorado City. The Varsity team is now 8-0 for the season.
The next set of games for the Lady Steers Softball Team will be this weekend during the Odessa Tournament that will take place March 1st - March 3rd.
(Photo sent in by Cynthia Rodriguez.)
Howard College Hawks Softball team played against Blinn College and San Jacinto College over the weekend.
On Friday, Howard College won both games over Blinn. On Saturday, the Hawks played San Jacinto and lost the first game 9-7, and won the second game 13-11.
(Photos from the San Jacinto game yesterday are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
BSHS Girls' Athletic Coordinator Katie Voss reported the following All District Basketball Honors for the Lady Steers:
2nd Team All District
Honorable Mention All District
Steers Powerlifting Team wins the Team Championship at Greenwood!
Coaches Chris McWilliams and Jeff Pannell stated that in the four meets in which their boys have competed this season, they have won two of those, and finished 2nd in the other two. Both coaches advised that they were very proud of the boys team last night. It was noted that had been a ton of personal bests met, and that the coaches are trying to get as many boys qualified for the Regional Meet as possible. The boys Regional Meet is in 3 weeks.
The coaches went on to state that they have a great group of boys who work hard and pull for each other, and that they love how the boys are competing right now!
Boys Individual Results -
Jared Paredez was 1st in the 114 class
Mattox Evans was 2nd in the 114 class
Morris Norman was 3rd in the 114 class
Bryson Ovalle was 1st in the 123 class
Cruz Martinez was 4th in the 123 class
Sean Mendoza was 5th in the 123 class
Justin Ormsby was 1st in the 132 class
Isaiah Johnson was 9th in the 165 class
Aleyas Bland was 5th in the 220 class
Ivan Delgado was 1st in the 242 class
Isaiah Rodriguez was 3rd in the 275 class
Daniel Roberts was 6th in the 275 class
Jordan Dunn was 1st in the Superheavyweight class
Michael Doporto was 5th in the Superheavyweight class
Lady Steers Show Continued Improvement at Greenwood Meet.
Powerlifting Coaches McWilliams and Pannell stated that the girls are continuing to improve, and that they are so proud of them. It was noted that in the years to come, the coaches hope they can get more girls to come out for powerlifting so that they can have enough girls to compete for team championships.
It was noted that coaches should know by Monday who the girls are who qualified for the Regional Meet, which is coming up in 2 weeks.
Girls Individual Results -
Janeigh Vanderbilt was 2nd in the 148 class
Alani Torres was 4th in the 148 class
Gabby Lopez was 4th in the 165 class
Carlie Roberts was 1st in the 181 class
Hallie Hyatt was 2nd in the 181 class
Overall, Justin Ormsby won the best lifter award for the light platforms on the boys side, and Carlie Roberts won the best lifter award for the heavier platforms on the girls side
Last night the Howard College Hawks traveled to Borger, TX to take on Frank Phillips College. After a hard fought game, the Women's team lost 62-61. The Men's team went on to win their game against the Plainsmen, 77-73.
The next game for the Hawks will be against Odessa College on Monday, February 19th at home at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Sonic Floor. Women's game will begin at 5:45 PM and the Men's game will begin at approximately 7:30 PM.
You can listen to a LIVE broadcast of the Hawks Basketball games on The Mighty 1490, brought to you by the KBest Crew of Garett Parrish, Josh Caudill, and Mark Richardson.
(Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
Big Spring High School began powerlifting season back in January and the Steers have been crushing the competition. One young man who’s standing out with his exceptional performance is Big Spring High School Senior Justin Ormsby.
Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. According to Assistant Powerlifting Coach Jeff Pannell, there are 12 different weight classes that male athletes can compete in. Ormsby competes in the 132's, which means he competes with male athletes who weigh in between 132 lbs. to 123.5 lbs.
Ormsby stated that he began with the powerlifting team when he was a Freshman, after he had maxed out on squats and realized the strength that he had. With the support of his friends and family, he continued competing with the Steer Powerlifting team.
Last year Ormsby won 1st place in Regional, and went on to place 6th in state. With his highest scored weights at 405 lbs. in squat, 203 lbs. in bench, and 460 lbs. in dead lift, Ormsby was able to miss last week’s competition in Crane in order to take his ACT’s and, according to Coach Pannell, he'll still be able to do fine in the regional rankings.
This year, Ormsby won 1 st during the first two meets of this year at the Big Spring Invitational and in Ft. Stockton. The goal that he's set for himself is to win first place in Regional competition this year and to place higher in the state competition than he had last year.
Even though Ormsby has been excelling with powerlifting, he also excels in the classrooms, and he plans to attend Texas State Technical College for automotive next year.
On Tuesday, 2/13/18, the Big Spring HS Men's Basketball hosted their last game of the season against Abilene Wylie. Final score was 104-47, in favor of Abilene Wylie.
Tuesday was also Senior Night, pictured below (1st photo) are from left to right are Seniors Deryk Renteria, Dimas Garcia, John Ibanez and Javone Ford.
(Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
With less than 3 minutes left in the game, the Coahoma Bulldogs whittled down a 14 point deficit to 5 but a lack of time and a tough Colorado City team kept the Bulldogs from winning their last game of the season. The Wolves took the match 74-69 Tuesday evening.
Joe Manning was on fire in the fourth quarter scoring 12 of his total 13 game points in that quarter alone.
However, Mason Moore netted a whopping 25 points overall in the game. The senior has been deadly at the rim for the Bulldogs all season long. In the third, Moore hit back-to-back 3-pointers with the last one being his fourth of the night.
Gage Clark raked in 18 points during the game and made two huge blocks to keep the Wolves from scoring. At the end of the third, Clark released a successful shot before the buzzer sounded giving the Bulldogs an emotional boost heading into the fourth.
Bryson Cline earned 11 points for the Bulldogs with 6 of those coming in the first quarter alone. Cline also netted a 3-point shot during a very important third quarter for the ‘Dogs. Zack Schneider scored 2 points in the game and made a block and steal which the Bulldogs turned toward their advantage.
Overall, Coahoma outscored the Wolves 42 to 36 in the second half. Coahoma had 19 in the third and 23 in fourth while Colorado City earned 16 and 20 respectively. The Wolves ended the first quarter with a slim 19-17 advantage but broke open the game in the second. The Wolves scored 19 points while holding Coahoma to 10.
As well as being the final game of the season for the Coahoma boys team, Tuesday night mark the last basketball game Moore and his fellow teammate Bracy Bacon will suit up for as Bulldog. The two along with the entire Bulldogs team and their parents were recognized before the game during Parent Night.
Earlier in the evening, the Coahoma JV Red team lost to Colorado City 39-27.
Varsity Game Stats:
Joe Manning, 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Zack Schneider, 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block shot
Mason Moore, 25 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal, 4 three-pointers
Bryson Cline, 11 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 three-pointer
Gage Clark, 18 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 block shots
Gage Hill, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
JV Red Stats
Isaiah Martin, 2 points
Sean Stiegler, 8 points
Seth Brooks, 4 points
Isaac Murillo, 7 points
Brant Gartman, 2 points
Taylor Barns, 4 points
(Photos and information courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The Big Spring Steers competed in the Crane Invitational Powerlifting Meet this past weekend. Here are the results, as reported by BSHS Powerlifting Coaches Chris McWilliams and Jeff Pannell:
Jared Paredez was 2nd in the 114 lb class
Mattox Evans was 5th in the 114 lb class
Cruz Martinez was 2nd in the 123 lb class
Bryson Ovalle was 1st in the 132 lb class
Joshua Lopez was 2nd in the 132 lb class
Caleb Caldwell was 3rd in the 165 lb class
Ivan Delgado was 1st in the 242 lb class
Isaiah Rodriguez was 3rd in the 275 lb class
Daniel Roberts was 5th in the 275 lb class
Michael Doporto was 5th in the Super Heavyweight class
Overall, the boys finished 2nd as a team. The coaches noted that they felt confident that if Jordan Dunn and Justin Ormsby (both gold medal winners at the Fort Stockton meet) had been with them at the meet, the Steers would have won the team championship.
Janeigh Vanderbilt was 1st in the 165 lb class
Gabby Lopez was 4th in the 165 lb class
Carlie Roberts was 1st in the 181 lb class
Hallie Hyatt was 2nd in the 181 lb class
Overall, the girls did great. The team will compete in the Greenwood Meet tomorrow, which is the last qualifying meet for Regionals. Carlie Roberts once again won the Best Lifter Award for the heavier weight classes.
The coaches stated that they are very proud of how their Steer and Lady Steer athletes competed and pulled together as a team. It was noted that had been a ton of personal bests at this meet, and they look to continue doing that in the meets ahead.
Forsan Lady Buffs will play against the Seagraves Lady Eagles for the Area Championship in Grady at 6:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 16th.
Howard College Hawks Basketball Update - Both the Men's and Women's Hawks Basketball teams won their games over South Plains College on Thursday, Feb. 8th!
Final Score for Women's game was 63-56; and final score for the Men's game was 80-60.
(Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography?.)
Yesterday, Forsan High School Senior Bryce Hergert signed his letter of intent to attend and play football for Hardin Simmons University, a private university in Abilene, TX.
Hergert told KBest News that he was really excited to about his commitment to Hardin Simmons.
“I’m really excited, especially [to be able] to continue my academic career, as well. Hardin Simmons has a really good football program and I really like the coaches,” said Hergert.
Hergert will attend Hardin Simmons in Fall of this year. There he plans to study criminal investigation or business.
Bulldogs win nail biter of a game
With 12 seconds left to go, Coahoma senior Mason Moore fought through two aggressive Stanton Buffaloes to bury a field goal and push the Bulldogs into a 2-point lead.
It was enough. The Bulldogs kept the Stanton boys varsity team from scoring before the buzzer sounded to end a thrilling game of high school basketball action Tuesday night. Coahoma walked away the winners 46-44.
Moore was the Bulldog’s leading scorer netting 17 points in the game. Gage Clark was instrumental netting 7 of the Coahoma’s 14 points in the fourth quarter. The varsity Bulldogs will be back in action Friday as they take on the Clyde Bulldogs in Clyde. The game begins at 6:30 p.m.
Scores by quarter
Bulldogs, 7, 20, 32,46
Buffaloes 13, 25, 37, 44
Mason Moore – 17
Gage Clark – 11
Zack Schneider – 7
Bryson Cline – 7
Brice Martin – 2
Gage Hill – 2
Mason Moore – 1
Zack Schneider - 1
MaKayla Overton ended her last basketball game at home as a Coahoma Bulldogette with a flourish Tuesday night.
With seconds left in the third, the high school senior lobbed the ball from a little past mid-court getting off the shot before the buzzer sounded. It hit the mark to end the third causing a little excitement for the Bulldogettes fans.
However, the Stanton varsity girls team walked away with the win 63-54.
MaKynlee Overton had an outstanding game earning 20 points for the team. Caitlyn Corley was close behind with 12 points overall, seven of which came in the fourth quarter.
Score per quarter
Bulldogettes 17, 25, 35, 54
Stanton 20, 37, 45, 63
MaKynlee Overton - 20
Caitlyn Corley – 12
MaKayla Overton – 10
Cassie Grant - 5
Paige Atkins – 4
Kamri Kemper - 3
MaKayla Overton – 2
Caitlyn Corley – 2
Kamri Kemper -1
Cassie Grant - 1
8th Grade - "A"
The 8th grade "A" team Lady Steers lost the last game of the season to San Angelo Lee on Monday night; final score was 43-48.
Ryen Terrazas led the way on offense with 13 points, followed by Tristan Smith and Alex Enriquez both with 8 points. Anaika Delgado and Kalyn Whitehead and Zoey Castillo played well on defense. Their final record was 12-4.
8th Grade - "B"
The 8th grade "B" team played their final game of the season. Despite their good defense, they fell short of the win. Offensive plays were made by Mallory Paul, Kylee Lynch and Celestina Quintana. Kylee Lynch was also the leading rebounder. Good defensive plays were made by Angelica Calderon, Mallory Paul and Trinity Robertson who was the leading scorer. It was a great season for these ladies.
7th Grade - "A"
The 7th grade "A" team finished out their season against the Rebels. They lost in a tough battle, but fundamentally they played well.
Defensive players of the game were Kisa Cate and Monica Gutierrez. Kaydence Canales led the game in steals. Elaina Arredondo and Lani Mendez also played well. Giselle Holguin hustled up and down the court and made a difference offensively for the Lady Steers. They fought hard but came up short. Big Spring ISD and coaching staff are so proud of their season and what they've accomplished.
7th Grade - "B"
The 7th grade "B" team took a tough loss last night in San Angelo. Jalen Sykes and Maria Villolobos led the way on offense. Emily Mathews, Genna Bedinger and Neli Mendez hustled on defense. They finished the game fighting hard. These girls had a great year ending up with a 10-4 record.
8th Grade - "A"
8th grade "A" Boys team fought hard against a great offensive team in Wylie. They kept the pressure up on the Wylie offense for three plus quarters, causing many turnovers and many mistakes for the Wylie offense. In the end however, the shots just were not falling for the Steers in the 3rd and 4th quarters as Wylie was able to pull away in the end.
Defensive standouts were the whole team as each player contributed by running the full court press for 4 quarters, which is extremely hard to do. On offense, the Steers were led by Keagen Mitchell who had 23 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Martinez contributed 9 points with help from beyond the arch.
Mitchell was a force to be reckoned with all year. He scored in the double digits during every game but one, and he was the team’s second leading rebounder as well. Mitchell was chosen as the MVP of the "A" team.
Seth Olson at the beginning of the year showed extreme promise, he became a defensive stalwart able to stay with any player on offense with his athleticism, and also by the end of the year he was able to find his shot and contributed on offense as well. He was chosen as the Most Improved Player. The "A" team ended the season with a winning 8-5 record.
8th Grade - "B"
8th grade "B" team battled hard for all four quarters in a highly contested defensive game against the Wylie Bulldogs.
Defensive standouts were led by Quetavian Lewis and Roman Perez who used their speed and agility to stifle the bulldog guards from producing much offense.
Offensive standouts were led Roman Perez and Dominic Gomez, both made 3’s and both contributed well with great passes.
Perez on the season averaged 13 points a game and at least 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 steal a game as well, and was chosen as the MVP of the "B" team.
According to Coach Sawyer Roberts, Lewis had struggled with dribbling at the beginning of the year, but with extra work and dedication, he became a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the ball; therefore, being named the Most Improved Player on the Team. The 8th grade B team wrapped up there season with a 7-4 record.
7th - "B" Team
The 7th Grade "B" Boys basketball team finished out their season against the Wylie Bullodgs Monday night at the E.C. Roberson Jr. High Gymnasium.
They dropped the contest, but battled all four quarters. Defensive players of the game were Ismael Castillo, Adrian Solis, Kelby Olivarez, and Issac Gonzales. Offensively scoring for the Steers were Aaron Chavez, Ismael Castillo, Issac Gonzales, Josh Gonzales, and Korbin Olsen. It was a great learning and developing season for these young Steers.
(Information provided by BSISD.)
Coahoma JHS Basketball Update -
Bulldogs v. Clyde, 02/05/18
**Bulldogs 8th Grade "A" Team wins at home**
The Coahoma Bulldogs 8th Grade A Team won their last home game in a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Clyde Bulldogs Monday night in the Cohaoma ISD competition gym. Coahoma won 32-26.
The Clyde Bulldogs held the lead through three quarters of the game and entered the fourth with a six point advantage. Ashton Kimball sank a shot at the free throw line to cut the deficit down to only five.
Then, Coahoma’s Kaden Paul nailed a 3-pointer followed up by another score from teammate Brysen Kerby to knot the game at 25-all. However, Clyde quickly pulled away after a player buried one in at the free throw line. That’s when Ky Kemper stepped up and nailed one from behind the arc. Coahoma took the lead for the first time 28-26 with a little more than 2 minutes left to play. Sixteen seconds later, Grayson Jacobs sailed the ball over to Kemper who then sank one in for another 2. Kobe Cervantes buried the ball into the net from a jumper under the basket for the last score of the game.
It was an exciting end to the close fought game. By the end of the first quarter, Clyde held a very slim one point advantage with the score at 8-7. Kemper knocked in 4 points in the first and Kerby had 2 which came from a jumper under the net. Cervantes nailed a shot from the charity stripe to round out the ‘Dogs 7-point gain.
By half, the Clyde Bulldogs were able to extend their lead by 5 points, but goals by Kemper and Kerby kept the ‘Dogs in the running heading into the last two quarters of play.
Kemper was the lead scorer for the Coahoma team earning a whopping 17 points throughout the match with 10 of those points coming in the second half. The Coahoma Bulldogs netted 13 goals in the fourth quarter and won the game by 6 points, 32-26.
Ky Kemper - 17
Brysen Kerby - 6
Kobe Cervantes - 5
Kaden Paul - 3
Ashton Kimball - 1
** Coahoma 8th Grade "B" boys lose to Clyde **
The Coahoma Bulldogs 8th Grade "B" Team lost to the Clyde Bulldogs 19-8 in junior high basketball action held Monday in the Coahoma High School gym.
The Clyde boys team came out strong in the first half netting 12 points while holding Coahoma to only 1. That score came from Coahoma’s J.B. Mashburn who nailed a shot at the charity line in the second quarter.
Returning for the third, the Coahoma team was reenergized after a talk from their coach and held the Clyde Bulldogs to only a 1 point gain which came at the free throw line. Early in the quarter, Tanner Atkins sank in a ball from a jumper to nudge the Coahoma Bulldogs into action.
Offensively, the Coahoma boys team picked up steam in the fourth starting with Daniel Vela-Wences who nailed a shot by lobbing the ball overhead near the post. Clyde answered back with a 2-point goal of their own then Phoenix Martin buried a field goal adding 2 more to Coahoma’s score. For the last Coahoma goal of the game, Atkins sank a free throw.The Clyde team netted one more score to walk away as the winners, 19-8.
Tanner Atkins - 3
Phoenix Martin - 2
Daniel Vela-Wences - 2
J.B. Mashburn - 1
It was a complete win on the court tonight! Lady Hawks won over Western Texas College of Snyder 57-45, and Hawks took the victory at 86-70. Garett Parrish was an excellent addition to the KBest broadcasting team, and we look forward to an exciting future. Next Monday night is Howard College’s Homecoming...so stay tuned for the festivities!
On Friday, the Forsan Lady Buffs ended their regular season with a record of 22-5, and the team was 11-1 in District 7 AA, resulting in the Lady Buffs becoming the season’s District Champs.
It was also Head Girls’ Basketball Coach Lloyd Vedder’s 500th win that he’s had in his 28 years of coaching.
Coach Vedder is a graduate of Cleburne High School, and a college graduate of Tarleton University. He said he was hired for his first head coaching position straight out of college in Buckholts, TX. Vedder said he switched over from coaching Boys Basketball to Girls’ Basketball so that he’d have the opportunity to coach his daughter in high school. After his daughter graduated, he considered coaching boys again, but ultimately decided that he enjoys coaching girls’ teams.
Vedder is in his second year of coaching the Lady Buffs at Forsan and says that he pushes his team to do their best. His coaching philosophy is “If you can handle me pushing [you] and getting after [you], come game time you’re gonna be able to handle most of what you see [and] comes at [you].”
Even though his 500th win is quite impressive, Coach Vedder is more concerned about leading his team to the regional tournament and overcoming challenges. Vedder told KBest News that the biggest challenge the team has had was not being named in the top 4 2017-2018 Girls District Picks for their district when the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches released that information at the beginning of the season.
“I think that was a big push for us because we knew that we belonged, but it was almost like a slap in the face; disrespected [because] we were not picked…We lost that first district ball game, but we refocused and right now we’ve won 13 straight, including 2 games that were in a tournament at Christmas.”
“[I’m] looking forward to [see] how far we go, but knowing that these kids come to play, come to practice each day with a focused mindset is always nice.”
The next game for the Varsity Lady Buffs will be this evening against Alpine in Monahans at 5 PM. You can also listen to a live interview with Coach Vedder and some of the Lady Buffs tomorrow morning on the KBest Country Chaos Morning Show on 95.7 FM and The Mighty 1490 AM at 7:30 AM.
Our community remembers vividly the former Coahoma High School football star who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a sledding accident 3 years ago which broke his neck and paralyzed his body from the shoulders down. This type of paralysis is referred to as "quadriplegia." Since that time, Garett has undergone extensive physical therapy to keep his muscles active; he has earned an Associates Degree from Howard College, and is currently taking online courses from Angelo State University in pursuit of his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
Now age 21, Garett uses a laptop computer in which the cursor is controlled with a reflective dot attached to his glasses. Having full movement from the shoulders up, Garett turns his head to communicate commands to his computer. Due to stem cell replacement therapy in Switzerland and Germany last year, Garett has regained movement in his right arm, and can use a joystick controller to guide his power wheelchair.
Garett is a sports aficionado, and when KBest saw the need for an additional sportscaster, they looked no further than their own backyard.
Malinda Flenniken, Managing Partner of KBest Media says that she has been following Garett's progress over the last couple of years and noticed that he has become a very well-spoken young man. "He has a great energy and charismatic personality. He knows how to effectively use his voice, and, we're in the 'voice business!' Garett knows local sports first hand, and is a natural choice for us. We're really, really excited to have him on board. I think this could be the beginning of a long successful career for him. I would love to think that Garett will remember good 'ole KBST when he hits the big time."
Mark Richardson, Operations Manager and Sportscaster for KBest Media, will be working side-by-side with Garett on the court and on the field this year. Richardson has been broadcasting Howard College basketball along with Josh Caudill, who are both excited to welcome Garett to the KBest team. According to Richardson, "Garett's story has been one revolving around a tragic accident. Starting with Garett's recovery and rehab, the story has become one of determination and defying odds. Today, that story turns to a new chapter in his life, one that will showcase his talent, abilities and continued passion for sports. Today, Garett becomes a professional sports broadcaster."
The double basketball broadcast begins tonight at 5:45, live from the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum as the Lady Hawks and Hawks of Howard College take on Snyder's Western Texas College. The broadcast can be heard on the radio on "The Mighty 1490 KBST AM," as well as TV's Suddenlink channel 2, online at kbst.com, and the free KBST AM 1490 app for mobile devices.
Go Hawks! Go Garett!
Varsity Lady Steers lost to Brownwood, final score was 35 - 58. Varsity Steers lost a close game against the Lions, final score was 50-55.
Forsan Buffaloes swept Eldorado as each team came away with a decisive victory.
Varsity Forsan Lady Buffs 57, Eldorado Eagles 12.
Varsity Forsan Buffs 83, Eldorado 25.
The Lady Buffs began the season 3-2, and have won the last 20 games, resulting in a record of 22/5, and 11-1 in District. They are now the District 7 AA Champions!
The Buffs have 2 district games left, but are in a great position to take the District Championship, as well. According to the Forsan High School Facebook page, Coach Lloyd Vedder won his 500th game, and the JV girls ended their season undefeated in district play and JV boys are in the running with a couple more games to play.
Both the Bulldogs and Bulldogettes lost to Merkel. Final Score for Bulldogettes was 73-30. Varsity Bulldogs lost to Badgers, 76-39.
Coahoma JV Bulldogettes lost to the Merkel Lady Badgers today, final score was 55-7. The JV Bulldogs also lost to the Badgers. Final score was 63-12.
UIL has announced the 2018-2020 District Re-Alignments for the State of Texas. These
re-alignments will go in to effect in the Fall of 2018. It should be noted that there are several notable changes affecting our area.
Big Spring is classified as a 4A Division 1 school. For Football, The Big Spring Steers will be competing in District 2, where there are only a total of 4 schools. The other 3 schools in District 2 are Andrews, San Angelo Lakeview and Seminole. When asked if he’d gotten any reactions about from the administration or community about the realignment, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for Big Spring High School Mitch McLemore, stated that he had basically predicted what their schedule would look like and noted that he only had make an adjustment to one game in his schedule.
Big Spring’s Volleyball and Basketball teams will compete in District 5 with Midland Greenwood, San Angelo Lake View, Snyder, and Sweetwater.
Coahoma's District is classified as a 3A Division 2. During Football season, the Bulldogs will be competing in District 2, which has expanded to a six-team district with the addition of Abernathy. Colorado City and Stanton will remain in the District along with Lubbock Roosevelt and Idalou.
Coahoma’s Volleyball and Basketball teams will compete in District 2. Basketball will compete with Anson, Colorado City, Merkel, Stanton, Jim Ned, and Clyde. Volleyball will only compete in district with Colorado City, Jim Ned, and Clyde.
Forsan is classified as 2A, Division 1 school. During Football the Buffaloes will play in District 3, a five team District. Remaining in the District are also Hawley and Stamford. Schools leaving the District are; Wink, Anson and Post. New teams in the District 3 are Ozona and Winters.
When asked what his reaction was to the UIL realignment for Forsan, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jason Phillips, stated that he was pleasantly surprised. "Every two years, it seems like we're kinda on the outskirts and it seems like they kinda throw us where they need another team. We were pleasantly surprised with what we drew."
Forsan’s Basketball teams will compete in District 7 against Christoval, Eldorado, Miles, Ozona, and Winters.
Coahoma Bulldogettes lost to Jim Ned on Tuesday evening. Final score was 28-89. Top scorers were the Varsity Bulldogettes were Makynlee Overton with 8 points, Makayla Overton with 7 points, and Ashley Romero with 5 points.
After a close game, the Bulldogs also lost their game. Final Score for that game was 42-50. Top scorers for the Varsity Bulldogs were Mason Moore with 16 points, Bryson Cline with 8 points, and Adam Clark with 7 points.
Girls lost to Jim Ned, Coahoma 5, Jim Ned 68. Boys team also lost, Coahoma 32, Jim Ned 55.
The next game for the Coahoma Bulldogs will be an away game in Merkel on Friday, Feb. 2nd. Varsity Bulldogettes play at 6:30 PM and Varsity Bulldogs play at 8 PM.
Information and photo courtesy of Coahoma Media.
8th Grade -
The 8th grade Lady "A" Steers beat up on Snyder Monday 34-13. Tristan Smith led the way with 13 points followed by Alex Enriquez and Ryen Terrazas both with 6 points. Mya Blanco chipped in 5 points. Savanna Zarraga and Kalyn Whitehead played well on defense.
The 8th grade Lady "B" Steers put up a good fight against the Lady Snyder Tigers. Regardless of their hard fight, they fell short 19-12. Good passes and plays on offense were made by Mallory Paul, Kylee Lynch, G Gonzales, and Kayleigh Muniz. On the defensive side, multiple steals and blocked shots were made by the entire team. However, the defensive players of the game were Angelica Calderon and Kylee Lynch, who lead the team in rebounds and steals.
7th Grade -
The 7th grade A team lost to Snyder in overtime on a free throw. The team struggled in the first half, but came back to take the lead in the 3rd Q. They held the lead till the 4th Q buzzer and fouled, taking the game to the free throw line. Snyder made both free throws and pushed the game into overtime. Overtime went back and forth in a tough 3 minute extra period. The lady Steers lost by a free throw in overtime. Offensive players of the game were Kortney Moore, Elaina Arredondo and Monica Gutierrez. Defensive players of the game were Gisselle Holguin and Loni Mendez.
The 7th grade "B" team Lady Steers got a huge win over the Tigers 30-3. Jalen Sykes led the team with 10 points. Mikiah Gibson followed with 6. Mia Bustamante, Neli Mendez and Maria Villalobos each had 4 pts while Genna Bediinger put up 2 points. Defense was on fire all night. All the lady Steers played awesome last night.
The 7th grade "B" team boys took on the Snyder Tigers last night and came up a little short dropping the contest 22-16. They battled all four quarters and have showed improvement throughout the year. Leading the Steers was Aaron Chavez with 5 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 blocked shot.
Also contributing for the Steers were:
Ismael Castillo with 4 points, 5 rebounds, 7 steals.
Kelby Olivarez with 4 points, 3 rebounds, and 7 steals.
Johnny Marquez with 3 points, 1 rebound, and 2 steals.
Issac Gonzales with 5 steals and 4 rebounds.
Adrian Solis with 6 steals and 3 rebounds.
The Steers wrap up the 2017-2018 Basketball season next Monday against the Wylie Bulldogs. Tip-off is set for 5 PM for the "A" team and the "B" team will shortly follow at the E.C Roberson Jr. Gymnasium.
Last Night the Forsan Buffaloes traveled to an away game to play Irion County, and both teams returned victorious!
The Varsity Buffaloes had a final score of 84-62. They now have a district of 9-0. According to Forsan Head Basketball Coach Cory Richardson, the top scorers for the game for the Buffaloes were Kobe Richardson with 27 points, Bryce Hergert with 18 points, and Garrett Evans with 15 points.
The Varsity Lady Buffs had a final score of 41-35, leaving them a district record of 10-1.
The next game for the Forsan Buffaloes will be Friday, Feb. 2nd a home game when they host the Eldorado. JV games begin at 4:00 and Varsity Boys are expected to play at 8 PM.
Thanks to Forsan ISD for providing information!
Today BSHS Senior Cierra Martinez accepted a Softball Scholarship to play for Cisco Community College. She was surrounded by her teammates and peers as she finalized the paperwork with her signature.
When she was asked how she felt about receiving this scholarship, Cierra told KBest News that she was very excited. "I'm very blessed to be able to continue playing softball because [it's] always been my dream to continue playing softball."
Cierra went on to say that she intends to study Kinesiology this Fall at Cisco Community College so she can be a coach or a teacher.
Coahoma High School recently hosted a powerlifting contest.
Overall, the Coahoma team members earned two first place medals - Cailey Glover and Zach Holmes - three third place medals, and a fourth place medal at the event.
Holmes totaled 1095 pounds at the meet with 430 in squat, 230 in bench press, and 435 in deadlift. Early in the season, which kicked off in January, the Cohaoma student earned 1st place in his weight class at a meet in Colorado City and 2nd at a meet held at Big Spring.
Glover totaled 630 pounds in the 123 weight class with 275 in squat, 120 in bench press, and 235 in the deadlift. So far this season, Glover has earned a 4th place and 3rd place medals at competitions events.
Coahoma’s Hannah Marsh, Josh Grimsley, and Keegan Dobbs earned third place medals in their individual weight class. Alejandro Gonzales rounded out the team’s top finish by earning a 4th place medal in the super heavyweight competition.
Overall, the team from Snyder won the boys event and Midland Greenwood placed second. For the girls event, the Big Lake Reagan County team placed first followed by Colorado City. Best lifter medals went to Johnny Donnell of Hawley, Enrique Baron of Snyder, Aaliyah Portales of Big Lake Reagan County, and Bonnie Jasper of Snyder.
Individual results for local teams are as follows:
132s Class -3rd, Zach Falzone, Colorado City, 665 TW (total weight); 4th, Alex Pineda, Colorado City, 565 TW
148s Class - 1st, Zach Holmes, Coahoma, 1095 TW; 4th, Noah Barraza, Forsan, 895 TW.
165s Class - 1st, Clarrett Akimas, Colorado City, 1050 TW; 3rd, Joshua Grimsley, Coahoma, 1030 TW.
181s Class - 7th, Brayton Reinert, Coahoma, 840 TW.
198s Class - 3rd, Keegan Dobbs, Coahoma, 1120 TW; 10th, Isaac Murillo, Coahoma, 890 TW; 11th, Lathan Limones, Colorado City, 760 TW.
220s Class - 7th, Nathaniel Whitmore, Forsan, 1000 TW; 9th, Cameron Allen, Forsan, 820 TW; 10th, Grayson Glidewell, Coahoma, 775 TW.
275s Class - 2nd, David Ornelas, Colorado City, 1420 TW; 6th, Hector Cruz, Colorado City, 955 TW; 7th, Jake Patterson, Forsan, 885 TW.
SHW Class - 3rd, Bradon Upshaw, Colorado City, 1220 TW; 4th, Alejandro Gonzales, Coahoma, 1050 TW; 7th, Shane Deel, Coahoma, 750 TW.
Team Results: 1st, Snyder; 2nd, Midland Greenwood; 3rd, Big Lake Reagan County; 4th, Colorado City; 5th, Brownwood; 6th, Coahoma; 7th, Hawley, 8th Roscoe Collegiate; 9th, Ropesville Ropes; 10th, New Home; 11th, Forsan; 12th, Midland Classical Academy.
97s Class - 2nd, Courtney Woodell, Colorado City, 380 TW
105s Class - 2nd, Lexi Santana, Colorado City, 535 TW; 3rd, Jaidyn Brown, Forsan, 460 TW.
114s Class - 3rd, Nia Williams, Colorado City, 545 TW; 5th, Honesty Mendez, Forsan, 480; 6th, Destiny Cox, Coahoma, 465 TW; 7th, Audrey Beltran, Colorado City, 460 TW; 9th, Victoria Melendez, Colorado City, 410 TW.
123s Class - 1st, Cailey Glover, Coahoma, 630 TW; 7th, Skylar Juarez, Colorado City, 415 TW.
132s Class - 1st, Kristina Parker, Colorado City, 595 TW.
148s Class - 4th, Bell Douglas, Colorado City, 515 TW; 5th, Kyndel Lawdermilk, Forsan, 470 TW; 6th, Destiny Reed, Colorado City, 415 TW.
165s Class - 4th, Mikaheala Willard, Forsan, 615 TW; 7th, Kirah Kimball, Coahoma, 550 TW; 10th, Garcia Bailey, Colorado City, 470 TW.
181s Class - 4th, Veronica Cruz, Colorado City, 465 TW.
198s Class - 2nd, Kendra Thomas, Forsan, 575 TW; 3rd, Hannah Marsh, Coahoma, 555 TW; 4th, Rachel McNeal, Colorado City, 315 TW.
259s Class - 4th, Brennan East, Forsan, 656 TW; 5th, Regan Deal, Coahoma, 585 TW.
Team Results: 1st, Big Lake Reagan County; 2nd, Colorado City; 3rd, Snyder; 4th, Ropesville Ropes; 5th, Brownfield; 6th, Midland Greenwood; 7th, Forsan; 8th, Coahoma; 9th, Midland Classical Academy; 10th, Hawley; 11th, New Home; 12th, Roscoe Collegiate.
(For complete results of the meet visit http://www.thspa.us/ and http://www.thswpa.com/
Coahoma Powerlifting Team individual results from earlier meets
Colorado City, Jan. 20, 2018
114s Class - Destiny Cox, 5th
132s Class - Cailey Glover, 4th
148s Class - Zach Holmes, 1st
165s Class - Kirah Kimball, 4th
198s Class - Hannah Marsh, 3rd
SHW Class - Alejandro Gonzales, 4th
Big Spring, Jan. 23, 2018
132s Class - Cailey Glover, 3rd
148s Class - Zach Holmes, 2nd
165s Class - Josh Grimsley, 3rd
198s Class - Keegan Dobbs, 4th
On Friday, January 29th, the Big Spring Steers traveled to Abilene Wylie. Both teams lost to Bulldogs. Final score for the Varsity Steers team was 80-45, and the final score for the Varsity Lady Steers was 72-42.
The next game for the Big Spring Steers will be tomorrow's home game when they host the Sweetwater Mustangs at Steer Gym. You can listen to that broadcast live on The Mighty 1490, brought to you by the KBest Crew!
(Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
Varisty Bulldogs varsity falls to Colorado City, final score is 87-43.
Varsity Bulldogettes lost to Colorado City. Final score was 67-21.
Final score for Bulldogettes JV lost their game to the Wolves. Final score was 55-14. The JV Bulldogs lost to Colorado City Wolves; final score was 45-34.
The next game for the Bulldogs will be on Tuesday, January 30th. They'll be hosting a home game against Jim Ned. Varsity Bulldogettes play 6:30 PM and Varsity Bulldogs play at 8 PM.
(Photo courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
Last night the Howard College Hawks traveled to Midland to play against Chaparrals of Midland College.
Final score of the Women’s game was 69-45 in favor of Midland College. After a close game, the final score of the Howard College Men’s team was able to take the win with a final score of 56-54.
The next game for the Hawks will be on Thursday, Feb. 1 st in Hobbs, New Mexico against New Mexico Junior College. You can listen to a live broadcast of those games brought to you by the KBest Crew on The Mighty 1490 AM.
Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.
8th Grade "B" Team -
The 8th grade “B” team took on the Brownwood Lions, in what amounted to a back and forth affair with both teams playing stingy defense throughout. The game started off with a low scoring first quarter as both teams could only muster 7 points apiece. In the second quarter Roman Perez was able to find a crack in the armor and finally able to put some pressure on the Brownwood defenders, causing them to foul him and send him to the line a few times in the second quarter. After halftime, with the steers down five in the fourth with 3 minutes to go momentum switched in favor of the Steers.
As the Steers were able to answer with an 8-0 run to run the score to 33-30. Then Brownwood made a last second three to tie the game as the clock expired and the game went to overtime. In their second overtime of the year for the Steers, the Steers were able to make clutch free-throws when it mattered to put the Brownwood Lions away 39-37.
Offensive leaders were Roman Perez and Jesse Hernandez, while Adrien Juarez and Matthew Chavarria brought there A game on defense. David Mendez in his second game back played extremely well as well.
8th Grade “A” Team -
8th grade “A” team took on a fantastic Brownwood Lions team and held their own against them. It was a back and forth affair for both teams, with the lead changing hands more than a dozen times between the teams. The Steers shots went cold in the 4th as Brownwood was able to get the upper hand in the latter half of the 4th.
Javarious Ford and Kaegan Mitchell made it tough on the Brownwood Lions defense with many drives into the paint and causing them to get fouled in the process, while Nico Francino, Chris Martinez, and Arron Yanez were making it rain from anywhere on the court. Saquan Fizer and Gabriel Baeza Held their own Impressively well in the paint against two Brownwood big men who were at least 6’4”.
Offensive standouts were, Ford, Mitchell, and Yanez. While the defense was led by the pick pocketing duo of Nico Francino and Chris Martinez, with both having at least 5 steals between them.
The A team will be traveling to Andrews Thursday for the beginning of their tournament against Seminole at 8 o’clock, Then action will continue on Saturday.
Both teams will return to action Monday against the Snyder Tigers
7th Grade "A" Team -
In a home game Monday night against Brownwood The Steers came up short 39-27.
Tanner Purcell and Ian Galan played with tremendous hustle and grit. Chris Salazar and Sema’J Wright ran the floor well. Cayde Bryans and Karim Rayford played pretty good defense which kept both themselves and the team out of foul trouble. Eli Cobos and Nicholas Garcia started a block party in the paint stuffing out 3 people a piece.
Sergio Ybarra And Derrick Walleck led the team in scoring with 21 combined points.
The Steers look to upset the Andrews Mustangs at 4 PM on Thursday in the first game of the Andrews A-team tournament.
(Information provided by BSJHS Coach Sawyer J. Roberts, and Rosi Slate at the ATC.)
Last night Forsan Buffaloes traveled to Miles, were both teams dominated the competition. Varsity Boys won, 68-47; and Lady Buffs won, 65-16. Both Forsan teams are currently undefeated. According MaxPreps, Varsity Boys district record is 7-0; and Varsity Girls district record is 8-0.
On Friday, the Forsan Buffaloes will host home games against the Ozona Lions. JV games begin at 4 PM, with Varsity Boys expected to play at 8 PM.
The Big Spring Steers hosted home games against the Snyder Tigers. The results are as follows - Varsity Lady Steers lost to Snyder, final score 45-29; and after a close game, the Varsity Steers Basketball team lost to Snyder 70-60.
The next game for the Big Spring Steers will be on Friday, January 26th in Abilene against the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs. Varsity Lady Steers begins at 6:15 PM and Varsity Steers play at 7:30 PM.
Don't forget you can catch a LIVE broadcast of both games, brought to you by the KBest Crew, on The Mighty 1490 AM!
(Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
* Bulldogettes lose heartbreaker in overtime *
STANTON - After overcoming a 9-point deficit to push the game into overtime, the Coahoma Bulldogettes lost 23-20 to the Lady Buffs in junior varsity basketball action Friday.
Coming back for the second half, the Bulldogettes, who were already down by 7 points, quickly saw their deficit widen as a Stanton player buried a shot to leave the score 15-6 in favor of the Lady Buffaloes. Then Macee Grant netted a three-pointer igniting a fire under the Bulldogettes. Julia Cortez stepped up to the charity line and nailed a basket to help cut Stanton’s lead to 5. With Stanton in the Coahoma’s backcourt threatening another score, Kenzie Canalez got the ball and raced down to the Buffalos post to successfully sink a field goal into the net. Grant followed with one of her own and then a foul brought Canalez to the free throw line where she nailed one basket to tie the score at 15-15. The Stanton girls earned the last point of the third quarter, also at the charity stripe, and the teams went into the fourth with the score 16-15 in favor of the Lady Buffs.
As the game intensified, the teams traded the lead back and forth mostly at the free throw line. First Canales sank a ball at the charity stripe to tie the game once again at 16-16 just to see a Stanton player nail at shot at the free throw line. A few minutes later, the game was tied again this time thanks to Coahoma’s Haven Martin who buried a shot from the paint. Stanton managed to pull away again this time by 3 points only to see their lead dissipate within the last minute of play thanks to Canales. With 8 seconds to play, the Bulldogettes tried one last desperate attempt to inbound the ball and make a play for the win but failed. The Stanton team would go on to win at the free throw line in overtime 23-20.
* Coahoma JV falls to Stanton 46-28 *
STANTON - The Coahoma boys junior varsity team lost to the Stanton Buffaloes 46-28 in high school basketball action Friday evening.
The Stanton Buffaloes had a strong first half outscoring the Bulldogs 25 to 7. The Buffs jumped out early notching in a three-point shot at the beginning of the game. Then Kolt Redden answered back sinking in a field goal for 2 followed by another successful basket from teammate Isaac Murillo. The Bulldogs would tie the game 5-5 thanks to a basket from the charity stripe by Murillo but then the Buffaloes went on a 10-point run to end the first 15-5 in favor of the Buffaloes.
In the second, the Stanton team netted 10 points but held the Bulldogs to only 2 with those coming from a field goal by Tony Hagans.
An energized Bulldogs team returned from the locker room for the third to net 11 points in the quarter over Stanton’s 8. Coahoma’s Seth Brooks started off the ‘Dogs with nailing 2 points at the free throw line then Haggins hit two back-to-back three-pointers. Sean Striegler and Cody Salinas contributed to the Bulldogs’ score.
Coahoma was able to gain another 10 points to the scoreboard in the fourth mostly at the charity stripe thanks to efforts by Striegler, D’Kota Harrison, Salinas, Brooks, and Redden. However, Stanton netted 13 for the quarter to add to their already wide lead and won the match 46-28.
(photos by Coahoma Media and Nova Montgomery)
STANTON – Coahoma’s Bryson Cline successfully buried a ball as the buzzer sounded with a wild shot from midcourt to end the third quarter Friday night in Stanton.
However, it was the Buffaloes who walked away with the 64-55 win after a come-from-behind rally in the fourth quarter during an exciting boys high school varsity basketball game.
Raw emotion shown on both sides of the court during the game as the two neighboring school districts battled during district play. The Bulldogs held the lead for three quarters of the game.
In the fourth, the Buffaloes went on a 17-point run and effectively shut down the ‘Dogs at the post to only 6 points gained during the quarter. Stanton walked away with the victory 64-55. Contributing to the Bulldogs score were Cline, Joe Manning, Gage Clark, Mason Moore, Zack Schneider, and Bracy Bacon
STANTON - The Coahoma varsity Bulldogettes lost to the Stanton Lady Buffaloes 61-39 in girls high school basketball action Friday night.
The Coahoma girls held the lead after the first period of play 8-13. Coahoma’s Abbie Lopez nailed a basket at the charity strip to put the first point on the board. Then teammate Cailtyn Corley followed up sinking in 2 with a jumper under the basket.
Makynlee Overton added 4 more points in the quarter for the Bulldogettes and then her big sister Makayla Overton buried a shot behind the arc to pad Coahoma’s lead to 5 going into the second quarter 8-13. The Lady Buffaloes would take over the lead by the half 25-21 and walk away with district win 61-39. Also contributing to the Bulldogettes score Friday night were Cassie Grant, Paige Atkins, and Ashley Romero.
Earlier this week, Coahoma basketball teams hosted home games against Merkel. At the end of the first quarter, Coahoma was behind by only 4 points, but as the game progressed the Merkel Badgers continued to outscore the Bulldogs, resulting in the final score of Coahoma 44, Merkel 68.
Top scoring Bulldogs from Tuesday’s game was Mason Moore with 12 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal. Following very close behind him was Bryson Cline with 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal. Gage Clark came in next with 9 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.
The Bulldogettes also played Merkel on Tuesday. Final score of that game was 53-30, in favor of Merkel.
Coahoma’s next set of basketball games will be this evening in Stanton against the Buffalos. Varsity Bulldogettes play at 6:30 PM and Varsity Bulldogs play at 8 PM.
8th Grade A team
The Coahoma 8th Grade A team clawed their way to within 3 points shy of a tie in the fourth but the Lady Indians were able to pull away with a 22-28 victory in junior high basketball action Monday night.
After the first quarter of play, the Bulldogettes had a 9-5 lead thanks to scores by Kaylie Kaczyk, Madison Rodgers, and Kaylor Green. Coahoma’s Madison Olivas dropped the ball in for 2 to start off the second quarter of play but the Lady Indians began a slow march to take over the lead by the end of the quarter. Coahoma didn’t make it easy for the Jim Ned girls but at the end of the half, the Lady Indians led 13-20.
In the third quarter, action on the court slowed for both teams offensively although Rodgers nailed a basket behind the arc. By the fourth both teams ramped up play to battle for the win. Scores by Rodgers, Kaczyk, and Green helped the Bulldogettes to get within 3 points but late game goals by the Lady Indians left Jim Ned the victors, 22-28.
Madison Rodgers – 8
Kaylie Kaczyk – 6
Kaylor Green– 5
Madison Olivas – 3
8th Grade B team
In an exciting fourth quarter of play against the Jim Ned Lady Indians Monday night, the Coahoma Bulldogettes 8th Grade B team came within two points in tying the lead after a six-point run.
However, a Jim Ned player nailed a field goal within the last 30 seconds of play giving just enough padding for the Lady Indians to take the match 16-20.
Coahoma’s Emigene Braxton was the first to score in a very defensive first quarter of play. She hit a field goal with 55 seconds left in the quarter but was soon followed by goal from a Lady Indian to tie the game at 2-2.
Jim Ned quickly took the lead early on in the second holding on until Macie Green tied the game for the Bulldogettes at 4-4. Then Braxton sank in a shot to push the Bulldogettes over once more. Heading into the half, Coahoma held the lead 8-6, thanks to a successful basket by Paula Mae Hagins.
An energized Jim Ned returned for the second half of play going on an 8-point run before Serenity Watts answered back with a field goal. By the third, Jim Ned led 10-16.
The Lady Indians struck first in the fourth quarter but a goal by Braxton set off a chain reaction as the Bulldogettes narrowed the deficit to 2 points thanks to Hagins and Bella Montelongo. The push just wasn’t enough for Coahoma to walk away with the victory. Jim Ned won 16-20.
Emigene Braxton = 6 points
Paula Mae Hagins - 4
Serenity Watts - 2s
Bella Montelongo – 2
Macie Green - 2
Yesterday, the Howard College Hawks Basketball teams traveled to Odessa. The Women's team won an incredibly close game with the final score 55-54, and the Men's team lost 70-65.
The next game for the Men's team will be on Monday, January 22nd, against the New Mexico Military Institute. There will not be a Women's game on that evening, so this game will begin at 6:30 PM at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Sonic Floor, and you can listen to the LIVE broadcast brought to you by the KBest Crew on The Mighty 1490 AM.
This past Monday night the Steers traveled to Sweetwater to take on the Mustangs and came up a little short. Dropping the contest 30-29. The game was a back and forth battle that needed an overtime period to ultimately decide the winner. This was the second time the Steers had to go into overtime against the Mustangs this season.
Leading the Steers was Aaron Chavez with a break out game with 16 points, 15 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 blocked shots.
Also contributing were:
Joshua Gonzales with 6 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots.
Ismael Castillo with 3 points, 7 steals, and 4 rebounds.
Adrian Solis with 2 points, 2 steals, and 3 rebounds.
Kelby Olivarez with 2 points, 6 steals, and 5 rebounds.
It was tough loss and a learning experience for the young Steers, but they are ready to bounce back. They take on the Brownwood Lions on Monday with the tip off set for 5:30 here at the E.C. Roberson Jr. High Gymnasium.
The 8th grade A Lady Steers basketball team trounced Sweetwater in Thursday evening's game, 59-17. Tristan Smith led the way with 17 points and Alex Enriquez scored 9 points. Mya Blanco pitched in 7 points.
On defense, Zoey Castillo, Savanna Zarraga, Abe Delgado all played well.
The 8th grade B team dominated the Sweetwater Colts 25-16. Big Spring's offense was led by Kayleigh Muniz, Mallory Paul, GG Gonzales, Celestina Quintana and the leading scorer, Angelica Calderon. Our whole team had great defense, but the leaders were Hailey Zarraga, Kylee Lynch, GG Gonzalez and Kayleigh Muniz.
The 7th grade A Lady Steers won against Sweetwater in their best executed game of the season. Elaina Arredondo had an amazing ball handling and pressed the defense with ease. Other defensive players of the game were Katelyn Hainey, Kisa Cate and Ioni Mendez. Offensive players of the game were Monica Gutierrez and Daniah Wrighter.
The 7th grade B team hung on the the lead with all their might beating Sweetwater 10-9. Jalen Sykes and Mia Bustamante were the leading scorers for the game. The entire team played excellent defense in this neck and neck defensive battle. The focus and determination was awesome tonight. Way to play together ladies!
Last night the Big Spring Steers hosted home games at Steer Gym against Brownwood. Both Varsity teams lost; Steers: 72-48, and Lady Steers: 47-37. The next game for both teams will be an away game on January 23rd, against the Snyder Tigers.
(Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
On January 9th, 2018 the Big Spring Lady Steers hosted a home game against Abilene Wylie last night in Steer Gym. Final score was 70-37 in favor of Wylie.
The next game for both Steer Basketball teams will be on Friday, January 12 in Sweetwater. Varsity Girls play at 6:15 PM and Varsity Boys play at 7:30 PM. You can listen to the KBest Crew broadcast LIVE from both of those games on The Mighty 1490 AM!
(Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
The 8th grade A Lady Steers defeated Snyder Monday 28-23. It was a great defensive game. Zoey Castillo and Kalyn Whitehead led the way on defense. Mya Blanco and Ryen Terrazas were the leading scorers with 8 points each. Tristan Smith and Alex Enriquez both had 4 points.
The 8th grade "B" lady steers faced Snyder we fell short but had great defensive and offensive plays. The leading defenders were Mallory Paul, kayleigh Muniz, Kylee lynch, and angelica Calderon. Offensive leaders were Celestina Quintana, Kayleigh Muniz, Gabby Gonzales, and Trinity Robertson. The lady Steers face Snyder again tomorrow.
The 7th grade A team won against the Snyder Tigers in a close game. The Lady Steers played hard and executed well. top defenders were Alyson Castaneda, Kisa Cate, Kaydence Canales and Loni Mendez. Offensive players of the game were Elaina Arredondo, Monica Gutierrez and Daniah Wrighter.
The 7th grade B took a big win over Snyder Monday night. Mia Bustamante and Jalen Sykes were the leading scorers. Genna Bedinger and Emily Matthews were key on offense as well. Valerie Barriios and Neli Mendez were strong on defense. The whole team hustled and worked hard.
On Monday, January 8th the Big Spring Steers Junior High boys basketball teams traveled to Snyder to face off against the Tigers.
The 8th grade "A" team played a tough back and forth game against the Tigers. There were multiple lead changes, and neither team trailed by more than 5 points. Tigers would ultimately get a 51-46 win over the Steers.
Offensive standouts for the Steers were were Javarious Ford and Kaegen Mitchell both with 14 points and Sa’Quan Fizer with 7. Defensive standouts were Sa’Quan Fizer, Jonathan Carrillo, and Seth Olsen.
The 8th grade "B" team also played Snyder on Monday. The game was a highly contested back and forth affair, with neither team leading by more than 3 points. In overtime the Steers fell to the tigers 34-33. The offensive game was spearheaded by Roman Perez who went 7-11 on free-throws and added 5 points bringing his total to 12, Followed by Malachi Renteria who added 5 points. On defense the steers were led by Malachi Renteria, who stole the ball 4 times, and Quetavian Lewis who frustrated whomever he had to guard all night, making them commit many turnovers as well.
Jr. High 7th grade teams also competed against Snyder and were unable to put win in the win column. They fought for 4 quarters and never gave up. Leading the Steers was Kelby Olivares with 7 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 steals. Also contributing for the Steers were Joshua Gonzales with 2 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots Damian Rios with 2 points, 3 steals.
The Steers will return to action on Monday, January,15th in Sweetwater.
Thanks to Sawyer J Roberts, 8th Grade Social Studies/Coach, and Rosi Slate at the ATC Office for the information.
On Friday, Jan. 5th, the Big Spring Steers hosted a home game against Fort Stockton. The Steers won a close game with the final score of 65-63. Their next game will be tomorrow at Midland High and Varsity plays at 6:30 PM.
The Lady Steers had their district opener against Snyder on the same day. The final score was 56-34 in favor of Snyder. Their next game will be a home game against Abilene Wylie at Steer Gym and Varsity plays at 6:15 PM. Tomorrow you can listen to the KBest Crew broadcast LIVE from Steer Gym on the Mighty 1490!
Photo is courtesy of Claxton Photography.
On Tuesday, Coahoma basketball teams hosted games against Westbrook. The Bulldogs Varsity team dominated their game with an early lead of Coahoma 33 – Westbrook 11. Scoring wise, both teams appeared to be about evenly matched in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, however Westbrook could not recover and Coahoma drove home the win to score a few more points in the 4th quarter. Final score was Coahoma 65 – Westbrook 36.
Top 3 scorers of the game were Joe Manning with 11 points, Gage Clark with 12 points, and Mason Moore with 18 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, and 2 steals.
The next game for Coahoma will be another home game on Friday, January 5th, against Iraan. Varsity boys play at 6:30 PM. The Lady Bulldogettes will travel to Clyde, Varsity game begins 6:30 PM.
Yesterday, Big Spring Steers hosted basketball games against Andrews at Steers Gym. Final score was 71-53 in favor of Andrews. The next game for the Steers will be a home game against Fort Stockton, with Varsity beginning at 5 PM.
The Big Spring Lady Steers will kick off their District season by traveling to Snyder on Friday, January 5th. Varsity is expected to play at 6:15 PM. You can listen to the KBest crew broadcast this game LIVE from Snyder on The Mighty 1490!
(Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.)
Today the #1 ranked 6-man football team in the nation Borden County Coyotes will defend their state championship title in a rematch against the Jonesboro Eagles, who are ranked #6 in the nation.
Borden County Head Football Coach Trey Richey told KBest News that every playoff game this season has been a rematch so it’s only fitting that the Coyotes should be meeting up with Jonesboro today.
“It’s always kind of nerve-wracking when you play somebody for a second time when you eliminated them the year before because it gives them a little added fuel to wanna get back at ya a little bit,” says Richey. “It’s something that gives them a little boost because it’s something that they’ve had circled on their calendar for the last 365 days.”
Keys for the Coyotes success today will lie in their defense, which has been their strength all season, by creating turnovers and controlling the clock. Offensively, Coach Richey says that the Coyotes will have take care of the ball and block well.
Coach Richey stated that the team has been doing their best to look at this game at AT&T Stadium as a business trip, but it’s difficult to not treat this event differently.
“Anytime you play at AT&T Stadium, Cowboys Stadium, it’s hard not to treat it a little differently mindset-wise because it’s a dream. You dream as a kid that you can play in something like this,” said Richey. “I know when I was a kid, all I wanted to do was to be a Dallas Cowboy, and to just have the opportunity to coach a game here is a dream come true and an exciting time. Hopefully we can let this get passed us and focus on the game at hand.”
The battle for the 2017 State Championship title will begin at 11 AM today and you can listen to the KBest Crew of Mark Richardson, Josh Caudill, and Julia Castilaw broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium on KBest 95.7 FM.
** FINAL SCORE **
Coyotes WIN 60-22 over Jonesboro Eagles!!
The varsity Bulldogs were able to climb out of a 12-point hole to walk away with a win 61-53 against a tough and aggressive Sterling City Eagles team Monday night at the Coahoma ISD competition gym.
Brice Martin, 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 three-pointer
Adam Clark, 6 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Braxton Chandler, 6 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Joe Manning, 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Mason Moore, 22 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 three-pointers
Gage Hill, 8 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steals
Bryson Cline, 4 points, 2 steals
Gage Clark, 8 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 2 steals
Bracy Bacon, 1 assist, 1 rebound
JV Boys -
It was an exciting end to a well fought game between the Coahoma JV boys and the Sterling City Eagles. In the last second of the game, a Sterling City player passed the ball inbound to a fellow teammate who then sent a Hail Mary shot to the post. It missed leaving the Bulldogs the victors 36-34.
Varsity Bulldogettes -
The Coahoma Bulldogettes won against the Sterling City Lady Eagles 60-45 in girls varsity basketball action held Monday night in the Coahoma ISD competition gym.
The Lady Eagles struck first and continued to hold the lead until the Bulldogettes wrestled it away ending the first quarter 16-10 in favor of Coahoma. After that, Coahoma kept control of the scoreboard for the rest of the game.
No basketball games for Coahoma are scheduled until after Christmas.
(Story and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The 8th grade "A" boys team faced off against the Sweetwater Mustangs Monday night here in Big Spring. The Steers started strong and took an early lead. The Steers would hold on to that lead throughout the entire game. With a fast paced offensive attack, the Steers managed to put 46 points on the board with Gavin Greathouse leading the charge with 15 points. Other key offensive players were Chris Martinez with 10 points and Javarious Ford with 8 points. The Steer defense proved to be successful once again, only allowing the Mustangs to score 35 points. Defensive standouts were Sa’Quan Fizer, Kaegen Mitchell, and Fredrick Rubio. We are proud to announce that the Big Spring Junior High boys swept the Sweetwater Mustangs in 4 games, making that 2 sweeps in a row.
The Steers will be traveling to Brownwood to face off against the Lions on Monday, December 18, 2017.
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