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.
The 7B boys basketball team took on the Sweetwater Mustangs Monday night. The Steers started off slow and fought through adversity never giving up and pushed the game into overtime, after being down 12-1 at one point in the first half. At the end of regulation, it was tied 22-22. Keeping calm and playing strong defense, the young Steers won 29-26. Leading the Steers was Kelby Olivarez with 14 points, 13 steals, and 11 rebounds. Getting this years first triple double for the 7th grade B squad. Also adding to the victory were Ismael Castillo with 9 points, 10 steals, and 4 rebounds. Joshua Gonzales with 3 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 block shots. David Rios with 3 points, 9 steals, and 5 rebounds.
Also helping out defensively and offensively were Adrian Solis, Angel Hernandez, Johnny Marquez, and Issac Gonzales. The B team and the rest of the Steers will Travel to Brownwood next Monday with the tip off set for 4.
Big Spring Jr. High Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Travel to Sweetwater to take on the Mustangs
The 7th grade "B" Team Lady Steers took a win over the Sweetwater Mustangs last night in Sweetwater. Jalen Sykes led in points with 6, Makiah Gibson and Mia Bustamante were close behind with 4 each. Genna Bedinger and Kiersten Furuya hustled to get the ball on defense while Kailie Fierro and Emily Matthews helped defend the lane. Maria Villalobos and McKayley Burciaga were fierce on both sides of the ball as well. As you can tell, it was a total team effort. Way to go Lady Steers!
The 7th grade "A" team won against Sweetwater 33-17. Their stamina was incredible. Offensive players of the game were Daniah Wrighter, Elaina Arredondo and Kourtney Moore. Defensive players of the game were Gisselle Holguin, Kaydence Canales and Monica Gutierrez.
The 8th grade B team Lady Steers put up a fight but fell short to Sweetwater. The leading scorer was Kylee Lynch. Good defense was played by GG Gonzales, Kayleigh Muniz and Angelica Calderon. Mallory Paul and GG Gonzales were the lead hustlers in the game.
The 8th grade team dominated Sweetwater 39-2 Monday night. The Lady Steers were led by Alex Enriquez with 13 points, followed by Tristen Smith with 11. Mya Blanco and Kalyn Whitehead were solid on defense. Savanna Zarraga and Brinly Watkins hustled for the Lady Steers.
Big Spring Jr. High girls will host a basketball tournament this weekend with games at Big Spring Jr. High on Thursday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 16. The teams coming to the tournament are Sands, Colorado City, Coahoma, Forsan, Klondike and Andrews.
According to 8th Grade Social Studies teacher and Basketball Coach Sawyer J. Roberts, the 8th grade “B” team had a good game last night versus Sweetwater.
A great game defensively was turned in by Jesse Hernandez and Matthew Chavarria locking down the paint and making it hard for the Sweetwater attack to muster any offense.
"Offensively we were led by Roman Perez who turned in his 4th plus-10 point effort in five games with 13 points and Darin Sosan added 8 as well," stated Coach Roberts.
Standouts on offense were, Perez, Sosan, and Chavarria, the latter which facilitated the offense from his post position with good court vision and good passes.
Defensively they were led by great post play from Hernandez and Chavarria, and Adrien Juarez locking down whoever he was on and frustrating the Sweetwater attack.
The “B” team has ran their record to 4-1 on the year and will be traveling to Brownwood next week for their last basketball game before Christmas break.
Thanks to Coach Sawyer Roberts and Rosi Slate, BSISD Athletic Secretary at the ATC, for submitting the information!
Borden County is headed back to the Texas UIL 6-man State Championship! Today was a matchup of the #1 and #2 teams in the country. With a decisive victory of 70-38 over Happy, Borden County will play Jonesboro on December 20th at 11:00am in AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They are the defending State Champions. KBEST Media will be there to broadcast the game live! Go Coyotes!
The Borden County Coyotes pulled off the State quarterfinal victory over the Garden City Bearkats 74-24 in the last 50 seconds of the game!
The next game for the Coyotes will be on Saturday, December 9th at 4 PM, during the Class 1A D1 State Semifinals, which will be played against Happy at Levelland and Borden County will be the home team. If Borden County wins this game, they’ll continue on to play for the State Championship.
Congratulations to the SWCID Rattlers on meeting their goal of 60 points in their last game of the season against the Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers! Final score was 100-64 in favor of Western Oklahoma.
The Rattlers hustled throughout the whole game to meet their goal of 60 points. A few staff members had agreed to have their hair painted green if the students had reached their goal, and, afterwards, they followed through.
According to Nancy Bonura, Dean of Student Services, Co-Executive Dean, and ADA Officer, this was meant to be a motivating factor for the Rattlers and it paid off.
The last time that the Rattlers played Western Oklahoma, the score was 117-45 in favor of the Pioneers.
In the video staff members get their hair painted green while SWCID Rattlers are gathered around.
SWCID Staff members included: Nancy Bonura, Dean of Student Services, Co-Executive Dean, and ADA Officer; John Green, Director of Outreach; and Roderica Johnson, Athletic Director and Women's Basketball / Volleyball Coach.
Scratch another mark in the win column for Coahoma’s 8th Grade boys A team. The Bulldogs defeated Stanton 27-19, while the 8th grade B team lost to the Buffaloes in junior high basketball action Monday night.
The first points on the board came from Kobe Cervantes, No. 50, by dropping the ball in for 2 to give the Bulldogs the lead early in the game. Stanton answered by tying the game at 2,2 with 3:11 on the game clock. The Buffs comeback was short lived as Bryson Kerby, No. 5, stepped up to the free throw line to give the ‘Dogs a 2-point lead with 1:50 left in the period.
Stanton tied the game once more at the free throw line but with 19.5 seconds left, Ashton Kimball, No. 55, sank one in after being fouled. At the end of the first period of play, the score was 5,4 in favor of the ‘Dogs.
As the second period of play began, Cervantes added 2 more for Coahoma as the game clock read 5:06. The young Bulldog found a lot of luck at the basket Monday night contributing 8 points to the overall score.
Logan Saverance, No. 25, and Kerby, No. 5, were successful at the free throw line helping the ‘Dogs to end the first half 13,7. During the second half, Saverance, Cervantes, Kimball, and Ky Kemper, No. 2, helped to shore up the game. Kerby, No. 5, was the last Bulldog to add points in the fourth dropping two in from the free throw line to end the game 27,19.
Earlier in the evening, the 8th grade boys B team faced a tough foe in the Stanton Buffaloes. J.B. Mashburn, No. 3, was the first to put up points on the scoreboard for the Bulldogs after Stanton dropped in 8 points during the first period of play. By the second period, the Bulldogs had toughened their defense but so had the Buffaloes. Mashburn, No. 3, added another point for the Bulldogs at the free throw line during the first half but that would be all for the night. ‘Dogs lost 3,29.
Photos and story provided by Lyndel Moody with Coahoma Media.
Yesterday the Big Spring Steers hosted basketball games at Steer Gym against the Levelland Boys teams and Crane Girls teams.
The Lady Steers Varsity team won their game over Crane with a final score of 69-6, and the Steers Varsity team lost to Levelland, final score 73-52.
Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Coahoma Bulldogs traveled to Big Lake yesterday to play the Reagan County Owls.
By the end of the first half, Reagan County was in the lead with a score of 27-16. The Bulldogs hustled in the 3rd quarter and were able to close the gap, beginning the 4th quarter only 5 points behind the Owls with a score of 31-36.
Unfortunately, the Owls kicked out another 26 points points during the 4th quarter and the Bulldogs could not keep up, resulting in the final score of Coahoma 37 - Reagan County 62.
Top scorer of the game was Mason Moore with 18 points, 2 assists, and 10 rebounds.
On December 2nd the Howard College basketball teams played in Snyder against the Western Texas College basketball teams. Final scores are as follows: Women lost 62-51, and Men lost 90-81.
Congratulations to the Forsan Buffaloes on th6eir victory over Coahoma on December 1st at Howard College, final score 69 - 47!
According to the information provided by Coahoma Assistant Coach Isaac Rodriguez, both teams were about evenly matched in the first quarter of the game with the score being Coahoma 12, Forsan 15.
In the second quarter, Forsan scored 26 more points and Coahoma scored only 8 which resulted in Forsan taking a major lead by the end of the first half.
During the third and fourth quarters, Coahoma and Forsan scored about the same, but Coahoma was not able to catch up with Forsan.
Forsan's top scorer of the game was Kobe Richardson with 23 points. Coahoma's top scorer for the game was Mason Moore with 18 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal.
Next game for the Coahoma Varsity Boys team will be on Tuesday, December 5th at 8 PM in Big Lake against Reagan County. Forsan's next game for their Varsity Boys team will be a home game against Ira, also on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30 PM.
Tonight, the Garden City Bearkats will square off against the Borden County Coyotes in Forsan for the 3rd round of the 1A High School 6-Man Football Playoffs.
The Borden County Coyotes fought their way to win the State Championship last year and they’ve been undefeated this season, even sending home all of their competitors by half-time due to the 45-point mercy rule.
Head Football Coach Trey Richie says that his team is really good about paying attention to details during film and on the field. He accredits the team’s success to the momentum that occurs when the defense creates turnovers and to be able to benefit from the mistakes of their competitors.
Even though the Coyotes have had a massive amount of success this season, Coach Richie doesn’t appear to be taking this next game lightly.
“Let’s be honest, you’re only as good as the last game that you played and, so, none of that matters come Friday,” says Coach Richie.
The Garden City Bearkats currently have a season record of 12 wins and only 2 losses. Last season, the Bearkats had their road to the State Championship run short in the 3rd round of the playoffs where they lost 66-48 to Borden County. Garden City’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jeff Jones says that he’s excited to still be in the playoffs and they are looking forward to meeting up with Borden County again.
Last week the Bearkats had a close game against Rankin which ended in a final score of 54-40. According to Coach Jones, one of the lessons that Garden City took from that game is that they need to do a better job of tackling.
“We really have to be able to tackle in an open field, and get the running backs down,” says Jones.
Friday’s game will begin at 7:30 PM and you can listen to the game LIVE from Forsan on our KBest radio stations. Listen to 94.3 FM The Fuse to hear the Garden City broadcast, or listen to KBest 95.7 FM to hear the Borden County broadcast.
Last night the Coahoma Bulldogs hosted basketball games against Grady.
The final scores for Boys and Girls Varsity and JV are as follows:
Boys: Coahoma, 69-49, high scorer for the game was Mason Moore with 27 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Girls: Grady, 62-42, which is the first lost for the girls in the season.
Boys: Grady, 33-22
Girls: Grady, 30-12
Photos are courtesy of Coahoma Media and Nova Montgomery of Rising Star Photography.
Big Spring Lady Steer Basketball teams played against Monahans yesterday in the Steer Gym and Varsity won 49-36! Congrats, Steers!! ???????? Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.
The next game for the Lady Steers will be on, Tuesday, November 28th in Lamesa at 6:30 PM.
Coahoma Bulldogs played the Spearman Lynx in their first round of the Playoffs, but the Bulldogs season comes to a close as the final score is 31-22 Spearman.
Having made the playoffs, Coach Dietz and the Coahoma Bulldogs put up a strong fight in a season of which to be proud.
Yesterday the Stanton Buffaloes played the Canadian Wildcats in the first round of the Playoffs for the 2A High School's road to State.
Determined for a touchdown, the Buffaloes made it onto the scoreboard, bringing the final tally to 63-6 Canadian. #21 Cameron Yarbrough made an amazing catch in the end zone and #55 Chandler Denson had 2 impressive tackles. This brings the Buffaloes season to a close.
(A special thanks to our Stanton Buffalo KBest Apprentice Shelby McDaniel for the great photos & updates from the field this season!)
Big Spring resident Jino Flores completed the Ironman 70.3 in Austin on October 29th. The event is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a bike ride of 56 miles, followed by half marathon which is 13.1 miles. This entire course is 70.3 miles that has a time limit of 8 hours.
Flores says that he struggles with the swimming portion during events and he said that 95 percent of his cycling training was done at home on his cycle trainer, but he didn’t let those issues keep him from competing. He didn’t give up and did the best he could.
Flores said that during the Ironman event there were time frames that had to be met for each event in order to continue to the next portion of the race. The time limit for the swimming portion was 1 hour and 10 minutes, and Flores was so excited that he finished in 1 hour and 5 minutes so he could continue his race. He then biked 56 miles, but says there was a point when he was at mile 51 that his legs had cramped up so bad that he couldn’t even walk. Another competitor offered advice to walk backwards and Flores said that the pain went away and he felt so great that he was able to continue and finish the competition at a final time of 8 hours and 9 minutes.
“This is the only sport that you compete in with the professional. You do the same course,” says Flores. “When you [compete] in [the] age group [divisions], everyone’s out there for the same reason and no one’s trying to beat each other or race against you. Everybody’s out there just trying to help.”
Flores has been greatly influenced by his friends and loved ones who have been diagnosed with debilitating diseases or cancer and is inspired to run for those who cannot run for themselves. He says that the majority of the races he competes in are to raise money for MS, or the American Cancer society. In fact, the Fidelity Marathon that he ran in Woodlands, Texas in April 2016 was for his friend David Coffey, who has MS; and this entire Ironman journey is to honor his brother Gary Flores, who passed away in April of last year.
“Every test was thrown at me,” says Flores. “That’s the thing, it just depends on how much you want it. If you want to finish, you’re gonna finish. I’ve got a lot more work and I’ve got 6 months, so I’ve basically got to double everything. The entire race is 17 hours [limit].”
The event that Flores is now training for is the full Ironman, which consists of swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles. He’s registered to compete in April 2018.
Flores says that his interest in running was sparked by running enthusiasts Melanie and Melissa Zapata, also from Big Spring, after he got out of the army. In 2010 he completed his first half-marathon in Las Vegas and was so enthralled with the support from the crowd that he was hooked. Flores says he then began finding other races to compete in and since then, in addition to the Ironman 70.3, he has competed in multiple races— 5 half-marathons, 2 full marathons, 1 Spartan Sprint, and 3 Sprint Triathlons.
“My biggest thing is that, hopefully, I can encourage just one [more] person to start trying this out,” says Flores.
(You can hear Jino's story on KBest Country 95.7 FM -until noon, and throughout the day on 94.3 The FUSE!) #GETCHUNKY!!! ~ Jino Flores
According to Rosi Slate from the BSISD ATC, the 7th grade B Lady Steers B team took a big win over Midland Christian last night. The final score was 34-15. Jalen Sykes and Mia Bustamante dominated underneath and with buckets. Emily Matthews and Neli Mendez were on fire on defense. Genna Bedinger and Keirstan Furuya were stong leaders on offense. Everyone hustled and worked hard.
The 7th grade A team worked hard and it showed. There was a major improvement from the first game so it goes to show how much dedication they've had to improving their skills and teamwork abilities. The final score was 26-18. Monica Gutierrez and Kourtney Moore led in scoring with 8 points each. Lani Mendez played well on defense along with Elaina Arredondo. The girls looked up the court and moved the ball well.
The 8th grade A girls beat Midland Christian 50-25 last night. Alex Enriquez led the way with 14 points followed by Ryen Terrazas pitched in 10 points. Tristen Smith led in assists. Kalyn Whitehead was the leading rebounder. Brinly Watkins and Anaika Delgado were the hustling Lady Steers for the game.
The 8th Grade “B” team played well yesterday. The leading scorers for the second time in a row were Kayleigh Muniz and Trinity Robertson. Celestina Quintana, Hailey Zarraga, Mallory Paul, and Gabby Gonzales also contributed to putting points on the board. Great defense was played by Kayleigh Muniz, Mallory Paul, and Kylee Lynch. The girls worked well as a team and that’s what helped us come away with a win. We play Midland Christian again in two weeks and hope to dominate them again.
Way to go Steers!
Basketball fever was evident in Coahoma Monday night as the junior high 7th and 8th grade A and Bteams took on the Colorado City Wolves in Coahoma.
The Bulldogettes 8th Grade A-team won their game decisively at the Coahoma competition gym. The final score was 41-18.
The 7th grade A team lost 9-17. The Wolves topped both Coahoma B teams at 11-26 for 7th and 9-26 for 8th. Both games were held in the high school gymnasium.
Junior high basketball action will return on Monday, Nov. 20, against Jim Ned. The boys team will play at Coahoma while the girls team will travel to Jim Ned.
Yesterday's SWCID Women's Basketball team took on Frank Phillips College at the SWCID gym. The final score was 108-47 in favor of Frank Phillips College.
The next home game for SWCID will be on November 18th at 2 PM against Longview 903 Elite Women's basketball team, followed by the Men's game against the same school at 4 PM.
Big Spring Lady Steers Basketball team played Idalou on Friday, November 10th. Final score was 78-19 in favor of Idalou.
The Coahoma High School Junior Varsity football squad closed out the season Thursday night with a win against Lubbock Roosevelt at home. The Bulldogs won 34-6 and made two touchdowns at the end of fourth quarter. The 7th and 8th grade Junior High School teams also played the Eagles at Lubbock. The 7th grade squad lost 28-6 and the 8th grade team lost 28-8. Thank you JV and JHS football teams for a great season.
Congratulations to the Big Spring High School Seniors who won the tournament in the championship game against the Juniors during last night's Powder Puff Football Game! ????????
Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Local Big Spring resident, Mike Solis, competed in the TSC New York Marathon this past weekend.
This is the largest marathon in the world, and consists of 26.2 miles of course that runs through 5 boroughs of New York City with 51,000 competitors. The number of competitors that this event brings in is so huge that not everyone who registers for the race can compete. There is only a handful of ways to gain guaranteed entry, but for everyone else – they must enter the lottery and wait to see if they get picked.
Solis stated that he had been training for 9 months prior to the event and the closer the race got, the more rigorous the workout. He’d train 5-6 days every week by running around Big Spring.
“I had a goal in mind. I was going to finish this race,” said Solis.
He finished with a time of 3:55:03 and placed 11,737th, which is in the top quarter of the competitors. Solis also said that he wasn’t meaning to run for time, but he did finish 10 minutes sooner than he had anticipated and he was able to knock off an hour and 15 minutes from his last marathon, which he had ran in Austin earlier this year.
It’s been a tough road but Solis and his family are proud of his accomplishment. “I know their very proud of me,” he says. “My kids are excited. I think they said that they saw me at mile 16 and my little girl lost it! She was so proud of me.”
When asked what he hopes people will take away from his experience, Solis said, “I would like to inspire someone to run, to do what you think you can’t do.”
Solis says his plans for the future are to continue competing in marathons because he’s hooked. He just registered for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series in San Antonio that will take place on December 3rd, and he also hopes to be able to compete in the Chicago marathon.
SWCID Rattlers Men's Basketball took on the Western Oklahoma State University Pioneers on Tuesday, November 7th at the SWCID Gym. Although the Rattlers showed a lot of heart and worked very hard, the Pioneers won and the final score was 117-45.
Their next game is tomorrow, November 9th at 5 PM against Frank Phillips College at the SWCID Gym. Head out there and show them some support! You'll be glad you did!
Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.
The Big Spring Lady Steers Basketball team played the Grady last night and won 63-43. Way to go, Lady Steers!! ????????
Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.
Adrienne Green and Mark Richardson took the opportunity to take in a SWCID men’s basketball game this afternoon. Basketball games at SWCID may be the best kept secret in Big Spring. However, it’s time to change that. The excitement of the crowd equals that of any local sports event. The Cheerleaders do not use words to whip the crowd into a frenzy - they don’t need to. The base drum hammering out the cadence and the enthusiasm of the students is awe inspiring. KBEST Media wants to encourage everyone to come see Rattler Athletics for yourself. Here are links to the men’s and women’s basketball schedules as well as the volleyball schedule.
On Monday, November 6th, the Big Spring 7th and 8th grade Lady Steers basketball teams traveled to Andrews to play the Mustangs.
According to Rosi Slate with BSISD ATC, the 8th grade "B" Lady Steers played hard against the Andrews, and came away with a 12-point win. They had some great defensive plays that led to steals and points. The leading Lady Steers defensive players were Mallory Paul, Gabby Gonzales, and Kayleigh Muniz. The leading scorers were Trinity Robertson and Kayleigh Muniz with 8 points.
The 8th grade "A" team also beat the Andrews Mustangs, with a final score of 38-37. Ryen Terrazas passed to Alex Enriquez who made the game winning layup with 6 seconds left to seal the win. Alex Enriquez led scoring with 12 points followed by Ryen Terrazas with 7 points. On defense, Tristan Smith, Mya Blanco and Kalyn Whitehead played well.
The 7th grade "B" team lost to Andrews in a hard fought game 18-28. They hustled the whole game led by Genevieve Bedinger and Kristen Bermea. Kierstan Furuya and Jalen Sykes were strong on defense, while Emily Matthews and Mia Bustamante were leading the offense. Great effort Ladies!
The 7th grade "A" Lady Steers led the first quarter and went on to win 34-20 over the Andrews Mustangs.
The entire team played with such heart and such a strong will to compete at the same time improve. Elaina Arredondo led the team with 12 points and handled the ball well, seeing the court as she dribbled. Daniah Wrighter was a beast underneath the goal. Kadence Canales and Gissele Houdlin ran the floor, playing great defense and getting many steals to help further the lead. The team has a lot to learn and it's good to have a group willing to do just that.
Congratulations to Aaron Martinez, Cooper Miller, and Coach Randall Shaw of Big Spring High School who are on their way heading to the State Cross Country Competition in Austin! ????
The team was given a police escort from BSHS through the outer edge of town. Many Big Spring residents lined 11th place to see the team off, and many students and staff from Goliad Elementary and Big Spring Intermediate stood outside to show their support for Big Spring Cross Country team!
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