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KBST Sports Archives for 2018-02

BSHS VARSITY BASEBALL UPDATE - 02/24/18


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.

 

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BSHS POWERLIFTING TEAM UPDATE - Pecos Power Classic, 02/24/18


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!

 

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Forsan Basketball Playoff Update, 02/23/18


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.

 

 

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Howard College v. Midland College in Last Home Game of the Season, 02/26/18


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! 

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TONIGHT is a RED OUT for the HAWKS


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

 

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Lady Steers end Midland Tournament with Record of 6-0.


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.)

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Hawks Softball Team v. Blinn College and San Jacinto College, 2/23/18 -2/24/18


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.)

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Lady Steers Basketball Players Named to All District


BSHS Girls' Athletic Coordinator Katie Voss reported the following All District Basketball Honors for the Lady Steers:

 

2nd Team All District

Kayleigh Penny

Logan Terrazas

 

Honorable Mention All District

Amber Martinez

Alexis Starr

Aissa Cervantes

 

Congrats, Ladies!

 

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BSHS POWERLIFTING UPDATE - Results from Greenwood Meet, 02/15/18


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

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Howard College Hawks @ Frank Phillips College, 02/15/18


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.)

 

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Ormsby Excels with BSHS Powerlifting Team


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.

 

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BSHS Steers Basketball v. Abilene Wylie, 02/13/18


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.)

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Bulldogs lose to Wolves by 5, Mason Moore nets 25 points in last game as a Bulldog


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.)

 

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BSHS Powerlifting Team Places 2nd at Crane Invitational, 2/10/18


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:

 

BOYS

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.

 

GIRLS

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.

 

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Forsan Basketball Playoff Update, 02/14/18


Forsan Lady Buffs will play against the Seagraves Lady Eagles for the Area Championship in Grady at 6:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 16th.

 

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Howard College Sweeps South Plains College, 02/08/18


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?.)

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Forsan Senior Bryce Hergert Signs L.O.I. for Hardin Simmons University


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.

 

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COAHOMA BASKETBALL UPDATE: Coahoma Bulldogs v. Stanton Buffalos, 2/6/18


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

 

Individual scores

Mason Moore – 17

Gage Clark – 11

Zack Schneider – 7

Bryson Cline – 7

Brice Martin – 2

Gage Hill – 2

3-pointers

Mason Moore – 1

Zack Schneider - 1

 

Bulldogettes update

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

 

Individual points

MaKynlee Overton - 20

Caitlyn Corley – 12

MaKayla Overton – 10

Cassie Grant - 5

Paige Atkins – 4

Kamri Kemper - 3

 

3-Pointers

MaKayla Overton – 2

Caitlyn Corley – 2

Kamri Kemper -1

Cassie Grant - 1

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BSJHS Basketball Update - Steers v. San Angelo Lee, 02/05/18


GIRLS:

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.

BOYS:
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.)

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Coahoma JHS Basketball Update - Bulldogs v. Clyde, 02/05/18


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.

Individual scores:
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.

Individual scores:
Tanner Atkins - 3
Phoenix Martin - 2
Daniel Vela-Wences - 2
J.B. Mashburn - 1

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Howard College Sweeps Western Texas College


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!

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Forsan Lady Buffs Assist Coach Vedder in Achieving 500th Win


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.

 

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Garett Parrish, the newest member of Team K-Best makes his sportscasting debut tonight!


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!

 

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BSHS Steers @ Brownwood, 02/02/18


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.

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Forsan Sweeps Eldorado, Lady Buffs WIN District Championship and Buffs are on their way as well!!!


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. 

 

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Coahoma v. Merkel, 02/02/18


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Both the Bulldogs and Bulldogettes lost to Merkel. Final Score for Bulldogettes was 73-30. Varsity Bulldogs lost to Badgers, 76-39.

 

JV

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.

 

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UIL Realignment for 2018-2020


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.

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