Bulldogettes lost their game against the Lady Wolves in 3 sets at Colorado City
25-20, 25-17, 25-18
Kills: Ashley Romero, 5; MaKynlee Overton, 4; Julia Mashburn, 1; Sydney Rinard, 1; Caitlyn Corley, 1; Paige Atkins, 1.
Blocks: Overton, 2; Corley, 2.
Assists: Mashburn, 5; Jaydan Mann, 4.
Digs: Corley, 7; Overton, 2; Kirah Kimball, 1; Haven Martin 1.
JV Red played in Colorado City today won (23-25, 27-25, 25-23)
Next: Coahoma will play Coleman Tuesday. JV White plays at 4:30 p.m., Red at :5:30 p.m. with the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.
Here is your Big Spring Ford Football Friday Final Scores for September 28, 2018
Wall 40, Big Spring 12 - Sonic Players of the Game for the Steers were offensive player Jeremiah Cooley, defensive player Domiono Cole, and the Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game when to Roger Eddington.
Iraan 25, Coahoma 20 - . Sonic Players of the Game for the Bulldogs were offensive player Brysen Kerby, and defensive player Keegan Dobbs. Hope Atkins was crowned the 2018 Homecoming Queen for Coahoma High School.
Reagan County 28, Forsan 27 - Sonic Players of the Game for the Buffaloes were offensive player Tim Avila, and defensive player Noe Ureste.
Crane 59, Stanton 13 -
Other Area High Schools
Greenwood 65 Sweetwater 20
Abilene Eagles 13 Midland High 0
Abilene Cooper 58 Monterey 20
Odessa Permian 56 Fresnos 0
Odessa High 27 Montwood 0
San Angelo Central 26 Weatherford 21
Llano 27 San Angelo Lakeview 27
Andrews 48 Snyder 26
Monahans 48 Lamesa 21
Brownwood 53 Abilene Wylie 21
Fort Stockton 31 Pecos 18
Idalou 62 Muleshoe 0
Slaton 16 Post 15
Floydada 44 Roosevelt 6
Ozona 41 Junction 6
Colorado (City) 27 Clyde 26
Anson 52 Bangs 28
Sands 47 Wellman-Union 32
White Deer 42 Bordon County
Blackwell 64 Hermleigh 35
Grady 58 Westbrook 8
Garden City 54 Rankin 8
Balmorhea 66 Grandfalls Royalty 20
Sterling City 50 Bronte 0
Stephenville 48 Georgetown 8
** 8th-A: Win, 28-16 **
The 8A Steers faced the Wall Hawks on Thursday and it was apparent early on that the Steers were going to be the more physical team throughout the contest. On the first play from scrimmage, Arturo Ortiz capitalized on a Wall turnover to get the ball in the hands of the Steers Offense. Within two plays, the Steers had put the first points on the scoreboard, via a Phillip Martinez eighteen yard touchdown run. After another three and out forced by the Steers Defense, Eli Cobos was the man sprinting across the end line for another Big Spring score.
With the score 12-0 and time dwindling in the first half, the stout Big Spring defensive group, spearheaded by Nose Guard Nick Garcia, forced another turnover recovered by Josh Gonzalez. With the ball back to the Steers, David Rios converted a key 4th down attempt on a slant route from his receiver position. Then Quarterback Eli Cobos found an open Connor Andrae in the middle of the field on a seam route for a 60+ yard touchdown throw and catch. After capitalizing on the two point attempt, the Steers went into halftime with a 20-0 lead.
In the second half, the Wall Hawks focused heavily on their Tackle Over formation which was countered by quick alignment adjustments from ends Rahleigh Eddington and Josh Gonzalez. Another great performer for the Steers was the Sam LB Chris Salazar. Chris had what seemed to be several handfuls of solo tackles to go along with an interception late in the game.
As the clock dwindled, the Hawks were forced to attempt an onside kick after a broken coverage TD pass from their offense. After securing the onside kick, Phillip Martinez outran the coverage to score the final points for the Big Spring Steers.
Unmentioned great performers: Ian Galan, Ricky Escovedo, Derek Walleck, Aaron Chavez.
Big Hitter of the week……….. Chris Salazar
** 8th-B: Loss,14-0 **
The 8th grade B team faced Coahoma in Big Spring on Thursday. It was a low scoring defensive struggle. Although it was a losing effort, the Steers were led by Zabian Urias, Jason Bishop, Gabriel Parrish, Nick White, Wesson Cate, and Matthew Salazar.
** 7th-A: Loss, 30-16 **
The &th A team lost 30 to 16, but put up a fight and made Wall work for the win. Ford, Brawley, Rivera, and Vasquez shared the rock and ran for over 200 yards in the ball game. Gavin Padron was able to get the passing game going and connect with Hilario, Cantu, and Perkins. Longest play of the game was a 60 yard pass from Padron to Perkins. Defense played lights out and forced several fumbles and picked up several sacks throughout the day. A few miscues lost us the game, but that didn’t stop the Steers from fighting for the win all the way to the finish.
** 7th-B: Win, 48-0 **
The 7th B team played lights out and won 48-0 against Wall. Abel Casares scored his first touchdown of the year, running the ball like a freight train and playing like a monster on defense. Q Lewis was effective on both sides of the ball, scoring a touchdown on offense and defense by way of ruching and scoop and scroe. Kenderick Jackson Threw the ball with confidence and scored rushing as well. Abram Jackson showed off his speed and ran like the flash for three scores.
The JH Steers are heading into a bye week, but are preparing and looking forward to their next matchup against the Andrews Mustangs on October 11th in Andrews.
The 7th grade A team lost to Greenwood after forcing a third set (19-25, 25-23,19-25). Miranda Gomez, Abigail Davila, and Delaney Moreno played wonderful defense. Jails Groage, Kendall Brooks, Cloe Viasana, and Brooklyn Hyatt led the team on offense.
The 7th Grade B team lost to Greenwood in 2 sets (14-25, 16-25). The girls worked hard in both offense and defense, delivering great Aces and Digs. Standout players were Maddison Hamm, Kylee Haynie, Elena Seracho and Dekaysha Parker whose offensive and defensive skills showed out on the court. They girls are continuing to work as a team and build on their skills.
The 8th grade A team was victorious over Greenwood after three intensive sets (25-21, 25-14, 25-18). Taylor Partlow, Monica Gutierrez, Alyson Castaneda, and Marlie Kennedy kept the rallies alive with critical digs and perfect passes to target. Kortney Moore, Jalen Sykes, and Gissele Holguin ruled offense play with numerous assists and spikes. We are proud of the way the all the girls played hard to get the win.
Monday evening against Greenwood the 8th grade B team worked hard to bring home another win in 3 sets. Daniah Wrighter, J’oncye Evans and Elaina Arrendondo each had a kill while all of the rest of the girls stepped up playing great defense and offense.
(Information courtesy of BSISD ATC.)
The BSJH Lady Steers represented Big Spring well in the Sweetwater Tournament Saturday. The 7th Grade A Team won third place. After losing to Snyder, the team pulled it together to beat both Post and Colorado City. Karina Limon, Brooklyn Hyatt, Cloe Viasana, Alandra Juarez, and Kendall Brooks had a combined total of 56 awesome ace serves.
7th Grade B Team placed 4th in the Sweetwater Tournament this past Saturday after battling it out with Post. Standouts for the tournament were Dekaysha Parker, Destiny Hodnett , Marray Gonzales and Addison Rubio. All girls gave it their all and worked cohesively till the end!
The 8th Grade A Team won third place. After beating both Post and Sweetwater in the morning, the Lady Steers fell to Post in our second battle that afternoon. Kortney Moore, Marlie Kennedy, and Taylor Partlow had killer serves. Gissele Holguin, Katelyn Haynie, and Emily Matthews had some great sets, passes, and other offensive plays . Alyson Castaneda, Jalen Sykes, and Monica Gutierrez had solid defense with great blocks and digs. So proud of how they've learned to play together as a team!
8th grade B Lady Steers worked super hard at the Sweetwater Tournament this past weekend, starting out by beating Post then losing to Sweetwater and came back to beat Snyder to get into the Championship but fell to Sweetwater in 3 sets. Great performances were made by Elaina Arrendondo, Kaydence Canales, Valerie Hernandez, Kisa Cate, Daniah Wrighter and J'Oncye Evans.
(Information courtesy of BSISD ATC.)
Friday Night Football Scores - 09/21/18
Big Spring 39 Pecos 20 - The Sonic Players of the game for the Steers were offensive player Zephaniah Nelson, defensive player Jack Everett, and Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to Isaiah Valle.
Slaton 39 Coahoma 20
The Sonic Players of the Game went to offensive player Gage Clark and defensive player Avery Burgans.
New Deal 45, Stanton 7 - The Sonic Players of the game were offensive player Devin Simpson and defensive player Tim Avila.
Colorado City 54, Forsan 6
Garden City 46 Buena Vista 0
Grady 44 Grandfalls-Royalty 14
Iowa Park HS 41 Sweetwater 0
Lee HS 57 Eastwood HS 14
Central HS 31 Pebble Hills HS 20
Canyon 36 Caprock HS 26
Andrews 48 Snyder HS 26
Ft. Stockton HS 34 Lake View 6
Greenwood HS 28 Seminole 21
Idalou HS 2 Denver City 14
Abernathy 35 Post 9
Crane 21 Kermit 0
Irran 12 Eldorado 8
Sterling City 49 Sands 0
Strawn 50 Borden County 0
Rankin 78 Westbrook 30
Midlothian Heritage 26 Stephenville 21
Abilene HS 13 Midland HS
Odessa HS 27 Montwood HS
Cooper HS 48 Wylie 0
The Big Spring Lady Steers won their District opener against the Snyder Lady Tigers on Friday, 9/21/18, with scores of 26-24, 25-16, 13-25, and 27-25.
The next game for the Lady Steers will be on Tuesday, 9/25/18, at Steer Gym against Lakeview.
COAHOMA - The Bulldogettes came back from a 8-point deficit and almost forced a fourth set in their district opener against Jim Ned Saturday before the Lady Indians sealed the match 27-25.
Overall, Jim Ned swept Coahoma in three sets: 25-12, 25-9, 27-25.
After dominating the first and second games, the Lady Indians looked ready to wrap up the win in the third as they racked up the score to 9-1. Although the Bulldoggettes slowly chipped away at the deficit, the Lady Indians were not in a very giving mood. By mid-match, the score was 14-7 in favor of Jim Ned.
Then Cailtyn Corley smacked down a kill shot by Jim Ned at the net energizing the Bulldogette team, who went on a 4-point run. The Bulldogettes found their footing from there with some aggressive play forcing the Lady Indians to defense several times.
A kill by Kirah Kimbell sent the ball back to Coahoma’s side 2 points away for a tie which came when MaKynlee Overton blocked a shot by the Lady Indians leaving the set 20-all. It was the first of four times Coahoma tied the game.
From then on it was an all out fight between the two teams with a number of long rallies to energize and entertain the crowd. With Paige Atkins serving, the Bulldogettes took the lead 25-24 but their momentum was cut short in the next serve after two Lady Indians decisively knocked down a shot from Coahoma at the net.
Jim Ned put the game away in the next two serves.
Akins led Coahoma on kills knocking out 7 during the game. Julia Mashburn had 9 assists and Grant had 8 digs.
Earlier in the day, both Coahoma JV teams fell to Jim Ned. JV White lost 25-17, 28-26 and JV Red lost 25-16, 25-20.
Next: Coahoma heads to Colorado City Saturday, Sept. 29. The JV Red team will play at 11 a.m. and the varsity game begins at noon.
Bulldogette varsity stats:
Kills: Paige Atkins, 7; MaKynlee Overton, 4; Kirah Kimball, 2; Ashley Romero, 1; Sydney Rinard, 1; Caitlyn Corley, 1; Cassie Grant, 1
Assists: Julia Mashburn, 9; Jaydan Mann, 4; Overton, 3
Digs: Grant, 8; Overton, 5; Corley, 2; Mashburn, 1; Romero, 1; Mann, 1; Atkins, 1
Blocks: Corley, 3; Overton, 2
The Slaton Tigers came out on top in Thursday's match with the JV Bulldog team held in Coahoma. Up next, the Coahoma JV squad will travel to Monahans next Thursday. Kickoff is at 5:30 PM.
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 19, 2018 – Six Texas high school football stars have been recognized in the third week of the 2018 Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program.
In its thirteenth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company’s Player of the Week program is again honoring six outstanding student-athletes each week of the 2018 regular season, recognizing one player in each of the state’s six athletic classifications. The winners are chosen for athletic achievements on the field, as well as for outstanding scholarship and community involvement. These players are the embodiment of Ford’s Go Further commitment.
One of the athletes recognized this week is Stanton High School Sophomore and quarterback, Landon Burkhart for last week’s game against Forsan.
Prior to playing for Stanton, Landon Burkhart played at Richland Springs, a six-man team. In only his third game on an eleven-man team, Landon ran the ball 16 times for 330 yards, an average of 20.6 yards per carry. 267 of those yards came in the second half on only 9 carries, including touchdown runs of 72, 51, and 65 yards. Landon also threw for another 89 yards, one touchdown, and a 2-point conversion. Landon had multiple first down conversions on 3rd and long and 4th down. Landon’s father, Jerry Burkhart, is the Head Coach.
According to Coach Cody Hogan, “Landon played with a fever and sore throat and helped the Buffaloes get 35-21 win. He also helped his father, Jerry Burkhart (a six-man coaching legend) earn his first win in 11-man football.”
In addition to football, Landon is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Basketball, Track, and Church youth group. He also made 2nd team all-state newcomer of the year in 6-man as a freshman, and is an honor rolls student.
(Photo taken by our news partners at CBS 7.)
ANDREWS - The Coahoma Bulldogettes lost a double header to Andrews and Brownfield Tuesday night.
The Coahoma varsity squad lost to Brownfield 10-25, 12-25, 10-25 and Andrews 10-25, 4-25, 12-25.
Kirah Kimball led the Bulldogettes with 4 kills for the two games and Julia Mashburn had nine assists followed by Jadyan Mann with 5. On defense, Cassie Grant led the Coahoma squad with 5 digs. Cailtyn Corley racked up 4 blocks and 4 digs during the two matches.
Next: The Bulldogettes will open district play with a match against Jim Ned Saturday at the Coahoma ISD competition gym. The first game begins at 10 a.m. with the varsity game expected start at noon.
Earlier in the evening both Coahoma JV teams lost their matches: JV White vs. Brownfield (10-25, 15-25) and vs. Andrews (6-25, 14-25); JV Red vs. Brownfield (18-25, 16-25) and vs. Andrews (23-25, 14-25)
Combined varsity Stats:
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 3; Ashley Romero, 2; Kirah Kimball, 4, Jaydan Mann, 1; Sydney Rindard, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 3; Paige Atkins, 3; and Cassie Grant, 2.
Assists: Mashburn, 9; Overton, 2; Mann, 5; Rinard, 1; Corley, 1; and Grant, 1.
Blocks: Romero, 2; Overton, 1; Mann, 1; Rinard, 1; and Corley, 4;
Digs: Romero, 1; Overton 2; Corley, 4; Atkins, 1; and Grant, 5.
The 7th Lady Steers A Team lost a close game to Sweetwater in three sets (16-25, 25-23, 24-26). In the first set, Alandra Juarez and Kendall Brooks stood out on offense while Julianna Fraser played well on defense. In the second set, Jaila Groage and Karina Limon made some great digs. The third set was filled with superb net play by Kendall Brooks, Cloe Viasana, and Brooklyn Hyatt. Abigail Davila, our libero, played outstandingly well on the back row. She made many key plays which led to several points. We are so proud of how well our Lady Steers played as a team and showed an extensive amount of progress.
The 7th Lady Steers B Team lost to Sweetwater in a well-played two sets (13-23, 27-29). In the first set Kylee Haynie stood out on both offense and defense scoring 5 Aces and a Kill for the team. In the second set Elena Seracho, Addison Rubio and Maddison Hamm led the team on offense with multiple Aces amongst them. The team fought gallantly in the second set and made a great comeback in defense! They continue to work as a team and showed a great amount of progress!
The 8th Grade A Lady Steers defeated Sweetwater in two sets. They played a great game last night. Kortney Moore had killer serves. Jalen Sykes and Marlie Kennedy led out on offense. While Monica Gutierrez and Taylor Partlow led out of defense. A great team effort was given by all! We are looking forward to a great tournament this weekend!
8th grade B girls got their first win against Sweetwater last night in 3 sets--(25-16) (19-25) (15-10). Kaydence Canales, J'onyce Evans, and Lora Otto had aces in their serves. And J'onyce Evans and Daniah Wrighter had kills at the net. All of the girls worked together on both defense and offense!
The Coahoma Junior High volleyball 7th and 8th grade teams swept Coleman at home Monday night. Scores were: 7th A (25-8, 25-9); 8th A (25-10, 25-9); 7th B (25-4, 25-8); and 8th B (25-5, 25-10). Next: the junior high squads will travel to Clyde to take on the Lady Bulldogs on Monday, Sept. 26.
Big Spring Lady Steers volleyball team competed against Abilene Wylie on Tuesday. Scores were 16-25, 21-25, and 7-25 in favor of Wylie. The next game for the Lady Steers will be a home game and district opener against Snyder. Varsity plays at 4:30 and Freshmen and JV follow at 6 PM.
JaLie Hernandez and Hector Colon-Rivera were the top finishers for the Coahoma Cross Country varsity team at the Western Texas College Invitational meet held in Snyder Saturday while the junior high team had three runners medal in the event.
“This was the first meet for a lot of the junior high kids,” said Cross Country Coach John-Michael Leggett. “They all did a really good job this past weekend. We had a lot of kids that ran a season best time on a really tough course. We are getting better every week, and I am very satisfied with the progress we are making.”
Coahoma junior high runners Isabella Cox and Serena Dobbs turned some heads at the meet. Cox ran the route in 16:04 and Dobbs finished one second later at 16:05. That placed them fourth and fifth respectively and both girls medaled for their efforts. Jake Freeman also earned a medal in the boys junior high race. He came in 6th with a time of 13:43.
For varsity, Hernandez came in with a time of 16:17 to place 35th in girls event. Colon-Rivera ran the route in 22:20 to place 38th for the boys.
Next: The high school team will travel to the Lubbock ISD Invitational regional preview meet. The junior high team will be off for the weekend.
Individual results are as follows:
** Varsity Boys **
Hector Colon-Rivera, 38th, 22:20
Tanner Atkins, 45th, 22:54
Christian Klug, 52nd, 23:20
CJ King, 57th, 23:39
D'Kota Harrison, 66th, 24:37
Chance McMurray, 76th, 27:30
** Varsity Girls **
JaLie Hernandez, 35th, 16:17
** Jr. High Boys **
Jake Freeman, 6th (Medaled), 13:43
McCartney Fitzhugh, 23rd, 14:52
JC Garza, 34th, 15:37
Kenan Kimberley, 42nd, 17:12
Keiston Harrison, 45th, 18:40
** Jr. High Girls **
Isabella Cox, 4th (Medaled), 16:04
Serena Dobbs, 5th, (Medaled), 16:05
Marianna Glover, 26th, 18:13
Zoie Joslin, 29th, 18:26
Kenna Best, 39th, 20:36
Emily Lowder, 48th, 22:28
Savannah Meachum, 51st, 23:40
Coahoma’s Steven Erivas had a stellar game Thursday racking four touchdowns to help the Coahoma Bulldogs' junior varsity team plow through Roscoe, 42-20, at Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium.
The Bulldogs didn’t wait long to put points on the board in the first quarter. Thanks to run by Erivas and a successful kick by Pedro Paixao, Coahoma grabbed a 7-0 lead.
The Plowboys answered back with a touchdown of their own and pulled to within 7-6. That would be the closest Roscoe came to threatening.
Late in first quarter, the Plowboys looked as if they would strike again after intercepting a CHS pass. The Plowboys, however, fumbled the snap on their first play of the possession. Moments later, Coahoma capitalized with an 18-yard touchdown run by Erivas.
With 43 seconds left in an opening quarter, Coahoma’s Seth Brooks recovered a Roscoe punt and returned the ball for a touchdown. Brook's return put the Bulldogs up 21-6 heading into the second.
The Plowboys drove the field for a touchdown with 5:07 left in the half. They tacked on a successful two-point conversion and cut Coahoma's lead to 21-14.
Coahoma was far from through. Thanks to a big gain from a run by Isaiah Martin deep into Plowboy territory, the Bulldogs ended the half on a high note. Josh Ruiz capped the Bulldogs final score of the first half by scoring on a 1-yard run that upped the score to 28-14.
In the second half, the Bulldogs scored twice on runs by Erivas to close out the contest.
During Thursday’s performance, Paixao showed he is a major asset for the team. He nailed all of his extra points easily.
Coahoma also garnered strong performances from quarterback Ky Kemper, Martin and Ruiz. All three helped lead the Bulldogs to their first victory of the season.
Coahoma, now 1-1, is scheduled to play Slaton at home on Sept. 20.
In junior high football, the Coahoma seventh graders won their showdown with Crane, 16-6. The CJHS eighth grade squad suffered a 40-0 loss to Wink.
(Photos and information provided by Coahoma Media.)
BigSpring Ford Football Friday Final Scores 9-14-18
Monahans HS 35, Big Spring HS 14
Sonic Players of the Game for the Steers were offensive player Ethan Cortez and defensive player Brett Berringer. The Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to AJ Gonzales.
Wink HS 40, Coahoma HS 39
Sonic Players of the game for Coahoma were offensive player Zack Schneider and defensive player Alex Duenes.
Stanton HS 35, Forsan HS 21
Sonic Players of the game for Stanton were offensive player Landon Burkhart and defensive player Noe Ureste.
Other High School Scores
Hirschi HS 51 Sweetwater HS 7
Lee HS 42 Montwood HS 6
Carroll HS 24 Permian HS 20
Central HS 22 Cedar Park HS 37
Canyon HS 51 Lamesa HS 20
Snyder HS 61 Lake View HS 21
Andrews HS 42 Levelland HS 39
Brownwood HS 47 Graham HS 26
Seminole HS 47 Pecos HS 6
Idalou HS 45 Littlefield HS 0
Post HS 42 Roosevelt HS 6
Crane HS 26 Mccamey HS 21
Ozona HS 6 Reagan County 13
Anson HS 28 Stamford HS 61
Colorado HS 42 Ballinger HS 34
Winters HS 36 Bangs HS 6
Iraan HS 25 Menard HS 14
Whiteface HS 25 Sands Cisd 24
Borden County 64 Knox City HS 15
Blackwell 58 Newcastle 12
Robert Lee HS 66 Santa Anna HS 0
Grady HS 56 Silverton 8
Westbrook School 48 Veribest HS 13
Garden City HS 53 Balinorhea School 32
Sterling City HS 46 Hermleigh HS 24
Stephenville HS 41 Wylie HS 28
Franklin HS 63 Midland HS 42
Coronado HS 30 Odessa HS 27
Abilene 20 Cooper HS 13
A-The 8th grade A Steers faced a well coached and disciplined team in the Monahans Loboes on Thursday. We started off slow offensively, but quickly relied on the legs of quarterback Eli Cobos to give us a spark. After a few powerful runs by Eli it seemed as if everyone else stepped in line. The Steers were down early in the first half due to an interception returned for a touchdown. But the offense continued to move the ball effectively behind a tough offensive line manned by, Aaron Chavez, Nick Garcia, Ian Galan, Josh Gonzales, and Rahleigh Eddington.
Going into half time, the game was tied at 6.
The Steer defensive front, headed by Arturo Ortiz, never let up and only allowed one big play to the Loboes throughout the entirety of the game. Constant pressure in the backfield was provided by a relentless David Rios who spearheaded several group tackles for losses. Safety Phillip Martinez did a wonderful job of communicating with the secondary and thwarting any Monahans pass attempts.
Midway through the third, the Steers were down 12-6.
When the Steers got the ball back the Loboes loaded the box in an attempt to slow down running back Chris Salazar who had been earning tough yardage throughout the contest. So the Steers countered with a quick passing game that relied on Sergio Ybarra, Phillip Martinez, and Connor Andrae. Phillip was able to tie the game at 12 by taking a sideline catch all the way in for a score. After forcing another Monahans turnover, the Steers plowed their way into the end zone with Chris Salazar and Eli Cobos, sealing the victory.
Big Hitter of week………… Connor Andrae
B- The 8th Grade B team had a clash with the Monahans Loboes this past Thursday. After a valiant effort by the B team, they fell to Monahans 28-0. The defense played well for 3 quarters causing 4 fumbles and recovering 3 of them, setting up the offense twice in plus territory. The offense which was still adapting to new positions all over the field play extremely hard against a tough monahans defense. The standouts on defense were Zabain Urias and Tyler Deatherage the latter which led the team in tackles, and fumble recoveries. On offense we were led by Josiah Aguero who valiantly fought against bigger opponents and showed absolutely no fear. Another stand-out was Smith Cate who had an average of 38 yards a punt, helping the young Steers with the position battle on special teams. Next week the Steers travel to Pecos to take on the Eagles at 5.
A-Played a hard fought game against Monahans. The Defense made several plays and got a ton of stops. The front 7 got the Loboes out of their element (run game) forcing them to throw it deep. The O-line and wide receivers blocked their tails off all night long. The running backs took advantage of that and gashed the Lobo defense for over 200 yards.
Special teams made several big hits and pinned the offense deep in their own territory several times throughout the game.
B-The 7th grade B team played a tremendous game on 3 sides of the ball. The Steers managed to drive the ball into the red zone on 3-4 trips, but fell short of the goal line.
Offensively, the O-line, Quben Lewis, Kendarick Johnson, and Kyle Gay gave great efforts.
Defensively, the Steers had multiple stops with three 3&outs. The defensive line and line backers played aggressive football.
Individually, Kyle Gay, Bowman, Woodruff all played extremely well.
All teams look forward to facing a tough Pecos team this week.
Fourteen-year-old Vance Ott is the newest member of the Coahoma High School track team thanks to a program by the Texas Regional Paralympics Sport.
The CHS freshman was born with Spina Bifida, a condition that affected his spine and left him with the need to use a wheelchair for mobility. However, Vance does not let his physical disability keep him from participating in activities his loves.
“Vance doesn’t realize how many people he inspires with his tenacity and his strength,” said his mother, Marlana. “He never gives up. He always takes a challenge head on.”
Stock shows, recreational baseball and serving as a trainer for the CHS football team are all activities Vance has excelled at for the past several years.
“He is very mentally strong, and he loves sports in general. If he could, he would love to be out there with the football boys,” Marlana said. “That is why he loves being a trainer but this (track) is what is available for him to compete in, and he already has his mind set. He wants to excel.”
On Sunday, Vance received his racing chair and some one-on-one training with 7-time Paralympic and 3-time Olympic athlete Saúl Mendoza. Both the chair and the instruction time were made possible through the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport Loaner Chair program.
The 4-year-old program was created to fulfill a need after UIL decided to add wheelchair racing to its state track and field meets, according to Wendy Gumbert of Texas Regional Paralympic Sport.
“We were the adaptive sports organization working with them (UIL) on the project, so we knew the only way it would work was if the kids could somehow access chairs,” Gumbert said. “The chairs are about $2,800. We decided we’d better start raising some money and make that happen."
“We have approximately 100 chairs in our Loaner program,” Gumbert continued. “We have about 70 that are loaned out and that’s not just high school. We do it for our wounded service members and junior high and elementary age kids as well.
These specialized racing chairs need to be specifically tailored to each athlete's dimensions so it can become an extension of his or her body, Gumbert said.
On Sunday, Mendoza, who has medaled at both the Paralympics and Olympics for the country of Mexico, drove from Wimberley, Texas to Big Spring to deliver the chair and spend time with Vance and his family teaching them about the sport and the device.
After a couple of laps around the Big Spring High School track, Vance seemed to absorb Mendoza’s lessons accelerating after each turn. He also practiced shot put from a field chair Mendoza brought to show as a demonstration.
“For the field chair, we look to the school to provide it for the athlete,”Gumbert said. “A field chair can be ordered as a generic size and they are much less expensive. They are under $1,000. A kid in high school, a kid in junior high, a kid in elementary can use that same chair.
“A school can invest in it and have that chair in its ISD for a 10-year period and move it around to others schools as the need arises where a racing chair is not going to fit the next kid,” she continued. “That’s why our loan program is so important.”
Joining Vance on the track Sunday was para-athlete Hope Santiago who drove from Monahans with her parents to receive training from Mendoza. Now a freshman in high school, Hope has not only competed in para-sports for the last two years but set records at the junior national level in 100m race and the shot put in her age group. She is also a twirler in the high school marching band.
By participating in these types of activities, students with physical disabilities are learning to live independently, Gumbert said.
“If you are trying to increase someone’s arm strength, the things that they do in a regular institutionalized rehab is very good but it’s not something the kid wants to do day in and day out,” she said. “You put a young athlete in a sport and they are increasing that arm strength day in and day out and increasing more than they can in regular rehab just by pure participation and the joy of sport.
“It also creates independence,” she continued. “By coming to some of our events outside of the school system, which is what we try to get them to come to, they meet others within the realm of Paralympic sport and realize the opportunities that are available to them. They can go for college scholarships. They can participate in college in their sport and then the doors are open to them and they are like wow I can do these things.”
After Vance expressed interest in the sport, Mike Martinez Jr., CHS SPED teacher, found the program and helped coordinate with Texas Regional Paralympic Sport, Vance’s family, high school coaches and CISD administrators to jump start the para-athletic program at CHS.
“Mr. Martinez did an outstanding job of making this happen and working through the details with the family, Texas Regional Paralympic Sport and our coaches to make sure everything has gone smoothly,” CHS Principal Christina Cox said.
Although Texas Regional Paralympic Sports works with the school to help support the program, the family is required to take sole responsibility for the loan of the chair, a stipulation that allows athletes to participate in events outside of UIL sanctioned meets, Gumbert said.
A second stipulation requires parents and athletes to apply for a grant from the Challenged Athletes Foundation or the Kelly Brush Foundation to fund the purchase of a permanent racing chair. Once the family receives the permanent chair, the loaner chair is returned to the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport.
According to the Texas Regional Paralympic Sport, more than 21 million Americans live with a physical disability. For more information on about the Loaner Chair program, visit https://www.texasregionalparalympicsport.org/
(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
KERMIT - The Coahoma Bulldogettes picked up their second win in a row after they bested the Kermit Lady Yellow Jackets in three sets Tuesday night, 25-20, 25-20, 25-14.
Kirah Kimball led the team with 7 kills. Cassie Grant powered out two aces and Julia Mashburn, MaKynlee Overton, and Jaydan Mann each added one.
Overall the Bulldogettes volleyball program claimed a full sweep Tuesday. Earlier in the evening, the two Coahoma JV teams won their matches against the Kermit squads: JV White won 25-16, 25-17 and JV Red, 27-25, 25-16.
Next: The Coahoma girls will have a small break before heading back into competition for yet another road trip. All three teams will play a dual in Andrews against Brownfield and Andrews on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Both JV teams will play at 5:30/6:30 p.m. and varsity will play at 6/7:30 p.m.
DIMMITT - The Bulldogettes powered through three sets to earn a victory against the Dimmitt Lady Bobcats Saturday.
The Coahoma varsity volleyball team won the game 25-6, 25-15, 25-17.
Sophomore Ashley Romero, who is quickly becoming a strong assist for the Bulldogettes squad, led with 8 kills for the game. Senior Paige Atkins and Sophomore MaKynlee Overton had 5 kills each while Senior Julia Mashburn powered out 4. Also, Senior Jaydan Mann had 7 assists during the match.
Earlier in the day, the two Coahoma JV teams - White and Red - lost their matches 23-25, 22-25 and 25-8, 18-25, 24-26 respectively.
Up next: The Bulldogettes will be on the road for their third away game in row when they travel to Kermit to play the Lady Jackets Tuesday. Both JV teams will play at 5 p.m.with varsity to follow at 6 p.m.
Coahoma HS 51, McCamey HS 27
Sonic Players of the Game for Coahoma Bulldogs v. McCamey Badgers are offensive player Isaac Murillo and defensive player Gabe Clark.
Big Spring HS 33, Sweetwater HS 7
Sonic Players of the Game for Big Spring Steers at Sweetwater Mustangs are offensive player Jeremiah Cooley, defensive player Izaiah Valle, and the Big Spring Collision Big Hit of the Game went to Domiono Cole.
Wink HS 40 Stanton HS 21
Sonic Players of the Game for Stanton Buffaloes v. Wink Wildcats are offensive player Landon Burkhart and defensive player Adrian Delao.
Post HS 29 Forsan HS 12
Pebble Hills HS 42 Midland HS 38
Sterling City HS 50 Buena Vista School 0
Snyder HS 31 Brownwood HS 21
Sonora HS 40 Lamesa HS 17
Andrews HS 36 Monahans HS 28
Lake View HS 35 Fabens HS 0
Grapevine HS 31 Cooper HS 13
Idalou HS 21 Seminole HS 12
Tahoka HS 63 Roosevelt HS 18
Colorado City HS 41 Crane HS 21
Ballinger HS 32 Reagan County 6
Iraan HS 35 Ozona HS 15
Stamford HS 53 Roscoe Collegiate HS 29
Winters HS 22 Eldorado HS 0
Grady HS 55 Southland School 6
Garden City HS 48 Morton HS 0
Robert Lee HS 51 Sidney School 36
Ira HS 46 Sands Cisd 0
Borden County School 52 Westbrook School 12
Monterey HS 28 Wylie HS 21
Permian HS 43 Franklin HS 27
Central HS 49 Del Rio HS 3
Abilene 31 Lee HS 24
Kermit HS 21 Pecos HS 0
Blackwell School 27 Highland HS 24
The Bulldogettes lost to the Lady Falcons in three sets Tuesday night at Veribest ISD.
The Veribest squad dominated the first set winning 11-25, but the Bulldogettes fought back in the next two games. The Coahoma varsity squad came from behind both times in set two and three to pull within 4 points before the Lady Falcons ended the match 21-25.
Sophomore Ashley Romero led the Bulldogettes in kills earning 3 for the evening. Senior Julia Mashburn had six assists for the game.
Earlier, the JV Red team lost to the Lady Falcons JV team in three sets 25-8, 10-25, 12-25
Up next, the Bulldogettes are on the road again this time traveling to Dimmitt on Saturday. The JV teams will both play at 1 p.m. followed by the varsity at 2 p.m.
Set 1: 11-25; Set 2: 21-25; Set 3: 21-25
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 2; Ashley Romero, 3; MaKynlee Overton, 2; Kirah Kimball, 1; Sydney Rinard, 1; Jovi Gonzales, 1; Paige Atkins, 2.
Ace: Atkins, 1
Assists: Mashburn, 6; Caitlyn Corley 2.
(Photos and information courtesy of Coahoma Media.)
The Coahoma High School Cross Country team turned in a solid performance against a large field of competitors at the Andrews meet held Saturday, Sept. 1.
In this particular contest, competitors raced in two-person teams instead of individually.
“It was a different format this week, but the kids really liked it and competed well,” said Head Coach John-Michael Leggett. “I was proud of the effort, and we are looking for even more improvement in our next race which will be in Snyder on Sept. 15.”
Overall, the team of CJ King and Hector Colon-Rivera led Coahoma finishing 27th out 46 competitors. The duo posted a time of 39:39.50. Teammates Ethan Biddison and Nick Biddison closely followed ending the race in 28th with a time of 40:03.50.
The teams of Chance McMurray and D’Kota Harrison and Tanner Atkins and Christian Klug finished 32nd and 37th respectively. McMurray-Harrison posted a time of 41:28.89 while Atkins-Klug came in at 42:37.47.
At the junior high level, Coahoma’s Keiston Harrison and Braden Bitner ran the race in 23:03.43. That was good enough to finish 30th out of a field of 42 competitors.
The Coahoma Cross Country team will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 15, to race in the Western Texas Invitation Meet in Snyder.
(Information contributed by Coahoma Media.)
Area high school football teams took the gridiron for the 2018 Football Season last week and here are the results.
The Big Spring Steers hosted a home game against Greenwood. The Steers lost 21-12, but had a great game and many Big Spring are hopeful about what’s to come this season for the Steers. The Sonic Players of the game were Offensive Player Ethan Cortez, and Defensive player AJ Gonzales. The Big Hit of the Game went to CJ Harris. The next game for the Steers will be this Friday in Sweetwater against the Mustangs.
Stanton Buffaloes had an away game against the Reagan County Owls. Final score was 52 to 14 in favor of the Owls. Next game for Stanton will be a home game against Wink this Friday at Buffalo Stadium. The Sonic Players of the game were offensive player Tim Avila, and definsive player was Ashton Smith.
Sonic Players of the game for Coahoma in the Howard County Bowl were offensive player Zack Schneider and defensive player Keegan Dobbs. KBest Players of the game for Forsan were offensive player Kobe Richardson and defensive player Jonathan Gabehart. Although this year’s Howard County Bowl was won by the Bulldogs, Forsan won the battle of the JV teams on Friday evening in Forsan. Final score was Buffs 26, Bulldogs 10.
The next game for the Buffs will be this Friday, September 7th, in Post. Coahoma will host McCamey in a home game, also on Friday. This game will also be their Senior Night.
Coahoma and Forsan squared off once again in football action for the second time this week. This time it was the JV teams who battled on the gridiron. The Buffaloes won the match 26-10 which was held in Forsan.
(Photos and information provided by Coahoma Media.)