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Hawks Softball Team Wins the 2018 WJCAC Championship!

Congratulations to the Howard College Hawks who won the 2018 WJCAC Championship this weekend after doubleheaders against Frank Phillips College and Clarendon College. The Hawks will continue to be 1st seed in the Regional tournament that will be held this weekend, May 4 - May 6th, 2018.


2017-2018 Bi-District Softball Champions

Congratulations to the local area teams who are continuing on in the playoffs! Results from this weekend's playoff games are listed below:


Forsan Lady Buffs v. Anthony

Final Score: 16-2, Forsan


Coahoma Bulldogettes v. Bangs Lady Dragons

Final Score: 11-1, Coahoma 


Big Spring Lady Steers v. Iowa Park

Final Score: 20-5, Big Spring


2017-2018 Softball Bi-District Games TONIGHT

Big Spring Lady Steers -

Big Spring Lady Steers take on Iowa Park tonight in the Bi-District game at 7:30 PM at the Abilene Christian University Softball Complex. You can catch a live broadcast of this game on KBest 95.7 FM brought to you by KBest Announcer Zach Campbell! #SteerNation



Coahoma Bulldogettes - 


The Coahoma Bulldogettes will have their Bi-District game at 7 PM tonight against the Bangs Lady Dragons at San Angelo Central softball field.
Good Luck, Ladies!!



Howard College Hawks Softball Team Playoff Bound - Battling for Top Spot

The Howard College Hawks Softball Team is on their way to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Regional Tournament that is scheduled for May 4th through May 6th. "We are in the playoffs, it's just going to be a matter of whether we're going to be the 1 or 2 seed and it comes down to this weekend at Frank Phillips and Clarendon College," says Hawks Head Softball Coach Kelly Raines tells us more. 


Clarendon College and Howard College both have a record of 21 -3. Both teams will be competing against different colleges today – Howard will play Frank Phillips College and Clarendon will play Western Texas College. More than likely, the Hawks will be playing against Clarendon for the 1st seed spot tomorrow afternoon.


According to Coach Raines the if they split with Clarendon tomorrow, then both, Howard and Clarendon, will tie for Co-Conference Champions, and Clarendon would receive the 1 seed at the Regional tournament. If the Hawks win all games this weekend, they’ll be name the outright Champions.


When asked how she felt the season has been building up this year, Coach Raines stated that due to the weather, the team didn’t have as many pre-season games as they normally do and it took them a little longer to figure some stuff out. She also went on to say, "Essentially, we need to take care of ourselves. We need to play like we can play. We think we're the best team in the conference, but we need to play like we are."


Coahoma loses seed game to Clyde

No. 14 COAHOMA 0, No. 16 CLYDE 1


MILES - The Bulldogettes will head into playoffs seeded second in District 5 3A after losing a hard fought game against the Clyde Lady Bulldogs 1-0 Monday in Miles.

Meeting for the second time in four days, the two co-district champions battled fiercely for seeding rights showing just how tough these two teams are this year.

Control of the game stayed on the pitcher's mound during all 7 innings of play. Both Coahoma’s MaKynlee Overton and Clyde’s Kaitlyn Turner didn’t give an inch to batters evident in the hit count. Coahoma had 3 hits over 7 innings. Clyde only had one but it was enough to determine the outcome of the game.

Heading into the bottom of the 7th, Jacie Roberts singled on the first pitch and later scored the winning run after fellow teammate Petyon Lee hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field. Leading the Bulldogettes at bat were Caitlyn Corley, Kamri Kemper, and Overton, who had the only double in the game for either team.

On the mound, Overton allowed 1 run from 1 hit and struck out three. She earned 47 strikes from 70 pitches and faced 21 batters.

Next: Coahoma will face Bangs at 7 p.m. Friday at San Angelo Central Softball field.


2B, Coahoma - Overton



Bulldogettes win 5 3A District co-championship

The Coahoma Bulldogettes walked onto the Clyde softball field Friday knowing they were about to play the best team in District 5 3A. The Lady Bulldogs were undefeated in the district and most of their wins were with double digit runs.

At the end of the game, the Coahoma girls left the field with a 9-1 victory and clinched a slice of the 5 3A District Championship.

“We know what Clyde is good at. They are a solid team,” said Bulldogettes Head Coach Alex Orosco. “To give ourselves a chance, we had to put the ball in play. That was the emphasis. Put the ball in play. I think we did it.”

Overall, Orosco said his team played well at all areas of the game and is now turning his attention towards the playoff season.

“We haven't reached our peak,” he said. “If we continue to climb there is no team in the state that can stop us. We have six more times to prove it.”

It was a pitchers battle throughout the game with only one run scored through four innings and that by a Lady Bulldog Then the Bulldogette fifth inning offensive onslaught began with an out of the park homerun by MaKynlee Overton and ended with another out of the park homerun by Cassie Grant. In between, the Bulldogettes scored 9 runs to walk away with the co-championship.

Also playing crucial roles in the fifth were Jaydan Mann with 3 RBI, Lexi Montelongo and Macee Grant, who both earned an RBI a piece.

Grant led the Bulldogettes at bat. She went 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Montelongo followed going 2-for-4 with 1 run and 1 RBI

Overton gets the win. She went seven innings, allowed 1 run over 6 hits and threw 8 strikeouts.

Next: Coahoma will face Clyde again on Monday in Miles to settle the seeding for the playoffs.

2B, Coahoma - Jaydan Mann, Cassie Grant, Clyde - Jacie Roberts; HR, Coahoma - Cassie Grant, MaKynlee Overton; SB, Coahoma -Macee Grant, Ashley Romero, Kenzi Canales, Lexi Montelongo 2.

(Information and photos provided by Coahoma Media.)



Hawks Softball Team WINS Doubleheader Over Midland College

Howard College Hawks Softball team hosted a doubleheader against Midland College on Friday, April 20th. The Hawks won both games with a final score of 1-0 in Game 1, and 14-13 in Game 2. The Sophomores were also honored on Friday after the second game.

The next game for the Hawks will be a doubleheader on Friday, April 27th in Borger against Frank Phillips College.

(Photo courtesy of Claxton Photography.)


First Post-Season Softball Game for Big Spring Lady Steers on Friday, 04/27/18

The BSHS Lady Steers will play against Iowa Park in the By-District Softball game on Friday, April 27th in Abilene at the Abilene Christian University (ACU) Softball Complex at 7:30 PM.

You can listen to a live broadcast of that game brought to you by the KBest Crew on KBest 95.7 FM! Friday's announcers will be Jamie Scott and Zach Campbell.


Big Spring Hosts Southwest Hoops Tournament

This weekend Big Spring will be hosting Southwest Hoops Lubbock Texas. They have brought 60+ teams to Big Spring for a weekend basketball tournament. They have partnered with the Big Spring YMCA, Big Spring ISD, and the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and support our local kids as they compete against the best in West Texas. Games begin this evening at 6:30 PM at the Big Spring YMCA and will continue throughout the weekend at the Big Spring Jr. High, Big Spring High School, and YMCA.

Let's make a great showing and give Southwest hoops a big spring welcome as they enter our community!

It should be noted that all participating Big Spring teams are named team USA if you're looking for them on the schedules.



Bryan, BSHS Senior, Signs with Hardins University in Arkansas

This morning, Big Spring High School Senior Abbey Bryan signed her letter of intent to play golf for Harding University in Arkansas!

She told KBest News that she plans to study engineering, and that she's grateful for the support she's received in making this decision. Way to go, Abbey! #SteerNation


Forsan HS Senior, Jillian Jones, Signs with Lubbock Christian University

Congratulations to Forsan High School Senior Jillian Jones who recently accepted a scholarship to continue her golf career at Lubbock Christian University!

Jillian says she plans to major in Exercise and Sports Science, and she's thankful for the support that she's received from her family, friends, and school.


CHS Senior Kernick Continues Rodeo Career with Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX

Congratulations goes out to Trevor Kernick who signed with the Trinity Valley Community College rodeo program in Athens, Texas recently for a full scholarship.

The Coahoma High School senior plans to earn an ag-business degree at Trinity and then continue his education at Tarleton State University. After college, Trevor plans to join the professional rodeo circuit. This June, he will make his fourth appearance in the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Abilene. Trevor is the son of Greg and Rhonda Kernick.

Photo - Trevor is pictured with Trinity Valley Rodeo Coach Brent Bratton, left.

(Information and photo provided by Coahoma Media.)




Coahoma HS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Fred Dietz Not Returning for 2018-'19 School Year

04/20/18 Statement from Coahoma ISD concerning Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Fred Dietz:

After leading the Coahoma Bulldog and Bulldogette athletic programs for the past three years, Coach Fred Dietz has announced he has accepted a position in another district for the 2018-2019 school year. Coach Dietz has served as a tremendous leader and role model for the students and student athletes of Coahoma ISD, and will be greatly missed.

Coahoma ISD will conduct a search for a new athletic director with plans to have the new AD in place by June 2018.

Amy Jacobs, Ed.D.




BIG SPRING HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD UPDATE: 2018 Area 4-A District 5, 6 Track and Field, 04/18/18

The Varsity Lady Steers Track and Field team placed 6th at the 2018 Area 4-A District 5, 6 Track Meet that was held on Wednesday, April 18th, at Wylie High School. The Men's Varsity Track and Field team placed 2nd.

Congratulations to everyone who participated!! #SteerNation

4/18/18 Team and Individual Results for Big Spring from Area Meet are listed below.

Women's Varsity Team:
The 4 x 400 Relay team of Anissa Ramsey, Falicity Calderon, Samantha Solis, and Mackenzie Rodriques placed 4th with a combined time of 4:18.37.

Lindsey Brooks placed 6th in the 200 M Dash with a time of 26.32.

Alssa Cervantes placed 5th in shot put with a distance of 32'-11 1/4".

Carlie Roberts placed 1st in Discus with a distance of 127'-3" and is also a Regional Qualifier.

Keila Yanez placed 6th in Discus with a distance of 94'-11".

Ajanique Wells placed 1st in High Jump with a height of 5'-2", and Logan Terrazas placed 4th with a height of 4"-10". Both are Regional Qualifiers.

Men's Varsity Team
Cooper Miller placed 2nd in 3200 M Run with a time of 10:49.20. He also placed 2nd in the 1600 M Run with a time of 4:45.41. Regional Qualifier in both events.

John Ibanez placed 3rd in 110 M Hurdles with a time of 15.79. He also placed 3rd in 300 M Hurdles with a time of 42.83. Regional Qualifier in both events.

The 4 x 100 Relay team of Caleb Caldwell, DJ Molina, Alec Espinosa, and Jeremiah Cooley placed 5th with a combined time of 43.81.

The 4 x 200 Relay team of Zachory Shook, DJ Molina, Alec Espinosa, and Caleb Caldwell had a combined time of 1:31.44 and placed 3rd. Regional Qualifiers in this event.

Aaron Martinez placed 1st in the 800 M Run with a time of 2:00.89. He also placed 1st in the 400 M Dash with a time of 50.40. Regional Qualifiers in both events.

The 4 x 400 Relay team of Gene Rodriguez, Alec Espinosa, Caleb Caldwell, and Aaron Martinez placed 1st with a combined time of 3:26:09. Regional Qualifiers for this event.

Jeremiah Cooley placed 2nd in Long Jump with a distance of 22'-4 1/2". Regional Qualifier.

AJ Gonzales placed 1st in Shot Put with a distance of 48'-6", and also placed 1st in Discus with a distance of 147'-6". Regional Qualifier in both events.





Bulldogs shutdown Buffs, April 17, 2018

Final Score: STANTON 1, COAHOMA 11

COAHOMA - Logan Franklin was on fire Tuesday night throwing 7 strikeouts and bringing in 4 RBI to lead the Bulldogs to an 11-1 victory over the Stanton Buffaloes

The Coahoma senior threw a complete game allowing only 1 run from 3 hits and walked 1 batter. At the plate, he went 2-for-3.

Overall, the Bulldog offense had a very good day out hitting the Buffs 9 to 3 for the night. Coahoma brought in 1 run in the first inning, 2 in the third, 1 in the fourth, 6 runs in the fifth and 1 run in the sixth to close out the game.

Heavy hitters for the Bulldogs included Braden Pearson, who brought in 2 RBI; Gage Hill; Adam Clark; Jonathon Schneider; and Zack Schneider, who had 1 RBI each. Franklin, Clark, and Hill all belted out doubles in the game. Clark went 3-for-3 at the plate with 2 runs and Zach Holmes was 2-for-3 at bat and had 3 runs. With the victory, Coahoma is now at 6-2 for District 5 3-A play.

Next: Coahoma will play the Clyde Bulldogs at Clyde. The JV game begins at 4:30 p.m. while the varsity game begins at 7 p.m.

2B, Coahoma - Logan Franklin, Gaige Hill, Adam Clark; SB, Coahoma - Franklin, Clark.

(Information and images provided by Coahoma Media.)




Bulldogettes win against Lady Buffs 10-0, April 17, 2018

Mann hits 3 triples and has 5 RBI for the game

COAHOMA - Jaydan Mann closed out the Coahoma-Stanton softball game Tuesday night by blasting a triple on a fly ball to right field to bring home two runs in the fifth inning. The Bulldogettes won 10-0.

Mann led Coahoma in hits. She went 3-for-4 at the plate and had three triples, 2 runs, and 5 RBI for the game.

A big 6-run, second inning gave the Bulldogettes an early lead while MaKynlee Overton shutdown the Lady Buffs offense at the mound. Overton allowed no runs from 1 hit, had 2 walks with a whopping 11 strikeouts for the game.

Kenzi Canales got Coahoma’s offense rolling in the second when she singled on a grounder to the shortstop on a 0-2 count. That brought in an RBI for the Bulldogettes catcher and the first run of the game. Soon after Mann belted her first of three triples for the day on a 1-2 count and raked in 3 RBI. She didn’t stay on base long as Overton singled on a pop fly to right field giving time for Mann to cross home plate.

Overall, the Bulldogettes were strong at the plate out hitting the Lady Buffs 13 to 1. Coahoma brought in 1 run in the fourth inning and 3 in the fifth to salt away the game. Rounding out the heavy hitters for the night was Lexi Montelongo. She went 2-for-4 and brought in an RBI in the bottom of the fifth when she singled on a line drive to center field allowing time for Ashley Romero to cross home plate.

The Bulldogettes were light-footed in the game. Caitlyn Corley, Ashley Romero, Mann, and Aubry Green all stole a base each.

Next, the Bulldogettes will face the Lady Bulldogs in Clyde on Friday for the last game of district play. The varsity game begins at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for the JV.

2B, Coahoma - MaKynlee Overton, Lexi Montelongo; 3B, Coahoma - Jaydan Mann 3; SB, Coahoma - Jaydan Mann, Ashley Romero, Caitlyn Corley, Aubrey Green.

(Information and photos provided by Coahoma Media.)




Earlier today, Stephen Mackey, Founder of 2Words Character Development, spoke to numerous Big Spring ISD student athletes at the ATC. 2Words Character Development is a character development system in which they partner with athletic departments across the United States to help them create and implement an intentional character development plan for their athletic department with the goal of connecting the dots between sports and life. Mackey stated that in doing so, it helps to create not only champions but also better people who will be able to carry success to other areas of their life off the field as well.

“Every week a character trait of the week is defined and described by two words, and those two words becomes a pneumonic and a theme for the week that coaches and athletes can use during the week and can draw back on in difficult times or in situations as they move forward in life they can always draw back on the anchor point of those two words,” says Mackey.

During his speech, Mackey stressed to the athletes that they are the most powerful person in their world because they have the power to make their own choices. He noted that making the right choices every day, again and again, eventually lead to these little choices adding up to success. If they can do this on the field, they can carry this success over into other aspects of their life.

Big Spring High School Athletic Director Mitch McLemore stated that he reached out to Mackey on a recommendation from another coach at the district meeting. The athletic program has been using the 2Word curriculum for the past 4 weeks, and the kids have been responding extremely well to the program.

“I felt that the presentation was really motivational to us because it’s coming from someone who’s really been through it,” said C.J. Harris, a Sophomore at BSHS who plays football, basketball, and runs track.

Harris took advantage of the opportunity to meet Mackey and told KBest News that he’s a fan of Mackey’s 2Word Character Development program. When asked what he likes about it, he stated, “It shows you that you don’t have to grow up in the best home to be successful, and I respect that.”

Mackey is a first-generation college graduate who’s earned a Bachelors of Science in Recreation Parks and Tourism Science with a Youth Development emphasis from Texas A&M University, and a Masters Degree in Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a character development coach, motivational speaker, and a husband and father. Mackey’s West Texas tour continued on with Seminole this afternoon and will lead to Lubbock tomorrow.




The Hawks Baseball team hosted doubleheaders against New Mexico Military Institute on Friday and Saturday. The Hawks were able to sweep NMMI both days in all four games. Final scores are listed as follows:

Friday, April 13th
Game 1 - (W) 19-12
Game 2 - (W) 24-22

Saturday, April 14th
Game 1 - (W) 13-1
Game 2 - (W) 11-10

The Hawks Softball team hosted a doubleheader against Odessa College on Saturday. The Hawks won Game 1 with a final score of 2-1, and won the second game 11-4. #HC Hawk Athletics

(Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.)





Final Score: COAHOMA 3, MERKEL 1

Kamri Kemper went 2-for-4 at the plate with 1 RBI to help lead the Bulldogettes to their seventh victory in Class 5 3A softball district play Friday night in Merkel. Coahoma won the game 3-1 against the Lady Badgers.

Pitchers from both sides controlled the game keeping hits down to 5 each for both teams. MaKynlee Overton went 7 innings on the mound for the Bulldogs allowing only 1 run from 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 1. Brookelynn Casper was just as tough for the Lady Badgers. She allowed 3 runs from 5 hits, walked 3 and struck out 5 batters.

Merkel jumped out to a slight led early in the game earning a run in the first inning. Both teams remained scoreless through the next four innings then Coahoma came up with strong 2-run fifth inning. The Bulldogettes added one more to the scoreboard with a run in the seventh and then ended the game with three quick outs when it came to their turn on the field.

Coahoma is now 7-1 in district play and 15-2 for the season.

Next, the Bulldogettes will host the Stanton Lady Buffaloes for their last home game of district play on Tuesday. The varsity game begins at 5 p.m. and the JV game is set to start at 6:30 p.m.

2B, Coahoma - Kamri Kemper, Kenzi Canales, SB, Coahoma - Kamri Kemper, Jaydan Mann

BASEBALL - Bulldogs blow out Badgers 11-3

FINAL SCORE: Coahoma 11, Merkel 3

The Coahoma varsity baseball team earned its third straight win Friday with an 11-3 blowout against the Merkel Badgers thanks to heavy hitting by the Bulldog offense.

Zack Schneider blasted an inside the park home run on a fly ball to right field in the seventh inning to cap off a very profitable day for the Bulldog offense at the plate.

The Bulldog onslaught began in the first inning when Braden Pearson double on a line drive to right field which allowed Zach Holmes to score the first run.

After the second inning, the Bulldogs led 5-1 thanks to Gaige Hill, Seth Brooks, and Logan Franklin while Braden Pearson shut down the Badger offense at the plate. The Coahoma standout allowed only 1 run from 4 hits, walked 1 and struck out 3 over four innings to stifle the Badgers.

The game slowed down offensively for both sides during two scoreless innings then the Bulldogs cemented the win with big 4-run fifth inning. Bracy Bacon led off for Coahoma belting a double on a line drive to left field allowing time for Hill to score. Heavy hitting by Jonathon Schneider, Zach Holmes, and Pearson led to the fruitful inning for the Bulldogs.

Coahoma notched two more runs from a single by Adam Clark in the sixth and Z. Schneider’s home run in the seventh to close out the match.

Holmes led the Bulldogs at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with 2 runs 1 RBI and 1 walk. Brooks went 3-for-5 and brought in 1 RBI. Pearson and Franklin collected 2 RBI each for the game.

Pearson was credited with the win for the Bulldogs. Franklin took over at the mound as relief in the fifth. He allowed 1 run over 0 hits, walked 1 and struck out 4. Holmes closed out the game for the Bulldogs in the seventh.

Next, the Bulldogs will be at home when they take on the Stanton Buffaloes Tuesday. The JV game begins at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity starts at 7 p.m.

2B, Coahoma - Pearson, Bracy Bacon; 3B, Merkle - Zach Owens, J. Foss; HR, Coahoma - Zack Schneider

(Information provided by Coahoma Media.)




Bulldogettes win 5-1 over Lady Indians on 04/06/18.
Final Score: JIM NED 1, COAHOMA 5

The Bulldogettes jumped out to an early lead over the Jim Ned Lady Indians and continued hold the line to win 5-1 Friday evening.

The victory improves Coahoma’s district record to 6-1 and 14-2 for the season. Coahoma had 12 hits in the game compared to Jim Ned’s 5. Lexi Montelongo, Jaydan Mann, Raegan Deel, MaKayla Overton, and Kenzi Canales all had 2 hits each for the Bulldogettes. Caitlyn Corley led the Coahoma team in RBIs. She collected 2 during the match. Montelongo, Kamri Kemper, and MaKayla Overton brought in 1 RBI apiece.

MaKynlee Overton went 7 full innings for Bulldogettes on the mound. She allowed 1 run over 5 hits, struck out 5, walked 1, and faced 25 batters. She threw 75 pitches and got 52 strikes.

(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)



Bulldogs win over Indians on April 6th.
Final Score: JIM NED 2, COAHOMA 9

Zach Holmes hit a triple in the fifth inning igniting the Bulldog offense to a 9-2 victory over the Jim Ned Indians during a chilly and windy West Texas Friday night.

The Coahoma High School standout went 4-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBI, 2 runs, and 2 stolen bases for the match.

Holmes worked his magic when the Bulldogs needed it most. Heading into the fifth, the Coahoma team was down by 1 run before Holmes knocked in the RBI to knot the score at 2-all. Coahoma left the frame ahead of the Indians 4-2 thanks to a sacrifice by Logan Franklin to bring Braden Pearson across home plate and Holmes, who scored on a wild pitch.

Leading off for Coahoma’s heavy hitters in the sixth was Zack Schneider who blasting a double on a line drive to right field. Schneider, Holmes, Seth Brooks, and Franklin all had RBIs in the inning.

Franklin is credited for the win. He pitched 6 ? innings for the match, allowed 2 runs from 4 hits, walked 5, and struck out six. Franklin earned 65 strikes from 111 pitches. Holmes came in as relief in the sixth.

Z. Schneider and Landon Grant both went 2-for-3 and had 2 runs. With the victory, the Bulldogs improve to 4-2 in District 5 3A play and 7-11-2 for the season.

Next: The Bulldogs will travel to Merkel Friday to take on the Badgers. The JV will play at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game begins at 7 p.m.

2B, Coahoma - Zack Schneider; 3B, Coahoma, Zach Holmes; SB, Coahoma - Zach Holmes (2), Pearson (1), Jaedan Stanislaus (1), Seth Brooks (1); Jim Ned - J. Thornmyer (1).

(Information and photos courtesy of Coahoma Media.)




Big Spring Lady Steers won 6-4 over the Sweetwater Mustangs and the Steers lost 5-2. The next game for the Steers will be Senior Night on Tuesday, April 10th, against Midland Christian at 7 PM.

The Lady Steers won't play again until Friday, April 13th, at Brownwood. Varsity game begins at 5 PM and Steers will play at 7 PM.

(Photos courtesy of Claxton Photography.)



72-year Old Local Attorney Competes in NASTAR National Championship

Robert "Bob" Miller, the 72-year-old local Big Spring attorney, competed in the NASTAR (National Standard Race) National Championship in Squaw Valley, California last month. He competed along side with his daughter, Paula Valli Gilheany of Round Rock, a Big Spring High School graduate of the Class of 1986. Miller competed in the Male 70-74 category, and Gilheany competed in the Female 45-49 category.

Rainy weather that occurred in Squaw Valley on Wednesday, March 21st, kept skiers off the mountain on Thursday, and on Friday, March 23rd, only the bottom half of the mountain was open because the ski lift could not be used.

Miller had a reported time of 25.21 seconds on his first run on Friday, and he stated that his skis end up slipping out from under him on the second run, causing him to crash into a gate. He stated that he had not been injured, but was thankful that he was wearing a helmet.

On Saturday, March 24th, Miller decided to take his time and ensure that he completed his race safely. Even though he didn't medal this year, he was happy to return home without injury.

His daughter, Gilheany, had placed 3rd in her age group.

(Photo 1: Gilheany and Miller, photo 2: Miller at the starting gate with other competitors. Photos provided by Bob Miller.)



Big Spring High School Golfers Move on to Regionals

Yesterday, the Big Spring Golf Teams completed Round 3 of the District play. Nolan Otto and Abbey Bryan will continue on to Regionals.


Senior Night for Big Spring Steer Baseball

Tonight is Senior Night for the Big Spring Steer Baseball team and they'll be playing Midland Christian. Senior Ceremonies begin at 7:06 PM and the first pitch will be thrown out at 7:33 PM.

Don't forget you can also listen to that game brought to you LIVE by the KBest Broadcasting team of Garett Parrish and Greg "Steak" Salisbury on KBest 95.7 FM.



The Varsity Lady Steers finished 3rd at the District 5-4A track meet. The JV finished as District Champions.


Aliana Beserra- 4x2,4x4
Anissa Ramsey- 4x2,4x4
Rachel McAlister- 4X2
Lindsey Brooks- 4X2,200
Falicity Calderon- 4x4
Mackenzie Rodriques- 4x4
Kailey Mathews- Long Jump, Alt.
Aissa Cervantes- Shot Put
Keila Yanez- Shot Put, Discus
Carlie Roberts- Discus
Ajanique Wells- High Jump
Logan Terrazas- High Jump

The Area meet is Wednesday April 18th, at Abilene Wylie.

Junior High Track Update - 
Be advised that the Junior High District Track Meet in Snyder at Tiger Stadium has been change to this Thursday, April, 12th.



Hawks Softball Team v. Western Texas College, 04/06/18

On Friday, April 6th, the Howard College Hawks Softball team played Western Texas College and won 8-3 in the first game. The Hawks Softball team won the next game, as well, 10-1. Photos are courtesy of Claxton Photography.



The Coahoma track team had an outstanding day at the 5-3A District Meet Thursday, April 5, 2018, where three individual members and three teams qualify for area contest.

Qualifying individually were MaKynlee Overton, 3rd in Shot Put; Joe Manning, 4th in Triple Jump and in 300m Hurdles, and Julia Canales, 4th in 300m Hurdles. Teams moving on to area were Brice Martin, Joe Manning, Sean Striegler, and Josh Grimsley, 4th in the 4x400m Relay; Lexi Montelongo, Caitlyn Corley, Sydney Rinard, and Ashley Romero, 4th in the 4x200m Relay; and Caitlyn Corley, Julia Canales, Sydney Rinard, and Lexi Montelongo, 4th in the 4x400m Relay.

Overall, Coahoma High School had strong representation at the meet with more than 60 among the competition. Area will be held April 18th in Jim Ned.

5 3-A District Track Meet @ Stanton, April 6, 2018
Individual results (Coahoma only)

Boys Varsity
800m Run: 10th, Christian Klug, 2:27.93; 13th, Jaedan Stanislaus, 2:37.13

100m Hurdles: 7th, Joe Manning, 18.58

300m Hurdles: 4th, Joe Manning, 43.53

4x100m Relay: 5th - Tommy Holmes, Zack Schneider, Sean Striegler, Braden Pearson, 45.83

4x200m Relay: 5th - Sean Striegler, Joshua Grimsley, Zack Schneider, Gage Burdell, 1:38.86

4x400m Relay: 4th - Brice Martin, Joe Manning, Sean Striegler, Joshua Grimsley, 3:50.99

Long Jump: 7th, Sean Striegler, 18-08.00

Triple Jump: 4th, Joe Manning, 3-11.00; 5th, Sean Striegler, 38-09.50

Girls Varsity
1600m Run: 6th, Austyn Montgomery, 6:19.00.

3200m Run: 5th, Austyn Montgomery, 13:25.57

100m Hurdles: 5th, Julia Canales, 18.62

300m Hurdles: 4th, Julia Canales, 52.00

400x100m Relay: 5th - Alexandra Montelongo, Caitlyn Corley, Sydney Rinard, Ashley Romero, 54.75.

4x200m Relay: 4th - Caitlyn Corley, Ashley Romero, Sydney Rinard, Alexandra Montelongo, 1:58.19

4x400m Relay: 4th - Caitlyn Corley, Julia Canales, Sydney Rinard, and Alexandra Montelongo, 4:52.52

High Jump: 7th, MaKynlee Overton, 4-06.00

Shot Put: 3rd, MaKynlee Overton, 30-10.75; 5th, Kirah Kimball, 28-10.00; 7th, Raegan Deel, 28-03.00.

Discus Throw: 5th, MaKayla Overton, 76-07

Boys Junior Varsity
200m Dash: 5th, Steven Erives, 26.15

800m Run: 5th, Isaiah Martin, 2:27.48; 8th, Rodney Mize, 2:32.37

1600m Run: 3rd, Jorge Bachiller, 5:37.67; 9th, William McMurray, 6:27.39

3200m Run: 2nd, Jorge Bachiller, 12:50.99; 6th, William McMurray, 15:17.40

4x100m Relay: 6th - Isaac Murillo, D’Kota Harrison, Kyler Corbin, Steven Erives, 49.93

4x200m Relay: 6th - D’Kota Harrison, Kyler Corbin, Brant Gartman, Isaiah Martin, 1:44.16

4x400m Relay: 4th - D’Kota Harrison, Nicolas Biddison, Ethan Biddison, Isaiah Martin, 4:01.18

Long Jump: 7th, Isaac Murillo, 16-07.50

Triple Jump: 4th, Isaiah Martin, 34-02.50

Shot Put: 4th, Cody Salias, 33-11.25

Girls Junior Varsity
100m Dash: 6th, Providence Dickson, 15:42

200m Dash: 5th, Meagan Lopez, 32.77; 6th, Genesis Olivas, 33.03

400m Dash, 6th, Layla Salinas, 1:16.83

800m Run: 6th, Layla Salinas, 3:08.73; 8th, Genesis Olivas, 3:24.78; 9th, Megan McDonald, 3:35.47.

1600m Run: 7th, Chasity Burgans, 7:26.52; 8th, Sophia Salinas, 7:55.20; and Alexandra Ramirez, 7:59.41.

Long Jump: 4th, Meagan Lopez, 12-06.50

Triple Jump: 5th, Providence Dickson, 26-11.50; 7th, Peyton Woods, 26-03.25

Shot Put: 5th, Abigail Lopez, 23-01.25

Discus Throw: 2nd, Abigail Lopez, 74-03

(Information and photos provided by Coahoma Media.)


Howard College Hawks Baseball and Softball Update: 03/30/18 - 03/31/18

Howard College Hawks Baseball and Softball teams hosted games over the weekend.

The Hawks Baseball team played double headers against Frank Phillips College on both Friday, March 30th, and Saturday, March 31st. The Hawks won 3 of the four games. Here are their results:

Hawks Baseball v. Frank Phillips
Game 1: (W) 12-0; Game 2: (L) 5-6
Game 1: (W) 22-4; Game 2: (W) 14-5

The Hawks Softball team played a double header against Clarendon Community College on Friday, March 30th, and another double header against Frank Phillips College on Saturday, March 31st. They also won 3 of the 4 games from this weekend. Their results are listed below:

3/30/18: Hawks Softball v. Clarendon Community College
Game 1 - (W) 7-3; Game 2: (L) 4-5
3/31/18: Hawks Softball v. Frank Phillips College
Game 1: (W) 27-1; Game 2: (W) 9-1

Photos are provided courtesy of Claxton Photography.



Coahoma's track team members earn three 1st place individual medals at the Lone Wolf Relays in Colorado City, March 29th, 2018!!

Austyn Montgomery, Ethan Biddison, and Nicolas Biddison earned first place medals in their respective events at the Lone Wolf Relays held Thursday in Colorado City.

Montgomery, a sophomore on the girls varsity team, continues to shine on the track especially in the 1600m and 3200m run events. She earned first in the 1600m Run with a time of 6:04.14, which was a full 3 seconds faster than her nearest competitor. In the 3200m Run, Montgomery came in second with a time of 13:30.3.

Fellow teammate Kirah Kimball tied for second in the shot put event. She threw 28’9”.

Ethan Biddison and Nicolas Biddison led the Coahoma boys JV team to a strong fifth place finish at the meet. Nicolas placed first in the 800m Run with a time of 2:13.87, 5 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Ethan Biddison earned a medal in the 400m Dash crossing the line at the 57.26 mark which was enough for first place. Rounding out the top finishers for the JV team is Jorge Bachiller who placed second in the 3200m Run with a time of 13:03.08 and third in the 1600m Run with a time of 5:40.17.

The varsity boys team placed 10th and the varsity girls team placed ninth overall at the Colorado City relay. Next, the Coahoma track team heads to district contest in Stanton this Thursday.

Individual results (Coahoma only) from the Lone Wolf Relays on March 29, 2018 @ Colorado City

Boys Varsity
Triple Jump: 5th, Joe Manning, 37-4 ¾
Long Jump: 5th, Sean Stiegler, 18-3; 6th Gage Burdell, 18-2
300m Hurdles, 4th, Joe Manning, 44.15

Girls Varsity
Shot Put: 2nd - tie, Kirah Kimball, 28-9
3200m Run: 2nd, Austyn Montgomery, 13:30.43
100m Dash: 6th, Elizabeth Dunlap, 13:37
1600m Run, 1st, Austyn Montgomery, 6:04.14

Boys JV
Long Jump: 5th, Nicolas Biddison, 16-2
High Jump: 6th, Patrick Guiterrez, 95-1
3200m Run, 2nd, Jorge Bachiler, 13:03.08; 6th Chance McMurray, 15:56.09

Triple Jump: 5th, Isaiah Martin, 33-4
800m Run: 1st, Nicolas Biddison, 2:13.87
400m Dash: 1st, Ethan Biddison, 57.26
1600m Run: 3rd, Jorge Bachillar, 5:40.17

(Information and photo provided by Coahoma Media.)





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