The 2nd Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave Run is scheduled for Friday, July 12th at the Big Spring State Park.
This non-competitive family-friendly 5k race begins at 11:55 PM and includes blacklight areas and a workout shirt.
Online registration is still available at Permianbasinevents.com. Cost is $20 per participant. On-site registration for the race will be available but the cost will increase to $25 per person.
Yesterday, 06-27-19, Kobe Richardson, Forsan High School graduate, signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Howard College. Richardson told KBest News that he’s been playing basketball for as long as he can remember and that playing college basketball has always been a dream of his.
When asked how he felt to be surrounded by family and friends during such a big moment as this, Richardson stated, "It's awesome! I mean, this is a dream that I've had for as long as I can remember - to play college basketball. Now that all my friends are here and I see the support, it's pretty crazy."
Richardson went on to tell KBest News that he plans to become a Physical Therapist one day and will be taking courses that will help him reach his goal while at Howard College.
Over the last couple of months, the West Texas Rumbleweeds have been drawing the attention of soccer fans in the area. The professional indoor soccer team is associated with the United States Arena Professional Soccer League. Their home games are played at the Ector County Coliseum in Odessa.
Leif Kertis, General Manager for the West Texas Rumbleweeds, told KBest News that the league had been in the works for about 5 years. Even though this is the inaugural year for the league, Kertis advised that they’ve had great turnouts for their games. He stated that the first game brought in over 2,000 people and they’ve been able to draw at least 1,500 for each of the following games.
Kertis described the games as being fast-paced, fun, and family friendly. He also advised that their organization is unique in that they allow the fans a lot more access to the players.
"After every game, we allow our fans to come on to the field and meet the players," said Kertis. "We make our players accessible, and just seeing the reaction of the community's had to that, seeing the fact that they love that. They have access to the players. They can get an autograph; they can get a picture. They can actually have that relationship with a player rather than having to idolize a player. They actually get to meet that player."
This Saturday, June 29th, the West Texas Rumbleweeds will take on the undefeated Amarillo Bombers at the Ector County Coliseum at 6 PM. This Saturday is Oil Appreciation Night and Military Appreciation Night. If you’re a part of the oil industry, or if you are present or past military, just show your ID at the box office for a free ticket.
The annual Scenic Moonlight Rave Run series will begin with the first of 3 races on Friday, June 14th.
Whether you’re a runner, a walker, or a confirmed “couch potato” the Moonlight Rave Runs are great motivation to get in shape, stay in shape, or just enjoy the beautiful view while completing the 5k course around the Big Spring State Park.
This non-competitive family-friendly race begins at 11:55 PM and includes blacklight areas and a cool neon workout shirt. Entry fee is $20 for each race, but you can get a discount if you sign up for more than one. Registering for 2 races receives a 15% discount, and if you sign up for 3 races you can get a 25% discount.
Earl Diddle’s Howard College Hawks Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Camps for 2019 will run from June 3rd through the 6th at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Sonic Floor.
Registration for the camps will be on Monday, June 3rd. Girls and Boys in 1st grade through 3rd grade participating in the Little Hawk Camp will have registration from 8-8:30 AM, with camp following right after until 9:45 AM. During this camp, kids will be introduced to the game of basketball and will develop a basketball foundation.
Girls and Boys, 4th grade - 9th grade, participating in the Individual Shooting Skill Camp will register from 9:30 AM to 10 AM. Camp will follow immediately after until noon. This camp will include instruction on all aspects of the game.
Cost for each camp is $50 per participant. For more information, contact Earl Diddle, Howard Women’s Basketball Coach, at 264-5043.
Four Coahoma High School Bulldog baseball players drew plenty of attention by area coaches for their athletic abilities on the field this year and were rewarded by earning 5-3A All-District honors.
Both Zack Schneider and Gaige Hiil made the first team All-District list. Schneider was named first team outfield and Hill was named first team catcher. Both Coahoma High School juniors were powerful players for the Bulldog offense.
Adding to the honors were Taylor Barnes and Avry Burgans. Barnes was named to the second team pitcher list and Burgans made the second team utility player.
District 5-3A Baseball honors
Coach of the Year, Colby Rowley, Clyde.
District MVP, Payton Laughlin, Clyde, Sr.
Offensive MVP, Kendal Morgan, Clyde, Sr.
Defensive MVP, Ethan Hawk, Clyde, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year, Tate Yardley, Jim Ned, Fr.
Newcomer of the Year, Blaine Palmer, Merkel, Fr.
Catcher of the Year, Dylan Bryant, Jim Ned, Sr.
Pitcher: Landon Tant, Jim Ned, So.; Evan Cox, Stanton, So.; Riley Rice, Clyde, Sr.; Trevor Miller, Anson, Fr.; Isaac Brann, Anson, So.
Infield: Ty Doty, Jim Ned, Sr.; Jackson South, Clyde, Jr.; David Ochoa, Stanton, Jr.; Jacob Munoz, Colorado City, Sr.; Drew Hagler, Anson, Jr.
Outfield: Caden Martin, Jim Ned, So.; Kade Frazier, Jim Ned, Fr.; Jackson Myers, Merkel, So.; Dylan Neuman, Clyde, So.; Zack Schneider, Coahoma, Jr.
Catcher: Wyatt Fladager, Anson, So.; Gage Hill, Coahoma, Jr.
First Baseman: Will Akins, Jim Ned, Sr.
DH: Cody Carey, Merkel, So.; Luke Chorn, Clyde, So.
Utility: Christian Deal, Clyde, So.
Pitcher, Ethan Senne, Jim Ned, Sr.; Riley Pippin, Anson, Fr.; Jayde Voss, Merkel, So.; Taylor Barnes, Coahoma, Jr.; Joey Gutierrez, Colorado City, Sr.
Infield: Reese Bryant, Jim Ned, Sr.; Mason Hagler, Anson, Fr.; Dylyn Pyle, Anson, Fr.; Nate Lopez, Stanton, Jr.; Bracken Hargrave, Colorado City, Jr.
Outfield: Cooper Castro, Jim Ned, Sr.; Hunter Lopez, Clyde, Jr.; Payton Burton, Clyde, Sr.; Julian Garcia, Anson, So.; Reid Harris, Colorado City, Sr.; Garrett Vanderveen, Stanton, Jr.
Catcher: Stran Stewart, Stanton, Jr.; Thad Hargrave, Colorado City, Fr.
DH: Max Hagler, Anson, Fr.; Aston Brisend, Colorado City, Jr.
Utility: Avry Burgans, Coahoma, Jr.
The Nike Basketball Camp returns this year to west Texas and this time it will be held in Big Spring. The basketball camp will run from June 17th through the 21st and will be held at the Big Spring Junior High Gym.
Participants will get to enhance their basketball skills and confidence this summer with Coach Joe Bright, Founder of Joe Bright Basketball, and Coach Charles Stoker. The camp will offer a focused, positive environment to help you train and work on perfecting shooting technique, footwork, basketball IQ and overall knowledge of the game.
Be advised that this is a co-ed camp for ages 8-18. Cost for the camp is $265 per child, and there are discounts available for youth groups. For more information, visit www.ussportscamps.com or contact Coach Bright through the Joe Bright Basketball Training Facebook page.
Congratulations to the Coahoma Bulldogettes who earned All-District recognition for the 2018-2019 softball season.
Lexi Montelongo, 3rd baseman, received 5-3A All-District Defensive MVP, and MaKynlee Overton, Pitcher, received 5-3A Pitching MVP. Caitlyn Corley, Cassie Grant, Macee Grant, Madison Rodgers, and Jaydann Mann were named to 1st team All-District. Kenzi Canales earned a spot with 2nd team All-District.
The first game in the 2019 NJCAA Division I Softball Championship for the Howard College Hawks Softball team will be this evening against Butler Community College.
That game begins at 7:45 PM, and you can catch a live broadcast of that game on The Mighty 1490 AM.
Congratulations to the Coaching Staff and players on their All-District recognition!!
District MVP- Jason Miramontes
Defensive MVP- Brett Berringer
1st Team Pitcher- Chris Ibanez
1st Team 1st Baseman- Caden Wash
1st Team 2nd Baseman- AJ Sarmiento
1st Team Shortstop- Elijah Munoz
1st Team Utility- Michael Munoz
1st Team Left Field- Josh Miramontes
1st Team Right Field- Kobe Gutierrez
2nd Team Center Field- Bryson VanVleet
2nd Team Pitcher- Kyler Seymore
2019 Coaching Staff of the Year- Big Spring
Success is no stranger for the Howard College Hawk Softball Team and this year is no different. After bringing home their fifth consecutive Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) championship, the Hawks fought hard to win the Regional Tournament and secured their fifth straight trip to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in St. George, Utah.
In addition, the Hawks landed 8 student athletes on the WJCAC All Conference and Region V West All Region softball teams for their efforts in the 2018-2019 season.
Headlining the list is the unanimous selection of shortstop Amanda Gonzalez as both the Conference and Region Most Valuable Player (MVP). Gonzalez was also selected to the Infield All Conference and All Region teams.
Heading into the regional tournament, Gonzalez was 1st in the nation in RBIs (94) and home runs (27) and was 5th in the nation in batting average with .527.
“I believe Amanda has been the best hitter in the conference this year, and I am excited she has received recognition for her hard work,” said Hawk head coach Kelly Raines. “She has been the catalyst of our offense all year long. As a freshman, being at the top of the national leaderboard in all three offensive categories is very impressive and something you don’t see very often.”
In addition to the MVP slot, the Hawks had 7 other players recognized for their contributions this year.
Pitcher: Marin Musicant and Julia Grib
Infield: Amanda Gonzalez and Paige Hallam
Outfield: Laela Minnich
Honorable Mention: Addison Lewis, Catcher; Lani Graft, Infield; and Sarah Urrea, Outfield
Pitcher: Marin Musicant
Infield: Amanda Gonzalez
Outfield: Laela Minnich
Honorable Mention: Julia Grib, Pitcher; Addison Lewis, Catcher; Paige Hallam, Infield; and Sarah Urrea, Outfield
“After the first loss, we could have given up but every girl made a choice to fight to the end,” said Raines. “Our motto around here is we are never out of the fight. I am really proud of our program for winning 5 consecutive championships and feel very fortune for everyone who has helped make this happen.”
Coahoma High School freshman Vance Ott returned from the state track meet this weekend placing fourth in the 100 m and in the 400 m wheelchair race and seventh in shot put.
Ott threw a personal best of 17 feet, 5 inches in the shot put. He also had a personal best time in the 400 m race.
“Vance is an awesome young man with a great work ethic,” said Coahoma ISD Athletic Director Chris Joslin.
“He had a tremendous year in track and field, all the while representing CHS at the highest standard.”
Ott will compete in the 100 dash, 200 dash, 400 dash, shot put, and powerlifting at the Adaptive Sports US Junior Nationals which will be held in Minnesota on July 17-19.
(Information and photo provided by Coahoma Media.)
The Big Spring Lady Steers softball team had 10 players recognized on the 2019 All-District 5-4A Softball Teams that were announced yesterday.
Maddie Daniels, junior, received Most Valuable Player of the year. Senior Leah Davila; juniors Kynleigh Joy and Alexis Starr, and sophomores Jocelyn Oliveras and Jocelyn Gonzales were named to 1st team All-District. Seniors Abby Luna and Belle Ramirez were named to 2nd team All-District, and freshman Kalyn Whitehead received Honorable Mention.
The Snyder Lady Tigers also had 10 players receive All-District recognition.
Snyder Sophomore Alyssa Hurt received Pitcher of the Year and senior Zowie Rodriguez received Catcher of the Year. Juniors Natalee James and Giselle Gutierez, along with freshman Abby Benitez were named to 1st Team All-District. Sophomore Melyni Garcia and freshman Caira Galvan made the 2nd team. Seniors Morgan Grant and Maeghan Medrano along with junior Adriana Juarez received Honorable Mention.
2019 DISTRICT 5-4A SOFTBALL
MVP: Maddie Daniels Jr Big Spring
OFFENSIVE MVP: Tavis Black Sr Sweetwater
DEFENSIVE MVP: Katelyn Keel Sr Greenwood
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Alyssa Hurt So Snyder
NEW-COMER OF THE YEAR: Mikaila Wagner Fr Lakeview
UTILITY PLAYER: Bri Moriel Sr Sweetwater
CATCHER: Zowie Rodriguez Sr Snyder
Kynleigh Joy Jr Big Spring
Jocelyn Oliveras So Big Spring
Alexis Starr Jr Big Spring
Leah Davila Sr Big Spring
Jocelyn Gonzalez So Big Spring
Hialey Guerra Sr Lakeview
Jazzy Villa So Sweetwater
Natalee James Jr Snyder
Abby Benitez Fr Snyder
Giselle Gutierrez Jr Snyder
Ashton Rowoldt Sr Greenwood
Jill Yates Sr Greenwood
Karlie Savage Jr Greenwood
Raylee Watkins So Greenwood
Rivers McConaughey Fr Greenwood
Caira Galvan Fr. Snyder
Melyni Garcia So Snyder
Kara Lehnert Sweetwater
Aden Frausto Jr Lakeview
Sierra Hernandez Sr Lakeview
Clarissa Fernandez So Lakeview
Amber Martinez Jr Big Spring
Abby Luna Sr Big Spring
Belle Ramirez Sr Big Spring
Kalyn Whitehead Fr. Big Spring
Prescilla Gonzales Greenwood
Haley Russell Greenwood
Chelsie Gleason Greenwood
Kaci Webb Sweetwater
Adriana Juarez Jr Snyder
Morgan Grant Sr Snyder
Maeghan Medrano Sr Snyder
Congratulations to Forsan High School's Emily Garcia for winning the bronze medal in the 200 at the UIL State Track Meet over the past weekend!
Area high school softball and baseball teams ended their playoff run over the weekend.
Big Spring Lady Steers lost to Burkburnett.
Big Spring Steers lost to Decatur.
Forsan Buffs lost to Haskell.
The Lady Steers ended the season as District Champs, Bi-District Champs, and 5-4A Area Champs.
The Big Spring Steers and Forsan Buffs both won their District Championships and Bi-District Championships.
Howard College Hawks Softball and Baseball teams competed in Region V Tournaments over the weekend.
The Hawks baseball team were eliminated after their losts to both McLennan and Midland Colleges.
The Hawks softball team continues in the WJCAC Region V Tournament. They lost their first game against Midland. Then won the next 3 games over Western Texas College, Odessa College, and Clarendon College. Now they must play against Midland College for the Championship.
The Lady Hawks will play at 3 PM today at Lubbock Cooper, and that game will be broadcasted by the KBest Sports Crew on The Mighty 1490 AM. Should they win this game, they will play a 2nd game against Midland College 30 minutes afterwards for the Championship.
Congratulations to all teams for a great season
In his first year of competition, Coahoma High School freshman Vance Ott has qualified for both junior national competition and UIL state competition in track and field.
Ott qualified at a meet held in San Antonio this past weekend in the 100 dash, 200 dash, 400 dash, shot put, and powerlifting to attend the Adaptive Sports US Junior Nationals which will be held in Minnesota on July 17-19.
Last week, the Coahoma High School freshman learned he is heading to state in three UIL track and field events.
To qualify for UIL adaptive sports events, an athlete must place in the top nine performances from around the state based off of submitted results from local, area, and regional competitions.
Ott, a paralympic athletic, is currently third in the state for the 100 dash, fourth in the 400 dash event and ninth in the shot put event.
“This is an extremely impressive accomplishment for a freshman who has never competed in track until this year,” said CHS Head Track Coach John-Michael Leggett.
At UIL 3A Region track contest held recently, Ott, Zack Schneider and Sean Streighler had an outstanding day on the Abilene Christian University field. Ott earned gold in all three of his events. He finished the 100 dash in 18.39 seconds, the 400 dash in 1:09 seconds and threw 16 ft, 3 in the shot put competition.
Schneider, a junior, finished third in his shot put competition. His performance placed him in a wildcard position for state, but he just missed by one inch. Schneider threw 47 ft, 5 inches. Rounding out the team, sophomore Streighler placed ninth in the semi-finals for the long jump. His distance was 20 feet, 2 inches.
The UIL State Track and Field meet will be held on Friday and Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus in Austin.
LADY STEERS SOFTBALL
Big Spring Lady Steers recently won a 3-game series over Glen Rose to become the 2019 5-4A Area Champs. Previosly they defeated Iowa Park to become the Bi-District Champions, and ended their regular season as District Champs with a district record of 8-0.
The Lady Steers softball will be playing their regional quarter final game vs Burkburnett in Albany:
Game 1 Friday, May 10th 6pm
Game 2 Saturday, May 11th 2:30p
Game 3 if needed will follow game two 30 min after
Lady Steers vs. Burkburnett
Game 1, Friday, May 10th, 3:30 PM - Abilene
Game 2 and 3, Saturday, May 11th, 4 PM and 6 PM - Hermleigh
Big Spring Steers recently won a 3-game series over Burkburnett to become the 2019 5-4A Bi-District Champs. They also ended their regular season as District Champs.
Big Spring Steers vs Deatur will be playing at Wayland Baptist University on the following days:
Game 1 Friday, May 10th @ 7pm
Game 2 Saturday May 11th @1pm
Game 3 if needed 30 min after game 2
Don't forget you can catch a live broadcast of these games on The Mighty 1490 AM brought to you by our KBest Sports Crew. Softball will be on 1490 AM and Baseball will be on KBest Country 95.7. You can also access these games through through our online links or mobile apps.
Howard College Softball and Baseball teams will be moving on to play in the WJCAC Regional Tournaments!
WJCAC Champions - 5th Consecutive Year!
Tournament Location: Lubbock Christian University
Hawks First Game: Friday, May 10th @ 4pm
Opponent: Winner of Midland College and El Paso Community College
3rd Place WJCAC
Tournament Location: Foster Field – Angelo State University
Hawks First Game: Friday, May 10th @ 10am
Coahoma High School Senior Julia Mashburn was recognized Sunday night, 05/05/19, at the FCA (Fellow Christian Athletes) Banquet in Abilene as a member of the 2019 Big Country FCA All-Star Cheerleading squad.
She will be representing CHS as she cheers during the Big Country FCA All Star Football game set for June 8 at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. Fellow high school classmate Joe Manning will play on the Red Team during the game.
“We are so proud of Julia and all she has done for Coahoma ISD,” said CHS Cheerleading Sponsor Joni Lacefield. “She will be missed.”
Mashburn is on the varsity cheerleading squad at Coahoma and she is an All-American Cheerleader. She is an A and A&B honor roll student and is active in her church group at College Baptist.
ABILENE — The Coahoma Bulldogettes ended their season on Saturday night with a 13-12 heartbreaking loss to the Henrietta Lady Bearcats in the Region I-3A area series.
The Bulldogettes headed into the contest knowing they needed a win to keep their postseason drive alive after their 10-0 loss to Henrietta in Game One of the series held on Friday night. Coahoma’s big bats got to work earlier but so did the Lady Bearcats.
As the night progressed, the game came down to the batting line up because pitchers for both teams were working with a narrow strike zone all night long. In fact, a total of three strikeouts were made in the game from 86 at bats. Bulldogette pitcher Cassie Grant got one strikeout while Henrietta earned two the entire game.
The match was intense from the start and the lead changed six times. The Bulldogettes looked like they put away the game with a big six-run, seventh inning as they headed back to the outfield looking for just three outs to force a third game. Unfortunately, Henrietta roared back with an eight run rally to capture the win.
Freshman Madison Rodgers was on fire for the Bulldogettes. She went 3-for-4 at bat with two runs scored, three RBIs, a double, and three steals. Last year’s Texas All-Star and Cisco signee Jaydan Mann ended her last game for Coahoma going 3-for-5 with one run scored, two RBIs, a double, and a steal.
Left field outfielder Macee Grant went 3-for-5 with a double, and one run scored. Kaylor Green went 3-for-4 with two runs score, one RBI, and a steal.
Third baseman Lexi Montelongo went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, one RBI, one steal and two successful bunts. Catcher Kenzi Canales was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a double. Alex Bailey went 1-for-4 with one run scored, and two RBIs for the evening.
With the conclusion of the season, the Bulldogettes will say goodbye to four seniors — Mann, Grant, Montelongo, and Julia Cortez. Head softball coach Alex Orosco gave credit to his team’s successful season to the leadership of these four players.
Coahoma ends the year 7-3 in district, 17-7 for the season, a Bi-District Championship trophy and a 25th consecutive trip to the playoffs.
COAHOMA 12, HENRIETTA 13
Coahoma: 030 030 6 -- 12 18 1
Henrietta: 111 200 8 -- 13 17 0
W — K’Lynn Burleson, L — Cassie Grant. 2B: Coahoma — Jaydan Mann, Kenzi Canales, Macee Grant, Madison Rodgers; Henrietta — Kalico Burkes 2, K. Halter, Camrin Byers. 3B: Henrietta — K. Burleson. SB: Coahoma — Rodgers 3, Mann, Lexi Montelongo, Kaylor Green. Pitches-Strikes: Coahoma — Grant 124-75; Henrietta — H. Hogan 84-51, K. Burleson 64-29.
HENRIETTA 10, COAHOMA 0
Henrietta: 203 41 -- 10 11 1
Coahoma: 000 00 -- 0 2 2
W — H. Hogan, L — MaKynlee Overton. 2B:Henrietta — Kailey Barnard 2, K'Lyn Burleson. HR: Henrietta — Kylee Erickson. SB: Henrietta — K. Halter. Pitches-Strikes: Coahoma — Overton 69-45, Grant 39-24; Henrietta — H. Hogan 64-35.
The Forsan girls golf team participated in the Region 1-2A golf tournament in Odessa on April 24th and 25th. Forsan finished 7th overall in the team standings and competed very well.
According to Fosan Head Golf Coach Dave Park, the team had a couple of personal bests by a couple of golfers and have shown improvement throughout the season. Senior Razyl Yanez was the silver medalist individually and qualified for state for the 4th straight year.
Razyl finished with a 2 day total of 163 at the regional tournament. She will compete on May 13th/14th in Austin at Roy Kizer Golf Course.
In team picture from left to right -
Across the United States, April is recognized as Child Abuse Awareness Month. In observance of this, C. Larson Real Estate has decided to provide an opportunity for the community to come together to support the Rainbow Room, a local organization that helps abused children every day.
C. Larson Real Estate will be hosting the Color for Kids 5k Fundraiser that also take place Satruday, 04/27/19, at the Comanche Trail Park in Big Spring. The race begins at 9 AM.
Registration for the event is $25 and includes an event t-shirt. Preregistration for the event is encouraged, and can be done by registering at C. Larson Real Estate, located at 1600 Gregg St., or at The Crowned Bird Boutique, located at 406 E. Marcy Drive from 10 AM to 6 PM. Registration will also be available on site before the race.
The 21st annual Master the Mountain 5k/10k run has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 11th at 9 AM at the Big Spring State Park due to rainy weather on 4/13/19.
The gates will close at 8:30 AM and the race begins at 9 AM. Registration for the race is still available at www.permianbasinevents.com. Cost is $30 for the 5k, and $35 for the 10k. If you wait to register on-site, the prices will increase by $5. Funds raised from the event will benefit The Life Center in Big Spring.
TUSCOLA — Three members of the Coahoma High School track team are one step closer to earning a trip to Austin to compete with the best in the state.
Zack Schneider, Vance Ott, and Sean Streigler are moving on to compete in the UIL 3A Region I track meet after their medal winning performance at area contest hosted by Jim Ned ISD on Wednesday.
Schneider earned gold in the shot put throwing 48-01.25. A first year competitor in track and field, Ott earned gold in three events - the 100 (w), the 400 (w), and shot put (w). The Paralympic athletic finished the 100 in 20.58 seconds, the 400 in 1:15.18 and threw the shot put 15-04.25.
Rounding out the top finishers on the CHS team, Sean Streigler’s strong legs carried him 20-04.25 to earn bronze in the long jump competition.
Overall, the CHS team has had a solid competition year so far and advanced 10 athletes to area.
“The kids competed hard,” said CHS Head Track Coach John-Michael Leggett. “I am proud of the effort of the entire team all season. And I have to add, we couldn’t have been as successful as we were without the help of the best coaches in the state.”
The UIL 3A Region I track meet is scheduled for April 26-27, at the Abilene Christian University track and field stadium.
UIL 3A Area
April 17, 2019
Results (Coahoma only)
100 (W) - 1 - Vance Ott, 20.58. (regional qualifier)
400 (W) - 1 - Vance Ott, 1:15.18 (regional qualifier)
300 Hurdles - 6 - Joe Manning, 43.08.
4x200 - 8 - Braxton Chandler, Brysen Kerby, Brice Martin, Sean Streigler, 1:35.52.
Shot Put - 1 - Zack Schneider, 48-01.25. (regional qualifier)
Shot Put (W) - 1 - Vance Ott, 15-04.25. (regional qualifier)
Long Jump - 3 - Sean Striegler, 20-04.25. (regional qualifier)
Triple Jump - 7 - Joe Manning, 39-09.50; 8 - Gage Clark-Burdell, 39-01.50.
800 - 8 - Kailey Kacyzk, 2:50.82.
Shot Put - 6 - Kirah Kimball, 31-10.75.
COAHOMA — The Coahoma Bulldogs ended their season with a game winning double play to beat the Merkel Badgers 4-3 on Thursday night.
Both teams played hard for the win making it a close game all night long. Merkel took the lead early by driving in a run in the first inning and Coahoma answered back to tie with one run scored in the bottom of the second inning.
Thanks to solid pitching, neither team could generate much at bat until Merkel got back on top with a second run scored in the fifth.
Then Bulldog catcher Gaige Hill blasted a double on a line drive to right field for two RBIs to give the Bulldogs the lead in the fifth inning. Ky Kemper padded Coahoma’s score with another double for an RBI in the sixth inning giving Coahoma a two run advantage.
However, the Bulldogs fell into trouble in the top of the seventh inning after the Badgers got two walks and a double to score a run. The Badgers were now within one run of forcing the game into overtime with only one out and the bases loaded.
The next Merkel batter blasted a high fly ball to center field which was caught by Zack Schneider. Schneider then sent a bullet to Hill who tagged out a Merkel runner before he could reach home plate. The game winning double play ended the Bulldogs season on a high note.
Hill went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Kemper was 2-for-4 with a double, one run and one RBI. Schneider and Chris Castillo both had doubles and a RBI a piece.
Taylor Barnes was on the mound for Coahoma and got the credit for the win. He went six innings gave up five hits, three runs, and struck out eight.
MERKEL 3, COAHOMA 4
Merkel: 100 010 1 -- 3 6 1
Coahoma: 010 021 X -- 4 8 3
W — Taylor Barnes, L — Foss. 2B: Merkel — Martin; Coahoma — Ky Kemper, Chris Castillo, Zack Schneider, Gaige Hill. SB: Merkel — Palmer, Myers, Martin. Pitches-Strikes: Merkel — Foss 81-48, Palmer 5-3; Barnes 96-57; Kemper 18-6.