The 7th Grade A Team was defeated by the Snyder Tigers (21-25, 13-25). Brooklyn Hyatt led the team with 7 ace serves and 8 assists. Cloe Viasana, Kendall Brooks, and Hyatt all played well on offense and defense.
The 7th Grade B Team was defeated by the Snyder Tigers (8-25, 10-25). Erin Mendoza led the team with 2 ace serves and 1 Dig. Lauren Bryans, Elena Saracho, and Mendoza played a great defense.
The 8th Grade A Team fell to Snyder in two sets. 22-25 and 14-25. We had solid defense and some great teamwork plays. Outstanding defense were Kourtney Moore and Marlie Kennedy. Outstanding offense were Emily Matthews and Gissele Holguin. We battled at the net and on back row. We are working hard to play as a team. We look forward to improvements in our next game.
The 8th Grade B Lady Steers fell to Snyder in two sets: 24-26 and 12-25. We had pretty solid defense and worked well together as a team. Outstanding plays on defense were Kaydence Canales and Kisa Kate. Outstanding plays on offense were Elaina Arrendondo, Lora Otto, Kiersten Furuya and Daniah Wrighter. The girls battled both at the net and on back row. Our goals are to continue working as a team and improvement overall!
Forsan and Coahoma teams participated in the 5th Annual Howard County Bowl that took place last night, August 30th, at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring. The final score resulted in 24-14 with the Coahoma being named this year’s winner and bragging rights for the rest of the year.
This year’s event brought out an appearance by CBS 7’s Jay Hendricks, and a half-time performance by country artist Mark McKinney. Former NFL player Cedric Benson also made an appearance at this year’s Howard County Bowl.
Benson is currently working with The Cedric Benson Foundation, an organization with the mission is to connect passionate and experienced leaders with young athletes of all abilities in order to facilitate athletic, personal and mental health development in a positive and safe environment while exceeding customer expectations.
With all of this excitement, by far the most exciting thing was the fact that the Howard County Bowl was able to award $38,000 in scholarships to several Forsan and Coahoma Seniors who participated in this year’s event.
The TLCA-San Angelo volleyball varsity squad walked away with a win Tuesday night against the Coahoma Bulldogettes but the path to victory was not an easy one.
The Lady Eagles won in four sets 24-26; 25-20; 12-25; 21-25 in hard fought action at the Coahoma Elementary School competition gym.
At first it looked like the Eagles would earn an easy victory as the team quickly built a 0,6 lead in the first set and expanded it to a 9-point advantage by mid-match. However, the Bulldogettes came back with some exceptional defensive plays and saves to tie the score at 24-24. The Eagles earned the win 24-26.
The second set started out in favor of the Lady Eagles once again until the Bulldogettes’ offense hit its stride taking the lead at 6-5. Both teams battled over control of the game trading the lead back in forth until the Coahoma squad hit high gear to earn the win 25-20.
The TLCA girls were dominant through the third set (12-25) and mostly through the fourth to build a 9-point lead until the Coahoma girls pushed back narrowing the point deficit down to 4. The Lady Eagles salted away the fourth set 21-25.
Paige Atkins led the Bulldogettes in kills with 9. Julia Mashburn racked up a total 11 assists for the game and Ashley Romero scored an ace in the match.
In JV Action, JV White won both sets against TLCA 25-21, 25-21 and JV Red won in two, 25-16, 25-23.
Up next, the Bulldogettes volleyball teams will take on Veribest in Veribest. JV Red begins play at 5:30 p.m. and varsity takes the floor at 6:30 p.m.
Coahoma vs TLCA - Individual stats
Kills: Julia Mashburn, 1; Ashley Romero, 2; MaKynlee Overton, 4; Kirah Kimball, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 4; Paige Atkins, 9.
Aces: Ashley Romero, 1
Assists: Julia Mashburn, 11; Jaydan Mann, 3.
Blocks: Ashley Romero, 1; MaKynlee Overton 4; Caitlyn Corley, 2; Paige Atkins, 1.
On Saturday, August 25th, 2018 the Big Spring Steers Cross Country teams traveled to Midland to compete in the Tall City XC Invitational 2018.
In Division 1 for High School Boys, Cooper Miller placed 2nd in the event with a time of 17:32.65 and Manuel Marquez placed 8th with a time of 18:07.48. Big Spring Boys placed 4th as a team with 111 points.
In Division 2 for High School Boys, Jeremiah Collins placed 22nd with a time of 21:13.13, and Isaiah Martinez placed 23rd with his time of 21:13.96. Big Spring Boys placed 5th as a team with 148 points.
In Division 2 for High School Girls, Chloe Bustamente placed 11th with a time of 15:43.37, and Falicity Calderon placed 26th with a time of 16:33.60. The Big Spring Girls placed 5th as a team with 165 points.
(Complete list of results received from Big Spring ATC.)
Division 1 High School Boys
2nd Cooper Miller 17:32.65
8th Manuel Marquez 18:07.48
16th Roman Perez 18:38.43
37th Dusty Chavez 19:54.78
49th Augustine De Los Santos 20:40.89
76th Brandon Rogers 24:38.88
** 4th Big Spring 111 points **
Division 2 High School Boys
22nd Jeremiah Collins 21:13.13
23rd Isaiah Martinez 21:13.96
29th Jason Cantu 21:42.34
45th Jackie Deleon 22:27.96
56th Anthony Hilario 22:59.16
61st Joshua Lopez 23:19.47
75th Shawn Mendoza 24:18.97
81st Joshua Mireles 24:46.49
100th Tomas Tino 28:41.85
** 5th Big Spring 148 points **
Division 2 High School Girls
11th Chloe Bustamante 15:43.37
26th Falicity Calderon 16:33.60
30th Marisol Rodriguez 16:51.65
52nd Cylei Burton 17:44.43
61st Brianna Lopez 17:52.59
64th Kayleigh Muniz 17:57.98
67th Mckenna Valle 18:14.65
68th Elisabeth Jones 18:14.79
83rd Analisa Blount 18:46.06
92nd Maisy Talamantes 19:18.47
114th Keysi Melendez 21:34.35
** 5th Big Spring 165 points **
Coahoma High School invites the community to come out and Meet the Bulldogs to show support to our high/junior high school athletes and band students.
“Our kids have been working hard and giving us 100 percent for the past few weeks to get ready for another competitive year,” said Chris Joslin, Coahoma ISD Athletic Director. “I invite the community to come out and meet these phenomenal students.”
The event will begin at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, on the newly renovated football field of the Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium in Coahoma. The community will have a chance to meet and cheer for athletes playing football, volleyball, and cross country along with members of the award-winning Big Red Band and the Coahoma cheerleading squad.
The crowd will also have a chance to meet the 2018-2019 coaching staff and their families along with student trainers, ball boys and flag runners.
Although the official first day of school was Monday, athletes and band students have been hard at work with two-a-day workouts and night band practices since the beginning of August.
Last year, the Bulldog varsity football team went 7-4 for the season ending with a bi-district appearance against the Spearman High School Lynxes.
Taking over this year as the head of the football/athletic program at Coahoma ISD, Joslin hopes to keep that winning drive alive with another playoff appearance, and he is no stranger to winning football games on the gridiron.
For the past two years, Joslin was the offensive assistant football coach for the Rockdale High School Tigers. Last year, the Tigers went 13-3 for the season and clinched the 3A Division I state championship. He also spent 10 years on the coaching staff of Big Spring Steer Head Football Coach Phillip Ritchey. During that time, the Steers made six playoff appearances.
Although she is not a new face to Coahoma ISD, Jamie Bonner steps into a new position this year as Head Volleyball Coach for the Coahoma Bulldogettes. Previously, Bonner served as the assistant coach under Christina Cox, who stepped down this year to fully focus on serving as the high school principal of Coahoma High School.
Bonner, along with her assistants Sydney Upshaw and Katherine Shawver, lead a Bulldogette team with seven strong senior players on the roster.
Joining the coaching staff this year, John Michael Leggett takes over the CHS cross country program. Leggett replaces Byron Seal as head coach after Seal retired from education at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Coach Leggett hopes to continue to foster state championship runners just as he did while coaching cross country and track in Big Spring.
Now beginning his sixth year as head band director for Coahoma ISD, John Landin and the Big Red Band are busy working hard to prepare their contest marching show. Under Landin’s leadership, the band has qualified three times for area marching contest and earned three sweepstakes awards. Although this is not a state qualifying year for 3A marching bands, Landin and the band have their sights set to bring home a fourth sweepstakes to decorate the trophy case.
Joni Lacefield is the sponsor for the hardest working cheerleading squad in West Texas, the Coahoma Cheerleaders. The cheerleaders will perform during the event.
“I hope everyone will come out and give some much deserved recognition for these hard-working students as they head into another competitive year,” Joslin said.
Photo/Coahoma ISD: Coahoma Cheerleaders Providence Dickson, left, Anissa Arguello, Dana Montanez, Yaliza Rodriguez, and Vada Cortez perform a cheer. The Coahoma Cheerleaders will perform at the Meet the Bulldogs night set for 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
The Coahoma Bulldogettes lost to the Snyder Lady Tigers Tuesday night in Snyder.
The Class 4A Lady Tigers earned the victory in three sets 16-25, 8-25-16-25.
Paige Atkins led the Bulldogettes on offense with 4 kills. Julia Mashburn had 6 assists for the evening. Caitlyn Corley stood out for her performance on defense pulling off several key saves for the Bulldogettes.
Earlier in the evening both JV teams lost to Snyder in two sets. White lost 9-25, 17-25. Red lost 10-25, 12-25
The Bulldogettes will be back in action this Friday and Saturday. The varsity girls will compete in three games on Friday in the 2018 Showdown in Bronte:10 a.m., Bronte vs Coahoma; 3 p.m., Fort Davis vs Coahoma; 5 p.m. Coahoma vs Mount Vernon NS. Both JV teams will play in Grape Creek.
Coahoma Bulldogettes vs Snyder Lady Tigers @ Snyder - Varsity - Individual Stats:
Kills: Paige Atkins, 4; Ashley Romero, 1; MaKynlee Overton, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 2.
Assists: Julia Mashburn, 6.
The 11th annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon that will be held in Big Spring at the Comanche Trail Park this Saturday, August 25th. Individual and team participants begin the race with a 500-meter open water swim in Comanche Trail Lake, followed up by a 30k out and back bike ride on city and county roads, and, finally, conclude with a 5k run on closed trails and roads in the Comanche Trail Park.
Even though Comanche Trail Lake is lower than usual due to the fact that Big Spring has seen minimal amounts of rain this year, interim Community Services Director for the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau Hayley Herrera told KBest News that, more than likely, the swimming portion of the race will not be canceled.
"We're continuing on like the event is going to happen, like it always happens, with the swim, the biking, and the run," said Herrera. She went on to say that a final decision will be made on the day of the event.
"The water is lower, but we've been in this situation before and [in the past] they've just adjusted the path. The swim portion might be a little bit shorter," said Herrera. "We might have to reign in a little bit, but [the competitors] will still be swimming."
Every year, the triathlon tends to bring in many out-of-town visitors for the race since it’s also an event that’s sanctioned by USA Triathlon. There’s still time to register online through www.Permianbasinevents.com or you can find the link on the Facebook page for the Comanche Warrior Triathlon. Cost is $65 per individual, and $110 per team.
To volunteer to help with the event, contact Debbye ValVerde at 432- 263-7641.
The Howard County Muddy Mongrels is a Tough Mudder Team that raises money for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County. This year the team will be competing in the Full Tough Mudder, an event that that takes place on September 29th in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and they are still accepting sponsors for this year’s event.
Sponsors will have their logo displayed on the team shirts that will be proudly worn when the team travels to the DFW area for their event, and sponsorships range between $250 and $1,000.
Money raised from sponsorships will be donated will to support the 2018-2019 Campaign for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County. For more information on how to become a sponsor of the Howard County Muddy Mongrels, contact Meghan Bias, Executive Director for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County at 267-5201.
Big Spring Steers Football teams will be scrimmaging against Ft. Stockton today. Freshmen and JV teams will scrimmage at 4:30 PM and Varsity will scrimmage at 6:30. Both teams will be at Memorial Stadium.
The Big Spring Lady Steers won their home game against Colorado City yesterday at Steer Gym. This weekend they'll be competing in the Highland Park Tournament in Amarillo.
The Varsity Coahoma Bulldogettes lost 3 of the 4 sets to Lubbock Estacado during last night's Volleyball game at home. This weekend JV and Varsity teams will be competing in the Midland Classic.
This is the last week to turn in your application for the $1,000 Howard County Bowl Scholarship. The deadline is Friday, August 17th, and applications can be picked up from the high school counselor's office at both Coahoma and Forsan High Schools.
Seniors eligible for the scholarships are those who will be participating in the Howard County Scholarship Bowl, whether it be football player, manager, or with the band. The Howard County Scholarship Bowl is scheduled for Thursday, August 30th with gates opening at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7:30 PM.
Tickets go on sale today Back in Motion, KBest Media, Bulldog Laundry, and Coahoma and Forsan High Schools. Ticket prices are currently $4 for students, and $6 for adults. Be sure to get your tickets early because prices will increase at the gate.
The online store ( https://squareup.com/store/howard-county-bowl ) is now opened for the public to purchase tickets are t-shirts. Cost of t-shirts is $15 for child to adult XL, and $18 for 2x and 3x. Shirts will be available for pick up the week of the game. You can find that link on our KBest Media Facebook page.
Be advised the scholarships are funded by t-shirts and ticket sales, as well as by community donations. To learn how to be come game sponsor, contact Tessa Reid at Back in Motion at 432-267-2225.
2018 National Hang Gliding Series Results:
The Open Class winner this year was Attila Bertok, who was the World Champion in Big Spring in 2007.
The Sport Class winner is Matt Pruett of Minnesota.
The task for Day 2 of the 2018 Big Spring National Series will take the hang glider pilots to Plainview, TX. You can keep up with a live update of each pilot's progress at:
The race to complete today's task begins shortly!
The Big Spring National Series, hang gliding competition was set to begin yesterday afternoon, but with wind gusts up to 27 mph the Safety Director Russell Brown and the Safety Committee agreed to cancel the day at 2 pm. It was noted that the Safety Director felt it was not safe to bring the tugs out of the hangar.
KBest News will have daily updates on the competition throughout the week during on KBest Country FM 95.7 at 6:10 AM and 7:10 AM. We'll also have updates posted to our Facebook page as they become available.
2-a-days begin today for high school football. Here's the 2-a-day schedule for the Big Spring Steers for this week and next.
9th JV and Varsity @ ATC
Mon. 8/6/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Tues. 8/7/18 12:30 pm -3:30 pm
Wed. 8/8/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Thurs. 8/9/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Fri. 8/10/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Sat. 8/11/18 JV/V only @ Memorial 8:00 am
9th JV and Varsity
Mon. 08/13/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Tues. 08/14/18 7:30 am -10:30 am
Wed. 8/15/18 JV and V 7:30 am -10:30 am
Wed. 8/15/18 9th 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Thurs.08/16/18 9/JV/V 7:30 am -10:30 am (this may change)
Friday 8/17/18 9/JV/V Scrimmage vs Ft. Stockton @ 6:30 pm
Big Spring Lady Steers and Coahoma Bulldogettes Volleyball teams will be competing in a multi-school scrimmage on Saturday, August 4th, at Steer Gym. The Lady Steers will be scrimmaging against Greenwood, Midland Christian, and Colorado City. The Bulldogettes will be scrimmaging against Colorado City, Sweetwater, and Greenwood. Each scrimmage will last 40 minutes for the Varsity, JV, and Freshmen teams will be participating.