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Dockrey gets two awards

Wallace Sr. Center is successful!

The senior citizen center in Colorado City is regulated by the Area Agency on Aging and WCTCOG. Because Cherie Dockrey does such a good job, along with a great staff and volunteers, she received two awards last week.

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Grass fire is out!

Volunteer firefighter Linda Mathis was johnny on the spot at getting to and putting out a grass fire on the edge of I-20 between Wood's Boots and Sonic Drive-In last week. A smoldering piece of rubber tire gave firemen reason to believe a blow-out may have been the cause.

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  • The program at the weekly meeting of the Colorado City Lions Club was somewhat comical as local Lions tried to answer questions about beef cattle in a mock Beef Quiz Bowl held by 4-H adult leader, quiz bowl competitor and extension agent. As one might imagine, most average citizens don’t know too much about beef cattle.Beef Quiz Bowl competitor Mark Denison was present to help with the mock compet...
  • The Loraine Masonic Lodge presented the Fantastic Teeth program to 1st graders at Loraine ISD. As part of the program, students received free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club.The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club project focuses on preventing suffering from toothaches, reducing missed school days due to dental problems, and cutting costs for dental treatment. Prevent tooth deca...
  • CISCO - The Colorado High School Lady Wolves learned two valuable lessons in front of a large crowd in the Cisco gymnasium on Tuesday night. First, second-half fouls can be a determining factor in whether a team wins or loses.And, more importantly, never let a good team hang around. Bad things can happen when you do.With three Colorado City starters battling foul trouble throughout the second half...
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway and his aide, Evan Thomas, made time to stop by the Record office for a visit as he traveled between speaking engagements in Odessa and at Abilene Christian University Tuesday. He addressed several issues that are important to citizens in this area. President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order to dismantle the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, an...

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Bowie comes from behind to beat Lady Wolves

silva looks to passCISCO - The Colorado High School Lady Wolves learned two valuable lessons in front of a large crowd in the Cisco gymnasium on Tuesday night. First, second-half fouls can be a determining factor in whether a team wins or loses.
And, more importantly, never let a good team hang around. Bad things can happen when you do.
With three Colorado City starters battling foul trouble throughout the second half, the 10th-ranked Bowie Lady Rabbits managed to erase a huge first-half deficit and claim a tough 54-43 come-from-behind victory in a Region I-3A state quarterfinal showdown. Bowie, which was whistled for just two fouls in the final 16 minutes of play, trailed by as much as 17 points early.
“They’re 30-something and one for a reason,” said C-City head coach Barry Kimball. “I was hoping we could come out and defend them, and, for the most part, we did. I think, for us, the big thing is that we got into foul trouble and hurt us down the stretch. But I’m proud of my girls. They came out and weren’t intimidated and played hard against a really good team.”
“The fouls just hurt us,” he added.
As a team, Colorado City was whistled for 12 infractions in the second half – several of which sent the team’s big scorers to the bench with four fouls.
In the end, having three starters on the bench for key parts of the second half played a key role in Bowie’s ability to put together a 19-4 run in the final eight minutes, and clinch the team a berth in the Region I-3A semifinals against either Wall or Idalou.
The only place the Lady Rabbits appeared headed in the initial eight minutes of the contest was out. As in, out of the playoffs.
Colorado City dominated the first eight minutes of the game. Sparked by a game-opening three-pointer from Kaitlyn Kimball, the Lady Wolves reeled off a 7-0 run before Bowie managed to scratch out its first points via a pair of free throws. Sara Roach answered the Lady Rabbits’ points with C-City’s second three-point shot of the frame and sparked an 8-0 run that pushed Colorado City’s lead to 15-2Taylor Smith and Conley Niblett also pushed home shots in the run.
Roach scored six of her eight points in the opening stanza.
Taylor Epperson capped C-City’s first-quarter heroics by hitting a short baseline jumper in the closing seconds. Epperson’s sixth point of the first period staked the Lady Wolves to a stunning 21-8 advantage.
Alexa Garza and Kimball both tacked on points in the opening 1:43 of the second and ballooned C-City’s lead to 17, at 25-8.
Bowie managed to get its offense untracked from there. The Lady Rabbits outscored Colorado City by a staggering 19-10 run over the final 6 minutes of the first half and pulled to within 35-31 at the half.
Bowie, now 33-1 overall, continued to click on all five cylinders in the third. The Lady Rabbits reeled off a 5-2 run to start the second half and pulled to within 37-36. Kamryn Cantwell buried a short jumper from within the paint at the 3:59 mark of the period to give the Lady Rabbits their first lead of the contest, at 38-37.
Kimball helped the Lady Wolves erase Bowie’s lead late in the third. The CHS junior tipped away a ball from Cantwell and raced the length of the floor for a layup that tied the game at 39-39 with 17 seconds left in the third.
Kimball was one of two CHS players to finish the game in double figures offensively. She scored 11 points in the game.
Epperson led all Lady Wolves in scoring with 12 points – 10 of which came in the first half.
Unfortunately for C-City, the fouls began having an effect. Shortly after Kimball had knotted the game, she was whistled for her fourth foul, sending Addy Cook to the free throw line with 10 seconds left in the third. Cook hit the back end of a two-shot opportunity and send Bowie into the fourth clinging to a 40-39 lead.
The Lady Rabbits never looked back from there. With Kimball, Epperson and Niblett all having four fouls, Bowie opened the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run and stretched its lead to 11, at 50-39, with 4:43 left.
As a team, Bowie outscored Colorado City by a 23-8 in the third and fourth quarters.
Niblett joined Roach in narrowly missing double figures. She tallied eight points in the contest.

Lady Wolves beat Maidens to claim title

lady wolves with trophyCLYDE - As a general rule, coaches spent hours every season preaching the importance of effort and playing good defense. Looks like the Colorado City Lady Wolves have been listening … a lot.
Colorado City certainly stepped up the effort – and because of that, turned in a smothering defensive performance – on Monday evening in their Region I-3A bi-district showdown with the Comanche Maidens. The Lady Wolves forced 32 turnovers in 32 minutes of play and rolled to a 52-36 victory in front of a large crowd in the Clyde High School gym.
“We knew if we played good defense and stopped fouling, we would be OK,” said Kimball, who now leads his team into the area round of the Class 3A playoffs to face either Peaster or Holliday.
Now 23-8 for the year, Colorado City didn’t waste any time in bewitching the Maidens’ offense. The Lady Wolves forced eight Comanche turnovers in the initial 4:25 of the contest and turned that into a quick 7-0 lead.
The news only got worse for the Maidens from there. The CHS defense ramped up the pressure even more. Colorado City forced Comanche into five more turnovers in the remainder of the opening eight minutes of the game and sprinted to a 13-5 lead.
As a team, Comanche committed 13 turnovers in the first quarter.
The Maidens, the No. 2 seed out of the District 6-3A race, looked as if they had gotten on track in the second. Despite committing eight more turnovers in the frame, Comanche managed to pump in 13 points in the quarter – seven of which came via the free throw line - and struggled into the half trailing by nine, at 27-18.
Having taken away much of Comanche’s offense threat with its defense, Kimball said he told his team to focus on eliminating fouls during the half. Fewer fouls meant fewer scoring opportunities, he reminded them.
“That’s what we talked about at the half,” said Kimball. “I said, ‘We’ve got to stop fouling.’”
With that in mind, the Lady Wolves all but eliminated Comanche’s postseason dreams in the first four minutes of the second half. The C-City defense caused eight turnovers in the opening 4:10 of the second half and turned that into a staggering 9-2 run. Colorado City held a commanding 36-20 lead with 3:50 left in the third.
Overall, Kaitlyn Kimball and the C-City offense outscored Comanche by a 14-5 clip in the frame and rolled into the fourth quarter clinging to a 41-23 advantage.
One of eight C-City players to score in the contest, Kimball finished the contest with a game-high 15 points. Conley Niblett narrowly missed reaching double figures in the win, scoring nine.
Taylor Smith drove the final nail into the Comanche coffin early in the fourth. Just 2:10 into the fourth, the Lady Wolves’ standout pushed home back-to-back shots from the floor – netting her only four points of the affair - and ballooned the Colorado City lead to 19, at 47-28.
Comanche posted a 13-11 run in the fourth but it was too little, too late.
Makaylah Rivera and Taylor Epperson joined Kimball and Niblett in turning in solid performances for CHS. Rivera poured in seven points, while Epperson added six. Smith and Kaci Phariss chipped in four, while Alexa Garza added three.

C-City ranked #2 in poll

baseballThe Texas Girls Coaches Association Preseason Top Ten Softball Polls were released on January 30th, and TGCA tanked Colorado City #2 in the poll. The list for Class 3A follows.
1.   West
2.   Colorado City
3.   Brock
4.   Santa Gertrudis Academy
5.   Hallettsville
6.   San Diego
7.   Woodville
8.   Peaster
9.   East Chambers
10. Florence

Wolves beat Jim Ned in overtime

salazar scores for wolvesPUTTING UP A BASKET - Gabriel Salazar (34) scores a basket for the Wolves as Omar Boone (15) holds off a Jim Ned defender in the Wolves 61-58 victory at home Tuesday night. Markis Monroe led the scoring effort for the Wolves with 34 points, and Boone scored 11, as the Wolves beat the Indians in overtime.

Powerlifters come to Colorado City

powerlifting beltranThe C-City Invitational Powerlifting Meet was held here Saturday in the Colorado High School gym. The boys placed 3rd and the girls placed 4th as a team. CHS senior Johnathon Rankin was named Outstanding Lifter for the boys’ light platform.
Individual results follow. Results are listed Squat, Bench, Deadlift = Total
GIRLS
97lb Class - Freshman Courtney Wooddell - 135, 70, 150 = 355lbs, 3rd Place
105lb Class - Freshman Audrey Beltran - 165, 85, 160 = 410lbs, 1st place
114lb Class - Freshman Nia Williams - 195, 105, 215 = 515lbs, 2nd place (Tied for 1st but lost tie breaker with body weight)
114lb Class - Sophomore Victoria Melendez - 120, 55, 165 = 340lbs, 7th Place
148lb Class - Freshman KeAndrea Emerson - 165, 80, 200 = 445, 8th Place
165lb Class - Sophomore Brae Boedeker, 140, 75, 170 = 385lbs, 9th Place
198lb Class - Sophomore Kimmy Ventrura, 130, 90, 190 = 410lbs, 2nd Place
220lb Class - Fresh, Esmeralda Carlos, 115, 95, 205, = 415lbs, 5th Place
Girls’ standings: 1st Snyder, 2nd Big Spring, 3rd Greenwood, 4th Colorado City
BOYS
132 Class - Sophomore Johnathan Falzone, 160, 135, 295 =570, 7th Place
148 Class, Senior Johnathan Rankin, 430, 240, 475 = 1145, 1st Place
148 Class - Junior Moises Leanos, 350, 200, 335 = 885, 4th Place
165 Class - Freshman Akimas Clarrett, 370, 200, 370 = 940, 2nd Place
181 Class, Junior Marcus Gutierrez, 370, 215, 385 = 970, 4th Place
220 Class, Sophomore Omar Carrillo - 425, 215, 385 = 1025, 6th Place
220 Class, Freshman Hector Cruz, 350, 195, 300 = 845, 8th place
242 Class, Freshman Michael Huff, 400, 205, 370 = 975, 3rd Place
275 class, Senior Justin Trawick, 565, 300, 515 = 1380, 1st Place
275 class, Sophomore David Ornelas, 525, 300, 425 = 1250, 3rd Place
275 class, Junior Bradon Upshaw, 410, 265, 400 = 1075, 5th place
SHW class, Junior Avian Hernandez, 455, 235, 450 = 1140, 4th Place
SHW class, Junior Ted Rich, 460, 250, 385 = 1095, 5th Place
Boys’ standings: 1st Midland Lee, 2nd Snyder, 3rd Colorado City
The boys’ and girls’ teams will travel to Coahoma on Saturday, January 28th for their third meet of the season. Lifting will begin at 9 a.m.

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