Category: Winters Blizzards

DISTRICT 4-2A DIV. I Week 5 Report: Cisco snaps five-game losing streak, Ables wins No. 100, Stamford gets W

Cisco 36, Colorado City 7 — With a brutal non-district schedule featuring likely 3A playoff teams now behind them, the Cisco Loboes settled in to face their first 2A DI opponent in their district opener. 

In the process, they snapped a five game losing streak dating back to last year’s postseason loss to eventual state champion Hawley. 

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DISTRICT 4-2A DIV. I WEEK 4 REPORT: Anson edges Haskell, Hawley falls to Albany in battle of state champs

Anson 21, Haskell 20 — It all boiled down to turnovers in this tough Anson road win, with the Tiger defense charting five takeaways to key the victory. 

Corey Layne rushed for 49 scores and two TDs to lead the Anson offense. 

Haskell (0-3) was led by Haegen Pinkerton’s 70 yards passing and 107 yards rushing.  He added two rushing TDs. 

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DISTRICT 4-2A DIV. I WEEK 3 REPORT: Stamford improves to 3-0; C-City, Anson earn first wins

Stamford 27, Ballinger 0 — Christian Duran threw for 205 yards and two TDs and rushed for 71 yards and another score as Stamford improved to 3-0.

Ballinger (0-3) got most of its yardage through the air, with Cade Stube and Kyson Weathers combining on a 14 of 27 effort for 198 yards. 

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DISTRICT 4-2A DIV. I WEEK 1 REPORT: Stamford the lone district winner in Week 1

Stamford 48, Hamlin 6 — Kaston Vega rushed for 120 yards and three scores and Cle Whitfield rushed for 100 yards and another score to lead Stamford to a big win in the return of coach Wayne Hutchinson. 

Stamford outgained Hamlin 417-110 while forcing the Pied Pipers into a pair of turnovers. 

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WINTERS FEATURE: Strong group of seniors hoping to lead Blizzards resurgence in 2023

It’s no secret that the Winters football team has struggled in recent years. Undersized compared to their peers, the Blizzards have won just three games combined over the past two seasons competing in difficult Class 2A Division I districts.

But if you think the WHS players are allowing those struggles to impact their expectations for or excitement surrounding the 2023 season, you would be mistaken.

Led by a feisty group of seniors, whose belief in coach Matt McCarty and each other remains as strong as ever, the Blizzards are hoping to turn some heads and change some minds this fall.

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2023 WINTERS FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Returning talent has Blizzards hopeful for better showing this fall

Playing in one of the state’s toughest Class 2A Division I districts with limited numbers, the Winters Blizzards will have their work cut out for them if they hope to reach the playoffs in 2023.

But with the bulk of his talent back from last year’s 1-9 team, coach Matt McCarty is hoping for noticeable improvement this fall.

WHS returns 16 of its 20 letterman from last year’s squad, including eight offensive and nine defensive starters. And it’s that experience that has a Blizzards squad still light on size and depth optimistic heading into the season.

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COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: The Winters Blizzards … 27 days to two-a-days

Football is just around the corner, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Wednesday, Aug. 16. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Leading up to the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 1, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2023 as part of our annual “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

We continue in Class 2A Division I with the Winters Blizzards. On Wednesday we will take a look at the Bangs Dragons, followed by the Coleman Bluecats on Thursday.

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Big Country Preps Boys Basketball Position Rankings: Posts

After highlighting the Big Country’s top guards and forwards the past two nights, we now take a look at the area’s best big men.

For the final installment in our three-part boys basketball position rankings series, we rank the Big Country’s top 10 post players.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through our rankings, and make sure to check back for all our boys and girls basketball coverage this season.

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Big Country Preps Boys Basketball Position Rankings: Guards

With boys basketball season beginning this week, it’s time to shine a spotlight on some of the players you’ll be reading about throughout the 2022-23 season.

For the first installment in a three-part series that will cover all positions on the area boys basketball scene, we’ll be taking a look at the Big Country’s top guards, ranking our top 10 with a list of others to watch this winter.

We hope you enjoy reading through our list.

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DISTRICT 4-2A DIV. I WEEK 11 REPORT: Stamford, Olney, Hawley close regular season with wins

Stamford 45, Colorado City 0 — The SHS defense limited Colorado City to only 133 yards in total offense as the Bulldogs solidified their hold on the No. 3 seed.

Stamford finished with 398 yards in total offense, including 281 yards on the ground through seven different ball carriers.

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Big Country Preps Girls Basketball Position Rankings: Posts

After focusing on the top guards and forwards the Big Country has to offer the past two nights, it’s time to shift our attention to the paint.

For the final installment in our three-part position rankings series, we list our top-10 post players for the 2022-23 season.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through these rankings, and make sure to come back next week when we’ll feature the top boys basketball players in the Big Country.

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Big Country Preps Girls Basketball Position Rankings: Forwards

After kicking off our girls basketball position rankings series with the guards on Tuesday, we now turn our attention to the forwards.

For the second installment in our three-part series, we rank the area’s top 10 players at that position with some others to watch for in 2022-23.

We hope you enjoy our list.

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Big Country Preps Girls Basketball Position Rankings: Guards

With the girls basketball season upon us, it’s time to take a look at the local and area players who will be making the biggest impact for their teams during the 2022-23 season.

For the first installment in a three-part series that will cover all positions, we’ll be focusing on the Big Country’s top guards, ranking our top 10 with a list of others to watch this season.

As with any such list, these rankings are subjective. We hope you enjoy reading through our selections.

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DISTRICT 4-2A DIV. I WEEK 9 REPORT: Colorado City ends 10-game losing streak; Stamford, Hawley both victorious

Colorado City 38, Winters 8 — Mayson Monroe threw for 181 yards and two scores and Aedan Brisen rushed for 161 yards and another TD to lift C-City (1-7, 1-3) to its first win

of the year, snapping a 10-game losing streak that dated by to last season.

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DISTRICT 4-2A DIV. I WEEK 7 REPORT: Cisco, Anson, Hawley all notch important district wins

Cisco 34, Olney 15 — Hunter Long accounted for 355 of Cisco’s 399 yards in total offense, rushing for 338 yards and throwing for 17 in an important win over Olney.

Long found the end zone five times, scoring on runs of 11, 83, 64, 2 and 7 yards to help the Loboes improve to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in District 4-2A DI. 

 Olney was led by Gatlin Guy who rushed for 122 yards and one TD and Jovani Rockmore, who rushed for 116 and another TD.

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DISTRICT 4-2A DIV. I WEEK 6 REPORT: Stamford tops Olney, Anson, Cisco notch wins

Stamford 22, Olney 13 — Christian Duran rushed for 92 yards and one TD and Hayden Henager

rushed for 66 yards and another touchdown unbeaten Stamford (6-0) handed Olney (4-1) its first loss
of the season. 

The Cubs had a narrow 287-266 edge in yardage, but Stamford forced five turnovers to earn the win on the road. 

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