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Evan Ren


Abilene, TX, United States

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Past articles by Evan:

Strawn girl bucking the odds in more ways than one

STRAWN - Not many high school students more than 350 miles from the ocean are aspiring marine biologists. Even fewer are active football players. Limit that field to females who reside in towns with populations under 700 people and you've got Strawn's K-Lani Nava. Who, if she isn't one of a kind, she's at the very least, defying a staggering set of odds. To begin with, placekicking in six-man… → Read More

Abilene weather

Aside from a slight chance of rain on Monday, the weather forecast for Abilene offers little change over the next five days. Sunny and hot conditions will preside over the Big Country once again, with highs ranging from 98 to 100 degrees and light winds from 5-10 mph. If Abilene is to see any moisture this week, Monday provides the highest projected probability at only 20 percent. "After Monday,… → Read More

Abilene weather five-day outlook

Slight chance of rain this week, followed by temperatures slightly above normal. → Read More

Muenster vs. Albany Class 2A semifinal

Muenster Hornets defeat Albany Lions 1-0 in eight innings ROUND ROCK — The Muenster Hornets defeated the Albany Lions 1-0 in eight innings in Wednesday's Class 2A semifinal at Dell Diamond. Muenster will advance to face Big Sandy in Thursday's title game. Parker McGrew scored on a throwing error in the eighth inning with the bases loaded while attempting to tag and score from third to close the… → Read More

Rodeo stock handler: Animals well taken care of

A typical day on the job sees rodeo stock handler Jason Murray rise at 5 a.m. and not put his head back on the pillow until 11 that night. It's a labor of love for the 38-year-old resident of Cooper (northeast of Dallas), whose J&J Rodeo Company is in its second year of providing the stock for the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Abilene. It is also a profession under heavy… → Read More

Albany set for state semifinal clash with Muenster

Next stop for the Albany Lions: Dell Diamond. → Read More

Big Country Notebook: A quick look at this week's playoff matchups

Big Country Notebook: A quick look at this week's playoff matchups → Read More

STATE GOLF: Big Country enjoys big day in Austin

In what has been called by some a slow year for Big Country athletics, area boys golf teams made plenty of noise in the state capital on on Tuesday. → Read More

Big Country Player of the Week: Arredondo claimis award again

Our latest winner, Stephenville's Nadine Arredondo, was not only a huge contributor in softball and track, but she logged hundreds of miles to do so. → Read More

Poker legend Doyle Brunson to be enshrined in BCAHOF

BCHOF: Poker legend Doyle Brunson to be enshrined Hardin-Simmons → Read More

Big Country Notebook: Cottingham to leave Hawley

In her seven years of guiding Hawley softball, few area coaches in any sport can match the success of Amber Cottingham, yet few people would know it. Softball is one of those sports that tends to sit under the radar screen of many sports fans, so its top players and coaches often go under-appreciated. But as a former fastpitch softball pitcher (yes, men used to play and take the game very… → Read More

Big Country Player of the Week: Clyde pitcher Laughlin earns honor

Some people consider strikeouts to be overrated, and — to a certain extent — they might be. But in sufficient quantity, they are indicative of domination. → Read More

Wall sophomore solves Jim Ned's Riddle

A long-awaited rematch between two area rivals didn't last as long as their previous meeting — a three-set, four-hour marathon in district play last season. → Read More

Snyder, Sweetwater rivalry extends into baseball

It's no secret to those who follow football in the Big Country that the Snyder Tigers and Sweetwater Mustangs aren't huge fans of one another. → Read More

All-Big Country boys basketball: Stamford junior is 2A MVP

Stamford junior Noah Horn, our top 2A player for 2017, was dangerous in several ways while helping the Bulldogs to a 22-12 finish and a trip to the Region I quarterfinals. → Read More

All-Big Country girls basketball: Stamford's Woodard top player in 2A

It's not often that a sophomore is consistently the best athlete on the court. But that was the case nearly every time Stamford's Brooklyn Woodard suited up. → Read More

Big Country Player of Week: Multi-talented Eula senior takes top spot

This week’s winner, Eula senior Cole Watkins, was a busy guy last week, representing the Pirates in four sports. → Read More

Big Country Player of the Week: Anderson claims honor

While it’s never easy to win Big Country Player of the Week, some weeks are tougher than others. → Read More

Big Country Notebook: Two area players among nation's leaders

Two area players are ranked nationally with their RBI stats, according to Maxpreps.com. → Read More

Big Country Player of the Week: Brownwood sophomore takes award

Big Country Player of the Week: Scary good Brownwood sophomore takes the award → Read More