Archive - Nov 24, 2010
A bad start was too much for the Sweetwater girls basketball team to overcome here Friday as they lost to Class 5A Abilene High, 55-36, at Mustang Gym.
Sweetwater fell behind 18-4 after the opening quar-ter before tightening up on defense in the second period, when they held Abilene to just six points. But the Lady Mustangs still trailed 24-14 at halftime, and were unable to get any closer over the final two quarters.
Taylor McKoy scored 18 points for Sweetwater, but she was the only Lady Mustang to reach double figures in the contest as the team fell to 1-3.
COLEMAN â€” Sweetwa-ter jumped out to a 21-7 lead after one quarter, and held double-digit ad-vantages the rest of the way en route to a 56-41 road win at Coleman on Friday night.
Sweetwater (2-0) built its lead to 24 points on three occasions in the second half until Coleman cut into the lead slightly with a late rally.
Taylor Jones had 18 points, Paxton Kelley 16 and B.J. Walker 11 for the Mustangs, who will host Merkel at 7:30 p.m. Monday before taking a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Highland girls picked up their first win of the 2010-11 season on Friday, but the Highland boys and Roscoe girls both lost.
Highlandâ€™s girls (1-3) rallied in the second half for a 45-41 win over Sands. However, Highlandâ€™s boys lost 63-2 and Roscoeâ€™s girls fell to Cross Plains 29-28.
After losing their last two games by a combined two points, Highlandâ€™s girls had to overcome a 23-18 halftime deficit to beat Sands.
The Lady Hornets pulled ahead by a point, 29-28, at the end of three periods and then outscored Sands 16-13 in the fourth quarter.
The Sweetwater Middle School boys and girls basketball teams began their 2010-11 seasons by playing Brownwood this past Thursday.
The SMS boys earned a split of their four games with the eighth graders winning but the seventh grade teams losing.
7TH GRADE BOYS
7th grade Red 19
Sweetwater points: Michael Hunt 5, Jâ€™Corey Amos 4, Michael Lawrence 2, Mark Lawrence 2, Adrian Vizzerra 2, Hardy Escobar 2, Denzell Moore 2.
7th grade White 11
Sweetwater points: Adrian Ortega 5, Matthew Trevino 2, Jonevan Han-nah 2, Thomas Whittenburg 2.
8TH GRADE BOYS
SAN ANGELO â€” Another night, another 5A school for the Class 3A Sweetwater girls basketball team â€” and one more still to go.
On Monday, the Lady Mustangs traveled to San Angelo Central just three nights after hosting Abilene High and lost, 41-27, drop-ping their record to 1-4. The team is at Abilene Cooper at 6:30 p.m. today before finally getting a break for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sweetwater trailed Cen-tral 10-4 after the first quar-ter, but was still within stri-king distance at halftime as the Lady Cats led 23-14.
A total of seven Sweetwater High School volleyball players have received all-District 5-3A recognition.
Sophomore middle blocker Kathleen Campbell was named to the first team and sophomore setter Suede Shirley earned second-team honors, while sophomore outside hitter Kendra Crosson was named as District 5-3Aâ€™s newcomer of the year.
Four Lady Mustangs â€” seniors Brittany Lashinski and Kelsey Painter and juniors Alicia Finn and Kensi Jones â€” received all-district honorable mention.
Getting to the free throw line helped Sweetwater remain unbeaten in early-season boys basketball play here Monday.
Though outscored from the field, the Mustangs used a decisive edge at the charity stripe to record their third straight victory, 60-55, over Merkel.
Sweetwater shot 39 free throws and made 20 of them, including 11-of-20 in the fourth quarter.
Merkel â€” playing its season opener after ending its football season last week â€” shot a better per-centage than Sweetwater but attempted just 17 free throws, making 12.
Texas Education Agency recently announced its 2010 District Gold Performance Acknowledgement Awards. The awards are as follows:
â€¢ Sweetwater ISD: (1) Recognized District; Social Studies-Commended Performance
â€¢ Sweetwater High School: (1) Academically Acceptable Campus; Social Studies-Commended Performance
â€¢ Sweetwater Middle School: (2) Recognized Campus; Writing-Commended Performance; Social Studies-Commended Performance
â€¢ East Ridge Elementary: (2) Exemplary Campus; Reading/English Language Arts â€“ Commended Performance; Mathematics - Commended Performance
Sweetwater Christian School held an open house on Sunday in their new building. Recently, Sweetwater Christian School was able to move into their new building, which was made possible through the donations of Mr. Cyrus Dale McCreight. McCreight made the donation and gave the glory to God and in recognition of his mother, who opened the first private pre-school in Sweetwater. A plaque, dedicated to Mr. Dale, will hang in the entrance of the new school. Tours of the school were given and refreshments were served at the event.
Brookshire Grocery Company's 29th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive continues in approximately 150 supermarkets in 116 cities and towns throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
The stores are collecting donations of non-perishable foods and teaming up with a wide variety of service organizations, food banks and volunteers to distribute food to families who need assistance.
Last year more than 500,000 pounds of food were collected and donated to more than 16,000 families in need.