Archive - Mar 26, 2013
ABILENE â€” Donald Baker, a senior at Sweet-water High School, lifted a total of 1,120 pounds for a 10th-place Division II finish Saturday when he competed at the Texas High School Powerlifting Associationâ€™s state meet held in Abilene.
Baker, competing in the 148-pound weight class, had a 440-pound squat, 245-pound bench press and 435-pound dead lift while making his first trip to state after a second-place regional finish.
The Sweetwater High School tennis team recent-ly played at a one-day tour-nament in Monahans.
Sweetwaterâ€™s top indivi-dual performances were by Kristen Casto, who was fourth in girls singles, and by Stephen Shipp, who won consolation in boys singles. Also, the mixed doubles team of Teresa Perez-Poe and Keygan Valdez placed fourth at the tournament.
The Sweetwater High School girls golf team currently sits in fourth place after shooting a 388 total Monday at the first 18-hole leg of the District 4-3A tournament in Big Spring.
Snyder leads with a 331 total while Monahans (336) is in second place and Wylie (385) in third place with 36 holes to play. The second 18-hole leg will be played at Sweetwater Country Club on April 6, with the final 18-hole leg April 8 at Mid-land Greenwood.
Several Sweetwater High School track athletes competed Thursday at a meet that was held in Eastland.
The varsity boys got wins from both Kaleb Hoover in the 400-meter dash and Nick Nemir in the long jump.
Nemir was second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles; Hoover was second in the high jump; Isaiah McGee was second in the long jump; and Jay Lomas was third in the 100 dash.
The 400-meter relay consisting of McGee, Jonathan Browning, Kris Duran and Nemir was third, as was the 800 relay of Bobby Soto, McGee, Lomas and Duran.
The JV boys had several top finishes at Eastland.
Deshaun Williams was first in the long jump and third in the high jump and 100; Marquees Jenkins was second in the 200; Brandon Gutierrez was second in the 3200; Stephen May was third in the 400; Mark Lawrence was third in the 800; and Max Nemir was third in the 300 hurdles.
Jenkins, Max Gomez, Quentin Wetsel and Williams ran on the second-place 800 relay; Lawrence, Gomez, Nemir and Wetsel ran on the second-place mile relay; and Austin Kamer, Williams, Jenkins and Gomez ran on the third-place 400 relay.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 61 and winds from the east at 5 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will come from the south.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 45. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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