Archive - 2013
One of the biggest high school rivalries in West Texas â€” Sweetwater vs. Snyder â€” takes place today in Snyder on two fronts.
While the Sweetwater-Snyder football matchup at 7:30 p.m. is sure to get more attention, in part because it is the District 4-3A opener for both teams, the volleyball match involving the two schools â€” which tips off at 5 p.m. â€” is just as critical.
In both cases, the winner will get an early leg up on one of the four playoff spots in the district â€” up from three in the past â€” while the loser will have to work a bit harder in order to get into the postseason.
Here are the Sweetwater High School results for sub-varsity volleyball matches on Tuesday at Big Spring.
lost to Big Spring
Kills: Lauren Jones 4, Abby Garcia 2, Marissa Moncada 1, Alyssa Soles 1, Sarah Valdez 1.
Digs: Alyssa Soles 6, Abby Garcia 3, Marissa Moncada 3, Sarah Valdez 3, Lauren Jones 2, Kristi Ward 1.
Assists: Lauren Jones 3, Sarah Valdez 2, Katie Fox 1, Abby Garcia 1.
Aces: Abby Garcia 3, Katie Fox 2.
Blocks: Abby Garcia 1.
Sweetwater district rec-ord: 1-3.
Sweetwater freshmen defeated Big Spring
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Sweetwater and Snyder both know how to score with their spread offenses.
But so do their opponents.
And both teams have had an extra week to get ready for Fridayâ€™s District 4-3A opener in Snyder, where the winner could have an early leg up on grabbing one of the four playoff spots available starting this year.
Sweetwater has a better record (2-3) than Snyder (1-4), but the Tigersâ€™ record is a bit deceptive. Theyâ€™ve been in every game theyâ€™ve played so far and could easily be 5-0, since all four losses have come in the final minute and have been by a total of nine points.
Roscoe is trying to return its football program to the heights it enjoyed for most of the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s, when the Plowboys were regularly competing for district titles and making annual trips to the playoffs â€” 13 straight from 1998 through 2010.
Albany, which pays a visit to Roscoe on Friday, is a good example of where the Plowboys would like to be â€” 5-0 (2-0 in District 7-1A, Division II) and currently ranked No. 9 in the state in Class 1A. And itâ€™s nothing new for the Lions, either.
Nolan Countyâ€™s two six-man football teams named the Hornets are set for their annual battle, this time at Blackwell starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Once again, it will be the final non-district game for both teams.
Once again, it will be Division I (Highland) vs. Division II (Blackwell).
But Blackwell â€” unlike in most of the previous meet-ings â€” will be coming in as a slight favorite thanks to a 6-0 start this season.
Coach Clint Lowryâ€™s Hornets are coming off a 78-0 homecoming win over Veribest that was called at halftime, due to six-manâ€™s 45-point mercy rule.
Sweetwater lost to Snyder 14-5 in a District 4-3A team tennis match here Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s next action will be Oct. 15 against Wall at San Angelo, which will be its final scheduled match of the fall season.
Boys doubles â€” Key-gan Valdez and Zac Bax lost 3-8; Chris Shoemaker and Tyler Stacy won 9-8 (10-4); Marc Butler and Christian Ulbrich lost 4-8.
Girls doubles â€” Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 5-8; Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales lost 0-8; Crystal Foust and Vir-ginia Carly lost 4-8.
Mixed doubles â€” Bryan Vause and Jenny Medellin won 8-2.
BIG SPRING â€” After a lopsided defeat in Game 1, the Sweetwater volleyball team matched Big Spring almost point-for-point in the second game of their District 4-3A match Tues-day. But the Lady Mustangs ultimately fell short against the No. 21-ranked team in the state as Big Spring went on to claim a 25-6, 25-23, 25-16 victory.
Big Spring is now 3-1 in district play and 22-10 over-all. Sweetwater â€” which saw its records fall to 1-3 in district play, 10-18 overall â€” returns to action on Fri-day when the team travels to Snyder for a key match that starts at 5 p.m.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper on Friday night, Oct. 25, at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria. The fundraiser will be held before the Mustangs take on the Big Spring Steers in Mustang Bowl.
Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each (for adults) and $6 each (for children 12 and under). The club is offering a special group rate of $5 each for parties of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis Club member or at the door the night of the supper (Oct. 25).
The Sweetwater City Commission discussed the progress of two projects during Tuesday morning's meeting, including the Hunter Well Field.
A resolution was approved, which expresses official intent to reimburse cost of the water and sewer system projects. A representative with Southwest Securities was at the meeting to discuss the matter, notably the $1.9 million loan the city has applied for from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).