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July 12th, 2014
COLLEGE STATION â€” Sweetwater went 2-1 Thursday, beating Cuero and Boerne in pool play at the Texas 7-on-7 Championships after an opening loss to Gilmer as the team advanced to play Tyler Chapel Hill this morning in the first round of the championship bracket that is single-elimination.
Sweetwater bounced back from a 36-20 loss to Gilmer on Thursday to beat Cuero 27-20 and Boerne 35-33 and advance into todayâ€™s championship bracket. Only Gilmer (3-0) had a better pool record; Boerne was 1-2 and Cuero 0-3. Sweetwater needed four more wins to reach todayâ€™s championship game at 3:30 p.m.
Several Sweetwater High School football players will be spending Thursday and Friday in College Station making history â€” as part of the schoolâ€™s first-ever group to play in the state 7-on-7 tournament.
Sweetwater qualified with a top-two finish last month at Stephenvilleâ€™s state qualifying tournament.
James Clift, a 2014 grad-uate of Sweetwater High School and former SHS athlete, has been named by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Associ-ation to its Class 3A academic all-state team.
The honor is given to high school seniors who main-tained an overall grade-point average of 93 or above for their four years of high school, and who were members in good standing of their team at the time of nomination and of good moral character.
Clift was the only baseball player in Sweet-waterâ€™s district (4-3A) to receive THSBCA academic all-state honors.
A Mustang Golf Camp was held this past week at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up.
Seated from left are Kallen Moody, Kyland Smith, Alex Hall, Brayden Claborn, Braxton Smith, Sutton Templeton, Gibson Cherry, Rhyder Glass, Kreed Davis, Caden Wilburn; standing, Seth Davis, T.J. Henderson, Greg Paty, Crae Chapman, Garrison Eaker, Cooper Claborn, Kate Hall, Claire Paty and Anna Hall.
The Junior League all-stars from Sweetwater must have felt like it was deja vu all over again at the end of their District 5 losers bracket game against Wylie on Wednesday.
For the second straight game, and second time in three days, Sweetwater was three outs away from a win that would have put them in the District 5 title game.
But those dreams were dashed for a second straight time Wednesday as Wylie, trailing 2-1 entering the top of the seventh, pushed over three runs in its final at bat and held off Sweetwater in the bottom of the frame to leave with a 4-2 victory.
Wylie will be Sweetwaterâ€™s opponent in todayâ€™s 7 p.m. Junior League (ages 13-14) losers bracket final played at Wylieâ€™s Kirby Park.
The winner of todayâ€™s contest plays for the title at the same location Thursday, also beginning at 7 p.m., against Abilene South â€” which beat Sweetwater 6-5 to reach the title game when the teams met in the semi-finals on Monday.
Sweetwater will be taking on three other teams in its pool when it plays July 10-11 at the Division II state 7-on-7 championships at College Station, which has a 64-team field.
After a disappointing day that saw all three local teams in action lose on Monday, Sweetwaterâ€™s Junior League (ages 13-14) all-stars are suddenly the only survivor in District 5 Little League tournament baseball action in Abilene.
Andrew Melendez of the Junior Leaguers (ages 13-14, shown), Leo Holsey of the 9-10 year-olds and Antonio Heredia of the 11-12 year-olds were among Sweetwaterâ€™s pitchers this past weekend at various District 5 Little League all-star tournament games being played in the Abilene area.
Greg Aiken wonâ€™t be goi-ng far from home when he continues his baseball car-eer in college.
Aiken, a four-year starter at first base for Sweetwater who was the district MVP in his senior year, committed to play for McMurry University in Abilene after playing in a high school all-star game in Round Rock. There, he helped the North to an 8-1 win over the South all-stars at Dell Diamond, which also was home to the state high school baseball tournament in May.