Archive - Nov 2010 - Sports Article
The 3-0 Sweetwater boys basketball team will try to keep its record perfect when it travels to Wall today for a 7:30 p.m. contest, and the 2-4 Sweetwater girls will be hosting Clyde starting at 6:30 p.m. Todayâ€™s action for both Sweetwater teams will be their first since taking a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday.
MONDAY, NOV. 29
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys host Rotan, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls at Rotan, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host Roby starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 30
Sweetwater girls host Clyde â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m. (both gyms), varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Wall â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Hawley starting at 4 p.m.
Hunter Tolbert recently recorded an ace while playing the No. 17 hole at Sweetwater Country Club.
Tolbert used an 8-iron for his feat. Witnesses were Kelly Rainbolt, Connor Cook, Kent Boatright and Loren Bryant.
Ira JH boys 54,
Highland JH boys 20
Highland scoring: Brandon Stevens 10, Zack Cornett 4, Kevin Box 2, Shelby Howard 2, Matt Taylor 2.
Highland JH boys 33,
Loraine JH boys 6
Highland scoring: Jacob Richburg 8, Kevin Box 6, Brandon Stevens 6, Zack Cornett 4, Seth Wood 4, Tracer Jones 3, Shelby Howard 2. Highland record: 1-1.
Highland JH girls 53,
Loraine JH boys 2
Highland scoring: Hannah Allen 16, Sydny Helbert 14, Mia Herrera 6, Kaylee Martin 4, Leah Hudson 3, Gabby Fuentes 2, Kailee Hall 2, Kelsi Johns 2, Madison Moseley 2, Sabrina Romero 2. Highland record: 2-0.
Blackwell has five senior football players who earned second-team honors for their outstanding play this past season in District 8, Division II six-man.
Four of the players were recognized on both sides of the ball â€” Caleb Magness at tight end and linebacker, Caleb Jeter at spread back and cornerback, Hadley Holland at utility back and defensive lineman and Brandon Elliott at wide receiver and safety. In addition, Jeffrey Friar was recognized as a noseguard.
ABILENE â€” After going scoreless up to that point, Sweetwaterâ€™s Candice Hernandez was fouled and made both free throws with less than a second to play, giving the Lady Mustangs to a dramatic 43-42 win over Class 5A Abilene Cooper on Tuesday night.
Kinsey Browning scored 15 points and Alicia Finn added 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for Sweet-water (2-4), which ended a four-game losing streak with the victory.
Browning finished with four 3-pointers in the game. Her last trey got Sweet-water within 42-41 and set the stage for Hernandezâ€™s game-winning free throws.
Sweetwater High School will hold its football banquet to honor the 2010 Mustangs on Monday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at The Center at Texas State Technical College.
Tickets will be sold at the SHS fieldhouse until Thursday, Dec. 2 at noon and are $15 each.
All of the varsity, JV and freshman football players, cheerleaders and student trainers will be introduced.
In addition, a highlight video of the 2010 season will be shown.
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.