Archive - Jan 2011 - Sports Article
The Highland girls bas-ketball team basically as-sured itself of a trip to the playoffs for the 10th consecutive year after defeating Loraine, 57-45, on Friday at the Highland gym.
Sierra Allen had 18 points and Kara Hughey 17 to pace the Lady Hornets, who im-proved to 8-2 in District 11-A, Division II.
The Highland boys lost to Loraine, 38-26, damaging their chances of reaching the play. Highland dropped to 2-6 in district play, while Loraine is now 4-4.
MONDAY, JAN. 31
Roscoe junior high girls host Stamford, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys at Stamford, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Roby starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Garden City starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 1
Sweetwater girls host Big Spring â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Big Spring â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Rotan starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Trent starting at 4 p.m.
The first month of the new year is nearly over. That means the high school basket-ball playoffs are getting close, and over the next few weeks the postseason berths in each of the stateâ€™s districts will be decided.
While Sweetwaterâ€™s teams are off tonight, the other six Nolan County varsity squads will see action and three of them are still very much in the playoff hunt. In District 9-A, Division I, Roscoeâ€™s teams have a doubleheader at Haskell while in District 11-A, Division II, Highlandâ€™s teams host Loraine and in District 12-A, Division II, Blackwellâ€™s teams will host Paint Rock.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls powerlifting team placed second at Big Springâ€™s recent meet and posed with their plaque afterward. Standing from left are Bri Munoz, Alexis Thompson, Kika Hernandez, Loni Mendez, and Briana Rosas. Seated are Lexie Perez (holding the plaque) and Cari Aguilar.
Sweetwater played a basketball doubleheader at Snyder on Tuesday, but came up short as the girls lost 56-40 and the boys fell 71-33. Tino Martinez (24) is pictured. Both teams are idle this Friday.
(Photos courtesy of Snyder Daily News)
The Blackwell boys bas-ketball team may not win a playoff berth this season, but the Hornets still gave their fans a memorable ef-fort Tuesday at Robert Lee.
Blackwell overcame a five-point deficit after three quarters to tie the Steers 44-44 at the end of regul-ation. Then it got really crazy as the Hornets forced three overtimes before losing, 59-55. Caleb Jeter had 25 points for Blackwell, which fell to 2-6 in District 12-A, Division II and 9-14 overall while Robert Lee improved to 4-4 and 12-9.
SNYDER â€” SHS basketball teams enjoyed a big night on Tuesday. But it was the Snyder High School squads who came away with victories as the host Tigers and Lady Tigers teamed up to sweep a District 5-3A doubleheader against Sweetwater.
Snyderâ€™s girls improved to 2-3 in district (16-9 overall) with a 56-40 win, while the boys romped to a 71-33 victory over Sweetwater for their first district win.
For the Lady Mustangs, Tuesdayâ€™s defeat was a setback to their playoff hopes.
The Highland girls and Roscoe boys collected key district basketball wins on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets are now 7-2 in District 11-A, Division II after crushing Ira, 62-27. Callie Sandus-kyâ€™s 24-point effort paced Highland, which was ahead 13-1, 31-5 and 47-15 at the breaks.
Kara Hughey added 11 points for Highland, who maintained its half-game lead over Loraine for second place. The teams meet at Highland Friday. Sierra Allen had eight points, Beth Richburg and Shyan Womack six, Jessica McCain four and Lora Stewart three.
While itâ€™s true that neither Sweetwater or Snyder has had much success on the basketball court so far in District 5-3A., itâ€™s nearly always interesting when the two schools face each other.
Fans will get a double dose of the rivalry today, as Sweetwater visits Snyder in a 5-3A varsity twinbill that starts with the girls game at 6 p.m. The boys contest is scheduled to tip off at about 7:30 p.m.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s powerlifting teams had good showings when competing at season-opening meets Thursday at Big Spring.
The Sweetwater girls scored 31 points in placing second to Abilene High out of 13 teams at their meet.