Archive - Feb 24, 2011 - Sports Article
In making the playoffs for the 10th straight year, the Highland girls basket-ball team took awhile to really catch fire.
Highland (22-11) lost its first three games of the season, and didnâ€™t get above .500 for good until beating Ira 62-29 on Dec. 21 to improve to 9-8.
But a closer look indi-cates those early â€śstrug-glesâ€ť were a bit deceiving. Five of the first eight losses were to eventual playoff teams and three came against Hamlin (twice) and Roby, who are still alive and kicking.
Sweetwater High School resumes its 2011 girls sea-son on Friday by hosting the Sweetwater Golf Classic, a 36-hole event that will run through Saturday at the Sweetwater Country Club.
Play begins both days at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start planned Saturday.
After 4 1/2 innings of Tuesdayâ€™s game, it looked as if the visiting San Angelo Lake View baseball team might literally walk to victory over Sweetwater in its 2011 season opener at Newman Park.
The Chiefs had just three hits, all singles, at that point, but they led 5-3 thanks primarily to 11 walks â€” four of them coming with the bases loaded.
But then Lake View opened the door to a Sweetwater rally, and the Mustangs pushed across five late runs to pull out an 8-5 victory.
After an 8-3 win Tuesday at Hawley, the Sweetwater High School softball team is back above .500 (3-2) entering its annual three-day tournament that began with pool games today at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Kelsi Crosson, Alicia Finn, Suede Shirley and Jerren Villa each had two hits for the Lady Mustangs against Hawley, and Taylor McKoy pitched a seven-inning com-plete game to get the victory as she allowed just seven hits. She also had seven strikeouts and gave up just three walks. Finn tripled, while both Shirley and Villa doubled and Shirley and Crosson had two RBI.