Archive - Mar 2011 - Sports Article
Sweetwaterâs Alicia Finn smiles as she runs as she circles the bases following a home run that she hit at the Lady Mustangsâ tournament in February. Finn was one of several Sweetwater players who had big offensive games in a 16-8 win at Lamesa on Monday. The team begins district play on Friday when the Lady Mustangs travel to Big Spring for a 7 p.m. game.
Sweetwaterâs offense had 14 hits against Graham and the pitchers came up with 11 strikeouts in Tuesdayâs non-district game at Newman Park, while giving up just five hits. Still, the Steers were able to overcome their lack of production by taking advantage of Sweetwater mistakes as they won, 9-5, with the help of nine walks, two hit batters, four errors and a few timely hits.
Jayci Shelton did more than just set a meet record with her time of 45.56 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles Friday at the West Texas Relays in Odessa.
The SHS seniorâs winning time eclipsed the old record of 46.54 set in 2004 by her coach. Jessica Withrow was a high school star at Muleshoe when she set the previous Division II meet mark for the 300-meter hurdles, a mark broken Friday by Shelton. Losing the record, Withrow said, was âkind of bittersweet.â
While most students are enjoying spring break, the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams will stay busy this week and both will see action today.
The baseball team entertains Graham at 7 p.m. at Newman Park, while the SHS softball team travels to Lamesa for a noon contest. The Lady Mustangs, who are 7-7 overall, are back at the Jerry Collins Complex on Thursday for their final non-district game against Levelland at 3 p.m. Sweet-water will then travel to Big Spring for its District 5-3A opener at 7 p.m. Friday.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs JV boys track team scored 89 points for a third-place finish at Big Springâs meet this past Friday.
Nick Nemir won the 110 hurdles (16.28) and the 300 hurdles (43.03), while Ryan Linebaugh won Sweetwaterâs other first-place medal in the 100 dash (11.48). Sweetwaterâs three relays, meanwhile, all had second-place finishes.
Nemir, Taylor Jones, Bobby Soto and Trey Taylor ran on the 400 relay (46.1) while Linebaugh, Soto, Jones and Alex Garcia ran on the 1600 relay (3:48.5) and Garcia, Jones, Soto and Taylor were the runners on the 800 relay (1:38.9).
After winning both games in its pool on Thursday, the Sweetwater High School junior varsity baseball team defeated Snyder 10-7 on Saturday to complete a three-game sweep and win the San Angelo Lake View JV tournament.
Sweetwater led 8-1 after a six-run second as Stephen May, Anthony Palacios and Colton Belew all had RBI hits, only to see Snyder rally with a six-run fourth before Sweetwater finally put the game away by scoring its final two runs.
Blackwell was the host school for both a high school and junior high Hornet Relays this past Friday. Blackwell, Highland, Borden County, Robert Lee, Rochelle, Trent, Paint Rock, Hermleigh, Loraine and Novice had athletes entered. Blackwell and Highland individual results are below:
VARSITY BOYS DIVISION
Team standings â 1. Borden County 256; 2. Robert Lee 78; 3. Blackwell 67; 4. Trent 52; 5. Highland 49; 6. Rochelle 34; 7. Paint Rock 26; 8. Hermleigh 18; 9. Novice 14; 10. Loraine 4.
100 â 2. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 11.33.
MONDAY, MARCH 14
Sweetwater varsity at Andrews, 1 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Graham, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Lamesa, noon.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
Sweetwater JV hosts Levelland, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland, 3 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wall, noon.
Sweetwaterâs Kelsey Painter and Bri Munoz compete at girls state tournament in Corpus Christi.
Sweetwater JV and varsity at Big Spring (district openers), 5 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
ABILENE â After losing its first four games by a combined score of 39-13, the Sweetwater High School baseball team roared back in Saturdayâs finale of the Abilene Invitational tour-nament to crush Wylie 11-1 and end up on a high note.
Thanks to a big nine-run second inning and the pitching of Sterling Reeves, who allowed just three hits, the Mustangs easily defeated a Wylie team that came in with three straight wins.
All nine of Sweetwaterâs starters scored at least once in the contest. Reeves, Connor Stafford and Kris Mayes each had two RBI and Mayes had a double.
Sweetwaterâs Sam Nemir and Ryan Linebaugh finished 1-2 in the 165-pound weight class Friday at the boys Region I, Division II powerlifting meet at Sundown High School.
In doing so, they both qualified for the state meet to be held in Abilene on March 26.
Nemir lifted a total of 1,145 pounds with a 440-pound squat, 260-pound bench press and 445-pound dead lift while Linebaugh had a 430-pound squat, 245-pound bench press and 445-pound dead lift.