Archive - Apr 2011 - Sports Article
LUBBOCK â€” After failing to make it to state in his two previous oppor-tunities, the third time was finally a charm for Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer at the Region I-3A golf tournament.
On Thursday, Mercer claimed a state berth as he shot 75 for a 147 total, finishing second among all medalists â€” just three behind Hunter Wade of Perryton â€” but with the best two-day score of any medalist not on one of the top two teams.
This yearâ€™s Class 3A boys state tournament will be held May 12-13 at Austinâ€™s Roy Kizer Golf Course.
Four Nolan County area high school basketball play-ers and one Nolan County coach have been given All-Big Country recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Highlandâ€™s Ryan Dollar was named the Class 1A, Division II girls coach of the year, and Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith was a second-team pick for the All-Big Country boys Super Team.
Highlandâ€™s Callie Sand-usky and Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn were named to the girls second team in Class 1A, Division II and Class 3A, respectively. Also, Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen received girls honorable mention in Class 1A, D-II.
HAMLIN â€” Roscoeâ€™s four regional track qualifiers in early May will include a pair of athletes who will compete in mul-tiple events after earning top-four finishes at the recent area track meet.
Caden Smith will com-pete in the Class 1A boys discus and shot put as well as in the 110 hurdles, while Jacinda Morales is going to regionals in the girls 800 and 1600.
Blackwell had three ath-letes who recently qualified for the area track meet held in Trent.
They were Mason Mag-ness in the boys pole vault, Mark Monroe in the boys 110 hurdles and Kaitlyn Gaston in the girls long jump and 100 dash.
However, none of the three athletes was able to advance to the regional track meet, which is scheduled for May 2-3 at Abilene Christian University.
Ryan Mercer of Sweetwa-ter is a single shot out of the lead at the Region I-3A golf tournament in Lubbock after the first round of play.
Mercer shot 72 Wednes-day at Meadowbrook Can-yon Course and trails only Perrytonâ€™s Hunter Wade. The tournament wraps up today and if Mercer puts together another solid round, he has a chance to advance to the Class 3A state tournament in Austin that is set for May 12-13.
This is Mercerâ€™s third straight trip to regionals. The top two teams and the top two individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the state tournament.
Highlandâ€™s Ron Covington and Ethan Wilson teamed up to place fourth in JV boys doubles at the district tennis tournament.
After a first-round bye, they lost to Enriquez-McEl-rath of Santa Anna 8-0 before falling to Lopez-Sor-rells of Hermleigh, 8-5, in the third-place match.
Highland JH girls
are 1st, JH boys 3rd at district track meet
Highlandâ€™s junior high girls were district champs and the boys placed third at their season-ending meet held in Roby. Individual results for the Highland athletes who placed follow:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer will compete as a boys medalist in first round of Region I-3A tournament at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer will compete as a boys medalist in second round of Region I-3A tournament at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Nick Nemir will compete at regional qualifiers meet in Brownwood.
Sweetwater girls qualifiers will compete at regional qualifiers meet at Lubbockâ€™s Jones Stadium.
Roscoe boys and girls qualifiers compete at regional qualifiers meet in Glen Rose.
LUBBOCK â€” The Sweet-water High School girls golf team finished in sixth place at the Region I-3A tourna-ment that ended Tuesday at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Canyon course, failing to pick up any ground despite a slight improvement during the final round of play.
Despite sweeping Snyder in District 5-3A play this season, while also finishing in a tie with Big Spring for third place in district after a 6-2, nine-inning victory on Tuesday at Snyder in its season finale, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team will not get a chance at the playoffs. Big Spring and Sweetwater both finished with 3-5 records, but Sweetwater lost both district games to Big Spring this season.
Tuesdayâ€™s win was still a nice way to finish, and Sweetwaterâ€™s District 5-3A fate wasnâ€™t sealed until Wylie (2-6) lost its finale to district champion Brown-wood 19-7 on Tuesday.
Although one of them is still alive in the chase for the No. 3 playoff spot in District 5-3A, the Sweet-water High School base-ball and softball teams will both go to Snyder today as underdogs.