Archive - Apr 2011 - Sports Article
The Sweetwater Stam-pede, an Arena League foot-ball team of fourth and fifth graders, defeated Abileneâ€™s Jets 41-6 this past weekend and have a second-round playoff game at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Abilene Expo Center against the Abilene Chargers.
The winner plays either Abileneâ€™s Cowboys or the Jim Ned Indians for the championship at 1:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to come watch as the Stam-pede (8-0), which has given up just 48 points all season, goes for the title. The team is coached by Sammy Alva-rez Jr., Joe Hall, Randy Melendez, Roger Rudel and Matt Figueroa.
ABILENE â€” Tickets for the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet to be held May 9 at the Abilene Civic Center are on sale through Friday, April 29.
These eight Sweetwater High School seniors played their final game on Friday. From left are Sterling Reeves, Austin Burt, Tanner Crain, Cameron Fox, Connor Stafford, Larry Daniel, Kris Mayes and Brett Rivera. The Mustangs ended their season with a 5-4 win over Big Spring to finish 2-6 in district play.
Kendal Carrillo, a former Sweetwater High School player, is still undefeated as a pitcher for the University of Texas baseball team after a win over Texas-Pan American Tuesday. Carrillo, a senior at UT, pitched a perfect eighth inning to get credit for the victory as the No. 7 Longhorns won 4-2. Carrillo, who is 3-0, has appeared in 20 games to share the team lead with a 1.25 ERA as a middle reliever, and batters are hitting just .195 against him this season.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV baseball team defeated Big Springâ€™s JV, 10-6, in its final game Friday at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
A triple by Anthony Pala-cios that drove in three runs was the big hit in a six-run first inning as Sweetwater never trailed in the contest.
The Mustangs also scored a run in the second inning and came up with its final three runs in the fourth to finish 4-4 in district play.
Five players finished with two hits â€” Palacios, Stephen May, Cole Maxwell, Brandon Howell and Joe Martinez. Howell was the winning pitcher.
Here are recent JV boys district track results for Roscoe and Sweetwater:
ROSCOE JV BOYS
High jump â€” Dakota Bradbury T5th (5-0)
Pole vault â€” Dillon Freeman 4th (9-0)
Triple jump â€” Devon Cole 5th (35-1 1/2)
Discus â€” Chase Saun-ders 1st (91-2); Alex Rhodes 2nd (87-3); Keeston Ford 6th (74-10)
Discus â€” Chase Saun-ders 1st (43-6 1/2)
400 relay â€” 3rd (48.29)
800 â€” Keeston Ford 4th (2:23.61)
800 relay â€” 4th (1:44.41 â€” Emilio Morales, Luke Rovig, Devon Cole, Dakota Bradbury)
300 hurdles â€” Dillon Freeman 1st (47.98); Dakota Bradbury 4th (55.72)
BIG SPRING â€” After losing three straight games by at least seven runs, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team got a boost on Friday to end its 2011 season.
The Mustangs traveled to Big Spring and came back home with a 5-4 victory â€” its second over the Steers in District 5-3A play â€” as Sweetwater finished 2-6 in district and 12-16-1 overall under third-year coach Roland Herrera.
Karry Owens, who earlier this year submitted his resignation as head football coach at Highland after 18 years, has accepted a similar job at Water Valley. His last day at Highland was on Friday.
Owens will be repla-cing Justin Esquell, who resigned after leading Water Valley to a 10-1 record this past season.
Owensâ€™ replacement will be Jeff Shelton, who served as the head football coach at New Home the last two years. The Leopards were 5-5 in 2010. Shelton was also defensive coordinator for four years at Jayton, where he helped them reach the six-man state finals in 2006.
SWEETWATER BOYS GOLF
Ryan Mercer â€” medalist
(advanced to Class 3A boys state tournament)
Kinsey Browning â€” 400-meter relay
Kathleen Campbell â€” high jump
Kelsi Crosson â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Kendra Crosson â€” 1600-meter relay
Alicia Finn â€” discus
Brittany Lashinski â€” 400-meter relay
Jayci Shelton â€” 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 1600-meter relay
Suede Shirley â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Nick Nemir â€” 300-meter hurdles
ROSCOE GIRLS TRACK
Jacinda Morales â€” 800-meter run, 1600-meter run
ROSCOE BOYS TRACK
Two teams who havenâ€™t had much go right for them since the start of district play â€” Sweetwater and Big Spring â€” wrap up their seasons at 7 p.m. today in Big Spring with little more than pride at stake.
Sweetwater brings a 1-6 record into todayâ€™s finale, but the win came over Big Spring, which has yet to claim a victory in its seven district games.
The Mustangs won, 3-2, in Sweetwater on April 5 as Kris Mayes threw his second career no-hitter.