Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
This past year, Sweetwater High School may have fielded its youngest softball team since the program started in the mid-1990s.
An astounding seven freshmen, plus three sophomores and three juniors, comprised the teamâ€™s opening roster and all seven freshmen started.
Three of the four Sweet-water Middle School boys basketball teams came away with season-ending victories last week against Snyder.
The Sweetwater eighth grade Red boys won 42-28. Duante Williams had 12 points, Bray Amos and Rhett Torres nine, Isaiah McGee seven, Hayden Reeves three and J.P. Poe two.
The Sweetwater seventh grade Red boys won their game 48-27. Michael Hunt had 16 points. Cornelio Mendez eight, Michael Law-rence five, Adrian Vizzerra, Mark Lawrence and Joe Ruiz four, Denzell Moore three and Max Gomez and Hardy Escobar two apiece for the Colts.
TUESDAY, FEB. 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Midland Lee (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Snyder â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity girls vs. Robert Lee (Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff), 7 p.m., Bronte.
Highland JV and varsity boys at Roby starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys at Bronte, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Wylie tournament.
Sweetwater varsity at Jim Ned (season opener), 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 17
Sweetwater varsity at Crane tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 18
ROSCOE JV GIRLS 34,
STAMFORD JV GIRLS 14
Stina Tomlin 13, Eva Aguayo 9, Torrey Willman 7, Justina Brasuell 3, Kendall Moses 2. Roscoe season record: 12-8.
JV BOYS 49,
ROSCOE JV BOYS 11
Brant Burnett 5, Dillon Freeman 4, Emilio Morales 2.
JH GIRLS 37,
TRENT JH GIRLS 12
Hannah Allen 11, Sydny Helbert 11, Kaylee Martin 5, Gabby Fuentes 4, Kelsi Johns 2, Mia Herrera 2, Kailee Hall 2. Highland girls final season record: 13-2.
PURPLE BOYS 35
The Highland boys kept their playoff hopes alive Friday with a 38-35 victory over Hermleigh.
Sheldon Hallâ€™s 14 points led Highland, which im-proved to 4-7 in District 11-A, Division II and 6-21 overall. Hermleigh is still in third place after the loss but dropped to 5-6, and Loraine (4-6), Highland and Trent (4-7) are all in contention for the No. 3 playoff spot with one game left. High-land ends the regular season at Roby (9-2) on Tuesday.
Also scoring for Highland on Friday were Landon Rowlett with 10 points, Ron Covington with eight and Josh Andrews with six.
The girls regular season is over and the high school basketball playoffs are almost here. But so far, only one Nolan County team has secured a postseason berth. However, the Roscoe boys can join the Highland girls in the playoffs with a win tonight at Munday. Roscoe and Munday are currently tied for third place in District 9-A, Division I with 5-4 records. Tonightâ€™s winner advances to the postseason. The game will end the regular season for both squads. In the first meeting between the teams, Roscoe won 54-46.
The Highland girls basketball team is in the Class 1A playoffs for the 10th straight year and has a warmup game at Stamford at 8 p.m. today. Highland will begin the playoffs at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a bi-district game against Robert Lee in Bronte. Highland finished as the runnerup in District 11-A, Division II with a 10-2 record and is 19-10 overall.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls basketball team beat Wylie, 34-23, here Tuesday to finish its 2010-11 season with a sparkling 23-2 record. Sweetwater was 5-1 in dis-trict, the only loss to Wylie.
Janell Walkerâ€™s 12 points and Shelby Casonâ€™s 11 led Sweetwater, while Elise Lawrence had seven points and Kathleen Campbell and Destiny Osteen two. Sweet-water outscored Wylie 11-3 in the final period after leading by just three, 23-20.
The results were a lot closer the second time around. However, Stamfordâ€™s basketball teams still held off Roscoe on Tuesday in District 9-A, Division I action.
Stamfordâ€™s boys won 63-51 to improve to 9-0 while dropping Roscoe to 5-4 with one game left. Caden Smith had 25 points and Cody Graham added 12 to pace the Plowboys, who are tied with Munday for third place. The teams meet Friday in Munday, and the winner will claim the No. 3 playoff berth.
The Sweetwater girls took third at Wylieâ€™s event while the Sweetwater boys sent two teams to Snyderâ€™s tour-nament and placed fifth and third, respectively, in sea-son-opening high school golf action.
The Sweetwater girls shot 388 at Wylie for a close third-place finish. The Lady Mustangs trailed first-place Brownwood (384) by just four strokes and second-place Cooper (385) by just three shots, while nudging out Graham (389) for the No. 3 spot.