Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
Fridayâ€™s freshman girls game between Sweetwater and Wylie required an extra period, and wasnâ€™t settled until the hosts rallied in the final minute to pull out a 34-33 win at Wylieâ€™s gym.
It was just the fourth loss this season for Sweetwater (1-1 district), which trailed 25-21 after three periods but outscored Wylie 6-2 to force overtime. Kayla Chowning had 10 points for Sweetwater while Shaneese Brown and Taylor McPherson each had seven, Karlee Murff three and Larissa Locklar, Mac-aela Reschman and Sydney Vanderbilt two.
ABILENE â€” On Friday, the Sweetwater girls basketball team jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Wylie in the first 2:47 of the contest and the host team failed to connect on a field goal until almost halfway through the opening period. But after that slow start, Wylie soon found its shooting touch in a big way and won, 63-32, to maintain a perfect 3-0 record in district play while Sweetwater (0-2, 15-12) is still looking for its first win.
MONDAY, JAN. 17
Roscoe junior high girls host Rotan, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys at Rotan, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host Ira starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Sterling City starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 18
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Big Spring â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Hermleigh starting at 4 p.m.
In a hard-fought district opener that was tied at the end of both the first and third quarters, the Sweetwater freshman boys outscored Wylie 9-6 in the final eight minutes Friday to pull out a 38-35 victory at Wylieâ€™s gym.
Kaleb Hooverâ€™s 20 points paced Sweetwater, which has lost just once in 15 games this season.
The teams were tied at 10 at the end of the opening period and Wylie led 20-19 at halftime. It was 29-29 going into the fourth and final stanza. Tre Taylor scored eight points and Dylan Bennett and Quentin Wetsel each had four, while Marquees Jenkins had two.
2-point loss to San Angelo Lake View at home just 72 hours earlier and 13 defeats in 15 games since the start of December, the Sweetwater boys basketball team came in as a huge underdog at Wylie for its District 5-3A opener on Friday night.
But while the final result was a 79-55 loss, the short-handed Mustangs (6-15) not only showed plenty of fight but got excellent games from their top two scorers, 6-8 post Paxton Kelley and 5-9 guard Taylor Jones.
Starting today, the games that really count for the Sweetwater boys basketball team begin.
And no one can ac-cuse the Mustangs of easing into district play as they go to Wylie for their 5-3A opener that will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
ABILENE â€” Mike Welch â€” a two-time all-stater at Sweetwater High School who helped lead the Mustangs to a state championship in 1985 and later was a four-year starter at Baylor University â€” is among a group of 10 former athletes, coaches, officials and sports writers who have been selected to the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame.
LUBBOCK â€” After spending the past two years in the Metroplex, ex-Sweetwater head football coach Kent Jackson has returned to his West Texas roots and a team known as the Mustangs.
Jackson, who coached at Sweetwater from 2001 through 2008 before taking a similar position at Frisco Heritage, was hired on Thursday as head coach at Class 5A Lubbock Coronado.
Kevin Sepeda of Sweetwater (21) shoots over a San Angelo Lake View defender in Tuesdayâ€™s game at Mustang Gym while teammate Paxton Kelley watches. The Mustangs go to Abilene Wylie for their district opener on Friday. (Photo by Betsy Howe)
The Sweetwater Middle School seventh and eighth grade Red boys teams both won first place at Wallâ€™s recent basketball tournament. Results of their games and individual scoring follow:
7TH GRADE BOYS
First round: Sweetwater 42, Wall â€˜Bâ€™ 12
Jâ€™Corey Amos 7, Hardy Escobar 6, Mark Lawrence 6, Max Gomez 6, Michael Hunt 5, Adrian Vizzerra 4, Cornelio Mendez 4, Michael Lawrence 2, Denzell Moore 2.
Semifinals: Sweetwater 44, Ballinger 17
Denzell Moore 12, Michael Hunt 9, Michael Lawrence 8, Mark Lawrence 5, Adrian Vizzerra 4, Hardy Escobar 2, Cornelio Mendez 2, Joe Ruiz 2.