Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kinsey Browning (4) hits a layup over a Roby defender on Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs won 42-30. Sweetwater goes to Mineral Wells on Friday for its final pre-district game.
(Photo by Betsy Howe)
Two Class 1A, Division II Nolan County basketball teams, the Highland girls and Blackwell boys, both won their district games on Tuesday.
Highlandâ€™s girls (12-9) are 3-1 in District 11 after winning at Loraine 59-48. The Lady Hornets over-came a 28-26 halftime deficit as Callie Sandusky scored 18 points and Shy-an Womack 15 for the winners. Sierra Allen had eight points, Kara Hughey and Beth Richburg seven and Lora Stewart and Jes-sica McCain two apiece.
Blackwellâ€™s boys are 1-1 in District 12 after beat-ing Paint Rock 46-30.
The Sweetwater junior varsity girls and boys basketball teams had easy wins on Tuesday at Roby.
The JV girls won 40-19 in improving their season mark to an impressive 17-1, while holding Roby to just one point in the first half.Janell Walker had 13 points and Elise Lawrence 11 to pace the victory, while Kelsi Crosson had five, Kathleen Campbell and Shelby Cason four and Ashley Kincheloe, Whitnee Murff and Destiny Osteen one point each.
The JV boys (9-7) pulled away in the second half to win their game 38-17.
ROBY â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team is star-ting out 2011 the way it finished in 2010.
And the Lady Mustangsâ€™ 42-30 win on Tuesday at Roby came against a peren-nial state power.
Sweetwater (15-9) trailed only once â€” at 7-6 â€” against the Lady Lions, who came into the contest ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Division II.
Tuesdayâ€™s victory was the ninth in the last 10 games for Sweetwater, which goes to Mineral Wells Friday before tipping off District 5-3A play next week at home against Snyder.
ROBY â€” Since a 4-1 start, little has gone right for the Sweetwater boys basketball team in the past month.
But that changed, at least for one night, on Tuesday when the Mustangs visited Roby and won 43-40.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 6-8 senior post, Paxton Kelley, scored 19 points as the Mustangs (6-12) won for only the second time in 13 games.
Roby led 7-6 after one quarter, but Kelley hit three straight baskets to fuel an 8-0 run at the start of the second period and Sweetwa-ter led 19-16 at halftime.
All eight Nolan County high school varsity basketball teams start the 2011 portion of their seasons today, although a few of them have only been idle for a few days.
In non-district action, the Sweetwater boys and girls go to Roby while both Roscoe teams will travel at Eula for their final pre-district tuneups.
The Highland boys and girls will play their first District 11-A, Division II doubleheader when they bus to Loraine, and Blackwellâ€™s boys and girls have a District 12-A, Division II doubleheader at Paint Rock.
TUESDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater at Roby â€” JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5 p.m. varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls host Roscoe, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Eula starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Loraine starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV girls and varsity teams at Paint Rock starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 6
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ girls host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 8.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ boys and girls at Wall tournament through Saturday, Jan. 8.