Archive - Nov 15, 2012 - Sports Article
Back in mid-August, there were at least three good reasons to think the 2012 football season would be nothing special at Blackwell:
â€¢ Two straight losing seasons, including a 1-9 rec-ord in 2011 where the only victory came by forfeit;
â€¢ A lack of senior leader-ship, with just three of them on the roster;
â€¢ The growing pains of adjusting to an all-new coaching staff.
Yet three months later, the Hornets are still going to practice and preparing for their first playoff game in four years.
Two Nolan County varsi-ty girls basketball teams are off to 3-0 starts after winning again on Tuesday, as Sweetwater held off Wichita Falls Hirschi 40-32 on the road and Roscoe pulled away in the second half to defeat Robert Lee 30-19 at Roscoeâ€™s gym.
Also, Highland (2-1) defeated Aspermont 56-44 while Blackwell (0-1) lost to Hermleigh 65-43 in its sea-son opener on Tuesday.
Sweetwater trailed Hir-schi 9-8 after one quarter, but led 20-12 at halftime and was up by 10, 29-19, at the end of three periods.
A pair of Sweetwater Middle School girls basket-ball teams defeated Big Spring in season-opening action on Monday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s eighth grade Red team won 25-19. Kensi Chowning had 12 points, Maddie Berry nine and Brit-tany Peeples and Kaitlyn Foster two.
The seventh grade Red girls team also defeated Big Spring, 26-17. Jaelyn Page scored six points, Angela Blueford, Sonora Medellin and Jessica Poe four and Alexe Alcala, Ainsleigh Nel-son, Eva Ornelas and Texas Williams two.