Archive - Mar 2012 - Sports Article
Sweetwaterâ€™s golf teams are both close to the lead following the opening leg of their respective District 5-3A tournaments this week. The girls are just one shot out of the lead in their event after shooting a 356 in Wednesdayâ€™s first round at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Municipal Golf Course, while the boys shot a 320 and sit just three strokes out of the lead after the first round of their event which began Thursday at Snyderâ€™s Western Texas College.
The Sweetwater Texans youth football league team is shown during a recent practice. Sweetwater will take on the Abilene Buccaneers at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Abileneâ€™s Taylor County Expo Center for its season opener and then plays Breckenridge at 11 a.m. Saturday. The league consists of fifth and sixth graders. This yearâ€™s coaches are Sammy Alvarez Jr., Joe Hall, Randy Melendez and John Castillo.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Sweetwater boys play first leg of district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys are at Colorado City meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at district meet in Christoval.
Highland and Black-well junior high teams are at district meet in Roby.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity play at Snyder, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament.
BROWNWOOD â€” After hitting its low point of the season in a district-opening 16-1 home loss to Wylie on March 20, the Sweetwater baseball team is suddenly hitting its stride â€” and the Mustangs are hitting the ball pretty darn well, too.
Wednesdayâ€™s convincing 14-8 victory at Brownwood certainly drove home the last point. Sweetwater belted 15 hits off three pitchers while handing the three-time defending district champion Lions their first defeat in 5-3A play. The win leaves both squads at 1-1 in district and tied for second place behind Wylie (3-0), a 9-7 winner over Big Spring on Wednesday.
BROWNWOOD â€” After getting eight days off following its come-from-behind 8-6 win over Wylie here on March 20, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team came out blazing with three early runs at Brownwood and a 3-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings Wednesday. A double by Claire Williams began the rally, and Kendra Crosson was hit by a pitch before Kelsi Crosson doubled both of them home. After a strikeout, Maty Montgomery then reached on an error to score courtesy runner Angela Garza and give Sweetwater a 3-0 advantage over the Lady Lions and their ace pitcher, Sydney Laws.
Roscoe narrowly missed getting a clean sweep of the team titles Saturday in varsity track competition at Rotanâ€™s Double Moun-tain Relays. Roscoe had 145 points to win the boys division, while the Roscoe girls scored 99 points to finish just one behind first-place Robyâ€™s 100.
Highland and Blackwellâ€™s boys track athletes had sev-eral top finishes at Jaytonâ€™s Rolling Plains Relays this past week. Girls results were not available at press time today.
Boys results follow:
Triple jump â€” Ron Covington 6th (36-10 1/4)
800 â€” Sheldon Hall 2nd (2:11.44)
400 â€” Sheldon Hall 1st (54.56)
200 â€” Sheldon Hall 6th (24.93)
Pole vault â€” Jayden Jones 1st (11-0); Mason Magness 3rd (10-5)
110 hurdles â€” Mark Monroe 5th (18.95)
100 â€” Jayden Jones 4th (12.08)
2oo â€” Jayden Jones 1st (24.04)
The all-important district season starts today for the Sweetwater High School girls golf team when it plays the first leg of its tournam-ent at Wylie.
The final two legs of the 54-hole event will be played April 2 at Big Spring and April 9 at Brownwood.
The SHS boys golf team begins district play when it plays the first leg of its tournament Thursday in Snyder. Sweetwater hosts the second leg on April 3, and the final leg will be on April 10 at Wylie.
The Sweetwater High School boys golf team shot 324 on March 21 to tie Levelland for first place at Lamesaâ€™s one-day tournament, but lost a scoreboard playoff and claimed second place. Pictured from left are team mem-bers Guy Bond (94), Mason Andrews (82), Ryan Mercer (80), Dylan Torres (84) and Alex Castillo (78).
Three members of Sweetwaterâ€™s team were among the top 10 medalists in the entire tournament with Castilloâ€™s second-place finish being the highest. Mercer placed sixth and Andrews 10th among medalists.
Tickets are now on sale for the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet which is scheduled for May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. Among those who will be honored at the dinner and induction ceremony are John Paul Cain of Sweetwater.
Deadlines are April 13 to order a table and April 27 for non-reserved seating. Tables or tickets may be purchased by calling (325) 668-3685. Forms are avail-able at the Big Country Hall of Fame Museum in Abilene or at www.bigcountryhalloffame.org.