Archive - Mar 26, 2012 - Sports Article
Itâ€™s not often that a Class 3A team gets the chance to play against a Class 5A team like Odessa High because it is usually such a daunting task to compete well, espec-ially after three straight losses by a combined score of 42-7.
But Sweetwater proved up to the challenge Saturday when it hosted the Broncos and won, 4-2, to snap its three-game skid.
Brandon Howell threw a complete-game win, and he and Greg Aiken each collected a pair of RBI as Sweetwater got back to .500 (7-7-1) for the season with its win over Odessa (8-15) in the non-district game.
Three Sweetwater High School boys traveled Saturday to Abilene to compete in the state powerlifting championships, and all three placed in their respective Division II weight classes.
Sam Nemir led the way as he placed sixth in the 181-pound class with a lift of 1,315 pounds in the three categories.
Nemir, a senior at SHS who along with junior Ryan Linebaugh was making his second trip to state, had a 490-pound squat, 335-pound bench press and a 490-pound dead lift.