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March 19th

SW loses 5-3A opener, 11-7

March 19, 2012

Sweetwater kept the hits coming in its District 5-3A softball-opening game with Big Spring here Friday, getting at least one in all seven innings and 15 in all.
But the Lady Mustangs failed to get enough runs to stay with Big Spring. The Lady Steers had just nine hits, but also took advantage of six errors for an 11-7 win at Jerry Collins Complex.

Mustangs fall to Hawks 13-4

March 19, 2012

WALL — After a bad start, Sweetwater’s baseball team threatened to pull off a big comeback in the sixth in-ning of Friday’s final non-district game at Wall.
The Mustangs used an error, walk, infield single, groundball out and a double steal to score a couple of runs and cut the Hawks’ lead to 7-4, and back-to-back walks after that loaded the bases.
But a groundball out ended the threat, and Wall then came up with six runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Sweetwater 13-4.

Shelton qualifies for nationals

March 19, 2012

Sweetwater native Morgan Shelton, a 2009 SHS graduate and junior at West Texas A&M University, has automatically qualified for the Division II Outdoor National Championships in the heptathlon. She qualified by placing second overall with a total of 5,168 points at Angelo State University’s Multi meet held this past week. Shelton’s score in the heptathlon at ASU’s currently places her first in the nation.

Rainbolt wins ASC West coaching honor

March 19, 2012

AUSTIN — Concordia University head women’s basketball coach Rusty Rainbolt, who is a Sweetwater native, recently was named as the American Southwest Conference West Division Coach of the Year.
Rainbolt won the honor after leading Concordia to its first ASC championship and NCAA Division III tournament berth ever.
Rainbolt is in his first head coaching position at the collegiate level. He led the Tornados to their best season in school history in just his second season on the sidelines after serving as an assistant basketball coach at McMurry University.

March 15th

Local sports calendar

March 15, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play doubleheader at Wall at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Big Spring (district openers), 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Baseball
Sweetwater JV hosts Jim Ned, noon.
Powerlifting
Sweetwater’s Cari Aguilar, Loni Mendez, Lexie Perez and Joslyn Rosas will compete at state meet in Corpus Christi.
Track
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.

March 14th

Caballero is 10th at regionals

March 14, 2012

Angel Caballero of Sweet-water placed 10th in the 275-pound weight class at the Region I, Division 2 Class 3A boys powerlifting meet Friday in Sundown.
Caballero lifted a total of 1,070 pounds. He was one of 14 boys from Sweetwater at the regional meet, but his accomplishment was not included in a story that ran in Monday’s paper.

March 13th

Highland girls 1st at Blackwell

March 13, 2012

The Highland girls track team won the team title Saturday at Blackwell’s Hornet Relays by scoring 143 points for a 71-point win over Stamford, which was second with 72 points.
The host Blackwell girls scored 66 points to place fifth at the meet.
Highland placed first in four events and was second in four others. Its winners were Madison Moseley in the 1600 run (6:16.18) and the triple jump (31-5 1/2), Lora Stewart in the 400 dash (1:06.12) and the 800 relay of Morgan Monroe, Sierra Allen, Stewart and Moseley (1:59.78).

Netters bring home 7 medals

March 13, 2012

The Sweetwater High School tennis team brought home seven medals at a one-day tournament last Thursday in Brownwood.
Sweetwater’s winners were the mixed doubles team of Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses; the ‘B’ girls doubles team of Vida Gamez and Teresa Perez Poe; and Shannon Gray in ‘C’ girls singles.
Taking second for Sweet-water was the boys doubles ‘B’ team of Zac Bax and Billy Reeves, while the ‘A’ boys doubles team of Isaiah Hernandez and Bryan Vause finished third in their category.
Sweetwater’s next tour-nament will be March 23-24 at Levelland.

Mustangs beaten by Andrews

March 13, 2012

After losing five games to bad weather this past week at the Abilene tournament, the Sweetwater High School baseball team hosted a tough Andrews squad on Monday.
Unfortunately, the visi-ting Mustangs took the lead with a five-run third inning and left town with a 13-2, six-inning victory at Newman Park.
Andrews finished with 15 hits off three Sweetwater pitchers as the Mustangs’ record fell to 6-5-1.
Sweetwater will be back on the road to face Wall at 11 a.m. Friday for its final pre-district game. The team will host Wylie in its 5-3A opener next Tuesday.

March 12th

Three SHS lifters going to state meet

March 12, 2012

Three Sweetwater High School athletes — Sam Nemir, Ryan Linebaugh and Mateo Gonzales — will compete in the 2012 boys state powerlifting meet. This year’s meet will be March 24 in Abilene.
All three athletes qualified for state by placing among the top two lifters in their weight class at Friday’s Region I, Division 2 Class 3A meet held at Sundown.

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