Archive - Mar 2012 - Sports Article
Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen has been named the all-District 11-1A, Division II MVP, while teammate Kara Hughey also was named to the all-district team and three other Highland players â€” Beth Richburg, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson â€” got all-district honorable mention.
In addition, Allen received an even bigger honor as she was named first team all-state by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association. Allen and Hughey have also both been named first team all-region by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association.
Four girls will be repre-senting Sweetwater High School on March 17 at the state powerlifting meet in Corpus Christi after top-two finishes at regionals.
Loni Mendez, Joslyn Rosas, Cari Aguilar and Lexie Perez will go to state after qualifying at the regional meet held in Monahans, while Alexis Thompson qualified as a state alternate after garnering a third-place regional finish.
A total of 17 powerlifters â€” 14 from Sweetwater and another three from Roscoe â€” will represent Nolan County at Region I boys meets that are being held in Sundown this weekend.
Here are Sweetwater JV boys and girlsâ€™ track results from their season-opening meet at Snyder this past Friday:
100 â€“ Jay Lomas 4th (11.72)
200 â€” Jay Lomas 5th (24.90)
400 â€” Marquees Jenkins 4th (58.07); Quentin Wet-sel 5th (59.95)
800 â€” Zach Carrasco 6th (2:26.62)
1600 â€” Colton Scott 4th (5:53.30)
400 relay â€” 6th (51.13)
Shot put â€” Keagan Jef-frey 4th (30-7 1/2); Angel Caballero 5th (29-1 1/2)
100 â€“ Christen Gutierrez 6th (15.49)
200 â€” Christen Gutierrez 4th (32.32)
Shot put â€” Zanesha Col-lins 2nd (25-5); Sage Nelson 4th (24-3)
Discus â€” Zanesha Collins 2nd (77-8 1/2)
Sweetwater won three of its four softball games at the Big Spring tournament this past weekend, and is now 9-5 overall heading into the teamâ€™s final two pre-district contests this weekend.
First-year coach Bobby Williamsâ€™ squad started out bracket play at Big Spring by shutting out Levelland 9-0 and Forsan 10-0, then beat Lamesa 8-5 before losing to Odessa High 5-1 and then falling to Hawley, 5-4, in the championship game of the Silver Bracket.
These 14 Sweetwater High School boys will compete in the Region I, Division 2 powerlifting meet this Friday in Sundown. Seated from left are Kendall Rea, Johnathan Browning, Angel Caballero, Kyle Lambert, Mateo Gonzales, Sam Nemir, Anthony Palacios, Jay Lomas, Donald Baker, Austin Marlett; standing, Alex Garcia, Bray Amos, Ryan Linebaugh and Chase Saunders.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV boys will play at Breckenridge tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams at Clyde meet.
Roscoe junior high teams host meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater boys qualifiers will compete at Region I, Division 2 meet in Sundown.
Sweetwater JV hosts Vernon, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Vernon, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys at Big Spring Invitational meet.
The Sweetwater baseball team has wins from five different pitchers already.
Senior Gabriel Medellin became the latest when he allowed just six hits in a seven-inning complete game, in his first start of the year, on Monday. His teammates, meanwhile, had 13 hits, while scoring eight runs in the first three innings at Midland Greenwood in defeating the Rangers, 11-4.
Sweetwaterâ€™s track teams began their 2012 season last Friday at a meet in Snyder.
Nick Nemir got the boysâ€™ only win in the 300 hurdles (40.61), and he also placed second in the 100 dash with a time of 11.29. His brother, Sam Nemir, placed third in the 200 dash (23.88), mis-sing second by .02 seconds. Chase Saunders was third in the shot put (37-3) and sixth in the discus (91-4). Placing fourth were Kyle Lambert in the shot (36-8) and the 400 relay (45.25). Sweetwater had 44 points as a team to place fifth.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls also ran at Snyder and scored 40 points to place fifth.
A total of seven Sweetwa-ter High School basketball players have been given all-District 5-3A recognition for their outstanding play this past season.
Senior Alicia Finn was named to the 5-3A girls all-district first team for the second straight year. Also, junior Kendra Crosson earned second team all-district honors, while senior Candice Hernandez was given all-district honorable mention.