Archive - Apr 2012 - Sports Article
It was simply no contest when visiting Snyder came to town Tuesday to face Sweetwater in a pair of key District 5-3A contests. The Tigersâ€™ baseball team romped to an 11-0 win to nail down a playoff spot and damage the Mustangsâ€™ hopes, while the Lady Tigersâ€™ softball team rolled to a 14-1 victory to earn the No. 2 playoff seed from the district. Sweetwater, enjoying its best season in years, will still go to the playoffs as the No. 3 seed later this month after finishing 4-4 in district play, while Snyder winds up 5-3. Brownwood, with an 8-0 record, is the district champion.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Castillo shot an 86 in Tuesdayâ€™s final round of the Region I-3A boys golf tournament to finish the event with a two-day score of 173.
Castillo was making his first regional golf appear-ance and played as a med-alist at Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo.
He was 26 shots off the winning two-day total of 147 carded by Taylor Grant of Wylie.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Snyder, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater girls team (Alex Gomez, Rachel Hunt, Elise Lawrence, Haylee Stewart and Amy Witt) competes at Region I-3A tournament in San Angelo (San Angelo Country Club) through Thursday, April 19.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses (mixed doubles) and Heidi Taylor (girls singles) at Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock (Texas Techâ€™s McLeod Tennis Center) through Thursday, April 19.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Today will be Sweetwater vs. Snyder day at both the baseball game at Newman Park at 7 p.m. and at the softball game that starts at 6:30 p.m. at Jerry Collins Complex, and the stakes are pretty high in both.
The baseball teamâ€™s situ-ation is the most critical as the Mustangs, with a 2-4 district record, may not be able to afford another loss to get into the playoffs.
A Sweetwater win would leave both teams 3-4 in district play with a game left.
Nolan County athletes of-ficially began their partici-pation in high school regio-nal competition Monday, though only one athlete â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Castillo â€” saw action.
Final track results for the Sweetwater Middle School seventh grade girls are listed below for their meets that were held March 22 at Wall, March 30 at Colorado City and April 5 at Big Spring.
The team also competed on April 14 at their district meet held in Brownwood. This meet was the final one of the 2011-12 school year for all of the girls and boys track teams at SMS. Results will appear in a later edition as soon as they are reported.
AT WALL MEET
69 points (5th place)
High jump â€” Lauren Jones 4th (4-2)
Long jump â€” Davina Walker 1st (13-10 1/2)
Final track results for the Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade girls are listed below for their meets that were held March 22 at Wall, March 30 at Colorado City and April 5 at Big Spring.
The team also competed on April 14 at their district meet held in Brownwood. This meet was the final one of the 2011-12 school year for all of the girls and boys track teams at SMS.
The Sweetwater Reporter will give the results for the seventh and eighth grade girls and boys at the district meet in a later edition as soon as the results are reported to the paper.
AT WALL MEET
35 points (6th place)
Morgan Shelton, a former Sweetwater High School athlete, has been named the Lone Star Conference Track Athlete of the Week follow-ing her outstanding performance for West Texas A&M University at the ASU/David Noble Relays in San Angelo, the league office announced on Thursday.
Shelton, who is a junior at WTAM, finished first in the womenâ€™s 100 hurdles with a school-record time of 14.08.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Castil-lo, left, and Ryan Mercer won all-district honors at the District 5-3A golf tournament. Castillo shot 229 to place fourth among all district medalists and Mercer shot 237 to place ninth. Castillo advanced to the Region I-3A golf tournament that will be held Monday and Tuesday at San Angeloâ€™s Bentwood Country Club.
Sweetwater had track athletes with top-three finishes in five events at the District 5-3A meet which ended Thursday in Abilene. As a result, those athletes be heading to Lubbock later this month for regional competition.
On the boys side, Sweetwaterâ€™s Nick Nemir qualified in three events as he placed third in the 100 dash (10.88) and the 300 hurdles (40.31) and also ran a leg on the 4 x 200 relay that placed third (1:33.70). The other relay runners were Sam Nemir, who is Nickâ€™s brother, along with Kaleb Hoover and Ryan Linebaugh.