Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
Sweetwater High School golfers were honored at a recent banquet for their outstanding play during the spring season.
Pictured (from left) are Amy Witt, who was honorable mention all-district; Molly Fincher, who was honorable mention all-district; Rachel Hunt, who was a regional qualifier; Hayley Stewart, who was a regional qualifier; Elise Lawrence, who was all-district; Alex Gomez, who was all-district; Alex Castillo, who was all-district and a regional qualifier; Mason Andrews, who was honorable mention all-district; and Ryan Mercer, who was all-district.
Dylan Bennett of Sweetwater has received all-district honorable mention in baseball. His honor was inadvertently left out of a story about Sweetwaterâ€™s all-district players that ran in Tuesdayâ€™s paper. Bennett was Sweetwaterâ€™s starting shortstop as a sophomore in his first year on varsity. He was one of five players to earn honorable mention along with Gabe Medellin, Shawn Campbell, Stephen May and Cole Maxwell. Sean Morrow, Greg Aiken, Willie Norman and James Clift were first team all-district picks for Sweetwater.
A Mustang Baseball Camp will be held June 11-14 at the high school baseball field next to Newman Park.
The first session for stu-dents entering grades 1-5 will be from 9-10:15 a.m. each day while the second session for students enter-ing grades 6-9 will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Persons will need to reg-ister at least 15 minutes before each session begins on Monday, June 11. The cost of the camp is $40, which includes a T-shirt.
This yearâ€™s camp will em-phasize working on funda-mentals, hitting, defense and pitching and will be led by the Sweetwater High School baseball coaches.
A Mustang Tennis Camp will be held June 12-14 at the Sweetwater High School tennis courts for students completing grades 2-6.
Camp hours are 8-11 a.m. each day. Students need to bring their own tennis racquet and water bottle and are strongly encouraged to wear sun screen. Cost of the camp is $25. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated.
Registration forms should be turned in to the middle school or high school office.
The 2012 Sweetwater High School baseball team had 11 of its players receive all-district baseball honors in a season that saw them compete for the playoffs until losing a one-run lead in the last inning of their final game with Big Spring.
Pitcher James Clift, first baseman Greg Aiken, catcher Sean Morrow and outfielder Willie Norman made the first team. Aiken also made the first team in 2011. Morrow and Norman were named first team after being second-team picks in 2011, and Clift was also named to the all-district first team for the first time.
Roscoe native Dan Hunter served as guest speaker at the sports banquet. Hunter is currently a professor at Tarleton State University in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences.
He was previously chief executive office/manager of the Southwestern Peanut Growersâ€™ Association. Prior to that, he served as the government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, and also worked as a primary legislative staff member for former Congressman Larry Combest as well as for Congressman Fred Grandy.
Varsity: Brant Burnett, Matthew Cuellar, Chris Deleon, Devon Free-man, Dillon Freeman, Keeston Ford, Eduardo Gallegos, Corey Hatcher, Landon Jones, Jesus Leanos, Eric Padilla, Jose Rangel, Alex Rhoades, Luke Rovig, Chase Saunders.
JV: Gabriel Alvarez, Joe Luis Aguayo, Chase Cathey, Caleb Cama-cho, Jacob Cuellar, Cutter Davila, Jesus Leanos, Rey Hermosillio, Zach Longoria, Brenon Moore, Domonic Moore, Kashawn Newton, Chance Overton, Kane Peavy, Mike Rosas, Luke Rovig.
Sweetwater will host a pair of basketball camps in early June.
A Lady Mustang Basketball Camp will be held June 4-7 at the middle school gym on 305 Lamar Street for students completing grades 2-8. Camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated.
A concession stand will be available. The campâ€™s goal is to improve playersâ€™ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Former Texas Tech University and Senior PGA Tour golfer John Paul Cain of Sweetwater was inducted this past Monday into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame in Abilene. He is shown speaking at the banquet held at the Abilene Civic Center.
Sweetwater advanced to the playoffs in softball for the first time in 15 years this season, and nine of the teamâ€™s players have earned all-District 5-3A honors to recognize that success.