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Ex-Sweetwater High School athlete Alicia Finn will play for the Hardin-Simmons Uni-versity womenâs basketball team this season.
Finn, a 6-0 fresh-man center, twice won first team all-district and second-team all-Big Country honors in basketball at SHS.
HSU opens its season on Nov. 16 by playing Chapman University in Redlands, Calif. The teamâs first home game will be played on Nov. 29 against the University of the Ozarks in Arkansas.
A few Nolan County girls basketball teams tip off to-day, with Sweetwater and Highland facing each other at Highlandâs gym at 6:30 p.m. A JV game starting at 5 p.m. is also on tap.
Roscoeâs girls host Eula today in their season open-er, with the varsity game at 6:15 p.m. after the JV game at 5. Sweetwaterâs freshman girls also host Midland Christian at 5 p.m. today.
7th grade Red 36, Monahans 0
Kiante McCoy, Andrew Melendez, Michael Green, Christopher Thompson and Isak Alvarez scored touch-downs as Sweetwater Red stayed unbeaten at 7-0.
McCoy (60 yards), Green (85 yards), Thompson (20 yards) and Alvarez (15 yards) all had touchdown runs while Melendez caught a 30-yard scoring pass from Thompson. Also, Green had a pair of PAT runs and Kobe Clark one.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6
Sweetwater JV girls play at Highland (season opener for both teams), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls at Highland (season opener for both teams), 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls host Midland Christian (season opener), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV girls host Eula (season opener), 5 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls host Eula (season opener), 6:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
Sweetwater JV girls play at Coleman tournament through Saturday, Nov. 10.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Wylie, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
For three quarters, Sweet-water looked like anything but an underdog Friday in its District 4-3A showdown with the Monahans Loboes, piling up a 35-14 advantage that could probably have been even larger.
But the Mustangsâ dream of taking a giant step tow-ard their first playoff berth in four years took a drastic turn in the fourth quarter and resulted in a nightmar-ish finish at Mustang Bowl.
Instead of a Sweetwater blowout, Monahans rose up to score 25 unanswered points and leave the Bowl with a stunning 39-35 win, clinching a postseason spot for the Loboes (5-4 overall, 3-1 in 4-3A).
Blackwell got into the win column in District 8, Division II Six-Man football for the first time Friday, but Nolan Countyâs other two area schools were on the short end of onesided losses.
Blackwell 48, Lohn 0
BLACKWELL â In its final home game of the year, Blackwell needed just one half to win by the 45-point mercy rule while improving to 1-1 in district and 4-5 for the season.
SWEETWATER VARSITY GIRLS
Nov. 6 â at Highland
Nov. 9 â at SA Lake View
Nov. 13 â at WF Hirschi
Nov. 16 â Abilene High
Nov. 19 â Early
Nov. 27 â Abernathy
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 â Ballinger tournament
Dec. 4 â at Merkel
Dec. 6-8 â Stanton tournament
Dec. 11 â Brownwood
Dec. 14 â at Graham
Dec. 18 â at Colorado City
Dec. 27-29 â Slaton tournament
Jan. 4 â +at Big Spring
Jan. 8 â +Midland Greenwood
Jan. 11 â +Monahans
Jan. 15 â +at Snyder
Jan. 18 â +at Wylie
Jan. 22 â +Big Spring
Jan. 25 â +at Midland Greenwood
Jan. 29 â +at Monahans
Feb. 1 â +Snyder
Feb. 5 â +Wylie
It all comes down to this: the winner of todayâs Sweetwater vs. Monahans game at Mustang Bowl will take a big step toward and possibly make the playoffs that begin in two weeks.
The teams have identical 2-1 records in District 4-3A and are locked in a second-place tie in the district behind Wylie (3-0) with just two games left.
Sweetwater is seeking its first playoff berth in four years, while Monahans was a state semifinalist this past season and was considered, along with Wylie, the dist-rict favorite by most pre-season prognosticators.
These Highland girls will be competing in a regional cross country meet on Saturday at Arlingtonâs Vandergriff Park along with several Highland boys. From left are Lora Stewart, Maddie Moseley, Kailee Hall, Beth Richburg, Taylar Hammond, Sabrina Romero and Hannah Allen.
The Highland regional boys qualifiers are Sheldon Hall, Eli Shelton, Kevin Box, Brenden Huckabee and Jeremy Hall.
Roscoeâs Mirian Solis will also be competing at the regional cross country meet.
According to the so-called experts, this wasnât the year Sweetwater was supposed to get back to the playoffs.
Yet thatâs exactly what will happen if the Mustangs (4-4, 2-1) defeat Monahans (4-4, 2-1) Friday at Mustang Bowl in the kind of game that will have a playoff-type atmosphere at kickoff.
âThe kids are excited,â coach Shane Mobley said on Wednesday. âI think they are going to play with a lot of adrenaline and effort. It should be a good game.â