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February 13th

After near-miss, Lady Mustangs may end playoff drought

February 13, 2012

It took a tiebreaker this past season to keep Sweet-water’s softball team from getting a shot at the pro-gram’s first playoff berth since the 1990s.
However, that hurdle may be cleared in 2012 with 11 returning lettermen — five of whom won all-district recognition — on this season’s 13-player roster. Still, the team will be young with only three seniors, along with eight juniors and two freshmen.
First-year coach Robert Williams is excited about that potential as the Lady Mustangs prepare for their season opener at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday against Winters.

Weekly sports calendar

February 13, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 13
Basketball
Bi-district playoff: Highland girls vs. Sterling City (Class 1A, Division II), 7 p.m., Winters.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Midland Lee (scrimmage), 4:30 p.m.
Basketball
Sweetwater boys at Snyder — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys host Roby starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys host Bronte, 6:30 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Winters (season openers), 4 and 5:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
Softball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Tennis

Highland girls lose warmup

February 13, 2012

Sierra Allen scored 25 points for the Highland girls Friday in their playoff warmup game against New Home that was held in Hermleigh, but the Lady Hornets still lost by a score of 43-38.
Highland (22-8) held leads of 11-5 and 21-18 after the first two periods but New Home led 32-30 entering the final stanza.

Hornets get 1st district victory

February 13, 2012

The Blackwell boys got their first district victory on Friday, as the Hornets defeated Veribest 48-35 in a game at Veribest. Mason Magness scored 13 points to pace Blackwell in the win that leaves both teams 1-12 in District 12-A, Division II.
Mark Monroe had nine, Jordan Fields and Jayden Jones seven, Bennie Wester five, Ted Chambliss three and Wade Allen two.
However, the Roscoe and Highland boys both lost.
The Plowboys (1-9 district) ended their season by losing to Munday 71-28 and Highland (3-8 district) fell against Hermleigh 57-43.

Highland JH girls win title

February 13, 2012

Highland’s junior high girls basketball team beat Hermleigh 27-22 and Trent 32-28 to win first place honors at a tournament held in Trent on Jan. 28.
Highland built a big half-time lead (18-6) and held on to beat Hermleigh, but had to rally to beat Trent after trailing 16-15 at halftime. Hannah Allen had 10, Sydny Helbert eight, Kailee Hall six and Kelsi Johns three against Hermleigh while no individual scores against Trent were given.

SMS boys win 3-of-4

February 13, 2012

The Sweetwater Middle School boys defeated Snyder in three games Feb. 6. The eighth grade Red (42-21), eighth grade White (28-13) and seventh grade Red (23-18) won, while the seventh grade White lost 28-7.

SMS girls finish as district’s co-champ

February 13, 2012

The Sweetwater Middle School girls eighth grade White team finished as district co-champions after defeating Snyder, 27-23, in their final game Feb. 6.
Karleigh Coldiron, Carol-ine Guelker and Hanna Hayes all scored six points while Ashley Bax, Marisa Moncada, Ashley Parker and Elita Williams all scored two points and Payton Moore scored one point.

Roscoe JH boys 2nd at their event

February 13, 2012

The Roscoe seventh grade boys basketball team took second place at a tourna-ment in Roscoe after split-ting two games Jan. 28.
Roscoe opened up its tournament with a 26-7 victory over Baird, but then lost to Hamlin, 31-25, in the title game. Bernardo Villa scored 12 points and Johnathan Cueller seven against Baird, while Jayce Phillips had four and Austin Willman three, and Cuellar and Phillips had eight, Villa five and Braiden Moore and Quentin Saddler two apiece against Hamlin.

Softball signups

February 13, 2012

The Sweetwater Fast Pitch Softball Association will have three more signups this month for participants who are ages 6-under through 14-under.
They will be on Monday, Feb. 13; Tuesday, Feb. 21; and Thursday, Feb. 23.
All signups will be held at the Jaycees Annex located on Crane Street. The cost for signing up will $65, and for those with a second sibling the cost will be $60.
All persons are asked to please bring a birth certificate to the signups.

February 10th

Highland girls to get warmup

February 10, 2012

The 2011-12 basketball season ends today for the Roscoe boys and the Sweetwater, Highland and Blackwell boys finish up Tuesday, leaving Highland’s girls as the county’s only playoff-bound team after ending their season with a win at Westbrook this past Friday.
But the Lady Hornets will get in another game this week when they face New Home in a playoff warmup. The game is in Hermleigh and tips off at 8 p.m. today.
Sweetwater’s boys are idle today before ending their 2011-12 season next Tuesday at Snyder.

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