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February 6th

Weekly sports calendar

February 6, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 6
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Trent starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7
Basketball
Sweetwater girls host Brownwood — JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Brownwood — JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

No. 1 Wylie girls leave ‘Little’ doubt

February 6, 2012

ABILENE — Wylie had plenty to celebrate when the No. 1-ranked Lady Bulldogs took the floor on their home gym for the final time this season on Friday, and com-pleted a perfect run through District 5-3A with an easy 64-38 win over Sweetwater.
It was also the final home game for a celebrated Wylie senior, with Peyton Little scoring 30 points to pace the victory.

‘Dogs use big run to crush Mustangs

February 6, 2012

ABILENE — Sweetwater stayed reasonably close to No. 22-ranked Wylie’s boys until late in the second quarter of the teams’ District 5-3A game Friday, but a huge 31-0 run that began at the point led to an 85-34 victory.
The Mustangs were trailing just 31-23 when Wylie’s Mike Lopez, who would score 28 points, hit two 3-pointers and a two-pointer to end the half.
Two of Lopez’s team-mates, Bryson Fowlkes and Patrick Walker, combined for six points and Lopez ran off eight more with two 3s thrown in again — his sixth and seventh three-pointers — to make it 53-23.

Freshman boys hold on for win; JVs squads lose

February 6, 2012

ABILENE — The Sweet-water freshman boys bas-ketball team led at the end of each quarter and held on Friday to defeat Wylie’s freshman boys, 50-48.
Isaiah McGee had 13 points and Rhett Torres 11 to pace Sweetwater, which is 3-3 in district, 12-6 for the season. Also scoring points were Duanta Williams with nine, Mar-tes Harris with seven, Bray Amos with six and J.P. Poe and Clay Kitchens with two each.
Sweetwater led 15-5 af-ter one quarter, 32-26 at halftime and 38-32 after three periods.

Highland sweeps Westbrook as girls get ready for playoffs

February 6, 2012

Another big night by Sier-ra Allen led to good things for Highland’s basketball teams as they pulled off a doubleheader sweep on Friday against Westbrook.

Blackwell & Roscoe teams fall

February 6, 2012

The Roscoe and Blackwell basketball teams came out on the losing end of their doubleheaders that were played Friday.
Roscoe’s boys, who are 1-7 in District 9-A, Division I, were defeated 45-18 by Hamlin in their game while the girls (4-5) lost 60-19 to Hamlin — ranked No. 14 in the state in Class 1A, Div. I — in their contest.

Blackwell team is zone champion & district runnerup

February 6, 2012

Blackwell finished 10-3 and was zone champion and second district runnerup in junior high boys basketball this season.

Lomas is 2nd at meet

February 6, 2012

Jay Lomas of Sweetwater had a second-place finish in the 123-pound weight class when he competed at a powerlifting meet that was held Jan. 28 at Abilene High School. Lomas, whose name and accomplishment was inadvertently left out of a recent story about the meet, lifted a total of 790 pounds. Sweetwater placed second to Clyde in the team standings and will compete again on Thursday, Feb. 9 at a meet in Clyde along with the girls. The Reporter apologizes for the oversight in last Thursday’s story about the powerlifting meet.

February 3rd

Weekly sports calendar

February 3, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 6
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Trent starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7
Basketball
Sweetwater girls host Brownwood — JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Brownwood — JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Realignment may not offer much help

February 3, 2012

The University Interscho-lastic League realignment finally arrived on Thursday and as usual, there were some surprises — both good and bad — for our county’s four high schools.
Given Sweetwater’s lack of athletic success recently, the general hope was that the UIL would put the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs in a more favor-able district than the current one (5-3A) with Wylie, Brownwood, Big Spring and Snyder, all with much higher enrollments and with the exception of Big Spring, a big winning tradition.

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