Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
Shaneese Brown had 19 points and five other play-ers scored as the Sweetwat-er JV girls basketball team improved to 10-0 by defeat-ing the Abernathy JV girls, 40-28, here Tuesday.
Trailing 9-6 at the end of the first quarter, Sweetwater outscored Abernathy 34-19 the rest of the way. Abby McPherson and Cierra Knox each had six points while Morgan Whitley had four, Maddie Jones three and Bianca Castillo two for Sweetwater.
With the month of Dec-ember almost here, the basketball tournament season is set to arrive as several Nolan County high school teams compete in three-day events starting Thursday.
The Sweetwater girls and boys are in Ballinger, while Blackwell hosts its annual Oak Creek Classic. Highlandâ€™s varsity boys and JV girls are also in Blackwellâ€™s tournament, while the Highland varsity girls are going to Bronte.
Here are the area tournament schedules:
10:30 a.m. â€” Clyde vs. Ballinger
Noon â€” Sweetwater vs. Abilene JV
Former Sweetwater High School athlete Alicia Finn had a perfect shooting day from the field on Saturday against Trinity University when she made her debut for the Hardin-Simmons University girls basketball team, helping them to a 77-75 victory at Trinityâ€™s Thanksgiving tournament in San Antonio. Finn, a freshman, had four points in the game for the Cowgirls as she made her only field goal attempt in the contest and also sank both of her free throw shots.
Another busy weekend of high school playoff football action is scheduled at Mus-tang Bowl with two more games on tap.
On Friday, a pair of Class 3A schools, Midland Green-wood and Graham, meet at 7:30 p.m. in a Division II regional. Greenwood, the No. 3 team in District 4-3A, is 9-3 while Graham, the champion of District 5-3A, is 11-1. The winner will face either Monahans or Gates-ville, who also play Friday, in the state quarterfinals.
MONDAY, NOV. 26
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Monahans, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams at Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Bronte starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27
Sweetwater girls host Abernathy â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Wall â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Hawley (season openers for JV and varsity boys) starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams vs. McCamey at site TBD starting at 4 p.m.
Six members of Sweetwa-ter High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team have garnered all-District 4-3A recognition.
Setter Suede Shirley and outside hitter Kendra Cros-son made the all-District 4-3A first team. Middle blockers Kathleen Campbell and Shelby Cason and outside hitter-middle blocker Kelsi Crosson were all named to the second team, and libero Janell Walker earned all-district honorable mention. All six players are seniors.
This is the third straight year for Shirley, Kendra Crosson and Campbell to be named either first- or second-team all-district.
JV girls 47, Early 32
Shaneese Brown 17, Cier-ra Knox 11, Nisha Williams 6, Lexi Castillo 4, Maddie Jones 3, Abby McPherson 3, Jasmine Reddic 3.
Freshman girls 23, Early 7
Sweewater record: 4-3.
Coleman 45, JV boys 30
Jack Poe 7, Marquees Jenkins 6, Denzell Moore 4, Colton Belew 4, Johnathan Browning 4, Hardy Escobar 3, Matthew Trevino 1.
Ballinger 40, JV-freshman boys 32
Jack Poe 11, Denzell Moore 9, Marquees Jenkins 4, Mike McCoy 4, Colton Belew 2, Brandon Sutton 2.
GIRLS VS. GREENWOOD
8th grade Red: 31-28
Lauren Jones 9, Kensi Chowning 8, Annalise Espi-noza 4, Stephanie Castillo 4, Maddie Berry 4, Kaitlyn Foster 1, Shauna Faucett 1.
8th grade White: 56-12
Lexie Kamer 19, Christa Martin 8, Robbi Hannah 8, Amber Smith 8, Danielle Vega 5, Sonya Sanchez 2, Angel Hogan 2, Jennifer Medellin 2, Katelynn Pain-ter 2.
7th grade Red: 7-57
Jessica Poe 4, Angela Blueford 3.
GIRLS VS. BIG SPRING
8th grade White: 18-14
Amber Smith 6, Lexie Kamer 5, Angel Hogan 3, Sonya Sanchez 2.
BOYS VS. GREENWOOD
7th grade Red: 30-14
Hamlin and Bangs ad-vanced to the next round of the state playoffs after winning Friday in an area-round playoff doublehea-der at Mustang Bowl.
CLASS 1A, DIVISION II
Hamlin 21, Eldorado 17
Hamlin led 14-3 after three quarters, but the Pied Pipers found them-selves trailing 17-14 after Eldorado came up with two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the span of a little over three minutes.
Former Sweetwater ISD superintendent Steve Maikell was in Austin last weekend to see the first Formula One race on American soil since 2007 and submitted these pictures to the Reporter.
Shown below during the final qualifying is eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton, who on Sunday drove his McLaren car to victory in the U.S. Grand Prix. Hamilton held off Sebastian Vettel for the final 14 laps to capture his fourth victory of the 2012 season.
The race was held on Austinâ€™s new $400 million Circuit of the Americas track that was completed this past June.