Archive - Oct 10, 2013 - Sports Article
Sweetwater and Snyder both know how to score with their spread offenses.
But so do their opponents.
And both teams have had an extra week to get ready for Fridayâ€™s District 4-3A opener in Snyder, where the winner could have an early leg up on grabbing one of the four playoff spots available starting this year.
Sweetwater has a better record (2-3) than Snyder (1-4), but the Tigersâ€™ record is a bit deceptive. Theyâ€™ve been in every game theyâ€™ve played so far and could easily be 5-0, since all four losses have come in the final minute and have been by a total of nine points.
Roscoe is trying to return its football program to the heights it enjoyed for most of the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s, when the Plowboys were regularly competing for district titles and making annual trips to the playoffs â€” 13 straight from 1998 through 2010.
Albany, which pays a visit to Roscoe on Friday, is a good example of where the Plowboys would like to be â€” 5-0 (2-0 in District 7-1A, Division II) and currently ranked No. 9 in the state in Class 1A. And itâ€™s nothing new for the Lions, either.
Nolan Countyâ€™s two six-man football teams named the Hornets are set for their annual battle, this time at Blackwell starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Once again, it will be the final non-district game for both teams.
Once again, it will be Division I (Highland) vs. Division II (Blackwell).
But Blackwell â€” unlike in most of the previous meet-ings â€” will be coming in as a slight favorite thanks to a 6-0 start this season.
Coach Clint Lowryâ€™s Hornets are coming off a 78-0 homecoming win over Veribest that was called at halftime, due to six-manâ€™s 45-point mercy rule.
Sweetwater lost to Snyder 14-5 in a District 4-3A team tennis match here Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s next action will be Oct. 15 against Wall at San Angelo, which will be its final scheduled match of the fall season.
Boys doubles â€” Key-gan Valdez and Zac Bax lost 3-8; Chris Shoemaker and Tyler Stacy won 9-8 (10-4); Marc Butler and Christian Ulbrich lost 4-8.
Girls doubles â€” Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 5-8; Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales lost 0-8; Crystal Foust and Vir-ginia Carly lost 4-8.
Mixed doubles â€” Bryan Vause and Jenny Medellin won 8-2.
BIG SPRING â€” After a lopsided defeat in Game 1, the Sweetwater volleyball team matched Big Spring almost point-for-point in the second game of their District 4-3A match Tues-day. But the Lady Mustangs ultimately fell short against the No. 21-ranked team in the state as Big Spring went on to claim a 25-6, 25-23, 25-16 victory.
Big Spring is now 3-1 in district play and 22-10 over-all. Sweetwater â€” which saw its records fall to 1-3 in district play, 10-18 overall â€” returns to action on Fri-day when the team travels to Snyder for a key match that starts at 5 p.m.