Archive - Oct 2013 - Sports Article
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
Roscoe hosts meet.
Sweetwater runners will be at Roscoe meet.
Highland runners will be at Roscoe meet.
Sweetwater varsity will play Wall at San Angelo, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Monahans â freshmen and JV will begin at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
Blackwell runners will be competing at district meet in Water Valley.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ teams at Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
SNYDER â In sports, as in life, you have to take advantage of opportunities for success whenever they come your way.
In Fridayâs District 4-3A opener, Sweetwater reached Snyderâs red zone on its first two possessions of the game â and came away with nothing to show for it in a scoreless first quarter.
The Mustangs also forced Snyder to punt on its first series, but the Tigers took the lead with a 16-play, 93-yard scoring drive that began at the end of the first period and resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run by DâVincent Allison.
Max Gomez threw for four touchdowns and ran for another, and the Sweetwater JV foot-ball team improved to 4-1 overall by defeating Snyderâs JV, 36-14, in the teamsâ district opener here Thursday.
BLACKWELL â The hottest six-man football team in Nolan County has changed its address. Highland now has that distinction after defeating Blackwell, 76-60, on Friday in Blackwell for its fourth consecutive win.
Highland running back Michael Hyde ran for 331 yards and six touchdowns as his team improved to 4-3 this season. Blackwell, after starting out 6-0, suffered its first defeat despite 155 yards rushing and four TDs by Jayden Jones and 177 yards passing and three TDs by Matthew Lowry.
SNYDER â It wasnât easy. It never is at Snyder.
But after allowing the host team to tie the match with a decisive Game 2 win, Sweetwater rallied to win Fridayâs District 4-3A volleyball match in four games by scores of 25-18, 14-25, 25-22, 25-22.
With the victory, Sweet-water (2-3, 11-18) broke out of a fourth-place district tie with the Lady Tigers, who fell to 1-4, 10-16.
âI didnât think we played all that great, but itâs always hard over there,â Sweetwa-ter coach Liz Miller said. âIt was a big game for both teams. Iâm glad we were able to come out on top.â
FRIDAY, OCT. 11
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Albany, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Highland, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams play at Snyder â varsity begins at 5 p.m., freshmen and JV begin at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
Highland and Blackwell runners will compete at Water Valley meet.
One of the biggest high school rivalries in West Texas â Sweetwater vs. Snyder â takes place today in Snyder on two fronts.
While the Sweetwater-Snyder football matchup at 7:30 p.m. is sure to get more attention, in part because it is the District 4-3A opener for both teams, the volleyball match involving the two schools â which tips off at 5 p.m. â is just as critical.
In both cases, the winner will get an early leg up on one of the four playoff spots in the district â up from three in the past â while the loser will have to work a bit harder in order to get into the postseason.
Here are the Sweetwater High School results for sub-varsity volleyball matches on Tuesday at Big Spring.
lost to Big Spring
Kills: Lauren Jones 4, Abby Garcia 2, Marissa Moncada 1, Alyssa Soles 1, Sarah Valdez 1.
Digs: Alyssa Soles 6, Abby Garcia 3, Marissa Moncada 3, Sarah Valdez 3, Lauren Jones 2, Kristi Ward 1.
Assists: Lauren Jones 3, Sarah Valdez 2, Katie Fox 1, Abby Garcia 1.
Aces: Abby Garcia 3, Katie Fox 2.
Blocks: Abby Garcia 1.
Sweetwater district rec-ord: 1-3.
Sweetwater freshmen defeated Big Spring
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 Fridayâs 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. Theyâve been in every game theyâve 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 itâs nothing new for the Lions, either.