Archive - Nov 2013 - Sports Article
Her father Brent went to Abilene Christian University on an athletic scholarship. So did mother Michelle.
And Wednesday, High-landâs Sierra Allen did her part to make sure that her family tradition would continue when she signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at ACU.
âItâs kind of like a dream come true for me,â the 6-0 senior said after a ceremony to announce her signing was held at Highlandâs gym.
âIâve been going to basketball camp (at ACU) since I was real young. For this to happen, itâs unbelievable.â
The Highland girls bas-ketball team is now 3-0 this season following a 50-27 win over Aspermont on Tuesday.
Highland, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, Division II by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, led 18-2 after one quarter and was up by double digits the rest of the game. Sierra Allen led the Lady Hornets with 15 points. Hannah Allen (11) was also in double figures while Madison Moseley and Beth Richburg had seven, Schyler Kimbrell and Kay-lee Martin four and Sydny Helbert two.
Robert Lee and Loraine meet in a Six-Man, Division II bi-district playoff today in Blackwell at 7:30 p.m.
For Robert Lee, it will be the teamâs second trip to Blackwell this month.
Back on Nov. 1, the Steers (4-4) made their first trip to Blackwell and lost to the Hornets, 84-56, in what es-sentially was the champion-ship game for District 8, Division II.
Loraine (9-1) is also familiar with playoffs involving Blackwell. Last year, the teams met in Hermleigh in bi-district with Loraine winning 49-22. Loraine is ranked No. 7 in the state in Division II Six-Man.
Ty Davis, a senior linebacker, has been named the final Sweetwater Football Player of the Week for the 2013 season.
He had three solo tackles, assisted on seven others and also hurried two passes in the Mustangsâ season-ending 42-28 loss to Wylie.
Davis is one of 23 Sweetwater seniors who suited up for the final time this past Friday.
The Sweetwater girls bas-ketball team stayed close, but couldnât quite get over the hump in a 43-42 loss to Wichita Falls Hirschi here on Tuesday.
The Lady Mustangs (1-2) led only once in the second half, but pulled within a point twice in the final minute â first on a 3-pointer by Hayley Brownlow that made it 41-40 with 33.8 seconds left, and then on a putback by Cierra Knox with 8.2 remaining after Hirschi had made two free throws at the other end.
Hirschi called timeout with 5.7 seconds left, and was able to break Sweetwaterâs fullc0urt press and hang on for the one-point win.
Sweetwater went 2-for-4 in season-ending middle school football games last Thursday against Wylie, getting victories from both of its Red teams.
7th grade Red 28, Wylie 22
The teams battled back and forth until Sweetwaterâs seventh grade Red team took the lead in the fourth quarter and made a defensive stop to seal the win. Carson Brownlow had three touchdowns on runs of 20, 5 and 10 yards; Andrew Medina had a 45-yard interception return for a TD; and Medina and Alex Gallegos had two-point runs.
The Sweetwater freshman girls basketball team, paced by Lauren Jonesâ 18 points, beat Wichita Falls Hirschiâs freshman girls 28-16 here on Tuesday as they ran their early season record to 2-0.
Sweetwater led all the way, going up 10-6 after one quarter and extending its lead to 16-9 at halftime. The Lady Mustangs led 24-14 going into the fourth quarter.
Jennifer Medellin (four) and Sonya Sanchez, Davina Walker and Kaitlyn Foster (two each) also scored.
The Sweetwater eighth grade Red girls edged Big Spring 43-42 in two over-times, while the Sweetwater seventh grade White girls defeated Big Spring 30-8 in season-opening basketball action on Monday.
Texas Williams had 20 points and Sonora Medellin 17 for Sweetwater Red. Williams also grabbed eight rebounds, while Eva Orne-las had five and Jessica Poe four. Angela Blueford scored three points and Lati Burnett, Sierra Martinez and Jaelynn Page one.
The Highland junior high girls basketball team defea-ted Westbrook, 22-19, in its season opener on Monday.
Karlie Allen led Highlandâs win with nine points. Also scoring for the Lady Hornets in the game were Madison Rowan with six points, Reann Robinson with five points and Shelby Harris with two points.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys at Haskell (scrimmages) at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman girls will host Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV girls will host Wichita Falls Hirschi, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls will host Wichita Falls Hir-schi, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Robert Lee at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland JV and varsity girls at Aspermont starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 14
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls will host tournament.