Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
Alicia Finn of Sweetwat-er, now a freshman on the Hardin-Simmons womenâ€™s basketball team, had the best game of her young college career Thursday.
Finn, a 6-0 center, had a career-high 15 points and was 7-for-7 from the field, while also making her only free throw attempt, in HSUâ€™s 76-75 double-overtime victory over Schreiner at HSUâ€™s Mabee Complex.
Finn nearly doubled her previous high (8 points) set against LeTourneau in a 66-62 win on Jan. 5.
GREENWOOD â€” Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity basketball teams struggled on the road Friday as the girls fell to Midland Greenwood, 45-27, while the boys lost 75-42 in their contest.
Both teams make their longest road trip in district play on Tuesday for a dou-bleheader at Monahans.
GIRLS: Greenwood 45, Sweetwater 27
Sweetwater (3-4 district) fell three games behind second-place Greenwood (6-1), which has lost only to Wylie (7-0) in district play.
Shelby Cason got Sweet-water within five (25-20) when she scored at the end of the third quarter.
In addition to death and taxes, there is at least one other thing you can count on: the Highland girls basketball team in the playoffs.
Highland (7-0 in District 13-A, 24-3 overall) wrapped up its 12th straight postseason trip on Friday by annihilating Ira, 93-36, in Ira.
Four Lady Hornets hit double figures, led by Beth Richburgâ€™s 22 points and Sierra Allenâ€™s 19. Hannah Allen had 12 points, while Madison Moseley had 10.
Sydny Helbert had nine points, Kaylee Martin six, Lora Stewart five, Stephan-ie Ashford four and Morgan Monroe three.
The Blackwell boys got back into the win column on Friday by beating Sterling City, 44-28, as they improved their rec-ord to 2-7 in District 14-A and 4-17 overall.
The Hornets were led by Wade Allen with 18 points and Ethan Andrews with 14. Ted Chambliss and Jayden Jones had four, Mason Magness three and Doug Hardy one. Blackwell used a 19-0 second quarter to take a 32-9 halftime lead.
Blackwellâ€™s girls lost to Sterling City, 63-15, in the first game of the double-header and is 1-10 in dis-trict play (2-18 overall).
JUNIOR VARSITY RESULTS
Vs. Ira â€” Jan. 8
Highland girls 28, Ira girls 21
Highland individual scoring: Bailey Garrett 12, Kelsi Johns 8, Kailee Hall 4, Tarin Weldy 2, Sabrina Romero 2.
At Ira â€” Jan. 11
Ira boys 40, Roscoe boys 38
Roscoe individual scoring: Chase Cathey 10, Rafael Aguayo 8, Luis Villa 8, Roman Acuna 6, Adrian Ortega 3, Vincent Pantoja 2, Anthony Ortegon 1.
At Roscoe â€” Jan. 15
Roscoe girls 24, Highland girls 17
Roscoe individual scoring: Olivia Saddler 11, Samantha Ortega 5. Highland individual scoring: Kelsi Johns 8, Bailey Garrett 6, Kailee Hall 2, Tarin Weldy 1.
The Sweetwater High School varsity basketball team resumes District 4-3A play when it begins a two-game road swing by playing at Midland Greenwood at 7:30 p.m. today.
Pictured are, standing from left, Sean Morrow, Dylan Bennett, Trey Taylor, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Rhett Torres, Deandre Gatson, Cole Maxwell, Quentin Wetsel, Isaiah McGee; seated, manager Theo Birdsong, manager Amy Witt, assistant coach Jarrod Gee, head coach Al Hunt, assistant coach Skylar Houston, manager Ashley Kincheloe and manager Rachel Hunt.
With lopsided losses at Wylie last Friday followed by disappointing home defeats on Tuesday against Big Spring, the past week hasnâ€™t been a lot of fun for Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity basketball teams.
They likely will have to avoid a similar fate over the next two games in order to keep their playoff chances alive, but both games â€” starting today with contests at Midland Greenwood at 6:15 (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) â€” will be on the road. Sweetwater also goes to Monahans on Tuesday before returning home next Friday to face Snyder.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity boys basketball team will play Midland Greenwood at 5 p.m. today.
Pic-tured from left are Jay Lomas, J.P. Poe (moved up to varsity in recent weeks), Matthew Trevino, Michael Hazard, JV boys head coach Jarrod Gee, Brandon Sut-ton, Deshaun Williams, Jonathan Browning, and Mike McCoy.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Monahans, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
Sweetwater girls at Greenwood â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Greenwood â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV boys and varsity teams play at Westbrook starting at 5:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams play at Ira starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Sterling City starting at 5 p.m.
Signups for Sweetwa-ter Little League Base-ball will be held starting this Friday, Jan. 25 in the Sweetwater Middle School choir room. This will be for players in the Minor League (ages 9-10) and Major League (ages 11-12).
All returning and new players need to bring a copy of their birth certi-ficate and three proofs of their residence for the league to keep. Those with questions should call Kelly Andrus at 933-0314 or Crystal Rea at 242-3149. Persons can also find information on the Sweetwater Little Leagueâ€™s Facebook page.