Archive - Feb 11, 2013 - Sports Article
The Sweetwater High School girls basketball team was all smiles after Fridayâ€™s 44-43 win over Big Spring that advanced the Lady Mustangs to the playoffs. Pictured from left are, back row, cheerleaders Allison Winslett and Lexie Stewart, Abby McPherson, Shelby Cason, Shaneese Brown, head coach Al Miller, Janell Walker, Suede Shirley, Elise Lawrence assistant coach Amy Clark, Kathleen Campbell; and front row, cheerleaders Caroline Lawrence and Megan Carney, Taylor McPherson, Hayley Brownlow, Kayla Chowning, Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson and Maddie Jones.
Itâ€™s playoff season.
Nolan County is being represented by three girls basketball teams this year, and Roscoe will get things started today.
The Plowgirls (18-11) face Sterling City (16-11) in a Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff at 6:30 p.m. at Winters.
Roscoe is one of two Nolan County teams â€” Highland being the other â€” to advance from District 13-A, Division II.
The Roscoe Collegiate girls basketball team will face Sterling City in a Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff matchup at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Winters.
The members of this yearâ€™s team, pictured from left, are Stina Tomlin, Mirian Solis, Kendall Moses, Shelby Brown, Faith Boren, Carolina Perez, Torrey Willman, Eva Aguayo and Whitney Williams.
Kelly Jo Sexton serves as Roscoeâ€™s head coach with Jonathan McClure and Shella Arnwine the assistant coaches.
Roscoe qualified for the playoffs as the District 13-A, Division II runnerup with a 7-3 record and has an overall season record of 18-11.
Schedules are subject to change
MONDAY, FEB. 11
Sweetwater varsity hosts Midland Lee (scrimmage) at 5 p.m.
Bi-district playoff: Roscoe girls vs. Sterling City (Class 1A, Division II), 6:30 p.m., Winters.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
Class 3A bi-district playoff: Sweetwater girls vs. Fort Stockton, 6:30 p.m., Sonora.
REGULAR SEASON FINALES
Sweetwater boys host Greenwood â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
SAN ANGELO â€” The wait is over.
After eight long years, Sweetwater is finally sending a girls basketball team to the playoffs.
And boy, did they have to battle and scrap hard to earn it on Friday against a Big Spring squad that put up a valiant fight right to the bitter end.
After trailing nearly the entire game, Sweetwater launched a 9-2 run in the fourth quarter â€” capped by Suede Shirleyâ€™s go-ahead 3-pointer with 48.2 seconds left â€” to take a 41-38 lead in the teamsâ€™ District 4-3A third-place tiebreaker at San Angelo Lake View.
BIG SPRING â€” The Sweetwater boys fell to 2-7 in district play after losing at Big Spring, 74-54, on Friday.
Dylan Bennett had 19 points and Kaleb Hoov-er 14 for Sweetwater, which trailed by only six (29-23) at halftime.
But Big Spring (4-5) blew the game open by outscoring Sweetwater 31-12 in the third quarter.
Rhett Torres had eight points, Isaiah McGee five, Deandre Gatson and Michael Hunt three and Quentin Wetsel two for Sweetwater.
The Mustangs will host Greenwood in their final game on Tuesday.
The Sweetwater High School softball program fi-nally reached the next level in 2012.
By finishing third in its district, Sweetwater ended a 15-year playoff drought, while making it to the post-season for only the third time in the programâ€™s 17-year history.
Now the challenge is to repeat and build on that success. Sweetwater has yet to win a playoff game, los-ing to Iowa Park in bi-dist-trict last season. However, the 2013 Lady Mustangs â€” who begin their season by hosting Colorado City on Tuesday â€” just might have the right combination to pull off that feat.
Softball signups for girls between the ages of 5-14 will be held on three addi-tional dates â€” Feb. 15, Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 â€” at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse from 6-8 p.m. on each day. Persons should bring a copy of their childâ€™s birth certificate. For more information, call (325) 455-5485 or (325) 721-7416.
SMS BOYS VS. SNYDER:
7th grade Red 39, Snyder 28
Michael Green 14, Kiante McCoy 10, Chris Thompson 7, Daniel Avila 2, Isak Alva-rez 2, John Medina 2, Mas-on Maxwell 1, Kobe Clark 1.
7th grade White 30, Snyder 10
Jacob Trevino 10, Jose Solis 7, Noah Martinez 5, Taylor Turney 4, Justin Johnson 2, Zachary Hester 2.
8th grade Red 36, Snyder 34
Jacoby Hunt 12, Jordan McGee 10, Lowell Williams 7, Hunter Mobley 5, Javier Olguin 2.
Snyder 27, 8th grade White 24 (2 overtimes):
Keevin Houston 7, Payton Hill 6, Nicholas Castillo 6, Frank Ortega 3, John Clift 2.
SMS BOYS VS. WYLIE:
ROSCOE 7TH GRADE BOYS
At Roscoe tournament (3rd place):
Bronte 44, Roscoe 21
Clemente Aguayo 7, Cam-den Boren 7, Tristan Brooks 3, Paul Pantoja 2, Parker Payne 2.
Roscoe 37, Westbrook 11
Camden Boren 14, Tanner Jackson 12, Paul Pantoja 6, Parker Payne 4, Tristan Brooks 2.
ROSCOE 8TH GRADE BOYS
At Roscoe tournament (2nd place):
Roscoe 31, Roby 9
Brayden Beal 12, Christian Acuna 8, Sonny Benivamon-dez 3, Johnathon Cuellar 3, Juan Garcia 3, Javier Arm-enta 2.
Roscoe 37, Eula 32