Archive - Feb 5, 2013 - Sports Article
Tonightâ€™s games against Wylie mark the final time Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams host a doubleheader at Mustang Gym, and it will also be the girls teamâ€™s last regular-season game.
While both teams will be facing long odds of beating Wylie â€” whose teams are a combined 16-0 in district play â€” each has shown im-provement over last season and the girls still have a shot at making the playoffs.
Sweetwater and Big Spring are 5-4 this season in District 4-3A and are locked in a third-place tie, and each has won against the other in district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity basketball teams gained a split in their games Friday here against Snyder.
The JV girls were most dominant, beating Snyder 58-27 as they improved to 22-1 overall and 8-1 in district. Coming off its first loss of the season three days earlier at Monahans, Sweet-water roared out to a 24-2 lead after the first quarter and led 37-12 at halftime against Snyder.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls and boys powerlifters competed this past Friday at Abilene Cooperâ€™s meet.
Both SHS teams will be competing at Clydeâ€™s meet to held this Thursday and then serve as host teams for the Arlon Barnes Classic to be held here Feb. 14. The Sweetwater boys also have a qualifying meet Feb. 23 at Hawley.
The individual results from Abilene Cooperâ€™s meet follow, with the total weight lifted in parentheses:
Donald Baker â€” 1st in 148-pound class (1,040)
Austin Marlett â€” 3rd in 165-pound class (1,035)
Steven Le â€” 5th in 165-pound class (980)