Archive - Feb 2013 - Sports Article
Highland basketball fans will get a double treat today as both of its teams have Class 1A, Division II playoff games that will be held at Ballinger High School.
Highlandâ€™s girls begin the doubleheader by taking on Water Valley at 6:30 p.m. in a regional quarterfinal. Highland advanced by beating Zephyr 48-29 in its area playoff this past Friday. Sierra Allen had 16 points and Hannah Allen 11 to pace the 13-A, Division II champion Lady Hornets, who had a first-round bye.
Highland is 28-4 for the season, while Water Valley, the runnerup in 14-A, Division II, is 25-5 overall.
Sweetwater got its base-ball season off to a roaring start here Monday, crushing San Angelo Lake View 11-0 in six innings.
The Mustangs were near-ly flawless in the three key areas against Lake View.
Ten different players ac-counted for their 12 hits and the 11 runs came from nine different players. Eight dif-ferent players had an RBI. The pitching held Lake View to one hit, a third-inning two-out single. The Mus-tangs were also errorless in the field.
Sweetwater High School will field a very experienced baseball team today when the Mustangs open their 2013 season with a 7 p.m. home game against San Angelo Lake View.
The JV team will also begin its season today against Lake View at 5 p.m.
Ten players who earned at least all-district honorable mention in 2012 are back for a Sweetwater team that narrowly missed getting to the playoffs last year.
MONDAY, FEB. 18
Season openers: Sweetwater JV and var-sity host San Angelo Lake View at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity and JV play Muleshoe at Tahoka at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
Class 1A, Division II girls regional quarterfinal: High-land vs. Water Valley, TBA.
Class 1A, Division II boys bi-district: Highland vs. Robert Lee, 8 p.m., Ballinger.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity at Granbury tournament.
POST â€” The good start needed for Sweetwater to stay with the No. 8-ranked girls team in Class 3A failed to materialize on Friday.
Instead, Lubbock Cooper jumped out to a 13-0 lead over the Lady Mustangs be-fore they could score, and the lead ballooned from there as the Lady Pirates beat Sweetwater, 74-37.
So the Lady Mustangsâ€™ best season since 2005 â€” the last time they got to the playoffs â€” ends at 21-15.
Lubbock Cooper (30-4) will face Levelland â€” which upset No. 17 Wylie 42-37 in the nightcap of Fridayâ€™s playoff doubleheader â€” in the regional quarterfinals.
Highland was a double winner Friday, as the girls advanced to the Class 1A, Division II regional quarterfinals by beating Zephyr while the boys knocked off Hermleigh for the No. 2 playoff seed in District 13-A, Division II.
The girls, who earned a bye for winning the 13-A title, defeated Zephyr 48-29 in an area playoff at Clyde.
Highland (28-4) was led by Sierra Allen, who had 16 points, and Hannah Allen, who scored 11. With the win, the Lady Hornets will take on Water Valley in the regional quarterfinals this week. The time, date and location of the playoff was not known at press time.
SWEETWATER JV BOYS
Vs. Big Spring: Big Spring 46, Sweetwater 36
Sweetwater scoring: Mike McCoy 13, Marquees Jenkins 8, Matthew Trevino 8, Jonathan Browning 4, Deshaun Williams 2, Michael Hazard 1.
Vs. Greenwood: Greenwood 45, Sweetwater 34
Sweetwater scoring: Mar-quees Jenkins 9, Trey Taylor 8, Mike McCoy 6, Deshaun Williams 3, Michael Hazard 2, Jay Lomas 2, Joe Ruiz 2, Matthew Trevino 2. Final Sweetwater JV boys records: 1-17 season, 1-9 district.
SWEETWATER FRESHMAN BOYS
Vs. Big Spring: Big Spring 51, Sweetwater 39
The Womenâ€™s Texas Golf Association has two needs-based $4,000 scholarships available for golf-loving girls of Texas who are en-tering or re-enrolling in college this fall. Skill level is not a determining factor.
The application deadline is April 30. Persons should visit the WTGA website womenstexasgolf.org or phone (972) 998-6052 for an application.
The winners of last yearâ€™s WTGA scholarships were Gabriella Rangel of Seguin and Emily Champagne of San Angelo.
A total of four Blackwell athletes â€” senior Cody Shamblin and juniors Mason Magness, Jayden Jones and Brian Mink â€” have received academic all-state football recognition from the Texas Six-Man Coaches Associa-tion.
To qualify, athletes must be a junior or senior with an overall 90 or above average in all core subjects for the first two six-week grading periods.
Itâ€™s taken eight years to get back to this point.
Now Sweetwater finds itself in a similar situa-tion to what it faced the last time a girls team ad-vanced to the Class 3A area basketball playoffs â€” a highly-ranked squad that will be heavily favored to end their season.
Back in 2005, the Lady Mustangs faced No. 1-ranked Canyon and lost 67-26. Today, they meet No. 8 Lubbock Cooper in the area round hoping for a much better result.
But they know they will have to play their best to pull off the upset.