Archive - Mar 2013 - Sports Article
ABILENE â€” Donald Baker, a senior at Sweet-water High School, lifted a total of 1,120 pounds for a 10th-place Division II finish Saturday when he competed at the Texas High School Powerlifting Associationâ€™s state meet held in Abilene.
Baker, competing in the 148-pound weight class, had a 440-pound squat, 245-pound bench press and 435-pound dead lift while making his first trip to state after a second-place regional finish.
The Sweetwater High School tennis team recent-ly played at a one-day tour-nament in Monahans.
Sweetwaterâ€™s top indivi-dual performances were by Kristen Casto, who was fourth in girls singles, and by Stephen Shipp, who won consolation in boys singles. Also, the mixed doubles team of Teresa Perez-Poe and Keygan Valdez placed fourth at the tournament.
The Sweetwater High School girls golf team currently sits in fourth place after shooting a 388 total Monday at the first 18-hole leg of the District 4-3A tournament in Big Spring.
Snyder leads with a 331 total while Monahans (336) is in second place and Wylie (385) in third place with 36 holes to play. The second 18-hole leg will be played at Sweetwater Country Club on April 6, with the final 18-hole leg April 8 at Mid-land Greenwood.
Several Sweetwater High School track athletes competed Thursday at a meet that was held in Eastland.
The varsity boys got wins from both Kaleb Hoover in the 400-meter dash and Nick Nemir in the long jump.
Nemir was second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles; Hoover was second in the high jump; Isaiah McGee was second in the long jump; and Jay Lomas was third in the 100 dash.
The 400-meter relay consisting of McGee, Jonathan Browning, Kris Duran and Nemir was third, as was the 800 relay of Bobby Soto, McGee, Lomas and Duran.
The JV boys had several top finishes at Eastland.
Deshaun Williams was first in the long jump and third in the high jump and 100; Marquees Jenkins was second in the 200; Brandon Gutierrez was second in the 3200; Stephen May was third in the 400; Mark Lawrence was third in the 800; and Max Nemir was third in the 300 hurdles.
Jenkins, Max Gomez, Quentin Wetsel and Williams ran on the second-place 800 relay; Lawrence, Gomez, Nemir and Wetsel ran on the second-place mile relay; and Austin Kamer, Williams, Jenkins and Gomez ran on the third-place 400 relay.
BIG SPRING â€” There are still eight games left to play before the District 4-3A baseball race is decided, but Sweetwater is certainly off to a promising start.
After opening district with a 4-3 win over Greenwood in Sweetwater, the Mustangs made it two straight Friday at Big Spring as they won, 12-0, in just five innings.
It was only the second run-rule victory of the year for Sweetwater (10-10 overall), which is tied with Wylie for the early District 4-3A lead. The Mustangs will be back home Tuesday to face Monahans (0-2) before a potentially huge road game two days later at Wylie.
BIG SPRING â€” After seeing most of its early five-run lead in Fridayâ€™s District 4-3A softball game disappear, Sweetwater took advantage of a Big Spring error in the sixth inning to score what proved to be the winning run in a 6-5 triumph.
The victory kept Sweet-water in a second-place tie with Snyder as it improved its district record to 2-1, a game behind Greenwood. Big Spring fell into a fourth-place tie with Monahans â€” which plays Sweetwater here Tuesday â€” at 1-2.
Sweetwater JV plays at Monahans, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls will play the first of three 18-hole legs of district tournament at Big Spring.
Highland athletes are at district tournament in Abilene.
Roscoe jr high teams at Aspermont meet.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will play the first of three 18-hole legs of district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder tournament.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans tournament.
Highland and Black-well varsity and junior high teams at meets in Trent.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Donald Baker competes at boys state meet, Abilene.
Roscoe varsity teams are at Roby meet.
The Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team resumes District 4-3A action today. The Mustangs, who began District 4-3A play by beating Greenwood on Tuesday, will play at Big Spring (also 1-0 district) at 7 p.m.
Seated from left are Cory Mendez, J.P. Poe, Gabriel Melendez, Shawn Campbell, Quentin Wetsel; kneeling, Cole Maxwell, Greg Aiken, Ryan Linebaugh, James Clift; standing, coach Tony Cortez, coach Dane Bennett, Stephen May, Kaleb Hoover, Hayden Reeves, Dylan Bennett, coach Chad Copeland, and head coach Roland Herrera. Players Sean Morrow and Nick Nemir are not pictured.