Archive - Apr 2013 - Sports Article
GREENWOOD â They havenât been dominant lately, but Sweetwater High Schoolâs baseball team is winning the close games â by getting clutch hits along with some great pitching.
Tuesdayâs 1-0 road vic-ory at Midland Greenwood â keeping Sweetwater in a first-place tie with Wylie at 5-1 â was the Mustangsâ second straight one-run win and third in district play.
GREENWOOD â After dropping out of first place with a 10-0 loss to Snyder, Sweetwaterâs softball team got back on track Tuesday by getting 17 hits and scoring 11 runs in the last two innings of a 13-3, run-rule win at Midland Greenwood.
Sweetwater (5-2) stayed a game behind Snyder, which improved to 6-1 in district with an 8-1 win over Big Spring (4-3). Sweetwater, which is closing in on a second straight playoff berth, will play host Friday to Big Spring at 5 p.m.
Mason Andrews (shown) is in 10th place among medalists, while Michael Hunt is 11th for Sweeetwater at the District 4-3A boys golf tournament that ends today at Monahans.
Halfway to the playoffs.
If the season ended today, Sweetwater High Schoolâs baseball and softball teams would be in the postseason.
But theyâre not there yet.
However, the SHS base-ball team is tied for first place at the midpoint of dis-trict and can get even closer to a playoff berth today if the Mustangs (4-1 in district) win at Greenwood (1-4) today. The game begins at 7 p.m.
Sweetwater had a total of four match wins Friday at the District 4-3A tennis tournament that was held at Big Spring.
First-round winners were Isaiah Hernandez in boys singles, Bax-Vause in boys doubles and Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto in girls doubles before they lost in the second round.
Hernandez defeated a Snyder player 7-5, 6-3 while Bax and Vause won 6-1, 6-2 over Greenwood. Medellin won 3-6, 6-2 (10-8) vs. Snyder, and Casto won 6-1, 6-0 vs. Monahans.
The Sweetwater girls golf team moved up one spot to third place Saturday during the second leg of the district golf tournament held at Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater shot 371 for a 759 total as it moved past Wylie, which shot 390-775.
But going into todayâs third and final leg of the district tournament at Green-wood, Sweetwater is faced with a near-insurmountable task of grabbing one of the top two spots and earning a trip to regionals, as it trails second-place Monahans (673) by 86 strokes.
Big Spring leads with a 662 total.
Highlandâs Sierra Allen was named the âSixth Manâ on the Abilene Reporter-Newsâ All-Big Country girls basketball Super Team that was announced Sunday.
Allen led Highland to its first-ever girls appearance in the state tournament be-fore losing to No. 1 Saltillo in the semifinals. The 6-1 junior post averaged 19.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and two blocks a game and shot 53 percent from the field, and was District 13-1A, Division IIâs MVP.
MONDAY, APRIL 8
Sweetwater JV at Midland Greenwood, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls play final leg of district tournament at Midland Greenwood.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at district meet in Snyder.
Highland junior high teams host district meet.
Roscoe junior high teams compete at district meet in Highland.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
Sweetwater varsity will play at Midland Greenwood, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will play the final leg of district tournament at Monahans.
SNYDER â After prod-ucing 30 runs over its last three games, Sweetwaterâs offense was held in check by Snyder pitcher Taylor Munkres on Friday.
Fortunately, Sweetwaterâs James Clift was doing just as well for the Mustangs as he got the pitching win in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers.
SNYDER â The expected softball showdown Friday between District 4-3Aâs top two teams turned into a one-sided affair instead.
And unfortunately for Sweetwater, it was the host Lady Tigers who dominated as they won, 10-0, to take the outright district lead.
Snyder is now 5-1, while Sweetwater falls to 4-2.
The Lady Mustangs had defeated Snyder 11-8 in the District 4-3A opener March 15 in Sweetwater, helped largely by a 10-run inning.
But in the rematch, they were shut out for the first time all year on just one hit, a fourth-inning single by Kelsi Crosson off Snyderâs Adrianna Hernandez.