Archive - Jun 2013 - Sports Article
Shown are some of the students who attended Mustang Baseball Camps last week at Sportsmanâ€™s Park which were open to all students entering grades 1-9.
This yearâ€™s camps were led by Sweetwater High School baseball coaches Roland Herrera, Tony Cortez and Chad Copeland.
All of the students were taught baseball fundamentals and had pictures taken on the final day of the camp with their T-shirts. Herrera, Cortez and Copeland are pictured on the back row. The student campers who attended this year included the following:
Sweetwater, led by pitcher James Clift, had nine players earn All-Big Country baseball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Clift was one of 10 pitch-ers on the All-Big Country team, which included five starters and five, including Clift, in the â€śbullpen.â€ť
Led by Kelsi Crosson, who was named to the team as a reserve outfielder, a total of five Sweetwater players received All-Big Country softball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Crosson, a four-sport athlete who will play volleyball next year at Cisco Junior College, was named one of three reserve outfielders after batting .444 with 10 doubles and three home runs for the Lady Mustangs, who won their first playoff game in school history this season after finishing as District 4-3A runnerup. She also had 28 RBIs, scored 27 runs and stole 11 bases.
The latest edition of Dave Campbellâ€™s Texas Football magazine not only spotlights a handful of area high school players but also ranks one Nolan County school in its preseason Top 10 poll.
Sweetwater quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey â€” who threw for 2,089 yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore â€” and Blackwell running back Jayden Jones â€” who ran for 1,910 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior â€” have been chosen by the magazine as the preseason Offensive MVPs in District 4-3A and District 8, Division II Six-Man, respectively.
These students attended Roscoe Collegiate High Schoolâ€™s Plowboy Football camp held at Roscoeâ€™s field for incoming grades 2-9.
These students attended Roscoe Collegiate High Schoolâ€™s elementary basketball camp at Roscoeâ€™s gym for incoming grades 1-5.
Several youngsters were given special awards this past week after attending a Mustang Golf Camp at the Sweetwater Country Club. This yearâ€™s camp was taught by Sarah Cumbie, Ashley Timm and Don Timm.
A second Mustang Golf Camp for students ages 6 and up at Sweetwater Country Club will be held July 16-18 and will also be led by Cumbie, Ashley Timm and Don Timm.
The following students were honored on the final day of last weekâ€™s camp:
BOYS 1 GROUP
Co-MVPs â€” Brayden Boil, Brody Gibson
Best Sportsmanship â€” Blake Ballenger
Best Driver â€” Preston Bowen
Best Short Game â€” Kreed Davis
Jerren Villa (fourth from right), a recent Sweetwater High School graduate, is shown here receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association.
Pic-tured with Villa from left are SFSA board members Matt Weaver, Eli Espin-oza, Haylee Owen, Tracy Villanueva, Delores Gut-ierrez, Chris Gomez and Adrian Gomez.
Villa was a first team all-district infielder this past season for the SHS softball team, which won its first playoff game in school history and advanced to the Class 3A area playoffs.
A Mustang Tennis Camp will be held June 17-21 at the Sweetwater Middle School tennis courts for students entering grades 3-9. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon each day.
The cost is $30 without getting a camp T-shirt and $40 with a camp T-shirt.
A Mustang Baseball Camp will be held June 17-20 at Sportsmanâ€™s Park. The first session for students entering grades 1-5 will be from 9-10:15 a.m. each day while the second session for students entering grade 6-9 is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Walkups will be accepted the day of the camp.
Sweetwater will have four Little League all-star teams competing in District 5 tournaments later this month.
A pre-tournament meet-ing will be held Wednesday to announce the tournament sites and schedule, with play scheduled to begin June 24 and run through July 5.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are Harrison Foster, Logan Cornutt, Hector Medina, Cooper Hrbacek, Ricky Dela-paz, Jacob Roden, Jonathan Gallegos, Ector Martinez Jr., Braxton Gomez, Ethan Cortez, Skyler Painter and Jacob Cantu.