Archive - Sep 2013 - Sports Article
They are two of the winningest programs in the history of Texas. One has seven state championships to its credit, while the other has perhaps the most unique setting for a high school football game in the state.
And even if the 2013 ver-sions donât exactly resemble some of their powerhouse teams of the past, Sweet-water (2-2) and Brownwood (1-3) should put on an enter-taining show this Friday at Mustang Bowl.
Both are scoring a lot of points and, perhaps just as significantly, they are giving up a lot. Sweetwater has allowed 152 points so far, while Brownwood has been shredded for 207.
After taking a week off, Roscoe starts district play by hosting Baird on Friday and hopes to get its up-and-down season back on track.
The Plowboys (1-2) have shown an explosive offense on occasion, but lost 19-0 two weeks ago to Miles in their most recent outing.
Baird is off to an 0-3 start this season, but two of its losses have been by a total of eight points.
Roscoe coach Jake Free-man said last weekâs open date âcame at the perfect timeâ for the Plowboys, in part because it allowed his team to heal injuries to some key players in getting ready for Baird.
With their annual show-down still two weeks away, Nolan Countyâs two six-man schools are both coming off wins as they take to the road this Friday.
Itâs become a familiar feeling for Blackwell, which is off to a 4-0 start after last weekâs 45-0 rout of Trent. But the Hornets, who are ranked No. 11 in the state in Division II Six-Man, could face their big-gest challenge yet. Blanket is 3-1 and ranked No. 15, and may have a little extra motivation after suffering a 52-6 loss to May, which is currently ranked No. 7 in Six-Man Division I.
Her regular job is with the Texas Department of Agriculture, but a Sweetwa-ter native also finds time for lots of running and cycling.
On Sunday, Kathy Torres will run a half-marathon at the Panhandle Marathon in Lubbock, which she now calls home. She also plans to compete in two other events in Lubbock â the Du Bob Du (Duathlon) on Oct. 6, which is a two-mile run/12-mile cycling event, and the Red Raider 10K Road Race on Oct. 12, plus another half-marathon â the Rock âNâ Roll Marathon in San Antonio â on Nov. 17.
The Mustang Baseball Classic golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Sweetwater Country Club with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This event is a four-person scramble, and all proceeds from this yearâs tournament will go to support the Sweetwater High School baseball program by enabling the purchase of additional equipment.
Kensi Chowning (3) tips over the net to get a winning point for Sweetwater while her sister Kayla Chowning watches in Tuesdayâs final non-district match against Levelland.
The Lady Mustangs begin district play Saturday at Monahans and will have their next home match Oct. 1 against Wylie.
Sweetwaterâs freshman and JV volleyball teams won their matches against Levelland here Tuesday.
The freshman team (19-4) won 25-9, 25-16 while the JV squad won 25-9, 25-21.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
Roscoe runners will be at Merkel meet.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
Sweetwater 7th grade âBâ and âAâ teams will host Brownwood at 4 and 5:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ teams will host Brownwood at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Brownwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high plays at Baird, 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV teams will play Baird and Hamlin at Baird, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high will host Trent, 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV will host Water Valley JV, 7 p.m.
Former Roscoe athlete Caden Smith has recently been awarded a full athletic scholarship by Texas A&M University, where he is a sophomore member of the team.
Smith was a redshirt freshman at A&M in the same class as Johnny Manziel his first season after making the team as a preferred walk-on. The 6-foot-3, 259-pound lineman has played in all four games this season for the 3-1 Aggies, ranked No. 10 in this weekâs Associated Press poll.
Kaleb Hoover is the Foot-ball Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Hoover caught six passes for 103 yards and one touchdown in the Mustangsâ 42-28 loss to Wall.
On defense, he had five solo tackles and assisted on seven oth-ers, caused one fumble, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass.