Archive - Sep 2013 - Sports Article
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater varsity vs. Wall (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity is open.
Highland varsity will host Sands, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Trent, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
Sweetwater varsity will host Levelland, 10 a.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ teams will play at Lamesa tournament.
Itâs still relatively early in the 2013 season and the start of district action is still three weeks away. But for a Sweetwater team trying to bulld confidence, beating Wall today would be a major boost for the Mustangs.
Wall, which is currently ranked No. 5 in the AP poll in Class 2A, is 3-0 while Class 3A Sweetwater is 2-1 after back-to-back wins against Andrews (39-31) and Breckenridge (51-33) the last two weeks follow-ing a season-opening loss against Eastland.
Gewel Cherry of Sweetwater waits to return a volley during her doubles match on Tuesday against Big Spring.
The tennis team plays Levelland here on Saturday.
Wall and Sweetwater, who will meet Friday at Mustang Bowl for what will be Sweetwaterâs homecoming contest, have a few things in common.
First of all, both have gotten their 2013 seasons off to solid starts.
Wall, which is current-ly ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press high school poll in Class 2A, has posted a flawless 3-0 record so far and the Hawks are coming off their most impressive win, a 35-14 victory over highly-regarded Sonora this past week.
Call them road warriors, but not playing at home hasnât hurt Blackwell so far.
In their first three games the Hornets have had con-vincing wins at Westbrook (52-0), Jayton (32-14) and Lingleville (88-42), the last foe a late replacement when Rule cancelled a few days before it was scheduled to play against Blackwell.
But despite the last-minute change and having to make a 141-mile road trip to Lingleville, Blackwell was more than up to the chal-lenge as the Hornets racked up 544 total yards, all but 27 of it on the ground.
Highlandâs 0-3 start this season is a bit deceiving, as two losses have been by a total of nine points. And it wonât get any easier as the Hornets face 3-0 Sands at home this Friday.
But the games that really count arenât here yet, and coach Jeff Shelton is still confident in his team.
âOne thing the kids in Highland have always been good about is looking at the big picture,â Shelton said.
MILES â First there was the travel. Then Sweetwater had to go the distance on the volleyball court before the Lady Mustangs finally beat Miles 3-2 on Tuesday.
And it came down to the wire in both Game 4 and Game 5 before Sweetwater won the match by scores of 14-25, 25-21, 13-25, 27-25 and 15-13.
Freshman Kensi Chown-ing had a team-high 10 kills, plus two digs and one ace, for Sweetwater (9-14), which wonât see action until Sept. 24 when it hosts Levelland in the Lady Mustangsâ final non-district match.
A list of business sponsorships is being gathered for the âBreast Cancer Friday Night Fight for the Cureâ to be held during the Sweetwater vs. Snyder volleyball and football games Oct. 11. Those who would like to have their business name displayed on the back of the shirts should contact Jill Locklar at (325) 320-4800 or Carla Lambert at (325) 338-1840 by Sept. 23. Also, persons may sponsor a loved one who has battled cancer by placing their name on the shirt. It can be either in honor of or in memory of the person.
Sweetwater was defeated 16-3 by Big Spring in high school tennis here Tuesday.
BIG SPRING 16, SWEETWATER 3
Boys doubles â Bryan Vause and Zac Bax lost 2-8; Keygan Valdez and Billy Reeves lost 3-8; Tyler Stacy and Mark Butler lost 2-8.
Girls doubles â Jenny Medellin and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 4-8; Crystal Foust and Gisela Selano lost 0-8â Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales lost 1-8.
Mixed doubles â Gewel Cherry and Chris Shoema-ker lost 6-8.
TSTC representative Kyle Smith (left) presented Kaegan Jeffrey a $500 scholarship as player of the game for Sweetwater following its win over Breckenridge. Also, Jeffrey was named by his coach Shane Mobley (right) as Sweetwaterâs Player of the Week.