Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
The Sweetwater boys are now the only undefeated varsity basketball team left in Nolan County. The Mus-tangs improved to 6-0 this season Tuesday by winning at Colorado City, 44-34.
Sweetwater led 37-15 after three quarters, then held off Colorado Cityâs late surge as the Wolves trimmed that big lead with a 19-7 finish.
Sweetwater led 8-6 after one period, then outscored Colorado City 14-1 in the second quarter and 15-8 in the third stanza to build its 22-point margin.
Dylan Bennett led Sweet-water with 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Rhett Tor-res had 10 points and Kaleb Hoover eight.
Three Sweetwater High School football players â receiver Bray Amos and defensive backs Kaleb Hoover and Isaiah McGee â earned big honors by receiving honorable mention to the Associated Press Sports Editors all-state football team released Tuesday.
All three players received first team all-district honors in 4-3A.
Amos, a 5-7 junior, caught 64 passes for 1,037 yards and 19 touchdowns this past season while Hoover and McGee had 100 and 98 tackles, respectively. Hoover had an interception return and McGee a fumble return for touchdowns.
Highland and Sweetwater played for the champion-ship at Highlandâs JV girls basketball tournament that was held at Highland this past Saturday.
Sweetwater High School begins its final week of bas-ketball action before the Christmas break by sending its teams to Colorado City, and several area teams will see action today as well.
Sweetwaterâs 5-0 boys are one of two unbeaten teams from Nolan County after edging Bangs 48-47 on Friday. Also unbeaten are the Highlandâs girls, 54-44 winners over Greenwood on Saturday. Sierra Allen and Madison Moseley had 14 points for the 11-0 Lady Hornets, who led 11-8, 26-15 and 41-26 at the breaks and held on for the victory.
Roscoeâs Shelton Toliver is a second team all-state selection at wide receiver-end in Class 1A by the Asso-ciated Press Sports Editors.
Toliver, a senior, was the Plowboysâ top receiver this year with 78 catches for 987 yards and 17 touchdowns.
âI am extremely proud of Shelton and very happy he received such a tremendous honor. He had a great season, â coach Jake Freeman said. âHe was a game chan-ger and made some huge plays for us. He was also a leader both on and off the field. Shelton is a great football player, but heâs an even better young man. He is very deserving of this honor.â
MONDAY, DEC. 16
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ boys host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ boys host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ girls at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ girls at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high âAâ teams and junior high âBâ boys at Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high âAâ teams and 7th grade âBâ boys play at Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
It was Friday the 13th, so one team had to be unlucky.
Fortunately for Sweet-waterâs still-undefeated Mustangs, it was the visiting Bangs Dragons who saw a last-second 3-point attempt rim out as Sweet-water escaped with a 48-47 win at Mustang Gym.
The Sweetwater girls won their Nolan County matchup against Roscoe on Friday and Highlandâs two teams stayed unblemished this season by knocking off separate schools in their non-district doubleheader.
Sweetwater girls 43, Roscoe girls 33:
The host Roscoe boys basketball team is still searching for its first win after falling to Anson, 43-42, on Thursday in the opener of the Blackland-Divide Invi-tational Tournament.
Roscoe took a 12-9 lead after one quarter and built its advantage to five (26-21) at halftime. But Anson was within two, 37-35, after three periods and won the fourth quarter 8-5 to pull out a one-point win over the Plowboys (0-5).
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ girls host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ girls host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ boys play at Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ boys play at Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell junior high girls and boys play at Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
Roscoe varsity boys will host tournament.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater boys host Bangs â freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.