Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
SNYDER â It wasnât easy. It never is at Snyder.
But after allowing the host team to tie the match with a decisive Game 2 win, Sweetwater rallied to win Fridayâs District 4-3A volleyball match in four games by scores of 25-18, 14-25, 25-22, 25-22.
With the victory, Sweet-water (2-3, 11-18) broke out of a fourth-place district tie with the Lady Tigers, who fell to 1-4, 10-16.
âI didnât think we played all that great, but itâs always hard over there,â Sweetwa-ter coach Liz Miller said. âIt was a big game for both teams. Iâm glad we were able to come out on top.â
FRIDAY, OCT. 11
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Albany, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Highland, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams play at Snyder â varsity begins at 5 p.m., freshmen and JV begin at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
Highland and Blackwell runners will compete at Water Valley meet.
One of the biggest high school rivalries in West Texas â Sweetwater vs. Snyder â takes place today in Snyder on two fronts.
While the Sweetwater-Snyder football matchup at 7:30 p.m. is sure to get more attention, in part because it is the District 4-3A opener for both teams, the volleyball match involving the two schools â which tips off at 5 p.m. â is just as critical.
In both cases, the winner will get an early leg up on one of the four playoff spots in the district â up from three in the past â while the loser will have to work a bit harder in order to get into the postseason.
Here are the Sweetwater High School results for sub-varsity volleyball matches on Tuesday at Big Spring.
lost to Big Spring
Kills: Lauren Jones 4, Abby Garcia 2, Marissa Moncada 1, Alyssa Soles 1, Sarah Valdez 1.
Digs: Alyssa Soles 6, Abby Garcia 3, Marissa Moncada 3, Sarah Valdez 3, Lauren Jones 2, Kristi Ward 1.
Assists: Lauren Jones 3, Sarah Valdez 2, Katie Fox 1, Abby Garcia 1.
Aces: Abby Garcia 3, Katie Fox 2.
Blocks: Abby Garcia 1.
Sweetwater district rec-ord: 1-3.
Sweetwater freshmen defeated Big Spring
Sweetwater and Snyder both know how to score with their spread offenses.
But so do their opponents.
And both teams have had an extra week to get ready for Fridayâs District 4-3A opener in Snyder, where the winner could have an early leg up on grabbing one of the four playoff spots available starting this year.
Sweetwater has a better record (2-3) than Snyder (1-4), but the Tigersâ record is a bit deceptive. Theyâve been in every game theyâve played so far and could easily be 5-0, since all four losses have come in the final minute and have been by a total of nine points.
Roscoe is trying to return its football program to the heights it enjoyed for most of the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s, when the Plowboys were regularly competing for district titles and making annual trips to the playoffs â 13 straight from 1998 through 2010.
Albany, which pays a visit to Roscoe on Friday, is a good example of where the Plowboys would like to be â 5-0 (2-0 in District 7-1A, Division II) and currently ranked No. 9 in the state in Class 1A. And itâs nothing new for the Lions, either.
Nolan Countyâs two six-man football teams named the Hornets are set for their annual battle, this time at Blackwell starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Once again, it will be the final non-district game for both teams.
Once again, it will be Division I (Highland) vs. Division II (Blackwell).
But Blackwell â unlike in most of the previous meet-ings â will be coming in as a slight favorite thanks to a 6-0 start this season.
Coach Clint Lowryâs Hornets are coming off a 78-0 homecoming win over Veribest that was called at halftime, due to six-manâs 45-point mercy rule.
Sweetwater lost to Snyder 14-5 in a District 4-3A team tennis match here Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâs next action will be Oct. 15 against Wall at San Angelo, which will be its final scheduled match of the fall season.
Boys doubles â Key-gan Valdez and Zac Bax lost 3-8; Chris Shoemaker and Tyler Stacy won 9-8 (10-4); Marc Butler and Christian Ulbrich lost 4-8.
Girls doubles â Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 5-8; Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales lost 0-8; Crystal Foust and Vir-ginia Carly lost 4-8.
Mixed doubles â Bryan Vause and Jenny Medellin won 8-2.
BIG SPRING â After a lopsided defeat in Game 1, the Sweetwater volleyball team matched Big Spring almost point-for-point in the second game of their District 4-3A match Tues-day. But the Lady Mustangs ultimately fell short against the No. 21-ranked team in the state as Big Spring went on to claim a 25-6, 25-23, 25-16 victory.
Big Spring is now 3-1 in district play and 22-10 over-all. Sweetwater â which saw its records fall to 1-3 in district play, 10-18 overall â returns to action on Fri-day when the team travels to Snyder for a key match that starts at 5 p.m.
Sweetwaterâs Ty Crain (55), Kendall Rea (72), Kevin Thompson and Jorden Put-nam (66) listen to coaches during the Mustangsâ final non-district game against Brownwood. Sweetwater goes to Snyder for its District 4-3A opener on Friday.