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After relatively-easy wins in their first two games against Sterling City, the, Sweetwater volleyball team was almost pushed to the limit here Tuesday.
The visiting Lady Eagles won the third game 25-19, then ran off three consecu-tive points to take a 24-21 lead in Game 4.
But in a remarkable turn-around, Sweetwater scored the next five points to close out Sterling City and win the match at Mustang Gym.
The Lady Mustangs (3-7) ended with a flourish by getting a service ace from Kensi Chowning, one of two freshmen on a very young team that has just two returning lettermen from 2012.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs volleyball team competed at the Bev Ball Classic held this past weekend in Abilene.
Here are team scores and individual results from the Lady Mustangsâ matches:
Abilene High def. Sweetwater
2-0 (25-12, 25-11)
Kills: Kayla Chowning 3, Shaneese Brown 2.
Assists: Morgan Gomez 2, Aly Heredia 2, Shaneese Brown 1, Kensi Chowning 1, Ziggy Collins 1, Maddie Jones 1.
Digs: Kayla Chowning 3, Aly Heredia 3, Maddie Jones 3, Mikki Reschman 3, Morgan Gomez 2, Lena Lovelady 1.
Blocks: Mikeilah Foust 1.
Aces: Aly Heredia 1, Mikki Reschman 1.
Sweetwaterâs West Texas Stampede softball team recently won first place at an 8-under tournament in Snyder.
Despite being one player short of a full team, Sweetwater played eight games at the one-day event and beat Abileneâs âDa Heatâ twice for the title after losing to them in the semifinals.
Bottom row from left, Bethanee Rodriguez, Hanna Vera, Halle Martinez, Marissa Garcia, Kaidy Ornelas; middle row, Jenika Fuentes, Gracie Rawlings, Hadyn Rotan, Sara Vera; back row, coaches Daniel Rodriguez, Harry Rotan and Israel Vera.
WICHITA FALLS â The best way to describe Sweet-waterâs opening scrimmage against Wichita Falls Hir-schi on Friday might be to use the title of a Clint Eastwood movie.
There was the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The good: a productive passing game led by number one quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey, who completed 13 of 18 passes for 194 yards and Sweetwaterâs only score, a 1-yard toss to Kaleb Hoov-er. Hoover (4 for 64), Bray Amos (3 for 68) and Isaiah McGee (4 for 47) were Jef-freyâs favorite targets.
Shane Mobley, who is beginning his second year as Sweetwaterâs head football coach, says he will be looking for good execution when his Mustangs go to Wichita Falls today for their first of two scrimmages.
About 85 players will play in todayâs scrimmage vs. Wichita Falls Hirschi at Memorial Stadium. The JV and freshmen will start it off about 6 p.m., with varsity players taking the field about one hour later.
âLast year, we were just teaching them how to run pass routes (on offense) and it was a real big change,â said Mobley.
After splitting a dual match here Tuesday, the Sweetwater High School volleyball team completed a brief homestand Thursday by losing to Abilene Cooper as they were swept 3-0.
Kayla Chowning (six kills), Shaneese Brown (five kills) and Kensi Chowning (five kills) led the Lady Mustangs (2-2 overall), who now go to Abilene to play in the Bev Ball Classic which will be played today and Saturday.
Against Cooper, Sweet-water struggled on offense.
Its best showing came in Game 3 with 18 points, after losing 13-25 and 6-25 to begin the match.
Sweetwater Young Guns, an 11-under travel team, recently won the Abilene Summer Slam Tournament. Sweetwater beat Abileneâs Diablos 8-6, tied Windthorst 6-6, beat Odessa Texas Blaze 10-2 and then Windthorst 10-2 for the title.
Back row from left, coaches Roman Moncada, Kelly Andrus, Randall Rea; middle row, Eric Abbe, Blake Andrus, Rylen Moncada, Austin Moreland, Antonio Her-edia, Xavier Rodela; front row, Daiman Atkins, Jacob Roden, Rylan Hayes, Darian Carr, Reese Hayes. Not shown: coach Tony Roden.
Two years after a winless season on the field, Black-wellâs Hornets are eyeing a second straight postseason appearance heading into the 2013 season.
Clint Lowry immediately turned the Hornets into a contender when he took over the program last year, guiding the Hornets to a runnerup finish in District 8, Division II Six-Man and their first playoff trip in four years before losing 49-22 to Loraine in bi-district.
Most people have heard the familiar expression: close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Itâs something Highlandâs football team can certainly relate to the past two years under coach Jeff Shelton.
In 2011, the Hornets were a missed extra-point conversion away from the play-offs. Last year, Highland â though winless in district play â lost nailbiters (at least for six-man football) in two of its three games.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs football players are shown here going through a conditioning drill this past Friday at Mustang Bowl, when the team had its first full contact drills in pads.
Sweetwater goes to Wichita Falls this Friday for its first preseason scrimmage. The Mustangs take on Hirschi, then have their final preseason skir-mish against San Angelo Lake View at the Bowl on Aug. 22.
The season starts Aug. 30 at Eastland.