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Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell begin practices for the 2013 football season on Monday.
Roscoe, under new head football coach and former Sweetwater assistant Jake Freeman, will work out from 6:30-10 a.m. at its practice field this week. Freeman, a former standout Roscoe player who gradua-ted in 1997, also was a star player in college at Hardin-Simmons University.
Freeman replaces Jona-than Haseloff, who resigned last month to be the head football coach at Morton High School.
Sweetwater High School will begin practices for all 2013 cross country athletes on Monday, Aug. 12 at the high school gym, according to SHS cross country coach Christi Adams.
The first-week practices will begin at 8 a.m., accor-ding to Adams.
The 2013 cross country meet schedule has not yet been released.
The Texas Terminators, a Class A 12-under softball team, placed second recently at San Angeloâ€™s Midnight Madness tournament.
The team finished 2-0-1 in pool play and then beat the Lightning (18-0), Showtime Fastpitch (17-3), CPYL Stealth (9-0), West Texas Venom (6-1), North Texas Stixs (13-2) and Surge (8-0) in bracket play to reach the championship game before losing to the Blue Sox 5-4 in seven innings.
Sweetwater Youth Soccer registration will be held on three days this week. It will be at Hibbett Sports, located at 1008 East Broadway, between the hours of 5:30 and 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31; Thursday, Aug. 1; and Friday, Aug. 2. No late registration will be held.
Sweetwater Youth Soccer is open to girls and boys who are between ages 4-12. Registration will be $50 per child and $45 for each ad-ditional sibling. Sponsor-ships are also being accepted. For more information, contact Patience McCoy at (325) 829-2059.
Jump Rope camp slated
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater has its first-ever Family Fun Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Aug. 3.
The tournament will be a round robin followed by single elimination, with a guarantee of four games. The tournament will be limited to eight teams divided into two divisions.
The first division will have four competitive teams (league or tournament teams) and allows unlimited home runs, with each home run hit costing $1. There will be no run rule implemented per inning.
Sixty-three students who are entering grades 3-9 were present at Mustang Bowl last week to participate in a Mustang Football Camp.
Members of the Mustang coaching staff led this yearâ€™s camp. They emphasized skills and drills with punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions for the students.
A volleyball camp for students who have completed grades 3-8 was held this past week. A total of 31 girls attended the camp at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.
The 8-and-under West Texas Stampede girls softball team from Sweetwater went to the Abilene Summer Slam Tournament held July 20-21 and compiled a 5-2 record at the round-robin event for a second-place finish.
On the front row from left are Bethanee Rodriguez, Marissa Garcia, Halle Martinez, Samaria Sarabia, Hanna Vera, Kaidy Ornelas, Laâ€™Vona Sarabia; middle row, Hadyn Rotan, Jaylan Deleon, Sara Vera, Gracie Rawlings; back row, coaches Daniel Rodriguez, Harry Rotan and Israel Vera.
Not pictured are player Aubrey Galindo and coach Errbey Galindo.
Ten years ago at the age of 30, Tarran McCoy of Sweetwater left his home-town for the Washington Redskinsâ€™ training camp in Landover, Md. to try out for a job, and survived the first cut before being let go about a month before the start of the regular season.
A decade later at age 40 â€” an age when NFL players are usually well into their next careers â€” he is ready to try again.
After spending time with three different NFL teams a year ago, former Sweetwater High School football star Joseph Banyard is hoping to find a home this season with the Minnesota Vikings.
Banyard is scheduled to report to the Vikingsâ€™ training camp today, which will be at Minnesota State University in Mankato, and begins practicing Friday. He hopes to still be around after the Vikingsâ€™ current 90-man roster is cut to the 53-player limit for the teamâ€™s season opener on Sept. 8.