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Sweetwaterâs 10-11 year-olds won their game in dra-matic fashion, but the other three local all-star teams all fell short in District 5 Little League All-Star tournament action on Tuesday.
Snyder led the 10-11 year-olds 1-0 entering the sixth inning, but Sweetwater won it 3-1 on a 3-run, walk-off homer by Rylen Moncada in their first of four District 5 pool play games. Sweetwa-ter plays again Thursday vs. Wylie at 8 p.m. at Wylie.
But Sweetwaterâs 9-10, 11-12 (Little League) and 13-14 (Junior League) all-star teams all went down to defeat Tuesday in their pool play games.
The Sweetwater High School baseball team was recently honored with a resolution by the Sweetwater ISD for making the playoffs. Several members of the team were present at last weekâs school board meeting and were presented individual resolutions.
Pictured from left are head coach Roland Herrera, principal Stacy Jones, James Clift, Sean Morrow, J.P. Poe, Greg Aiken, Cole Maxwell, Stephen May, Gabriel Melendez, Hayden Reeves, Cory Mendez, coach Chad Copeland and coach Tony Cortez.
Josh Browning and Gisela Solano (shown) were Group A mini champs at the Building a Mustang Tennis Camp at Sweetwater Middle School.
Deztene Sweek and Tres Ortega were Group B mini champs at the Building a Mustang Tennis Camp at Sweetwater Middle School.
Students attending the Building a Mustang Tennis Camp (in no particular order) were Gretchen Sweek, Christa Arnold, Allison Marlett, Tyler Marlett, Gisela Solano, Kate Hall, Anna Hall, Caleb Reed, Katie Reed, Sierra McCoy, Breeana Torres, Tabatha Baugh, Valerie Moore, Keely Sweek, Tres Ortega, Josh Reeves, Alexis Muchado, Mia Valdez, Josh Browning, Jordan Dunlap and Deztene Sweek.
The Sweetwater High School softball team was recently honored with a resolution by the Sweetwater ISD for making the playoffs.
Pictured from left are players Jaya Atkins, Megan Holsey, Shaneese Brown, Lena Lovelady, Alyssa Heredia and head coach Tony Heredia, and (second from left) SHS principal Stacy Jones.
Sweetwater High School players Rhett Torres, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Isaiah McGee and Dylan Bennett (from left) attended the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches âCamp of Champsâ at Southwestern University in Georgetown recently.
During the TABC camp, they teamed up with five players from Hereford High School to form âSweet-Herdâ in a tournament where they finished as runnerups after compiling a 9-4 record.
Sweetwater will have four Little League all-star baseball teams competing in District 5 tournaments that begin today and continue through July 5.
Sweetwaterâs 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are Harrison Foster, Logan Cornutt, Hector Medina, Cooper Hrbacek, Ricky Dela-paz, Jacob Roden, Jonathan Gallegos, Ector Martinez Jr., Braxton Gomez, Ethan Cortez, Skyler Painter and Jacob Cantu. Rodney Foster will serve as manager of the team with Ray Cornutt and Andrew Medina serving as assistant coaches.
Shown are some of the students who attended Mustang Baseball Camps last week at Sportsmanâs Park which were open to all students entering grades 1-9.
This yearâs camps were led by Sweetwater High School baseball coaches Roland Herrera, Tony Cortez and Chad Copeland.
All of the students were taught baseball fundamentals and had pictures taken on the final day of the camp with their T-shirts. Herrera, Cortez and Copeland are pictured on the back row. The student campers who attended this year included the following:
Sweetwater, led by pitcher James Clift, had nine players earn All-Big Country baseball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Clift was one of 10 pitch-ers on the All-Big Country team, which included five starters and five, including Clift, in the âbullpen.â
Led by Kelsi Crosson, who was named to the team as a reserve outfielder, a total of five Sweetwater players received All-Big Country softball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Crosson, a four-sport athlete who will play volleyball next year at Cisco Junior College, was named one of three reserve outfielders after batting .444 with 10 doubles and three home runs for the Lady Mustangs, who won their first playoff game in school history this season after finishing as District 4-3A runnerup. She also had 28 RBIs, scored 27 runs and stole 11 bases.