Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Athletes in softball, base-ball, golf and tennis see district action for Sweetwater today, while Highland will be hosting a pre-district meet which Roscoe and Blackwell will also attend.
And that will be just the start of very busy weekend for Nolan County athletes as district golf and tennis are also on tap Saturday, plus the junior high teamsâ€™ season-ending district meet.
Sweetwaterâ€™s softball and baseball teams go to Snyder for key District 4-3A games when they return from a seven-day break today.
The action begins with Sweetwater and Snyder battling for the outright 4-3A lead in the softball race at 5 p.m. Both have 4-1 records and a one-game lead over two teams after the first half of district play. Right behind are Greenwood and Big Spring, each at 3-2. Sweetwater beat Snyder, 11-8, when the teams began district play on March 15 at Sweetwater. The Lady Mus-tangsâ€™ only district loss has been against Greenwood.
Kaleb Hoover of Sweet-water has been named to the Abilene Reporter-News All-Big Country boys bas-ketball team for Class 3A, while his Sweetwater teammate Dylan Bennett received honorable mention to the Class 3A boys team.
Hoover, a 6-1 junior for-ward, also made the team as a sophomore. He averaged 16.4 points and eight rebounds in earning first team all-district honors. Hoover as a sophomore was named the district newcomer of the year. This season, he shot 41 percent from the field and 61 percent at the line after getting a late start due to an injury.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity softball team, pictured here, returns to action at approximately 7 p.m. Friday.
The team will play at Snyder immediately after the varsity game at 5 p.m., with both games to be played at Snyder. The varsity baseball team will also play at Snyder on Friday, with the contest set to begin at 7 p.m., while the JV baseball team hosts Snyder at noon Saturday.
Here are results for the Sweetwater Middle School boys track team at their meet in Big Spring this past Thursday:
7TH GRADE BOYS
98 points (4th place)
400 relay â€” 2nd (49.68 â€” Trenton Hicks, Chris Thompson, Kobe Clark, Michael Green)
800 â€” Daniel Avila 4th (2:38.24)
100 â€” John Medina 4th (12.45)
800 relay â€” 3rd (1:46.31 â€” Trenton Hicks, Chris Thompson, Kobe Clark, Michael Green)
400 â€” John Medina 2nd (1:00.91)
300 hurdles â€” Ky Hoo-ver 5th (56.65); Colt Bew-ley 6th (57.12)
200 â€” Michael Green 4th (26.78); Trenton Hicks 5th (27.02)
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will compete at Colorado City meet.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second 18-hole leg of 54-hole district tournament in Abilene.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Highland varsity teams host meet.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt is shown watching his tee shot this past Thursday during the first leg of the District 4-3A boys golf tournament that was played in Snyder.
Hunt, a freshman, shot 78 and is tied for seventh place among medalists with 36 holes left. The second district leg will be Friday at Abilene.
Nick Nemir won both of the hurdles for Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity boys at the Merkel track meet, the Mustangsâ€™ final tuneup before district competition that will be held next week in Snyder.
Nemir had winning times of 15.27 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and 40.42 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles. Deandre Gatson was third in the triple jump (42-2) and Isaiah McGee fourth in the long jump.
BLACKWELL HORNET RELAYS
1. Team totals â€” 1. Highland 93; 13. Blackwell 15 1/2.
100 â€” 6. Stephanie Metcalf, Blackwell, 13.55.
200 â€” 4. Metcalf, Blackwell, 28.66; 5. Sabrina Romero, Highland, 28.84.
400 â€” 4. Lora Stewart, High-land, 1:08.90.
800 â€” 3. Kelsi Johns, High-land, 2:43.57.
1600 â€” 3. Madison Moseley, Highland, 6:21.31.
3200 â€” 5. Taylar Hammond, Highland, 15:05.20.
100 hurdles â€” 1. Beth Rich-burg, Highland, 16.66; 4. Han-nah Allen, Highland, 18.05.
300 hurdles â€” 2. Richburg, Highland, 51.06; 5. Hannah Allen, 52.90.
Highlandâ€™s 6-1 junior post Sierra Allen has been named to the Abilene Reporter-News All-Big Country girls basketball team for Class 1A, Division II that was announced today.
Also, Highland girls coach Shea Baucom is the Repor-ter-Newsâ€™ All-Big Country coach of the year.