Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
It may have been a bad night for Sweetwaterâ€™s two varsity basketball teams here Tuesday against Wylie, but there was good news.
The Sweetwater girls (5-4, 19-14) can still advance to the playoffs by beating Big Spring (5-4, 17-15) this Friday in a District 4-3A tiebreaker to decide who will get the No. 3 playoff berth.
The Roscoe girls basketball team waited until the final game of the regular season to clinch a playoff spot out of District 13-A, Division II Tuesday. The Plowgirls punched their ticket with a 50-16 win over Loraine to finish second in district with a 7-3 record and join first-place Highland and third-place Westbrook as the three postseason representatives. Faith Boren paced Roscoeâ€™s win with 21 points.
Tonightâ€™s games against Wylie mark the final time Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams host a doubleheader at Mustang Gym, and it will also be the girls teamâ€™s last regular-season game.
While both teams will be facing long odds of beating Wylie â€” whose teams are a combined 16-0 in district play â€” each has shown im-provement over last season and the girls still have a shot at making the playoffs.
Sweetwater and Big Spring are 5-4 this season in District 4-3A and are locked in a third-place tie, and each has won against the other in district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity basketball teams gained a split in their games Friday here against Snyder.
The JV girls were most dominant, beating Snyder 58-27 as they improved to 22-1 overall and 8-1 in district. Coming off its first loss of the season three days earlier at Monahans, Sweet-water roared out to a 24-2 lead after the first quarter and led 37-12 at halftime against Snyder.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls and boys powerlifters competed this past Friday at Abilene Cooperâ€™s meet.
Both SHS teams will be competing at Clydeâ€™s meet to held this Thursday and then serve as host teams for the Arlon Barnes Classic to be held here Feb. 14. The Sweetwater boys also have a qualifying meet Feb. 23 at Hawley.
The individual results from Abilene Cooperâ€™s meet follow, with the total weight lifted in parentheses:
Donald Baker â€” 1st in 148-pound class (1,040)
Austin Marlett â€” 3rd in 165-pound class (1,035)
Steven Le â€” 5th in 165-pound class (980)
DISTRICT 13-A, DIVISION II
Highland girls 39, Roscoe girls 17:
ROSCOE (17-11, 6-3) â€” Faith Boren 7, Carolina Perez 4, Eva Aguayo 3, Stina Tomlin 3.
HIGHLAND (26-3, 9-0) â€” Sierra Allen 13, Hannah Allen 11, Lora Stewart 5, Beth Richburg 4, Madison Moseley 3, Sydny Helbert 2, Kaylee Martin 1.
R 8 2 0 7â€”17
H 4 11 11 13â€”39
Highland boys 38, Roscoe boys 36
ROSCOE (4-15, 1-6) â€” Jesus Leanos 19, Matthew Davila 8, Dillon Freeman 4, Shelton Tolliver 3, Javier Leanos 1, Brant Burnett 1.
Softball signups for girls between the ages of 5-14 will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse.
Additional signups will be held on Feb. 15, Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 at both the same times and location.
Persons should bring a copy of their childâ€™s birth certificate. For more infor-mation, call (325) 455-5485 or (325) 721-7416.
The Sweetwater High School boys golf team shot a 368 in Saturdayâ€™s final day of the Monahans tournament.
Mason Andrews shot 84 for the top individual score. Michael Hazard shot 93, Michael Hunt 95 and Alex Castillo 96.
Note: Schedules are subject to change
MONDAY, FEB. 4
Sweetwater varsity at Levelland (season-opening scrimmage), 4:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will host Garden City starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Mer-kel (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Merkel (scrimmage), 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5
Sweetwater girls host Wylie â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Wylie â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity teams will host Loraine starting at 6:30 p.m.
It looks like the Sweet-water and Big Spring girls might be on a collision course to play each other for a third time this season in District 4-3A.
And this time, it would decide which team will ad-vance to the playoffs as the districtâ€™s No. 3 seed.
For now, the two squads â€” who split their first two meetings â€” are locked in a tie for third place with iden-tical 5-4 records.