Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
TUESDAY, JAN. 8
Sweetwater girls host Greenwood â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Lake View â€” freshmen & JV at 6:30 p.m. (Junior High gyms), varsity at 8 p.m. (High School gym)
Roscoe JV and varsity girls host Westbrook, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls will host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland varsity boys at Paint Creek, 8 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Bronte starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 10
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls play at San Angelo Lincoln, 5 and 6 p.m.
BIG SPRING â€” Visiting Sweetwater out-scored Big Spring in only one of the four eight-minute quarters the teams played when they opened District 4-3A basketball play on Friday.
Still, the Lady Mustangs did just enough to outlast the Lady Steers, 35-33, in a game that was in doubt until the final seconds.
Sweetwaterâ€™s big quarter came in the second when it blanked Big Spring 12-0 to take a 20-11 halftime lead.
But the Lady Mustangs actually ran off 19 straight points â€” beginning late in the first quarter and ending early in the third stanza â€” to turn an 11-5 deficit into a 24-11 advantage.
The Roscoe and Highland girls tipped off District 13-A, Division II basketball play with lopsided victories on the road Friday.
Roscoe routed Hermleigh 75-34, while Highland was a 53-21 winner at Westbrook. Roscoe and Highland share the early district lead with Ira, which beat Loraine 63-41 in its opener.
The 75 points was the highest output of the season for the Plowgirls (12-8), whose 41-point victory just missed equalling a season-best margin. Individually, Roscoe got scoring from nine different players.
Sweetwater High School will honor its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
Athletes in football, cross country and volleyball will be recognized for their hard work and dedication.
Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s cheerleaders and trainers will be introduced and thanked for their support.
A highlight video will be shown at the banquet and the Mustang Booster Club will also have a silent auction during the banquet to support the athletes.
Six senior football athletes from Sweetwater and two from Roscoe have garnered academic all-state recogni-tion from the Texas High School Coaches Association. The eight athletes are listed:
Alex Garcia: Class 3A, 2nd team
Kyle Lambert: Class 3A, 2nd team
Ryan Linebaugh: Class 3A, 2nd team
Cole Maxwell: Class 3A, 2nd team
Sean Morrow: Class 3A, 2nd team
Nick Nemir: Class 3A, Honorable mention
Jose Rangel: Class 1A, Division 2; 1st team
Brant Burnett: Class 1A, Division 2; Honorable mention
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring (district openers) â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Hermleigh (district openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Westbrook (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity boys host Paint Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.
The start of a new year means the high school bas-ketball season is about to enter the critical stage.
Thatâ€™s certainly true for Nolan County as girls teams from Sweetwater, Highland and Roscoe all begin district play tonight.
Sweetwater (14-9) plays at Big Spring (11-10) start-ing at 6:15 p.m. It will be the first game of 2013 for the Lady Mustangs, who have been idle since going 2-2 at the Slaton tournament this past weekend.
Sweetwater opened the tournament with victories over Tahoka (52-30) and Petersburg (48-33), but lost to Slaton 49-32 and Whitharral 44-22 in its last two games.
On Thursday, Sweetwa-terâ€™s Mustangs began 2013 by beating Coahoma for their sixth straight win. And as the final 66-37 score will attest, it wasnâ€™t close.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys, winners of five straight, will try to stay hot when they start 2013 basketball action by facing Coahoma at 6 p.m. today at Mustang Gym.
The Mustangs (9-7) beat Colorado City 45-42 in their last home game Dec. 18 to start the streak and won all four games at Ansonâ€™s hol-iday tournament that ended on Saturday.
Kaleb Hoover scored 16 points, Rhett Torres 13 and Dylan Bennett 11 in Satur-dayâ€™s 61-53 victory over Merkel in the title game as Sweetwater got some revenge for a loss to Merkel in early December.
Pictured here from left are Zach Welch, David Welch, Jake Welch and Michael Welch at Prestonwood Stadium in Plano where Jakeâ€™s football team, the Chargers, recently won the sixth grade championship while being coached by Michael, his father and a former Sweeetwater High School and Baylor University star athlete.
Zach was the quarterback for his Shadowridge team that finished as the eighth grade runnerup in the Lewisville ISD.
David and his wife Judy, not pictured, still live in Sweetwater and are the parents of Michael Welch and the grandparents of Zach and Jake Welch.