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CRANE â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s first volleyball playoff game in five years started well for the Lady Mustangs, who held several comfortable leads in the opening game of Tuesdayâ€™s bi-district matchup with Fabens.
However, the Lady Wild-cats suddenly came alive with a 9-0 run that turned an 18-13 Sweetwater lead into a 22-18 deficit. Fabens won, 25-22, and went on to complete a three-game sweep after winning the last two games by scores of 25-19 and 25-13 at Crane High Schoolâ€™s gym.
The seventh grade Red picked up the only football victory for Sweetwater Middle School at Mona-hans this past Thursday.
All four SMS teams will end their seasons by hosting Wyie this Thursday.
7th grade Red 28, Monahans 8
Sweetwater Red got TDs from Carson Brownlow (15-yard run), Ethan Cabal-lero (20-yard run) and Alex Gallegos (70-yard run) in the first half vs. Monahans, and Taiden Smith also scored on a 75-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter. Brownlow and Gallegos had extra-point runs.
Alexis Williams gets down on her knees to return a volley for Sweetwater in last Wednesdayâ€™s regular-season ending District 4-3A volleyball match against Snyder.
Sweetwa-ter clinched a playoff spot by beating Snyder, and the Lady Mustangs will now face Fabens at 5 p.m. today to begin their post-season run. The bi-district playoff will be in Crane.
Class 3A met Class 1A on Tuesday when the Highland girls basketball team made the short trip to Sweetwater as both teams opened their 2013-14 seasons.
And it was no contest â€” but not the way you might think.
Ahead 21-19 at halftime, the visiting Lady Hornets completely dominated the last two periods as they crushed the Lady Mustangs 55-24 at Mustang Gym.
Cory Mendez is the Sweet-water Football Player of the Week.
Mendez was in on nine tackles, three unassisted, and had an 81-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the teamâ€™s 28-9 win over Monahans.
Roscoe and Highland runners competed at the Region II-A cross country meet this past Saturday in Grand Prairie. None of the runners qualified for the state meet, which is for the top three teams and top 10 individuals in each division. Their individual places and times were as follows:
60. Karina Cisneros, 13:44.52; 80. Lyndi Anglin, 14:00.45; 83. Alejandra Solis, 14:05.75; 92. Saman-tha Ortega, 14:14.65; 94. Olivia Saddler, 14:15.98; 119. Whitney Williams, 14:47.95; 151. Alyssa Chav-ez, 15:47.18.
64. Eli Shelton, 20:09.65.
MONDAY, NOV. 4
Sweetwater JV girls host Highland (season opener for both teams), 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls host Highland (season ope-ner for both teams), 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 5
Roscoe JV girls will play at Eula (season opener), 5 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls will play at Eula (season opener), 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high will host Hermleigh, 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater vs. Fabens (Class 3A bi-district playoff), 5 p.m., Crane.
THURSDAY, NOV. 7
MONAHANS â€” Sweet-waterâ€™s football team made the long trip to Monahans on Friday knowing it might face long odds of getting into the Class 3A playoffs without a victory.
They also knew they had to play better defense than what they have shown for most of this season.
After Fridayâ€™s 28-9 win, the Mustangs are undoubtedly feeling a lot better about that defense.
They also are probably feeling a lot better about their playoff chances, al-though there is still some work to do before that pos-sibility becomes reality.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity high school football teams lost to Monahans squads here on Thursday.
It wa the last home game for both teams, who will be traveling to Wylie this week to end their seasons.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV (6-3, 2-2 district) was on the wrong end of a high-scoring 65-34 contest.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s two sub-varsity volleyball teams finished up successful campaigns on a high note this past Tuesday by beating Snyder in season-ending matches.
The JV girls (22-11 season, 5-5 in district) won their match over Snyder by scores of 25-14, 25-19.