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After going 2-0 in their pool games, the Sweetwater Junior League all-stars will begin double-elimin-ation bracket play Friday in their District 5 tournament. Sweetwater plays Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.
Kneeling from left, Andrew Melen-dez, Mason Maxwell, Tai-den Smith, Noah Marti-nez, Nick Figueroa; stan-ding, Ky Hoover, coach Randy Melendez, Jordan McGee, Tanner Beasley, manager Kenny Maxwell, Christopher Thompson and Isak Alvarez.
Not pictured are players Kiante McCoy and Taylor Tur-ney and coach Neal Hoo-ver.
Six Sweetwater High School athletes â€” three seniors and three juniors â€” earned All-Big Country baseball recognition Sunday from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Senior first baseman Greg Aiken was named to the starting infield after a season in which he hit .443 with 12 doubles, three triples and 34 RBIs in 77 at-bats, along with a .990 fielding percentage. Aiken, a four-year starter, was also named District 4-3A MVP.
A basketball camp was held at Roscoe Collegiate High School last week for boys and girls entering grades 1-5 next year.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tourna-ment that runs through early July.
Bottom row from left, Jacob Roden, Antonio (A.J.) Ramirez, Rylan Hayes, Darian Carr; second row, Reese Hayes, Blake Andrus, Austin Moreland, Rylen Moncada; third row, Tyler Warner, Junior Martinez, Antonio Heredia, Daiman Atkins; top row, coach Tony Roden, coach Kelly Andrus, manager Randall Rea.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tourna-ment that runs through early July.
Bottom row from left, Hector Medina, Ayden Rosas, Ector Mar-tinez, Ricky Delapaz; second row, Seth Garcia, Ethan Cortez, Braxton Gomez, Jonathan Galleg-os; third row, Andy Her-mosillio, Thomas Hernan-dez, Skyler Painter, Hol-ten Dickson; and top row, coach Mario Gomez, coach Heath Dickson and manager Andrew Medina.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tournament that runs through early July. Bottom row from left, Zachary Flores, Brendin Atkins, Elvis Gonzales; second row, Blade Wood, Brennan Faucett, Jayton Cunnings, Antonio Neri; third row, Tayton Thompson, Korben Cunningham, Leo Holsey; and top row, coach Bandera Wood, coach Elvis Gonzales and manager Ron Atkins. Not pictured are players Harrison Foster and Logan Cornutt.
A six-year playoff drought will end this season for the Sweetwater football team.
So says Dave Campbellâ€™s Texas Football magazine, which is now available on newsstands and is predic-ting that the Mustangs will finish second in their new district (2-4A, Division II) to Monahans in 2014. The last time Sweetwater made the playoffs was 2008.
Blackwell â€” the only Nolan County school to reach the postseason each of the last two years â€” will make it again in 2014, ac-cording to the magazine. The Hornets are picked to finish second in their new district (7-1A, Division II) to Loraine.
District 5 all-star tourna-ments begin on Saturday, and Sweetwater will have Little League teams participating in four age divisions â€” 9-10, 10-11, 11-12 and Junior League (13-14) at Abilene-area parks.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old all-stars will start out by playing Snyder in two pool games on Saturday and Monday in Snyder. After that, the team will be seeded according to pool results and will advance to bracket play, which begins June 26 and is double-elimination, and runs through July 4.
Sweetwater will exper-ience a â€śfirstâ€ť next month when the Mustangs play at the state 7-on-7 tournament, which is scheduled for July 10-11 at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The Mustangs went to Stephenville this past weekend to participate in a state 7-on-7 qualifying tournament on the Tarle-ton State University cam-pus, and won their brac-et and semifinals game to advance for the first time to the state tourney.
In bracket play, Sweet-water beat Godley 42-22, Grandview 35-26 and Eastland 37-29 to make the semifinals, where it defeated Tolar 40-26.
James Clift (left) and Stephen May, both 2014 Sweetwater High School graduates, played starring roles for the North all-stars in their 3-0 win over the South on Friday at the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes base-ball game in San Angelo. Clift was named the MVP of the game and May was the winning pitcher.