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Itâ€™s been five years since Highland played for a Six-Man (now Class 1A) state championship. But it probably feels like an eternity to Hornet fans because Highland hasnâ€™t been back to the playoffs since.
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After bottoming out with an 0-10 record in 2011, Roscoeâ€™s proud football program is once again headed in the right direction.
The Plowboys, who prior to that winless season had gone to the playoffs for 13 consecutive years, could be primed for a breakthrough in 2014 after narrowly missing the postseason in head coach Jake Freemanâ€™s inaugural campaign.
Roscoe went 4-6 in 2013, and was in contention for a berth until the team lost to Roby in its season finale.
Maddie Berry spikes it over the net while Abby Garcia (4) and Mikeilah Foust get ready to help out in the Sweetwater volleyball teamâ€™s season-opening match Mon-day at Mustang Gym.
Sweetwater swept Grape Creek in three games by scores of 25-19, 25-19, 25-13.
An extremely inexper-ienced Sweetwater High School volleyball team sur-prised a lot of folks last year when the Lady Mustangs advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Sweetwater football players and coaches spent their offseason trying to prepare themselves for a brand-new Class 4A district and a lot more travel this year.
But the Mustangs hope that the biggest change will come in early November when, instead of turning in equpment, theyâ€™re looking ahead to the postseason.
Current option holders have until Friday, Aug. 22 to renew reserved season football tickets to Sweetwater High School home games for the 2014 season.
Tickets may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD ad-ministration office on 207 Musgrove and are good for five home games â€” on Aug. 29 against Lubbock High, on Sept. 12 against Breckenridge (Sweetwater homecoming), on Sept. 19 against Snyder, on Oct. 24 against Monahans and on Nov. 7 against Lamesa.
Sweetwater High School head volleyball coach Liz Miller watches a return of service by her players at an afternoon practice on Tuesday at the SHS gym.
The Lady Mustangs are less than a week away from their season opener against Grape Creek here next Monday, and before that will have preseason scrimmages at both San Angelo Central and Lub-bock Frenship that will be played this weekend. Miller is entering her 12th year as the head coach at Sweetwater.
Roscoe football players enjoy a water break during Mondayâ€™s first day of practice at Plowboy Field.
A total of 45 players reported and coach Jake Freeman expects a few more before the week ends. The Plowboys play their first scrimmage Aug. 15 as they host Haskell.
Summer vacation ended for all Sweetwater High School varsity football players when held their first practices of the 2014 season this morning at Mustang Bowl. Assistant coach Skylar Houston is shown leading drills.
Between 80 and 95 players were expected to show up for practices, which were also held today at the practice field across from the Bowl. Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland also held their first workouts of the season today.