Archive - Sports Article
April 24th, 2014
Times and events for
local athletes only
Texas Tech Universityâ€™s
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
11 a.m. â€” Girls discus (Ziggy Collins); Boys triple jump (Deâ€™andre Gatson)
2:30 p.m. â€” Boys 400 relay (Johnathan Browning, Deâ€™andre Gatson, Marquees Jenkins, Jay Lomas)
3:30 p.m. â€” Boys 100 dash (Johnathan Browning)
3:50 p.m. â€” Boys 800 relay (Johnathan Browning, Deâ€™andre Gatson, Michael Green, Marquees Jenkins)
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
11 a.m. â€” Girls shot put (Cierra Knox)
The Sweetwater baseball team will play Monahans at 7 p.m. Friday in Big Spring to decide playoff seeding from District 4-3A.
The Mustangs and Loboes both finished 5-5 and tied for third place in district, so Fridayâ€™s winner will be the No. 3 team entering next weekâ€™s playoffs and the loser No. 4.
Wylie (9-1) and Big Spring (6-4) finished 1-2 in 4-3A.
SNYDER â€” After getting the go-ahead hit in his teamâ€™s 4-2 win over Snyder on Tuesday that finally clinched a playoff berth, Sweetwater third baseman Tyler Beasley summed up the difficulty of the Mus-tangsâ€™ postseason quest for the past five weeks.
â€śItâ€™s been a long, hard journey,â€ť he said. â€śBut we got there.â€ť
A number of athletes from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland have qualified to compete in the Region II-A, Division II track meet — to be held at Angelo State University this Friday and Saturday — as the result of top-four finishes last Friday at the 13A-14A area meet held in Highland.
Despite winning 68 per-cent of its games this sea-son, the Sweetwater base-ball team needs at least one more victory to assure itself of a trip to the playoffs.
A win at Snyder in todayâ€™s 7 p.m. regular season finale guarantees the Mustangs â€” 4-5 in District 4-3A, 17-8 overall â€” no worse than a third-place tie with Monahans, which like Snyder is also currently at 4-5. Monahans will host Greenwood (1-8) today.
Wylie (8-1) and Big Spring (6-3) are guaranteed playoff berths. Sweetwater, Snyder and Monahans are fighting for the other two spots.
MONDAY, APRIL 21
Sweetwater junior varsity hosts Snyder, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater High School holds its All Sports Banquet at Nolan County Coliseum annex starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Sweetwater qualifiers are competing at Region I-3A meet in Lubbock (Texas Tech University).
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers are competing at Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State University, San Angelo.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
ABILENE â€” Friday may be the last time that Sweet-water and Wylie are district rivals for a long time.
For Sweetwater, the score at Bulldog Field â€” a 1-0 victory for Wylie â€” means that its 2014 season may not last much longer. It sets up a huge game on Tuesday at Snyder â€” a game where a Sweetwater loss could end its playoff hopes. Sweetwa-ter, Snyder and Monahans now share third place in District 4-3A with 4-5 rec-ords as a result of Fridayâ€™s other developments in the district, but just two of them will play on after their sea-son finales on Tuesday.
ABILENE â€” An 11-0, six-inning loss at Abilene Wylie ended the Sweetwater soft-ball teamâ€™s season Friday.
Sweetwater, which was 0-10 in district (9-16 overall), got singles by Cierra Knox, Shaneeee Brown and Maddie Berry in the game.
Wylie broke things open with a seven-run second inning, and used a three-run homer to get a 10-run mercy rule win in the sixth.
Wylie (6-4, 18-11) finished as the No. 3 team in district with Snyder (10-0) first and Greenwood (7-3) second. Snyder beat Greenwood 8-7 in eight innings at Green-wood in the season finale for both teams on Friday.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity track teams competed recently at their season-ending district meet in Big Spring.
The JV boys scored 138 points for a third-place fin-ish. Michael Green was the top overall athlete with 30 points. Michael Lawrence was the third best with 24 points and Brandon Gutier-rez and Jacoby Hunt (16 points) tied for ninth place.
The Sweetwater Young Guns, a 12-under travel team, won first place at an Abilene tournament that was held recently.
Sweetwater compiled a record of 3-1.
After losing 9-6 in their first pool game to Lubbockâ€™s Rivercats, the team defeated the West Texas Wranglers 9-8 in their final pool game and defeated the West Texas Bombers 7-2 in the semifinals the following day, then beat the Wranglers 8-6 for the championship.
The team also traveled to San Angelo one week earlier, where the Young Guns won the silver bracket championship.