Archive - Sports Article
June 3rd, 2014
Several young athletes from Nolan County are honing their skills at summer sports camps being held this week.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are holding basketball camps, and a baseball camp is being held at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
The Major League (11-12) Rangers were the only local team to avoid elimination Monday in District 5 Little League tournament action,
The Rangers were a 10-9 winner over Wylieâ€™s Astros in their game at Wylie. The victory means Sweetwater will advance to face Clydeâ€™s Horned Frogs beginning at 8 p.m. today at Abileneâ€™s Cal Young Park, with the winner playing in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the same location.
If the Rangers win their next two games, they will play for the Major League title at 7 p.m. Thursday, with the title game also at Cal Young Park.
Front row kneeling from left, Isak Alvarez, Noah Martinez, Mathew Hernandez, Ethan Cabal-lero, Bryan Mendez, Andrew Melendez, Jose Sanchez; back row standing, coach David Mendez, Tagen Adkins, manager Randy Melendez, Taylor Turney, Christopher Thompson, Carson Brownlow, Francisco Gar-ia, coach Arthur Arzate, coach Luis Martinez. Not pictured: Tristan Long-oria, Isaac Pena.
Sweetwater batted .500 on Saturdayâ€™s opening day of District 5 Little League tournament play, as four of its eight teams in action won their games to advance to todayâ€™s second round.
Sweetwater had two win-ning teams in Major League (ages 11-12) and one each in Minor League (ages 9-10) and Junior League (ages 13-14). Eliminated were two teams in Minor League and one each in the Major League and Junior League.
A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp will be held June 2-5 at the Sweetwater Middle School gym on 305 Lamar Street. The camp is for students who have completed grades 2-8. The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. A concession stand will be available. The campâ€™s goal is to improve playersâ€™ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Send camp fee and registration form to: Jill Locklar, 709 FM 2035, Sweetwater, TX 79556.
Roscoe has four basketball camps in June.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Greg Aiken has been chosen by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association to play in an upcoming all-star game this summer.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Abby Garcia has been named to the all-District 4-3A second team in softball as an outfielder. She is a sophomore. Also, junior Cierra Knox and sophomore Naomi Gonzales both received all-district honora-ble mention.
Five senior boys athletes from Sweetwater High School were nominees for the title of â€śMr. Mustang.â€ť Pictured (from left) are Marquees Jenkins, Stephen May, Kaleb Hoover, Dylan Bennett and Andrew Davis.
Hoover (center) won the honor. He was an all-district performer in three sports â€” baseball, basketball and football â€” this past year.
Several Blackwell High School athletes were given top awards at a year-end sports banquet that was held May 22.
Jayden Jones and Matthew Lowry were the co-recipients for outstanding boys athlete at Blackwell this past school year and Brooklyn Harris was outstanding girls athlete.
Mason Magness was the top male scholar athlete and also received the boys Fighting Hornet award. Receiving the girls Fighting Hornet award was Shianne Solis, while Halee Sanderson was the top female scholar athlete.
Front row seated from left, Jadyn Forbes, Zachary Flores, Roman Lopez; middle row kneeling, Ezra Martinez, Brendin Atkins, Corbin Gomez, Tucker Adkins; back row standing, manager James Flores, Christian Reid, Chase Soles, Tayton Thompson, Ethan Mendoza, coach Toby Forbes. Not pictured are coach Ron Atkins and player Wayland Smith.