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July 7th, 2014
A Mustang Golf Camp was held this past week at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up.
Seated from left are Kallen Moody, Kyland Smith, Alex Hall, Brayden Claborn, Braxton Smith, Sutton Templeton, Gibson Cherry, Rhyder Glass, Kreed Davis, Caden Wilburn; standing, Seth Davis, T.J. Henderson, Greg Paty, Crae Chapman, Garrison Eaker, Cooper Claborn, Kate Hall, Claire Paty and Anna Hall.
The Junior League all-stars from Sweetwater must have felt like it was deja vu all over again at the end of their District 5 losers bracket game against Wylie on Wednesday.
For the second straight game, and second time in three days, Sweetwater was three outs away from a win that would have put them in the District 5 title game.
But those dreams were dashed for a second straight time Wednesday as Wylie, trailing 2-1 entering the top of the seventh, pushed over three runs in its final at bat and held off Sweetwater in the bottom of the frame to leave with a 4-2 victory.
Wylie will be Sweetwaterâ€™s opponent in todayâ€™s 7 p.m. Junior League (ages 13-14) losers bracket final played at Wylieâ€™s Kirby Park.
The winner of todayâ€™s contest plays for the title at the same location Thursday, also beginning at 7 p.m., against Abilene South â€” which beat Sweetwater 6-5 to reach the title game when the teams met in the semi-finals on Monday.
Sweetwater will be taking on three other teams in its pool when it plays July 10-11 at the Division II state 7-on-7 championships at College Station, which has a 64-team field.
After a disappointing day that saw all three local teams in action lose on Monday, Sweetwaterâ€™s Junior League (ages 13-14) all-stars are suddenly the only survivor in District 5 Little League tournament baseball action in Abilene.
Andrew Melendez of the Junior Leaguers (ages 13-14, shown), Leo Holsey of the 9-10 year-olds and Antonio Heredia of the 11-12 year-olds were among Sweetwaterâ€™s pitchers this past weekend at various District 5 Little League all-star tournament games being played in the Abilene area.
Greg Aiken wonâ€™t be goi-ng far from home when he continues his baseball car-eer in college.
Aiken, a four-year starter at first base for Sweetwater who was the district MVP in his senior year, committed to play for McMurry University in Abilene after playing in a high school all-star game in Round Rock. There, he helped the North to an 8-1 win over the South all-stars at Dell Diamond, which also was home to the state high school baseball tournament in May.
A Mustang Junior Golf Clinic will be held Tuesday through Thursday, July 1-3, at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. daily. The cost is $60 per child, but family discounts will be available.
The clinic will be taught by Ashley Timm, Michael Hunt and Don Timm. For more information, please call Ashley Timm at (325) 338-8055 or Don Timm at (325) 235-8093.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars began bracket play Friday with a convincing 14-4 win over Breckenridge.
However, Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars came up just short, 8-7, in their bracket game against Abilene Southern and needed a bounceback win Saturday over Merkel to avoid elimination at their District 5 Little League tournament.
The Junior Leaguers were to play Clyde in a winners bracket game on Saturday afternoon at Abilene North.
Sweetwater batted .500 to begin bracket play Thurs-day at separate District 5 Little League all-star tour-naments being held in the Abilene area. The 11-12 year-olds defeated Jim Ned 15-5, but the 9-10 year-olds lost their game to Jim Ned 13-10 to fall into the losers bracket and need a bounce-back win Saturday in order to avoid elimination.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars will begin bracket play to-day. They will be playing Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.