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September 19th, 2013
Highlandâs 0-3 start this season is a bit deceiving, as two losses have been by a total of nine points. And it wonât get any easier as the Hornets face 3-0 Sands at home this Friday.
But the games that really count arenât here yet, and coach Jeff Shelton is still confident in his team.
âOne thing the kids in Highland have always been good about is looking at the big picture,â Shelton said.
MILES â First there was the travel. Then Sweetwater had to go the distance on the volleyball court before the Lady Mustangs finally beat Miles 3-2 on Tuesday.
And it came down to the wire in both Game 4 and Game 5 before Sweetwater won the match by scores of 14-25, 25-21, 13-25, 27-25 and 15-13.
Freshman Kensi Chown-ing had a team-high 10 kills, plus two digs and one ace, for Sweetwater (9-14), which wonât see action until Sept. 24 when it hosts Levelland in the Lady Mustangsâ final non-district match.
A list of business sponsorships is being gathered for the âBreast Cancer Friday Night Fight for the Cureâ to be held during the Sweetwater vs. Snyder volleyball and football games Oct. 11. Those who would like to have their business name displayed on the back of the shirts should contact Jill Locklar at (325) 320-4800 or Carla Lambert at (325) 338-1840 by Sept. 23. Also, persons may sponsor a loved one who has battled cancer by placing their name on the shirt. It can be either in honor of or in memory of the person.
Sweetwater was defeated 16-3 by Big Spring in high school tennis here Tuesday.
BIG SPRING 16, SWEETWATER 3
Boys doubles â Bryan Vause and Zac Bax lost 2-8; Keygan Valdez and Billy Reeves lost 3-8; Tyler Stacy and Mark Butler lost 2-8.
Girls doubles â Jenny Medellin and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 4-8; Crystal Foust and Gisela Selano lost 0-8â Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales lost 1-8.
Mixed doubles â Gewel Cherry and Chris Shoema-ker lost 6-8.
TSTC representative Kyle Smith (left) presented Kaegan Jeffrey a $500 scholarship as player of the game for Sweetwater following its win over Breckenridge. Also, Jeffrey was named by his coach Shane Mobley (right) as Sweetwaterâs Player of the Week.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âBâ combined team hosts Wall, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ teams will be hosting Wall at 5:45 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Wall at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high and JV teams are open.
Highland junior high and JV teams at Sands at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell junior high at Trent, 6 p.m. (JV is open)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater varsity vs. Wall (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity is open.
Highland varsity will host Sands, 7:30 p.m.
Fridayâs 51-33 win over Breckenridge proved to be a record-setting night for two Sweetwater players, Bray Amos and Kaegan Jeffrey, at the Sammy Baugh Classic.
Three of the four Sweet-water Middle School teams began their 2013 football seasons last week by win-ning, with all four games in Sweetwater.
8th grade Red 26, Breckenridge 0
Chris Thompson not only threw touchdown passes of 40 yards to Tristan Longoria and 35 yards to Daniel Avila, but also had a 2-yard TD run and a 2-point conversion run. Avila also had a 2-yard TD run. All of Sweetwaterâs scoring came in the first half.
A pair of Lubbock teams prevailed over Sweetwaterâs volleyball team Saturday in a dual match played at Lubbock Cooper.
Sweetwater dropped its opening match to Cooper by a 3-1 count (15-25, 8-25, 25-21, 10-25), and fell 3-0 to Lubbock Monterey by scores of 11-25, 20-25, 16-25.
The Lady Mustangs (8-14) will play a single match today at Miles before returning home Sept. 24 to play Levelland.
In a game that featured the stateâs single-season record holder for passing yardage in Class 1A, an unheralded running back from a first-year program came up with the winning touchdown here Saturday.
Leddy Frenchâs 2-yard run broke a 22-22 deadlock with just 19 seconds left to play, giving Brock a 28-22 victory over Booker to end the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
The result leaves both teams with 2-1 records.