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March 21st, 2012
Sweetwaterâ€™s 8-6 win over Wylie on Tuesday has dramatically changed the teamâ€™s outlook through the first two games of the 2012 District 5-3A softball season. And the Lady Mustangsâ€™ victory could not have been more dramatic.
Sweetwater ran into a high-scoring Wylie team when the teams met in their District 5-3A base-ball opener here Tues-day, and the Mustangs were soon in a hole from which they never recovered. The Bulldogs needed just five innings to decide the issue at Newman Park as they came away with a domi-nating 16-1 win that was ended by the 10-run mercy rule. Sweetwater fell to 6-7-1 overall, while Wylie improved its season mark to 9-3.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s softball and baseball teams hope to get back on the win-ning track today when they play District 5-3A games at home today against Wylie.
The SHS softball team, which is 10-6 overall but 0-1 in District 5-3A after losing to Big Spring on Friday, will face Wylie at 6:30 p.m. after a JV game at 5. The baseball team â€” which begins district play at 7 p.m. â€” has lost its last two games and seen its season record drop to 6-6-1.
All four of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s athletes placed at the girls state powerlifting meet that was held on Saturday in Corpus Christi.
Loni Mendez had SHSâ€™ top finish, placing seventh in the 181-pound weight class. She lifted 795 pounds with a 315-pound squat, 165-pound bench press and 315-pound dead lift.
MONDAY, MARCH 19
Sweetwater JV at Wylie (District 5-3A opener), 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie (District 5-3A opener), 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity host Wylie at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Snyder, 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Sweetwater boys play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater JV and var-sity girls play at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams will be at Wall meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at Rotan meet.
Sweetwater kept the hits coming in its District 5-3A softball-opening game with Big Spring here Friday, getting at least one in all seven innings and 15 in all.
But the Lady Mustangs failed to get enough runs to stay with Big Spring. The Lady Steers had just nine hits, but also took advantage of six errors for an 11-7 win at Jerry Collins Complex.
WALL â€” After a bad start, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team threatened to pull off a big comeback in the sixth in-ning of Fridayâ€™s final non-district game at Wall.
The Mustangs used an error, walk, infield single, groundball out and a double steal to score a couple of runs and cut the Hawksâ€™ lead to 7-4, and back-to-back walks after that loaded the bases.
But a groundball out ended the threat, and Wall then came up with six runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Sweetwater 13-4.
Sweetwater native Morgan Shelton, a 2009 SHS graduate and junior at West Texas A&M University, has automatically qualified for the Division II Outdoor National Championships in the heptathlon. She qualified by placing second overall with a total of 5,168 points at Angelo State Universityâ€™s Multi meet held this past week. Sheltonâ€™s score in the heptathlon at ASUâ€™s currently places her first in the nation.
AUSTIN â€” Concordia University head womenâ€™s basketball coach Rusty Rainbolt, who is a Sweetwater native, recently was named as the American Southwest Conference West Division Coach of the Year.
Rainbolt won the honor after leading Concordia to its first ASC championship and NCAA Division III tournament berth ever.
Rainbolt is in his first head coaching position at the collegiate level. He led the Tornados to their best season in school history in just his second season on the sidelines after serving as an assistant basketball coach at McMurry University.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play doubleheader at Wall at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Big Spring (district openers), 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Sweetwater JV hosts Jim Ned, noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Cari Aguilar, Loni Mendez, Lexie Perez and Joslyn Rosas will compete at state meet in Corpus Christi.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.