Archive - Sports Article
January 13th, 2014
The Sweetwater Stampede softball team had a 15-0 record and finished in first place when they participated in the Abilene North Fall Ball league.
Pictured from left are, top row, coach Harry Rotan, Hadyn Rotan, Jenika Fuentes, Gracie Rawlings, Samaria Sarabia, Kendall Daniel, Bethanee Rodriguez, coach Daniel Rodriguez; kneeling, Laâ€™Vona Sarabia, Halle Martinez, Kaidy Ornelas, Hana Hogan, Marissa Garcia. Coach Matt Ornelas and player Milani Torrez are not pictured.
Doug Sitter State Farm, Richard Fergeson State Farm and Anthony Gomez Strikezone Baseball and Softball were team sponsors.
The second of four signup dates for Sweetwater Little League Baseball will be Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Int-ermediate School cafeteria.
Additional signups at the SIS cafeteria are Monday, Jan. 20 and Wednesday, Jan. 22, also from 6-8 p.m.
Persons must bring payment, copies of three proofs of residency and a birth cer-tificate to the signups.
For information on prices or to learn more about Little League signups, call Kelly Andrus at (325) 933-0314.
FRIDAY, JAN. 10
Sweetwater boys will play at Monahans (district opener) â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Monahans â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Ira (district opener for boys) starting at 4 p.m.
Highland varsity girls host Abilene Hawks, 5 p.m. Note: Loraine varsity girls forfeited district season.
Highland varsity boys host Loraine (district open-er), 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV girls host Loraine, 8 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams play at Water Valley starting at 5 p.m.
Coach Al Hunt and his players may not like to talk about it, but the Sweetwater boys basketball team is off to one of the best starts in school history.
Although the calendar is already 10 days into the new year and the district season begins tonight, the Mustangs (11-0) have yet to lose. But Sweetwater will have its hands full when it travels to Monahans for its District 4-3A opener that tips off at 7:30 p.m.
The Loboes are almost as hot as Sweetwater, as they boast an 18-3 record.
Nine Sweetwater football players have received Class 3A All-Big Country recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Two players, junior wide receiver Bray Amos and senior defensive lineman Daven Alvarez, made the first team and two others, Kaleb Hoover and Andrew Davis, are on the second team. Hoover, a senior, was named at wide receiver and defensive back and Davis, also a senior, was chosen on the offensive line.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s powerlifters go to Post for their first 2014 meet on Sat-urday. The boys and girls have also have four other qualifying meets on their schedule â€” on Jan. 16 at Big Spring, Jan. 31 at Abilene Cooper, Feb. 6 at Clyde and on Feb. 13 when they host their own meet.
Girls regional qualifiers go to Fort Stockton for their meet on March 1, while the boys regional qualifiers will go to Sundown for their meet on March 7.
This yearâ€™s state meets are scheduled for March 14 at Corpus Christi (girls) and on March 22 at Abilene (boys).
Big Spring 33, Sweetwater 28:
Sweetwater scoring: Kensi Chowning 10, Abby Garcia 8, Gabby Fuentes 6, Marissa Sanchez 4.
Ira 48, Highland 23:
Highland scoring: Sabrina Romero 14, Bailey Garrett 6, Summer Huizar 3.
Hermleigh 32, Roscoe 11:
Roscoe scoring: Caty Chavira 6, Mireya Sanchez 2, Alejandra Solis 2, Lyndi Wilkinson 1.
Three area high school basketball teams are in first place in their districts after winning games Tuesday.
The Blackwell boys are 4-0 in District 14-A, Divis-ion II after a 54-40 victory over Bronte.
The Hornets were led by Matthew Lowryâ€™s 20 points while improving to 9-3 for the season. Blackwell steadily built its advantage throughout the game, leading 5-2, 20-14 and 35-28 at the quarter breaks. Mason Magness added 11 points for the Hornets, who are tied with Water Valley for the lead in District 14-A. The teams will meet on Friday in Water Valley in a first-place showdown.
Nine Nolan County high school football players â€” three each from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell â€” received All-Big Country recognition this week from the Abilene Reporter-News in either Class 1A or Six-Man. And two of the players â€” Roscoe receiver Shelton Toliver and Highland defensive lineman Gaga Soedarsono â€” were named to the first team in 1A and Six-Man, respectively.
Toliver, a 6-0, 185-pound senior, caught 78 passes for 987 yards and 17 touch-downs for the Plowboys. Soedarsono, a 5-10, 175-pound junior, had 97 tackles and 12 sacks this season for Highland.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman and junior varsity girls basketball teams began district action this past Friday by playing home games against Big Spring and traveled to Greenwood on Tuesday. The freshman girls are 1-1, losing to Big Spring 28-23 and defeating Greenwood 41-23, while the JV girls are 0-2, losing to Big Spring 33-28 and falling 33-24 to Greenwood.