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April 21st, 2014
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity track teams competed recently at their season-ending district meet in Big Spring.
The JV boys scored 138 points for a third-place fin-ish. Michael Green was the top overall athlete with 30 points. Michael Lawrence was the third best with 24 points and Brandon Gutier-rez and Jacoby Hunt (16 points) tied for ninth place.
The Sweetwater Young Guns, a 12-under travel team, won first place at an Abilene tournament that was held recently.
Sweetwater compiled a record of 3-1.
After losing 9-6 in their first pool game to Lubbockâ€™s Rivercats, the team defeated the West Texas Wranglers 9-8 in their final pool game and defeated the West Texas Bombers 7-2 in the semifinals the following day, then beat the Wranglers 8-6 for the championship.
The team also traveled to San Angelo one week earlier, where the Young Guns won the silver bracket championship.
The Sweetwater Youth Baseball League will have a Pitch, Hit and Run contest on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at Sweetwaterâ€™s Major League field. The event is free to all contestants, but participants must have their birth certificate to register. There will be four age groups for boys: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. The girls softball league has chosen not to participate this year.
If you would like to make a contribution to this event/project, please call Mickey Hayes at (325) 236-4464 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scottâ€™s.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s All Sports Banquet will be held Monday, April 21 starting at 6 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
PECOS â€” Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes on Thursday at the 3-3A/4-3A area meet for Sweetwater.
The boys qualified in six events at the area meet, including a pair of relays.
Pacing the Mustangsâ€™ effort was Johnathan Browning, who was a winner in the long jump (20-11 1/2) while also qualifying for regional competition in three other events.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top four in each event will advance to the Region I-3A meet at Lubbockâ€™s Texas Tech University on April 25-26).
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Highland, Blackwell and Roscoe qualifiers will compete at 13-1A/14-1A meet in Highland (top four in each event will advance to the Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State Univ-ersity on April 25-26).
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today by going to the District 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos.
The 2014 contingent from Sweetwater includes six boys and three girls â€” all of whom had top-four finishes at the district meet in Big Spring and need a similar showing to go to Lubbock for the Region I-3A meet set for April 25-26 at Texas Tech University.
Highland will be hosting the District 13-1A/14-1A area track meet on Friday.
A 15-1 win over Monahans Tuesday broke Sweetwater out of its recent tailspin and got the team back on track entering the final two games of the regular season. The Mustangs (4-4 district) may need to win one of those two games to reach the Class 3A playoffs for the second straight year. First, the Mustangs will play at first-place (7-1) Wylie begin-ning at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
LUBBOCK â€” Despite a solid 77 in Tuesdayâ€™s final round, Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt just missed reaching the Class 3A state golf tournament in Austin.
Huntâ€™s two-day 152 score at the District 4-3A tournament (75-77) garnered him an overall 11th place medalist finish.
The number 15 has signi-fied a lot of things for the Sweetwater baseball team this season when it comes to Monahans.
It represents the number of wins the Mustangs had during their 15-3 start this season before a 7-3 loss at Monahans on March 25.
It also represents the total number of runs the team had scored in its last four games since that loss as the team endured a 1-4 tailspin. But on Tuesday, in their final home game, it represented the Mustangsâ€™ final score in a 15-1 win over the Loboes in five innings at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.