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November 12th, 2012

B’well to face Loraine

November 12, 2012

Blackwell’s 58-54 Six-Man win over Panther Creek this past Friday means the Hornets will be taking on Loraine in the bi-district playoffs this Friday.
The teams will meet at 7 p.m. at Hermleigh, with Blackwell considered the home team. The winner will advance to face either Welch Dawson or Balmorhea in the area round.
Blackwell, the runnerup in District 8, Division II, is 5-5 overall. Loraine, which beat Trent 48-34 to claim the District 7 title, is 6-4.
Blackwell’s victory this past week put the Hornets in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

No. 2 Wylie rolls past S’water

November 12, 2012

ABILENE — Sweetwater knew coming into Friday’s season finale at Wylie that its playoff hopes rested on a near-flawless effort on both sides of the ball, plus some outside help. But it was second-ranked Wylie that had that kind of game instead as the unbeaten Bulldogs (10-0 overall, 5-0 in District 4-3A) struck early and often for a 55-20 victory which ended the Mustangs’ year.

Freshmen finish by beating Wylie

November 12, 2012

The Sweetwater freshman football team ended its season by beating Wylie 16-6 here on Thursday.
Sweetwater trailed Wylie 6-0 before scoring on the last 16 points.
D’Jaman West scored on a 15-yard run to tie the game and Adrian Vizzerra caught a two-point pass to give Sweetwater the lead. A 50-yard fumble return by Max Nemir for a touchdown extended the lead to 14-6, and Vizzerra ran over the two-point PAT to complete Sweetwater’s comeback.
Sweetwater had several standouts on both sides of the ball against Wylie.

Blackwell nips P-Creek to earn spot in playoffs for 1st time since 2008

November 12, 2012

Blackwell’s football team secured its first postseason berth since the 2008 seas-on by edging Panther Creek, 58-54, on Friday.
This also marks only the second time that Blackwell has reached the playoffs since the 2002 season. The team will advance to face Loraine in bi-district at Hermleigh this Friday.
No other details were available at press time but will be in Monday’s paper.

Final area district standings

November 12, 2012

DISTRICT 4-3A
Wylie 5-0
Monahans 4-1
Greenwood 3-2
Sweetwater 2-3
Snyder 1-4
Big Spring 0-5

+Wylie will be representing the district in the Division I (big school) playoffs starting this week, while Monahans and Greenwood will both be playing in the Division II (small school) playoffs.
DISTRICT 7-1A,
DIVISION II
Albany 7-0
Hamlin 6-1
Cross Plains 5-2
Roby 4-3
Gorman 3-4
Roscoe 2-5
Ranger 1-6
Baird 1-7

+Albany will represent the district in the Division I playoffs, with Hamlin and Cross Plains competing in the Division II playoffs.
DISTRICT 7
SIX-MAN, DIV. I
Ira 3-0

Highland and Roscoe both come up short in final games of the year

November 12, 2012

The Highland and Roscoe football teams were both involved in very competitive season-ending games, but lost close contests.
Highland wrapped up on Thursday by losing to Hermleigh 59-48 in its final six-man game, while Roscoe lost 14-7 on Friday in its Class 1A 11-man game with Roby.
Hermleigh 59,
Highland 48
HERMLEIGH — Highland led Hermleigh after each of the first three periods, but was outscored 12-0 in the final 10 minutes. Highland finishes 0-3 in district and 5-5 overall while Hermleigh ends at 1-2, 3-7.

This week’s basketball

November 12, 2012

Some Blackwell varsity basketball games may be changed because of the football playoffs
MONDAY, NOV. 12
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Big Spring (season openers), 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys at Westbrook (season openers) starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13
Sweetwater girls at Wichita Falls Hirschi — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls host Robert Lee — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams host Aspermont (season openers for boys) starting at 4 p.m.

November 8th

Local Sports Calendar

November 8, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 8
BASKETBALL
Sweetwater JV girls play at Coleman tournament through Saturday, Nov. 10.
FOOTBALL
Season Finales
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Wylie, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Wylie, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen host Wylie, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV game has been cancelled.
Roscoe jr high plays at Roby (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV plays at Roby, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high at Hermleigh, 5:30 p.m.
Highland varsity plays at Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m. (game originally was on Friday).
Highland JV game has been cancelled.

SW needs win, G’wood defeat to extend season

November 8, 2012

After a gutwrenching loss to Monahans this past week, Sweetwater’s football team must have two things happen Friday in order to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
First, Sweetwater must defeat Wylie, which not only has clinched a playoff spot but is the No. 2-ranked team in the state with a 9-0 record and is 4-0 in district play. Also, Sweetwater must hope that Snyder (1-3, 3-6) beats Greenwood (2-2, 6-3) which would make Sweet-water the district’s No. 3 team with a 3-2 record.

Highland decides to play its finale vs. H’leigh today

November 8, 2012

Highland has decided to play its 2012 season finale one day early.
The Hornets (0-2, 5-4) were to host Hermleigh — which is also 0-2 in district and 2-7 in district — at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
However, the schools decided earlier this week to move the game up to today at the same time, and also play in Hermleigh. The Highland-Hermleigh jun-ior high game will also be played at 5:30 p.m.

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