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August 11th, 2011
Blackwell posted a sub-.500 record for the first time in three seasons a year ago, losing all three games in district play after a 4-3 start. To get back to their winning ways in 2011, theâ Hornets must rely exclusively on players with limited or no varsity experience.
Ten of the players on the roster are either freshmen or sophomores, while the other four are juniors. Five seniors who earned all-dis-trict recognition this past season have graduated.
Highland has a new head football coach, Jeff Shelton, this year, and he inherits some good talent from former coach Karry Owens, who left Highland after 18 seasons and a 147-56-3 record to become the head coach at Water Valley.
Highland managed just a 2-7 record for Owens in his final year, but was practically starting over with a slew of youngsters after graduating most of the top talent from the 2009 squad that reached the state finals.
Highland holds its annual âBig Blue Previewâ Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the football field. All football players and spirit groups will be introduced.
A year ago, the Sweetwater volleyball team opened its season with a straight-set loss against Seminole at home. But on Tuesday, Sweetwater hosted Seminole again and the result took a 180-degree turn.
Leading almost all the way, the Lady Mustangs swept the match by scores of 25-20, 25-18, 25-12.
Except for some struggles at the end of the first game and early in the second, Sweetwater was in control against Seminole while getting strong individual performances from several players.
Though still young with just three seniors, over half of Sweetwater High Schoolâs volleyball team will bring varsity experience into todayâs season opener when the Lady Mustangs play host to Seminole.
The varsity match will tip off at 6:15 p.m. at Mustang Gym following junior varsity and freshman contests in both gyms that get underway at 5 p.m.
Several individuals received awards at the conclusion of the two volleyball camps that were held this past week at Sweetwater Middle School.
The awards were presented by camp coaches Jill Locklar, Carla Lambert and Sandra Graham. Those winning awards are as follows:
Best server â Latimer Burnett
Pass to Self winners â Kaci Webb (Tuesday); Madison Mims (Wednesday)
Crazy Hair winner â Josie Sanchez
Crazy Sock winner â Megan Kirkland
Best passer â Mia Valdez
Serving contest winners â Mia Valdez, Kara Lehnert
Most improved â Michaiah Royal
Hard worker â MaKenna Milner
The Sweetwater High School tennis team will begin practices Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 8 a.m. at the SHS courts, according to coach Shella Arnwine. All freshman and junior players must have their physicals done by this time.
For more information, contact Arnwine at email@example.com.
Few if any Class 1A high school football programs have more tradition than Roscoe, where the Plowboys havenât missed the playoffs since 1997.
In 2010, Roscoe had to work harder than usual to make the postseason, but earned its 13th straight trip despite a 4-7 overall record.
Keeping that streak alive wonât be easy. Not only did the Plowboys lose multi-talented quarterback Caden Smith, the districtâs MVP, to graduation, but Roscoe returns just four players who started a year ago.
Roscoeâs âPlowboy Previewâ is Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the high school football field where the football team, coaches, cheerleaders, cross country athletes and Roscoe band will be introduced. Also, the Roscoe FFA is having a hamburger dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the high school cafetorium. The cost is $5 per plate. Persons are urged to attend both events and support the FFA as well as the Roscoe athletes.
The West Texas Threat fastpitch softball 10-under team competed in a Midnight Madness tournament in San Angelo from July 22-24 and took second place. Pictured are, front row from left, Alyssa Herrera, Emerald Torres, Cyera Pieper, Alicia Gomez, Bonnie Anglin; back row, coach Eric Herrera, Alexa Garza, Veronica Cuellar, Annisa McCol-lum, coach Chris Gomez, Brianna Moriel, Kaci Webb and coach Adrian Gomez.