Archive - Sports Article
June 23rd, 2014
Sweetwaterâs 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tournament that runs through early July. Bottom row from left, Zachary Flores, Brendin Atkins, Elvis Gonzales; second row, Blade Wood, Brennan Faucett, Jayton Cunnings, Antonio Neri; third row, Tayton Thompson, Korben Cunningham, Leo Holsey; and top row, coach Bandera Wood, coach Elvis Gonzales and manager Ron Atkins. Not pictured are players Harrison Foster and Logan Cornutt.
A six-year playoff drought will end this season for the Sweetwater football team.
So says Dave Campbellâs Texas Football magazine, which is now available on newsstands and is predic-ting that the Mustangs will finish second in their new district (2-4A, Division II) to Monahans in 2014. The last time Sweetwater made the playoffs was 2008.
Blackwell â the only Nolan County school to reach the postseason each of the last two years â will make it again in 2014, ac-cording to the magazine. The Hornets are picked to finish second in their new district (7-1A, Division II) to Loraine.
District 5 all-star tourna-ments begin on Saturday, and Sweetwater will have Little League teams participating in four age divisions â 9-10, 10-11, 11-12 and Junior League (13-14) at Abilene-area parks.
Sweetwaterâs 9-10 year-old all-stars will start out by playing Snyder in two pool games on Saturday and Monday in Snyder. After that, the team will be seeded according to pool results and will advance to bracket play, which begins June 26 and is double-elimination, and runs through July 4.
Sweetwater will exper-ience a âfirstâ next month when the Mustangs play at the state 7-on-7 tournament, which is scheduled for July 10-11 at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The Mustangs went to Stephenville this past weekend to participate in a state 7-on-7 qualifying tournament on the Tarle-ton State University cam-pus, and won their brac-et and semifinals game to advance for the first time to the state tourney.
In bracket play, Sweet-water beat Godley 42-22, Grandview 35-26 and Eastland 37-29 to make the semifinals, where it defeated Tolar 40-26.
James Clift (left) and Stephen May, both 2014 Sweetwater High School graduates, played starring roles for the North all-stars in their 3-0 win over the South on Friday at the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes base-ball game in San Angelo. Clift was named the MVP of the game and May was the winning pitcher.
ABILENE â Three more recently-graduated Nolan County high school athletes were on the winning North teams Saturday for the conclusion of the three-day Big Country Chevy Dealers-Fellowship of Christian Ath-letes All-Star Festival.
Micaela Reschman, a 2014 Sweetwater High School graduate, was a member of the North volleyball team that won 25-16, 25-23 over the South in a game held at Wylie High Schoolâs gym.
Twenty-two girls participated this past week in a Lady Mustang Softball Camp held at the Jerry Collins Complex.
In no particular order are Kara Gomez, Kyra Gomez, Mikayla Gilmore, Madyson Gilmore, Ariah Olguin, Xandria DelaCruz, Ellie Espinoza, Alyssa Gomez, Kiara Garcia, Addison Sloan, Vanessa Bugarin, Kaitlyn Vera, Alexis Gonzales, Kallie Gonzales, Hailey Minton, Faith Rosas, Summer Crain, Madison Soles, Aaliyah Martinez, Makenzie Ince, Hadyn Rotan and Becky Castillo.
Two All-American Vol-leyball Camps will be held in Sweetwater.
A camp for students entering grades 6-8 will be held June 16-17 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. both days at the Sweetwater Middle School gym. Also, a camp for students entering grades 9-12 will be held June 16-18 at the SMS gym with two sessions: from 9-11:30 a.m. and also 12:30-3 p.m. The cost is $153 per player.
Please send registration forms and a $50 non-refundable deposit to Reneigh Meneses, P.O. Box 862, Sweetwater, TX 79556. Make checks payable to Sweetwater Summer VB.
Sweetwater has four Little League all-star teams competing in District 5 tournaments that start June 21.
A complete schedule for all of the tournaments will be released later this week.
Brendin Atkins, Logan Cornutt, Korben Cunning-ham, Jayten Cunnings, Brennan Faucett, Zachery Flores, Harrison Foster, Elvis Gonzales Jr., Leo Hol-sey, Antonio Neri, Tayton Thompson, Blade Wood. Manager: Ron Atkins. Assistants: Elvis Gonzales and Bandera Wood.
SAN ANGELO â A pair of former Sweetwater High School players had prominent roles for the North all-star team in its 3-0 win on Friday over the South in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Baseball Game at Foster Field in San Angelo.
James Clift won the Jerry Don Gleaton MVP award for his hitting and pitching contributions. His seventh-inning RBI single for the North broke up a scoreless tie and he also had a ninth-inning sacrifice fly. Also, Clift was the starting pitcher and he threw three innings, striking out three batters.