Archive - Sports Article
July 3rd, 2012
Two Sweetwater Little League all-star teams have advanced to the District 5 elimination round and will play semifinal games in Abilene today, while a third local team narrowly missed joining them.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-olds advanced by shutting out Merkel 6-0 in their final pool game to finish with a 2-1 record, and join the three pool winners as as a wild card entry after having the lowest runs-allowed per inning ratio of the pool runnerups.
A Sweetwater team com-prised of 16-18 year-olds, all of whom played for Sweet-water High Schoolâ€™s varsity baseball team this past year, represented District 5 this past weekend when it played at a Big League Section 2 tournament in Garland.
Sweetwater won its first two games to reach Sundayâ€™s championship game before losing twice to Arlington, which advanced to play in a Big League state tournament at All Saints High School in Fort Worth starting this Friday.
The Sweetwater Junior Leaguers are in the District 5 semifinals, and two more local all-star teams have a chance to do the same by winning their final pool games tonight.
The 9-10 year-old stars play Jim Ned at 6 p.m. at Abileneâ€™s Cal Young Park while the 11-12 year-olds play Merkel, also at 6 p.m., in Snyder. The Junior Leaguers (13-14 year-olds) play their semifinal at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Abilene North at Abilene Northâ€™s field, where a win will send them to Thursdayâ€™s championship game at Wylie.
Semifinal play for both the 9-10 and 11-12 year-olds begins Tuesday.
Mark Meneses Stephen Presley
POOL PLAY GAMES
(Sweetwater results only)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Sweetwater 8, Snyder 7
Sweetwater 13, Clyde 3
Snyder 5, Sweetwater 0
THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Snyder 11, Sweetwater 9
Sweetwater 15, Abilene Eastern 9
FRIDAY, JUNE 29
Jim Ned vs. Snyder
Abilene Eastern vs. Sweet-water
Abilene Southern vs. Abilene Northern
Abilene Dixie vs. Wylie
Breckenridge vs. Cisco
Sweetwater vs. Abilene Eastern
Wylie vs. Merkel
Snyder vs. Clyde
Reserved season tickets for the 2012 football season will be up for renewal to current option holders beginning Monday, July 9 through Friday, Aug. 3.
Tickets are $30 for five home games and may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD administration office. Reserved ticket sales for the general public go on sale on Monday, Aug. 6 during regular business hours and continue through Friday, Aug. 24. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call the administration office at 235-8601, ext. 116.
Pictured are the students and coaches at the Roscoe Collegiate basketball camp held this week at Roscoeâ€™s gym for girls and boys entering grades 2-5.
In no particular order are Jaci Alexander, Jaden Alexander, Levi Spencer, Leandra DeLeon, Taylor Chavez, Taylor Sexton, Presley Sexton, Kolby Montgomery, Alicia Pantoja, Grady Underwood, Joshua Laurens, Hunter Anglin, Jaleigh Morales, Riley Sheridan, Jathan Sheridan, Jacob Stegge, Ethan Peacock, Preslea Peacock, Kinsey Buchanan, Antonio Aguayo, Madeline Sexton and Daman Chavez and coaches Kelly Jo Sexton, Shella Arnwine and Jacinda Morales.