Archive - Sports Article
April 22nd, 2013
BLACKWELL â€” A large number of Nolan County area athletes qualified for regional competition with top-four finishes Wednes-day at the District 13-1A and 14-1A area track meet held in Blackwell.
Roscoeâ€™s boys had the most team points (104.5) as they finished second only to Ira, which scored 137.
Blackwell was fourth with 54 points and Highland was seventh with 40.
Roscoe qualified all three of its relays. The 1,600 relay had a winning time of 3:36.28, while the 400 and 800 relays each placed third with times of 45.75 and 1:36.90, respectively.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-5 victory at Monahans clinched the baseball teamâ€™s first playoff berth in nine years.
The Mustangs can reach another goal â€” winning a district championship â€” with a victory over Wylie on Saturday afternoon.
Regional berths will be sought today by 15 Sweet-water High School athletes â€” nine girls and six boys â€” who are competing in the area track meet at Pecos.
Their goals are to secure a top-four finish and advance to the Region I-3A meet set for April 26-27 in Lubbock.
The boys will be led by Nick Nemir, who has qualified to compete in four events for the Mustangs â€” the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles, long jump and as a member of the 400-meter relay â€” and is trying for his third straight trip to the regional meet.
Having successful baseball and softball teams at Sweetwater High School is something people here havenâ€™t been accustomed to seeing on a regular basis.
In fact, having both teams in the playoffs the same year has never happened. Thatâ€™s why the past week at SHS has been, well ... historic.
Dating back to 1996, the first year Sweetwater played softball, each of the teams had been to the playoffs on three occasions â€” but never in the same year.
For most of that 17-year period, the losses â€” especially against district competition â€” have far outnumbered the wins.
MONAHANS â€” For the first time since 2004, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team is in the Class 3A playoffs.
But wait, thereâ€™s more.
After Tuesdayâ€™s 10-5 win at Monahans â€” coupled with Snyderâ€™s 7-4 victory over Wylie â€” the Mustangs find themselves all alone atop District 4-3A.
But it took a late rally for Sweetwater (7-1) to defeat Monahans, which had taken a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth and was just three outs from an upset victory.
subject to change
Blackwell will host area meet (Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers will be at this meet) starting at 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Sweetwater qualifiers will be competing at area meet in Pecos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwater JV will host Abilene Wylie, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Wylie at 1 and 3 p.m., respectively.
MONAHANS â€” Sweet-waterâ€™s softball team came into Monahans on Friday having clinched a playoff berth, but still with a chance to claim at least a share of the District 4-3A title.
And after rallying from an early four-run deficit to tie the game at 4-4, the Lady Mustangsâ€™ dream was still alive. But missed opportunities to take the lead led to a disappointing finish, as Monahans scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a walk-off single to claim a 5-4 victory.
Here are results from the Sweetwater Middle School tennis tournament:
Draw A girls doubles
Gisela Solano and Serena Flores won their first match before losing to the eventual tournament runnerup.
Draw A boys singles
Blake Armstrong was eliminated in the semifinals of the consolation bracket; Ty Casto reached the semifinals of the winners bracket before losing to the eventual tournament champion.
Draw B boys singles
Josh Browning lost his first match, but won his next three to take the consolation medal.
Draw A girls singles
DISTRICT 4-3A BASEBALL
Big Spring 4-4
Sweetwater 10, Monahans 5; Greenwood 5, Big Spring 2; Snyder 7, Wylie 4.
Big Spring 4-5
Monahans 5, Sweetwater 4; Greenwood 2, Big Spring 1; Snyder 11, Wylie 2.
Blackwell High School will host an area track meet for both District 13-1A and 14-1A Wednesday.
Blackwell competes in District 14-1A while Roscoe and Highland are both in District 13-1A. The top four finishers in each event at last weekâ€™s district meets advanced to the area meet, where the top four finishers in each event Wednesday will advance to the Region II-1A, Division II meet to be held April 26-27 at Angelo State University.
Here are Blackwell individual results from the District 14-1A track meet which it also hosted this past Thursday: