Archive - Sports Article
October 4th, 2012
For the first time since coming to Sweetwater in 1990, your humble sports editor had no football team from Nolan County to cover in the high school playoffs this past season. In fact, there were few victories to write about as the countyâ€™s four schools won just one-fifth of their games (8-32) â€” and one of those was the result of a forfeit.
But there have been eight victories this season already and Sweetwater (2-3) is the only area team that hasnâ€™t already reached or exceeded its win total for last year.
Members of this yearâ€™s Sweetwater High School varsity tennis team are, front row kneeling from left, Kristen Casto, Vida Gamez, Kayla Sage, Teresa Perez-Poe, Brianna Hicks, Jenny Medellin, Gewel Cherry; standing, Keygan Valdez, Michael Redondo, Stephen Shipp, Zac Bax, Isaiah Hernandez, Bryan Vause and Billy Reeves.
ABILENE â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team lost to No. 1-ranked Wylie in three games by scores of 17-25, 11-17, 17-25 in the teamsâ€™ District 4-3A match on Tuesday.
Sweetwater fell to 21-13 overall, 1-3 in district. Wylie is 31-4 and 4-0. Sweetwater goes to Midland Greenwood (17-17, 1-3) for its next match Friday.
In Sweetwaterâ€™s match against Wylie, Kendra Cros-son had eight kills and 10 digs; Kathleen Campbell had six kills; Kelsi Crosson had five kills and 12 digs; Suede Shirley finished with 23 kill assists and four digs; and Shelby Cason had four kills as well as three digs.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Sweetwater runners are at Jim Ned meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Sweetwater 7th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater freshman team is idle.
Sweetwater JV is idle.
Roscoe junior high at Cross Plains (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV vs. Brady freshmen at Cross Plains, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Moran, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Sweetwater varsity idle.
Roscoe varsity will host Cross Plains (Mum Night), 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Andrews team tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Kaleb Hoover is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Hoover had four catches for 71 yards and one touchdown last week against Brownwood, and also had two solo tackles on defense.
First Downs â€” 94; Rushes-yards â€” 161-913; Passing yards â€” 896; Total yards â€” 1809 (361.8 avg.); Passing â€” 65-119-2; Fumbles-Lost â€” 18-5; Penalties-Yards â€” 41-337; Points scored â€” 105 (21.0 avg.).
First Downs â€” 94; Rushes-yards â€” 194-1120; Passing yards â€” 662; Total yards â€” 1782 (356.4 avg.); Passing â€” 63-107-4; Fumbles-Lost 7-5; Penalties-Yards â€” 37-275; Points allowed â€” 118 (23.6 avg.).
Sweetwaterâ€™s Shelby Cason returns a volley during the Lady Mustangsâ€™ District 4-3A match Saturday against Big Spring. Cason and her teammates play at first-place Wylie today to begin a three-game road trip.
After suffering its first defeat one week earlier, Sweetwaterâ€™s JV football team (4-1) got back in the win column this past week with a 38-13 victory over Brownwood at Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwater Middle School teams won just one of their four games against Brown-wood this past Thursday in Brownwood.
The SMS seventh grade Red team was the lone win-ner as it improved to 3-0 with a 22-18 victory. The seventh and eighth grade White had their first games after being a combined team the first two weeks of the season and lost by scores of 16-6 and 12-0, respectively, while the eighth grade Red is now 0-3 after a 32-0 set-back to Brownwood.
Some losses hurt a little more than others.
That was the case here on Saturday as the Sweetwater volleyball team let what ap-peared to be a sure win turn into a five-game loss in a crucial District 4-3A match against Big Spring.
Sweetwater (1-2, 21-12) rallied from a 25-23 loss in the opener to win the next two by scores of 25-20 and 25-18, and was on the verge of closing out the match af-ter going ahead 22-18 in the fourth game.
But Big Spring went on a 7-1 run to win 25-23 and force a Game 5.