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October 8th, 2012
GREENWOOD â€” Sweet-water got back on the winning track in District 4-3A volleyball action Friday, as the Lady Mustangs went to Midland Greenwood and picked up a 3-0 sweep.
Sweetwater beat the Ran-gerettes 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 to end a two-game losing streak and keep its playoff hopes alive. The Lady Mustangs are 2-3 in district (22-13 overall) and begin the second half of district play at Monahans Tuesday.
Greenwood, which came into the match off its first victory in district against Snyder, fell to 1-4, 17-18.
ROSCOE â€” It looked as if it might be a long night for Roscoe when Cross Plainsâ€™ Blake Hutchins ran 87 yards for a touchdown just over a minute in. But the Plowboys responded with two scores of their own for a 12-7 lead.
Ultimately, Cross Plains â€” and Hutchins â€” were too much to overcome, howev-er, as the Buffaloes regained the lead before halftime and pulled away over the final two periods for a 27-12 win at Plowboy Field.
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.
Sweetwater varsity and freshman teams will play at Midland Greenwood (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will play at Midland Greenwood, 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
Highland junior high will host Lueders-Avoca (Highland homecoming), 4:30 p.m.
Highland varsity will host Lueders-Avoca (Highland homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
A 14-0 victory over Baird this past week did more than just end a long Roscoe losing streak that stretched back to the end of the 2010 season. It also put the Plowboys (1-3 overall) in the top half of the District 7-1A, Division II standings.
Now that Roscoe has finally tasted success, coach Jonathan Haseloffâ€™s team hopes to build on it and gets to do so tonight when it hosts Cross Plains (1-0, 2-2). The Buffaloes are also coming off a win after their 26-0 victory over Gorman last Friday.
Itâ€™s been awhile since the Sweetwater High School tennis team has seen action due in part to the weather. But if Mother Nature permits, the team is scheduled to play at a two-day tournament in Andrews today and Saturday.
Sweetwater last played on Sept. 25 at Abilene Cooper, and played it close only to lose 11-8. Results follow:
Girls doubles â€” Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto won 8-5; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe won 8-6; Vida Gamez and Ashley Heaton won 8-0.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s three volleyball teams will continue a three-game road swing today when they go to Midland Greenwood, with the varsity match set to tip off at 5 p.m.
A win today will be critical to Sweetwaterâ€™s playoff hopes after the Lady Mus-tangs lost to Wylie â€” the No. 1 team in the state in Class 3A â€” on Tuesday to fall to 1-3 in District 4-3A with six games left. Greenwood is also 1-3, but is coming off its first district win Tuesday against Snyder, also the only team Sweetwater has beaten in district play.
Pictured front row seated from left are Lena Lovelady, Maddie Jones, Marina Duran, Alexis Williams, Marissa Duran, Valeria Zavaleta; second row kneeling, Ally Heredia, Isabel Mendoza, Zanesha Williams, Lexie Castillo, Abby McPherson, Savanna Hall, Megan Holsey; back row standing, coach Amy Clark, Bailey Bernal, Shaneese Brown, Bianca Castillo, Morgan Whitley, Caroline Brennan, Ziggy Collins and Jamison Wingerley-Pratt.
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.