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April 30th, 2013
REGION I-3A - (Texas Tech Universityâs Fuller Track, Lubbock):
110 hurdles â Nick Nemir 15.74 (did not make finals)
400 dash â Kaleb Hoover 51.50 (made finals)
300 hurdles â Nick Nemir 40.33 (made finals)
Triple jump â Deandre Gatson 42-9 1/2 (8th place)
Long jump â Nick Nemir 21-5 1/2 (4th place)
400 dash â Kaleb Hoover 52.66 (7th place)
300 hurdles â Nick Nemir 38.95 (3rd place)
800 relay â 1:47.84 (9th place â did not make finals)
WOLFFORTH â Sweet-waterâs 2013 softball team just keeps rewriting history.
The Lady Mustangs (21-13) â who were already the first softball team in the 17-year history of Sweet-waterâs program to record 20 wins â added another historical footnote Saturday when they routed Pecos, 11-1, in five innings for their first playoff win ever.
âWe wanted it pretty bad,â said senior pitcher Maty Montgomery, who allowed just four hits and struck out three to get the victory. âIt feels good.â
LUBBOCK â The third time for Nick Nemir might be the charm.
The Sweetwater High School senior, who competed in three events this weekend at the Region I-3A track meet at Texas Tech University, will find out later today if his third-place showing Saturday in the boys 300-meter hurdles is good enough to earn him a ticket to Austin for the state meet May 10-11.
SAN ANGELO â Many of the Highland girls who went to Austin two months ago for the Lady Hornet basketball teamâs first-ever state tournament appearance are going back to represent their school at the state track meet.
Also making the trip wil be two Highland boys and a pair of Blackwell athletes â one girl and one boy. In all, the two schools captured eight medals â representing the work of five individual athletes and one relay â at the Region II-1A, Division II meet held this past weekend at Angelo State University.
SAN ANGELO â Athletes from Blackwell and High-land claimed the top three spots in the boys pole vault on Fridayâs opening day of the Region II-1A, Division II track meet, and all three of them may go to state.
Blackwellâs Jayden Jones, who won the event with a leap of 13 feet, one inch, and Highlandâs Michael Hyde â who was second with a leap of 12-9 â are assured of a trip to Austin for the state meet that will be held on May 10-11. However, Blackwellâs Mason Magness may join them after he fin-ished third on Friday with a leap of 12-3.
The final night of the 2013 regular season Friday was an eventful one for Sweet-waterâs baseball team.
It began with hopes for an outright district championship â hopes that were dashed when the Mustangs were defeated 11-5 by Snyder at Sportsmanâs Park.
However, Sweetwater still claimed a piece of the Dis-trict 4-3A crown thanks to some help from Big Spring, which won 5-3 over Wylie. But the Bulldogs get the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye after beating Sweetwater in both head-to-head games.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater qualifiers at Region I-3A meet, Lubbock (Texas Tech University).
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers at Region II-1A, Division II meet at San Angelo (Angelo State University).
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
Sweetwater JV will play at Snyder, noon.
Sweetwater vs. Pecos (Class 3A bi-district one-game playoff), 7 p.m., Frenship High School, Wolfforth.
Sweetwater middle school teams play at district meet in Big Spring.
The Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams are in the playoffs the same year for the first time ever.
Baseball players (standing from left) are Ryan Linebaugh, Sean Morrow, Quentin Wetsel, Shawn Campbell, Greg Aiken, Dylan Bennett, Hayden Reeves, Kaleb Hoover, Stephen May, Cole Maxwell, J.P. Poe, Cory Mendez, and Gabriel Melendez.
Softball players (kneeling) are Abby Garcia, Lena Lovelady, Shaneese Brown, Cierra Knox, Jerren Villa, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Keyli Turner, Maty Montgomery, Kelsi Crosson, Alyssa Heredia, Morgan Gomez, Megan Holsey, and Jaya Atkins.
Spring fever is a common thing for many people in late April when the weather begins to stay warmer.
Fans of the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams, though, have another name for it: playoff fever.
Since softball was adopted as a UIL sport, this is the first time for the Lady Mustangs (20-13) and the Mustangs (15-12) to both advance to the playoffs. In fact, in that 17-year span prior to 2013, each of the programs had gone to the playoffs just three times. But thatâs all changed.
The Class 3A bi-district softball playoff between Sweetwater and Pecos has been moved to another Lubbock-area location.
The teams have agreed to hold their playoff at Frenship High School in Wolfforth at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Sweetwater head coach Tony Heredia.
The location was changed due to a conflict with the field at Lubbock Coronado High School, the original choice. Sweetwater, the District 4-3A runnerup, is in the playoffs for the sec-ond straight year. Pecos was the third-place team from District 3-3A. The winner will advance to the area playoffs to face Pampa.