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April 12th, 2013
Since it began fielding UIL teams in both baseball and softball in 1996, Sweet-water High School has never qualified both for the play-offs in the same year.
The 17-year wait could be almost over.
The Mustang baseball team is tied with Wylie for first place in District 4-3A with a 5-1 record with four games remaining, and the Lady Mustang softball team trails only first-place Snyder and is 5-2 with just three games to play.
Several of Sweetwaterâ€™s track athletes assured them-selves of advancing to next weekâ€™s area meet with top-four finishes at the District 4-3A track meet in Snyder that ended Thursday.
Several Sweetwater ath-letes will see action today when the District 4-3A track meet concludes its two-day run in Snyder.
Deandre Gatson quali-fied for the boys area meet in Pecos by placing second in the triple jump (43-1). Advancing to the district finals scheduled today were Jonathan Browning and Gatson in the 100-meter dash, Jay Lomas and Isaiah McGee in the 200-meter dash, Kaleb Hoover in the 400-meter dash and Nick Nemir in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two golf teams failed to advance to regionals after completing their district tournaments, as the girls placed third and the boys fifth in the final standings.
In addition, Sweetwater had no individual girls or boys players who advanced to regional competition.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys shot 343 on Tuesday for a 1,030 total during Tuesdayâ€™s final district leg at Monahans.
The girls carded a 375 on Monday during their final leg at Midland to finish with a 1,134 total for 54 holes.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at district meet in Snyder.
Roscoe varsity teams will host district meet.
Blackwell varsity teams host district meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Sweetwater JV will play at Big Spring, noon.
Sweetwater middle school teams host tournament.
GREENWOOD â€” They havenâ€™t been dominant lately, but Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s baseball team is winning the close games â€” by getting clutch hits along with some great pitching.
Tuesdayâ€™s 1-0 road vic-ory at Midland Greenwood â€” keeping Sweetwater in a first-place tie with Wylie at 5-1 â€” was the Mustangsâ€™ second straight one-run win and third in district play.
GREENWOOD â€” After dropping out of first place with a 10-0 loss to Snyder, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team got back on track Tuesday by getting 17 hits and scoring 11 runs in the last two innings of a 13-3, run-rule win at Midland Greenwood.
Sweetwater (5-2) stayed a game behind Snyder, which improved to 6-1 in district with an 8-1 win over Big Spring (4-3). Sweetwater, which is closing in on a second straight playoff berth, will play host Friday to Big Spring at 5 p.m.
Mason Andrews (shown) is in 10th place among medalists, while Michael Hunt is 11th for Sweeetwater at the District 4-3A boys golf tournament that ends today at Monahans.
Halfway to the playoffs.
If the season ended today, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s baseball and softball teams would be in the postseason.
But theyâ€™re not there yet.
However, the SHS base-ball team is tied for first place at the midpoint of dis-trict and can get even closer to a playoff berth today if the Mustangs (4-1 in district) win at Greenwood (1-4) today. The game begins at 7 p.m.
Sweetwater had a total of four match wins Friday at the District 4-3A tennis tournament that was held at Big Spring.
First-round winners were Isaiah Hernandez in boys singles, Bax-Vause in boys doubles and Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto in girls doubles before they lost in the second round.
Hernandez defeated a Snyder player 7-5, 6-3 while Bax and Vause won 6-1, 6-2 over Greenwood. Medellin won 3-6, 6-2 (10-8) vs. Snyder, and Casto won 6-1, 6-0 vs. Monahans.