Archive - Sports Article
October 22nd, 2012
Missed opportunities in the first half for Sweetwater led to second-half domination in the Mustangsâ€™ Dis-trict 4-3A showdown Friday with Midland Greenwood.
The visiting Rangers, after spotting Sweetwater a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, gradually took control and came away with a 31-13 win that leaves both teams 1-1 in district play.
Greenwood (5-2 overall) was led by quarterback Kam Williams, who accounted for 381 yards â€” 245 pas-sing and 136 rushing â€” and four touchdowns. The 6-3, 200-pounder had scoring runs of 10, 9 and 7 yards and also threw a 10-yard TD pass to Logan Day.
ROSCOE â€” The Roscoe Plowboys evened ther rec-ord at 2-2 in District 7-A, Division II on Friday as they shut out a winless Ranger team, 52-0, before the home crowd at Plowboy Field.
One week after losing to district leader Albany 69-12, Roscoe dished out its own punishment. The Plowboys got two TD runs by Eduar-do Gallegos and one from Vincent Pantoja and Este-ban Benivamondez in rush-ing for 379 yards to Ran-gerâ€™s 28. Gallegos ran for 165 yards and Pantoja 102. Also, Cutter Davila was 15-of-25 passing for 193 yards and had TD throws to Gallegos, Benivamondez and Shelton Toliver.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s cross country runners com-peted at a meet hosted by Roscoe this past Tuesday in their final tuneup for the district meet at Snyder.
Individual times were as follows:
Girls â€” Madison Howard 16:08.16; Marissa Sanchez 16:09.80; Addisyn Cleckler 18:56.81; Hannah Sanchez 20:23.60.
Boys â€” Colton Scott 18:21.19: Brandon Howell 20:23.16.
Tennis team wins 14 of 18 matches against Greenwood
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s tennis team did exception-ally well this past Tuesday, winning 14 of 18 matches against Midland Greenwood at the SHS courts.
After suffering a defeat at Big Spring three days earlier that eliminated any hopes of reaching the playoffs, the Sweetwater volleyball team â€” which by many accounts has had an excellent season â€” showed off its talent while beating Midland Greenwood in three games at Mustang Gym.
After winning the first two games over the Rangerettes by scores of 25-15 and 25-17, Sweetwater (24-15 overall) staged a terrific rally to get a sweep with a 25-19 win in Game 3 that dropped Greenwood to 1-8 in district.
While only two Nolan County high school football teams will see action today, their games will be crucial as Sweetwater and Roscoe will both be seeking wins on their home fields today with a chance to seriously dam-age the playoff hopes of the teams they face.
Sweetwater (1-0, 3-3) hosts Greenwood (0-1, 4-2) at 7:30 p.m. in the first-ever district meeting of the two schools, while Roscoe (1-2, 1-5) entertains Ranger (0-3, 0-6) at the same time.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
Sweetwater 7th grade Red and White teams will host Midland Greenwood (high school practice field), 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade White and Red teams will host Midland Greenwood (Mustang Bowl), 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Big Spring, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV (combined team) at Midland Greenwood, 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Ranger (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior varsity at Albany, 6:30 p.m.
Highland and Blackwell junior high and JV teams are idle.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
Sweetwater varsity will host Midland Greenwood, 7:30 p.m.
Since playing each other for the first time ever in 2000, Sweetwater and Mid-land Greenwood have met on an almost annual basis.
In that time the Mustangs and Rangers have played each other 11 times, includ-ing three times in the play-offs, with Sweetwater hold-ing a 7-4 edge. In fact, the teams faced each other twice in the same season in 2002 and 2005, when they met during both the regular season and the playoffs.
But the rivalry has a new wrinkle this year.
The Mustang Moms will host a spaghetti supper prior to the Sweetwater vs. Midland Greenwood foot-ball game. The supper will be served at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
The plate will include spaghetti, bread, salad, corn, dessert, tea and water.
SRPC sight-in-day is set for Saturday
Nick Nemir is the Foot-ball Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Nemir, a senior defensive back and wide receiver, had six solo stops and eight assisted tackles in last weekâ€™s win over Snyder, and he also caught two passes for 24 yards.
BIG SPRING â€” Sweetwa-ter saw its slim playoff hopes in volleyball disappear on Tuesday, as the Lady Mus-tangs lost to Big Spring in four games by scores of 21-25, 25-19, 11-25, 19-25.
Sweetwater (23-15 for the season) fell to 3-5 in district play while Big Spring (26-13 overall) is now 6-2 and tied with Monahans for second place with two games left. Wylie is first at 8-0 and has clinched at least a share of the District 4-3A championship after beating Midland Greenwood on Tuesday. Sweetwater will entertain Greenwood (1-7) on Friday and ends its season by hosting Wylie next Tuesday.