Archive - Sports Article
February 10th, 2012
The 2011-12 basketball season ends today for the Roscoe boys and the Sweetwater, Highland and Blackwell boys finish up Tuesday, leaving Highlandâ€™s girls as the countyâ€™s only playoff-bound team after ending their season with a win at Westbrook this past Friday.
But the Lady Hornets will get in another game this week when they face New Home in a playoff warmup. The game is in Hermleigh and tips off at 8 p.m. today.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys are idle today before ending their 2011-12 season next Tuesday at Snyder.
Note: The regular season ended on Tuesday for all area high school girls basketball teams.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9
Sweetwater boys and girls teams compete at Clyde meet.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at Haskell (scrimmage) starting at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV teams play at season-opening San Angelo Lake View tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10
Sweetwater boys have open date.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys host Munday. 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys play at Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater lost to Brownwood in season-ending District 5-3A girls basketball action here Tuesday to finish 1-7 in district play and 15-18 overall. Shown here is Candice Hernandez (23) trying to make a move against Brownwoodâ€™s Ashley Vaccaro. Hernandez and two other Lady Mustang seniors played their final game.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls power-lifting team placed second overall and had two individual winners Saturday at a meet in Grape Creek.
Sweetwaterâ€™s individual winners were Loni Mendez in the 181-pound class and Joslyn Rosas in the 220-pound class. Mendez lifted a total of 760 pounds, while Rosas lifted 730 pounds.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls and boys golf teams played in season-opening tournaments this past week-end at San Angelo and Sny-der, respectively.
The girls shot a two-day score of 845 for a sixth-place finish in San Angelo, while the boys placed fifth in Snyder after a two-day total of 690.
For the boys, Ryan Mercer shot 77-79-156 to finish in a tie for third place among medalists. Meanwhile, the team rebounded from an opening 370 on Friday to shoot 320 â€” the best one-day score of any team in the tournament â€” on Saturday.
If Brownwood thought that its last district game at Mustang Gym for at least the next two years would be easy, Sweetwater had them thinking otherwise by gameâ€™s end Tuesday.
Unfortunately, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. As a result, the playoff-bound Lions (5-1) left with a 57-48 win that kept them in contention for a share of the District 5-3A title. But it took clutch free throw shooting at the end for Brownwood to finally hold off Sweetwater (1-6), which twice got within four points until the Lions hit 7-0f-8 from the line in the final 1:07 to seal the win.
Brownwood showed again here Tuesday why it is the No. 6-ranked team in Class 3A girls basketball.
Sweetwater scored the first basket on a shot by Candice Hernandez just 16 seconds into the game. But things went downhill quickly from there for the homestanding Lady Mustangs as the Lady Lions came back to beat Sweetwater, 70-29, in the teamsâ€™ season finale.
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team defeated Stamford, 33-31, in its regular season finale on Tuesday. But the Plowgirls (5-5, 16-14) didnâ€™t get the help they needed to have a shot at the third and final playoff spot in District 9-A, Division I.
Haskell (6-4) claimed the No. 3 berth Tuesday by beating Rotan. Hamlin (9-1) and Munday (8-2) took the top two spots in the district.
Sweetwater won three of its four sub-varsity games against Brownwood here on Tuesday. The JV boys won 43-28, the JV girls prevailed 53-42 in their game and the freshman boys defeated Brownwood 38-15. The freshman girls lost to Brownwood in their contest, 34-31.
The JV boys, who are now 16-10 overall and 3-4 in district, were led by Trey Taylor with 11 points. Deandre Gatson had 10, Quentin Wetsel eight, Brandon Howell seven, Mike McCoy five and Mar-quees Jenkins two.
The Sweewater High School freshman boys basketball team plays its final home game today. The team, which hosts Brownwood at 6 p.m., has a 12-6 season record and is 3-3 in district with two games left. Pictured are, standing from left, Isaiah McGee, Clay Kitchens, Rhett Torres, Duanta Williams, Jonathan Neri; seated, J.P. Poe, Bray Amos, Colton Scott, Martes Harris and Nick Haley. Not pictured is coach Skylar Houston.