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February 13th, 2013
SONORA â€” Now that the Sweetwater girls are in the Class 3A playoffs, theyâ€™ve decided to stay awhile.
The Lady Mustangs on Tuesday guaranteed that their best season since 2005 will continue by grabbing a 58-43 bi-district win over Fort Stockton.
Sweetwater, now 21-14 for the season, will take on Lubbock Cooper in the area playoffs later this week. At press time, the teams had tentatively agreed to play at Post on Friday.
Nothing has come easy for the Lady Mustangs over the past month during their run to the postseason, and Tuesdayâ€™s game wasnâ€™t exactly a cakewalk either.
The Sweetwater boys basketball team finished 2-8 in district play and 13-15 overall after losing to Midland Greenwood, 72-57, here on Tuesday.
Sweetwater got a game-high 21 points from Kaleb Hoover, but no one else reached double figures. Dylan Bennett scored nine points, Rhett Torres eight, Deandre Gatson seven, Isaiah McGee five, J.P. Poe three and Cole Maxwell and Sean Morrow two.
Maxwell and Morrow are the teamâ€™s only seniors.
You might think that the only local connection the Sweetwater girlsâ€™ basketball team has to Fort Stockton â€” which will be facing the Lady Mustangs in a Class 3A bi-district playoff at 6:30 p.m. today at Sonora â€” is that the schools were 4A district rivals for many years back in the â€˜80s and â€˜90s.
But it turns out that the Sweetwater-Fort Stockton connection is much closer, because the Prowlersâ€™ head coach has local ties.
Vic Ivy is now in his third year as head girls coach at Fort Stockton.
WINTERS â€” Defense has been a strength for this yearâ€™s Roscoe girls basketball team, and the Plowgirls were solid again in that area when the team faced Sterling City in a Class 1A, Division II bi-district matchup on Monday.
However, Sterling City was able to effectively shut down Roscoeâ€™s offense â€” especially in the final two quarters â€” enough to pull out a 32-29 victory and end the Plowgirlsâ€™ year.
The Sweetwater, High-land and Roscoe boys basketball teams wrap up their regular seasons today.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are through after today, but Highland is advancing to the playoffs which get started next week.
Sweetwater hosts Green-wood and Roscoe will enter-tain Westbrook. Both the Mustangs and Plowboys are 2-7 in their districts (4-3A and 13-A, respectively).
Highland (7-2) will play host to first-place Ira (9-0) in its finale.
The 2013 softball season officially starts today for Sweetwater High School as its varsity and JV will host Colorado City at 4:30 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater is coming off a season where it made the playoffs for the first time since 1997. The basketball playoffs will delay the start of the season for a few players. Tony Heredia will make his Sweetwater coaching debut today, though he was also the head coach for three seasons at Sweetwater from 2002-04.
Sweetwater High School sent both of its golf teams to a tournament in Big Spring â€” at least the girls did â€” this past weekend.
Amy Witt (80), Corynn Martin (107-105-212), Kala Wofford (108-105-213), Sierra Hernandez (108-114-222) and Angelica Collier (123) competed for the girls, who shot 409-457-866 to finish in fifth place.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls and boys powerlifters placed first and fourth, re-spectively, in team compe-tition at Clydeâ€™s meet this past Thursday.
Both teams will host the annual Arlon Barnes Classic this Thursday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s individuals who placed at Clydeâ€™s meet are listed below:
Sweetwater girls (1st place):
Alexis Thompson â€” 1st in 114-pound class (495)
Valeria Zavaleta â€” 1st in 123-pound class (515)
Mikki Reschman â€” 1st in 148-pound class (670)
Dana Hohn â€” 1st in 165-pound class (730)
Nay Gonzales â€” 1st in 220-pound class (590)
Ezzy Mermella â€” 2nd in 181-pound class (565)
Held Feb. 7
Crystal Luna â€” 2nd in 123-pound class (510)
Held Feb. 9
Zack Longoria â€” 2nd in 148-pound class (885)
Jose Rangel â€” 2nd in 165-pound class (1,190)
Landon Jones â€“ 2nd in 181-pound class (1,185)
The Sweetwater High School girls basketball team was all smiles after Fridayâ€™s 44-43 win over Big Spring that advanced the Lady Mustangs to the playoffs. Pictured from left are, back row, cheerleaders Allison Winslett and Lexie Stewart, Abby McPherson, Shelby Cason, Shaneese Brown, head coach Al Miller, Janell Walker, Suede Shirley, Elise Lawrence assistant coach Amy Clark, Kathleen Campbell; and front row, cheerleaders Caroline Lawrence and Megan Carney, Taylor McPherson, Hayley Brownlow, Kayla Chowning, Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson and Maddie Jones.