Archive - Sports Article
March 22nd, 2011
Things have soured the past two weeks for Sweetwaterâs baseball team after a great start, but the one bright spot during its current slump came against Wylie in an 11-1 triumph.
Sweetwater (10-9-1) returns to Wylie for a rematch with the Bull-dogs at 4:30 p.m. today in the District 5-3A opener for both squads.
This has been an up-and-down year so far for the Mustangs, who got off to a 9-2-1 start only to drop seven of their last eight. Sweetwater ended its pre-district schedule by losing 6-0 to Class 2A Wall at Newman Park Friday.
CORPUS CHRISTI â Sweetwater High School senior Bri Munoz placed eighth at the Class 3A state powerlifting meet Friday.
Munoz, competing in the 105-pound weight class, lifted a total of 570 pounds and had personal bests in all three categories in her first trip to the state meet. She had a 210-pound squat, 110-pound bench press and 250-pound dead lift.
Sweetwaterâs other state competitor was also a sen-ior, Kelsey Painter, who was in the 132-pound weight class. Painter did not place, however, after she was disqualified in the squat. This was also the first state ap-pearance for Painter.
Sweetwater High School sent several boys powerlifters to Sundown earlier this month to compete in the Region I, Division II meet and four of them medaled. They are, front row from left, Jay Lomas, fifth place in the 123-pound weight class; Ryan Linebaugh, second place in the 165-pound weight class; Sam Nemir, first place (regional champion) in the 165-pound weight class; and Mateo Gonzales, fifth place in the 242-pound weight class. By finishing in the top two in their class, Nemir and Linebaugh advance to compete in the state meet this Saturday in Abilene.
MONDAY, MARCH 21
Sweetwater JV hosts Wylie (district opener) starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie (district opener) starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Wylie starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Wylie 7th grade starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play first leg of district tournament at Brownwood.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Sweetwater varsity girls play final pre-district tournament at Lamesa.
In its final game before todayâs District 5-3A opener at Big Spring, Sweetwaterâs softball team showed some resiliency here on Thursday by coming all the way back from a five-run deficit to tie Levelland, 5-5, at the Jerry Collins Complex.
But the Loboettes then put together the winning rally with three runs in their half of the sixth inning to break the deadlock and held on for an 8-5 victory over the Lady Mustangs.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs softball team tries for its second straight win when it hosts Levelland at 3 p.m. today after a 16-8 victory at Lamesa on Monday that improved the team to 8-7 this season. Sweetwater begins district play Friday when it goes to Big Spring for a 7 p.m. contest.
Seven players had multiple-hit games Monday at Lamesa. Keyli Turner had five hits and Kendra Crosson and Alicia Finn four each, while Suede Shirley, Taylor McKoy and Kinsey Browning had three hits and Kelsi Crosson two for the Lady Mustangs.
Sweetwaterâs Alicia Finn smiles as she runs as she circles the bases following a home run that she hit at the Lady Mustangsâ tournament in February. Finn was one of several Sweetwater players who had big offensive games in a 16-8 win at Lamesa on Monday. The team begins district play on Friday when the Lady Mustangs travel to Big Spring for a 7 p.m. game.
Sweetwaterâs offense had 14 hits against Graham and the pitchers came up with 11 strikeouts in Tuesdayâs non-district game at Newman Park, while giving up just five hits. Still, the Steers were able to overcome their lack of production by taking advantage of Sweetwater mistakes as they won, 9-5, with the help of nine walks, two hit batters, four errors and a few timely hits.
Jayci Shelton did more than just set a meet record with her time of 45.56 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles Friday at the West Texas Relays in Odessa.
The SHS seniorâs winning time eclipsed the old record of 46.54 set in 2004 by her coach. Jessica Withrow was a high school star at Muleshoe when she set the previous Division II meet mark for the 300-meter hurdles, a mark broken Friday by Shelton. Losing the record, Withrow said, was âkind of bittersweet.â
While most students are enjoying spring break, the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams will stay busy this week and both will see action today.
The baseball team entertains Graham at 7 p.m. at Newman Park, while the SHS softball team travels to Lamesa for a noon contest. The Lady Mustangs, who are 7-7 overall, are back at the Jerry Collins Complex on Thursday for their final non-district game against Levelland at 3 p.m. Sweet-water will then travel to Big Spring for its District 5-3A opener at 7 p.m. Friday.