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May 5th, 2014
Here are the final season-ending junior high district track results for Blackwell:
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS
Team points â€” 4. Blackwell 73.
200 â€” 4. Caden Reed, 27.39.
110 hurdles â€” 2. Hunter Clarke, 18.55; 5. Hunter Perry, 21.46.
300 hurdles â€” 3. Dillon Solis, 50.09.
400 relay â€” 3. Blackwell (53.27 â€” Hunter Perry, Hunter Clarke, Dillon Solis, Caden Reed)
800 relay â€” 3. Blackwell (1:52.81 â€” Hunter Perry, Hunter Clarke, Dillon Solis, Caden Reed)
Long jump â€” 5. Hunter Clarke, 16-6; 6. Caden Reed, 16-2.
Shot put â€” 3. Cade McKee, 30-4 1/2; 4. Kyler Walls, 29-11 1/4.
The Texas Tech Alumni Associationâ€™s Sweetwater chapter is hosting its annual golf tournament and cookout on Friday, May 9. The golf will begin at 1 p.m. at the Sweetwater Country Club an is $40 per person.
The cookout, open to all Texas Tech fans, begins with a social hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Robert Whittekerâ€™s barn and is $25 per person. Proceeds from both events will benefit the chapterâ€™s scholarship fund.
Sweetwater High School honored all of its athletes, cheerleaders and student athletic trainers for the 2013-14 school year at an All Sports Awards Banquet held recently at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The athletes were recognized by their respective head coaches in each sport at the banquet.
The students who were recognized included the following:
Varsity cheerleaders â€” Caroline Brennan, Megan Carney, Kayla Chowning, Maddie Jones, Caroline Lawrence, Corynn Martin, Lexie Stewart, Allison Winslett, Kala Wofford, Lauren Young. Sponsors: Kassidi Seaton, Candace Mercer.
The 2014 baseball season has been an interesting one for Sweetwater.
In terms of overall wins and winning percentage, Sweetwater (18-9) has had its best season since Roland Herrera became head coach in 2009.
Yet it has been a struggle of late, with six losses in the teamâ€™s last nine games as the Mustangs, who made the playoffs for the second straight year, were only the No. 4 seed in District 4-3A.
But Herrera said thatâ€™s all in the past as Sweetwater begins a best-of-3 bi-district series with Pecos (18-8) at 7 p.m. today in Denver City.
The short wait was worth it for all of the Nolan County track athletes who placed third in their events this weekend in San Angelo at the Region II-1A, Division II meet. Theyâ€™re going to state as â€świld cardâ€ť qualifiers at the Class 1A, D-II meet on May 9-10.
The UIL rule qualified three more athletes and relays â€” and nine more athletes, making 15 from Nolan County â€” to compete in less than two weeks at the University of Texasâ€™ Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
The Sweetwater and Pecos baseball teams have agreed to meet this weekend in a best-of-3 bi-district playoff series after completing their regular seasons on Friday. The playoff will be in Denver City.
Game 1 is at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Game 2 begins the following day at 11 a.m. with a third game, if necessary, scheduled to begin about 30 minutes after the end of Game 3.
SAN ANGELO â€” At least six local athletes will go to the UIL state meet at the University of Texas in less than two weeks.
At least two athletes will compete individually â€” Highlandâ€™s Beth Richburg in the girls 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and Matthew Lowry of Blackwell in the boys high jump. Lowry and Richburg will be joined by the Roscoe girlsâ€™ mile relay foursome of Whitney Wil-liams, Lyndi Wilkinson, Sunshine Talamantez and Eva Aguayo, which qualified with a second-place regional time of 4:18.85.
LUBBOCK â€” Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s track season officially ended Saturday as none of its athletes at the Region I-3A meet at Texas Tech University advanced to state competition.
Competing individually for the Sweetwater boys was Johnathan Browning, who placed 13th in the long jump (19-1 1/2); and Deâ€™andre Gatson, who was 13th in the triple jump (40-4). Gatson and Browning also ran on the 400- and 800-meter relays, neither of which made it to Saturdayâ€™s finals.
BIG SPRING â€” When taking on Monahans, the Sweetwater High School baseball team has been a bit schizophrenic this season.
Theyâ€™ve been really good â€” except for the two times when they were, well, any-thing but that.
Sweetwater and Mona-hans met for the fourth time on Friday night in a District 4-3A third-place tiebreaker at Big Springâ€™s Steer Park. It was also their second meet-ing in 10 days, the first being a 15-1 Sweetwater victory in five innings on April 15.
Shown, Abby Garcia was chosen Lady Mustang athlete of the year as well as the top offensive player in softball.
Bryan Vause and Gewel Cherry were among several athletes who received awards for outstanding tennis play.
Kaegan Jeffrey and Bray Amos were named as the co-offensive MVPs in football, while Andrew Davis and Daven Alvarez were named the outstanding linemen in football.