Archive - Sports Article
November 29th, 2012
Several Highland players earned recognition on the all-District 7, Division I football team that was an-nounced recently.
Running back Michael Hyde, special teams player Ron Covington and defensive lineman Shelby Howard made the first team. In addition, six players earned second team honors and five players were given all-district honorable mention.
Hyde (linebacker, kicker), Covington (utility player) and Howard (fullback) also made the second team as did Garrett Stewart at tight end, Ethan Wilson at spread back and safety and Gaga Soedarsono at wide receiver and defensive lineman.
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Hawley, 48-46, on Tuesday.
The contest was tied up 31-31 after three quarters, but Hawley outscored the Plowgirls 17-15 in the final period. Roscoe (4-2) was paced by Mirian Solisâ€™ 11 points while Faith Boren and Carolina Perez had nine points apiece.
The Sweetwater girls basketball team got its season back on track Tuesday, and also finally picked up a win at home as the Lady Mustangs crushed Abernathy 45-26.
Abernathy led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter when one of its players hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer just past the midcourt line. But Sweetwater (4-2) â€” which had lost to Abilene High (42-48) and Early (35-54) at Mustang Gym following a 3-0 start â€” dominated the last three quarters.
The Roscoe boys basket-ball team began its 2012-13 season with a 60-24 loss at Hawley on Tuesday.
Javier Leanos paced Roscoe with 12 points. Brant Burnett had three points, Esteban Benivamondez, Dillon Freeman, Luke Rov-ig and Shelton Toliver two and Cutter Davila one. The girlsâ€™ game with Hawley was not available at press time.
The Highland girls basketball team went to a neutral site â€” Water Valley â€” for a 61-30 win over McCamey on Monday.
Shaneese Brown had 19 points and five other play-ers scored as the Sweetwat-er JV girls basketball team improved to 10-0 by defeat-ing the Abernathy JV girls, 40-28, here Tuesday.
Trailing 9-6 at the end of the first quarter, Sweetwater outscored Abernathy 34-19 the rest of the way. Abby McPherson and Cierra Knox each had six points while Morgan Whitley had four, Maddie Jones three and Bianca Castillo two for Sweetwater.
With the month of Dec-ember almost here, the basketball tournament season is set to arrive as several Nolan County high school teams compete in three-day events starting Thursday.
The Sweetwater girls and boys are in Ballinger, while Blackwell hosts its annual Oak Creek Classic. Highlandâ€™s varsity boys and JV girls are also in Blackwellâ€™s tournament, while the Highland varsity girls are going to Bronte.
Here are the area tournament schedules:
10:30 a.m. â€” Clyde vs. Ballinger
Noon â€” Sweetwater vs. Abilene JV
Former Sweetwater High School athlete Alicia Finn had a perfect shooting day from the field on Saturday against Trinity University when she made her debut for the Hardin-Simmons University girls basketball team, helping them to a 77-75 victory at Trinityâ€™s Thanksgiving tournament in San Antonio. Finn, a freshman, had four points in the game for the Cowgirls as she made her only field goal attempt in the contest and also sank both of her free throw shots.
Another busy weekend of high school playoff football action is scheduled at Mus-tang Bowl with two more games on tap.
On Friday, a pair of Class 3A schools, Midland Green-wood and Graham, meet at 7:30 p.m. in a Division II regional. Greenwood, the No. 3 team in District 4-3A, is 9-3 while Graham, the champion of District 5-3A, is 11-1. The winner will face either Monahans or Gates-ville, who also play Friday, in the state quarterfinals.
MONDAY, NOV. 26
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Monahans, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams at Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Bronte starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27
Sweetwater girls host Abernathy â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Wall â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Hawley (season openers for JV and varsity boys) starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams vs. McCamey at site TBD starting at 4 p.m.
Six members of Sweetwa-ter High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team have garnered all-District 4-3A recognition.
Setter Suede Shirley and outside hitter Kendra Cros-son made the all-District 4-3A first team. Middle blockers Kathleen Campbell and Shelby Cason and outside hitter-middle blocker Kelsi Crosson were all named to the second team, and libero Janell Walker earned all-district honorable mention. All six players are seniors.
This is the third straight year for Shirley, Kendra Crosson and Campbell to be named either first- or second-team all-district.