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February 16th, 2011
The Sweetwater softball team lost to Jim Ned, 8-2, in its season-opening game on Tuesday at Jim Ned.
The Lady Mustangs were held scoreless until a two-run sixth inning, while Jim Ned built a 6-0 lead by scoring single runs in the second, third and fourth and three runs in the fifth. Kendra Crosson and Taylor McKoy had RBI hits for Sweetwater and Suede Shirley finished 3-for-3 with three stolen bases, while on the mound McKoy pitched the first four innings and Alicia Finn worked the final two. McKoy finished with five strikeouts and Finn three, and McKoy allowed just three hits.
BRONTE â€” Highlandâ€™s Lady Hornets overcame a four-point deficit after three quarters to beat Robert Lee 36-31 in a Class 1A, Divi-sion II bi-district playoff on Tuesday.
Led by Sierra Allenâ€™s 11 points, Highland â€” which also trailed by two points, 14-12, at intermission â€” outscored Robert Lee 15-6 in the fourth quarter to advance to the area playoffs later this week. Highland (20-11), which forced seven turnovers in the final period, will now face Wink (22-3). The teams are scheduled to meet at Lenorah Grady at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
The Sweetwater High School girls placed first and the boys were fourth on Saturday at the Clyde powerlifting meet. Sweetwater hosts a qualifying meet this Saturday.
Three Nolan County high school boys basketball teams get to play the role of spoiler when they end their regular seasons today, although one of them still has a shot at advancing to the postseason playoffs.
The Highland girls basketball team has had three different head coaches in the past three years. But the program continues to be one of the most successful in West Texas at any level.
Highland (19-11), which was the District 11-A, Division II runnerup this season with a 10-2 record, is about to make its 10th consecutive playoff appearance. The Lady Hornets will take on Robert Lee (19-10), the third-place team from District 12-A, Division II, in a bi-district matchup at 7 p.m. today in Bronte.
TUESDAY, FEB. 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Midland Lee (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Snyder â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity girls vs. Robert Lee (Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff), 7 p.m., Bronte.
Highland JV and varsity boys at Roby starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys at Bronte, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Jim Ned (season opener), 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 17
Sweetwater varsity at Crane tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 18
The Roscoe boys basketball team needed a road win in Fridayâ€™s season-ending game to claim the final playoff spot from District 9-A, Division I.
But Munday had other ideas as the Moguls won, 68-42, to claim the third-place berth in the district.
Feb. 15 â€” at Jim Ned (V)
Feb. 18 â€” at Haskell (JV)
Feb. 17, 19 â€” Crane tournament (V)
Feb. 22 â€” at Hawley (V, JV)
Feb. 24-26 â€” Sweetwater tournament (V, JV)
March 3-5 â€” Eula tournament (JV)
March 8 â€” at Colorado City (V, JV)
March 11-12 â€” Post tournament (V)
March 15 â€” at Lamesa (V, JV)
March 17 â€” Levelland (V. JV)
March 18 â€” +at Big Spring (V, JV)
March 22 â€” +at Wylie (V, JV)
March 25 â€” Crane (V, JV)
March 29 â€” +Brownwood (V, JV)
April 1 â€” +Snyder (V, JV)
April 5 â€” +Big Spring (V, JV)
April 8 â€” +Wylie (V, JV)
April 11 â€” Frenship (V)
April 11 â€” Rotan (V)
This past year, Sweetwater High School may have fielded its youngest softball team since the program started in the mid-1990s.
An astounding seven freshmen, plus three sophomores and three juniors, comprised the teamâ€™s opening roster and all seven freshmen started.
Three of the four Sweet-water Middle School boys basketball teams came away with season-ending victories last week against Snyder.
The Sweetwater eighth grade Red boys won 42-28. Duante Williams had 12 points, Bray Amos and Rhett Torres nine, Isaiah McGee seven, Hayden Reeves three and J.P. Poe two.
The Sweetwater seventh grade Red boys won their game 48-27. Michael Hunt had 16 points. Cornelio Mendez eight, Michael Law-rence five, Adrian Vizzerra, Mark Lawrence and Joe Ruiz four, Denzell Moore three and Max Gomez and Hardy Escobar two apiece for the Colts.