Archive - Sports Article
February 21st, 2013
The final softball signups for girls between the ages of 5-14 will be held today from 6-8 p.m. at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse.
Persons should bring a copy of their childâs birth certificate.
For more information, call (325) 455-5485 or (325) 721-7416.
Four Sweetwater High School girls track team members competed this past Saturday at the Texas Tech Indoor Invitational.
Abby Garcia competed in the high jump (4-6), 55-meter dash (8.12) and 200-meter dash (29.34); Cierra Knox competed in the shot put (28-9); and Mickenzie Brownlow and Marissa Sanchez competed in both the 55-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Brownlow ran the 55 meters in 8.29 and the 400 meters in 1:09.2, and Sanchez ran the 55 meters in 8.34 and the 400 meters in 1:09.8.
Here are the final results from the Sweetwater High School tennis tournament this past Friday. The next varsity action will be a dual match this Friday at Brownwood, while the next junior varsity action will be a tournament today in Midland.
No. 1: Zac Bax-Stephen Shipp placed 2nd
No. 3: Keygan Valdez-Brandon Howell placed 1st
No. 1: Stephen Shipp placed 1st
No. 2: Isaiah Hernandez placed 1st
No. 3: Zac Bax placed 1st
No. 4: Keygan Valdez placed 2nd
No. 5: Brandon Howell placed 1st
No. 6: Michael Redondo placed 1st
No. 7: Tyler Stacey placed 1st
Numerous high school boys and girls powerlifters from Sweetwater, Roscoe and the surrounding area competed at Sweetwaterâs Arlon Barnes Classic this past week. It was the final qualifying meet for the girls, who qualified several individuals for regional competition that will be held March 2 in Fort Stockton. The boys have their final qualifying meet in Hawley this Saturday.
Individual (for Sweetwater and Roscoe powerlifters) and team results follow:
12 points â 7th place
Donald Baker â 2nd in 148-pound class (1,090)
Kendall Rea â 2nd in 242-pound class (1,255)
BALLINGER â They may not be state-ranked, but the Highland girls basketball team knows how to take down a top-25 opponent.
When the Lady Hornets got in foul trouble in the second half while trying to protect a lead, they relied on two Ds â defense and a very effective delay game â and clutch free throw shooting to secure a 40-32 victory over No. 16-ranked Water Valley on Tuesday at Ballinger High School.
Highland (29-4) will face Baird in the regional semifinals at Abilene Christian University at 7 p.m. Friday â a team the Lady Hornets defeated 43-28 back in late November.
BALLINGER â The Highland boys relied largely on their defense to get them into the Class A playoffs this season. It wasnât enough, however, to overcome an anemic offensive effort in Fridayâs bi-district game vs. Robert Lee as the Steers built a first-half lead and held on for a 37-22 victory at Ballinger High School.
District 13-A, D-II runnerup Highland (15-15) held only one lead, 4-3, in the first minute of the second quarter. Yes, 4-3.
Note: There may be additional basketball playoff games later this week.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
Class 1A, Division II girls regional quarterfinal: Highland vs. Water Valley, 6:30 p.m., Ballinger High School.
Class 1A, Division II boys bi-district: High-land vs. Robert Lee, 8 p.m., Ballinger High School.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity will play at Granbury tournament through Saturday, Feb. 23.
Highland basketball fans will get a double treat today as both of its teams have Class 1A, Division II playoff games that will be held at Ballinger High School.
Highlandâs girls begin the doubleheader by taking on Water Valley at 6:30 p.m. in a regional quarterfinal. Highland advanced by beating Zephyr 48-29 in its area playoff this past Friday. Sierra Allen had 16 points and Hannah Allen 11 to pace the 13-A, Division II champion Lady Hornets, who had a first-round bye.
Highland is 28-4 for the season, while Water Valley, the runnerup in 14-A, Division II, is 25-5 overall.
Sweetwater got its base-ball season off to a roaring start here Monday, crushing San Angelo Lake View 11-0 in six innings.
The Mustangs were near-ly flawless in the three key areas against Lake View.
Ten different players ac-counted for their 12 hits and the 11 runs came from nine different players. Eight dif-ferent players had an RBI. The pitching held Lake View to one hit, a third-inning two-out single. The Mus-tangs were also errorless in the field.
Sweetwater High School will field a very experienced baseball team today when the Mustangs open their 2013 season with a 7 p.m. home game against San Angelo Lake View.
The JV team will also begin its season today against Lake View at 5 p.m.
Ten players who earned at least all-district honorable mention in 2012 are back for a Sweetwater team that narrowly missed getting to the playoffs last year.