Archive - Sports Article
October 4th, 2011
For the first time this year, football and volleyball are both on tap today at Sweetwater High School starting at 5 p.m., when the first of two seventh grade football games against Wylie is played at Mustang Bowl while at the same time the freshman and JV volleyball teams host Snyder at Mustang Gym. The varsity match is at 6:30 p.m. and features a big District 5-3A rivalry matchup, as Sweetwater and Snyder are both trying for their first win in district play.
Highland was on the verge of handing Gordon its first loss of the year this past Friday. But the Longhorns, who trailed 32-16 at halftime and 56-40 after three periods, ran off the last 22 points to deny the Hornetsâ€™ upset bid and pull out a 62-56 win at Highland.
Highland (2-4) enjoyed 16-point leads on four separate occasions, the last time after a 67-yard kickoff return by Ron Covington for a TD and Steven Testerâ€™s PAT to make it 56-40 in the third period, only to see Gordon pull out the win on a 1-yard run with just 1:37 left and improve to 6-0.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity tennis team played a quad match in San Angelo this past Saturday that also involved Andrews, San Angelo Central and Fredericksburg. In girls singles, Heidi Taylor defeated Fredericksburgâ€™s No. 1 player 7-6, 7-4 (7-5). Also beating Fredericksburg in girls singles were Addisyn Cleckler (8-2) and Kristen Casto, who battled it out and won 6-3, 4-6 (10-6) against the No. 5 player. Casto also prevailed by an 8-6 score in her singles match against San Angelo Central.
The Sweetwater seventh grade Red volleyball team won first place at a Lubbock Cooper tournament held on Saturday. The team picked up wins over Lubbock Cooper, Shallowater, Lubbock Christian and Levelland. Pictured on the back row from left are Brittany Peeples, Bergen Trevino, Lauren Jones, Kaitlyn Foster, Maddie Berry and Kensi Chowning. On the front row are Christa Martin, Annaliese Espinosa, Davina Walker, Rhylee Meneses and Natalie Valdez. The team is coached by Jill Locklar.
MONDAY, OCT. 3
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater teams host Snyder â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
Sweetwater and Roscoe runners at Merkel meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams host Wylie, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th and 8th grade teams at Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Hamlin, 6:30 p.m.
MIDLAND â€” Midland Christian, like Sweetwater, plays 11-man football. However, running back Christian Whigham was a one-man wrecking crew for the host team Friday in a 48-21 win over Sweetwater.
Whigham finished with 214 yards on 19 carries and scored a school-record seven touchdowns, five of them in the first half, to help Midland Christian take a 48-0 lead before Sweet-water (3-3) came up with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the final score a bit closer.
BROWNWOOD â€” The Sweetwater volleyball team came close to getting its first district win Friday, but instead lost to Brownwood in four games by scores of 24-26, 25-23, 22-25 and 15-25. Sweetwater fell to 0-2 in district and 16-16 overall, while Brownwood is 2-1 and 10-13 and just one-half game out of the district lead. More infor-mation on Fridayâ€™s match will appear in a later story.
The two six-man football teams from Nolan County both faced unbeaten teams Friday in non-district play.
Highland hosted Gordon and the Hornets (2-4) fell by a score of 62-56, while Blackwell lost to Trent 65-16 to stay winless (0-6). Trent and Gordon are both 6-0.
Unfortunately, the Sweet-water Reporter was unable to get additional information by Sundayâ€™s deadline on both six-man games.
The Reporter apologizes for the inconvenience to our readers in Blackwell and Highland. We will attempt to have complete game stories as soon as possible.
Here are recent results for Sweetwater Middle School volleyball teams against Snyder that were received by the Sweetwater Reporter.
The results for the Sweet-water eighth grade Red team were unavailable.
7TH GRADE RED
Won 25-20, 13-25,
Game 1 points: Davina Walker 13, Kensie Chown-ing 3, Rhylee Meneses 3, Maddie Berry 1, Lauren Jones 1. Game 2 points: Kensie Chowning 5, Maddie Berry 3, Lauren Jones 3, Rhylee Meneses 2, Christa Martin 1, Brittany Peeples 1. Game 3 points: Rhylee Meneses 4, Davina Walker 4, Kensie Chowning 3, Brittany Peeples 3, Maddie Berry 2, Lauren Jones 1.
The Sweetwater Middle School Colt tennis team recently played a match at Big Spring. Individual winners include the following:
Marc Butler won 7-6 (7-5 tiebreaker); Christian Ulbrich won 6-4; Tyler Stacy won 6-3; Mitchell Madden won 6-1; Alex Castillo won 6-2.
Brilee Kenny (7th grader) won 6-2; Crystal Foust (7th grader) won 6-4.
No. 3 team (names were not given) won 6-4.
Brook Hefner and Marc Butler won 6-1.