Archive - Sports Article
March 18th, 2013
A flag honoring the 2012 Sweetwater softball team for making the playoffs was unveiled in a brief pre-game ceremony on Friday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Then it was the 2013 Lady Mustangsâ€™ turn to make a impression, and they were up to the challenge in their District 4-3A opener against Snyder.
After falling behind 2-0, Sweetwater sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the second inning against three pitchers and scored 10 runs to take a commanding 10-2 lead. After that, it was just a matter of bringing it home as the Lady Mustangs held on for an 11-8 victory.
After a lackluster effort one day earlier at Lubbock Estacado, the Sweetwater baseball team got back into the win column at home Friday when it faced former district rival Brownwood.
The Mustangs got an ex-cellent pitching effort from sophomore J.P. Poe in their final non-district game in beating the Lions, 5-3, at Newman Park. They also overcame a shaky defensive outing as they had six errors in the contest.
AT COLORADO CITY RELAYS MEET:
7TH GRADE BOYS
112 points â€” 1st place
3200 relay â€” 1st (10:55.82 â€” Tristan Longoria, Kurt Wetsel, Ky Hoover, Daniel Avila)
400 relay â€” 1st (50.61 â€” Trenton Hicks, Isak Alvarez, Kobe Clark, Michael Green)
Sprint medley relay â€” 2nd (2:10.34 â€” Kiante McCoy, Mason Maxwell, Jose Solis, Andrew Melendez)
800 relay â€” 1st (1:49.88 â€” Hicks, Chris Thompson, Alvarez, Green)
Distance medley relay â€” 1st (4:56.41 â€” McCoy, Clark, Melendez, Colt Bewley)
1600 relay â€” 2nd (4:17.77 â€” Hicks, Thompson, Avila, Green)
Shot put â€”Taylor Turney 4th
8TH GRADE BOYS
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity softball team will begin district play against Snyder at 5 p.m. today at Jerry Collins Complex. The JV softball team will also start district against Snyder immediately after the varsity game today.
Pictured kneeling from left are Megan Holsey, Abby Garcia, Maty Montgomery, Jerren Villa, Morgan Gomez, Keyli Turner; standing, head coach Tony Heredia, Angela Garza, Kelsi Crosson, Alyssa Heredia, Shaneese Brown, Suede Shirley and Kendra Cros-son.
Not pictured are player Savanna Hall and assistant coach Al Miller.
Sweetwater High School tennis player Zac Bax makes a face while hitting a return.
Bax and Bryan Vause teamed up for a second-place finish in boys â€˜Aâ€™ doubles at Brownwood while Michael Redondo and Brandon Howell teamed up to win consolation in boys â€˜Bâ€™ doubles.
Also, Tyler Stacy was second in boys â€˜Câ€™ singles at Brownwood and Victoria Carly was second in girls â€˜Câ€™ singles.
Alexis Thompson and Ashley Lara of Sweetwater will compete at the girls state powerlifting meet on Saturday after both of them placed second at regionals. The state meet will be in Corpus Christi.
Thompson lifted a total of 515 pounds to finish second in the 114-pound class at the regional meet in Fort Stockton. Lara lifted a total of 630 pounds in the 198-pound class.
Both are making their first trip to the state meet for Sweetwater.
Donald Baker of Sweet-water will compete at the boys state meet to be held March 23 in Abilene. He will be competing in the 148-pound weight class.
Sweetwater had a number of JV athletes compete at its Rattlesnake Relays meet this past Thursday.
The JV boys scored 139 points to finish second to San Angelo Centralâ€™s 234.
Jonathan Browning won three events as he placed first in the 100 dash (11.16), triple jump (38-5 1/2) and and high jump (6-0), while Deshaun Williams won the long jump (18-8 1/2).
Browning and Williams were also on the Mustangsâ€™ first-place 400 relay (47.16), as were Marquees Jenkins and Austin Kamer.
The Sweetwater boys golf team shot a one-day 339 total to place fifth out of 20 teams at Seminoleâ€™s tourn-ament.
Alex Castillo (80) was 12th among medalists. Also on Sweetwaterâ€™s team were Michael Hunt (85), Mason Andrews (86), Mic-hael Hazard (88) and Mark Lawrence (112).
The next tournament for Sweetwater will be held in Lamesa on March 19.
100 â€” 2. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 11.23.
200 â€” 4. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 23.53; 5. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 23.56.
400 â€” 2. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 55.60; 3. Eduardo Galleg-os, Roscoe, 56.29.
800 â€” 1. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 2:09.63.
1600 â€” 3. Jesus Leanos, Roscoe, 5:20.42.
3200 â€” 2. Jesus Leanos, Roscoe, 11:20.
110 hurdles â€” 3. Esteban Benivamondez, Roscoe, 19.19.
300 hurdles â€” 2. Nick Nemir, Sweetwater, 41.94; 5. Dillon Freeman, Roscoe, 46.18.
400 relay â€” 4. Roscoe, 46.91.
800 relay â€” 5. Roscoe, 1:39.87.
1600 relay â€” 3. Roscoe, 3:46.87.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
Sweetwater varsity plays at Lubbock Estacado, noon.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams host Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater JV will play doubleheader at Jim Ned starting at noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ashley Lara and Alexis Thompson compete at girls state meet in Corpus Christi.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.