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April 2nd, 2012
SNYDER â€” After starting a four-game road gauntlet through District 5-3A with an impressive 14-8 win over Brownwood on Tuesday, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team had a chance to move into undisputed second place by beating Snyder on Friday.
But after taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, things gradually fell apart for the Mustangs as Snyder â€” which came in desperately needing a win after starting out district 0-2 â€” roared back for a 13-6 win at Moffett Field.
SNYDER â€” After being held to no runs and just two hits through the first four innings, the Sweetwater softball team scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory at Snyder to leave both teams in a tie for second place in District 5-3A at 2-2.
Sweetwater High School sent its track teams on Thursday to Colorado Cityâ€™s Lone Wolf Relays for a final tuneup prior to the District 5-3A meets that will be held April 11-12 at Wylie.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity girls scored 76 points to record a fourth-place finish in their division, while Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity boys placed ninth with 28 points in their division. The JV boys team also competed at Colorado City on Thursday and scored 52 points for a fifth-place finish in their division.
Individual results follow (the names of individual relay runners were not made available at press time):
Roscoe High School sent three track teams to Color-ado Cityâ€™s Lone Wolf Relays on Thursday for a last tuneup to district meets scheduled Wednesday and Friday in Albany. Results follow:
38 points (8th place)
3200 â€” Leanos 2nd (11:02.29); Burnett 5th (13:05.32)
Triple jump â€” Ford 5th (33-6 1/2)
Discus â€” Jones 3rd (108-4)
Pole vault â€” Dev. Free-man 2nd (11-0)
800 â€” Rangel 6th (2:20)
400 â€” Gallegos 4th (53.40)
300 hurdles â€” Freeman 6th (46.68)
1600 â€” Leanos 4th (5:09.13)
1600 relay â€” 6th (3:47.64)
55 points (5th place)
Members of the 2012 Sweeetwater High School junior varsity baseball team are, back row standing from left, Marquees Jenkins, Zach Carrasco, Danato Gaxiola, Duanta Williams, Hayden Reeves, Andrew Davis, Daven Alvarez, Sean Norman, head coach Kelly Tobin; front row kneeling, J.P. Poe, Isaiah McGee, Roman Rivera, Chris Figueroa, Mike McCoy, Jay Lomas. Not pictured are players Bray Amos, Ty Crain and Kaegan Jeffrey.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s 2012 junior varsity softball team members are, back row standing from left, K.T. Toland, Nisha Williams, Savanna Hall, Shaneese Brown, Kaitlynn Rendon, Allison Winslett, head coach Al Miller; and front row kneeling, Isabell Mendez, Karlee Murff, Alexis Williams, Alex Mendez, Katherine Montoya and Lena Lovelady.
Sweetwaterâ€™s golf teams are both close to the lead following the opening leg of their respective District 5-3A tournaments this week. The girls are just one shot out of the lead in their event after shooting a 356 in Wednesdayâ€™s first round at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Municipal Golf Course, while the boys shot a 320 and sit just three strokes out of the lead after the first round of their event which began Thursday at Snyderâ€™s Western Texas College.
The Sweetwater Texans youth football league team is shown during a recent practice. Sweetwater will take on the Abilene Buccaneers at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Abileneâ€™s Taylor County Expo Center for its season opener and then plays Breckenridge at 11 a.m. Saturday. The league consists of fifth and sixth graders. This yearâ€™s coaches are Sammy Alvarez Jr., Joe Hall, Randy Melendez and John Castillo.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Sweetwater boys play first leg of district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys are at Colorado City meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at district meet in Christoval.
Highland and Black-well junior high teams are at district meet in Roby.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity play at Snyder, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament.
BROWNWOOD â€” After hitting its low point of the season in a district-opening 16-1 home loss to Wylie on March 20, the Sweetwater baseball team is suddenly hitting its stride â€” and the Mustangs are hitting the ball pretty darn well, too.
Wednesdayâ€™s convincing 14-8 victory at Brownwood certainly drove home the last point. Sweetwater belted 15 hits off three pitchers while handing the three-time defending district champion Lions their first defeat in 5-3A play. The win leaves both squads at 1-1 in district and tied for second place behind Wylie (3-0), a 9-7 winner over Big Spring on Wednesday.