Archive - Sports Article
March 12th, 2013
Ending a losing streak is always a good thing.
And thatâ€™s especially true when you do it in the way Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team did here Monday.
Losers of six straight, the Mustangs found themselves staring at a 6-0 deficit when they came to bat in the bot-tom of the sixth inning in their game with Andrews.
But Sweetwater came up with five runs in their half of the frame, then scored the winning runs in the bottom of the seventh on a single and four walks â€” the last coming with the bases loa-ded â€” to win 7-6.
Thanks to a second-place finish in the 148-pound weight class, Donald Baker is advancing to Abilene where he will represent the Sweetwater boys at the state powerlifting meet later this month.
Bakerâ€™s total lift in the three categories â€” squat, bench press and dead lift â€” at the regional meet held Saturday at Sundown High School was 1,085 pounds.
Baker, a senior, will be making his first appear-ance at the state meet.
Sweetwater sought a win at home against Andrews at noon today after playing â€” and losing â€” all four games at the Abilene ISD baseball tournament that ended on Saturday.
MONDAY, MARCH 11
Sweetwater, JV hosts Abilene Cooper sophomores, 9 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Andrews, noon.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams will play at Levelland at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
Sweetwater varsity will play at Lubbock Estacado, noon.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater varsity plays host to Brownwood at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams play host to Snyder (district openers), 5 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater JV will play doubleheader at Jim Ned starting at noon.
Sweetwater athletes made a strong showing Friday at the high school track field when they hosted their Rattlesnake Relays for the first time in several years.
The Sweetwater boys and girls both placed second to San Angelo Central in the team standings, with the boys scoring 131 points and the girls 101. Centralâ€™s boys and girls scored 192 and 226 points, respectively.
The Sweetwater boys won a total of seven events, with both Nick Nemir and Kaleb Hoover winning twice.
JV results will be run at later date
Final team results â€” 1. Central 192; 2. Sweetwater 131; 3. Borden County 70; 4. Colorado City 69; 5. Anson 60; 6. Snyder 53.
100 â€” 1. Prieto, Central, 11.27; 2. Williams, Colorado City, 11.33; 3. Jay Lomas, Sweetwater, 11.34; 4. Kris Duran, Sweetwater, 11.52; 5. Deandre Gatson, Sweetwater, 11.59; 6. Martez, Central, 11.62; 7. Jackson, Central, 11.68; 8. Beker, Anson, 11.76; 9. Domguez, Snyder, 12.05; 10. Cumpton, Anson, 12.73.
Four Sweetwater High School basketball players have earned District 4-3A recognition for their out-standing play this season.
Junior Kaleb Hoover was named to the first team and junior Dylan Bennett made the second team. Two soph-omores, Isaiah McGee and Rhett Torres, received all-district honorable mention.
Hoover, who led the Mus-tangs in scoring with a 15.7 average during district play, was the district newcomer of the year as a sophomore.
Alexis Thompson in the 114-pound class and Ashley Lara in the 198-pound class will be representing Sweetwater High School at the state girls powerlifting meet after recording top-two finishes this past week-end at the regional meet in Fort Stockton.
Thompson was second Alyssa Flores of Snyder in her weight class with a total lift of 515 pounds while Lara was second in her weight class to Kathryn Garza of Fort Stockton after lifting a total of 630 pounds.
Highland junior Sierra Allen is the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association girls basketball co-player of the year. She shares the honor with Strawnâ€™s Jayde Price.
Sierraâ€™s younger sister, freshman Hannah Allen, earned second team all-state honors.
Coming off one of its toughest losses of the still-young season, the Sweet-water High School baseball team began play at Abileneâ€™s three-day tournament this morning against Abilene Cooper at Cooperâ€™s field.
Sweetwater (6-5) lost at Andrews, 5-4, on Tuesday â€” a game Sweetwater led 4-0 after four innings.
Andrews tied it with a four-run fifth, however, and the host Mustangs won it by scoring off a Sweetwater error in the seventh follow-ing a walk and stolen base.