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Sweetwaterâ€™s boys basket-ball teams will be at home today, while the girls travel to Ballinger.
The Mustangs (5-9) will try to end a three-game los-ing streak when they play host to Bangs starting at 7:30 p.m. Freshman and JV games are also on tap today at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Four Blackwell Hornet sophomore football players have earned second team all-district six-man honors in District 8, Division II.
Chosen on offense were Mason Magness at wide receiver and Jayden Jones at running back. Also named were Kaleb Edwards at cornerback and Ted Chambliss as a defensive lineman.
Roscoeâ€™s teams split their basketball doubleheader at Albany on Tuesday, while the Highland and Blackwell girls both came away with victories in their respective district openers.
Roscoeâ€™s girls beat Albany 33-32 in a double-overtime thriller to improve to 8-6, but the state-ranked Albany boys easily won against the Roscoe boys, 56-12. Black-wellâ€™s girls beat Veribest 37-10, and the state-ranked Highland girls beat Herm-leigh 44-25.
Breckenridge led 17-4 at halftime, then held off a mild comeback for a 28-20 win on Tuesday over Sweetwaterâ€™s JV boys. But the freshman boys won their game, 33-20, at Breckenridgeâ€™s gym.
The JV boys (10-4) out-scored Breckenridge 8-2 in the third quarter to get within eight points, 19-12, but couldnâ€™t maintain their momentum. Quentin Wet-sel had seven points to lead Sweetwater while Marquees Jenkins and Trey Taylor had four, Deandre Gatson three and Brandon Sutton two.
Senior offensive lineman Malcolm Jackson of Sweetwater received all-state honorable mention to the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A football team that was released Tuesday.
The 5-7, 260-pounder earned all-district honors in November. He was one of 14 players from District 5-3A who received all-state recognition.
Brownwood kicker Mat-thew McCrane, Big Spring punter Devin Roberson and Brownwood defensive back Kevin Vaccaro made the second team.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kaleb Hoo-ver and Alicia Finn both had big individual games on the road in non-district basketball action Tuesday, but only Finnâ€™s team was able to pick up a victory.
Finn scored a career-high 30 points, and also grabbed 13 rebounds while getting five steals as Sweetwater defeated Lamesa, 51-44, thanks to a huge rally in the fourth quarter. A 21-8 finish allowed the Lady Mustangs to overcome a 36-3o deficit after three periods and get their third straight win.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater girls at Lamesa â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Breckenridge â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams at Albany â€” JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Hermleigh (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
All other Highland teams are open.
Blackwell varsity girls at Veribest (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys are open.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
The Sweetwater girls go to Lamesa and the boys travel to Breckenridge, while four other area high school basketball teams teams are also on the road today.
Roscoe has a varsity dou-bleheader at Albany, while the Highland and Blackwell girls will begin district play at Hermleigh and Veribest, respectively. The boys teams have an open date.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys (5-8) lost to Coahoma, 51-47, when they wrapped up play at the three-day Stanton tournament Saturday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV boys bas-ketball team went 1-for-3 at a local tournament that ended Saturday.
Sweetwater, now 10-3, opened by beating Colorado City 28-26 but then lost to Merkel, 42-39, in its first game Saturday and also fell to Wall 35-32.
Trey Taylor had a team-high 12 points vs. Colorado City. Quentin Wetsel added six, Deandre Gatson four and Brandon Howell, Mar-quees Jenkins and Mike McCoy two. The Mustangs were ahead 12-4 at halftime, but were outscored 22-16 in the second half.
Taylor scored 13 points and Gatson 12, including a pair of three-pointers, in the loss to Merkel.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman boys basketball team defea-ted Merkel 49-31 before losing to Wall 35-32 in their final game of a local tourn-ament held Saturday at the high school gym.
Duanta Williams had 19, Rhett Torres 11, J.P. Poe nine â€” all coming on three-pointers â€” Martes Harris six and Bray Amos and Nick Haley two points each in Sweetwaterâ€™s victory over Merkel. Sweetwater (5-3) led 13-6, 27-11 and 34-24 at the breaks.