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Patrick Goodman is now part of an elite club.
Twenty-seven years after helping Sweetwater High School win a Class 4A football state championship in 1985 as a player, Goodman â€” now an assistant coach at Navasota â€” was part of another state title celebration on Dec. 21 when the Rattlers defeated Gilmer, 39-3, at Arlingtonâ€™s Cowboys Stadium to win the Class 3A Division II championship.
SLATON â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team picked up pool-play wins over Tahoka and Petersburg on the first two days of action before suffering their first loss Friday when they fell to host Slaton, 49-32, at the West Texas Invitational Tournament.
On Thursday, Sweetwater (14-8) opened play by defeating Tahoka 52-30.
ANSON â€” After enjoying a nine-day holiday break, the Sweetwater boys basketball team won its first three games at Ansonâ€™s three-day tournament to move over .500 for the season.
Sweetwater (8-7) opened the tournament on Thursday by getting pool-play wins over Roby (59-36) and Sey-mour (45-38) before completing pool play on Friday when the Mustangs topped Christoval, 56-49.
Sweetwater was to play Merkel, the other pool-play winner, on Saturday to end the tournament.
TUESDAY, JAN. 1
Highland varsity girls and boys at Newcastle starting at 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
Sweetwater boys will host Coahoma â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring (district openers) â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Hermleigh (district openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Westbrook (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity boys host Paint Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater High School will honor its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 6 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
Athletes in football, cross country and volleyball will be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s cheerleaders and trainers will be intro-duced and thanked for their support. A highlight video will be shown. The Mustang Booster Club will also have a silent auction to support the athletes. Tickets are $12 and available until Monday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the high school fieldhouse, and will not be sold at the door.
DEC. 17 â€” VS. BIG SPRING
7th grade Red 23,
Big Spring 14
Sweetwater individual scoring: Texas Williams 11, Jessica Poe 6, Angela Blueford 2, Sonora Medellin 2, Eva Ornelas 2.
Big Spring 16,
7th grade White 3
Sweetwater individual scoring: Latimer Burnett 2, Dharma Hernan-dez 1.
8th grade Red 21,
Big Spring 10
Sweetwater individual scoring: Kensi Chowning 12, Stephanie Castillo 4, Maddie Berry 3, Davina Walker 2.
Big Spring 20,
8th grade White 11
Sweetwater individual scoring: Amber Smith 7, Sonya Sanchez 2, Danielle Vega 2.
DEC. 13 â€” AT WYLIE
Wylie 32, 7th grade Red 12
A total of nine Nolan County football athletes have been given all-region honors from the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association.
Blackwellâ€™s Jayden Jones was named to the all-region Division II, Region II first team as both a running back and a linebacker. Blackwellâ€™s Mason Magness and Ted Chambliss made the second team at cornerback and safety, respectively while Cody Shamblin, Mark Monroe and Franck Cano received all-region honorable mention.
The Highland girls improved to 15-3 this season by with a 68-26 victory over Throckmorton on Thursday, while the Blackwell boys (3-10) got their first District 14-A, Division II win Friday with a 54-24 victory over Sterling City.
Sierra Allen had 15 points, Madison Moseley 14, Han-nah Allen 11 and Beth Richburg 10 for Highland while Lora Stewart scored eight, Kaylee Martin six and Schyler Kimbrell four for Highlandâ€™s girls, who came up with 31 of their points in the second quarter.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27
Sweetwater varsity boys play at Anson tournament through Saturday, Dec. 29.
Sweetwater varsity girls play at Slaton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 29.
Roscoe varsity teams play at Eula tournament through Saturday, Dec. 29.
FRIDAY, DEC. 28
Highland varsity teams at Spur starting at 2 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys host Irion County, 2 p.m.
VS. COLORADO CITY
Colorado City 34,
JV-freshmen boys 26
Sweetwater individual scoring: Denzell Moore 8, Jâ€™Corey Amos 5, Michael Lawrence 5, Johnathan Browning 2, Hardy Escobar 2, Michael Hazard 2, Alontae Heath 2.
VS. COLORADO CITY
Colorado City 26
Sweetwater individual scoring: Cierra Knox 12, Lexi Castillo 7, Maddie Jones 7, Shaneese Brown 6, Bianca Castillo 6, Abby McPherson 6, Morgan Whitley 4, Jaya Atkins 2, Nisha Williams 2. Sweetwater record: 14-0.
AT MIDLAND CHRISTIAN
Midland Christian 27,