Archive - Sports Article
July 23rd, 2012
Though he has yet to play a down, Joseph Banyard is one of the very few Sweet-water High School athletes who has made it to the top of his profession.
Last month, Banyard â€” a star running back at Sweetwater from 2004-06 who also had a standout college career at Texas-El Paso (UTEP) â€” signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints as a rookie free agent. Banyard reports to the Saints for the start of their training camp in Met-airie, La. on Tuesday.
A pair of familiar faces with longtime ties to the community are assuming head coaching jobs this year at Sweetwater High School.
Al Miller, who has been serving as the junior varsity girls basketball coach at SHS, will be taking over as head coach following the recent resignation of Candice Wyatt, who is going to Stratford.
Miller is entering his 17th year at SHS where he has not only been an assistant coach in basketball, softball, track and volleyball at the high school level but has also coached basketball, football, track and volleyball at the middle school level since being hired.
Giles Montgomery, a former all-state lineman at Sweetwater High School and a 2004 graduate of SHS, is returning to the sidelines this year as an assistant football coach.
Montgomery, who also played collegiately at Texas Christian University after his star-studded high school career here in the early 2000s, will coach the offensive line. He replaces Bobby Williams, who left to join Craig Slaughterâ€™s coaching staff at Llano.
CARROLLTON â€” In a short span of time, the Sweetwater 11-12 year-old Little League all-starsâ€™ Section 2 semifinal against Waco Midway on Saturday went from being a near-blowout to a nearly miraculous finish.
Trailing 7-1 going into its final at bat in the bottom of the sixth inning, Sweetwater scored four quick runs to close the margin to 7-5, chase two Waco Midway pitchers and bring the go-ahead run to the plate with no outs and runners at second and third base.
Sweetwater High School fans will get a chance to meet the new SHS coaches at a â€śMeet the Mustang Coachesâ€ť event which is set for Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6-8 p.m.
The event will be held at Sweetwaterâ€™s Dairy Queen on 1608 Lamar Street.
All of the proceeds from the event will be used for the Sweetwater High School athletic program.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars faced elimination Saturday after splitting their first two games at a Texas West Sec-tion 2 tournament held in Carrollton.
Reserved season tickets for Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s 2012 football season were up for renewal to current option holders beginning this past Monday and the renewal period will continue through Friday, Aug. 3.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be holding its 15th annual First Bank Texas/FCA Golf Fellowship Friday, Aug. 10 at the Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene. The annual tournament is used to cre-ate awareness of the FCAâ€™s ministry outreach, and also to raise funds to support programs and activities which are associated with the local FCA chapters in the Big Country.
The tournament will in-clude hole-in-one prizes and special hole prizes. The cost will be $125 for indivi-duals, and is $600 for team sponsorships which will include sign registration.
The following students attended a Mustang Junior Golf Camp held this week at Sweetwater Country Club:
Logan Wedin, Matti Humphreys, Jackson Fos-ter, Harrison Foster, Sully Templeton, Jackson Horn, Bryson Horn, Logan Smith, Markus Meneses, Mea Cedillo, Crae Chapman, Caleb Reed, Emily Owen, Jayton Cunnings, Justin Lawrence, Kort Sargeant, Kreed Davis, Avery Allen, Cooper Claborn, Brayden Claborn, Gregory Paty, Maylee Murff, Ruff Graham.
The following students received awards Thursday:
Best short game â€” Crae Chapman.
Best sportsmanship â€” Jackson Horn
A talented group of Sweetwater 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars will be taking on Burkburnett in a Texas West Section 2 tournament at Carrollton starting at 7:30 p.m. today.
This is the third straight year for most of the teamâ€™s players to be in a sectional tournament after winning the District 5 tournament in Abilene. It began in 2010 when the vast majority of them traveled to Fort Worth to play on a 9-10 year-old team and continued in 2011 when they went to Waco as 10-11 year-olds.