Archive - Sports Article
April 20th, 2012
Despite a 2-5 record in district play and an 11-0 loss to Snyder here Tuesday, the Sweetwater High School baseball team enters todayâ€™s regular season finale against Big Spring with solid hopes of reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
SAN ANGELO â€” The Sweetwater High School girls golf team shot a 409 in Thursdayâ€™s final round of the Region I-3A tournament to finish in fourth place with a two-day 817 total.
Sweetwater finished well back of the top two teams. Andrews (325-643) and Snyder (370-742) grabbed the two berths and advance to the state tournament in Austin on May 2-3.
The Sweetwater Young Guns baseball team recently went to Wichita Falls to play in a USSSA 10-and-under tournament. In pool games, Sweetwater defeated the Breckenridge Mean Green 9-2 and the Holliday Eagles 12-6. Sweetwater ended up as the No. 2 seed going into bracket play until Mother Nature took over.
After finishing as the No. 3 team in District 5-3A, the Sweetwater softball team will next face Iowa Park in a Class 3A bi-district playoff.
The playoff has been set for Monday, April 30 in Graham at 7:30 p.m.
SHS tennis players fall in quarterfinals
LUBBOCK â€” Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s entries at the Region I-3A tennis tournament were eliminated in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
It was simply no contest when visiting Snyder came to town Tuesday to face Sweetwater in a pair of key District 5-3A contests. The Tigersâ€™ baseball team romped to an 11-0 win to nail down a playoff spot and damage the Mustangsâ€™ hopes, while the Lady Tigersâ€™ softball team rolled to a 14-1 victory to earn the No. 2 playoff seed from the district. Sweetwater, enjoying its best season in years, will still go to the playoffs as the No. 3 seed later this month after finishing 4-4 in district play, while Snyder winds up 5-3. Brownwood, with an 8-0 record, is the district champion.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Castillo shot an 86 in Tuesdayâ€™s final round of the Region I-3A boys golf tournament to finish the event with a two-day score of 173.
Castillo was making his first regional golf appear-ance and played as a med-alist at Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo.
He was 26 shots off the winning two-day total of 147 carded by Taylor Grant of Wylie.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Snyder, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater girls team (Alex Gomez, Rachel Hunt, Elise Lawrence, Haylee Stewart and Amy Witt) competes at Region I-3A tournament in San Angelo (San Angelo Country Club) through Thursday, April 19.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses (mixed doubles) and Heidi Taylor (girls singles) at Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock (Texas Techâ€™s McLeod Tennis Center) through Thursday, April 19.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Today will be Sweetwater vs. Snyder day at both the baseball game at Newman Park at 7 p.m. and at the softball game that starts at 6:30 p.m. at Jerry Collins Complex, and the stakes are pretty high in both.
The baseball teamâ€™s situ-ation is the most critical as the Mustangs, with a 2-4 district record, may not be able to afford another loss to get into the playoffs.
A Sweetwater win would leave both teams 3-4 in district play with a game left.
Nolan County athletes of-ficially began their partici-pation in high school regio-nal competition Monday, though only one athlete â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Castillo â€” saw action.
Final track results for the Sweetwater Middle School seventh grade girls are listed below for their meets that were held March 22 at Wall, March 30 at Colorado City and April 5 at Big Spring.
The team also competed on April 14 at their district meet held in Brownwood. This meet was the final one of the 2011-12 school year for all of the girls and boys track teams at SMS. Results will appear in a later edition as soon as they are reported.
AT WALL MEET
69 points (5th place)
High jump â€” Lauren Jones 4th (4-2)
Long jump â€” Davina Walker 1st (13-10 1/2)