Archive - Sports Article
February 27th, 2013
The Highland girls basketball team plays top-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals Friday.
The game is set to tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. This is the first trip to the state tournament for Highland.
Pictured during the regional final against Garden City is Sydny Helbert.
The Sweetwater High Schol girls golf team shot a 771 total at Sweetwater Country Club for a third-place finish at the Sweetwater Classic this past weekend. Pictured from left are team members Kala Wofford, Sierra Hernandez, Amy Witt, Elise Lawrence and Corynn Martin.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity soft-ball team had a perfect 4-0 record at its annual tournament this past weekend at the Jerry Collins Complex and now has an 8-5 season record as the Lady Mustangs host Graham today at 7 p.m.
Also, the Sweetwater JV will play Grahamâ€™s JV team today at 5 p.m.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity began its tournament Friday with a 17-0 victory over Winters and an 8-6 win vs. Colorado City. On Saturday, Sweetwater again defeated Colorado City 11-5 and then defeated Pecos 12-1 in its final tournament game.
1. Monahans 343-329-672; 2. Abilene Cooper 1 366-371-737; 3. Sweewater 1 379-392-771; 4. Jim Ned 396-390-786; 5. Abilene High 385-409-794; 6. Wylie 392-403-795; 7. Lamesa 404-412-816; 8. Abilene Cooper II 420-419-839; 9. Sweetwater II 431-423-854; 10. Midland Greenwood 435-428-863; 11. Christoval 505-473-978; 12. Sweetwater III 505-516-1,021.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys track team competed at Hamlin this past Friday.
Nick Nemir placed first in the long jump (20-11 1/2), 110-meter hurdles (15.46) and 300-meter hurdles (43.08) and was fourth in the 100-meter dash. Bobby Soto was third in the 200 dash (23.89), while Isaiah McGee was third in the long jump (20-9 1/2) and Deandre Gatson was third in the triple jump (39-9).
A pair of basketball playoff games will be held at the Sweetwater High School gym Wednesday.
Plainview Christian Academy takes on Gran-bury North Central Tex-as Academy at 5:30 p.m. in a girls playoff, and Plainview Christian Academy will play Wichita Falls Notre Dame in a boys playoff at 7 p.m.
The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday but moved back due to bad weather. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
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TUESDAY, FEB. 26
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams will host Graham at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Girls playoff: Plainview Christian Academy vs. Granbury North Central Texas Academy, 5:30 p.m., Sweetwater High School gym.
Boys playoff: Plainview Christian Academy vs. Wichita Falls Notre Dame, 7 p.m., Sweetwater High School gym.
Sweetwater JV girls at Merkel tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at Newman Park high school field.
There was plenty to celebrate during and after Highlandâ€™s 47-29 win over Garden City in the regional finals on Saturday at Abilene Christian University.
ABILENE â€” State rankings obviously donâ€™t scare the Highland girls basketball team.
After reaching the Region II-A, D-II semifinals with a 40-32 win over No. 16-ranked Water Valley, the Lady Hornets routed No. 18 Baird, 55-37, on Friday to move within one game of a first-ever trip to Austin. Highland (30-4) faced Garden City in the Region II-A, D-II finals Saturday with a berth in this weekâ€™s state tournament on the line.
Six Sweetwater girls basketball players have earned all-District 4-3A recognition for their outstanding play. All six are seniors.
Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson and Suede Shirley all received first team all-district honors in 4-3A, and Shelby Cason was named to the second team. Elise Law-rence and Janell Walker earned all-district honora-ble mention.
Sweetwater was 21-15 this season and made the play-offs for the first time since the 2005 season. The 21 wins were also the highest total in eight years.