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August 28th, 2012
Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team will stay on the road for a dual match today in Graham after placing third in the Silver Division at San Angeloâ€™s Nita Vannoy tournament this weekend.
Despite persistent weather delays, Sweetwater got in 26 plays â€” 16 on offense and 10 on defense â€” in its final scrimmage Friday at San Angelo Lake View before play was halted.
The Mustangs produced an impressive 135 yards, 86 of it coming on 6-of-10 passing, with their new spread offense and scored against the Chiefs on a 7-yard run. Another Sweetwater drive reached Lake Viewâ€™s 4-yard line before coming up short.
Sweetwater will host Eastland this Friday to begin the regular season.
NEW ORLEANS â€” For-mer Sweetwater High School and University of Texas-El Paso standout Joseph Banyard rushed for 25 yards on seven carries in the New Orleans Saintsâ€™ 34-27 exhibition win over the Houston Texans on Saturday night.
TUESDAY, AUG. 28
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams vs. Breckenridge|Graham at Graham at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30
Sweetwater runners at season-opening meet in Christoval.
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic: Roscoe varsity vs. DeLeon, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Eastland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at East-land, 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV hosts Gar-den City, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV at West-brook, 7 p.m.
With just a week left until the season opener against Eastland on Aug. 31 at the Sammy Baugh Classic, Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley is hop-ing to get a good evaluation of his team in todayâ€™s final scrimmage against San Angelo Lake View at the Chiefsâ€™ stadium.
Though it will be played primarily under a controlled format, the scrimmage â€” which begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. after the freshman and JV teams scrimmage at 5 â€” will more closely resemble what fans can expect to see once the season begins.
Blackwellâ€™s Mark Monroe, left, wraps up a Hermleigh player as Mason Magness (right) tries to lend assistance during the teamsâ€™ scrimmage this past week. The Hornets will host Veribest and Loop in their final scrimmage today.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team began action at the Nita Vannoy Memorial Tourna-ment in San Angelo today after losing at Seminole in its most recent match this past Tuesday.
Sweetwater comes into the two-day tournament with a 6-5 overall record after falling to Seminole in four highly-competitive games Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs â€” who had also lost to Seminole in four games when the teams met in Sweetwater a week earlier â€” won the first game 25-19, but Seminole came back to win the last three games by nail-biting scores 25-23, 25-23 and 25-22 in claiming the match.
Giles Montgomery (second from left), Chad Copeland, Zach Harrell and Tony Cortez were among the new football coaches in Sweetwater who were introduced during â€śMeet the Mustangsâ€ť Saturday at the high school gym.
The Sweetwater varsity volleyball teamâ€™s extended road swing â€” which contin-ues today at Seminole with a dual match against both Frenship and Seminole â€” has been productive so far.
The Lady Mustangs are 6-4 overall after defeating 5A Abilene Cooper 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 in Abilene on Thursday and then placing second in the Silver Bracket of Canyon Randallâ€™s two-day tournament.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman volleyball team went 4-0 to win the Sweetwater tourn-ament. Sweetwater defeated Southwest Christian 25-17, 25-15; Snyder 26-24, 20-25, 25-16; Big Spring 17-25, 25-12, 25-23; and Post 25-10, 25-13 in claiming the championship.