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February 4th, 2013
It looks like the Sweet-water and Big Spring girls might be on a collision course to play each other for a third time this season in District 4-3A.
And this time, it would decide which team will ad-vance to the playoffs as the districtâ€™s No. 3 seed.
For now, the two squads â€” who split their first two meetings â€” are locked in a tie for third place with iden-tical 5-4 records.
Highland will be rep-resented by two teams in the upcoming 2013 basketball playoffs after sweeping a doubleheader with Roscoe on Friday at Highlandâ€™s gym.
The Highland girls as-sured themselves of the District 13-A title by win-ning 39-17, as the Lady Hornets improved to 9-0 in district and 26-3 for the season. Roscoe, despite losing, is still in second place in the district (6-3) and needs only to beat last-place Loraine at home on Tuesday to wrap up a playoff berth.
The Highland boys will be in the postseason after edging Roscoe 38-36 in the nightcap of Fridayâ€™s doubleheader.
Since their 65-49 victory at Snyder on Jan. 15, the Sweetwater boys basketball team has had trouble not only winning games â€” the Mustangs had lost four in a row coming into Fridayâ€™s rematch â€” but also putting the ball in the basket.
Even though Sweetwater ended its losing skid against Snyder with a 46-44 win, those troubles continued at Mustang Gym against the Tigers, whoâ€™ve won just four of 25 games this season.
Sweetwater led 9-0 before Snyder got on the board, and enjoyed a 13-5 lead in the first minute of the sec-ond quarter.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis team won 14 of 16 matches against Mid-land Greenwood to begin its 2013 spring season here Thursday. The team plays at San Angelo Lake Viewâ€™s one-day tournament this Friday.
Individual results follow:
Boys doubles â€” Zach Bax and Billy Reeves won 8-5; Keygan Valdez and Bryan Vause won 8-3; Stephen Shipp and Brandon Howell won 8-6.
Girls doubles â€” Gewel Cherry and Brianna Hicks lost 6-8.
Mixed doubles â€” Isaiah Hernandez and Jenny Medellin won 8-0.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1
Sweetwater girls host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams host Roscoe starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Bronte (Senior Night) starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at season-opening tournament in Monahans through Saturday, Feb. 2.
Sweetwater boys and girls at Abilene Cooper meet.
SATURDAY, FEB. 2
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kaleb Hoover scores two of his 19 points in last weekâ€™s game against Big Spring.
The Mustangs will try for their second win in district play when they host Snyder today.
Playoffs could be on the line in the opener of todayâ€™s Sweetwater vs. Snyder doubleheader at Mustang Gym, at least for the home team. Pride will be the primary motivation in the nightcap.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls face a must win against Snyder if they are to make it to the postseason.
The Lady Mustangs and Big Spring are tied for third place in the District 4-3A standings as both are 4-4 with two games remaining, and the teams have split in their two meetings, with each winning on the road.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls basketball team will be trying to get back on track today against Snyder after the team suffered its first defeat of the season Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 43-30 loss at Monahans came after the team had run off 21 straight wins this season.
Cierra Knox led Sweetwa-ter (7-1 in district play) on Tuesday by scoring 11 points while Abby McPherson had nine, Maddie Jones four, Jaya Atkins three, Lexi Castillo two and Bianca Castillo one. The freshman girls (4-4, 11-8) lost 31-15 as Alaina Andrews had five, Abby Garcia and Payton Moore four and Morgan Rudel two.
Highlandâ€™s girls may not be the lone Nolan County high school basketball team advancing to the playoffs this year. The Roscoe girls and Highland boys are both close to locking up berths.
Alexis Thompson â€” 2nd in 114-pound class (465)
Valeria Zavaleta â€” 1st in 123-pound class (520)
Suede Shirley â€” 2nd in 148-pound class (550)
Dana Hohn â€” 2nd in 165-pound class (685)
Ezzy Mermel â€” 3rd in 181-pound class (525)
Nay Gonzales â€” 3rd in 220-pound class (565)
Jay Lomas â€” 2nd in 132-pound class (820)
Donald Baker â€” 3rd in 148-pound class (980)
Austin Marlett â€” 5th in 165-pound class (970)
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Jacob Lomas â€” 5th in 132-pound class
Zack Longoria â€” 5th in 148-pound class