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After missing the first 11 games of the 2012-13 basketball season due to an injury he suffered at the end of football season, Sweetwaterâs Kaleb Hoover showed little rust in his return Tuesday night against Colorado City.
In fact, last seasonâs district Newcomer of the Year appears ready for the start of 4-3A action which is less than a month away. The 6-1 junior scored a team-high 19 points in leading the Mustangs to a 45-42 victory, completing a doubleheader sweep at Sweetwaterâs gym.
Two Sweetwater High School football players â senior defensive lineman Tadeo Canon-Masjoan and senior linebacker Ryan Linebaugh â have received honorable mention to the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state team released on Tuesday.
Both Canon-Masjoan and Linebaugh were named to the All-District 4-3A first team that was announced in early December.
Two Sweetwater High School sub-varsity basketball teams kept their unbeaten records intact this past weekend with road wins. Sweetwaterâs JV girls are now 13-0 after winning 39-24 at Graham on Satur-day and the freshman boys are 5-0 after winning 37-28 at Bangs on Friday.
Going on the road for the final time before the holi-day break, the Sweetwater girls basketball team got 18 points from Kendra Crosson and led at the end of each quarter as it held off Gra-ham, 37-32, on Saturday.
Crosson got double-figure support from Suede Shirley, who had 11 points to help the Lady Mustangs improve their record to 11-7. The game, originally set for Friday, was moved because Grahamâs football team played in the state semifinals, losing to Gilmer 50-7.
Kelsi Crosson had three points, Kathleen Campbell and Janell Walker two and Taylor McPherson one.
MONDAY, DEC. 17
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls host Big Spring, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ boys play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams (except âBâ boys) host Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams play at Robert Lee starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
Sweetwater girls host Colorado City â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Colorado City â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe landed four of its players on the all-District 7-A, Division II first team that was released this past week, while several other players also earned district recognition.
One of the districtâs top honors went to Roscoe freshman Vincent Pantoja, who shared the districtâs defensive newcomer of the year honor with Hamlinâs Marcos Rojas.
Roscoeâs four District 7-A, Division II first team selections were defensive lineman Landon Jones, cornerback Brant Burnett, utility player Chris Deleon and receiver Shelton Toliver. Deleon, Burnett and Jones are seniors while Toliver is a junior.
BANGS â The Sweetwa-ter High School boys bas-ketball team saw a furious fourth-quarter rally come up just short Friday as the Mustangs lost at Bangs, 47-44, despite outscoring their hosts 16-6 in the final eight minutes of play.
Only one Nolan County area varsity basketball team â the 14-3 Highland girls â won Friday. Sierra Allen had 25 points as Highland beat Hamlin 42-38. Hannah Allen had seven, Schyler Kimbrell six, Sydny Helbert four and Madison Moseley two for the Lady Hornets, who were up 34-23 after three periods and held off a big Hamlin rally in the final quarter at Highland.
In the other girls games on Friday, Roscoe lost to Forsan 36-23 in non-dis-trict while Blackwell was defeated 70-9 by Garden City in a District 14-A, Div-ision II contest.
Roscoeâs JV girls basketball team won second place at Bronteâs tournament on Dec. 8.
Roscoe defeated host team Bronte 29-14 in its first game, advancing the team to the championship against Miles where Roscoe lost by a score of 33-26.
Samantha Ortega scored nine points against Miles and also had 12 points vs. Bronte, while Olivia Rovig had nine against Bronte and Dani Dean six vs. Miles.
Wylie defeated Sweetwa-ter Middle Schoolâs boys basketball teams in all four games that were played here on Thursday. The seventh grade Red lost to Wylie, 29-25, despite 12 points by Kiante McCoy and 10 from Michael Green. Kobe Clark scored two points and Isak Alvarez one. Wylie won, 32-12, over the seventh grade White with Daniel Avila scoring five, Mikwuan Jones three, Kurt Wetsel two and Jose Solis and Jac-ob Trevino one.