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February 18th, 2013
SWEETWATER JV BOYS
Vs. Big Spring: Big Spring 46, Sweetwater 36
Sweetwater scoring: Mike McCoy 13, Marquees Jenkins 8, Matthew Trevino 8, Jonathan Browning 4, Deshaun Williams 2, Michael Hazard 1.
Vs. Greenwood: Greenwood 45, Sweetwater 34
Sweetwater scoring: Mar-quees Jenkins 9, Trey Taylor 8, Mike McCoy 6, Deshaun Williams 3, Michael Hazard 2, Jay Lomas 2, Joe Ruiz 2, Matthew Trevino 2. Final Sweetwater JV boys records: 1-17 season, 1-9 district.
SWEETWATER FRESHMAN BOYS
Vs. Big Spring: Big Spring 51, Sweetwater 39
The Womenâ€™s Texas Golf Association has two needs-based $4,000 scholarships available for golf-loving girls of Texas who are en-tering or re-enrolling in college this fall. Skill level is not a determining factor.
The application deadline is April 30. Persons should visit the WTGA website womenstexasgolf.org or phone (972) 998-6052 for an application.
The winners of last yearâ€™s WTGA scholarships were Gabriella Rangel of Seguin and Emily Champagne of San Angelo.
A total of four Blackwell athletes â€” senior Cody Shamblin and juniors Mason Magness, Jayden Jones and Brian Mink â€” have received academic all-state football recognition from the Texas Six-Man Coaches Associa-tion.
To qualify, athletes must be a junior or senior with an overall 90 or above average in all core subjects for the first two six-week grading periods.
Itâ€™s taken eight years to get back to this point.
Now Sweetwater finds itself in a similar situa-tion to what it faced the last time a girls team ad-vanced to the Class 3A area basketball playoffs â€” a highly-ranked squad that will be heavily favored to end their season.
Back in 2005, the Lady Mustangs faced No. 1-ranked Canyon and lost 67-26. Today, they meet No. 8 Lubbock Cooper in the area round hoping for a much better result.
But they know they will have to play their best to pull off the upset.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
Sweetwater boys and girls host meet.
Roscoe boys and girls at Sweetwater meet.
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene High tournament through Saturday, Feb. 16.
Sweetwater JV hosts tournament starting at 8 a.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 15
Class 3A girls area playoff: Sweetwater vs. Lubbock Cooper, 6 p.m., Post High School.
Class 1A girls area: Highland vs. Zephyr, 7 p.m., Clyde High School.
District 13-1A, Division II boys playoff seeding tiebreaker: Highland vs. Hermleigh, 4 p.m., Roscoe Collegiate High School.
The playoff season will get started for Highlandâ€™s basketball teams on Friday.
Technically, the Highland girls (27-4) â€” who ended the regular season Feb. 5 as District 13-A, Division II champions with a perfect 10-0 mark â€” will have the only playoff game. The Lady Hornets take on Zephyr in the area playoffs at Clyde with tip-off set for 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Highland boys make a much shorter trip today â€” to Roscoe â€”to play a district tiebreaker game against Hermleigh that will start at 4 p.m.
Clyde broke open a close game against Sweetwater with a seven-run sixth in-ning on Tuesday en route to beating the Lady Mustangs, 16-7, in their opening game of the 2013 season at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Sweetwater led only once â€” 2-0 after one inning â€” but trailed only 8-7 after coming up with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
SONORA â€” Now that the Sweetwater girls are in the Class 3A playoffs, theyâ€™ve decided to stay awhile.
The Lady Mustangs on Tuesday guaranteed that their best season since 2005 will continue by grabbing a 58-43 bi-district win over Fort Stockton.
Sweetwater, now 21-14 for the season, will take on Lubbock Cooper in the area playoffs later this week. At press time, the teams had tentatively agreed to play at Post on Friday.
Nothing has come easy for the Lady Mustangs over the past month during their run to the postseason, and Tuesdayâ€™s game wasnâ€™t exactly a cakewalk either.
The Sweetwater boys basketball team finished 2-8 in district play and 13-15 overall after losing to Midland Greenwood, 72-57, here on Tuesday.
Sweetwater got a game-high 21 points from Kaleb Hoover, but no one else reached double figures. Dylan Bennett scored nine points, Rhett Torres eight, Deandre Gatson seven, Isaiah McGee five, J.P. Poe three and Cole Maxwell and Sean Morrow two.
Maxwell and Morrow are the teamâ€™s only seniors.
You might think that the only local connection the Sweetwater girlsâ€™ basketball team has to Fort Stockton â€” which will be facing the Lady Mustangs in a Class 3A bi-district playoff at 6:30 p.m. today at Sonora â€” is that the schools were 4A district rivals for many years back in the â€˜80s and â€˜90s.
But it turns out that the Sweetwater-Fort Stockton connection is much closer, because the Prowlersâ€™ head coach has local ties.
Vic Ivy is now in his third year as head girls coach at Fort Stockton.