Archive - Sports Article
May 22nd, 2012
The 2012 Sweetwater High School baseball team had 11 of its players receive all-district baseball honors in a season that saw them compete for the playoffs until losing a one-run lead in the last inning of their final game with Big Spring.
Pitcher James Clift, first baseman Greg Aiken, catcher Sean Morrow and outfielder Willie Norman made the first team. Aiken also made the first team in 2011. Morrow and Norman were named first team after being second-team picks in 2011, and Clift was also named to the all-district first team for the first time.
Roscoe native Dan Hunter served as guest speaker at the sports banquet. Hunter is currently a professor at Tarleton State University in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences.
He was previously chief executive office/manager of the Southwestern Peanut Growersâ€™ Association. Prior to that, he served as the government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, and also worked as a primary legislative staff member for former Congressman Larry Combest as well as for Congressman Fred Grandy.
Varsity: Brant Burnett, Matthew Cuellar, Chris Deleon, Devon Free-man, Dillon Freeman, Keeston Ford, Eduardo Gallegos, Corey Hatcher, Landon Jones, Jesus Leanos, Eric Padilla, Jose Rangel, Alex Rhoades, Luke Rovig, Chase Saunders.
JV: Gabriel Alvarez, Joe Luis Aguayo, Chase Cathey, Caleb Cama-cho, Jacob Cuellar, Cutter Davila, Jesus Leanos, Rey Hermosillio, Zach Longoria, Brenon Moore, Domonic Moore, Kashawn Newton, Chance Overton, Kane Peavy, Mike Rosas, Luke Rovig.
Sweetwater will host a pair of basketball camps in early June.
A Lady Mustang Basketball Camp will be held June 4-7 at the middle school gym on 305 Lamar Street for students completing grades 2-8. Camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated.
A concession stand will be available. The campâ€™s goal is to improve playersâ€™ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Former Texas Tech University and Senior PGA Tour golfer John Paul Cain of Sweetwater was inducted this past Monday into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame in Abilene. He is shown speaking at the banquet held at the Abilene Civic Center.
Sweetwater advanced to the playoffs in softball for the first time in 15 years this season, and nine of the teamâ€™s players have earned all-District 5-3A honors to recognize that success.
ABILENE â€” John Paul Cain of Sweetwater, who first made a name for himself as a college golfer at Texas Tech University and later as an amateur golfer and two-time winner on the Senior PGA Tour, will be among nine new inductees into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame on Monday.
The 11th annual Big Country Hall of Fame induction banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center.
Zach Harrell and John Ward are the new football offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively, at Sweetwater High School under Shane Mobley, who was hired in April to serve as Sweetwaterâ€™s head football coach and athletic director.
Four Sweetwater residents had top-two finishes at the 37th annual Colorado River Bike Fest held April 28 in Ballinger.
Francisco Herrera won the 5K bike rideâ€™s men adult division (ages 18-59) and Cassie Reyes was second in the women adult division (18-59). Michelle Mabrey won the women adult division (18-59) in the 5K event and Kirk Maberry was second among men in the 60K event.
Several Sweetwater High School powerlifters who recently competed at state meets were honored Monday at a meeting of the Sweetwater Independent School District. Resolutions which recognized the athletes for their accomplishments were presented at the meeting.
Pictured are boys state qualifiers (from left) Ryan Linebaugh and Sam Nemir along with coach Jake Freeman. Also competing but not pictured is Mateo Gonzales. Clint Easley (also not pictured) was head boys powerlifting coach.