Archive - Sports Article
February 18th, 2012
Sweetwater High School will field a young baseball team when it begins its 2012 season Tuesday at San Angelo Lake View.
Only three seniors â€” none of whom held a starting spot a year ago â€” are on the roster. And of the 12 underclassmen, only five either started or got a significant amount of varsity playing time in 2011.
But those five players all earned first- or second-team all-district recognition, and two of them â€” outfielder Ryan Linebaugh and catcher Sean Morrow â€” are entering their third year as varsity starters.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at San Angelo Lake View (season openers), 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at Clyde starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
Sweetwater JV boys play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater varsity hosts tournament at Jerry Collins Softball Complex.
Sweetwater JV teams at Midland tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
Sweetwater varsity begins its season at Abilene Ice Breaker tournament with three games at Abilene High School starting at 10:15 a.m.
Sweetwater JV teams host tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene Ice Breaker tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams host tournament.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Grape Creek in single scrimmage, 11 a.m.
Sweetwater boys and girls teams host Arlon Barnes Classic starting at 9 a.m.
After competing at a meet in Clyde this past Thursday, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s powerlifting teams will host their own event â€” the annual Arlon Barnes Classic â€” Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the SHS gym.
Over 300 lifters represen-ting about 20 schools are expected for the meet, the last for Sweetwater before regional competition. The girlsâ€™ regional meet will be March 3 at Monahans and the boysâ€™ regional meet is March 9 at Sundown. The top regional qualifiers will advance to state competition at Corpus Christi and Abilene, respectively.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman boys basketball team fin-ished 14-6 overall and 5-3 in district on Tuesday after an easy 44-22 win over Snyder. Duanta Wil-liams scored 18 points and Rhett Torres 15, while Martes Harris had five, J.P. Poe three, Nick Haley two and Bray Amos one. Sweetwater led 15-5, 25-14 and 32-16 at the quarter breaks.
Roscoe JV girls 40,
Rotan JV girls 30
Roscoe points: Olivia Saddler 13, Samantha Ortega 10, Jesse Pena 7, Shelby Brown 4, Selena Perez 4, Whitney Williams 2.
Roscoe JV girls 28,
Hamlin JV girls 26
Roscoe points: Olivia Rovig 11, Olivia Saddler 5, Whitney Williams 4, Samantha Ortega 3, Shelby Brown 2, Selena Perez 2, Jesse Pena 1.
Roscoe JV girls 35,
Stamford JV girls 19
Roscoe points: Olivia Saddler 8, Selena Perez 7, Olivia Rovig 7, Jesse Pena 6, Samantha Ortega 4, Amber Craig 2, Whitney Wil-liams 2. Note: Roscoe JV girls finished year with 10-11 record.
SNYDER â€” Down by 15 before even scoring their first points, the Sweetwater Mustangs staged an impres-sive rally to cut Snyderâ€™s lead to 46-43 after three periods of play. But the Tigers hit 12 free throws in the fourth quarter as they held on for a 60-50 win on Tuesday in the District 5-3A finale for both squads.
The most frequent Tigersâ€™ visitor to the foul line was Malik Davis, who connected on 7-of-10 for Snyder in the final 83 seconds to ice his teamâ€™s first win in district play. Both teams finished with 1-7 records.
The Highland boys basketball team ended its seas-on by losing to Roby, 47-31, on Tuesday.
Shelby Howard had eight points to lead the Hornets while Ethan Wilson had seven, Ron Covington six, Kevin Box four, Sheldon Hall three and Kaden Nach-linger, Brandon Stevens and Zach Cornett one.
Highland finished its sea-son with a 3-9 record in District 11-A, Division II and was 6-21 overall, while Roby heads to playoffs with a 9-3 district record, second only to Iraâ€™s 11-1.
Mondayâ€™s 2012 softball opener here between Sweetwater and Winters was canceled due to wet weather that made the field unplayable, according to coach Robert Williams. The Lady Mus-tangs will now begin their season at Abileneâ€™s three-day tournament that begins Thursday.
Highlandâ€™s girls hoped to begin their 11th straight trip to the basketball playoffs with a win, but instead lost to Sterling City 44-36 in the teamsâ€™ bi-district contest on Monday.
By winning the Class 1A, Div. II playoff in Winters, Sterling City advances to the area round while High-landâ€™s season ends with a 22-9 record.
Highland, the second-place team in District 11-A, Division II this season, won 20 or more games for the eighth time in 11 years.