Archive - Sports Article
February 9th, 2012
Sweetwater lost to Brownwood in season-ending District 5-3A girls basketball action here Tuesday to finish 1-7 in district play and 15-18 overall. Shown here is Candice Hernandez (23) trying to make a move against Brownwoodâ€™s Ashley Vaccaro. Hernandez and two other Lady Mustang seniors played their final game.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls power-lifting team placed second overall and had two individual winners Saturday at a meet in Grape Creek.
Sweetwaterâ€™s individual winners were Loni Mendez in the 181-pound class and Joslyn Rosas in the 220-pound class. Mendez lifted a total of 760 pounds, while Rosas lifted 730 pounds.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls and boys golf teams played in season-opening tournaments this past week-end at San Angelo and Sny-der, respectively.
The girls shot a two-day score of 845 for a sixth-place finish in San Angelo, while the boys placed fifth in Snyder after a two-day total of 690.
For the boys, Ryan Mercer shot 77-79-156 to finish in a tie for third place among medalists. Meanwhile, the team rebounded from an opening 370 on Friday to shoot 320 â€” the best one-day score of any team in the tournament â€” on Saturday.
If Brownwood thought that its last district game at Mustang Gym for at least the next two years would be easy, Sweetwater had them thinking otherwise by gameâ€™s end Tuesday.
Unfortunately, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. As a result, the playoff-bound Lions (5-1) left with a 57-48 win that kept them in contention for a share of the District 5-3A title. But it took clutch free throw shooting at the end for Brownwood to finally hold off Sweetwater (1-6), which twice got within four points until the Lions hit 7-0f-8 from the line in the final 1:07 to seal the win.
Brownwood showed again here Tuesday why it is the No. 6-ranked team in Class 3A girls basketball.
Sweetwater scored the first basket on a shot by Candice Hernandez just 16 seconds into the game. But things went downhill quickly from there for the homestanding Lady Mustangs as the Lady Lions came back to beat Sweetwater, 70-29, in the teamsâ€™ season finale.
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team defeated Stamford, 33-31, in its regular season finale on Tuesday. But the Plowgirls (5-5, 16-14) didnâ€™t get the help they needed to have a shot at the third and final playoff spot in District 9-A, Division I.
Haskell (6-4) claimed the No. 3 berth Tuesday by beating Rotan. Hamlin (9-1) and Munday (8-2) took the top two spots in the district.
Sweetwater won three of its four sub-varsity games against Brownwood here on Tuesday. The JV boys won 43-28, the JV girls prevailed 53-42 in their game and the freshman boys defeated Brownwood 38-15. The freshman girls lost to Brownwood in their contest, 34-31.
The JV boys, who are now 16-10 overall and 3-4 in district, were led by Trey Taylor with 11 points. Deandre Gatson had 10, Quentin Wetsel eight, Brandon Howell seven, Mike McCoy five and Mar-quees Jenkins two.
The Sweewater High School freshman boys basketball team plays its final home game today. The team, which hosts Brownwood at 6 p.m., has a 12-6 season record and is 3-3 in district with two games left. Pictured are, standing from left, Isaiah McGee, Clay Kitchens, Rhett Torres, Duanta Williams, Jonathan Neri; seated, J.P. Poe, Bray Amos, Colton Scott, Martes Harris and Nick Haley. Not pictured is coach Skylar Houston.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams will wel-come Brownwood to Mus-tang Gym today for the final varsity doubleheader of the 2011-12 season with little more than pride at stake.
Todayâ€™s game will also end the season for the SHS girls, who are 1-6 in district and 15-17 overall. The Lady Mustangs, who are sched-uled to tip off at 6 p.m., are facing a Brownwood team that has a 5-2 district mark and clinched the No. 2 play-off spot this past Friday by defeating Big Spring 40-26.
MONDAY, FEB. 6
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Trent starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7
Sweetwater girls host Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.