Archive - Sports Article
October 8th, 2012
Picked by one area publication to finish last in their respective districts, Nolan Countyâs two six-man foot-ball teams have proved to be anything but pushovers during the non-district por-tion of their schedules.
And both Highland (4-2) and Blackwell (3-3) â who end non-district play Friday by facing each other in their âBattle of the Hornetsâ at Highland â had lopsided wins Saturday while playing in front of friendly homecoming crowds.
BLACKWELL 54, MORAN 8
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman (5 p.m.), JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6:30 p.m.) teams play at Monahans.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Sweetwater runners are at Odessa meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Snyder, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Snyder, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Snyder, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Sny-der, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Albany, 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Albany, 6:30 p.m.
GREENWOOD â Sweet-water got back on the winning track in District 4-3A volleyball action Friday, as the Lady Mustangs went to Midland Greenwood and picked up a 3-0 sweep.
Sweetwater beat the Ran-gerettes 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 to end a two-game losing streak and keep its playoff hopes alive. The Lady Mustangs are 2-3 in district (22-13 overall) and begin the second half of district play at Monahans Tuesday.
Greenwood, which came into the match off its first victory in district against Snyder, fell to 1-4, 17-18.
ROSCOE â It looked as if it might be a long night for Roscoe when Cross Plainsâ Blake Hutchins ran 87 yards for a touchdown just over a minute in. But the Plowboys responded with two scores of their own for a 12-7 lead.
Ultimately, Cross Plains â and Hutchins â were too much to overcome, howev-er, as the Buffaloes regained the lead before halftime and pulled away over the final two periods for a 27-12 win at Plowboy Field.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Sweetwater varsity idle.
Roscoe varsity will host Cross Plains (Mum Night), 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Andrews team tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity and freshman teams will play at Midland Greenwood (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will play at Midland Greenwood, 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
Highland junior high will host Lueders-Avoca (Highland homecoming), 4:30 p.m.
Highland varsity will host Lueders-Avoca (Highland homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
A 14-0 victory over Baird this past week did more than just end a long Roscoe losing streak that stretched back to the end of the 2010 season. It also put the Plowboys (1-3 overall) in the top half of the District 7-1A, Division II standings.
Now that Roscoe has finally tasted success, coach Jonathan Haseloffâs team hopes to build on it and gets to do so tonight when it hosts Cross Plains (1-0, 2-2). The Buffaloes are also coming off a win after their 26-0 victory over Gorman last Friday.
Itâs been awhile since the Sweetwater High School tennis team has seen action due in part to the weather. But if Mother Nature permits, the team is scheduled to play at a two-day tournament in Andrews today and Saturday.
Sweetwater last played on Sept. 25 at Abilene Cooper, and played it close only to lose 11-8. Results follow:
Girls doubles â Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto won 8-5; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe won 8-6; Vida Gamez and Ashley Heaton won 8-0.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs three volleyball teams will continue a three-game road swing today when they go to Midland Greenwood, with the varsity match set to tip off at 5 p.m.
A win today will be critical to Sweetwaterâs playoff hopes after the Lady Mus-tangs lost to Wylie â the No. 1 team in the state in Class 3A â on Tuesday to fall to 1-3 in District 4-3A with six games left. Greenwood is also 1-3, but is coming off its first district win Tuesday against Snyder, also the only team Sweetwater has beaten in district play.
Pictured front row seated from left are Lena Lovelady, Maddie Jones, Marina Duran, Alexis Williams, Marissa Duran, Valeria Zavaleta; second row kneeling, Ally Heredia, Isabel Mendoza, Zanesha Williams, Lexie Castillo, Abby McPherson, Savanna Hall, Megan Holsey; back row standing, coach Amy Clark, Bailey Bernal, Shaneese Brown, Bianca Castillo, Morgan Whitley, Caroline Brennan, Ziggy Collins and Jamison Wingerley-Pratt.
For the first time since coming to Sweetwater in 1990, your humble sports editor had no football team from Nolan County to cover in the high school playoffs this past season. In fact, there were few victories to write about as the countyâs four schools won just one-fifth of their games (8-32) â and one of those was the result of a forfeit.
But there have been eight victories this season already and Sweetwater (2-3) is the only area team that hasnât already reached or exceeded its win total for last year.