Archive - Sports Article
April 28th, 2012
These Highland High School athletes competed in the Region II-A track meet at Abilene Christian University this weekend. From left, standing, are Taylar Hammond, Schyler Kimbrell, Beth Richburg, Lora Stewart, Sabrina Romero, Peyton Howard, Sheldon Hall; kneeling, Madison Moseley, Morgan Monroe, Tarin Weldy, Sierra Allen.
After a wait of 15 years â€” plus a 1 1/2-week break since ending its regular season â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team returns to the playoffs when it plays Iowa Park in a Class 3A bi-district matchup at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The winner of the one-game playoff in Graham will face Burleson Centennial in the area round next week. Sweetwater, which is mak-ing only its third postseas-on appearance in school history and first since 1997, comes in with a 15-11 record and finished third in District 5-3A with a 4-4 record.
Times and events for local athletes only
Texas Tech Universityâ€™s Fuller Track, Lubbock
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
7 p.m. â€” Boys 100 dash (Nick Nemir)
7:15 p.m. â€” Boys 800 relay (Kaleb Hoover, Ryan Linebaugh, Nick Nemir, Sam Nemir)
8:05 p.m. â€” Boys 300 hurdles (Nick Nemir)
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
11:30 a.m. â€” Girls shot put (Destiny Osteen, Claire Williams)
3:20 p.m. â€” Boys 100 dash; 3:35 p.m. â€” Boys 800 relay; 4:05 p.m. â€” Boys 300 hurdles
Abilene Christian Universityâ€™s Elmer
These Sweetwater High School athletes will compete Friday and Saturday in the Region I-3A track meet being held at Texas Tech University. Standing from left are Claire Williams (girls shot put), Kaleb Hoover (boys 800 relay), Nick Nemir (boys 100 dash, 300 hurdles and 800 relay), Sam Nemir (boys 800 relay), Ryan Linebaugh (boys 800 relay) and Destiny Osteen (girls shot put). Kneeling is Kyle Lambert (boys 800 relay alternate).
Several Nolan County high school runners will be competing at regional track meets on Friday.
Results for Wes Williams Regional Qualifiers Meet held April 20 in Roscoe
100 â€” 1 Shelby Harris, Roby, 12.93; 2. Kennedy Martinez, Rotan, 13.01; 3. Rachel Specht, Clyde, 13.03; 4. Courtney Spitzer, Newcastle, 13.05; 5. Essence Ward, Knox City, 13.11; 6. Lisa Sanchez, Roby, 13.53.
200 â€” 1. Makebra Collier, Munday, 25.91; 2. Shelby Harris, Roby, 26.63; 3. Courtney Spitzer, Newcastle, 27.11; 4. Lisa Sanchez, Roby, 27.82; 5. Jacinda Moral-es, Roscoe, 28.77; 6. Destiny Gallegos, Hamlin, 28.81.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s 800-meter boys relay ran a season-best time of 1:33.3 for a sixth-place finish at a regional qualifiers meet held April 19 in Brownwood.
Kaleb Hoover, Ryan Linebaugh, Nick Nemir and Sam Nemir were the runners on the relay, which will be in Lubbock starting Friday at the Region I-3A track meet. Nick Nemir will also be competing in the 100-meter run and 300-meter hurdles.
The Sweetwater High School softball teamâ€™s first playoff game in 15 years has been moved up a couple of days.
Its one-game, Class 3A bi-district playoff con-test with Iowa Park will now be played Saturday, April 28 in Graham start-ing at 7:30 p.m. It had originally been set Mon-day, April 30 in Graham.
Sweetwater, which has a 14-9 season record, was the third-place team in District 5-3A with a 4-4 record while Iowa Park was the No. 2 team in District 6-3A.
This is just the third time Sweetwater has made the softball playoffs since it became a UIL sport here.
The Sweetwater High School girls golf team shot 408-409 for an 817 total to place fourth at the recent Region I-3A tournament in San Angelo. Members of the team were, from left, Molly Fincher, Alex Gomez, Haylee Stewart, Elise Lawrence, Amy Witt and Rachel Hunt.
After escaping a bases-loaded jam in the top of the sixth and scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning, the chances of Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team getting into the Class 3A playoffs were looking good here Friday night.
But a 3-2 lead evaporated when visiting Big Spring came up with three runs in the top of the seventh, and the Steers held on for a 5-3 win at Newman Park to bring a heartbreaking end to the Mustangsâ€™ season.