Archive - Sports Article
October 22nd, 2012
After suffering a defeat at Big Spring three days earlier that eliminated any hopes of reaching the playoffs, the Sweetwater volleyball team â€” which by many accounts has had an excellent season â€” showed off its talent while beating Midland Greenwood in three games at Mustang Gym.
After winning the first two games over the Rangerettes by scores of 25-15 and 25-17, Sweetwater (24-15 overall) staged a terrific rally to get a sweep with a 25-19 win in Game 3 that dropped Greenwood to 1-8 in district.
While only two Nolan County high school football teams will see action today, their games will be crucial as Sweetwater and Roscoe will both be seeking wins on their home fields today with a chance to seriously dam-age the playoff hopes of the teams they face.
Sweetwater (1-0, 3-3) hosts Greenwood (0-1, 4-2) at 7:30 p.m. in the first-ever district meeting of the two schools, while Roscoe (1-2, 1-5) entertains Ranger (0-3, 0-6) at the same time.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
Sweetwater 7th grade Red and White teams will host Midland Greenwood (high school practice field), 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade White and Red teams will host Midland Greenwood (Mustang Bowl), 4:30 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Big Spring, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV (combined team) at Midland Greenwood, 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Ranger (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior varsity at Albany, 6:30 p.m.
Highland and Blackwell junior high and JV teams are idle.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
Sweetwater varsity will host Midland Greenwood, 7:30 p.m.
Since playing each other for the first time ever in 2000, Sweetwater and Mid-land Greenwood have met on an almost annual basis.
In that time the Mustangs and Rangers have played each other 11 times, includ-ing three times in the play-offs, with Sweetwater hold-ing a 7-4 edge. In fact, the teams faced each other twice in the same season in 2002 and 2005, when they met during both the regular season and the playoffs.
But the rivalry has a new wrinkle this year.
The Mustang Moms will host a spaghetti supper prior to the Sweetwater vs. Midland Greenwood foot-ball game. The supper will be served at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
The plate will include spaghetti, bread, salad, corn, dessert, tea and water.
SRPC sight-in-day is set for Saturday
Nick Nemir is the Foot-ball Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Nemir, a senior defensive back and wide receiver, had six solo stops and eight assisted tackles in last weekâ€™s win over Snyder, and he also caught two passes for 24 yards.
BIG SPRING â€” Sweetwa-ter saw its slim playoff hopes in volleyball disappear on Tuesday, as the Lady Mus-tangs lost to Big Spring in four games by scores of 21-25, 25-19, 11-25, 19-25.
Sweetwater (23-15 for the season) fell to 3-5 in district play while Big Spring (26-13 overall) is now 6-2 and tied with Monahans for second place with two games left. Wylie is first at 8-0 and has clinched at least a share of the District 4-3A championship after beating Midland Greenwood on Tuesday. Sweetwater will entertain Greenwood (1-7) on Friday and ends its season by hosting Wylie next Tuesday.
First Downs â€” 112; Rushes-yards â€” 193-1023; Passing yards â€” 1180; Total yards â€” 2203 (367.2 avg.); Passing â€” 77-137-3; Fumbles-Lost â€” 22-8; Penalties-Yards â€” 48-386; Points scored â€” 139 (23.2 avg.).
First Downs â€” 115; Rushes-yards â€” 247-1353; Passing yards â€” 807; Total yards â€” 2160 (360.0 avg.); Passing â€” 77-126-5; Fumbles-Lost 8-6; Penalties-Yards â€” 43-325; Points allowed â€” 145 (24.2 avg.).
Points were at a premium in Thursdayâ€™s action when Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams traveled to Snyder. Both sub-varsities came away with close losses in a pair of defensive struggles while kicking off district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity Mustangs lost 6-0 in their contest, while the freshmen fell by a score of 8-6. The nar-row defeats dropped both teamsâ€™ records to 4-2 and they will stay on the road to face Greenwood this Thursday.
Sweetwater Middle Schoolâ€™s four football teams came away with three wins and one tie against Snyder in their district openers at Mustang Bowl. Sweetwaterâ€™s teams will stay home this Thursday to face Midland Greenwood.
7th grade White 28, Snyder 6
Sweetwater White was led offensively by Alexander Kittley and Kurt Wetsel, who had two touchdowns apiece, and the defense was also strong against Snyder.
Kittley scored on runs of 81 and 55 yards, and Wetsel had a 60-yard interception return and 35-yard run. In addition, Kittley and Reggie Walker had two-point runs.