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October 5th, 2012
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s 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 Sweetwaterâ€™s 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 countyâ€™s 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 hasnâ€™t already reached or exceeded its win total for last year.
Members of this yearâ€™s Sweetwater High School varsity tennis team are, front row kneeling from left, Kristen Casto, Vida Gamez, Kayla Sage, Teresa Perez-Poe, Brianna Hicks, Jenny Medellin, Gewel Cherry; standing, Keygan Valdez, Michael Redondo, Stephen Shipp, Zac Bax, Isaiah Hernandez, Bryan Vause and Billy Reeves.
ABILENE â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team lost to No. 1-ranked Wylie in three games by scores of 17-25, 11-17, 17-25 in the teamsâ€™ District 4-3A match on Tuesday.
Sweetwater fell to 21-13 overall, 1-3 in district. Wylie is 31-4 and 4-0. Sweetwater goes to Midland Greenwood (17-17, 1-3) for its next match Friday.
In Sweetwaterâ€™s match against Wylie, Kendra Cros-son had eight kills and 10 digs; Kathleen Campbell had six kills; Kelsi Crosson had five kills and 12 digs; Suede Shirley finished with 23 kill assists and four digs; and Shelby Cason had four kills as well as three digs.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Sweetwater runners are at Jim Ned meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Sweetwater 7th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater freshman team is idle.
Sweetwater JV is idle.
Roscoe junior high at Cross Plains (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV vs. Brady freshmen at Cross Plains, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Moran, 6 p.m.
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.
Kaleb Hoover is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Hoover had four catches for 71 yards and one touchdown last week against Brownwood, and also had two solo tackles on defense.
First Downs â€” 94; Rushes-yards â€” 161-913; Passing yards â€” 896; Total yards â€” 1809 (361.8 avg.); Passing â€” 65-119-2; Fumbles-Lost â€” 18-5; Penalties-Yards â€” 41-337; Points scored â€” 105 (21.0 avg.).
First Downs â€” 94; Rushes-yards â€” 194-1120; Passing yards â€” 662; Total yards â€” 1782 (356.4 avg.); Passing â€” 63-107-4; Fumbles-Lost 7-5; Penalties-Yards â€” 37-275; Points allowed â€” 118 (23.6 avg.).
Sweetwaterâ€™s Shelby Cason returns a volley during the Lady Mustangsâ€™ District 4-3A match Saturday against Big Spring. Cason and her teammates play at first-place Wylie today to begin a three-game road trip.
After suffering its first defeat one week earlier, Sweetwaterâ€™s JV football team (4-1) got back in the win column this past week with a 38-13 victory over Brownwood at Mustang Bowl.