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September 9th, 2011
Blackwell and Highland will have homefield advantage, while Roscoe is on the road as the three area teams try again for their first win of the 2011 football season.
Sweetwater (1-1), meanwhile, hopes to get back in the win column at Levelland today after losing to Monahans at the Sammy Baugh Classic this past weekend.
After giving a good Mon-ahans team fits at Mustang Bowl this past weekend and battling the state-ranked Loboes on even terms for three quarters before losing, Sweetwater plays a different set of Lobos this Friday.
And the spelling of their nicknames â Levellandâs Lobos, unlike Monahans, donât include an âeâ in theirs â are only one of the differences between the two former Class 4A and now Class 3A schools.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
Sweetwater 7th grade at Levelland (season openers), 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade at Levelland (season openers), 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red hosts Levelland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White hosts Levelland, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th and 8th grade teams host Stamford (season openers) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Stam-ford, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high plays at Novice (season opener), 6 p.m.
Highland JV at Sands JV, 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Lueders-Avoca (season opener), 6 p.m.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team has been pretty good at winning on the road this season. Itâs a good thing, because prior to Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs hadnât played in their gym since their season opener on Aug. 9.
As a result the team, according to coach Liz Miller, had a small case of nerves going into its match with Lamesa and she wasnât sure what to expect.
But the result was just fine as Sweetwater (13-11) had a straight-set victory, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 at Mustang Gym to stay above .500 this season.
Though he wasnât a one-man team, Rotanâs Bryson Alls certainly did everything he could to help his team beat Ranger here Saturday.
Alls had three intercep-tions, including one with 10 seconds left that thwarted the Bulldogsâ final drive, plus a fumble recovery and also rushed for 84 yards in leading the Yellowhammers to a 26-20 victory in the finale of the seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
Sam Nemir is Sweetwaterâs Football Player of the Week. Nemir, a 5-9, 170-pound senior who starts at fullback and linebacker, was the teamâs leading tackler and rusher this past Friday against Monahans. He had an outstanding defensive game with eight solo tackles, one for a loss, eight assisted tackles and one sack. In addition, he rushed five times for 23 yards.
The Sweetwater High School tennis team went to Big Spring for its first match of the fall season this past Thursday and lost by a score of 13-8.
âWe fell short, but we fought hard to the end,â said SHS coach Shella Arnwine. âI am very happy with how we started.â
Sweetwaterâs Nick Nemir intercepts a Monahans pass while Kaleb Hoover (10) watches in Fridayâs game.
It took almost an entire half for the stateâs No. 9-ranked team in Class 3A to make a first down here Friday against an inspired Sweetwater defense.
And the Mustangs were still tied with Monahans 7-7 through three quarters of a classic defensive battle in Game 2 of the seventh an-nual Sammy Baugh Classic.
But the Loboesâ defense ultimately prevailed, holding Sweetwater to just three yards and no first downs in the second half and scoring 10 points in the final period for a hard-earned 17-7 win.
Highland and Blackwellâs six-man football teams lost non-district games Friday to fall to 0-2 this season.
Highland was defeated by Loraine 48-12 and Blackwell lost to Lohn 66-20.
Highland scored on a 56-yard run by Steven Tester in the third quarter and a 40-yard pass from Ron Covington to Tyler Falcon. No Blackwell infor-mation was provided.