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August 25th, 2011
The stakes arenâ€™t as high as they were a few years ago when they met regularly in the playoffs, but Fridayâ€™s 7:30 p.m. season opener at Mustang Bowl will still be a big deal to both Sweetwater and Vernon.
The two perennial foot-ball powers have fallen on hard times of late, so a victory will give hope for better things to come this season.
Highland will debut the Jeff Shelton era at 7 p.m. today when the Hornets begin their 2011 football season by taking on the Bryson Cowboys in Trent.
The game kicks off the fourth annual â€śRumble in the Jungleâ€ť classic that will feature six games over a three-day period. High-land will be considered the home team tonight.
Highland is trying to rebound from a 2-7 sea-son, and a win over Bryson could help spring the Hornets toward a much better year. Shelton was head coach at New Home the past two years before coming to Highland.
The Sweetwater volleyball team got a split decision Tuesday when it played a three-way match at Water Valley that also included San Angelo Lake View.
The Lady Mustangs (10-7 overall) started out against Lake View and won 25-19, 25-13, 25-21, but then lost to host team Water Valley 25-27, 22-25, 20-25.
Darrell Hulme recorded his seventh career hole-in-one while playing Sunday at Sweetwater Country Club.
Hulme used a six-iron to record his latest ace while playing the No. 17 hole.
The feat was witnessed by Hulmeâ€™s daughter, Sandy Drake.
After a third-place Silver Bracket finish at a San Angelo tournament over the weekend, Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team will take a 9-6 record into a three-way match today at Water Valley against both Water Valley and San Angelo Lake View.
Sweetwater finished the tournament with a 4-2 record, ending the event with a 25-14, 25-19 win over Lamesa in the Silver Bracket third-place match on Saturday.
Sweetwater showed noticeable improvement in last weekâ€™s opening scrimmage at Lubbock Cooper when compared to the previous yearâ€™s result, battling the Pirates to a 1-1 standoff, but the teamâ€™s No. 1 offense was unable to score points.
Coach Craig Slaughter is hoping for a breakthrough in that area when the Mus-tangs host San Angelo Lake View tonight in their final scrimmage. The JV White and Red squads both scrimmage at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18
Roscoe varsity and JV teams host San Angelo Grape Creek (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Patton Springs (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19
Sweetwater teams host San Angelo Lake View (scrimmage) â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Sands (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at San Angelo tournament through Saturday, Aug. 20.
SATURDAY, AUG. 20
Sweetwater varsity completes play at San Angelo tournament.
Sweetwater freshmen at Abilene tournament.
The Sweetwater volleyball team is back over .500 for the 2011 season after a 3-1 victory at Seminole on Tuesday after losing in four games to Midland Lee to begin the dual match.
Kendra Crosson had 15 kills, Kelsi Crosson seven, Shelby Cason and Alicia Finn four and Larissa Locklar and Taylor McPherson three against Seminole. Suede Shirley had 15 assists and Finn 10 for Sweetwater (5-4). Against Midland Lee, Cason had eight kills while Kendra Crosson had seven kills, Kathleen Campbell five and Kelsi Crosson and Finn three apiece.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two sub-varsity football teams were both very competitive in their first scrimmages of the year at Lubbock Cooper, with the JV White team outscoring Cooper three touchdowns to two while Sweetwaterâ€™s JV Red fought to a 3-3 standoff.
Mark McCann (21- and 32-yard runs) and Kris Duran (35-yard run) scored for Sweetwater Red. Scoring for Sweetwater White were Jay Lomas (6-yard run), Xavier Jones (4-yard run) and Duante Williams (19-yard pass from Kaegan Jeffrey).
The Sweetwater junior varsity volleyball team won the recent Albany tournament held Aug. 12 and off to an outstanding 7-1 start.
At the Albany tournament, Sweetwater had wins over Archer City 25-12, 25-15; Breckenridge 25-10, 25-6; Bronte 25-18, 25-20; and Bangs 25-20, 25-22. It also beat Grape Creek 25-15, 25-16, lost to Midland Lee 12-25, 6-25 and beat Seminole 25-17, 25-12.