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October 12th, 2011
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis team brought home a number of medals from Andrewsâ€™ fall tourna-ment held this past Friday and Saturday.
In boys singles, Chris Hernandez placed third in Flight One while Stephen Shipp took second-place honors in Flight 3 and Michael Redondo was third in Flight 4.
In boys doubles, Chris Hernandez and Isaiah Her-nandez brought home the overall first-place medal, while Shipp and Redondo took third-place honors in Flight 2 boys doubles at the two-day tournament.
First Downs â€” 117; Rushes-yards â€” 272-1192; Passing yards â€” 831; Total yards â€” 2023 (289.0 avg.); Passing â€” 67-117-7; Fum-bles-Lost â€” 17-7; Penalties-Yards â€” 50-401; Points scored â€” 125 (17.9 avg.).
First Downs â€” 86; Rushes-yards â€” 209-945; Passing yards â€” 779; Total yards â€” 1724 (246.3 avg.); Passing â€” 72-140-6; Fumbles-Lost 9-2; Penalties-Yards â€” 42-332; Points allowed â€” 121 (17.3 avg.).
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater picked a good time â€” Fri-dayâ€™s District 5-3A opener at Wylie â€” to play its best game of the 2011 season.
Unfortunately, the Mus-tangs still werenâ€™t too happy at the end. Thatâ€™s because the Bulldogs were still able to pull out a 20-15 victory despite running 31 fewer plays than Sweetwater.
And that wasnâ€™t the only statistic the Mustangs led in. Coach Craig Slaughterâ€™s club racked up 11 more first downs (21-10) and 47 more yards (322-275) in the con-test than Wylie and had just one turnover, the same as the Bulldogs.
Roscoe is still in search of its first win of the year after losing its District 7-1A opener to Hamlin, 40-8, on Friday, while Highland (2-4) was a 46-0 loser to six-man power Sterling City in its final non-district game.
Hamlin 40, Roscoe 8
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater fell to 1-3 in District 5-3A volleyball play after losing to first-place Wylie 10-25, 12-25, 19-25 on Friday.
Kendra Crosson had nine kills to pace the Lady Mus-tangs (17-17 overall), who are idle until this Friday when they host Big Spring.
Kelsi Crosson had four kills, Alicia Finn three, Kathleen Campbell two and Shelby Cason, Larissa Locklar and Suede Shirley one. Finn and Shirley each had eight assists. Kinsey Browning had six digs and Allie Zavaleta four, while Kendra Crosson also had one block and one dig.
Sweetwater went 3-for-4 in middle school football games Tuesday with Wylie, with both seventh grade teams winning.
7th grade Red 18,
After trailing 8-6 at half-time, Sweetwater Red ral-lied for the victory. Jacoby Hunt scored all three Colt touchdowns on runs of 2, 61 and 3 yards and also had a 53-yard run to Wylieâ€™s 10.
Sweetwater Redâ€™s defen-sive standouts were Mat-thew Figueroa, who had an interception, along with Jacob Greenwood, Rocky Perez, Daniel Olguin, Gai-den Crelia, Junior Lawhon, Isaias Aguilar, Jordan McGee and Keenan Cox.
7th grade White 14,
Here are results from the Sweetwater Middle School volleyball teams at the Lub-bock Cooper tournament:
The 7th grade Red won first place, defeating Lubbock Cooper, Shallow-ater, Levelland and Lubbock Christian. They beat Lub-bock Cooper 25-16, 25-19; Shallowater 25-18, 25-8; and Levelland 17-25, 25-9, 25-21; then beat Lubbock Christian 25-14, 25-12.
The 7th grade White won second place as they beat Frenship 25-16, 25-18 and Trinity 19-25, 25-21, 25-18 before losing 20-25, 14-25 to Lubbock Cooper.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Hamlin (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Sterling City, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity idle.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Andrews tournament.
Sweetwater teams at Wylie â€” freshmen and varsity at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
Sweetwater varsity completes play at Andrews tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Sweet-water Dig Pink tourney.
The all-important district season finally starts tonight for Sweetwater and Roscoe, while Blackwell and High-land have two more weeks before playing their first of just three district contests.
Sweetwater goes to Wylie for a District 5-3A matchup of teams with 3-3 records.Tonightâ€™s contest will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Wylie.
Sweetwater will be trying to break out of its two-game losing streak, while Wylie ended a two-game skid by beating Lubbock Estacado last week. Sweetwater is also seeking its first district win in nearly two years.
The non-district portion of the schedule is finally over. On Friday, the serious part begins as Sweetwater and Wylie match identical 3-3 records at 7:30 p.m. at Wylie â€” with the hope of going 1-0 in District 5-3A and taking an important step toward a playoff berth.
For Sweetwater, this will also be a chance to take a step toward re-establishing itself as a district contender for the first time in three years. The Mustangs have just one district win since 2008. So a victory, especially over a perennially-tough Wylie squad, would be huge for the program.