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October 7th, 2011

Local Sports Calendar

October 7, 2011

FRIDAY, OCT. 7
Football
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.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at Andrews tournament.
Volleyball
Sweetwater teams at Wylie — freshmen and varsity at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity completes play at Andrews tournament.
Volleyball
Sweetwater middle school teams host Sweet-water Dig Pink tourney.

District play starts tonight

October 7, 2011

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.Tonight’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.

October 6th

Mustangs go to Wylie to start district

October 6, 2011

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 — 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.

Mustang stats

October 6, 2011

TEAM OFFENSE
First Downs — 96; Rushes-yards — 227-1019; Passing yards — 682; Total yards — 1701 (283.5 avg.); Passing — 52-95-6; Fumbles-Lost — 14-7; Penalties-Yards — 42-351; Points scored — 110 (18.3 avg.).
TEAM DEFENSE
First Downs — 76; Rushes-yards — 184-704; Passing yards — 745; Total yards — 1449 (241.5 avg.); Passing — 66-129-5; Fumbles-Lost 7-2; Penalties-Yards — 39-317; Points allowed — 101 (16.8 avg.).
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Rushing

October 5th

Lady Mustangs rally past Snyder for 1st district win

October 5, 2011

After losing at Brown-wood in four games Friday, Sweetwater at one point appeared to be headed for the same fate in Tuesday’s district home match with Snyder.
But after falling behind 2-1 with back-to-back los-ses of 25-22 and 25-19, Sweetwater (17-16 season, 1-2 district) won 25-14 to force a Game 5 and wrapped up its first win in District 5-3A play with a dominating 15-5 triumph.
Kelsi Crosson had 12 kills, 14 digs and three aces for the Lady Mustangs, who were trailing 20-9 at one point in Game 3 before winning 50 of the final 74 points.

Football player of the week

October 5, 2011

Tadeo Canon-Masjoan is the Football Player of the Week. A junior move-in from Argentina, he kicked all three extra points and had his first tackle, which was for a loss, against Midland Christian.

October 4th

Local Sports Calendar

October 4, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 4
Football
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater teams host Snyder — freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
Cross Country
Sweetwater and Roscoe runners at Merkel meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
Football
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams host Wylie, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th and 8th grade teams at Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Hamlin, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high and JV teams at Sterling City, 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Football, volleyball contests here today

October 4, 2011

For the first time this year, football and volleyball are both on tap today at Sweetwater High School starting at 5 p.m., when the first of two seventh grade football games against Wylie is played at Mustang Bowl while at the same time the freshman and JV volleyball teams host Snyder at Mustang Gym. The varsity match is at 6:30 p.m. and features a big District 5-3A rivalry matchup, as Sweetwater and Snyder are both trying for their first win in district play.

Hornets’ upset bid dashed by Gordon

October 4, 2011

Highland was on the verge of handing Gordon its first loss of the year this past Friday. But the Longhorns, who trailed 32-16 at halftime and 56-40 after three periods, ran off the last 22 points to deny the Hornets’ upset bid and pull out a 62-56 win at Highland.
Highland (2-4) enjoyed 16-point leads on four separate occasions, the last time after a 67-yard kickoff return by Ron Covington for a TD and Steven Tester’s PAT to make it 56-40 in the third period, only to see Gordon pull out the win on a 1-yard run with just 1:37 left and improve to 6-0.

Netters play quad match

October 4, 2011

Sweetwater’s varsity tennis team played a quad match in San Angelo this past Saturday that also involved Andrews, San Angelo Central and Fredericksburg. In girls singles, Heidi Taylor defeated Fredericksburg’s No. 1 player 7-6, 7-4 (7-5). Also beating Fredericksburg in girls singles were Addisyn Cleckler (8-2) and Kristen Casto, who battled it out and won 6-3, 4-6 (10-6) against the No. 5 player. Casto also prevailed by an 8-6 score in her singles match against San Angelo Central.

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