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February 6th, 2012
Blackwell finished 10-3 and was zone champion and second district runnerup in junior high boys basketball this season.
Jay Lomas of Sweetwater had a second-place finish in the 123-pound weight class when he competed at a powerlifting meet that was held Jan. 28 at Abilene High School. Lomas, whose name and accomplishment was inadvertently left out of a recent story about the meet, lifted a total of 790 pounds. Sweetwater placed second to Clyde in the team standings and will compete again on Thursday, Feb. 9 at a meet in Clyde along with the girls. The Reporter apologizes for the oversight in last Thursdayâ€™s story about the powerlifting meet.
MONDAY, FEB. 6
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Trent starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7
Sweetwater girls host Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
The University Interscho-lastic League realignment finally arrived on Thursday and as usual, there were some surprises â€” both good and bad â€” for our countyâ€™s four high schools.
Given Sweetwaterâ€™s lack of athletic success recently, the general hope was that the UIL would put the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs in a more favor-able district than the current one (5-3A) with Wylie, Brownwood, Big Spring and Snyder, all with much higher enrollments and with the exception of Big Spring, a big winning tradition.
Sports Editorâ€™s Note: Todayâ€™s Sweetwater Middle School â€˜Aâ€™ boys basketball games against TLCA have been cancelled.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
Sweetwater girls at Wylie â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Wylie â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams host Hamlin â€” JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 pm., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys at Westbrook starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys host Water Valley starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater boys had a second-place team finish Saturday when it competed at a powerlifting meet held at Abilene High School.
Roscoe and Highland suffered losses in area boys high school basketball action Tuesday. Roscoe lost to Rotan, 50-42, in its game as the Plowboys fell to 1-6 in District 9-A, Division I, while Highland fell to Trent 46-45 in the teamsâ€™ District 11-A, Division II contest.
Ron Covington scored 23 points for Highland, but no other player was able to reach double figures as the Hornets fell to 5-19 overall and 2-7 in district.
SUB-VARSITY BASKETBALL RESULTS
at Big Spring
Sweetwater JV girls 32,
Big Spring JV girls 26
Sweetwater points: Claire Williams 13, Kayla Chowning 6, Karlee Murff 4, Larissa Locklar 2, Mikki Reschman 2, Shaneese Brown 2, Taylor McPherson 2, Maddie Jones 1. Halftime score: Sweetwater 22, Big Spring 12. Sweetwater records: 17-5 season, 5-1 district.
freshman girls 44,
freshman girls 39
BIG SPRING â€” Desper-ately needing a win to have any realistic hopes of getting to the playoffs, visiting Sweetwater was down by just four points (26-22) against Big Spring after starting out the third quarter of Tuesdayâ€™s District 5-3A game with a 5-0 run.
But Big Spring answered that surge, which included a 3-pointer by Kendra Cros-son followed by Crossonâ€™s steal and layup, with a resounding run of its own. The Lady Steers (3-3) scored the next 23 points to put the game out of reach and claim a 53-31 victory.
BIG SPRING â€” There were a lot of positive signs for Sweetwater on Tuesday, even though the Mustangs fell to Big Spring 48-37 and saw their playoff chances take a major hit.
The Mustangs held an opponent to under 50 points for the second consecutive game, while allowing just three in the opening quarter. And while the Mustangs struggled again offensively, they trailed by just two, 19-17, at halftime and later cut a 16-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to just nine (45-36) with 2:47 left in the game.