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April 23rd, 2011
Kendal Carrillo, a former Sweetwater High School player, is still undefeated as a pitcher for the University of Texas baseball team after a win over Texas-Pan American Tuesday. Carrillo, a senior at UT, pitched a perfect eighth inning to get credit for the victory as the No. 7 Longhorns won 4-2. Carrillo, who is 3-0, has appeared in 20 games to share the team lead with a 1.25 ERA as a middle reliever, and batters are hitting just .195 against him this season.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV baseball team defeated Big Springâ€™s JV, 10-6, in its final game Friday at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
A triple by Anthony Pala-cios that drove in three runs was the big hit in a six-run first inning as Sweetwater never trailed in the contest.
The Mustangs also scored a run in the second inning and came up with its final three runs in the fourth to finish 4-4 in district play.
Five players finished with two hits â€” Palacios, Stephen May, Cole Maxwell, Brandon Howell and Joe Martinez. Howell was the winning pitcher.
Here are recent JV boys district track results for Roscoe and Sweetwater:
ROSCOE JV BOYS
High jump â€” Dakota Bradbury T5th (5-0)
Pole vault â€” Dillon Freeman 4th (9-0)
Triple jump â€” Devon Cole 5th (35-1 1/2)
Discus â€” Chase Saun-ders 1st (91-2); Alex Rhodes 2nd (87-3); Keeston Ford 6th (74-10)
Discus â€” Chase Saun-ders 1st (43-6 1/2)
400 relay â€” 3rd (48.29)
800 â€” Keeston Ford 4th (2:23.61)
800 relay â€” 4th (1:44.41 â€” Emilio Morales, Luke Rovig, Devon Cole, Dakota Bradbury)
300 hurdles â€” Dillon Freeman 1st (47.98); Dakota Bradbury 4th (55.72)
BIG SPRING â€” After losing three straight games by at least seven runs, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team got a boost on Friday to end its 2011 season.
The Mustangs traveled to Big Spring and came back home with a 5-4 victory â€” its second over the Steers in District 5-3A play â€” as Sweetwater finished 2-6 in district and 12-16-1 overall under third-year coach Roland Herrera.
Karry Owens, who earlier this year submitted his resignation as head football coach at Highland after 18 years, has accepted a similar job at Water Valley. His last day at Highland was on Friday.
Owens will be repla-cing Justin Esquell, who resigned after leading Water Valley to a 10-1 record this past season.
Owensâ€™ replacement will be Jeff Shelton, who served as the head football coach at New Home the last two years. The Leopards were 5-5 in 2010. Shelton was also defensive coordinator for four years at Jayton, where he helped them reach the six-man state finals in 2006.
SWEETWATER BOYS GOLF
Ryan Mercer â€” medalist
(advanced to Class 3A boys state tournament)
Kinsey Browning â€” 400-meter relay
Kathleen Campbell â€” high jump
Kelsi Crosson â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Kendra Crosson â€” 1600-meter relay
Alicia Finn â€” discus
Brittany Lashinski â€” 400-meter relay
Jayci Shelton â€” 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 1600-meter relay
Suede Shirley â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Nick Nemir â€” 300-meter hurdles
ROSCOE GIRLS TRACK
Jacinda Morales â€” 800-meter run, 1600-meter run
ROSCOE BOYS TRACK
Two teams who havenâ€™t had much go right for them since the start of district play â€” Sweetwater and Big Spring â€” wrap up their seasons at 7 p.m. today in Big Spring with little more than pride at stake.
Sweetwater brings a 1-6 record into todayâ€™s finale, but the win came over Big Spring, which has yet to claim a victory in its seven district games.
The Mustangs won, 3-2, in Sweetwater on April 5 as Kris Mayes threw his second career no-hitter.
LUBBOCK â€” After failing to make it to state in his two previous oppor-tunities, the third time was finally a charm for Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer at the Region I-3A golf tournament.
On Thursday, Mercer claimed a state berth as he shot 75 for a 147 total, finishing second among all medalists â€” just three behind Hunter Wade of Perryton â€” but with the best two-day score of any medalist not on one of the top two teams.
This yearâ€™s Class 3A boys state tournament will be held May 12-13 at Austinâ€™s Roy Kizer Golf Course.
Four Nolan County area high school basketball play-ers and one Nolan County coach have been given All-Big Country recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Highlandâ€™s Ryan Dollar was named the Class 1A, Division II girls coach of the year, and Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith was a second-team pick for the All-Big Country boys Super Team.
Highlandâ€™s Callie Sand-usky and Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn were named to the girls second team in Class 1A, Division II and Class 3A, respectively. Also, Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen received girls honorable mention in Class 1A, D-II.
HAMLIN â€” Roscoeâ€™s four regional track qualifiers in early May will include a pair of athletes who will compete in mul-tiple events after earning top-four finishes at the recent area track meet.
Caden Smith will com-pete in the Class 1A boys discus and shot put as well as in the 110 hurdles, while Jacinda Morales is going to regionals in the girls 800 and 1600.