Archive - Sports Article
March 28th, 2012
The all-important district season starts today for the Sweetwater High School girls golf team when it plays the first leg of its tournam-ent at Wylie.
The final two legs of the 54-hole event will be played April 2 at Big Spring and April 9 at Brownwood.
The SHS boys golf team begins district play when it plays the first leg of its tournament Thursday in Snyder. Sweetwater hosts the second leg on April 3, and the final leg will be on April 10 at Wylie.
The Sweetwater High School boys golf team shot 324 on March 21 to tie Levelland for first place at Lamesaâ€™s one-day tournament, but lost a scoreboard playoff and claimed second place. Pictured from left are team mem-bers Guy Bond (94), Mason Andrews (82), Ryan Mercer (80), Dylan Torres (84) and Alex Castillo (78).
Three members of Sweetwaterâ€™s team were among the top 10 medalists in the entire tournament with Castilloâ€™s second-place finish being the highest. Mercer placed sixth and Andrews 10th among medalists.
Tickets are now on sale for the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet which is scheduled for May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. Among those who will be honored at the dinner and induction ceremony are John Paul Cain of Sweetwater.
Deadlines are April 13 to order a table and April 27 for non-reserved seating. Tables or tickets may be purchased by calling (325) 668-3685. Forms are avail-able at the Big Country Hall of Fame Museum in Abilene or at www.bigcountryhalloffame.org.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis team won a number of medals when it competed recently at a tournament in Levelland.
Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses teamed to win first place in mixed doubles, while the girls doubles team of Addisyn Cleck-ler and Jenny Medellin took second place after advancing to the tournament finals.
The boys doubles team of Bryan Vause and Isaiah Hernandez was fourth and Stephen Shipp placed sixth in boys singles, while Teresa Perez-Poe and Kristen Casto were sixth and seventh, re-spectively, in girls singles.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV baseball team won against Jim Ned and Abilene High in recent action at Newman Park.
Sweetwater beat Jim Ned 11-3 on March 17 and out-scored Abilene High 16-6 on March 24.
Hayden Reeves went 4-for-4 with a triple, and he and Daven Alvarez scored three runs to pace Sweetwa-terâ€™s victory over Jim Ned. Also hitting safely were J.P. Poe, Alvarez, Mike McCoy, Sean Norman and Isaiah McGee. Duanta Williams threw a seven-inning complete game with five strikeouts for the win.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownwood, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls play first leg of district tournament at Wylie.
Sweetwater JV and var-sity play at Brownwood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Sweetwater boys play first leg of district tourna-ment at Snyder.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys are at Colorado City meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at district meet in Christoval.
Highland and Blackwell junior high teams are at district meet in Roby.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity softball team will resume its season on Wednesday with a 6:30 p.m. game at Brownwood. Members of the team are, top row standing from left, Cierra Knox, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Alicia Finn, Kelsi Crosson, Claire Williams; middle row kneeling, Angela Garza, Maty Montgomery, Kinsey Browning, Keyli Turner; front row seated, Megan Holsey, Jerren Villa, Jackie Carey. Not pictured are player Loni Mendez, head coach Bobby Williams and assistant coach Al Miller.
Itâ€™s not often that a Class 3A team gets the chance to play against a Class 5A team like Odessa High because it is usually such a daunting task to compete well, espec-ially after three straight losses by a combined score of 42-7.
But Sweetwater proved up to the challenge Saturday when it hosted the Broncos and won, 4-2, to snap its three-game skid.
Brandon Howell threw a complete-game win, and he and Greg Aiken each collected a pair of RBI as Sweetwater got back to .500 (7-7-1) for the season with its win over Odessa (8-15) in the non-district game.
Three Sweetwater High School boys traveled Saturday to Abilene to compete in the state powerlifting championships, and all three placed in their respective Division II weight classes.
Sam Nemir led the way as he placed sixth in the 181-pound class with a lift of 1,315 pounds in the three categories.
Nemir, a senior at SHS who along with junior Ryan Linebaugh was making his second trip to state, had a 490-pound squat, 335-pound bench press and a 490-pound dead lift.
The 2012 Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team will resume its season at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-wood. Sweetwater hosted a non-district game on Saturday against Odessa High. Members of this yearâ€™s team are, back row from left, assistant coach Kelly Tobin, head coach Roland Herrera, Kaleb Hoover, Stephen May, Cole Maxwell, Gabriel Medellin, Dylan Bennett, Brandon Howell, assistant coach John Bennett; middle row kneeling, Sean Morrow, James Clift, Greg Aiken, Shawn Campbell, Ryan Linebaugh; and front row seated, Marquees Jenkins, Sean Norman, J.P.