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April 9th, 2014
A great pitching effort and timely hitting Tuesday allowed Sweetwater to end its three-game losing streak by beating Midland Green-wood, 5-1, here Tuesday.
Sweetwater (3-3, 16-6) solidified its sagging playoff hopes out of District 4-3A by moving within a game of Snyder and Big Spring, who are both 4-2 and tied for second place after the Steers â€” once 0-2 â€” won their fourth straight Tuesday by beating the Tigers, 9-5. The Mustangs also moved ahead of Monahans (2-4), which lost 14-4 Tuesday to first-place Wylie, which is 5-1.
Enjoying a 7-5 lead after five innings, the Sweetwater Lady Mustang softball team seemed headed for its first district win of the season when it faced second-place Midland Greenwood here Tuesday. But Greenwood ruined the celebration with a 10-run assault in the last two innings to beat Sweet-water, 15-11.
Greenwood which trails first-place Snyder by two games, improved to 5-2 in district play and 12-12 over-all. Sweetwater, despite by far its highest-scoring game in district play so far, fell to 0-7 and 9-13.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams complete district meet at Big Spring (top four in each event advance to area meet in Pecos on April 18).
Highland varsity teams host district meet (top four in each event advance to area meet to also be held in Highland on April 18).
Roscoe varsity teams at Highland for district meet (same as above).
Blackwell varsity teams at Robert Lee for district meet (top four in each event advance to area meet to be held in Highland on April 18).
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater varsity will play at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Beating Greenwood at home today would end the Sweetwater baseball teamâ€™s three-game losing streak in district play and help its playoff hopes. The softball team also plays Greenwood here today, and with an 0-6 district record, the Lady Mustangs simply canâ€™t af-ford another loss if they are to reach the postseason.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls golf team shot a final round 382 Monday at Sny-derâ€™s Western Texas College for a third-place finish at the 54-hole, three-leg District 4-3A golf tournament.
Despite missing a regional berth, Sweetwater beat out five of the districtâ€™s eight competing golf teams with a three-round 1,104 total. The two teams who are advancing to regionals are Snyder (1,001) and Monahans (1,012). Sweetwaterâ€™s No. 2 team shot 443-1,264 for a seventh-place finish.
The regional tournament will be played April 16-17 at Lubbock.
Michael Hunt of Sweet-water shot another 77 Sat-urday in the second round of the District 4-3A boys golf tournament for a 154 total, leaving him in sixth place among medalists en-tering the final round Tues-day when the tournament moves to Sweetwater.
If he maintains his position, Hunt will qualify for regional competition next week with the second-best score â€” trailing only Jacob Lair (150) of Monahans â€” among all players not on one of the top two teams.
Big Spring (608) and Abi-lene Wylie (625) currently rank 1-2, with Sweetwater in fifth place at 670.
Sierra Allen of Highland on Sunday was named to the Abilene Reporter-Newsâ€™ All-Big Country girls basketball Super Team for the second straight year.
Highland was the host school Friday for its annual Hilltop Relays, which served as a tuneup for the district and area track meets it will host later this month start-ing with district Thursday.
Highlandâ€™s girls were second in the team standings with 76 points while Blackwell had eight. Black-wellâ€™s boys were fourth in their division with 62 points and Highland 11th (22). Individual points follow:
400 â€” Sierra Allen, High-land, 2nd (1:05.26)
800 â€” Kelsi Johns, High-land, 6th (2:48.94)
MONDAY, APRIL 7
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls will play the final leg of district tournament at Snyder.
Blackwell teams play the final leg of district tournament at Abilene.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at district meet in Big Spring.
Roscoe junior high teams host district meet.
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
Sweetwater JV and varsity host Greenwood at 4:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will host final leg of district tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Two weeks ago, life was sweet for the Sweetwater baseball team.
The Mustangs were 15-3 overall, had a 12-game win-ning streak and were 2-0 in district play.
But since that time, not much has gone Sweetwaterâ€™s way.
The team lost its third straight Friday, falling 7-4 to Snyder at Sportsmanâ€™s Park in a game that saw the Tigers push across five runs in the final two innings â€” largely due to miscues com-mitted by the Mustangs â€” in rallying back from a 3-2 deficit.