Archive - Sports Article
June 11th, 2012
Sweetwaterâ€™s Astros will play the Snyder Astros in a District 5 Junior League (ages 13-14) championship game at 7 p.m. today in Sweetwater.
Both teams advanced to the title matchup by winning their semifinal contests on Saturday. The Wylie Nationals (Senior League), Abilene Dixie Mets (Junior League) and Abilene Eastern Long-horns (Minor League) all won District 5 titles Sat-urday. The Junior League title game was originally set for Abilene.
Pictured here are local students who competed in the Mustang Basketball afternoon camp this past week for those who have completed sixth through eighth grade. In no particular order are Caden Cornutt, Mason Maxwell, Rian Hill, Peyton Hill, Tait Fullwood, Kurt Wetsel, Johnathan Castillo, Kobe Clark, Deshaun Williams, Jordan Jones, Ky Hoover, Reggie Walker, Michael Hunt and Hunter Mobley.
Pictured here are local students who competed in the Mustang Basketball afternoon camp this past week for those who have completed third through fifth grade. In no particular order are Jackson Foster, Harrison Foster, Nicolas Tovar, Timmy Thompson, Ray Flores, Geordan Flores, Gage Turnbow, Nicholas Browning, Caleb Reed, Reese Hayes, Rylan Hayes, Kei Griffin, Ethan Peacock, Ty Fullwood, Cooper Hrbacek, Luke Williams, Spud Jones, Logan Cornutt, Joshua Stegge, Stephen Turney, Nicholas Limones, Jasen Nelsen and Josh Huckabee.
Photo by Ron Howell
Pictured here are local students completing grades 2-8 who attended the Lady Mustang Basketball Camp this past week at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.
Local results through Thursday; more results will be in Mondayâ€™s paper
AT ABILENE WYLIE
TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Sweetwater RiverDogs 14, Snyder Cubs 12
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Wylie Astros 13, Sweetwater RiverDogs 1 (Sweetwater elimi-nated from tournament)
AT ABILENE DIXIE
MONDAY, JUNE 4
Wylie Yankees 8, Sweetwater Dodgers 3 (Sweetwater eliminated from tournament)
TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Sweetwater Dâ€™Backs 9, Snyder Braves 7
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Mustang Baseball Camp: Monday through Thursday, June 11-14 at the Sweetwater High School baseball field (Sportsmanâ€™s Park) located inside New-man Park just south of Nolan County Coliseum. The first session for students entering grades 1-5 is from 9-10:15 a.m. while the second session for students entering grades 6-9 is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Persons will need to register at least 15 minutes before each session begins June 11. Cost: $40, which includes a T-shirt. For more information, please call SHS head baseball coach Roland Herrera at (325) 236-1003.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Major League Dâ€™backs are celebrating after defeating the Snyder Braves 9-7 at their District 5 tournament this week. The team also beat the Jim Ned Rangers in their next game to reach the quarterfinals before losing to Abilene Dixieâ€™s Mets, 5-4, at Abilene Northern on Thursday.
Shown is Sweetwaterâ€™s Kobe Clark being congratulated after a home run. Despite losing to Dixie, the Dâ€™backs are in the tournament semifinals after being chosen as the Major Leagueâ€™s wild card team. They will play again against Wylieâ€™s Rangers at 8 p.m. today at Abilene Northern.
The Astros were the first place team in the Major League and are playing in a District 5 Little League tournament this week. Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Sammy Alvarez and Johnny Castereno; standing, Justen Gomez, Christopher Thompson, Carson Brownlow, Keevin Houston, Tyler Rea, Justin Castereno; kneeling, Josh Huckabee, Isak Alvarez, Nick Figueroa, Jose Sanchez, Marcus Meneses and Aaron Thompson. Not pictured is coach Mark Meneses.
The Dâ€™backs were the second place team in the Major League and are playing in a District 5 Little League tournament this week. Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Arthur Arzate, Joe Hall and Randy Melendez; standing, Cameron Stev-enson, Andrew Gerold, Luke Williams, Andrew Melendez, Keagan Marti-nez, Matthew Hernandez; kneeling, Jakobee All-red, Cameron Lujan, Dalton Woofter, Tristan Longoria, Kobe Clark and Landon Hartkopf.
Sam Nemir was recently chosen Mr. Mustang by the Sweetwater High School student body. Nemir, a just-graduated senior from SHS, was an all-district performer in football and also competed in powerlifting, where he was a state qualifier the past two years, and track.
Nemir is the son of Gordon Nemir and Marina Nemir of Sweetwater. He will be a student at Hardin-Simmons University and continue his football career there starting in August.