Archive - Sports Article
April 18th, 2011
The Sweetwater High School boys golf team finished as regional alternates after a third-place showing at the district tournament. From left are Guy Bond, Alex Castillo, Mason Andrews, Dylan Torres and Ryan Mercer. Mercer qualified as a medalist and will play in Region I-3A tournament, which is Wednesday and Thursday at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course. This will be the third straight regional trip for Mercer, who is a junior. Meanwhile, the SHS girls golf team is playing in the regional tournament today and Tuesday at Lubbock.
BROWNWOOD â€“ The Brownwood Lions clinched at least a share of their third straight district baseball championship with Fridayâ€™s 13-6 victory over the Sweewater Mustangs at Morris Southall Field.
The Lions (18-6, 6-0) led 2-1 heading into the third inning, where they erupted for seven runs â€” including three on a home run by shortstop Levi Perez â€“ off Sweetwater starting pitching Larry Daniel.
Brownwoodâ€™s advantage peaked at 11-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Sweetwater (11-15, 1-5) responded with four runs in the top of the fifth to close the gap to 11-6.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Sweetwater varsity at Brownwood, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Brownwood, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Brownwood, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Sweetwater JV hosts Brownwood, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams compete at Snyder tournament.
The Lady Mustangs competed Wednesday in Snyder at their district track meet.
Sweetwater finished fourth with 80 points.
A very strong day from senior Jayci Shelton. Shelton, a surprise state qualifier in the 300 hurdles a year ago, took gold in the 100 and 300 hurdles Wednesday and helped the Lady Mustangs to a second-place finish in the mile relay.
â€śIt wasnâ€™t my best, but it was a very good time,â€ť Shelton said of her 300 hurdles race. â€śIt was one of the better times that Iâ€™ve ever run, so it was very good for me today. I felt very confident in it.
The Highland Lady Hornets recently competed at the area track meet in Trent with chances to advance to the regional meet.
Those that will be representing Highland in the regional track meet are, Callie Sandusky in the high jump and 1600 meter relay. Jessica McCain will be going as well in the high jump and the 800 meter relay.
Sierra Allen will be competing in the Pole Vault, and both the 800 and 1600 meter relays.
Beth Richburg will be competing in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles and with 1600 meter relay team.
Sweetwater competed Wednesday at the District track meet in Snyder.
Nick Nemir competed in both the 110 and 300 meter Hurdles, finishing 5th and 3rd respectfully. Nemirâ€™s 3rd place finish will advance him to the Regional meet.
Coach Slaughter said the boys competed hard and all their times improved greatly.
110 Meter Hurdles â€“ Nick Nemir 15.42 (5th).
300 Meter Hurdles â€“ Nick Nemir 40.48 (3rd).
High Jump â€“ Kyle McSherry 5â€™8â€ť (7th).
4x100 Relay â€“ Nick Nemir, Taylor Jones, Bobby Soto, Ryan Linebaugh 44.56 (4th).
The Lady Mustang golf team qualified for the regional tournament with a 2nd place finish, in Tuesday's third round district tournament.
The girls 1st team shot a total of 386 for a three round of 1,119.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Sarah Witt earned all District Honors with an eight place medalist finish, by shooting a 91 for a 270 three round total.
Sweetwaterâ€™s other individual scores on the team came from Jodie May 94 for 280 total. Alex Gomez (110 - 301), Katie High (105 - 287), Elise Lawrence (96 - 282).
Sweetwaterâ€™s 2nd girls team finished the day with 414 team total for an eighth place finish.
Highland boys varsity tract team recently competed in their district track meet in Bronte.
The team finished 9th with a total of 22 points.
1600 Relay â€“ Daniel Nelson, Sheldon Hall, Ethan Wilson, Brenden Huckabee, 3:57.17 (5th).
800 Meters â€“ Sheldon Hall, 2:14.59 (3rd)
100 Meters â€“ Ron Covington, (p) 12.95; Kaden Nachlinger, (p) 14.60
400 Meters â€“ Daniel Nelson, (p) 57.47, (f) 56.19 (3rd); Brenden Huckabee (p) 64.12
200 Meters â€“ Sheldon Hall (p) 25.20, (f) 24.68 (4th); Daniel Nelson (p) 26.21, (f) 26.81 (8th); Ethan Wilson (p) 28.76.
Sweetwater High School track athletes will be competing at the District 5-3A meet in Snyder today and Wednesday with the goal of earning a top-three finish, which will qualify them for the Region I-3A meet at Lubbock that is scheduled for May 2-3.
The top three in each event advance to regionals.
Jayci Shelton, who was a state qualifier last year, will be among Sweetwaterâ€™s top hopefuls at regionals.
The top three at regionals advance to Austin, where the state meet will be held at the University of Texasâ€™ Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Ryan Mercer qualified for the third straight year, but Sweetwater as a team fell short Monday in its bid to advance to the Region I-3A boys golf tournament in Lubbock.