Archive - Sports Article
June 14th, 2012
The Sweetwater Junior League (ages 13-14) Astros competed in a District 5 tournament last week and finished as runnerups after losing 8-6 to Snyder in Mondayâ€™s title game.
The team was treated to a hamburger supper by the Sweetwater Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2479 after their game Monday. Members of the team posed for a picture prior to the game with Lionel Mendez (standing far right) of VFW 2479.
A big inning helped the Sweetwater Junior League Astros tie its District 5 final 5-5 after three innings, but Snyderâ€™s Astros came back for an 8-6 victory to claim the championship at Sweetwaterâ€™s Sports-manâ€™s Park in a matchup of 13-14 year-old teams.
Rocky Perez ripped a two-RBI single in Sweet-waterâ€™s five-run third and scored the tying run on Branson Guelkerâ€™s RBI groundball. The Astrosâ€™ rally started when Junior Lawhon singled, Hunter Mobley was hit by a pitch and Cory Mendez and Max Gomez walked to score Lawhon.
Pictured are the students and coaches at the Roscoe Collegiate junior high basketball camp that was held this past week at the Roscoe gym. In no particular order are Phillip Ballenger, Jovanah Pena, Braiden Moore, Cha Cha Chavez, Jayden Gonzales, Caty Chivera, Karina Cisneros, Alejandra Solis, Lyndi Anglin, Magali Casas, Joe Chivera, Tagen Adkins, Wesley Parish, Adrienne Laurens, Braxton Parrot, Bonnie Anglin, Kevin Lavalais, Jace Arnwine, Brandon Lavalais, Jacinda Morales and coaches Jonathan McClure, Kelly Jo Sexton and Shella Arnwine.
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.