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April 4th, 2012
The playoff prospects are brighter for Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team after Tuesdayâ€™s win at Big Spring, but the baseball team suffered its second straight setback to fall out of a tie for second place in District 5-3A.
SOFTBALL: Sweetwater 15, Big Spring 9
BIG SPRING â€” Sweet-water jumped out to a 13-1 lead after 4 1/2 innings, then held off Big Springâ€™s late rally to avenge an 11-7 district-opening defeat in Sweetwater on March 16.
The Sweetwater High School boys and girls golf teams are still in second place in their respective district tournaments de-spite losing some ground on the leaders in the second round this week.
The Sweetwater girls â€” who were just one shot behind Snyder after firing a 356 in the first round â€” now trail Snyder by 33 strokes with 18 holes left. The top two teams will advance to the regional tournament in San Angelo on April 18-19, so Sweetwater must main-tain its position in order to advance.
Here are recent results from the Highland and Sweetwater middle school boys at their track meets in Roby and Colorado City, respectively. Highland won its meet with 163 points and Blackwell scored 48 to fin-ish in sixth place. However, individual results for Black-well were not available at press time today.
JR HIGH BOYS
163 points (1st place)
2400 â€” Jeremy Hall 3rd (10:21.51); Emerick Wilson 5th (10:52.13); Clyde Dent 11:23.44
Shot put â€” Seth Wood 3rd (37-0 1/2)
Discus â€” Seth Wood 3rd (95-6); Matt Taylor 4th (87-6)
Pole vault â€” Jeremey Hall 1st (7-0); Eli Shelton 3rd (6-0)
Roscoe High School will serve as the host for its annual Wes Williams Regional Qualifiers Track Meet on Friday, April 20. The entry fee will be $7 per athlete per event with a $70 maximum per team.
The deadline for entries will be Wednesday, April 18 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Jonathan Haseloff at 766-3844 or at email@example.com.
Starting today, a number of Nolan County high school athletes will be competing in district competition with hopes of advancing to the next level.
For some, that hope could be realized as soon as this weekend while others may have to wait two weeks or more to learn their fates.
And for the Sweetwater boys and girls track teams, this week will be spent in preparation for their district meets that wonâ€™t be held until April 11-12.
MONDAY, APRIL 2
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will play second leg of district tournament at Big Spring.
Blackwell teams play first leg of district tourna-ment at San Angelo.
Sweetwater middle school teams will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 3
Sweetwater varsity plays at Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys host second leg of district tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater JV and var-sity play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SNYDER â€” After starting a four-game road gauntlet through District 5-3A with an impressive 14-8 win over Brownwood on Tuesday, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team had a chance to move into undisputed second place by beating Snyder on Friday.
But after taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, things gradually fell apart for the Mustangs as Snyder â€” which came in desperately needing a win after starting out district 0-2 â€” roared back for a 13-6 win at Moffett Field.
SNYDER â€” After being held to no runs and just two hits through the first four innings, the Sweetwater softball team scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory at Snyder to leave both teams in a tie for second place in District 5-3A at 2-2.
Sweetwater High School sent its track teams on Thursday to Colorado Cityâ€™s Lone Wolf Relays for a final tuneup prior to the District 5-3A meets that will be held April 11-12 at Wylie.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity girls scored 76 points to record a fourth-place finish in their division, while Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity boys placed ninth with 28 points in their division. The JV boys team also competed at Colorado City on Thursday and scored 52 points for a fifth-place finish in their division.
Individual results follow (the names of individual relay runners were not made available at press time):
Roscoe High School sent three track teams to Color-ado Cityâ€™s Lone Wolf Relays on Thursday for a last tuneup to district meets scheduled Wednesday and Friday in Albany. Results follow:
38 points (8th place)
3200 â€” Leanos 2nd (11:02.29); Burnett 5th (13:05.32)
Triple jump â€” Ford 5th (33-6 1/2)
Discus â€” Jones 3rd (108-4)
Pole vault â€” Dev. Free-man 2nd (11-0)
800 â€” Rangel 6th (2:20)
400 â€” Gallegos 4th (53.40)
300 hurdles â€” Freeman 6th (46.68)
1600 â€” Leanos 4th (5:09.13)
1600 relay â€” 6th (3:47.64)
55 points (5th place)