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October 17th, 2011
It wasnâ€™t as easy as the final score might suggest, but the â€śdroughtâ€ť is over for Sweetwater. And so is a three-game losing streak.
Fridayâ€™s 28-6 win at Mus-tang Bowl over Big Spring was the first for Sweetwater since becoming a member of District 5-3A and finally halted a nine-game streak in district play that dated back just over two years.
Roscoeâ€™s Plowboys easily had their best defensive effort of the season. At the same time, the Blackwell Hornets had a season-high point total in their contest.
Yet both teams are still in search of their first victories despite those milestones, as they are now 0-7 overall.
Roscoe (0-2 in district) did not allow a point over the final three periods but also failed to score against Roby in a 14-0 defeat.
Chris DeLeon ran for 70 yards and also recovered a fumble for the Plowboys.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV teams traveled to Big Spring on Thursday and lost both games. Both teams will play their final home games when they enter-tain Snyder this Thurs-day starting at 5 p.m.
Big Spring 41,
JV White 24
Sweetwater White got its three touchdowns on a 5-yard pass from Kae-gan Jeffrey to Duanta Williams, a 47-yard run by Jay Lomas and a 17-yard fumble return by Daven Alvarez. Jeffrey ran over a 2-point con-version and threw to Williams for another, while Lomas ran for the teamâ€™s other two points.
Alvarez recovered a fumble to lead Sweetwa-terâ€™s defensive effort.
After coming alive with 25-22 win in Game 3 to extend Fridayâ€™s match, the Sweetwater volleyball team was unable to sustain its momentum against No. 8 Big Spring here Friday.
Instead, the Lady Steers â€” who had won the first two games by scores of 25-15 and 25-16 â€” came back to wrap up the match with a 25-14 win in Game 4. Big Spring improved to 3-2 in district with the win, while Sweetwater dropped to 1-4.
The Sweetwater High School tennis team lost 11-8 to San Angelo Lake View on Thursday, but many players and pairings won their matches. The winners against Lake View included Madison Meneses and Heidi Taylor (8-2) and Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto (9-7) in girls doubles; Chris Hernandez and Isaiah Hernandez (8-6) in boys doubles; Taylor (6-1, 6-0), Meneses (6-0, 6-0), Medellin (4-6, 6-4 with 10-8 tiebreaker) and Casto (6-0, 6-2) in girls singles; and Stephen Shipp (6-2, 1-6 with 11-9 tiebreaker) in boys singles.
A pair of Sweetwater Mid-dle School volleyball teams won first place while host-ing a Dig Pink tournament that was held at the middle school on Oct. 8.
Results received by the Sweetwater Reporter are as follows:
8TH GRADE WHITE
Match 1: Def. Snyder
11-25, 25-20, 25-22
Points: Rebecca Gonzales 12, Alaina Andrews 11, Caitlyn Slaton 11, Alyssa Soles 11, Katie Fox 9, Cheyenne Falcon 5, Ashley Bax 2. Attacks: Katie Fox 5, Rebecca Gonzales 2, Lena Martinez 2, Cheyenne Falcon 1, Caroline Guelker 1, Caitlyn Slaton 1.
Match 2: Def. Brownwood
14-14, 27-25, 25-22
In middle school football action this past Tuesday, Sweetwater eighth grade teams got a win and a tie against Big Spring. How-ever, both seventh grade teams lost at Big Spring.
Both of the seventh grade teams host Snyder Tuesday while the two eighth grade squads are at Snyder.
8TH GRADE RED 23,
BIG SPRING 12
Adrian Vizzerra was great on both sides of the ball for Sweetwater Red, catching scoring passes of 15 and 20 yards from Max Gomez and also scoring on a 40-yard interception return.
Local sports fans will be treated to a double dose of Sweetwater vs. Big Spring today.
The schoolsâ€™ volleyball teams will meet in a Dis-trict 5-3A matchup that tips off at 5 p.m. at Mustang Gym, and the football game â€” also a District 5-3A contest â€” kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Bowl.
Both Sweetwater teams need victories to keep realistic playoff hopes alive. The Sweetwater volleyball team brings a 1-3 district record into the match with four games remaining, while the football team is 0-1 in district and has three games left to play.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Big Spring, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Roby 8th grade, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Roby, 6:30 p.m.
Highland jr high and JV teams at Rankin, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Blackwell jr high hosts Hermleigh, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Roby, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity is idle.
Blackwell varsity plays at Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m.
Theoretically, Sweetwater needs to win two of its last three games to have a real-istic shot at the playoffs af-ter losing to Abilene Wylie 20-15 in its district opener.
And as far as Mustang head coach Craig Slaughter is concerned, the winning needs to start this Friday against an 0-7 Big Spring squad at Mustang Bowl.
How much urgency is there for Sweetwater?