Archive - Sports Article
April 20th, 2011
Despite sweeping Snyder in District 5-3A play this season, while also finishing in a tie with Big Spring for third place in district after a 6-2, nine-inning victory on Tuesday at Snyder in its season finale, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team will not get a chance at the playoffs. Big Spring and Sweetwater both finished with 3-5 records, but Sweetwater lost both district games to Big Spring this season.
Tuesdayâ€™s win was still a nice way to finish, and Sweetwaterâ€™s District 5-3A fate wasnâ€™t sealed until Wylie (2-6) lost its finale to district champion Brown-wood 19-7 on Tuesday.
Although one of them is still alive in the chase for the No. 3 playoff spot in District 5-3A, the Sweet-water High School base-ball and softball teams will both go to Snyder today as underdogs.
LUBBOCK â€” The Sweet-water girls golf team enters todayâ€™s final round of the Region I-3A tournament at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course in sixth place after shooting a 375 in Mon-dayâ€™s opening round.
Jodie May shot 91 to pace Sweetwaterâ€™s effort while Katie High shot 93, Sarah Witt 94, Elise Lawrence 97 and Alex Gomez 99.
Andrews (328) currently leads the team standings by two shots over Snyder, with Burkburnett two more shots back at 332. Pecos is fourth with a 344 total and Monahans (349) is in cur-rently in fifth place.
SPORTS EDITORâ€™S NOTE:
Sweetwater, Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell track athletes will be competing
at regional qualifiersâ€™ meets on either Thursday, April 21 or Friday, April 22.
Specific dates and locations will be
announced in the sports section this week.
MONDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls team plays first round of Region I-3A tournament at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
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).