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April 21st, 2011
Ryan Mercer of Sweetwa-ter is a single shot out of the lead at the Region I-3A golf tournament in Lubbock after the first round of play.
Mercer shot 72 Wednes-day at Meadowbrook Can-yon Course and trails only Perrytonâ€™s Hunter Wade. The tournament wraps up today and if Mercer puts together another solid round, he has a chance to advance to the Class 3A state tournament in Austin that is set for May 12-13.
This is Mercerâ€™s third straight trip to regionals. The top two teams and the top two individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the state tournament.
Highlandâ€™s Ron Covington and Ethan Wilson teamed up to place fourth in JV boys doubles at the district tennis tournament.
After a first-round bye, they lost to Enriquez-McEl-rath of Santa Anna 8-0 before falling to Lopez-Sor-rells of Hermleigh, 8-5, in the third-place match.
Highland JH girls
are 1st, JH boys 3rd at district track meet
Highlandâ€™s junior high girls were district champs and the boys placed third at their season-ending meet held in Roby. Individual results for the Highland athletes who placed follow:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer will compete as a boys medalist in first round of Region I-3A tournament at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer will compete as a boys medalist in second round of Region I-3A tournament at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Nick Nemir will compete at regional qualifiers meet in Brownwood.
Sweetwater girls qualifiers will compete at regional qualifiers meet at Lubbockâ€™s Jones Stadium.
Roscoe boys and girls qualifiers compete at regional qualifiers meet in Glen Rose.
LUBBOCK â€” The Sweet-water High School girls golf team finished in sixth place at the Region I-3A tourna-ment that ended Tuesday at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Canyon course, failing to pick up any ground despite a slight improvement during the final round of play.
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.