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January 26th, 2011
The Highland girls and Roscoe boys collected key district basketball wins on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets are now 7-2 in District 11-A, Division II after crushing Ira, 62-27. Callie Sandus-kyâ€™s 24-point effort paced Highland, which was ahead 13-1, 31-5 and 47-15 at the breaks.
Kara Hughey added 11 points for Highland, who maintained its half-game lead over Loraine for second place. The teams meet at Highland Friday. Sierra Allen had eight points, Beth Richburg and Shyan Womack six, Jessica McCain four and Lora Stewart three.
While itâ€™s true that neither Sweetwater or Snyder has had much success on the basketball court so far in District 5-3A., itâ€™s nearly always interesting when the two schools face each other.
Fans will get a double dose of the rivalry today, as Sweetwater visits Snyder in a 5-3A varsity twinbill that starts with the girls game at 6 p.m. The boys contest is scheduled to tip off at about 7:30 p.m.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s powerlifting teams had good showings when competing at season-opening meets Thursday at Big Spring.
The Sweetwater girls scored 31 points in placing second to Abilene High out of 13 teams at their meet.
RECENT JV RESULTS
Roscoe JV girls 24, Stamford JV girls 4
Torrey Willman 8, Justina Brasuell 5, Stina Tomlin 4, Kendall Moses 4, Eva Aguayo 3.
Roscoe JV girls 38, Hamlin JV girls 27
Justina Brasuell 10, Eva Aguayo 8, Torrey Willman 6, Kendall Moses 4, Tiffany Seider 4, Alex Cuellar 3, Whitney Williams 2, Stina Tomlin 1.
Stamford JV boys 40,
Roscoe JV boys 6
Dillon Freeman 4, Emilio Morales 2.
Hamlin JV boys 44,
Roscoe JV boys 23
Dillon Freeman 7, Emilio Morales 7, Luke Rovig 4, Brant Burnett 3, Kyle Bromley 2.
HIGHLAND JH TOURNEY
Ira boys 53,
Highland boys 17
The host Highland teams and both Roscoe squads had top-three finishes in their respective divisions recently at Highlandâ€™s junior high basketball tourney.
The Highland girls won first place and Roscoeâ€™s girls placed second, while Ira took third place and Trent won the consolation title.
In the junior high boys division, Ira won first place and Highland placed second, while Roscoe was third and Trent won consolation honors. Some of Roscoe and Highlandâ€™s game scores are listed on this page.
Nolan County area basketball teams found the going tough on Friday.
The Roscoe boys and girls lost at Stamford by scores of 86-36 and 42-28, respectively.
Highlandâ€™s teams hosted Roby but they experienced a similar fate, as Roby won the boys game 61-25 and slipped by the girls 30-28.
Blackwellâ€™s teams hosted Bronte and the boys lost 57-24, while the girls fell 58-28.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Paxton Kelley goes up over two Brownwood defenders in Fridayâ€™s district game at Mustang Gym. The Lions won the game 72-45. Sweetwater goes to Snyder on Tuesday.
(Photo by Betsy Howe)
Caden Smith of Roscoe was named on Sunday by the Abilene Reporter-News to its All-Big Country Football Super Team as a defensive lineman.
Smith, a 6-3, 240-pound senior, recorded 109 tackles this season and received honorable mention all-state honors. He also received honorable mention as a quarterback on the All-Big Country Class 1A team.
Three Sweetwater players â€” tight end Connor Stafford, linebacker B.J. Walker and defensive back Cameron Fox â€” received honorable mention last week to the Class 3A-5A All-Big Country Football Team announced by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Stafford caught 14 passes for the Mustangs, while Walker recorded 88 tackles and Fox had three intercep-tions, eight passes defended and three fumbles forced or recovered. In addition, Walker ran for 650 yards.
Three nights after nearly shooting Big Spring out of its own gym in a 24-point road win, the Sweetwater girls basketball team was forced to go inside to stay with state-ranked Brown-wood here Friday.
The new strategy worked pretty well for most of the evening as the teamâ€™s starting posts, Kendra Crosson and Alicia Finn, both scored in double figures for the Lady Mustangs. But Brown-woodâ€™s outside shooting â€” and Sara Byrd in particular â€” was the difference as the No. 21 Lady Lions took con-trol in the second half to pull out a 46-39 win.