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February 23rd, 2012
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s three-day softball tournament begins today at the Jerry Collins Complex with eight games on the schedule. However, the host team â€” off to an impressive 4-1 start after beating Clyde, 4-3, on Tuesday in Clyde â€” will get the day off before playing its first tournament game at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
After taking a week off, Sweetwaterâ€™s golf teams get back into action Friday with the boys going to Abilene Wylieâ€™s one-day tournament and the girls hosting a tournament at Sweetwater Country Club that wraps up Saturday.
The girls tournament will begin Friday with tee times at 9 a.m. Sweetwater is ex-pected to have 18 players participating â€” three five-player teams in addition to three medalists. The top three teams and medalists will receive awards follow-ing Saturdayâ€™s conclusion of the 36-hole event.
Sweetwater never trailed in its season-opening base-ball game Tuesday at San Angelo Lake View, but was unable to put the Chiefs away as darkness forced the teams to settle for a 7-7 tie at the end of seven innings.
Sweetwater jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning Tuesday before Lake View came to bat, and also led 5-2 after a three-run fourth and 7-5 after a two-run sixth, only to see its advantage disappear each time.
After beginning its 2012 softball season by winning three of four games at the Abilene Ice Breaker tournament last week, Sweetwat-erâ€™s Lady Mustangs will be headed back that direction today for a single varsity game in Clyde at 4 p.m. In addition, the Sweetwater JV softball team is scheduled to play its season opener against Clydeâ€™s JV today following the varsity contest.
A total of five seniors from Nolan County high schools have been chosen for Fellowship of Christian Athletes games that will be played June 2 in Abilene.
Taylor Jones and Sam Nemir of Sweetwater and Corey Hatcher of Roscoe will play for the North team at the FCA Myrle Greathouse All-Star Classic football game that kicks off at 7 p.m. June 2 at Shotwell Stadium.
Roscoeâ€™s Jacinda Mora-les, meanwhile, has been chosen to play for the North team at the FCA girls basketball game that tips off at noon June 2 at ACUâ€™s Moody Coliseum.
Sweetwater High School will field a young baseball team when it begins its 2012 season Tuesday at San Angelo Lake View.
Only three seniors â€” none of whom held a starting spot a year ago â€” are on the roster. And of the 12 underclassmen, only five either started or got a significant amount of varsity playing time in 2011.
But those five players all earned first- or second-team all-district recognition, and two of them â€” outfielder Ryan Linebaugh and catcher Sean Morrow â€” are entering their third year as varsity starters.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at San Angelo Lake View (season openers), 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at Clyde starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
Sweetwater JV boys play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater varsity hosts tournament at Jerry Collins Softball Complex.
Sweetwater JV teams at Midland tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
Sweetwater varsity begins its season at Abilene Ice Breaker tournament with three games at Abilene High School starting at 10:15 a.m.
Sweetwater JV teams host tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene Ice Breaker tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams host tournament.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Grape Creek in single scrimmage, 11 a.m.
Sweetwater boys and girls teams host Arlon Barnes Classic starting at 9 a.m.
After competing at a meet in Clyde this past Thursday, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s powerlifting teams will host their own event â€” the annual Arlon Barnes Classic â€” Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the SHS gym.
Over 300 lifters represen-ting about 20 schools are expected for the meet, the last for Sweetwater before regional competition. The girlsâ€™ regional meet will be March 3 at Monahans and the boysâ€™ regional meet is March 9 at Sundown. The top regional qualifiers will advance to state competition at Corpus Christi and Abilene, respectively.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman boys basketball team fin-ished 14-6 overall and 5-3 in district on Tuesday after an easy 44-22 win over Snyder. Duanta Wil-liams scored 18 points and Rhett Torres 15, while Martes Harris had five, J.P. Poe three, Nick Haley two and Bray Amos one. Sweetwater led 15-5, 25-14 and 32-16 at the quarter breaks.