Archive - Sports Article
March 25th, 2011
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity softball team begins a five-game homestand at 6:30 p.m. today when the Lady Mustangs host Crane. Members of the team are, top row from left, coach Steve Roberts, Jerren Villa, Jackie Carey, Kendra Crosson, Alicia Finn, Kelsi Crosson, Taylor McKoy; front row, Kinsey Browning, Loni Mendez, Morgan Runge, Maty Montgomery, Keyli Turner, Angela Garza and Suede Shirley.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity softball team begins a five-game homestand at 5 p.m. today when the Lady Mustangs host Crane. The team is coached by James Perry. Team members are, top row from left, Shaneese Brown, Allison Winslett, Katherine Montoya, Karlee Murff, Cameryn Jones and Kim Lomas; front row, Vanessa Rodriguez, Alexis Williams, Sabrina Valdez, Gabby Gedea and Lena Lovelady. Also on the team but not pictured is Shelby Cason.
A few times each year I get to watch Sweetwaterâ€™s high school baseball and softball teams play a common opponent on the same day. Iâ€™ve been doing it for over 15 years, in fact.
Rarely, however, in all that time have both of the SHS teams played more en-tertaining games the same day than they did at Wylie on Tuesday.
The Sweetwater softball team got its first district win Tuesday with a 7-6 victory at Wylie, but the baseball team dropped a 14-13 decision in its District 5-3A opener as Wylie made an incredible rally from an 11-1 deficit by scoring 13 runs in the final three innings.
Sweetwater 7, Wylie 6
ABILENE â€” The Lady Mustangsâ€™ second game on the road in as many days had a much happier result than Mondayâ€™s 11-9 loss to Big Spring, as Sweetwater jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held on to improve to 1-1 (9-9 overall) in district.
Sweetwater and Roscoe athletes competed at Ham-linâ€™s Piper Relays track meet held this past weekend.
300 hurdles â€” Nick Nemir 2nd (42.13)
Triple jump â€” Jonathan Browning 4th (35-3 1/4)
100 â€” Kyle Lambert 6th (12.32); Deandre Gatson 7th (12.67)
200 â€” Bobby Soto 6th (23.42)
1600 relay â€” 3rd (4:02.59 â€” individual runners not available)
High jump â€” Kyle McSherry 2nd (5-8); Jona-than Browning 3rd (5-2)
110 hurdles â€” Nick Nemir 3rd (16.04)
400 relay â€” 4th (49.31 â€” individual runners not available)
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie (district opener) starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Wylie starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Wylie 7th grade starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater varsity boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Sweetwater varsity girls at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Rattlesnake Relays.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby Invitational.
Highland junior high teams at Roby Invitational.
The good news for the Sweetwater softball team is that the Lady Mustangs will have less than 24 hours to dwell on Mondayâ€™s 11-9 defeat at Big Spring in their district opener.
Sweetwater (8-9 overall) is right back into 5-3A action when it plays at Wylie today beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater trailed 7-6 when play resumed Monday against Big Spring with one out in Big Springâ€™s half of the fourth inning â€” in a game that began Friday only to be suspended due to lightning and heavy rain.
Things have soured the past two weeks for Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team after a great start, but the one bright spot during its current slump came against Wylie in an 11-1 triumph.
Sweetwater (10-9-1) returns to Wylie for a rematch with the Bull-dogs at 4:30 p.m. today in the District 5-3A opener for both squads.
This has been an up-and-down year so far for the Mustangs, who got off to a 9-2-1 start only to drop seven of their last eight. Sweetwater ended its pre-district schedule by losing 6-0 to Class 2A Wall at Newman Park Friday.
CORPUS CHRISTI â€” Sweetwater High School senior Bri Munoz placed eighth at the Class 3A state powerlifting meet Friday.
Munoz, competing in the 105-pound weight class, lifted a total of 570 pounds and had personal bests in all three categories in her first trip to the state meet. She had a 210-pound squat, 110-pound bench press and 250-pound dead lift.
Sweetwaterâ€™s other state competitor was also a sen-ior, Kelsey Painter, who was in the 132-pound weight class. Painter did not place, however, after she was disqualified in the squat. This was also the first state ap-pearance for Painter.
Sweetwater High School sent several boys powerlifters to Sundown earlier this month to compete in the Region I, Division II meet and four of them medaled. They are, front row from left, Jay Lomas, fifth place in the 123-pound weight class; Ryan Linebaugh, second place in the 165-pound weight class; Sam Nemir, first place (regional champion) in the 165-pound weight class; and Mateo Gonzales, fifth place in the 242-pound weight class. By finishing in the top two in their class, Nemir and Linebaugh advance to compete in the state meet this Saturday in Abilene.