Archive - Sports Article
March 16th, 2011
Jayci Shelton did more than just set a meet record with her time of 45.56 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles Friday at the West Texas Relays in Odessa.
The SHS seniorâ€™s winning time eclipsed the old record of 46.54 set in 2004 by her coach. Jessica Withrow was a high school star at Muleshoe when she set the previous Division II meet mark for the 300-meter hurdles, a mark broken Friday by Shelton. Losing the record, Withrow said, was â€śkind of bittersweet.â€ť
While most students are enjoying spring break, the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams will stay busy this week and both will see action today.
The baseball team entertains Graham at 7 p.m. at Newman Park, while the SHS softball team travels to Lamesa for a noon contest. The Lady Mustangs, who are 7-7 overall, are back at the Jerry Collins Complex on Thursday for their final non-district game against Levelland at 3 p.m. Sweet-water will then travel to Big Spring for its District 5-3A opener at 7 p.m. Friday.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s JV boys track team scored 89 points for a third-place finish at Big Springâ€™s meet this past Friday.
Nick Nemir won the 110 hurdles (16.28) and the 300 hurdles (43.03), while Ryan Linebaugh won Sweetwaterâ€™s other first-place medal in the 100 dash (11.48). Sweetwaterâ€™s three relays, meanwhile, all had second-place finishes.
Nemir, Taylor Jones, Bobby Soto and Trey Taylor ran on the 400 relay (46.1) while Linebaugh, Soto, Jones and Alex Garcia ran on the 1600 relay (3:48.5) and Garcia, Jones, Soto and Taylor were the runners on the 800 relay (1:38.9).
After winning both games in its pool on Thursday, the Sweetwater High School junior varsity baseball team defeated Snyder 10-7 on Saturday to complete a three-game sweep and win the San Angelo Lake View JV tournament.
Sweetwater led 8-1 after a six-run second as Stephen May, Anthony Palacios and Colton Belew all had RBI hits, only to see Snyder rally with a six-run fourth before Sweetwater finally put the game away by scoring its final two runs.
Blackwell was the host school for both a high school and junior high Hornet Relays this past Friday. Blackwell, Highland, Borden County, Robert Lee, Rochelle, Trent, Paint Rock, Hermleigh, Loraine and Novice had athletes entered. Blackwell and Highland individual results are below:
VARSITY BOYS DIVISION
Team standings â€” 1. Borden County 256; 2. Robert Lee 78; 3. Blackwell 67; 4. Trent 52; 5. Highland 49; 6. Rochelle 34; 7. Paint Rock 26; 8. Hermleigh 18; 9. Novice 14; 10. Loraine 4.
100 â€” 2. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 11.33.
MONDAY, MARCH 14
Sweetwater varsity at Andrews, 1 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Graham, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Lamesa, noon.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
Sweetwater JV hosts Levelland, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland, 3 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wall, noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kelsey Painter and Bri Munoz compete at girls state tournament in Corpus Christi.
Sweetwater JV and varsity at Big Spring (district openers), 5 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
ABILENE â€” After losing its first four games by a combined score of 39-13, the Sweetwater High School baseball team roared back in Saturdayâ€™s finale of the Abilene Invitational tour-nament to crush Wylie 11-1 and end up on a high note.
Thanks to a big nine-run second inning and the pitching of Sterling Reeves, who allowed just three hits, the Mustangs easily defeated a Wylie team that came in with three straight wins.
All nine of Sweetwaterâ€™s starters scored at least once in the contest. Reeves, Connor Stafford and Kris Mayes each had two RBI and Mayes had a double.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Sam Nemir and Ryan Linebaugh finished 1-2 in the 165-pound weight class Friday at the boys Region I, Division II powerlifting meet at Sundown High School.
In doing so, they both qualified for the state meet to be held in Abilene on March 26.
Nemir lifted a total of 1,145 pounds with a 440-pound squat, 260-pound bench press and 445-pound dead lift while Linebaugh had a 430-pound squat, 245-pound bench press and 445-pound dead lift.
Roscoeâ€™s Corey Hatcher will be a state alternate after placing third in the 242-pound class at the boys Region I, Division III powerlifting meet at Sundown High School. Hatcher lifted 1,300 pounds with a 515-pound squat, 285-pound bench press and 500-pound dead lift. Roscoeâ€™s Jose Rangel (985 pounds) was seventh in the 148-pound class while Landon Jones did not place in the 181-pound class.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity girls golf team shot a one-day 394 total to finish third overall and second among JV teams at a 10-team tournament played March 8 in Abilene.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 394 was just one shot higher than Abil-ene Cooper JVâ€™s 393. Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s No. 2 JV team placed fifth with a 411 total.
Sophomore Amy Witt, a member of the No. 2 team, shot a 92 to place second among all JV players.