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January 24th, 2011
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.
MONDAY, JAN. 24
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe jr high boys host Hamlin, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe jr high girls at Hamlin, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland jr high teams at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell jr high teams at Veribest starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 25
Sweetwater girls at Snyder â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Snyder â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Munday starting at 4 p.m.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity and freshman girls teams both picked up wins here Friday.
The JV girls narrowly beat Brownwood, 28-25, to improve to 21-2 overall and 3-1 in district.
Janell Walker led the team with 12 points, while Shelby Cason had eight, Kelsi Crosson six and Kathleen Campbell two.
A talented Brownwood boys team came to Mustang Gym and picked up its first District 5-3A victory by defeating Sweetwater, 72-45, on Friday.
The Lions (1-1 in district) led just 14-13 after the first quarter, but took control by launching a 27-11 run in the second period, allowing Brownwood to enjoy a 41-24 lead at intermission.
Taylor Jones scored 16 points and Paxton Kelley had 15 for Sweetwater, and the Mustangs got off to a good start, leading 13-10 late in the first quarter after a Jones basket.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman boys are 2-1 in district and 15-2 overall after Fridayâ€™s 50-48 win over Brownwood.
Sweetwater trailed by three, 25-22, at halftime, but used a 16-6 run in the third quarter to take a 38-31 lead and held off a fourth-quarter rally.
Kaleb Hoover scored 23 points and Dylan Bennett added 14 to pace Sweet-water, which rebounded from a three-point loss at Big Spring on Tuesday. Quentin Wetsel had seven points, Johnathan Brown-ing four and James Wass two for the Ponies.
8th grade Red girls 40,
Bianca Castillo 12, Cierra Knox 10, Claire Williams 6, Maddie Jones 4, Alexis Castillo 2, Jasmine Reddic 2, Abby McPherson 2, Zanisha Williams 2. Halftime score: Sweetwater 18, Brownwood 6.
8th grade White girls 23,
Marissa Duran 14, Jamee Rhoades 5, Marina Duran 4. Halftime score: Sweetwater 10, Brownwood 8.
Rotan 52, Roscoe boys 22
Nick Schriber 9, Cutter Davila 6, Chase Cathey 5, Rafael Aguayo 2.
Highland girls 19, Ira 18
The 0-2 Sweetwater boys will try again for their first district win, while the 1-2 girls shoot for two straight when they host Brownwood today at Mustang Gym.
The girls (16-12 overall) who tip off at 6 p.m., need just one more win to assure themselves of finishing over .500 for the first time in five years. Sweetwater crushed Big Spring 59-35 this past Tuesday as Kinsey Brown-ing and Taylor McKoy each had 16 points. Brownwood is 2-1 in District 5-3A play.