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June 23rd, 2011

Four SW teams to play in all-star tournaments

June 23, 2011

Four Sweetwater Little League baseball teams will compete starting Monday in District 5 double elimination all-star tournaments that will run through the first week of July.
Sweetwater’s 10-11 year-olds host their tournament at the Major League field. Also in the tournament are Merkel, Snyder, Clyde, Wylie and Abilene Southern. Sweetwater plays its first game at 6 p.m. Monday against Snyder. The tour-nament will wrap up with the championship game on July 4, with a second championship game to be played on July 5 if necessary.

June 22nd

11-under Reds win pair of tournaments

June 22, 2011

A local 11-and-under select baseball team, the Sweetwater Reds, is shown with its hardware after taking first place at tournaments earlier this month. The team is shown with the trophy that it won in Abilene. Also, the players also won a USSSA state tournament held in Midland, where the boys received rings as well as a plaque shaped like Texas. The Abilene tournament had a total of six teams participating, while the state tournament in Midland had 10 teams.

June 21st

Tennis event starts Friday

June 21, 2011

Sweetwater will be hosting a Black Gold Tennis Circuit Challenger event Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. The entry fee will be $25 and the entry deadline is Wednesday, June 22.

June 18th

Local Sports Calendar

June 18, 2011

Monday, June 20
Mustang Tennis Clinic
A Mustang Tennis Clinic for students completing grades 3-8 will be held Monday through Thursday, June 20-23, at the Sweetwater High School tennis courts. The hours of the clinic will be 8-11 a.m. Students will need to bring a tennis racquet, water bottle and sun screen. The cost of the clinic will be $35. For more information, call Shella Arnwine at (325) 721-6550 or Christi Adams at (325) 277-0411.

Mustang Golf Camp

Sweetwater youth attend baseball camp

June 18, 2011

Many Sweetwater students attended the annual Mustang baseball camp this week. The camp ran from Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16, at the high school baseball field. Shown are students in grades first through fifth. This year’s camp emphasized working on fundamentals, hitting, defense and pitching and being led by the Mustang baseball staff. Head baseball coach is Roland Herrera.

June 17th

Tennis, golf clinics next week

June 17, 2011

A Mustang Tennis Clinic for students completing grades 3-8 will be held Monday through Thursday, June 20-23, at the Sweetwater High School tennis courts. The hours of the clinic will be 8-11 a.m. Students will need to bring a tennis racquet, water bottle and sun screen. The cost of the clinic will be $35. For more information, call Shella Arnwine at (325) 721-6550 or Christi Adams at (325) 277-0411.

Mustang Golf Camp

SW teams do well at local tourney

June 17, 2011

A pair of Sweetwater baseball teams made up of 7- and 8-year-olds took first and third place, respectively, at a tournament held here on June 4-5.
The two local teams were the Select, which won first-place honors, and the Venom, which took third place at the event. The Brownwood Reds took second place in the tournament.

Tournament second place

June 17, 2011

The Brownwood Reds played in the tournament and finished in second place. Back row from left to right are coaches, Gerrardo Campos, Toby Bowers, Joe Tiner, Bill Long, Ed Nadurata; middle row, Eduardo Campos, Jayden Cain, Tyler Tiner, David Long, Elijah Nadurata, Trevor Bowers; front row, Branden Tiner, Tait Bowers, Dalton Tiner, Nathan Wheelington and Zander Bible.

Tournament third place

June 17, 2011

The Sweetwater Venom also played in the tournament and finished in third place. Back row from left are J.J. Cunnings, Wendy Abbott, Mike Buckner, Andrew Medina, Anthony Gomez and Gary Delgado; middle row, Brendan Delgado, Thomas Hernandez, Braxton Gomez, Jayton Cunnings, Jacob Roden, Brett Buckner, Dylan Nathan; front row, Hector Medina, Seth Garcia, Cody Carey, James (Bubba) Gonzales and Cooper Hrbacek.

Top bowlers

June 17, 2011

Johnathan Castillo, 11, of Sweetwater won several honors during his participation in the Abilene Youth Bowling League from last September to this May. He and Abilene teammate Lane Couch, not pictured, placed first in the prep division. Castillo also received the award as the league’s most improved bowler as he recorded a 28-pin improvement. He was also first in the singles, doubles and team competitions in all events at the city tournament. He will bowl in the state tournament at Plano and Richardson on June 18-19. Castillo is shown with bowling coach Don Herbst.

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