Archive - Sports Article
June 17th, 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 leagueâ€™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.
The 10 and under Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association 2011 All Star team will play in Wichita Falls June 17-19 at the Texas State 10 and under tournament. Shown (front row, from left to right) are Kenley Reed, Maddie Hicks, Cyera Pieper, Kara Lehnert, Alicia Gomez, (back row, from left to right) Texas Williams, Alexe Alcala, Brianna Moriel, Aubri Espinoza and Emerald Torres. Not pictured are Kaci Webb and Alyssa Herrera. Coaches are Adrian Gomez, Dustin Lehnert and Eric Herrera.
ABILENE â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s Senior League (ages 15-16) Blue Jays found themselves in an unfamiliar spot early on in Tuesdayâ€™s District 5 championship game with Abilene Wylieâ€™s Tigers.
The Blue Jays, who de-feated Wylie in both regular-season meetings, trailed 7-1 after just two innings.
But Sweetwater came back to cut Wylieâ€™s lead to 7-6 after a five-run third and finally took the lead with a nine-run sixth inning en route to a 19-14 victory at the Wylie field.
A No Short Cuts Volleyball Camp for students entering grades 7-8 will be held Wednesday, July 6, at the Sweetwater High School gym. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $50. This is an all-skills camp that will emphasize the six individual skills as well as applying those skills in group and team play. The primary focus is to improve each player's individual skills during the off-season. The areas of concern that will be addressed are ball control, movement, attacking and blocking. All campers will receive a T-shirt.
Girls who recently com-pleted grades 1-7 attended a Lady Mustang Basketball Camp this past Monday through Thursday at Sweet-water Middle School.
SMS coaches Sandra Gra-ham, Jill Locklar and Carla Lambert were in charge of the camp, which included several fun team and individual competitions, along with a few Lady Mustang basketball players.
Pictured above are the girls who attended this yearâ€™s camp.
Boys who recently completed grades 3-8 attended Mustang Basketball Camps this past Monday through Thursday at the Sweetwater High School gym.
SHS boys basketball coach Al Hunt was in charge of both the morning session, which was for boys who have completed grades 3-5, and the afternoon session for boys who have completed grades 6-8.
Pictured are the campers in grades 3-5.
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.
The Sweetwater Select won a 7-8 year-old baseball tournament held here June 4-5. Back row from left are Kelly Wehba, Ray Cornutt, Eli Cunningham, Michael Cantu, Stephen Presley, Melisa Presley and Tommy Wood; middle row, Logan Cornutt, Ricky Delapaz, Hayden Wehba, Rylen Moncada, Jonathan Gallegos, Skyler Painter, Austin Moreland; front row, Brendin Atkins, Korben Cunningham, Drew Gholson, Jacob Cantu, Blade Wood, Leo Holsey and Ector Martinez.
A pair of Sweetwater baseball teams made up of 7- and 8-year-olds took first and third place, respective-ly, 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 Select split its two pool games, losing to the Brownwood Reds 14-12 and beating the Dyess Athletics 8-1. In bracket play, the Select edged the San Angelo Rangers 13-12 on June 4, then beat the Venom 14-9 on June 5 to earn a rematch later that day with Brownwood in the final.
AT ABILENE SOUTHERN
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Wylie Yankees 13, Key City Yankees 3; Jim Ned Rangers 10, Sweet-water Astros 0
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Snyder Giants 10, Breckenridge Rangers 7; Cedar Creek Rattlers 12, Southern Tigers 11
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
Wylie Yankees 8, Jim Ned Rangers 2; Cedar Creek Rattlers 12, Snyder Giants 0
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Wylie Yankees 15, Cedar Creek Rattlers 6
AT ABILENE DIXIE
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Sweetwater Reds 14, Merkel Sluggers 1; Southern Red Raiders 13, Northern Blue Jays 3
TUESDAY, JUNE 7