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April 23rd, 2011
BIG SPRING â€” After losing three straight games by at least seven runs, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team got a boost on Friday to end its 2011 season.
The Mustangs traveled to Big Spring and came back home with a 5-4 victory â€” its second over the Steers in District 5-3A play â€” as Sweetwater finished 2-6 in district and 12-16-1 overall under third-year coach Roland Herrera.
Karry Owens, who earlier this year submitted his resignation as head football coach at Highland after 18 years, has accepted a similar job at Water Valley. His last day at Highland was on Friday.
Owens will be repla-cing Justin Esquell, who resigned after leading Water Valley to a 10-1 record this past season.
Owensâ€™ replacement will be Jeff Shelton, who served as the head football coach at New Home the last two years. The Leopards were 5-5 in 2010. Shelton was also defensive coordinator for four years at Jayton, where he helped them reach the six-man state finals in 2006.
SWEETWATER BOYS GOLF
Ryan Mercer â€” medalist
(advanced to Class 3A boys state tournament)
Kinsey Browning â€” 400-meter relay
Kathleen Campbell â€” high jump
Kelsi Crosson â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Kendra Crosson â€” 1600-meter relay
Alicia Finn â€” discus
Brittany Lashinski â€” 400-meter relay
Jayci Shelton â€” 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 1600-meter relay
Suede Shirley â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Nick Nemir â€” 300-meter hurdles
ROSCOE GIRLS TRACK
Jacinda Morales â€” 800-meter run, 1600-meter run
ROSCOE BOYS TRACK
Two teams who havenâ€™t had much go right for them since the start of district play â€” Sweetwater and Big Spring â€” wrap up their seasons at 7 p.m. today in Big Spring with little more than pride at stake.
Sweetwater brings a 1-6 record into todayâ€™s finale, but the win came over Big Spring, which has yet to claim a victory in its seven district games.
The Mustangs won, 3-2, in Sweetwater on April 5 as Kris Mayes threw his second career no-hitter.
LUBBOCK â€” After failing to make it to state in his two previous oppor-tunities, the third time was finally a charm for Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer at the Region I-3A golf tournament.
On Thursday, Mercer claimed a state berth as he shot 75 for a 147 total, finishing second among all medalists â€” just three behind Hunter Wade of Perryton â€” but with the best two-day score of any medalist not on one of the top two teams.
This yearâ€™s Class 3A boys state tournament will be held May 12-13 at Austinâ€™s Roy Kizer Golf Course.
Four Nolan County area high school basketball play-ers and one Nolan County coach have been given All-Big Country recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Highlandâ€™s Ryan Dollar was named the Class 1A, Division II girls coach of the year, and Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith was a second-team pick for the All-Big Country boys Super Team.
Highlandâ€™s Callie Sand-usky and Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn were named to the girls second team in Class 1A, Division II and Class 3A, respectively. Also, Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen received girls honorable mention in Class 1A, D-II.
HAMLIN â€” Roscoeâ€™s four regional track qualifiers in early May will include a pair of athletes who will compete in mul-tiple events after earning top-four finishes at the recent area track meet.
Caden Smith will com-pete in the Class 1A boys discus and shot put as well as in the 110 hurdles, while Jacinda Morales is going to regionals in the girls 800 and 1600.
Blackwell had three ath-letes who recently qualified for the area track meet held in Trent.
They were Mason Mag-ness in the boys pole vault, Mark Monroe in the boys 110 hurdles and Kaitlyn Gaston in the girls long jump and 100 dash.
However, none of the three athletes was able to advance to the regional track meet, which is scheduled for May 2-3 at Abilene Christian University.
Ryan Mercer of Sweetwa-ter is a single shot out of the lead at the Region I-3A golf tournament in Lubbock after the first round of play.
Mercer shot 72 Wednes-day at Meadowbrook Can-yon Course and trails only Perrytonâ€™s Hunter Wade. The tournament wraps up today and if Mercer puts together another solid round, he has a chance to advance to the Class 3A state tournament in Austin that is set for May 12-13.
This is Mercerâ€™s third straight trip to regionals. The top two teams and the top two individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the state tournament.
Highlandâ€™s Ron Covington and Ethan Wilson teamed up to place fourth in JV boys doubles at the district tennis tournament.
After a first-round bye, they lost to Enriquez-McEl-rath of Santa Anna 8-0 before falling to Lopez-Sor-rells of Hermleigh, 8-5, in the third-place match.
Highland JH girls
are 1st, JH boys 3rd at district track meet
Highlandâ€™s junior high girls were district champs and the boys placed third at their season-ending meet held in Roby. Individual results for the Highland athletes who placed follow: