Archive - Sports Article
January 4th, 2011
All eight Nolan County high school varsity basketball teams start the 2011 portion of their seasons today, although a few of them have only been idle for a few days.
In non-district action, the Sweetwater boys and girls go to Roby while both Roscoe teams will travel at Eula for their final pre-district tuneups.
The Highland boys and girls will play their first District 11-A, Division II doubleheader when they bus to Loraine, and Blackwellâs boys and girls have a District 12-A, Division II doubleheader at Paint Rock.
TUESDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater at Roby â JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5 p.m. varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls host Roscoe, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Eula starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Loraine starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV girls and varsity teams at Paint Rock starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 6
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âBâ girls host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 8.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ boys and girls at Wall tournament through Saturday, Jan. 8.
December 30th, 2010
Overall, the Nolan County high school girls teams fared better than the boys teams in area basketball tournament action that ended Wednesday.
The Highland and Ros-coe girls finished second in their respective tournaments and the Sweetwater girls placed third. Roscoe had the best boys finish as the Plowboys won consol-ation honors, while High-landâs boys placed seventh.
Jack Poe of Sweetwater recently recorded a hole in one while playing at Sweetwater Country Club. Poe made his ace on the No. 17 hole using an 8-iron. His feat was witnessed by Randy May, Wayne Chowning and Bobby Baucum.
The Highland girls won, but the Sweetwater and Blackwell boys were unable to produce a victory in their final games prior to the Christmas holiday break.
The Sweetwater boys (5-8) lost at Andrews, 75-36, on Monday, continuing a slump that has seen the team drop seven of eight games after starting out 4-1.
Andrews jumped out to a 20-11 lead after one quarter, then really took charge as the hosts increased their lead to 46-15 at half-time and 60-24 after three periods.
The Sweetwater boys and girls varsity basketball teams will have tough games against Class 2A opponents when they return to non-district action today at separate locations.
The boys (5-6) will go to Bangs, currently ranked 16th in Class 2A, for their game that is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs ended a five-game losing streak with a 36-33 win over Breckenridge here on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Sweet-water girls (10-8) will host Ballinger at 6:30 p.m. after Tuesdayâs 64-46 win over Lamesa that was the Lady Mustangsâ fourth straight this season.
Sweetwaterâs Taylor Jones (5) is guarded by a Breckenridge player during Tuesdayâs game that the Mustangs won 36-33. Jones scored 10 points for Sweetwater, which travels to Bangs this Friday.
Tuesdayâs district opener against Veribest brought out the very best in the Blackwell girls basketball team as the Lady Hornets romped to a 58-28 victory.
It was the most onesided win of the year â and also the second victory over Veribest in four days â for Blackwell, which improved its season mark to 5-10.
Jennifer Allen and Aman-da Bullard scored 14 points, Kaitlyn Gaston 13 and Rec-cie Roland 11 for Blackwell, which led 11-1, 23-8 and 36-16 at the quarter breaks. Gaston hit two 3-pointers and Roland one.
The big games arenât here yet, but the Sweetwater girls basketball team is starting to get used to winning.
The Lady Mustangs picked up their fourth straight victory on Tuesday at Mustang Gym, pulling away in the second half to beat Lamesa 64-46 and improving their season record to 10-8.
The 64 points â 40 coming in the second half â were a season high for the team, which won its last three games at the Stanton tourney over the weekend for the consolation title.
It wasnât easy, or pretty, but the Sweetwater boys basketball team did just enough things right against Breckenridge to finally end a five-game losing streak here Thursday.
After blowing an eight-point halftime lead, Sweet-water (5-6) scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to break a 26-26 tie and still led by five, 36-31, with two minutes left. But the win wasnât secure until one of Breckenridgeâs players missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds.