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The Highland girls bas-ketball team opened district play with 43-18 victory over Hermleigh on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets, who were coming off a second-place finish at their annual Hilltop Classic on Saturday, received 20 points from Callie Sandusky and 11 from Sierra Allen as they improved to 8-7 overall.
Highland was ahead 9-4 after one quarter and 20-10 at halftime, then blanked Hermleigh 13-0 in the third quarter. Beth Richburg had four points, Kara Hughey and Shyan Womack three and Jessica McCain two.
The Sweetwater Mid-dle School boys went 3-1 against Snyder Monday.
The seventh grade White won 28-19. Isaiah Gonzales and Matthew Trevino had nine points, Deshaun Williams six and Roman Acuna and Adan Sanchez two. The seventh grade Red won 51-27 as Michael Hunt scored 14 points, Jâ€™Corey Amos nine, Michael Lawrence seven, Denzell Moore five, Adrian Vizzerra and Hardy Escobar four, Andrew Briley and Mark Lawrence three and Max Gomez two.
After road trips to Merkel and Stanton this past week, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity basketball teams are both playing at home today. But their opponents will be from different schools. The SHS girls will host Lamesa at 6 p.m. at Mustang Gym, while the SHS boys entertain Breckenridge at 7:30 this evening.
After a 35-30 loss to state-ranked Merkel on Thursday, the Lady Mustangs (9-8) won their last three games at Stantonâ€™s tournament.
Both the Highland girls and Blackwell boys came away with second-place finishes at their respective tournaments which ended on Saturday.
The Highland girls and boys hosted their annual Hilltop Classic which also included the Roscoe boys and girls. The Plowboys won third place by beating Highland on Saturday, while the Plowgirls won the consolation title.
A second-place finish by the JV girls in Abilene and a 3-0 record by the freshman boys at their own tournament highlighted Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s sub-varsity high school basketball action this past weekend.
Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s seventh grade White boys finished 3-0 and the eighth grade White boys were 2-1 at their local tournament to finish as champions and co-cham-pions, respectively, of their divisions.
Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith earned honorable mention as a defensive lineman on the Class 1A all-state high school football team announced Sunday by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Smith, a 6-3, 250-pound senior for the Plowboys, also earned all-state honorable mention from the APSE as a junior.
A total of six Sweetwater High School football players have earned all-district recogntion from District 5-3A.
B.J. Walker was the only Mustang on the first team. Walker, a 210-pound senior, was named at outside linebacker after recording a team-high 88 tackles. He also made the second team as a running back after rushing for a team-high 650 yards and nine scores. He was also a second all-district running back last year.
MONDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys host Stamford, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls at Stamford, 5 and 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Water Valley starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 14
Sweetwater girls host Lamesa â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Breckenridge â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Albany starting at 4 p.m.
At Big Spring tournament
7TH GRADE WHITE
7th grade White 10
Sweetwater points: Lena Marti-nez 4, Jasmine Franklin 2, Hanna Hayes 2, Marisa Moncada 2.
7th grade White 27,
Sweetwater points: Lena Marti-nez 4, Ashley Bax 4, Marisa Mon-cada 4, Jasmine Franklin 4, Jade Johnson 4, Victoria Jimenez 4, Daisy Salas 2, Cheyenne Falcon 2, Ashley Lara 1. Halftime: Sweetwater 16, Andrews 0.
7th grade White 26,
Big Spring 17
Two days after suffering lopsided defeats at Merkel, Sweetwaterâ€™s boys and girls basketball teams got first-round rematches Thursday at the Stanton tournament and this time, both of the games were much closer.
But Merkel still won the boys game, 45-43, in overtime and also defeated the Sweetwater girls 35-30.The Mustangs (4-5) were to play either Tahoka or Midland Classical at 3 p.m. today, while the Lady Mustangs (6-8) faced Midland Chris-tian this morning in their consolation semifinal.