Archive - Sports Article
December 7th, 2011
All four of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s sub-varsity basketball teams won their games against Merkel squads here Tuesday.
The freshman and JV girls won big, with the freshmen (8-1) prevailng 51-15 and the JV (10-1) winning 35-17. The JV boys (9-1) won 46-41 and the freshman boys (4-2) won by a score of 57-34.
(Sweetwater varsity boys, girls)
10:30 a.m. â€” Coahoma vs. Sands (Game 1)
1:30 p.m. â€” Wall vs. Midland JV (Game 2)
3 p.m. â€” Tahoka vs. Merkel (Game 3)
4:30 p.m. â€” Sweetwater vs. Mid-land Classical (Game 4)
7:30 p.m. â€” Crane vs. Slaton (Game 5)
Noon â€” Stanton JV vs. Tahoka (Game 1)
1:30 p.m. â€” Midland Christian vs. Sweetwater (Game 2)
3 p.m. â€” Merkel vs. Brownfield (Game 3)
4:30 p.m. â€” Midland Classical vs. Crane (Game 4)
6 p.m. â€” Greenwood JV vs. Stanton (Game 5)
Nolan Countyâ€™s eight area high school varsity basket-ball teams are all at home today when they resume play after participating in weekend tournaments that wrapped up on Saturday at various locations.
Sweetwater hosts Merkel in a doubleheader, starting with the girls game at 6:30 followed by the boys at 8 p.m. JV games will be played in both gyms at 5 p.m., with a freshman boys game at 6:30 and freshman girls game at 8. Also, both Roscoe teams host Baird; Highlandâ€™s teams entertain Albany; and the Blackwell girls and boys host Trent.
Big Spring JV 45,
Sweetwater 42 (OT)
Sweetwater individual points: Kaleb Hoover 19, Taylor Jones 11, Gabe Medellin 5, Dylan Bennett 3, Pat Palacios 2, Willie Norman 2. First quarter: Big Spring JV 8, Sweetwater 6. Halftime: Sweet-water 22, Big Spring JV 12. Third quarter: Sweetwater 30, Big Spring JV 25. Regulation: Sweetwater 38, Big Spring JV 38. Sweetwater season record: 3-5. Other notes: Sweetwater finished 1-2 at the tournament. Two Mustangs â€” Kaleb Hoover and Taylor Jones â€” made the all-tournament team.
Both of the Sweetwater junior varsity basketball teams captured tournament championships Saturday.
The JV boys (8-1) won all four games at Jayton as they defeated Forsan 38-29, routed Breckenridgeâ€™s freshman team 42-10, edged the Colorado City JV 20-18 in an overtime semifinal and defeated Breckenridgeâ€™s JV 39-30 in the title game.
The freshman boys (3-2) also played at Jayton but lost both of their games, falling to Colorado City 33-29 and to Crosbyton 44-43.
Eight Highland football players have earned all-District 6, Division I six-man recognition.
Those named to the first team for Highland were Tyler Falcon at running back and linebacker, Ron Covington on special teams and safety, Jordan Rowan at wide receiver and Steven Tester as a defensive lineman.
Those named to the second team for Highland were Covington at quarterback, Tester at running back, Garrett Stewart as a defensive lineman, Michael Hyde at utility back and linebacker, Peyton Howard at fullback and cornerback and Shelby Howard at wide receiver and as a utility player.
Sweetwater High School will hold its annual football banquet Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The tickets to this yearâ€™s banquet will be available for $10 each at the SHS field-house until noon on Dec. 8. SHS football players, cheer-leaders and student trainers will not be required to buy a ticket. The junior varsity White and Red and varsity teams will be recognized for their hard work and dedica-tion this year, and cheerleaders and student trainers will also also be introduced and thanked for their con-stant support. A highlight video will also be shown.
Down by seven (33-26) at the end of three periods, the Sweetwater boys basketball team forced overtime and edged host team Coahoma, 43-42, on Friday to even its record at 1-1 at the three-day tourney. Taylor Jonesâ€™ 14 points and Kaleb Hooverâ€™s 13 paced Sweetwater (3-4), which tied the game 37-37 at the end of regulation.
VS. BIG SPRING
* at Sweetwater
BIG SPRING 29,
8TH GRADE RED 28
Sweetwater points: Michael Hunt 12, Michael Lawrence 8, Cornelio Men-dez 4, Mark Lawrence 2, Adrian Vizzerra 2.
BIG SPRING 23
Sweetwater points: Isaiah Gonzales 10, Matthew Trevino 8, Roman Acuna 3, Alontae Heath 2, Adan Sanchez 2, Kris Warner 2, Brandon Gutierrez 1.
7TH GRADE RED 37,
BIG SPRING 24
Sweetwater points: Rocky Perez 8, Jacoby Hunt 7, Matthew Figueroa 6, Frank Ortega 6, Daniel Olguin 5, Jordan McGee 4, Keenan Cox 1.
BIG SPRING 24,
The Sweetwater JV girls came away with a win, but Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman girls lost on Tuesday at Clyde.
The JV girls won, 21-10, as they improved to 6-1 this season. Sweetwater led 12-8 at halftime, and held Clyde to just two points after in-termission. Shaneese Brown and Maddie Jones had six points, Larissa Locklar and Karlee Murff four and Tay-lor McPherson one.