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All four of the Sweetwater Middle School boys basket-ball teams won their games on Monday against Snyder, and all four did it in con-vincing fashion.
The seventh grade Red won 38-18; the seventh grade White won 37-17; the eighth grade Red won 28-14; and the eighth grade White dominated Snyder 36-4 to complete the four-game sweep.
Andrew Medina scored 17 points for the seventh grade Red, while Nicholas Figue-roa had six, Carson Brown-low five, Jaden Hernandez and Tayton Burnett four and Markus Meneses and Alex Gallegos one.
Highland still has two unbeaten basketball teams as it gets ready to host its Hilltop Classic tournament that begins Thursday.
Highlandâs girls, the top-ranked team in Class 1A, Division II, improved to 8-0 Tuesday with a 45-38 win over Albany. Madison Moseley led the way with 14 points while Sierra Allen and Hannah Allen had 11 points each.
Also scoring for the Lady Hornets, playing for the first time since Nov. 21, were Sydny Helbert and Beth Richburg with four points and Kelsi Johns with one.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
Sweetwater girls host Merkel â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Merkel â JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe hosts Trent â JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls host Albany starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys host Irion County starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Westbrook starting at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5
Six football players from Sweetwater are on the all-District 4-3A first team.
A seventh player, defensive lineman Cory Mendez, was named District 4-3A co-newcomer of the year.
Four first teamers â quarter-back Kaegan Jeffrey, wide receivers Bray Amos and Kaleb Hoover and center Andrew Davis â were named on offense while two others â linebacker Mar-quees Jenkins and defensive back Isaiah McGee â were named on defense. In all, 18 Mustangs were honored.
MONDAY, DEC. 2
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ boys host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ boys host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ girls at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ girls at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland junior high teams (except âBâ girls) will host Roscoe starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
Highland boys 52, Winters 47
Highland scoring: Jacob Richburg 16, Brandon Ste-vens 10, Ethan Wilson 9, Isaac Rios 6, Seth Wood 6, Kevin Box 3, Michael Hyde 2. Highland record: 2-0.
Hawley 45, Roscoe boys 35
Roscoe scoring: Kevin Lavalais 11, Rafael Aguayo 8, Javier Leanos 8, Jesus Leanos 3, Anthony Ortegon 3, Cutter Davila 2. Roscoe record: 0-2.
Rankin 40, Roscoe girls 24
Roscoe scoring: Mia Herrera 8, Eva Aguayo 5, Samantha Ortega 4, Whit-ney Williams 3, Shelby Brown 2, Sunshine Saddler 2.
Roscoe girls 35, Irion County 31
First came a 10-win sea-son, the first in 17 years.
As a result, 10 Blackwell players have been chosen to the all-District 8, Division II six-man team as a tribute to the Hornetsâ season which saw them win the district title and advance past the bi-district round for the first time since 1996.
Blackwellâs Jayden Jones and Matthew Lowry were named the District 8, Divi-sion II offensive and defensive MVPs, respectively.
A total of six Sweetwater High School athletes have earned all-District 4-3A vol-leyball recognition for their outstanding play during the 2013 season.
Senior Aly Heredia and sophomore Morgan Gomez were named to the 4-3A first team, wihle seniors Kayla Chowning and Shaneese Brown both made the sec-ond team. Junior Maddie Jones and sophomore Mikeilah Foust earned all-district honorable mention. It was the first time any of the six Lady Mustangs have received all-district honors.
Sweetwater fell behind 22-10 at Abernathy in the teamsâ non-district girls basketball game Tuesday in part because of difficulties handling the press.
Though the Lady Mus-tangs were able to close the gap to six points in the sec-ond period, they never com-pletely recovered and lost the game, 66-51.
âWe had 24 turnovers,â said Sweetwater coach Al Miller, whose teamâs record dropped to 2-3. âWe kind of shot ourselves in the foot and we got outhustled a bit. They were a little quicker than we were.â
Sweetwaterâs boys basket-ball team is now 2-0 for the season after winning 43-37 at Stanton on Monday.
Sweetwater fell behind 15-13 after one quarter, but outscored its hosts 11-4 in the second period to go up 24-19 at halftime and led 35-30 after three quarters.
Dylan Bennett scored 13 points to lead Sweetwater. Kaleb Hoover scored nine, J.P. Poe and Rhett Torres six, Marquees Jenkins four, Deâandre Gatson three and Jacob Peyton two.