Archive - Sports Article
February 10th, 2015
Sweetwater vs. Big Spring usually means something in terms of playoff possibilities. And that will once again be the case tonight when the teams meet up for their final basketball doubleheader of the year at Mustang Gym.
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The Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association plans to have additional signups for the 2015 season this week for girls 5-14 years of age.
The signups will be held from 6-8 p.m. on both Tuesday, Feb. 10 and Friday, Feb. 13 at the Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ warehouse. Please bring a copy of your daughterâs birth certificate. Girls must be five years old by Jan. 1, 2015. The cost is $75 per child. No late signups.
Persons are also asked to bring used gloves, bats, helmets, cleats, pants and belts for an equipment swap.
The opening ceremonies for all Sweetwater Minor League (ages 9-10 as of April 1) and Major League (ages 11-12 as of April 1) baseball players will be Saturday, Feb. 28. Opening ceremonies for all T-Ball (ages 4-6 as of Jan. 1) and Farm League (ages 7-8 as of Jan. 1) players will be held Saturday, March 7.
For more information, persons are asked to contact Darrell Doggett at (325) 235-6902.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs Football Awards Banquet is set for Monday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the âCenterâ at Texas State Technical College.
Tickets for $12 each will be available at the SHS fieldhouse until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Meal tickets will not be sold at the door.
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Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67
Highland is sending two teams to the playoffs after its boys team qualified by beating Hermleigh, 60-21, on Friday. Four players hit double figures as the Hor-nets improved to 5-2 in Dis-trict 12-1A and clinched no worse than the No. 3 spot.
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MONDAY, FEB. 9
Sweetwater varsity will play season-opening scrimmage at Odessa Permian, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls will host Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ boys will play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Merkel (scrimmage), 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 10
Sweetwater girls will host Big Spring â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p..m.
Sweetwater boys will host Big Spring â JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
LUBBOCK â A winless district campaign almost produced a breakthrough Friday, as the Sweetwater girls basketball team put itself in position for a win at Lubbock Estacado after trailing by six points in the fourth quarter. Down 40-34, Sweetwater used an 8-1 run, capped by two Lauren Jones free throws, to lead 42-41 with 1:07 left. But Estacado scored the next three points to regain the lead, and held on for a 44-42 win when Cierra Knoxâs shot from the baseline went in and came right back out as the buzzer sounded.
LUBBOCK â No. 8-ranked Lubbock Estacado wrapped up a playoff berth on Friday in District 2-4A, with an 83-41 win over Sweetwater that put the Mustangsâ hopes of making the postseason on the brink.
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Members of the Sweetwater High School girls golf team pose with their hardware after a season-opening win this past week in the Wylie tournament at Abileneâs Diamondback Golf Club. Sweetwater shot 387, 20 shots better than second-place Grahamâs one-day total.
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