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June 30th, 2014

Junior Leaguers start bracket play with big win at district tourney

June 30, 2014

Sweetwater’s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars began bracket play Friday with a convincing 14-4 win over Breckenridge.
However, Sweetwater’s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars came up just short, 8-7, in their bracket game against Abilene Southern and needed a bounceback win Saturday over Merkel to avoid elimination at their District 5 Little League tournament.
The Junior Leaguers were to play Clyde in a winners bracket game on Saturday afternoon at Abilene North.

June 27th

SW teams split to start bracket play

June 27, 2014

Sweetwater batted .500 to begin bracket play Thurs-day at separate District 5 Little League all-star tour-naments being held in the Abilene area. The 11-12 year-olds defeated Jim Ned 15-5, but the 9-10 year-olds lost their game to Jim Ned 13-10 to fall into the losers bracket and need a bounce-back win Saturday in order to avoid elimination.
Sweetwater’s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars will begin bracket play to-day. They will be playing Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.

June 26th

SW teams to start bracket play today

June 26, 2014

After going 0-2 in pool play, two Sweetwater Little League all-star teams — the 9-10 year-olds and 11-12 year-olds — will try for a fresh start in bracket play tonight at their respective District 5 tournaments.
The Junior League (13-14) all-stars, 2-0 in their pool games, start bracket play on Friday and will try to keep a good thing going.
The 9-10 and 11-12 year-olds play Jim Ned tonight — the latter at 6 p.m. at Abilene Northern; the former at 7 p.m. at Jim Ned.
The Junior Leaguers play Breckenridge at 8 p.m. Fri-day to start bracket play at Abilene North.

Junior League all-stars

June 26, 2014

After going 2-0 in their pool games, the Sweetwater Junior League all-stars will begin double-elimin-ation bracket play Friday in their District 5 tournament. Sweetwater plays Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.
Kneeling from left, Andrew Melen-dez, Mason Maxwell, Tai-den Smith, Noah Marti-nez, Nick Figueroa; stan-ding, Ky Hoover, coach Randy Melendez, Jordan McGee, Tanner Beasley, manager Kenny Maxwell, Christopher Thompson and Isak Alvarez.
Not pictured are players Kiante McCoy and Taylor Tur-ney and coach Neal Hoo-ver.

June 25th

All-Big Country

June 25, 2014

Six Sweetwater High School athletes — three seniors and three juniors — earned All-Big Country baseball recognition Sunday from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Senior first baseman Greg Aiken was named to the starting infield after a season in which he hit .443 with 12 doubles, three triples and 34 RBIs in 77 at-bats, along with a .990 fielding percentage. Aiken, a four-year starter, was also named District 4-3A MVP.

Roscoe Collegiate has elementary basketball camp

June 25, 2014

A basketball camp was held at Roscoe Collegiate High School last week for boys and girls entering grades 1-5 next year.

June 24th

11-12 year-old all-stars

June 24, 2014

Sweetwater’s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tourna-ment that runs through early July.
Bottom row from left, Jacob Roden, Antonio (A.J.) Ramirez, Rylan Hayes, Darian Carr; second row, Reese Hayes, Blake Andrus, Austin Moreland, Rylen Moncada; third row, Tyler Warner, Junior Martinez, Antonio Heredia, Daiman Atkins; top row, coach Tony Roden, coach Kelly Andrus, manager Randall Rea.

10-11 year-old all-stars

June 24, 2014

Sweetwater’s 10-11 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tourna-ment that runs through early July.
Bottom row from left, Hector Medina, Ayden Rosas, Ector Mar-tinez, Ricky Delapaz; second row, Seth Garcia, Ethan Cortez, Braxton Gomez, Jonathan Galleg-os; third row, Andy Her-mosillio, Thomas Hernan-dez, Skyler Painter, Hol-ten Dickson; and top row, coach Mario Gomez, coach Heath Dickson and manager Andrew Medina.

June 23rd

9-10 year-old all-stars

June 23, 2014

Sweetwater’s 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tournament that runs through early July. Bottom row from left, Zachary Flores, Brendin Atkins, Elvis Gonzales; second row, Blade Wood, Brennan Faucett, Jayton Cunnings, Antonio Neri; third row, Tayton Thompson, Korben Cunningham, Leo Holsey; and top row, coach Bandera Wood, coach Elvis Gonzales and manager Ron Atkins. Not pictured are players Harrison Foster and Logan Cornutt.

SW, Blackwell are given playoff nods

June 23, 2014

A six-year playoff drought will end this season for the Sweetwater football team.
So says Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, which is now available on newsstands and is predic-ting that the Mustangs will finish second in their new district (2-4A, Division II) to Monahans in 2014. The last time Sweetwater made the playoffs was 2008.
Blackwell — the only Nolan County school to reach the postseason each of the last two years — will make it again in 2014, ac-cording to the magazine. The Hornets are picked to finish second in their new district (7-1A, Division II) to Loraine.

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