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May 12th, 2014
AUSTIN â€” All four relay teams from Nolan County â€” three from Roscoe and one from Highland â€” had medal-winning efforts on Saturday at the Region II-1A, Division II state track meet.
Yet that magnificent feat had to share the headline with other great accomplishments that were turned in this weekend by local athletes in Austin.
It was, quite simply, an embarrassment of riches as no fewer than 14 area track athletes won medals in just seven events.
WOODROW â€” Sweetwa-ter successfully fought back from a 4-0 deficit after two innings to take a 6-4 lead over host Lubbock Cooper after 5 1/2 innings Friday.
It was the same formula the Mustangs used to knock off Pecos a week earlier in bi-district, and they needed just six outs to get another win. This time, however, they couldnâ€™t pull it off.
Instead, Cooper rallied for three sixth-inning runs and a 7-6 win in Game 1 of the teamsâ€™ best-of-3 area playoff series that resumed at Sweetwater on Saturday, with the Mustangs (20-10) needing a pair of victories to keep their season alive.
Sweetwater High School had three football players receive top honors recently at a Step It Up combine in Abilene for players in grades 8-12 who are look-ing for college exposure. A total of 13 football players from SHS attended. Among the events at the combine were 40-yard dash, power toss, fastest man competi-tion and offensive line and defensive line challenges.
The honored players were Bray Amos - Overall MVP, Kaegan Jeffrey - MVP quarterback and Isaiah McGee - Defensive MVP.
Two All-American Vol-leyball Camps will be held in Sweetwater in June.
A camp for students entering grades 6-8 will be held June 16-17 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. both days at the Sweetwater Middle School gym. The cost is $55 per player and due by Thursday, May 15. Please send registration forms and full payment to Reneigh Meneses, P.O. Box 862, Sweetwater, TX 79556. Persons may call her at (325) 338-8606. Make checks payable to Sweetwater Summer VB.
These Roscoe Collegiate High School athletes were given top honors on May 2 at a banquet held in the school cafetorium.
Plowgirls of the Year â€” Eva Aguayo, basketball; Eva Aguayo, Sunshine Tala-mantez, Whitney Williams and Lyndi Wilkinson, track; Alejandra Solis, cross country; Ashley Lara, powerlift-ing.
Plowboys of the Year â€” Shelton Toliver, football; Jesus Leanos, basketball and track; Braiden Moore, cross country; Ray Bohall, powerlifting.
Charles and Verla Ratliff Spirit Award â€” Whitney Williams.
Clyde Jay Memorial Scholarships â€” Eva Aguayo and Jesus Leanos.
Roscoe will have four basketball camps in June.
Camps for girls and boys entering grades 6-9 next year will be held June 2-4 from 6-9 p.m. at the high school and junior high gyms. Registration is at the door and the cost is $30.
Camps for girls and boys entering grades 1-5 next year will be held June 16-18 from 6-8 p.m. at the high school and junior high gyms. Registration is at the door and the cost is $25.
Both camps will include games, fundamental skills, awards and a T-shirt. For questions, interested persons should contact coach Kelly Jo Sexton at email@example.com.
The Sweetwater baseball team reached two of its goals by beating Pecos twice this past weekend in the Class 3A bi-district playoffs.
The two victories gave the Mustangs (20-9) their first 20-win season since 2004. It also marked just the seventh time Sweetwater had won a playoff series since 1988, and gave the team back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-March. Sweetwater was just 3-6 in that time before breaking loose against Pecos, scoring 21 runs in its two victories.
Sweetwater was shut out in Class 3A, but Nolan County will still have plenty of athletes competing in the Class 1A, Division II portion of the UIL state track meet in Austin this weekend.
Roscoe (9), Highland (4) and Blackwell (2) are sending a total of 15 athletes â€” plus a few relay alternates â€” to Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus, and many of them could bring home a top-three state medal.
All but one of the athletes competes Saturday. On Fri-day, Blackwellâ€™s Matthew Lowry competes in the boys high jump at 2:30 p.m.
Blackwellâ€™s Jayden Jones has made some big jumps since he took up pole vaulting as an eighth grader.
Not only is he the schoolâ€™s record holder in the event, but Jones will be defending his title at the Class 1A, Division II state track meet in Austinâ€™s Mike A. Myers Stadium on Saturday.
Jones, a senior, had a terrific 2013 debut when he soared 13 feet, 6 inches â€” nine inches higher than his nearest competitor â€” last year in his first appearance at the state meet. However, he exceeded that by clearing 13-9 at the regional meet in San Angelo to earn a second trip to Austin.
The Sweetwater High School baseball team posed with its bi-district championship trophy after defeating Pecos on Saturday.
Standing from left, Dylan Bennett, Tyler Beasley, Quentin Wetsel, Greg Aiken, Kaleb Hoover, Hayden Reeves, James Clift, Ty Crain, Hunter Mobley; kneeling, Hardy Escobar; seated, Jordan McGee, Cory Mendez, Scott Warner, Stephen May, Johnathan Browning, J.P. Poe, Michael Lawrence.