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March 13th, 2014
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity softball team will start District 4-3A play at Snyder at 5 p.m. Friday.
Standing from left: head coach Tony Heredia, Annaliese Espinoza, Lau-ren Jones, Maddie Berry, Shaneese Brown, Savanna Hall, Cierra Knox, Lena Lovelady, Abby Garcia and Katherine Montoya.
Kneeling: Sarah Valdez (stats keeper), Alyssa Vil-lanueva, Megan Holsey, Morgan Gomez, Isabel Mendez, Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales.
A flag raising ceremony to honor members of the 1996 and 1997 Sweetwater High School softball teams will be held Friday, March 21 at the Jerry Collins Complex.
The ceremony will be held prior to the 2014 teamâ€™s District 4-3A home opener against Big Spring at 5 p.m.
The 1996 and 1997 teams were the first from SHS to play softball after it became a UIL-sanctioned sport, and also the first two teams from SHS to make the playoffs after advancing to the bi-district round at the end of the regular season.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity softball team will start District 4-3A play at Snyder at 7 p.m. Friday.
Standing from left: coach Tony Heredia, Gabby Fuentes, Lauren Jones, Rebecca Gonzales, Carissa Espinoza. Kneeling: Davina Walker, Isabel Mendez, Destiney Renteria, Alyssa Villanueva.
Not pictured are player Kristi Ward and coach Alyssa Harwell.
The Sweetwater baseball team ends the non-district portion of its schedule by hosting Lubbock Estacado in a game at noon today. Sweetwater (12-3) comes in with a nine-game winning streak after a 9-8 win against Andrews here Monday. The Sweetwater JV plays Esta-cadoâ€™s JV at 3 p.m. today.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity goes to Greenwood for its district opener next Tuesday.
Isaiah McGee of Sweet-water has recently earned Class 3A second team all-state recognition as an all-purpose back by the Texas Sports Writers Association.
McGee, a 5-9 junior, racked up over 1,000 yards receiving and rushing last season for the Mustangs with eight TDs â€” four receiving and four rushing. He also scored on a fumble return, and in December earned all-state honorable mention by the Associated Press Sports Editors as a defensive back. McGee caught 33 passes for 595 yards and rushed for a team-high 419 yards, while also finishing second on the team with 98 tackles.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Lubbock Estacado at noon and 3 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
Dana Hohn of Sweetwater and Alexis Lara of Roscoe compete at girls state meet in Corpus Christi.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater JV will host Jim Ned, noon.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.
Victories can come in all kinds of ways.
And lately, thatâ€™s all the Sweetwater High School baseball team has done in building a 12-3 season rec-ord with just one game left until District 4-3A play gets started next week.
Having said that, Mon-dayâ€™s 9-8 win over Andrews at Sportsmanâ€™s Park â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s ninth straight â€” wonâ€™t soon be forgotten by anyone who saw it.
It came after the Mustangs trailed 8-1 with only six outs remaining, and 8-3 going into their final at bat before scoring six runs in the bot-tom of the seventh.
After being idle for the previous eight days, Sweet-water High Schoolâ€™s softball team finally returned to ac-tion Monday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
And in what was their last game before the start of dis-trict play, the Lady Mus-tangs shook off the rust to outscore Midland Christian, 14-12, while improving to 9-6 this season.
Sweetwater trailed only once (1-0 after a half inning) against Midland Christian, but the visitors kept things interesting until the end.
The Sweetwater boys track team got individual wins from Isaiah McGee and Deshaun Williams this past Friday at the Steer Relays in Big Spring.
McGee long jumped 20 feet, 9 1/4 inches to win his event and Williams was first in the high jump (6-0). Also placing in the high jump was Johnathan Browning, who cleared 5-10 for a fourth-place finish.
The girls got top individual finishes from Ziggy Collins, who was second in the discus (97-10); Abby Garcia, who was third in the high jump (5-0) and fourth in the 200 (27.41); and Nis-ha Williams, who was fourth in the 100 (13.34).
Several Roscoe athletes posted top finishes when the school hosted its annual Blackland Divide Relays this past Friday.
Those athletes who placed are listed here.
200 â€” Shelton Toliver 3rd (23.78)
400 â€” Kevin Lavalais 1st (55.36)
800 â€” Braiden Moore 4th (2:26.16)
1600 â€” Jesus Leanos 2nd (5:09.67); Luis Villa 6th (5:35.57)
3200 â€” Leanos 1st (11:22.92); Villa 2nd (11:55.48)
110 hurdles â€” Dillon Freeman 2nd (17.77); Mat-thew Davila 3rd (20.87)
300 hurdles â€” Max Nemir 2nd (43.48); Freeman 4th (45.15)
400 relay â€” 2nd (46.68 â€” Vincent Pantoja, Lavalais, Nemir, Toliver)