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November 4th, 2013
BLACKWELL â€” District rivals Blackwell and Robert Lee began district play against each other here on Friday â€” then ended it just a couple of hours after their District 8, Division II Six-Man opener.
In between, Coach Clint Lowryâ€™s Hornets beat the Steers 84-56 to claim the district championship and the No. 1 seed for the playoffs that start in two weeks.
ROSCOE â€” The Hamlin Pied Pipers proved to be a major roadblock to the Roscoe Plowboysâ€™ playoff hopes here Friday as they dominated the scoreboard and came away with a 34-0 victory.
Hamlin, the district co-leader with Albany at 6-0, limited Roscoe to just 205 total yards as the Plowboysâ€™ district record fell to 3-3.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Hamlin, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Robert Lee, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls vs. Big Spring (scrimmage), 10 a.m., Big Spring.
Roscoeâ€™s Lyndi Wilkinson, Karina Cisneros, Alejandra Solis, Braiden Moore, Whitney Williams, Alyssa Chavez, Samantha Ortega and Olivia Saddler and Highlandâ€™s Eli Shelton will compete at Region II-1A meet in Grand Prairie.
The three Nolan County high school football teams who are in action today all face tall assignments as they fight for a playoff berth.
Sweetwater (1-2), which is currently tied for fourth place in District 4-3A, goes to Monahans (3-0), which is the districtâ€™s only remaining undefeated team.
Sweetwaterâ€™s only win was at Greenwood (0-3), where the Mustangs won 54-29 before losing to Big Spring 65-42 last Friday.
Sweetwater and Fabens will meet in a Class 3A bi-district volleyball playoff at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Crane High School, according to Sweetwater head volleyball coach Liz Miller.
Sweetwater qualified for the playoffs as the fourth-place team in District 4-3A after Wednesdayâ€™s season-ending four-game win over Snyder at Mustang Gym.
HIGHLAND â€” Highland trailed No. 1-ranked Ira by just eight, 16-8, in the final minute of the first quarter when Michael Hyde scored on a 10-yard run and Jacob Richburg added the PAT on Thursday. But that proved to be all the scoring the Hornets could produce as they lost 54-8 to Ira.
Highland (1-1) will make the playoffs by beating Hermleigh next week. The Cardinals (0-1) will be playing today against Rotan, which is also 0-1. Highland (5-3) saw a five-game winning streak halted while Ira improved to 9-0, 2-0.
Here are Highland JV and junior high results from the recent district cross country meet held in Eula. The varsity results ran earlier:
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS
Reann Robinson 43rd (17:18); Brooklyn Petty 47th (17:33); Brook Nervig 48th (17:35).
JUNIOR HIGH BOYS
Team placed third
Kamren Shelton 5th (12:27); Cade Garrett 11th (13:02); Gage Braden 19th (13:54); Jordan Johns 22nd (14:23); Kanyon Carper 37th (18:03); Tucker Harris 39th (18:21).
Madison Braden 4th (16:04); Schyler Kimbrell 7th (16:54); Kaylee Martin 8th (16:57).
Sweetwater will make the three-hour trip to Monahans on Friday seeking a win â€” a win that would not only greatly improve its chances of making the postseason, but also be a huge boost to the football program.
The Mustangs (1-2 district, 3-5) will face a Loboes team that sits atop the 4-3A race with a perfect 3-o mark â€” but needed a big fourth-quarter rally to win 35-34 over Snyder last week.
Snyder, which fell to 1-2 in district, held a 34-21 lead with 7:41 to play after a 100-yard interception return.
Talk about a tough as-signment. Highland takes on the stateâ€™s No. 1-ranked team in Six-Man Division I tonight at 7:30 p.m.
But Ira (8-0) isnâ€™t the only team in Highlandâ€™s district with a long winning streak. The Hornets (5-3) have won five straight since an inaus-picious 0-3 start. In that time, Highland has defeated Sands, Trent, Lueders-Avoca, Blackwell and Rotan and risen to No. 16 in D-I. The Hornets need only one win in their last two games to make the Six-Man playoffs, which would end a postseason drought dating to 2009 when Highland advanced to the state finals in Division II.
Blackwellâ€™s football team has something in common with the government. Both have been experienced a recent shutdown.
Blackwell (6-1) has been idle the past two weeks after losing its final non-district game, 76-60, to Highland on Oct. 11.
At the time, the Hornets thought their six-game win-ning streak was the only thing ending. But in addition to a scheduled open date Oct. 18, they discovered two of the other three teams in their district (8 Six-Man) â€” Lohn and Panther Creek â€” had cancelled the rest of their season and all three of their district games, due to a lack of players.