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January 13th, 2014
A pair of Sweetwater High School football players were honored on Sunday with All-Big Country Super Team recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Wide receiver Bray Amos was named to the first team, while Daven Alvarez was named to the second team as a defensive lineman.
Amos, a 5-6, 160-pound junior, caught 64 passes for 1,037 yards and 19 touch-downs. He also rushed for 106 yards and three TDs on just 12 carries. Alvarez, a 6-0, 170-pound senior, had 91 tackles (30 solo), six tackles for a loss, four sacks and two pass breakups.
MONDAY, JAN. 13
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys host Greenwood, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls play at Greenwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams will play at Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will play at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 14
Sweetwater girls host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
MONAHANS â€” Entering the fourth quarter, the Sweetwater boys basketball team appeared to be getting in position to keep its season-long winning streak alive after rallying to within six points, 42-36, of host Monahans in the teamsâ€™ District 4-3A opener.
But Monahans was having none of it. The Loboes responded with a 20-4 run from that point, defeating the Mustangs 62-40 on Fri-day as Sweetwater lost for the first time in 12 games this season.
MONAHANS â€” Three days after a humbling road loss to Greenwood, Sweet-waterâ€™s Lady Mustangs are back on track.
Sweetwater easily won at Monahans, 57-38, on Friday, improving to 2-1 in District 4-3A and 7-9 for the season.
Kayla Chowning and Sha-neese Brown led the Lady Mustangs with 18 and 15 points, respectively. Sweet-water got off to a great start, jumping out to a 24-6 lead after one quarter and lead-ing by double digits the rest of the way. The win, cou-pled with first-place Wylieâ€™s 44-37 win over Big Spring, allowed Sweetwater to grab undisputed third place in the district standings.
Roscoe and Highland set the stage for a first-place showdown in Highland on Tuesday as both teams won their games on Friday. But Roscoe (3-0, 11-9) was the only one to play a district game as the Plowgirls beat Ira 45-39. Highland (17-2) is also 3-0 in District 13-A, Division II, but its victory over Loraine â€” which has forfeited its varsity games â€” came by default.
The Sweetwater Stampede softball team had a 15-0 record and finished in first place when they participated in the Abilene North Fall Ball league.
Pictured from left are, top row, coach Harry Rotan, Hadyn Rotan, Jenika Fuentes, Gracie Rawlings, Samaria Sarabia, Kendall Daniel, Bethanee Rodriguez, coach Daniel Rodriguez; kneeling, Laâ€™Vona Sarabia, Halle Martinez, Kaidy Ornelas, Hana Hogan, Marissa Garcia. Coach Matt Ornelas and player Milani Torrez are not pictured.
Doug Sitter State Farm, Richard Fergeson State Farm and Anthony Gomez Strikezone Baseball and Softball were team sponsors.
The second of four signup dates for Sweetwater Little League Baseball will be Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Int-ermediate School cafeteria.
Additional signups at the SIS cafeteria are Monday, Jan. 20 and Wednesday, Jan. 22, also from 6-8 p.m.
Persons must bring payment, copies of three proofs of residency and a birth cer-tificate to the signups.
For information on prices or to learn more about Little League signups, call Kelly Andrus at (325) 933-0314.
FRIDAY, JAN. 10
Sweetwater boys will play at Monahans (district opener) â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Monahans â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Ira (district opener for boys) starting at 4 p.m.
Highland varsity girls host Abilene Hawks, 5 p.m. Note: Loraine varsity girls forfeited district season.
Highland varsity boys host Loraine (district open-er), 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV girls host Loraine, 8 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams play at Water Valley starting at 5 p.m.
Coach Al Hunt and his players may not like to talk about it, but the Sweetwater boys basketball team is off to one of the best starts in school history.
Although the calendar is already 10 days into the new year and the district season begins tonight, the Mustangs (11-0) have yet to lose. But Sweetwater will have its hands full when it travels to Monahans for its District 4-3A opener that tips off at 7:30 p.m.
The Loboes are almost as hot as Sweetwater, as they boast an 18-3 record.
Nine Sweetwater football players have received Class 3A All-Big Country recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Two players, junior wide receiver Bray Amos and senior defensive lineman Daven Alvarez, made the first team and two others, Kaleb Hoover and Andrew Davis, are on the second team. Hoover, a senior, was named at wide receiver and defensive back and Davis, also a senior, was chosen on the offensive line.