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Sweetwater, Monahans will play for seeding at B-Spring

April 23, 2014

The Sweetwater baseball team will play Monahans at 7 p.m. Friday in Big Spring to decide playoff seeding from District 4-3A.
The Mustangs and Loboes both finished 5-5 and tied for third place in district, so Friday’s winner will be the No. 3 team entering next week’s playoffs and the loser No. 4.
Wylie (9-1) and Big Spring (6-4) finished 1-2 in 4-3A.

Playoffs!

April 23, 2014

SNYDER — After getting the go-ahead hit in his team’s 4-2 win over Snyder on Tuesday that finally clinched a playoff berth, Sweetwater third baseman Tyler Beasley summed up the difficulty of the Mus-tangs’ postseason quest for the past five weeks.
“It’s been a long, hard journey,” he said. “But we got there.”

Area track athletes advance to II-A meet

April 22, 2014

 

A number of athletes from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland have qualified to compete in the Region II-A, Division II track meet — to be held at Angelo State University this Friday and Saturday — as the result of top-four finishes last Friday at the 13A-14A area meet held in Highland.

SW, Snyder vie for 4-3A berth today in Snyder

April 22, 2014

Despite winning 68 per-cent of its games this sea-son, the Sweetwater base-ball team needs at least one more victory to assure itself of a trip to the playoffs.
A win at Snyder in today’s 7 p.m. regular season finale guarantees the Mustangs — 4-5 in District 4-3A, 17-8 overall — no worse than a third-place tie with Monahans, which like Snyder is also currently at 4-5. Monahans will host Greenwood (1-8) today.
Wylie (8-1) and Big Spring (6-3) are guaranteed playoff berths. Sweetwater, Snyder and Monahans are fighting for the other two spots.

Weekly sports calendar

April 21, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 21
Baseball
Sweetwater junior varsity hosts Snyder, 6 p.m.
General
Sweetwater High School holds its All Sports Banquet at Nolan County Coliseum annex starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Track
Sweetwater qualifiers are competing at Region I-3A meet in Lubbock (Texas Tech University).
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers are competing at Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State University, San Angelo.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
Tennis

One is enough for Wylie

April 21, 2014

ABILENE — Friday may be the last time that Sweet-water and Wylie are district rivals for a long time.
For Sweetwater, the score at Bulldog Field — a 1-0 victory for Wylie — means that its 2014 season may not last much longer. It sets up a huge game on Tuesday at Snyder — a game where a Sweetwater loss could end its playoff hopes. Sweetwa-ter, Snyder and Monahans now share third place in District 4-3A with 4-5 rec-ords as a result of Friday’s other developments in the district, but just two of them will play on after their sea-son finales on Tuesday.

Lady Mustangs shut out in finale

April 21, 2014

ABILENE — An 11-0, six-inning loss at Abilene Wylie ended the Sweetwater soft-ball team’s season Friday.
Sweetwater, which was 0-10 in district (9-16 overall), got singles by Cierra Knox, Shaneeee Brown and Maddie Berry in the game.
Wylie broke things open with a seven-run second inning, and used a three-run homer to get a 10-run mercy rule win in the sixth.
Wylie (6-4, 18-11) finished as the No. 3 team in district with Snyder (10-0) first and Greenwood (7-3) second. Snyder beat Greenwood 8-7 in eight innings at Green-wood in the season finale for both teams on Friday.

JV track teams at district meet

April 21, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s junior varsity track teams competed recently at their season-ending district meet in Big Spring.
The JV boys scored 138 points for a third-place fin-ish. Michael Green was the top overall athlete with 30 points. Michael Lawrence was the third best with 24 points and Brandon Gutier-rez and Jacoby Hunt (16 points) tied for ninth place.

Young Guns win Abilene, San Angelo tourneys

April 21, 2014

The Sweetwater Young Guns, a 12-under travel team, won first place at an Abilene tournament that was held recently.
Sweetwater compiled a record of 3-1.
After losing 9-6 in their first pool game to Lubbock’s Rivercats, the team defeated the West Texas Wranglers 9-8 in their final pool game and defeated the West Texas Bombers 7-2 in the semifinals the following day, then beat the Wranglers 8-6 for the championship.
The team also traveled to San Angelo one week earlier, where the Young Guns won the silver bracket championship.

Pitch, Hit and Run contest set for ML field this Saturday

April 21, 2014

The Sweetwater Youth Baseball League will have a Pitch, Hit and Run contest on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at Sweetwater’s Major League field. The event is free to all contestants, but participants must have their birth certificate to register. There will be four age groups for boys: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. The girls softball league has chosen not to participate this year.
If you would like to make a contribution to this event/project, please call Mickey Hayes at (325) 236-4464 or email at mdhayes1101@gmail.com.
The event is sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scott’s.

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