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SHS regional powerlifters

March 3, 2014

These 15 Sweetwater High School athletes are competing in regional powerlifting meets this month.
The eight boys are Jay Lomas, Austin Marlett, Nathan Browning, Zach Garcia, Junior Lawhon, Andrew Davis, Cory Mendez and Dylan Jimenez while the seven girls are Dana Hohn, Eliza Delgado, Kristi Ward, Naomi Gonzales, Ziggy Collins, Valerie Zavaleta and Shana Wiltse.
The girls meet was held Saturday in Fort Stockton and the boys meet will be held this Friday in Sundown.

Lady Mustang golfers place 2nd

March 3, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s girls golf team recently recorded a second-place finish when they played in their annual Sweetwater Golf Classic.
Members of the team were, pictured from left, Corynn Martin, Payton Moore, Alaina Andrews, Alexis Castillo and Kensi Chowning. Martin also placed third and Chowning was fourth among all medalists.

Local athletes to be in FCA all-star games

March 3, 2014

Several Nolan County athletes and cheerleaders will be in the Big Country Chevy Dealers-FCA All-Star Festival in three cities.

Weekly sports calendar

March 3, 2014

Note: Sweetwater JV and varsity softball teams idle this week
Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene Cooper sophomores, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls will play at Comanche tournament.
Blackwell teams will play at Christoval tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Greenwood starting at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys will play at Seminole tournament.
Sweetwater JV girls will play at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Midland Greenwood tournament.

End of the road • Trojans speed past taller Highland for 53-45 victory

March 2, 2014

AUSTIN — The Highland girls basketball team knew what it was up against on Friday when it faced a Calvert squad whose considerable speed and ability to create turnovers with its wall-to-wall defensive pressure compensated for a big size disadvantage against the Lady Hornets.
What Highland could not have expected, however, was the kind of shooting performance delivered by Calvert’s Jaylonn Walker.

Clift no-hits Pampa in WBC opener

February 28, 2014

It doesn’t take many runs to give James Clift a comfortable lead when he pitches against Pampa.
He needed just one when he threw the opening game for Sweetwater’s baseball team Thursday at its newly named Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic at Sportsman’s Park. But Clift got four runs while pitching a no-hitter against Pampa, the first of his varsity career.
Clift is now 3-0 over Pampa in the past year. This was his second straight shutout since last March when he pitched Sweetwater to a 6-2 win over Pampa at the 2013 Wood Bat Classic.

Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic Schedule

February 27, 2014

Here is the schedule for the Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic baseball tournament being held at Sportsman Park through Saturday, March 1.
Due to a mixup, the wrong tournament schedule was printed in today's Reporter sports section and we regret the error.
Sweetwater's first game will be played at 6:30 p.m. today against Pampa. The tournament was renamed this year to honor Wes Bishop, the former longtime director of physical therapy at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and an avid supporter of youth sports in Sweetwater, who died this past October.

Local sports calendar

February 27, 2014

Sweetwater varsity will host Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic.
Class 1A, Division II girls state semifinal playoff: Highland vs. Cal-vert, 1:30 p.m., University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Cen-ter, Austin.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Andrews tournament.
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls and boys will host Rattlesnake Relays.
Roscoe and Highland varsity teams at Roby meet.
Sweetwater varsity will host Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic.
Sweetwater JV at Hamlin tournament.

Yearly baseball event honoring Wes Bishop

February 27, 2014

Play at the annual Wood Bat Classic in Sweetwater began today and continues through Saturday at Sports-man Park with a new name — the West Bishop Wood Bat Classic — as a way to honor the former director of physical therapy at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, who died this past October.
Bishop, a native of Sny-der and a member of Sny-der’s Athletic Hall of Hon-or, was very active in youth sports while at Sweetwater and instrumental in the renovation of Sweetwater High School’s baseball field. He was also coached youth baseball for 20 years.

Lady ‘Stangs rally but lose close one

February 27, 2014

SAN ANGELO — Sweet-water High School’s softball team rallied twice from four-run deficits and once from three runs down Tuesday to tie San Angelo Lake View, only to see the hosts score in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 12-11 victory.
Sweetwater (6-3) never led, but kept the pressure on with a three-run third inning to tie it 3-3, a four-run fifth to tie it at 7-7 and finally a four-run seventh to tie it once again, 11-11.
“I’m very proud of the way we fought back into the game,” Lady Mustang coach Tony Heredia said of his team’s effort.

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