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Sweetwater and Roscoe athletes compete at Arlon Barnes Classic

February 21, 2013

Numerous high school boys and girls powerlifters from Sweetwater, Roscoe and the surrounding area competed at Sweetwater’s Arlon Barnes Classic this past week. It was the final qualifying meet for the girls, who qualified several individuals for regional competition that will be held March 2 in Fort Stockton. The boys have their final qualifying meet in Hawley this Saturday.
Individual (for Sweetwater and Roscoe powerlifters) and team results follow:
SWEETWATER BOYS
12 points — 7th place
Donald Baker — 2nd in 148-pound class (1,090)
Kendall Rea — 2nd in 242-pound class (1,255)

Highland girls stop Water Valley, 40-32

February 20, 2013

BALLINGER — They may not be state-ranked, but the Highland girls basketball team knows how to take down a top-25 opponent.
When the Lady Hornets got in foul trouble in the second half while trying to protect a lead, they relied on two Ds — defense and a very effective delay game — and clutch free throw shooting to secure a 40-32 victory over No. 16-ranked Water Valley on Tuesday at Ballinger High School.
Highland (29-4) will face Baird in the regional semifinals at Abilene Christian University at 7 p.m. Friday — a team the Lady Hornets defeated 43-28 back in late November.

Hornets fall to Steers

February 20, 2013

BALLINGER — The Highland boys relied largely on their defense to get them into the Class A playoffs this season. It wasn’t enough, however, to overcome an anemic offensive effort in Friday’s bi-district game vs. Robert Lee as the Steers built a first-half lead and held on for a 37-22 victory at Ballinger High School.
District 13-A, D-II runnerup Highland (15-15) held only one lead, 4-3, in the first minute of the second quarter. Yes, 4-3.

Local sports calendar

February 19, 2013

Note: There may be additional basketball playoff games later this week.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
Basketball
PLAYOFFS
Class 1A, Division II girls regional quarterfinal: Highland vs. Water Valley, 6:30 p.m., Ballinger High School.
Class 1A, Division II boys bi-district: High-land vs. Robert Lee, 8 p.m., Ballinger High School.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
Golf
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
TOURNAMENTS
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity will play at Granbury tournament through Saturday, Feb. 23.
Softball

Highland in playoff doubleheader today

February 19, 2013

Highland basketball fans will get a double treat today as both of its teams have Class 1A, Division II playoff games that will be held at Ballinger High School.
Highland’s girls begin the doubleheader by taking on Water Valley at 6:30 p.m. in a regional quarterfinal. Highland advanced by beating Zephyr 48-29 in its area playoff this past Friday. Sierra Allen had 16 points and Hannah Allen 11 to pace the 13-A, Division II champion Lady Hornets, who had a first-round bye.
Highland is 28-4 for the season, while Water Valley, the runnerup in 14-A, Division II, is 25-5 overall.

‘Stangs rip LV to start season

February 19, 2013

Sweetwater got its base-ball season off to a roaring start here Monday, crushing San Angelo Lake View 11-0 in six innings.
The Mustangs were near-ly flawless in the three key areas against Lake View.
Ten different players ac-counted for their 12 hits and the 11 runs came from nine different players. Eight dif-ferent players had an RBI. The pitching held Lake View to one hit, a third-inning two-out single. The Mus-tangs were also errorless in the field.

Experienced ‘Stangs start against L-View

February 18, 2013

Sweetwater High School will field a very experienced baseball team today when the Mustangs open their 2013 season with a 7 p.m. home game against San Angelo Lake View.
The JV team will also begin its season today against Lake View at 5 p.m.
Ten players who earned at least all-district honorable mention in 2012 are back for a Sweetwater team that narrowly missed getting to the playoffs last year.

Weekly sports calendar

February 18, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 18
Baseball
Season openers: Sweetwater JV and var-sity host San Angelo Lake View at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity and JV play Muleshoe at Tahoka at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
Basketball
PLAYOFFS
Class 1A, Division II girls regional quarterfinal: High-land vs. Water Valley, TBA.
Class 1A, Division II boys bi-district: Highland vs. Robert Lee, 8 p.m., Ballinger.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
Golf
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Granbury tournament.
Softball

No. 8 Lady Pirates conquer Sweetwater

February 18, 2013

POST — The good start needed for Sweetwater to stay with the No. 8-ranked girls team in Class 3A failed to materialize on Friday.
Instead, Lubbock Cooper jumped out to a 13-0 lead over the Lady Mustangs be-fore they could score, and the lead ballooned from there as the Lady Pirates beat Sweetwater, 74-37.
So the Lady Mustangs’ best season since 2005 — the last time they got to the playoffs — ends at 21-15.
Lubbock Cooper (30-4) will face Levelland — which upset No. 17 Wylie 42-37 in the nightcap of Friday’s playoff doubleheader — in the regional quarterfinals.

Lady Hornets roll while Hornets get No. 2 district seed

February 18, 2013

Highland was a double winner Friday, as the girls advanced to the Class 1A, Division II regional quarterfinals by beating Zephyr while the boys knocked off Hermleigh for the No. 2 playoff seed in District 13-A, Division II.
The girls, who earned a bye for winning the 13-A title, defeated Zephyr 48-29 in an area playoff at Clyde.
Highland (28-4) was led by Sierra Allen, who had 16 points, and Hannah Allen, who scored 11. With the win, the Lady Hornets will take on Water Valley in the regional quarterfinals this week. The time, date and location of the playoff was not known at press time.

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