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Duo vaults to Austin on opening day of regionals

April 29, 2013

SAN ANGELO — Athletes from Blackwell and High-land claimed the top three spots in the boys pole vault on Friday’s opening day of the Region II-1A, Division II track meet, and all three of them may go to state.
Blackwell’s Jayden Jones, who won the event with a leap of 13 feet, one inch, and Highland’s Michael Hyde — who was second with a leap of 12-9 — are assured of a trip to Austin for the state meet that will be held on May 10-11. However, Blackwell’s Mason Magness may join them after he fin-ished third on Friday with a leap of 12-3.

Mustangs are co-champs

April 29, 2013

The final night of the 2013 regular season Friday was an eventful one for Sweet-water’s baseball team.
It began with hopes for an outright district championship — hopes that were dashed when the Mustangs were defeated 11-5 by Snyder at Sportsman’s Park.
However, Sweetwater still claimed a piece of the Dis-trict 4-3A crown thanks to some help from Big Spring, which won 5-3 over Wylie. But the Bulldogs get the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye after beating Sweetwater in both head-to-head games.

Local sports calendar

April 26, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
Track
Sweetwater qualifiers at Region I-3A meet, Lubbock (Texas Tech University).
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers at Region II-1A, Division II meet at San Angelo (Angelo State University).
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
Baseball
Sweetwater JV will play at Snyder, noon.
Softball
Sweetwater vs. Pecos (Class 3A bi-district one-game playoff), 7 p.m., Frenship High School, Wolfforth.
Tennis
Sweetwater middle school teams play at district meet in Big Spring.
Track

Playoff-bound baseball and softball teams

April 26, 2013

The Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams are in the playoffs the same year for the first time ever.
Baseball players (standing from left) are Ryan Linebaugh, Sean Morrow, Quentin Wetsel, Shawn Campbell, Greg Aiken, Dylan Bennett, Hayden Reeves, Kaleb Hoover, Stephen May, Cole Maxwell, J.P. Poe, Cory Mendez, and Gabriel Melendez.
Softball players (kneeling) are Abby Garcia, Lena Lovelady, Shaneese Brown, Cierra Knox, Jerren Villa, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Keyli Turner, Maty Montgomery, Kelsi Crosson, Alyssa Heredia, Morgan Gomez, Megan Holsey, and Jaya Atkins.

‘Stangs host Tigers; Lady ‘Stangs start playoffs

April 26, 2013

Spring fever is a common thing for many people in late April when the weather begins to stay warmer.
Fans of the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams, though, have another name for it: playoff fever.
Since softball was adopted as a UIL sport, this is the first time for the Lady Mustangs (20-13) and the Mustangs (15-12) to both advance to the playoffs. In fact, in that 17-year span prior to 2013, each of the programs had gone to the playoffs just three times. But that’s all changed.

SW, Pecos to play at Frenship

April 25, 2013

The Class 3A bi-district softball playoff between Sweetwater and Pecos has been moved to another Lubbock-area location.
The teams have agreed to hold their playoff at Frenship High School in Wolfforth at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Sweetwater head coach Tony Heredia.
The location was changed due to a conflict with the field at Lubbock Coronado High School, the original choice. Sweetwater, the District 4-3A runnerup, is in the playoffs for the sec-ond straight year. Pecos was the third-place team from District 3-3A. The winner will advance to the area playoffs to face Pampa.

Regional track to begin Friday

April 25, 2013

A large number of Nolan County high school athletes are traveling either west or south where they will com-pete in regional track meets that get started on Friday.
Sweetwater’s athletes will be at the Region I-3A meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, while athletes in Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland will all travel to San Angelo where they will be competing in the Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State University.
Roscoe will be sending the largest contingent among the four county high schools, with 20 athletes — 11 boys and nine girls — ex-pected to be in San Angelo.

Highland regional boys qualifiers

April 25, 2013

Highland boys competing at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet on Friday and Saturday at Angelo State University are, from left, Sheldon Hall, Michael Hyde and Jacob Richburg.
Hall will be competing in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run; Hyde will be competing in the pole vault; and Richburg will compete in the high jump.
In addition to qualifying in track, Hyde was a regional medalist qualifier in golf.

Blackwell record setters

April 25, 2013

Pictured are Stephanie Metcalf and Jayden Jones of Blackwell, who earlier this spring broke school records that had been held for many years.
Metcalf ran the girls 100-meter dash in 13.18 seconds to break the 35-year-old school record of 13.23 seconds held by Marcy Messick. Meanwhile, Jones ran the boys 100-meter dash in 11.05 seconds, also setting a record and breaking the 17-year-old mark of 11.14 seconds set by Nathan Hayes.

SW-Pecos playoff is being moved

April 24, 2013

At press time, the Class 3A softball playoff between Sweetwater and Pecos on Saturday was in the process of being moved to another location in Lubbock. If the change is made today, it will be announced on the Sweet-water Reporter web site.

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