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Volleyball camps set

May 12, 2014

Two All-American Vol-leyball Camps will be held in Sweetwater in June.
A camp for students entering grades 6-8 will be held June 16-17 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. both days at the Sweetwater Middle School gym. The cost is $55 per player and due by Thursday, May 15. Please send registration forms and full payment to Reneigh Meneses, P.O. Box 862, Sweetwater, TX 79556. Persons may call her at (325) 338-8606. Make checks payable to Sweetwater Summer VB.

Several Roscoe athletes honored at recent banquet

May 12, 2014

These Roscoe Collegiate High School athletes were given top honors on May 2 at a banquet held in the school cafetorium.
Plowgirls of the Year — Eva Aguayo, basketball; Eva Aguayo, Sunshine Tala-mantez, Whitney Williams and Lyndi Wilkinson, track; Alejandra Solis, cross country; Ashley Lara, powerlift-ing.
Plowboys of the Year — Shelton Toliver, football; Jesus Leanos, basketball and track; Braiden Moore, cross country; Ray Bohall, powerlifting.
Charles and Verla Ratliff Spirit Award — Whitney Williams.
Clyde Jay Memorial Scholarships — Eva Aguayo and Jesus Leanos.

Roscoe hoop camps slated

May 12, 2014

Roscoe will have four basketball camps in June.
Camps for girls and boys entering grades 6-9 next year will be held June 2-4 from 6-9 p.m. at the high school and junior high gyms. Registration is at the door and the cost is $30.
Camps for girls and boys entering grades 1-5 next year will be held June 16-18 from 6-8 p.m. at the high school and junior high gyms. Registration is at the door and the cost is $25.
Both camps will include games, fundamental skills, awards and a T-shirt. For questions, interested persons should contact coach Kelly Jo Sexton at

Mustangs visit Cooper to start the next round

May 9, 2014

The Sweetwater baseball team reached two of its goals by beating Pecos twice this past weekend in the Class 3A bi-district playoffs.
The two victories gave the Mustangs (20-9) their first 20-win season since 2004. It also marked just the seventh time Sweetwater had won a playoff series since 1988, and gave the team back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-March. Sweetwater was just 3-6 in that time before breaking loose against Pecos, scoring 21 runs in its two victories.

Going to Austin

May 8, 2014

Sweetwater was shut out in Class 3A, but Nolan County will still have plenty of athletes competing in the Class 1A, Division II portion of the UIL state track meet in Austin this weekend.
Roscoe (9), Highland (4) and Blackwell (2) are sending a total of 15 athletes — plus a few relay alternates — to Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus, and many of them could bring home a top-three state medal.
All but one of the athletes competes Saturday. On Fri-day, Blackwell’s Matthew Lowry competes in the boys high jump at 2:30 p.m.

Blackwell’s Jones will soon soar at ACU

May 7, 2014

Blackwell’s Jayden Jones has made some big jumps since he took up pole vaulting as an eighth grader.
Not only is he the school’s record holder in the event, but Jones will be defending his title at the Class 1A, Division II state track meet in Austin’s Mike A. Myers Stadium on Saturday.
Jones, a senior, had a terrific 2013 debut when he soared 13 feet, 6 inches — nine inches higher than his nearest competitor — last year in his first appearance at the state meet. However, he exceeded that by clearing 13-9 at the regional meet in San Angelo to earn a second trip to Austin.

Bi-district baseball champions

May 6, 2014

The Sweetwater High School baseball team posed with its bi-district championship trophy after defeating Pecos on Saturday.
Standing from left, Dylan Bennett, Tyler Beasley, Quentin Wetsel, Greg Aiken, Kaleb Hoover, Hayden Reeves, James Clift, Ty Crain, Hunter Mobley; kneeling, Hardy Escobar; seated, Jordan McGee, Cory Mendez, Scott Warner, Stephen May, Johnathan Browning, J.P. Poe, Michael Lawrence.

Mustangs slam Eagles for sweep

May 5, 2014

DENVER CITY — They scored 21 runs in two games, answered every challenge Pecos threw their way and even belted their first home run of the season — a grand slam. And the pitching and defense, while not always rock-solid, were there when they had to be as well.
It all added up to a two-game sweep Saturday for Sweetwater, as the Mus-tangs completed a two-game sweep of Pecos with a 13-7 win in the teams’ best-of-3 Class 3A bi-district playoff.

Mustangs fight back, top Eagles in Game 1

May 5, 2014

DENVER CITY — A third inning that saw Sweetwa-ter’s ace pitcher, J.P. Poe, allow four runs and six hits in the team’s Class 3A bi-district series opener with Pecos was only a blip.
Sweetwater quickly tied it 4-4 by scoring four runs in the bottom of the inning on Friday. It didn’t stop there, as the Mustangs continued the assault by scoring four more runs over the next three innings. Poe, mean-while, regained his form en route to an 8-4 victory,
The decisive comeback meant that Sweetwater (19-9) needed just one more win on Saturday to advance to the area playoffs.

State qualifier times, distances

May 5, 2014

Here are the qualifying times and distances for the Nolan County athletes at the state track meet to be held May 9-10 at Austin and where they rank among the nine state qualifiers in their respective events:
100-meter hurdles
Beth Richburg, Highland, 15.54 (1st)
800-meter relay
+Roscoe 1:51.76 (4th)
(Lyndi Wilkinson, Whit-ney Williams, Sunshine Tal-amantez, Eva Aguayo)
300-meter hurdles
Beth Richburg, Highland, 50.10 (2nd)
+Hannah Allen, High-land, 50.66 (5th)
1600-meter relay
Roscoe 4:18.85 (2nd)

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