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Winning smiles

January 2, 2013

Pictured here from left are Zach Welch, David Welch, Jake Welch and Michael Welch at Prestonwood Stadium in Plano where Jake’s football team, the Chargers, recently won the sixth grade championship while being coached by Michael, his father and a former Sweeetwater High School and Baylor University star athlete.
Zach was the quarterback for his Shadowridge team that finished as the eighth grade runnerup in the Lewisville ISD.
David and his wife Judy, not pictured, still live in Sweetwater and are the parents of Michael Welch and the grandparents of Zach and Jake Welch.

This week’s basketball

December 31, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 1
Highland varsity girls and boys at Newcastle starting at 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
Sweetwater boys will host Coahoma — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring (district openers) — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Hermleigh (district openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Westbrook (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity boys host Paint Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.

SW boys win Anson tourney

December 31, 2012

Kaleb Hoover scored 16 points, Rhett Torres 13 and Dylan Bennett 11 as Sweet-water won the championship of Anson’s tournament by defeating Merkel 61-53 on Saturday.
Sweetwater (9-7) finished 4-0 at the tournament and has won its last five games overall. The Mustangs, who host Coahoma on Thursday, placed both Hoover and Bennett on the all-tournament team while avenging a 13-point loss to Merkel in early December.

Ex-SW star wins a state title as coach

December 31, 2012

Patrick Goodman is now part of an elite club.
Twenty-seven years after helping Sweetwater High School win a Class 4A football state championship in 1985 as a player, Goodman — now an assistant coach at Navasota — was part of another state title celebration on Dec. 21 when the Rattlers defeated Gilmer, 39-3, at Arlington’s Cowboys Stadium to win the Class 3A Division II championship.

Lady Mustangs off to 2-1 start at Slaton

December 31, 2012

SLATON — The Sweetwater girls basketball team picked up pool-play wins over Tahoka and Petersburg on the first two days of action before suffering their first loss Friday when they fell to host Slaton, 49-32, at the West Texas Invitational Tournament.
On Thursday, Sweetwater (14-8) opened play by defeating Tahoka 52-30.

‘Stangs get 3 wins at Anson tourney

December 31, 2012

ANSON — After enjoying a nine-day holiday break, the Sweetwater boys basketball team won its first three games at Anson’s three-day tournament to move over .500 for the season.
Sweetwater (8-7) opened the tournament on Thursday by getting pool-play wins over Roby (59-36) and Sey-mour (45-38) before completing pool play on Friday when the Mustangs topped Christoval, 56-49.
Sweetwater was to play Merkel, the other pool-play winner, on Saturday to end the tournament.

This week’s basketball

December 31, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 1
Highland varsity girls and boys at Newcastle starting at 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
Sweetwater boys will host Coahoma — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring (district openers) — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Hermleigh (district openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Westbrook (district opener), 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity boys host Paint Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.

SHS fall banquet Jan. 10

December 26, 2012

Sweetwater High School will honor its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 6 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
Athletes in football, cross country and volleyball will be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Also, Sweetwater’s cheerleaders and trainers will be intro-duced and thanked for their support. A highlight video will be shown. The Mustang Booster Club will also have a silent auction to support the athletes. Tickets are $12 and available until Monday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the high school fieldhouse, and will not be sold at the door.

SMS girls basketball results

December 26, 2012

DEC. 17 — VS. BIG SPRING
7th grade Red 23,
Big Spring 14
Sweetwater individual scoring: Texas Williams 11, Jessica Poe 6, Angela Blueford 2, Sonora Medellin 2, Eva Ornelas 2.
Big Spring 16,
7th grade White 3
Sweetwater individual scoring: Latimer Burnett 2, Dharma Hernan-dez 1.
8th grade Red 21,
Big Spring 10
Sweetwater individual scoring: Kensi Chowning 12, Stephanie Castillo 4, Maddie Berry 3, Davina Walker 2.
Big Spring 20,
8th grade White 11
Sweetwater individual scoring: Amber Smith 7, Sonya Sanchez 2, Danielle Vega 2.
DEC. 13 — AT WYLIE
Wylie 32, 7th grade Red 12

TSMCA all-region — Blackwell, Highland players honored

December 24, 2012

A total of nine Nolan County football athletes have been given all-region honors from the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association.
Blackwell’s Jayden Jones was named to the all-region Division II, Region II first team as both a running back and a linebacker. Blackwell’s Mason Magness and Ted Chambliss made the second team at cornerback and safety, respectively while Cody Shamblin, Mark Monroe and Franck Cano received all-region honorable mention.

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