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Mustangs end playoff drought, grab outright lead with 10-5 win

April 17, 2013

MONAHANS — For the first time since 2004, Sweetwater’s baseball team is in the Class 3A playoffs.
But wait, there’s more.
After Tuesday’s 10-5 win at Monahans — coupled with Snyder’s 7-4 victory over Wylie — the Mustangs find themselves all alone atop District 4-3A.
But it took a late rally for Sweetwater (7-1) to defeat Monahans, which had taken a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth and was just three outs from an upset victory.

Local sports calendar

April 17, 2013

Schedules are
subject to change
WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 17
Track
Blackwell will host area meet (Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers will be at this meet) starting at 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Track
Sweetwater qualifiers will be competing at area meet in Pecos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Baseball
Sweetwater JV will host Abilene Wylie, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Wylie at 1 and 3 p.m., respectively.

Lady Mustangs rally, but lose on walk-off hit in the 7th

April 17, 2013

MONAHANS — Sweet-water’s softball team came into Monahans on Friday having clinched a playoff berth, but still with a chance to claim at least a share of the District 4-3A title.
And after rallying from an early four-run deficit to tie the game at 4-4, the Lady Mustangs’ dream was still alive. But missed opportunities to take the lead led to a disappointing finish, as Monahans scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a walk-off single to claim a 5-4 victory.

SMS tennis tourney results

April 17, 2013

Here are results from the Sweetwater Middle School tennis tournament:
Draw A girls doubles
Gisela Solano and Serena Flores won their first match before losing to the eventual tournament runnerup.
Draw A boys singles
Blake Armstrong was eliminated in the semifinals of the consolation bracket; Ty Casto reached the semifinals of the winners bracket before losing to the eventual tournament champion.
Draw B boys singles
Josh Browning lost his first match, but won his next three to take the consolation medal.
Draw A girls singles

District 4-3A standings

April 17, 2013

DISTRICT 4-3A BASEBALL
Sweetwater 7-1
Wylie 6-2
Big Spring 4-4
Snyder 4-4
Greenwood 2-6
Monahans 1-7
Tuesday’s results
Sweetwater 10, Monahans 5; Greenwood 5, Big Spring 2; Snyder 7, Wylie 4.
DISTRICT 4-3A
SOFTBALL
Snyder 8-1
Sweetwater 6-3
Big Spring 4-5
Greenwood 4-5
Monahans 3-6
Wylie 2-7
Tuesday’s results
Monahans 5, Sweetwater 4; Greenwood 2, Big Spring 1; Snyder 11, Wylie 2.

Blackwell will host area meet on Wednesday

April 16, 2013

Blackwell High School will host an area track meet for both District 13-1A and 14-1A Wednesday.
Blackwell competes in District 14-1A while Roscoe and Highland are both in District 13-1A. The top four finishers in each event at last week’s district meets advanced to the area meet, where the top four finishers in each event Wednesday will advance to the Region II-1A, Division II meet to be held April 26-27 at Angelo State University.
Here are Blackwell individual results from the District 14-1A track meet which it also hosted this past Thursday:
GIRLS
*Area qualifier

‘Stangs can clinch berth at Monahans

April 16, 2013

Sweetwater High School’s baseball team last made the playoffs in 2004. With a win tonight at Monahans — or a Snyder loss to district co-leader Wylie — the Mus-tangs will clinch a berth.
Sweetwater (6-1 district, 14-11 overall) is currently tied with Wylie for the district lead with three games left. The Mustangs have won their last three contests heading into today’s game at Monahans (1-6) since losing to Wylie on March 28, and also won its first game with Monahans 11-1 on March 26 in Sweetwater. Wylie and Sweetwater are two games ahead of Big Spring (4-3), with Snyder sitting at 3-4.

JV track boys rack up points at district meet

April 16, 2013

Sweetwater High School’s junior varsity boys track team scored 145 points at last week’s district meet to finish just two points out of first place. Individual winners were Deshaun Williams in the long jump, Marquees Jenkins in the 200, Mark Lawrence in the 800, Max Nemir in the 300 hurdles and Kaegan Jeffrey in the discus. Lawrence, Nemir, Jenkins and Max Gomez ran on the first-place 400 relay and Williams, Jenkins, Gomez and Austin Kamer on the 800 relay, while Jenkins, Gomez, Williams and Nemir were on the 400 relay that placed second.

Nemir to compete in four events on Friday

April 16, 2013

Sweetwater High School will be sending several athletes to Pecos this Friday for the area track meet, with the top four in each event advancing to the regional meet in Lubbock.
Sweetwater senior Nick Nemir will be in four events — the long jump, 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and the 400-meter relay.
Nemir was third in the first three events at the district meet and the relay he ran on placed fourth. A story in last Friday’s paper incorrectly said that Nemir placed fifth in the long jump and would not advance to the area meet in that event.

Fourth-inning action

April 15, 2013

Greg Aiken of Sweetwater takes a lead off first base after his fourth-inning single Friday against Big Spring. Aiken’s hit started a five-run inning that rallied the Mustangs from a 3-1 deficit to an 8-4 win which kept Sweetwater tied for first place in District 4-3A with Wylie. The Mustangs will play at Monahans on Tuesday.

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