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Football camp is held at Mustang Bowl

July 29, 2013

Sixty-three students who are entering grades 3-9 were present at Mustang Bowl last week to participate in a Mustang Football Camp.
Members of the Mustang coaching staff led this year’s camp. They emphasized skills and drills with punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions for the students.

Volleyball camp held at SMS

July 29, 2013

A volleyball camp for students who have completed grades 3-8 was held this past week. A total of 31 girls attended the camp at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.

8-under team 2nd at tourney

July 26, 2013

The 8-and-under West Texas Stampede girls softball team from Sweetwater went to the Abilene Summer Slam Tournament held July 20-21 and compiled a 5-2 record at the round-robin event for a second-place finish.
On the front row from left are Bethanee Rodriguez, Marissa Garcia, Halle Martinez, Samaria Sarabia, Hanna Vera, Kaidy Ornelas, La’Vona Sarabia; middle row, Hadyn Rotan, Jaylan Deleon, Sara Vera, Gracie Rawlings; back row, coaches Daniel Rodriguez, Harry Rotan and Israel Vera.
Not pictured are player Aubrey Galindo and coach Errbey Galindo.

McCoy plans 'Skins tryout

July 25, 2013

Ten years ago at the age of 30, Tarran McCoy of Sweetwater left his home-town for the Washington Redskins’ training camp in Landover, Md. to try out for a job, and survived the first cut before being let go about a month before the start of the regular season.
A decade later at age 40 — an age when NFL players are usually well into their next careers — he is ready to try again.

Banyard hopes to stay a Viking

July 25, 2013

After spending time with three different NFL teams a year ago, former Sweetwater High School football star Joseph Banyard is hoping to find a home this season with the Minnesota Vikings.
Banyard is scheduled to report to the Vikings’ training camp today, which will be at Minnesota State University in Mankato, and begins practicing Friday. He hopes to still be around after the Vikings’ current 90-man roster is cut to the 53-player limit for the team’s season opener on Sept. 8.

Students attend Mustang golf camp

July 19, 2013

A Mustang Golf Camp took place this past week at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 6 and up. Instructors were Sarah Cumbie and Ashley Timm. Shown above are golf camp participants (top row, from left to right) Jenna Watson, Crae Chapman, Devon Ford, Caleb Reid, (bottom row, from left to right) Matti Humphreys, Sully Templeton, Morgan Turnbow and Seth Davis. Awards were announced at the camp.

Volleyball coaches at SHS announce two-a-day schedule

July 19, 2013

Sweetwater High School volleyball coaches have released the Lady Mustangs' two-a-day workout schedule for the 2013 season.
Practices at the SHS gym will begin on Aug. 5, just one week before the season opens with a match at Grape Creek on Aug. 12. Scrimmages will be at San Angelo Central on Aug. 9 and at Frenship on Aug. 10. There are just three home matches — on Aug. 15 vs. Abilene Cooper, on Sept. 10 vs. Lamesa and on Sept. 24 vs. Levelland — before district play starts Sept. 28, when the Lady Mustangs go to Monahans.
Here is the workout schedule through Aug. 8:
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Mobley releases football two-a-day workout schedule

July 19, 2013

Sweetwater High School head football coach Shane Mobley has released the Mustangs' two-a-day workout schedule for the 2013 season.
Workouts at the SHS practice field begin on Aug. 5 with all players in shorts. The first day to work out in pads will be Friday, Aug. 9.
Sweetwater's first scrimmage will be held Aug. 16 at Wichita Falls Hirschi, followed by the team's final scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 22 vs. San Angelo Lake View at Mustang Bowl. After the scrimmage, fans are urged to remain in order to "Meet the Mustangs."

The Old Coach Friday Night Football Texas preseason rankings

July 15, 2013

Enrollment numbers for teams are in parentheses. The top four teams from each Class 3A district qualify for the playoffs; the two largest enrollments go to the Division I bracket and the two smaller schools go to Division II. In Class 1A, the top three teams in each district in both divisions — built off enrollment figures determined before the season — make the playoffs.
DISTRICT 4-3A
1. Abilene Wylie (927)
2. Monahans (556)
3. Sweetwater (548)
4. Snyder (710)
5. Mid. Greenwood (494)
6. Big Spring (982)
DISTRICT 7-1A, DIV. II
1. Albany (142.5)
2. Hamlin (142)

Kids fishing tourney July 20

July 15, 2013

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and Sweetwater Lake & Marina will be holding a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 20 for children ages 3-16.
The fishing tournament will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Lake Sweetwater boat ramp, with lunch and prizes to follow.
Participants can pre-register for the event at the Sweetwater Lake & Marina or register on the morning of the tournament.
For more information and entry fee prices, interested persons should call (325) 235-1223.

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