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Ticket sales to Jan. 10 sports banquet for SHS will end Monday

January 7, 2013

Sweetwater High School will honor its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held 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 introduced and thanked for their support.
A highlight video will be shown at the banquet and the Mustang Booster Club will also have a silent auction during the banquet to support the athletes.

SW, Roscoe athletes receive academic all-state honors from THSCA

January 7, 2013

Six senior football athletes from Sweetwater and two from Roscoe have garnered academic all-state recogni-tion from the Texas High School Coaches Association. The eight athletes are listed:
SWEETWATER:
Alex Garcia: Class 3A, 2nd team
Kyle Lambert: Class 3A, 2nd team
Ryan Linebaugh: Class 3A, 2nd team
Cole Maxwell: Class 3A, 2nd team
Sean Morrow: Class 3A, 2nd team
Nick Nemir: Class 3A, Honorable mention
ROSCOE:
Jose Rangel: Class 1A, Division 2; 1st team
Brant Burnett: Class 1A, Division 2; Honorable mention

Today’s local, area hoops

January 4, 2013

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 girls visit Big Spring to tip off district

January 4, 2013

The start of a new year means the high school bas-ketball season is about to enter the critical stage.
That’s certainly true for Nolan County as girls teams from Sweetwater, Highland and Roscoe all begin district play tonight.
Sweetwater (14-9) plays at Big Spring (11-10) start-ing at 6:15 p.m. It will be the first game of 2013 for the Lady Mustangs, who have been idle since going 2-2 at the Slaton tournament this past weekend.
Sweetwater opened the tournament with victories over Tahoka (52-30) and Petersburg (48-33), but lost to Slaton 49-32 and Whitharral 44-22 in its last two games.

‘Stangs win 6th straight

January 4, 2013

On Thursday, Sweetwa-ter’s Mustangs began 2013 by beating Coahoma for their sixth straight win. And as the final 66-37 score will attest, it wasn’t close.

Hot ‘Stangs to start new year at home

January 3, 2013

Sweetwater’s boys, winners of five straight, will try to stay hot when they start 2013 basketball action by facing Coahoma at 6 p.m. today at Mustang Gym.
The Mustangs (9-7) beat Colorado City 45-42 in their last home game Dec. 18 to start the streak and won all four games at Anson’s hol-iday tournament that ended on Saturday.
Kaleb Hoover scored 16 points, Rhett Torres 13 and Dylan Bennett 11 in Satur-day’s 61-53 victory over Merkel in the title game as Sweetwater got some revenge for a loss to Merkel in early December.

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.

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