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D’backs celebrate after District 5 win

June 8, 2012

Sweetwater’s Major League D’backs are celebrating after defeating the Snyder Braves 9-7 at their District 5 tournament this week. The team also beat the Jim Ned Rangers in their next game to reach the quarterfinals before losing to Abilene Dixie’s Mets, 5-4, at Abilene Northern on Thursday.
Shown is Sweetwater’s Kobe Clark being congratulated after a home run. Despite losing to Dixie, the D’backs are in the tournament semifinals after being chosen as the Major League’s wild card team. They will play again against Wylie’s Rangers at 8 p.m. today at Abilene Northern.

Major League Astros

June 6, 2012

The Astros were the first place team in the Major League and are playing in a District 5 Little League tournament this week. Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Sammy Alvarez and Johnny Castereno; standing, Justen Gomez, Christopher Thompson, Carson Brownlow, Keevin Houston, Tyler Rea, Justin Castereno; kneeling, Josh Huckabee, Isak Alvarez, Nick Figueroa, Jose Sanchez, Marcus Meneses and Aaron Thompson. Not pictured is coach Mark Meneses.

Major League D’backs

June 6, 2012

The D’backs were the second place team in the Major League and are playing in a District 5 Little League tournament this week. Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Arthur Arzate, Joe Hall and Randy Melendez; standing, Cameron Stev-enson, Andrew Gerold, Luke Williams, Andrew Melendez, Keagan Marti-nez, Matthew Hernandez; kneeling, Jakobee All-red, Cameron Lujan, Dalton Woofter, Tristan Longoria, Kobe Clark and Landon Hartkopf.

Mr. Mustang

June 5, 2012

Sam Nemir was recently chosen Mr. Mustang by the Sweetwater High School student body. Nemir, a just-graduated senior from SHS, was an all-district performer in football and also competed in powerlifting, where he was a state qualifier the past two years, and track.
Nemir is the son of Gordon Nemir and Marina Nemir of Sweetwater. He will be a student at Hardin-Simmons University and continue his football career there starting in August.

Minor League RiverDogs

June 2, 2012

The RiverDogs were the second place team in the Minor League and will play the Snyder Cubs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wylie’s field to begin their District 5 tournament. Pictured standing from left, coach Albert Martinez, Sam Spaulding, Brett Buckner, Junior Martinez, Mar-quees Jones, Noah Gon-zales, Joshua Stegge, coach Kelly Andrus; and kneeling, Talon Raley, Joshua Reeves, Zachariah Garza, Jesse Morales, Isaiah Pena, Max Berry.
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Local teams end season at district L-League tourneys

June 2, 2012

Six Sweetwater teams end their season at area District 5 Little League tournaments starting Monday.
The Dodgers, who won the Minor League for ages 9-10, play Wylie No. 3 at 8 p.m. Monday at Abilene Dixie while the RiverDogs, the Minor League runner-ups, play the Snyder Cubs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wylie.
Sweetwater’s two repres-entatives for Major League (11-12) were to be decided on Friday. The No. 1 team plays Abilene Southern’s Yankees at 8 p.m. Monday at Snyder. The No. 2 team plays Snyder’s Braves with their first game slated to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Snyder.

Camps schedule

June 2, 2012

Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp: June 4-7 at Sweetwater Middle School gym for students completing grades 2-8. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $35 which includes T-shirt.

Six locals to be in FCA all-star games Saturday

June 1, 2012

Six just-graduated senior students from Nolan County high schools have been chosen to participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes games that will be played Saturday, June 2 in Abilene.
Taylor Jones and Sam Nemir of Sweetwater and Corey Hatcher of Roscoe will play for the North team at the FCA Myrle Greathouse All-Star Classic football game that kicks off at 7 p.m. at Shotwell Stadium.
Roscoe’s Jacinda Morales, meanwhile, has been chosen to play for the North team at the FCA girls basketball game that tips off at noon Saturday at ACU’s Moody Coliseum.

SHS golfers honored for outstanding play

May 25, 2012

Sweetwater High School golfers were honored at a recent banquet for their outstanding play during the spring season.
Pictured (from left) are Amy Witt, who was honorable mention all-district; Molly Fincher, who was honorable mention all-district; Rachel Hunt, who was a regional qualifier; Hayley Stewart, who was a regional qualifier; Elise Lawrence, who was all-district; Alex Gomez, who was all-district; Alex Castillo, who was all-district and a regional qualifier; Mason Andrews, who was honorable mention all-district; and Ryan Mercer, who was all-district.

Bennett receives all-district honorable mention

May 24, 2012

Dylan Bennett of Sweetwater has received all-district honorable mention in baseball. His honor was inadvertently left out of a story about Sweetwater’s all-district players that ran in Tuesday’s paper. Bennett was Sweetwater’s starting shortstop as a sophomore in his first year on varsity. He was one of five players to earn honorable mention along with Gabe Medellin, Shawn Campbell, Stephen May and Cole Maxwell. Sean Morrow, Greg Aiken, Willie Norman and James Clift were first team all-district picks for Sweetwater.

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