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Ex-SW star helps Saints beat Texans

August 27, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — For-mer Sweetwater High School and University of Texas-El Paso standout Joseph Banyard rushed for 25 yards on seven carries in the New Orleans Saints’ 34-27 exhibition win over the Houston Texans on Saturday night.

Weekly Sports Calendar

August 27, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 28
Volleyball
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams vs. Breckenridge|Graham at Graham at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30
Cross Country
Sweetwater runners at season-opening meet in Christoval.
Football
Varsity
Season Openers
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic: Roscoe varsity vs. DeLeon, 7:30 p.m.
Sub-varsity
Sweetwater freshmen at Eastland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at East-land, 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV hosts Gar-den City, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV at West-brook, 7 p.m.
Volleyball

Mustangs at L-View for their final tuneup

August 24, 2012

With just a week left until the season opener against Eastland on Aug. 31 at the Sammy Baugh Classic, Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley is hop-ing to get a good evaluation of his team in today’s final scrimmage against San Angelo Lake View at the Chiefs’ stadium.
Though it will be played primarily under a controlled format, the scrimmage — which begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. after the freshman and JV teams scrimmage at 5 — will more closely resemble what fans can expect to see once the season begins.

Blackwell scrimmage action

August 24, 2012

Blackwell’s Mark Monroe, left, wraps up a Hermleigh player as Mason Magness (right) tries to lend assistance during the teams’ scrimmage this past week. The Hornets will host Veribest and Loop in their final scrimmage today.

Spikers are at S-Angelo tourney after dropping match at Seminole

August 24, 2012

The Sweetwater High School volleyball team began action at the Nita Vannoy Memorial Tourna-ment in San Angelo today after losing at Seminole in its most recent match this past Tuesday.
Sweetwater comes into the two-day tournament with a 6-5 overall record after falling to Seminole in four highly-competitive games Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs — who had also lost to Seminole in four games when the teams met in Sweetwater a week earlier — won the first game 25-19, but Seminole came back to win the last three games by nail-biting scores 25-23, 25-23 and 25-22 in claiming the match.

New Sweetwater coaches introduced

August 22, 2012

Giles Montgomery (second from left), Chad Copeland, Zach Harrell and Tony Cortez were among the new football coaches in Sweetwater who were introduced during “Meet the Mustangs” Saturday at the high school gym.

Lady Stangs back on road after placing 2nd at Canyon

August 21, 2012

The Sweetwater varsity volleyball team’s extended road swing — which contin-ues today at Seminole with a dual match against both Frenship and Seminole — has been productive so far.
The Lady Mustangs are 6-4 overall after defeating 5A Abilene Cooper 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 in Abilene on Thursday and then placing second in the Silver Bracket of Canyon Randall’s two-day tournament.

Freshmen win Sweetwater volleyball tournament

August 21, 2012

Sweetwater’s freshman volleyball team went 4-0 to win the Sweetwater tourn-ament. Sweetwater defeated Southwest Christian 25-17, 25-15; Snyder 26-24, 20-25, 25-16; Big Spring 17-25, 25-12, 25-23; and Post 25-10, 25-13 in claiming the championship.

Sweetwater offense looks sharp before weather hits

August 20, 2012

Shane Mobley didn’t get to see as much of his team as he had hoped due to lightning and rain that halted Sweetwater’s season-opening scrimmage against Wichita Falls Hirschi after 55 minutes here Saturday.
But the new Sweetwater head football coach still saw some encouraging signs when the Mustangs were on the field, especially on the offensive side of the ball.

Banyard plays 3rd exhibition contest

August 20, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — Ex-Sweetwater High and University of Texas-El Paso star Joseph Banyard, now with the New Orleans Saints, played in his third exhibition game Friday as the Saints lost to the Jack-sonville Jaguars 27-24.
Banyard, who recently signed a three-year con-tract with the Saints as a rookie free agent, finished the game with 6 yards rushing on two carries and also caught two passes for 17 yards. It was the first time Banyard had not led the team in rushing during exhibition play. Banyard has rushed for 51 yards on 14 carries and also caught four passes for 20 yards in three games.

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