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Mustangs use fast start to beat Roby

January 4, 2012

After compiling just a 5-11 record prior to the holiday break, the Sweetwater boys basketball team is starting to pile up some victories.
The Mustangs began 2012 with a dominating 64-39 win at home over Roby on Tuesday, their fourth win the past five games.
The most dominating stretch came near the start of the contest. Sweetwater outscored the Lions 19-3 in the final five minutes of the first quarter to open a 23-7 advantage, and held leads of between 12 and 28 points the rest of the way.

Lady Mustangs romp in their final district tuneup

January 4, 2012

The Sweetwater girls’ up-and-down basketball season is back on the upswing, and it couldn’t come at a better time. A 55-25 blowout win against Roby here Tuesday was the eighth in the past 11 games as the Lady Mus-tangs ended the non-dis-trict portion of their sched-ule with a 14-11 record.
“I think we’ve stepped our game up. Our last three games have been the best games of our season,” said Sweetwater head coach Candice Wyatt, whose team began 2012 with a bang after finishing second at the Breckenridge tournament last week, losing the title game to Tolar by one point.

Highland teams, Roscoe girls win

January 4, 2012

Highland’s teams swept a district doubleheader from Loraine and Roscoe’s girls also won in their final district tuneup on Tuesday.
Highland’s state-ranked girls improved to 15-6 overall, and are 3-1 in District 11-A, Division II after the Lady Hornets’ 63-45 win over Loraine.

This week’s basketball

December 31, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 3
Sweetwater teams host Roby — JV girls and boys at 4 p.m. (both gyms), varsity girls at 5:15 p.m., varsity boys at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams host Eula — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity girls and boys host Loraine starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys host Paint Rock start-ing at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys play at Wall tournament.
Roscoe 8th grade teams host tournament.
Highland junior high teams host Westbrook starting at 6 p.m.

SHS teams go 6-3 at area hoop tourneys

December 31, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s varsity basketball teams did well at their holiday tournaments that were held this past Wednesday through Friday, finishing with a 6-3 overall record.

Finn wins TGCA honor

December 31, 2011

Alicia Finn of Sweetwater has been named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 3A academic all-state team in volleyball.
The academic all-state teams are selected from athletes and members of the support staff who are graduating seniors. Honorees must have an overall grade-point average of 94 or higher for grades 9-11, and must be a varsity participant in good standing and be of good moral character.

Lady Mustangs place 3rd at Ballinger tournament

December 23, 2011

The Sweetwater girls basketball team won third place at Ballinger’s tournament held in early December and the players and coaches posed afternward with their trophy. Sweetwater will resume play at a three-day tournament in Breckenridge this Wednesday through Friday. The Sweetwater boys are at Anson the same three days.

All-tournament players

December 23, 2011

Sweetwater’s Candice Hernandez, left, and Alicia Finn were named to the all-tournament team at Ballinger’s three-day event held earlier this month.

S’water JV hoop results

December 22, 2011

Sweetwater’s JV girls basketball team defeated Colorado City 38-18 on Tuesday to improve their season mark to 11-3, but the JV boys lost 45-26 as they dropped to 11-5.
For the JV girls, Sha-neese Brown and Sydney Vanderbilt scored eight points, Larissa Locklar and Claire Williams six, Mikki Reschman four and Maddie Jones, Taylor McPherson and Karlee Murff two. For the JV boys, Brandon Howell scored seven points while Marquees Jenkins had six, Trey Taylor four, J.P. Poe three and Mike McCoy, Isaiah McGee and Duan-ta Williams two each.

SW hoopsters split vs. C-City

December 21, 2011

Sweetwater’s basketball teams split non-district games with Colorado City on Tuesday, with the girls playing at Mustang Gym and the boys on the road.
The girls improved to 10-9 on Tuesday as they came away with a solid 54-39 victory, but the boys (5-11) fell 47-45. The local teams are off until they play in holiday tournaments at Breckenridge and Anson, respectively, that are sched-uled to begin Dec. 28.

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