Six Sweetwater players today earned Class 3A all-Big Country football recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Of the six Mustangs who were honored, three made the first team â€” Mateo Gonzales on the defensive line and Dylon Adames and Malcolm Jackson on the offensive line.
Nick Nemir made the second team as a defensive back. His older brother Sam Nemir (linebacker) and Taylor Jones (quarterback) got all-Big Country honorable mention on the Class 3A team.
Four Roscoe players on Tuesday earned Class 1A all-Big Country football recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Three Plowboys made the second team â€” Luke Rovig at defensive back and punter, Devon Free-man on the offensive line and Eric Padilla at place-kicker. Padilla at linebacker and offensive lineman Corey Hatcher received all-Big Country honorable mention.
Rovig, a 5-5, 138-pound sophomore, had 65 tackles, 10 pass breakups and three fumble recoveries as a defensive back and also punted for a 28.4 average on 36 kicks. Padilla, a 5-9, 165-pound senior, was 5-for-5 on PATs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity teams captured three wins in high school basketball action Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity and freshman girls beat Snyder by scores of 41-38 and 37-25, respectively, in their district openers played at Snyder.
The Sweetwater junior varsity and freshman boys played at San Angelo Lake View in their final non-district outings. The freshman boys won 52-49, but the JV boys lost 52-47.
WATER VALLEY â€” Both of Blackwelllâ€™s basketball teams lost to Water Valley on Tuesday.
The Blackwell girls (1-5 in district) lost 58-20. Reccie Roland had five, Stephanie Metcalf four, Shelby Alley three and Amanda Bullard, Leo Castelo, Summer Mull and Mireya Sanchez two.
The Blackwell boys (0-4 district) lost 80-22. Jayden Jones had 14 points and Wade Allen and Mason Magness four.
SNYDER â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s District 5-3A girls opener at Snyder got off to a rough start on Tuesday, as the host Lady Tigers jumped out to a 21-13 lead after one quarter and never looked back en route to a 56-47 win.
Roscoeâ€™s teams had their first district doubleheader of the high school basket-ball season Tuesday, but Haskell came away with victories in both games.
Haskell won the girls game 37-25, then ended the night with a 63-29 victory in the boys contest.
Lynnsi Moses led Ros-coeâ€™s girls (0-2) with a team-high 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Jacinda Morales had seven points and four steals, while Sara Kingston scored four points and Torrey Willman had three.
SAN ANGELO â€” The Sweetwater boys basket-ball team got a great in-dividual scoring effort from Kaleb Hoover in its final non-district game on Tuesday as the 6-2 sophomore torched San Angelo Lake View for 28 points. But he was vir-tually a one-man crew, as the Mustangs came away with a 44-29 loss.
Sweetwater (9-14) was able to stay close until Lake View (7-14) pulled away down the stretch after leading the Mustangs by just three points near the end of the third period.
Highlandâ€™s Tyler Falcon has been named as a second team linebacker on the Six-Man All-Big Country foot-ball team by the Abilene Reporter-News and also received honorable mention as a running back.
Falcon had 76 solo tackles with 20 assists, 12 tackles for a loss and seven sacks, and also forced four fumbles and recovered one.
SHS hoopsters try to keep the wins coming
MONDAY, JAN. 9
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls at Brownwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Haskell starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams play at Trent starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Paint Rock starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10
Sweetwater girls at Snyder (district openers) â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at San Angelo Lake View â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m. Note: fresh-man game will be at San Angeloâ€™s Lincoln Junior High.