Blackwell lost both ends of a District 14-A, Division II basketball doubleheader at Paint Rock on Tuesday.
The Blackwell boys lost to Paint Rock 47-33 in their district opener. Mason Mag-ness paced the Hornets (2-10 overall) with 10 points while Ethan Andrews had nine points, Wade Allen and Jayden Jones six and Ted Chambliss two. Paint Rock led 12-6, 21-15 and 33-20 at the breaks.
After missing the first 11 games of the 2012-13 basketball season due to an injury he suffered at the end of football season, Sweetwaterâ€™s Kaleb Hoover showed little rust in his return Tuesday night against Colorado City.
In fact, last seasonâ€™s district Newcomer of the Year appears ready for the start of 4-3A action which is less than a month away. The 6-1 junior scored a team-high 19 points in leading the Mustangs to a 45-42 victory, completing a doubleheader sweep at Sweetwaterâ€™s gym.
Two Sweetwater High School football players â€” senior defensive lineman Tadeo Canon-Masjoan and senior linebacker Ryan Linebaugh â€” have received honorable mention to the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state team released on Tuesday.
Both Canon-Masjoan and Linebaugh were named to the All-District 4-3A first team that was announced in early December.
Two Sweetwater High School sub-varsity basketball teams kept their unbeaten records intact this past weekend with road wins. Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls are now 13-0 after winning 39-24 at Graham on Satur-day and the freshman boys are 5-0 after winning 37-28 at Bangs on Friday.
Going on the road for the final time before the holi-day break, the Sweetwater girls basketball team got 18 points from Kendra Crosson and led at the end of each quarter as it held off Gra-ham, 37-32, on Saturday.
Crosson got double-figure support from Suede Shirley, who had 11 points to help the Lady Mustangs improve their record to 11-7. The game, originally set for Friday, was moved because Grahamâ€™s football team played in the state semifinals, losing to Gilmer 50-7.
Kelsi Crosson had three points, Kathleen Campbell and Janell Walker two and Taylor McPherson one.
MONDAY, DEC. 17
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Big Spring, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams (except â€˜Bâ€™ boys) host Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams play at Robert Lee starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
Sweetwater girls host Colorado City â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Colorado City â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe landed four of its players on the all-District 7-A, Division II first team that was released this past week, while several other players also earned district recognition.
One of the districtâ€™s top honors went to Roscoe freshman Vincent Pantoja, who shared the districtâ€™s defensive newcomer of the year honor with Hamlinâ€™s Marcos Rojas.
Roscoeâ€™s four District 7-A, Division II first team selections were defensive lineman Landon Jones, cornerback Brant Burnett, utility player Chris Deleon and receiver Shelton Toliver. Deleon, Burnett and Jones are seniors while Toliver is a junior.
BANGS â€” The Sweetwa-ter High School boys bas-ketball team saw a furious fourth-quarter rally come up just short Friday as the Mustangs lost at Bangs, 47-44, despite outscoring their hosts 16-6 in the final eight minutes of play.
Only one Nolan County area varsity basketball team â€” the 14-3 Highland girls â€” won Friday. Sierra Allen had 25 points as Highland beat Hamlin 42-38. Hannah Allen had seven, Schyler Kimbrell six, Sydny Helbert four and Madison Moseley two for the Lady Hornets, who were up 34-23 after three periods and held off a big Hamlin rally in the final quarter at Highland.
In the other girls games on Friday, Roscoe lost to Forsan 36-23 in non-dis-trict while Blackwell was defeated 70-9 by Garden City in a District 14-A, Div-ision II contest.
Roscoeâ€™s JV girls basketball team won second place at Bronteâ€™s tournament on Dec. 8.
Roscoe defeated host team Bronte 29-14 in its first game, advancing the team to the championship against Miles where Roscoe lost by a score of 33-26.
Samantha Ortega scored nine points against Miles and also had 12 points vs. Bronte, while Olivia Rovig had nine against Bronte and Dani Dean six vs. Miles.