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Roscoe track teams excel at Rotan meet

March 29, 2012

Roscoe narrowly missed getting a clean sweep of the team titles Saturday in varsity track competition at Rotan’s Double Moun-tain Relays. Roscoe had 145 points to win the boys division, while the Roscoe girls scored 99 points to finish just one behind first-place Roby’s 100.

Highland and Blackwell boys tracksters at Jayton

March 29, 2012

Highland and Blackwell’s boys track athletes had sev-eral top finishes at Jayton’s Rolling Plains Relays this past week. Girls results were not available at press time today.
Boys results follow:
HIGHLAND
VARSITY BOYS
(20 points)
Triple jump — Ron Covington 6th (36-10 1/4)
800 — Sheldon Hall 2nd (2:11.44)
400 — Sheldon Hall 1st (54.56)
200 — Sheldon Hall 6th (24.93)
BLACKWELL
VARSITY BOYS
(32 points)
Pole vault — Jayden Jones 1st (11-0); Mason Magness 3rd (10-5)
110 hurdles — Mark Monroe 5th (18.95)
100 — Jayden Jones 4th (12.08)
2oo — Jayden Jones 1st (24.04)

District competition starts heating up for SHS squads

March 28, 2012

The all-important district season starts today for the Sweetwater High School girls golf team when it plays the first leg of its tournam-ent at Wylie.
The final two legs of the 54-hole event will be played April 2 at Big Spring and April 9 at Brownwood.
The SHS boys golf team begins district play when it plays the first leg of its tournament Thursday in Snyder. Sweetwater hosts the second leg on April 3, and the final leg will be on April 10 at Wylie.

Mustang golf team is 2nd at Lamesa

March 28, 2012

The Sweetwater High School boys golf team shot 324 on March 21 to tie Levelland for first place at Lamesa’s one-day tournament, but lost a scoreboard playoff and claimed second place. Pictured from left are team mem-bers Guy Bond (94), Mason Andrews (82), Ryan Mercer (80), Dylan Torres (84) and Alex Castillo (78).
Three members of Sweetwater’s team were among the top 10 medalists in the entire tournament with Castillo’s second-place finish being the highest. Mercer placed sixth and Andrews 10th among medalists.

Tickets to banquet honoring Cain are on sale in Abilene

March 28, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet which is scheduled for May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. Among those who will be honored at the dinner and induction ceremony are John Paul Cain of Sweetwater.
Deadlines are April 13 to order a table and April 27 for non-reserved seating. Tables or tickets may be purchased by calling (325) 668-3685. Forms are avail-able at the Big Country Hall of Fame Museum in Abilene or at www.bigcountryhalloffame.org.

Netters win medals at Levelland

March 28, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s varsity tennis team won a number of medals when it competed recently at a tournament in Levelland.
Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses teamed to win first place in mixed doubles, while the girls doubles team of Addisyn Cleck-ler and Jenny Medellin took second place after advancing to the tournament finals.
The boys doubles team of Bryan Vause and Isaiah Hernandez was fourth and Stephen Shipp placed sixth in boys singles, while Teresa Perez-Poe and Kristen Casto were sixth and seventh, re-spectively, in girls singles.

JV Mustangs pick up lopsided wins against Abilene High, Jim Ned

March 28, 2012

Sweetwater’s JV baseball team won against Jim Ned and Abilene High in recent action at Newman Park.
Sweetwater beat Jim Ned 11-3 on March 17 and out-scored Abilene High 16-6 on March 24.
Hayden Reeves went 4-for-4 with a triple, and he and Daven Alvarez scored three runs to pace Sweetwa-ter’s victory over Jim Ned. Also hitting safely were J.P. Poe, Alvarez, Mike McCoy, Sean Norman and Isaiah McGee. Duanta Williams threw a seven-inning complete game with five strikeouts for the win.

Local sports calendar

March 27, 2012

WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 28
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownwood, 6:30 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater girls play first leg of district tournament at Wylie.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and var-sity play at Brownwood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Golf
Sweetwater boys play first leg of district tourna-ment at Snyder.
Tennis
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder tournament.
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys are at Colorado City meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at district meet in Christoval.
Highland and Blackwell junior high teams are at district meet in Roby.
FRIDAY,
MARCH 30

SHS varsity softball team

March 27, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s varsity softball team will resume its season on Wednesday with a 6:30 p.m. game at Brownwood. Members of the team are, top row standing from left, Cierra Knox, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Alicia Finn, Kelsi Crosson, Claire Williams; middle row kneeling, Angela Garza, Maty Montgomery, Kinsey Browning, Keyli Turner; front row seated, Megan Holsey, Jerren Villa, Jackie Carey. Not pictured are player Loni Mendez, head coach Bobby Williams and assistant coach Al Miller.

‘Stangs stun 5A Odessa High to end losing skid

March 26, 2012

It’s not often that a Class 3A team gets the chance to play against a Class 5A team like Odessa High because it is usually such a daunting task to compete well, espec-ially after three straight losses by a combined score of 42-7.
But Sweetwater proved up to the challenge Saturday when it hosted the Broncos and won, 4-2, to snap its three-game skid.
Brandon Howell threw a complete-game win, and he and Greg Aiken each collected a pair of RBI as Sweetwater got back to .500 (7-7-1) for the season with its win over Odessa (8-15) in the non-district game.

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