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Here’s hoping 2012 brings more success

November 3, 2011

There is always excite-ment and hope that good things will happen when the high school football season rolls around in August, and in that sense, at least, 2012 has been like any other year. This time around, there was hope that Nolan County’s four teams would all exceed the expectations — in this case, the lack of expecta-tions — of the so-called ex-perts. However, it hasn’t happened. In fact, victories have been hard to come all year while the losses have piled up. Only Sweetwater (4-6) has won more than twice.

Local Sports Calendar

November 2, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 3
Football
Sweetwater JV White and Red have open dates (seasons completed).
Roscoe junior high hosts Rotan 8th grade, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Rotan JV, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high at Hermleigh, 6 p.m.
Highland JV has an open date.
Blackwell junior high at Panther Creek, 6 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4
Football
Sweetwater varsity has open date (season is completed).
Roscoe varsity at Rotan, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Panther Creek, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
Basketball

Football player of the week

November 2, 2011

Luis Gaxiola has been named as the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Gaxiola, a 6-0, 170-pound junior defensive end, had nine solo tackles, including one for a loss, plus one sack and one quarterback pressure, and also assisted on five tackles in Sweetwater’s 27-14 loss to Brownwood.

Final 2011 Mustang football stats

November 2, 2011

TEAM OFFENSE
First Downs — 169; Rushes-yards — 406-1709; Passing yards — 1115; Total yards — 2824 (282.4 avg.); Passing — 89-165-11; Fumbles-Lost — 25-11; Penalties-Yards — 70-549; Points scored — 187 (18.7 avg.).
TEAM DEFENSE
First Downs — 136; Rushes-yards — 315-1535; Passing yards — 1194; Total yards — 2729 (272.9 avg.); Passing — 99-191-7; Fumbles-Lost 15-3; Penalties-Yards — 71-597; Points allowed — 203 (20.3 avg.).
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Rushing

District CC results

November 2, 2011

SWEETWATER HS GIRLS
At Snyder
Individual results
20. Maddie Howard 14:36
22. Morgan Browning 15:28
SWEETWATER HS BOYS
At Snyder
Individual results
18. Colton Scott 21:34
HIGHLAND HS GIRLS
(VARSITY)
At Blackwell
Individual results
2. Sierra Allen 13:29.06
3. Lora Stewart 13:32.94
4. Madison Moseley 13.34.62
7. Beth Richburg 14:02.97
9. Sabrina Romero 14:11.47
11. Taylor Hammond 14:12.43
31. Megan Thompson 16:29.12
Team results
1. Score of 24 (1:08.51)
BLACKWELL HS GIRLS
(VARSITY)
At Blackwell
Individual results
26. April Cole 16:10
39. Bailey McGlothlin 16:43.78

Local Sports Calendar

November 1, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 1
Basketball
Sweetwater girls play tri-team scrimmage at Merkel (Sweetwater, Merkel and Eula) starting at 4;30 p.m..
Roscoe JV and varsity girls host Loraine (scrimmage), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls vs. Winters (scrimmage) starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls vs. Panther Creek (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3
Football
Sweetwater JV White and Red have open dates (seasons completed).
Roscoe junior high hosts Rotan 8th grade, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Rotan JV, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high at Hermleigh, 6 p.m.
Highland JV has an open date.

Girls at Abilene

November 1, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s girls golf team shot an 802 at the Abilene ISD Hallow-een Invitational Oct. 21-22.
Amy Witt shot 94-96-190, Alex Gomez shot 98-94-192, Rachel Hunt shot 110-100-210 and Laney Wallace shot 111-105-216. Molly Fincher (99) and Haylee Stewart (111) also played rounds.

SMS v’ball ends season

November 1, 2011

All four Sweetwater teams ended their seasons by hosting Brownwoood this past Thursday in middle school volleyball action.
The eighth grade White won 25-9, 25-12; the eighth grade Red lost 14-25, 19-25; the seventh grade White lost 25-18, 13-25, 20-25; and the seventh grade Red won 25-18, 27-29, 25-20.

Tolbert has second ace using 6-iron

November 1, 2011

Hunter Tolbert used a 6-iron for his second career ace when playing Oct. 23 at Sweetwater Country Club on the No. 2 hole.
Witnesses to Tolbert’s feat were Loren Bryant, Bob Carr and Todd Henderson.

Turnovers doom Sweetwater as B’wood’s win ends playoff hopes

October 29, 2011

With less than four min-utes to play in the first half, things were looking good for Sweetwater in Friday’s battle with Brownwood for a district playoff berth at Mustang Bowl.
While the game was tied at 7-7, Sweetwater had the ball and, after forcing a Brownwood punt moments earlier, had the momentum as well. But then things started to go sour for the Mustangs as Brownwood made its decisive run.

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