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Local athletes shine on 1st day of state track meet

May 14, 2011

AUSTIN — All three state qualifiers from Nolan County earned medals at the UIL high school track and field championships Friday, and one of them — Jayci Shelton of Sweetwater — medaled in both of her events.

Mercer is all-state after 5th place finish

May 14, 2011

AUSTIN — Ryan Mercer of Sweetwater became the third member of his family to win all-state honors after completing his final round with a 149 total on Friday at the Class 3A boys golf tournament.

Lady Mustang Camp set

May 14, 2011

A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp for students completing grades 1-7 will be held June 6-9 at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.
Times for the camp are from 9-11:30 a.m. all four days. The cost will be $35 and pre-registration is greatly appreciated. A concession stand will be available. The goal of the camp is to improve players’ skills in basketball through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.

All-District 5-3A

May 14, 2011

District MVP — Sydney Laws, Brownwood.
Newcomer of the Year — Adrianna Hernandez, Snyder.
Co-Offensive MVPs — Sydnie Darden, Brownwood; Makenley Lunsford, Wylie.
Defensive MVP — Angelina Castillo, Big Spring.
Coach of the Year — Amanda Bludworth, Brownwood.
FIRST TEAM
Pitcher — Taylor McKoy, Sweetwater.
Catcher — Cassie Cummings, Wylie.
Infielders — Nat Delatorre, Brownwood; Larisa Salazar, Brownwood; Ashtin Hand, Snyder; Mackenzie Stone, Big Spring; Alicia Finn, Sweetwater; Chelsea Contreras, Wylie.

All-district softball — SW has three on 1st team

May 14, 2011

Three Sweetwater players have been named to the all-District 5-3A softball team announced recently, while three others made the second team and one player received all-district honorable mention.
Junior infielder Alicia Finn was a first-team selec-tion for the second consecutive year. Joining her on the first team were senior pitcher Taylor McKoy and sophomore outfielder Kendra Crosson.

2011 state track and field schedule

May 13, 2011

At Mike A. Myers Stadium
University of Texas-Austin
(Nolan County athletes
are in parentheses)
TODAY
Field Events
9 a.m. — Girls: 3A Long Jump; 1A Pole Vault; Boys: 3A Discus; 3A Long Jump; 1A Pole Vault
10 a.m. — Boys: 3A High Jump
10:30 a.m. — Girls: 3A Discus; 4A Long Jump; Boys: 4A Long Jump
Noon — Girls: 4A Discus; 1A Long Jump; 3A Pole Vault; Boys: 1A Long Jump; 3A Pole Vault
12:10 p.m. — Girls: 3A High Jump
1:30 p.m. — Girls: 2A Long Jump; Boys: 4A Discus; 2A Long Jump
2 p.m. — Boys: 4A High Jump

Mercer in hunt at state tourney

May 13, 2011

AUSTIN — Ryan Mercer of Sweetwater shot a 2-over 73 on Thursday to enter today’s final round in a tie for fourth place in the boys individual stand-ings at the Class 3A state boys golf tournament.
Mercer, a junior who is making his first state appearance, trails first-round leader Sean Romero of Texarkana Pleasant Grove by just two strokes. He was scheduled to tee off for his final round at 8:10 a.m. today.
Mercer began his first round on the 17th hole as part of a shotgun start after a six-hour rain delay.

Smith wants medal in final trip to Austin

May 12, 2011

When Caden Smith of Roscoe competes in the Class 1A boys discus Friday, he will be one of the most experienced athletes in the state track and field meet.
Smith, a senior who also competes in the shot put on Saturday, also qualified in the discus and shot put when he was a sophomore and junior. He actually went to state twice his sophomore year, when Roscoe won its first Class 1A basketball title with the 6-3, 250-pound Smith playing a major role in leading the Plowboys to the championship.

Shelton ready to clear final hurdles as double qualifier

May 11, 2011

On Friday, Sweetwater’s Jayci Shelton has two chan-ces to end her high school career with a gold medal at the 3A state track meet. That’s twice as many as a year ago when Shelton made her first trip to Austin and had a fifth-place finish in her only event, the girls 300-meter hurdles.
A higher finish this year seems likely, because Shelton has yet to lose a race in the 300 hurdles, and her only runnerup finish was in the 100 hurdles two weeks ago at a regional qualifiers meet held in Lubbock where Shelton was just .03 seconds behind the winner.

Mercer begins state medalist bid Thursday at Kizer Course

May 11, 2011

Ryan Mercer of Sweetwa-ter will be competing in the Class 3A boys state golf tournament as a medalist starting at 9:55 a.m. Thursday at the Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin. The 36-hole tourna-ment wraps up Friday.
Mercer is making his first trip to state after finish-ing as the No. 2 medalist earlier this month at the Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock. He had the lowest score of any regional medalist who was not on one of the top two teams.

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