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Lady Stangs’ playoff hopes dim with defeat

October 17, 2011

After coming alive with 25-22 win in Game 3 to extend Friday’s match, the Sweetwater volleyball team was unable to sustain its momentum against No. 8 Big Spring here Friday.
Instead, the Lady Steers — who had won the first two games by scores of 25-15 and 25-16 — came back to wrap up the match with a 25-14 win in Game 4. Big Spring improved to 3-2 in district with the win, while Sweetwater dropped to 1-4.

Netters play LV

October 17, 2011

The Sweetwater High School tennis team lost 11-8 to San Angelo Lake View on Thursday, but many players and pairings won their matches. The winners against Lake View included Madison Meneses and Heidi Taylor (8-2) and Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto (9-7) in girls doubles; Chris Hernandez and Isaiah Hernandez (8-6) in boys doubles; Taylor (6-1, 6-0), Meneses (6-0, 6-0), Medellin (4-6, 6-4 with 10-8 tiebreaker) and Casto (6-0, 6-2) in girls singles; and Stephen Shipp (6-2, 1-6 with 11-9 tiebreaker) in boys singles.

SMS v’ballers win tourney

October 17, 2011

A pair of Sweetwater Mid-dle School volleyball teams won first place while host-ing a Dig Pink tournament that was held at the middle school on Oct. 8.
Results received by the Sweetwater Reporter are as follows:
8TH GRADE WHITE
(Tournament champions)
Match 1: Def. Snyder
11-25, 25-20, 25-22
Points: Rebecca Gonzales 12, Alaina Andrews 11, Caitlyn Slaton 11, Alyssa Soles 11, Katie Fox 9, Cheyenne Falcon 5, Ashley Bax 2. Attacks: Katie Fox 5, Rebecca Gonzales 2, Lena Martinez 2, Cheyenne Falcon 1, Caroline Guelker 1, Caitlyn Slaton 1.
Match 2: Def. Brownwood
14-14, 27-25, 25-22

Middle school grid teams win, tie vs. Big Spring

October 17, 2011

In middle school football action this past Tuesday, Sweetwater eighth grade teams got a win and a tie against Big Spring. How-ever, both seventh grade teams lost at Big Spring.
Both of the seventh grade teams host Snyder Tuesday while the two eighth grade squads are at Snyder.
At Sweetwater
8TH GRADE RED 23,
BIG SPRING 12
Adrian Vizzerra was great on both sides of the ball for Sweetwater Red, catching scoring passes of 15 and 20 yards from Max Gomez and also scoring on a 40-yard interception return.

S’water, Big Spring play DH today

October 14, 2011

Local sports fans will be treated to a double dose of Sweetwater vs. Big Spring today.
The schools’ volleyball teams will meet in a Dis-trict 5-3A matchup that tips off at 5 p.m. at Mustang Gym, and the football game — also a District 5-3A contest — kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Bowl.
Both Sweetwater teams need victories to keep realistic playoff hopes alive. The Sweetwater volleyball team brings a 1-3 district record into the match with four games remaining, while the football team is 0-1 in district and has three games left to play.

Local Sports Calendar

October 13, 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Football
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Big Spring, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Roby 8th grade, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Roby, 6:30 p.m.
Highland jr high and JV teams at Rankin, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Blackwell jr high hosts Hermleigh, 6 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
Football
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Roby, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity is idle.
Blackwell varsity plays at Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m.
Volleyball

Mustangs face must-win vs. 0-7 Steers

October 13, 2011

Theoretically, Sweetwater needs to win two of its last three games to have a real-istic shot at the playoffs af-ter losing to Abilene Wylie 20-15 in its district opener.
And as far as Mustang head coach Craig Slaughter is concerned, the winning needs to start this Friday against an 0-7 Big Spring squad at Mustang Bowl.
How much urgency is there for Sweetwater?

JV tennis players

October 13, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s fall JV tennis players are pictured here. On the top row standing from left are K’leigh Harris and Tyler Lotzenhiser; middle row, Matthew Barnett and Chad Turner; and front row, Gewel Cherry, Brianna Hicks, Samantha Diaz, Shannon Gray and Ashley Heaton.

Football player of the week

October 12, 2011

Taylor Jones has been chosen Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Jones, a third-year senior starter at quarterback, completed 15 of 22 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown, and was also the Mustangs’ top rusher with 87 yards on 25 carries against Wylie this past Friday in Sweetwater’s district opener. He has accounted for over 1,200 yards passing and running this season. In addition, Jones played at free safety against Wylie and assisted on two tackles.

SHS tennis team brings home many medals at Andrews’ two-day fall tourney

October 12, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s varsity tennis team brought home a number of medals from Andrews’ fall tourna-ment held this past Friday and Saturday.
In boys singles, Chris Hernandez placed third in Flight One while Stephen Shipp took second-place honors in Flight 3 and Michael Redondo was third in Flight 4.
In boys doubles, Chris Hernandez and Isaiah Her-nandez brought home the overall first-place medal, while Shipp and Redondo took third-place honors in Flight 2 boys doubles at the two-day tournament.

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