Track athletes from Ros-coe, Blackwell and High-land recently had top-four finishes in district events to qualify for area track meets scheduled this Thursday.
Roscoeâ€™s athletes went to Albany for District 9-1A competition. Boys qualifiers were Jesus Leanos, who was first in both the 1600 run (5:04.64) and the 3200 (10:54.94); Dillon Freeman, first in the 300 hurdles (43.81); Devon Freeman, second in the pole vault (12-6); and Eduardo Galle-gos, fourth in the 400 dash (52.66).
MONDAY, APRIL 9
Sweetwater JV hosts Wall, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls play final leg of district tournament at Brownwood.
Blackwell teams play final leg of district tournament at Baird.
Sweetwater JV teams play district tournament at Big Spring.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
Sweetwater varsity vs. Ranger Junior College JV at Ranger, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play final leg of district tournament at Abilene Wylie.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams begin district meet at Wylie.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Another very busy week of district competition for Nolan County high school athletes resumes Monday, when the Sweetwater girls golf team plays the final leg of its 5-3A tournament at Brownwood. Blackwellâ€™s golf teams also wrap up their tournament Monday as they play in Baird.
The Sweetwater boys golf team goes to Wylie to play the third and final leg of its 5-3A tournament Tuesday. Both Sweetwater teams are in second place and need a top-two finish to advance to regional tournaments.
ABILENE â€” After scor-ing a season-high 15 runs in a key win at Big Spring three days earlier, Sweet-water again brought out the big lumber on Friday when it traveled to Wylie for the last of four straight road games in District 5-3A softball play.
And after a 10-6 win, the Lady Mustangs are on the verge of making history as just the second team to advance to postseason play since Sweetwater began playing UIL softball.
ABILENE â€” For four in-nings of Fridayâ€™s rematch, a Sweetwater team that had lost 16-1 at home to Wylie in its District 5-3A opener stood toe-to-toe with the first-place Bulldogs.
The Mustangs even held a brief 4-1 lead after pushing across three runs in their half of the fourth inning before Wylie tied it by scor-ing three runs as well.
Unfortunately, the scor-ing pretty much ended there for Sweetwater, while Wylie was just getting started. The Bulldogs took their first lead, 8-4, with a four-run fifth and went on to a 10-5 win over the Mustangs.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
Sweetwater JV hosts Wylie in doubleheader starting at 10 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Wylie, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity completes district tournament in Brownwood.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams complete district meet in Albany.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kelsi Crosson is shown getting a hit in a recent district game with Big Spring. Crosson and her Lady Mustang softball teammates have a key game at Wylie at 4:30 p.m. today as they push for the programâ€™s first playoff berth in several years. Sweetwater comes in with a 3-2 record and is in second place, while Wylie is 1-3.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn and Kaleb Hoover have received all-Big Country basketball recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News for Classes 3A through 5A.
Hoover, a 6-1 sophomore forward who led the Mustangs in scoring and rebounding this season, was named to the Class 3A-5A boys second team and was also chosen as the Newcomer of the Year. He burst on the scene in his first year on the Mustang varsity, averaging 16.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and two steals per game. Hoover was also named last month as the District 5-3A newcomer of the year.
BOYS STANDINGS AFTER 36 HOLES
(Final round will be played April 10 at Abilene Wylie)
1. Big Spring
2. Sweetwater No. 1
6. Sweetwater No. 2
(Note: Team standings are incomplete)
SWEETWATER NO. 1 SCORES
SWEETWATER NO. 2 SCORES