These Sweetwater High School athletes will compete in the Region I-3A track meet at Texas Tech Universityâ€™s Fuller Track in Lubbock on Monday and Tuesday. Standing from left are Brittany Lashinski, Kinsey Browning, Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson, Alicia Finn, Suede Shirley and Kathleen Campbell; kneeling, Jayci Shelton and Nick Nemir. The top two finishers in each event will advance to the state meet in Austin on May 13-14.
These Highland High School athletes will compete in the Region II-A track meet at Abilene Christian University on Monday and Tuesday. From left, back row, are Jessica McCain, Callie Sandusky, Sierra Allen, Beth Richburg; front row, Kara Hughey, Lora Stewart, Morgan Monroe and Daniel Nelson.
These Roscoe High School athletes will compete in the Region II-A track meet at Abilene Christian University on Monday and Tuesday. From left are Austin Carrasco, Jacinda Morales, Caden Smith, Amber Craig and Juan Solis. The top two finishers in each event advance to the state meet May 13-14.
The Sweetwater Stam-pede, an Arena League foot-ball team of fourth and fifth graders, defeated Abileneâ€™s Jets 41-6 this past weekend and have a second-round playoff game at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Abilene Expo Center against the Abilene Chargers.
The winner plays either Abileneâ€™s Cowboys or the Jim Ned Indians for the championship at 1:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to come watch as the Stam-pede (8-0), which has given up just 48 points all season, goes for the title. The team is coached by Sammy Alva-rez Jr., Joe Hall, Randy Melendez, Roger Rudel and Matt Figueroa.
These eight Sweetwater High School seniors played their final game on Friday. From left are Sterling Reeves, Austin Burt, Tanner Crain, Cameron Fox, Connor Stafford, Larry Daniel, Kris Mayes and Brett Rivera. The Mustangs ended their season with a 5-4 win over Big Spring to finish 2-6 in district play.
Kendal Carrillo, a former Sweetwater High School player, is still undefeated as a pitcher for the University of Texas baseball team after a win over Texas-Pan American Tuesday. Carrillo, a senior at UT, pitched a perfect eighth inning to get credit for the victory as the No. 7 Longhorns won 4-2. Carrillo, who is 3-0, has appeared in 20 games to share the team lead with a 1.25 ERA as a middle reliever, and batters are hitting just .195 against him this season.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV baseball team defeated Big Springâ€™s JV, 10-6, in its final game Friday at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
A triple by Anthony Pala-cios that drove in three runs was the big hit in a six-run first inning as Sweetwater never trailed in the contest.
The Mustangs also scored a run in the second inning and came up with its final three runs in the fourth to finish 4-4 in district play.
Five players finished with two hits â€” Palacios, Stephen May, Cole Maxwell, Brandon Howell and Joe Martinez. Howell was the winning pitcher.
BIG SPRING â€” After losing three straight games by at least seven runs, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team got a boost on Friday to end its 2011 season.
The Mustangs traveled to Big Spring and came back home with a 5-4 victory â€” its second over the Steers in District 5-3A play â€” as Sweetwater finished 2-6 in district and 12-16-1 overall under third-year coach Roland Herrera.