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Mustangs off to 4-1 start

March 2, 2011

The 2011 season is just five games old. However, the Sweetwater varsity baseball team is already halfway to matching its win total for all of 2010.
Sweetwater (4-1) — which will be hosting its three-day Wood Bat Classic tournament starting Thursday at Newman Park — captured the championship at San Angelo Lake View’s tournament before losing at San Angelo Central by a score of 10-4 on Monday.

Weekly Sports Calendar

March 2, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 3
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts SHS Wood Bat Classic tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater JV plays at Abilene tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Softball
Sweetwater JV plays at Eula tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Track
Roscoe junior high teams at Rotan meet.
Highland junior high teams at Sands meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
Golf
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play at Andrews tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater varsity girls play at regional preview tournament in Lubbock through Saturday, March 5.
Tennis

Littleton has ace

March 2, 2011

Viv Littleton of Sweetwa-ter had her first career ace while playing at the Canyon Springs Golf Course in San Antonio. She used a 7-wood to ace the 120-yard No. 7 hole. Her witnesses were Ann Popejoy, Rosemary Watts and LaGena Weaver.

Lady Mustang golfers are 2nd at SW Classic

March 1, 2011

The Sweetwater girls golf team shot a 693 total this past Friday and Saturday for a second-place finish at the Sweetwater Golf Classic.

SHS softball team 3rd at own tourney

March 1, 2011

One bad inning — that’s all that kept the Sweetwa-ter High School softball team from first-place honors at its own tournament held this past weekend.
Still, it was a pretty good three days as the Lady Mustangs finished third at their event and suffered only one defeat at the Jerry Collins Complex.

Two receive 5-3A honors

February 28, 2011

A pair of Sweetwater’ athletes, Paxton Kelley and Taylor Jones, have received all-District 5-3A basketball honors for their outstanding play this past season.
Kelley, a 6-8 senior post, was named to the first team and received all-district honors for the second straight year. He averaged a team-high 15.3 points in district play and also led the Mustangs in rebounds and blocks.
Jones, a 5-9 junior guard, was named to the second team. Jones averaged 14.6 points in district play and was the team’s floor leader.

Newcastle eliminates Highland

February 26, 2011

ABILENE — For the first 3 1/2 quarters of Friday’s Region II-A, Division II semifinal playoff, the Highland girls basketball team was able to match everything Newcastle could throw at them.
Holding a 47-44 lead with just 4:20 to play, the Lady Hornets appeared to be in great shape to reach the regional finals for only the second time in school history.

Double medal winner

February 26, 2011

Jayci Shelton, a senior at Sweetwater High School, won medals in two events recently at an indoor invitational track meet held at Texas Tech University. She ran the 55-meter hurdles in 8.97 seconds for a first-place finish out of a field of 52 competitors — some from Class 5A — with seven heats. In addition, Shelton was third in the 400 meters out of a field of 150 girls with a time of 1:01.57. The latter race had 25 heats and also included runners from Class 5A schools.

Weekly Sports Calendar

February 26, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 3
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts SHS Wood Bat Classic tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater JV plays at Abilene tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Softball
Sweetwater JV plays at Eula tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Track
Roscoe junior high teams at Rotan meet.
Highland junior high teams at Sands meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
Golf
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play at Andrews tournament through Saturday, March 5.
Sweetwater varsity girls play at regional preview tournament in Lubbock through Saturday, March 5.
Tennis

SHS tennis team plays at Levelland

February 26, 2011

The Sweetwater High School tennis team recently had several top individual finishes when it competed at an invitational tournament in Levelland.
In boys singles, Chris Hernandez took third place while Michael Foust won consolation honors. Austin Cotherman and Brandon Ellison teamed up to finish third in boys doubles. On the girls side, Heidi Taylor was fifth in singles while the pairing of Jenny Ordway and Dugan Thompson teamed up for a second-place finish in girls doubles.

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