Highlandâ€™s junior high girls basketball team beat Hermleigh 27-22 and Trent 32-28 to win first place honors at a tournament held in Trent on Jan. 28.
Highland built a big half-time lead (18-6) and held on to beat Hermleigh, but had to rally to beat Trent after trailing 16-15 at halftime. Hannah Allen had 10, Sydny Helbert eight, Kailee Hall six and Kelsi Johns three against Hermleigh while no individual scores against Trent were given.
The Sweetwater Middle School boys defeated Snyder in three games Feb. 6. The eighth grade Red (42-21), eighth grade White (28-13) and seventh grade Red (23-18) won, while the seventh grade White lost 28-7.
The Sweetwater Middle School girls eighth grade White team finished as district co-champions after defeating Snyder, 27-23, in their final game Feb. 6.
Karleigh Coldiron, Carol-ine Guelker and Hanna Hayes all scored six points while Ashley Bax, Marisa Moncada, Ashley Parker and Elita Williams all scored two points and Payton Moore scored one point.
The Roscoe seventh grade boys basketball team took second place at a tourna-ment in Roscoe after split-ting two games Jan. 28.
Roscoe opened up its tournament with a 26-7 victory over Baird, but then lost to Hamlin, 31-25, in the title game. Bernardo Villa scored 12 points and Johnathan Cueller seven against Baird, while Jayce Phillips had four and Austin Willman three, and Cuellar and Phillips had eight, Villa five and Braiden Moore and Quentin Saddler two apiece against Hamlin.
The Sweetwater Fast Pitch Softball Association will have three more signups this month for participants who are ages 6-under through 14-under.
They will be on Monday, Feb. 13; Tuesday, Feb. 21; and Thursday, Feb. 23.
All signups will be held at the Jaycees Annex located on Crane Street. The cost for signing up will $65, and for those with a second sibling the cost will be $60.
All persons are asked to please bring a birth certificate to the signups.
The 2011-12 basketball season ends today for the Roscoe boys and the Sweetwater, Highland and Blackwell boys finish up Tuesday, leaving Highlandâ€™s girls as the countyâ€™s only playoff-bound team after ending their season with a win at Westbrook this past Friday.
But the Lady Hornets will get in another game this week when they face New Home in a playoff warmup. The game is in Hermleigh and tips off at 8 p.m. today.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys are idle today before ending their 2011-12 season next Tuesday at Snyder.
Note: The regular season ended on Tuesday for all area high school girls basketball teams.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9
Sweetwater boys and girls teams compete at Clyde meet.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at Haskell (scrimmage) starting at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV teams play at season-opening San Angelo Lake View tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10
Sweetwater boys have open date.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys host Munday. 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys play at Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater lost to Brownwood in season-ending District 5-3A girls basketball action here Tuesday to finish 1-7 in district play and 15-18 overall. Shown here is Candice Hernandez (23) trying to make a move against Brownwoodâ€™s Ashley Vaccaro. Hernandez and two other Lady Mustang seniors played their final game.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls power-lifting team placed second overall and had two individual winners Saturday at a meet in Grape Creek.
Sweetwaterâ€™s individual winners were Loni Mendez in the 181-pound class and Joslyn Rosas in the 220-pound class. Mendez lifted a total of 760 pounds, while Rosas lifted 730 pounds.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls and boys golf teams played in season-opening tournaments this past week-end at San Angelo and Sny-der, respectively.
The girls shot a two-day score of 845 for a sixth-place finish in San Angelo, while the boys placed fifth in Snyder after a two-day total of 690.
For the boys, Ryan Mercer shot 77-79-156 to finish in a tie for third place among medalists. Meanwhile, the team rebounded from an opening 370 on Friday to shoot 320 â€” the best one-day score of any team in the tournament â€” on Saturday.