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S’water teams get split against B-Spring

April 7, 2011

Kris Mayes (shown) gets ready to deliver a pitch during Tuesday’s game between Sweetwater and Big Spring. Mayes threw a no-hitter as the Mustangs won 3-2 for their first district victory, but the Lady Mustangs lost 5-1. Both teams will host Wylie on Friday.

SHS golfers eye regional berths

April 7, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s golf teams are in strong contention for regional berths after completing the second 18-hole leg of their 54-hole tournaments.
The SHS girls are still in second place through two rounds of their District 5-3A tournament, which began last week at Sweetwater Country Club and continued Tuesday at Abilene’s Maxwell Golf Course with Wylie as host team.
Sweetwater shot 363, giving it a 733 total with one round to play and increasing its margin to 27 strokes over Wylie, which is third with a 760 total.

Weekly Sports Calendar

April 6, 2011

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second leg of district tournament at Big Spring.
Tennis
Sweetwater JV players compete at district tournament in Big Spring.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity players compete at district tournament in Big Spring.
Track
Roscoe JV and varsity teams compete at district meet in Hamlin.
Highland and Blackwell junior high teams compete at district meet in Roby.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Tennis

Mustangs get 1st district win

April 6, 2011

Though it is still strug-gling to score runs, Sweet-water’s baseball team final-ly has its first district win — thanks to the performance of its most reliable starting pitcher here Tuesday.
Senior Kris Mayes, in fact, hurled the second no-hitter of his high school career in a 3-2 win over Big Spring as the Mustangs (1-3) pulled out of a last-place tie with the Steers and kept their playoff hopes alive.

Lady Stangs fall

April 6, 2011

Because of failed scoring opportunities here Tuesday, Sweetwater’s softball team let a chance to be the undisputed second-place team in District 5-3A slip away as it lost to Big Spring, 5-1.
Sweetwater had eight hits, but produced just one run as the Lady Mustangs fell to 2-3 in district. Sweetwater is now in a three-way tie for second place with Snyder and Big Spring, with Wylie — which comes here Friday — just a half-game behind all three teams at 1-3.

Weekly Sports Calendar

April 5, 2011

TUESDAY, APRIL 5
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls play second leg of district tournament at Abilene Wylie (Fairway Oaks Country Club).
Softball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater middle school teams host Snyder starting at 4 p.m.
Track
Highland and Blackwell varsity teams compete at district meet in Bronte.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Tennis
Sweetwater JV players compete at district tournament in Big Spring.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Tennis

SW teams host B-Spring as busy week continues for area athletes

April 5, 2011

Spring has arrived, and the spring sports scene for Nolan County area athletes is really starting to heat up.
Not only is Sweetwater hosting Big Spring in varsi-ty baseball and softball to-day, but this week features district golf, track and ten-nis competition as well.

SHS teams host Snyder in key 5-3A action today

April 1, 2011

They both began four-game homestands against district competition by losing to first-place squads from Brownwood earlier this week. As a result, the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams will have a little added pressure to win when they resume their homestands by hosting Snyder today.

Weekend Sports Calendar

April 1, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder starting at 7 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys at McMurry Relays, Abilene.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Colorado City meet.
Highland and Blackwell varsity teams at Gorilla Relays, Trent.
Highland and Blackwell junior high teams at Junior High Gorilla Relays, Trent.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Baseball

Lions take advantage of mistakes to beat S’water

March 31, 2011

A malfunction with the lights at the Newman Park high school field prevented Sweetwater from playing its District 5-3A baseball game against Brownwood Tues-day night.
But when the game was finally played Wednesday, it was a different kind of Sweetwater malfunction that helped the Lions leave town with a 9-2 victory.
Four Mustang errors al-lowed Brownwood (2-0 in district) to score seven un-earned runs off Sweetwater pitcher Kris Mayes, who took the loss despite strik-ing out 12 in seven innings as his team fell to 0-2 in district and 10-12-1 overall.

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