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SHS teams begin district homestand

March 29, 2011

For both the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams, today marks the beginning of perhaps the most import-ant part of their seasons.
Both teams will be playing their next four District 5-3A games in front of their home fans, starting with Brownwood today.
The Lady Mustang softball team (1-1 in district, 10-9 overall) plays at 5 p.m. while the baseball team — which is 0-1 in District 5-3A and 10-11-1 for the season — will begin its game against Brownwood at 7 p.m.

Girls golfers excel at Lamesa

March 28, 2011

The Sweetwater girls golf team shot a 356 total this past Thursday for a 59-shot win at the Lamesa tournament. Members of the team are, pictured above from left, Elise Lawrence, Sarah Witt, Jodie May, Alex Gomez and Amy Witt. Gomez was a second-place medalist with an 86. Sweetwater will be hosting the first leg of the District 5-3A golf tournament at Sweetwater Country Club on Tuesday.

Lady Stangs crush Crane

March 26, 2011

It was a non-district game against a Class 2A opponent. Still, Friday’s 19-4 romp against Crane at Jerry Collins Complex was a very impressive way for the Sweetwater softball team to begin a five-game homestand.
The 19 runs represented the Lady Mustangs’ highest output of the year, and they needed less than four full innings to amass their total — as well as get 13 hits — against Crane.

SW girls get 59-shot win

March 26, 2011

The Sweetwater girls golf team shot a 356 total this past Thursday to outpace its nearest competitor at the Lamesa Invitational tourn-ament by 59 strokes.
Merkel came in a distant second with a 415 total, while Kermit (421) was third, Midland Christian (422) fourth and Lamesa (454) fifth. Fourteen schools were entered in the event.
Sweetwater also had four of the top six medalists as Alex Gomez (86) was sec-ond, Elise Lawrence (89) was fourth, Sarah Witt (90) was fifth and Jodie May (91) was sixth. Shanae Ammons of Lubbock Trinity shot 84 to capture medalist honors.

Recent SMS boys track results

March 26, 2011

CLYDE MEET
8th grade boys
2400 — Colton Scott 5th (9:46.8)
400 relay — 1st (48.71 — Bray Amos, Victor Hernandez, Isaiah McGee, T.C. Huitt)
100 — Huitt 1st (12.41); Kristopher Duran 1st (12.49)
800 relay — 1st (1:43.70 — Amos, Hernandez, McGee, Huitt)
200 — Duran 1st (26.20); Duante Williams 3rd (26.7)
1600 relay — 3rd (4:07 — Amos, Williams, McGee, Hernandez)
Long jump — Amos 3rd (17-4)
Triple jump — Williams 1st (36-0 1/4)
7th grade boys
2400 — Brandon Gutierrez 2nd (9:12.90)
400 relay — 6th (1:00.43 — Daniel Camacho, Mark Lawrence, Max Nemir, DeShawn Williams)

Weekly Sports Calendar

March 26, 2011

MONDAY, MARCH 28
Baseball
Sweetwater JV plays at Brownwood starting at 6 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play first leg of district tournament at Brownwood.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood starting at 7 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls host first leg of district tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Softball
Sweetwater JV hosts Brownwood starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood starting at 7 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater JV players at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams at Wylie 8th grade starting at 4 p.m.

SHS varsity softball team

March 25, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s varsity softball team begins a five-game homestand at 6:30 p.m. today when the Lady Mustangs host Crane. Members of the team are, top row from left, coach Steve Roberts, Jerren Villa, Jackie Carey, Kendra Crosson, Alicia Finn, Kelsi Crosson, Taylor McKoy; front row, Kinsey Browning, Loni Mendez, Morgan Runge, Maty Montgomery, Keyli Turner, Angela Garza and Suede Shirley.

Junior varsity softball team

March 25, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s junior varsity softball team begins a five-game homestand at 5 p.m. today when the Lady Mustangs host Crane. The team is coached by James Perry. Team members are, top row from left, Shaneese Brown, Allison Winslett, Katherine Montoya, Karlee Murff, Cameryn Jones and Kim Lomas; front row, Vanessa Rodriguez, Alexis Williams, Sabrina Valdez, Gabby Gedea and Lena Lovelady. Also on the team but not pictured is Shelby Cason.

SHS teams have wild day at Wylie

March 24, 2011

A few times each year I get to watch Sweetwater’s high school baseball and softball teams play a common opponent on the same day. I’ve been doing it for over 15 years, in fact.
Rarely, however, in all that time have both of the SHS teams played more en-tertaining games the same day than they did at Wylie on Tuesday.

Lady Stangs win, Mustangs fall at Wylie

March 23, 2011

The Sweetwater softball team got its first district win Tuesday with a 7-6 victory at Wylie, but the baseball team dropped a 14-13 decision in its District 5-3A opener as Wylie made an incredible rally from an 11-1 deficit by scoring 13 runs in the final three innings.
SOFTBALL:
Sweetwater 7, Wylie 6
ABILENE — The Lady Mustangs’ second game on the road in as many days had a much happier result than Monday’s 11-9 loss to Big Spring, as Sweetwater jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held on to improve to 1-1 (9-9 overall) in district.

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