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September 9, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
Football
Sweetwater varsity at Levelland, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Stamford, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Novice, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
Cross Country
Sweetwater runners will compete at season-opening Bill Libby/McMurry Invitational in Abilene.
Football
Blackwell varsity hosts Lueders-Avoca (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater JV and varsity host Levelland starting at 10 a.m. (first 2011 match for JV team)
Volleyball
Sweetwater JV will host Loraine varsity, 10 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Lubbock Cooper, 11 a.m.

Area teams hope to get first victory

September 9, 2011

Blackwell and Highland will have homefield advantage, while Roscoe is on the road as the three area teams try again for their first win of the 2011 football season.
Sweetwater (1-1), meanwhile, hopes to get back in the win column at Levelland today after losing to Monahans at the Sammy Baugh Classic this past weekend.

Similar name, new foe for SW

September 8, 2011

After giving a good Mon-ahans team fits at Mustang Bowl this past weekend and battling the state-ranked Loboes on even terms for three quarters before losing, Sweetwater plays a different set of Lobos this Friday.
And the spelling of their nicknames — Levelland’s Lobos, unlike Monahans, don’t include an ‘e’ in theirs — are only one of the differences between the two former Class 4A and now Class 3A schools.

Local sports calendar

September 8, 2011

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
Football
Sweetwater 7th grade at Levelland (season openers), 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade at Levelland (season openers), 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red hosts Levelland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White hosts Levelland, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th and 8th grade teams host Stamford (season openers) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Stam-ford, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high plays at Novice (season opener), 6 p.m.
Highland JV at Sands JV, 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Lueders-Avoca (season opener), 6 p.m.
Volleyball

SHS whips Lamesa in 3

September 7, 2011

The Sweetwater High School volleyball team has been pretty good at winning on the road this season. It’s a good thing, because prior to Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs hadn’t played in their gym since their season opener on Aug. 9.
As a result the team, according to coach Liz Miller, had a small case of nerves going into its match with Lamesa and she wasn’t sure what to expect.
But the result was just fine as Sweetwater (13-11) had a straight-set victory, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 at Mustang Gym to stay above .500 this season.

Alls leads Yellowhammers past Bulldogs on final day of Classic

September 6, 2011

Though he wasn’t a one-man team, Rotan’s Bryson Alls certainly did everything he could to help his team beat Ranger here Saturday.
Alls had three intercep-tions, including one with 10 seconds left that thwarted the Bulldogs’ final drive, plus a fumble recovery and also rushed for 84 yards in leading the Yellowhammers to a 26-20 victory in the finale of the seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic.

Football player of the week

September 6, 2011

Sam Nemir is Sweetwater’s Football Player of the Week. Nemir, a 5-9, 170-pound senior who starts at fullback and linebacker, was the team’s leading tackler and rusher this past Friday against Monahans. He had an outstanding defensive game with eight solo tackles, one for a loss, eight assisted tackles and one sack. In addition, he rushed five times for 23 yards.

Netters start new year by losing at B-Spring

September 6, 2011

The Sweetwater High School tennis team went to Big Spring for its first match of the fall season this past Thursday and lost by a score of 13-8.
“We fell short, but we fought hard to the end,” said SHS coach Shella Arnwine. “I am very happy with how we started.”

Interception!

September 3, 2011

Sweetwater’s Nick Nemir intercepts a Monahans pass while Kaleb Hoover (10) watches in Friday’s game.

Loboes pull away in 4th quarter to beat SW in defensive struggle

September 3, 2011

It took almost an entire half for the state’s No. 9-ranked team in Class 3A to make a first down here Friday against an inspired Sweetwater defense.
And the Mustangs were still tied with Monahans 7-7 through three quarters of a classic defensive battle in Game 2 of the seventh an-nual Sammy Baugh Classic.
But the Loboes’ defense ultimately prevailed, holding Sweetwater to just three yards and no first downs in the second half and scoring 10 points in the final period for a hard-earned 17-7 win.

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