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Highland girls, Blackwell boys win 1A contests

January 6, 2011

Two Class 1A, Division II Nolan County basketball teams, the Highland girls and Blackwell boys, both won their district games on Tuesday.
Highland’s girls (12-9) are 3-1 in District 11 after winning at Loraine 59-48. The Lady Hornets over-came a 28-26 halftime deficit as Callie Sandusky scored 18 points and Shy-an Womack 15 for the winners. Sierra Allen had eight points, Kara Hughey and Beth Richburg seven and Lora Stewart and Jes-sica McCain two apiece.
Blackwell’s boys are 1-1 in District 12 after beat-ing Paint Rock 46-30.

JV teams get easy victories vs. Roby

January 6, 2011

The Sweetwater junior varsity girls and boys basketball teams had easy wins on Tuesday at Roby.
The JV girls won 40-19 in improving their season mark to an impressive 17-1, while holding Roby to just one point in the first half.Janell Walker had 13 points and Elise Lawrence 11 to pace the victory, while Kelsi Crosson had five, Kathleen Campbell and Shelby Cason four and Ashley Kincheloe, Whitnee Murff and Destiny Osteen one point each.
The JV boys (9-7) pulled away in the second half to win their game 38-17.

Lady Stangs top Roby

January 5, 2011

ROBY — The Sweetwater girls basketball team is star-ting out 2011 the way it finished in 2010.
And the Lady Mustangs’ 42-30 win on Tuesday at Roby came against a peren-nial state power.
Sweetwater (15-9) trailed only once — at 7-6 — against the Lady Lions, who came into the contest ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Division II.
Tuesday’s victory was the ninth in the last 10 games for Sweetwater, which goes to Mineral Wells Friday before tipping off District 5-3A play next week at home against Snyder.

Mustangs break skid

January 5, 2011

ROBY — Since a 4-1 start, little has gone right for the Sweetwater boys basketball team in the past month.
But that changed, at least for one night, on Tuesday when the Mustangs visited Roby and won 43-40.
Sweetwater’s 6-8 senior post, Paxton Kelley, scored 19 points as the Mustangs (6-12) won for only the second time in 13 games.
Roby led 7-6 after one quarter, but Kelley hit three straight baskets to fuel an 8-0 run at the start of the second period and Sweetwa-ter led 19-16 at halftime.

Area hoop teams tip off 2011

January 4, 2011

All eight Nolan County high school varsity basketball teams start the 2011 portion of their seasons today, although a few of them have only been idle for a few days.
In non-district action, the Sweetwater boys and girls go to Roby while both Roscoe teams will travel at Eula for their final pre-district tuneups.
The Highland boys and girls will play their first District 11-A, Division II doubleheader when they bus to Loraine, and Blackwell’s boys and girls have a District 12-A, Division II doubleheader at Paint Rock.

This week’s basketball

January 4, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater at Roby — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5 p.m. varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls host Roscoe, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Eula starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Loraine starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV girls and varsity teams at Paint Rock starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 6
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘B’ girls host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 8.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ boys and girls at Wall tournament through Saturday, Jan. 8.

Area tourneys end

December 30, 2010

Overall, the Nolan County high school girls teams fared better than the boys teams in area basketball tournament action that ended Wednesday.
The Highland and Ros-coe girls finished second in their respective tournaments and the Sweetwater girls placed third. Roscoe had the best boys finish as the Plowboys won consol-ation honors, while High-land’s boys placed seventh.

Ace is recorded at SCC

December 23, 2010

Jack Poe of Sweetwater recently recorded a hole in one while playing at Sweetwater Country Club. Poe made his ace on the No. 17 hole using an 8-iron. His feat was witnessed by Randy May, Wayne Chowning and Bobby Baucum.

Stangs lose; Lady Hornets win

December 22, 2010

The Highland girls won, but the Sweetwater and Blackwell boys were unable to produce a victory in their final games prior to the Christmas holiday break.
The Sweetwater boys (5-8) lost at Andrews, 75-36, on Monday, continuing a slump that has seen the team drop seven of eight games after starting out 4-1.
Andrews jumped out to a 20-11 lead after one quarter, then really took charge as the hosts increased their lead to 46-15 at half-time and 60-24 after three periods.

SW teams back in action

December 17, 2010

The Sweetwater boys and girls varsity basketball teams will have tough games against Class 2A opponents when they return to non-district action today at separate locations.
The boys (5-6) will go to Bangs, currently ranked 16th in Class 2A, for their game that is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs ended a five-game losing streak with a 36-33 win over Breckenridge here on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Sweet-water girls (10-8) will host Ballinger at 6:30 p.m. after Tuesday’s 64-46 win over Lamesa that was the Lady Mustangs’ fourth straight this season.

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