Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s boys and girls powerlifters compete at their first 2012 meet on Saturday at Miles.
SHS will also have joint meets Jan. 19 at Big Spring, Feb. 9 at Clyde and Feb. 18 when Sweetwater hosts the final qualifying meet. Also, the boys go to Abilene High Jan. 28 and the girls will compete at Grape Creek on Feb. 4. Regional meets are March 3 at Monahans (girls) and March 10 at Sundown (boys), while the state meets are March 17 at Corpus Christi (girls) and March 24 in Abilene (boys).
Little League signups will begin Monday
Six Sweetwater players today earned Class 3A all-Big Country football recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Of the six Mustangs who were honored, three made the first team â€” Mateo Gonzales on the defensive line and Dylon Adames and Malcolm Jackson on the offensive line.
Nick Nemir made the second team as a defensive back. His older brother Sam Nemir (linebacker) and Taylor Jones (quarterback) got all-Big Country honorable mention on the Class 3A team.
Four Roscoe players on Tuesday earned Class 1A all-Big Country football recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Three Plowboys made the second team â€” Luke Rovig at defensive back and punter, Devon Free-man on the offensive line and Eric Padilla at place-kicker. Padilla at linebacker and offensive lineman Corey Hatcher received all-Big Country honorable mention.
Rovig, a 5-5, 138-pound sophomore, had 65 tackles, 10 pass breakups and three fumble recoveries as a defensive back and also punted for a 28.4 average on 36 kicks. Padilla, a 5-9, 165-pound senior, was 5-for-5 on PATs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity teams captured three wins in high school basketball action Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity and freshman girls beat Snyder by scores of 41-38 and 37-25, respectively, in their district openers played at Snyder.
The Sweetwater junior varsity and freshman boys played at San Angelo Lake View in their final non-district outings. The freshman boys won 52-49, but the JV boys lost 52-47.
WATER VALLEY â€” Both of Blackwelllâ€™s basketball teams lost to Water Valley on Tuesday.
The Blackwell girls (1-5 in district) lost 58-20. Reccie Roland had five, Stephanie Metcalf four, Shelby Alley three and Amanda Bullard, Leo Castelo, Summer Mull and Mireya Sanchez two.
The Blackwell boys (0-4 district) lost 80-22. Jayden Jones had 14 points and Wade Allen and Mason Magness four.
SNYDER â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s District 5-3A girls opener at Snyder got off to a rough start on Tuesday, as the host Lady Tigers jumped out to a 21-13 lead after one quarter and never looked back en route to a 56-47 win.
Roscoeâ€™s teams had their first district doubleheader of the high school basket-ball season Tuesday, but Haskell came away with victories in both games.
Haskell won the girls game 37-25, then ended the night with a 63-29 victory in the boys contest.
Lynnsi Moses led Ros-coeâ€™s girls (0-2) with a team-high 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Jacinda Morales had seven points and four steals, while Sara Kingston scored four points and Torrey Willman had three.
SAN ANGELO â€” The Sweetwater boys basket-ball team got a great in-dividual scoring effort from Kaleb Hoover in its final non-district game on Tuesday as the 6-2 sophomore torched San Angelo Lake View for 28 points. But he was vir-tually a one-man crew, as the Mustangs came away with a 44-29 loss.
Sweetwater (9-14) was able to stay close until Lake View (7-14) pulled away down the stretch after leading the Mustangs by just three points near the end of the third period.
Highlandâ€™s Tyler Falcon has been named as a second team linebacker on the Six-Man All-Big Country foot-ball team by the Abilene Reporter-News and also received honorable mention as a running back.
Falcon had 76 solo tackles with 20 assists, 12 tackles for a loss and seven sacks, and also forced four fumbles and recovered one.
SHS hoopsters try to keep the wins coming