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SW plays Merkel closer, but still loses first-round games

December 10, 2010

Two days after suffering lopsided defeats at Merkel, Sweetwater’s boys and girls basketball teams got first-round rematches Thursday at the Stanton tournament and this time, both of the games were much closer.
But Merkel still won the boys game, 45-43, in overtime and also defeated the Sweetwater girls 35-30.The Mustangs (4-5) were to play either Tahoka or Midland Classical at 3 p.m. today, while the Lady Mustangs (6-8) faced Midland Chris-tian this morning in their consolation semifinal.

SMS girls win consolation at Big Spring tourney

December 9, 2010

The Sweetwater Middle School seventh grade girls White team (shown) and eighth grade girls White team show off their hardware at the recent Big Spring tournament. Both of the SMS basketball teams finished as the consolation champions in their respective brackets at the three-day tournament, which ended this past Saturday.

B’well, Roscoe boys get Ws but two fall in OT

December 9, 2010

Two area basketball teams, the Roscoe and Blackwell boys, won on Tuesday night.
Roscoe’s boys (3-2) won at Baird 55-32 for their third consecutive victory after an 0-2 start, while the Blackwell boys (4-6) beat Trent 66-51 in their game.
But in girls action on Tuesday, Roscoe and Highland both lost heartbreaking games that went to overtime. Roscoe (4-5) fell to Baird 29-25, while Highland (4-6) lost to Albany 38-34.
Albany also won the boys game by defeating Highland 59-26.

Mustangs, Lady Stangs are defeated at Merkel

December 8, 2010

Though it was a short trip, Tuesday proved to be a long night for both Sweetwater High School varsity basketball teams at Merkel.
The SHS girls lost 54-29 to the Lady Badgers, who are currently ranked No. 7 among all Class 2A teams by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Then the SHS boys — who just two weeks earlier had defeated Merkel 60-55 at Mustang Gym — fell victim to a horrible start and lost, 64-48. Both teams will get another shot at Merkel on Thursday, however, when they play first-round games at the Stanton tournament that runs through Saturday (see schedules below).

SHS teams are 4-for-4

December 8, 2010

All four Sweetwater High School sub-varsity teams won their games at Merkel on Tuesday.
Sweetwater’s JV girls are now 10-0 this season after a 40-32 victory.
The teams were locked in a 20-20 tie at halftime, but Sweetwater limited Merkel to 12 points in the second half. Janell Walker scored 14 points to pace Sweetwater while Shelby Cason and Elise Lawrence scored eight points, Kelsi Crosson seven and Ashley Kincheloe three.
Sweetwater’s freshman girls are also having an excellent season.

Mustang football players honored

December 7, 2010

Sweetwater High School held its annual football banquet Monday at Texas State Technical College to honor the 2010 Mustang football players, as well as the SHS cheerleaders and student trainers. SHS coach Craig Slaughter is pictured introducing his varsity players. A highlight video of the season was also shown during the banquet.

SW hoop teams go to Merkel

December 7, 2010

After a busy weekend of tournament play, all of the Nolan County area high school basketball teams are back in action for single games today.
The Sweetwater girls and boys will both go to Merkel with the Lady Mustangs tipping off at 6:30 p.m. and the Mustangs at 8. The freshman and JV teams will also take on Merkel today.
The Mustangs took fourth place at Coahoma’s tourna-ment over the weekend, while the Lady Mustangs reached the consolation finals at Ballinger’s three-day tournament.

Weekend tournament results

December 7, 2010

COAHOMA
TOURNAMENT
(Sweetwater varsity boys)
Game 1:
Sweetwater 51,
Seminole JV 46
Top scorers: Paxton Kelley 13, Taylor Jones 12.
Coahoma 54,
Sweetwater 45
(Semifinals)
Top scorer: Paxton Kelley 21.
Jim Ned 80,
Sweetwater 31
(Third-place game)
Top scorer: Paxton Kelley 18.
Notes: Sweetwater boys are now 4-3. Paxton Kelley was named to the all-tournament team.
BALLINGER
TOURNAMENT
(Sweetwater varsity girls)
Sweetwater 60,
Winters 51
Top scorer: Alicia Finn 19.
Ballinger 43,
Sweetwater 31
Top scorer: Alicia Finn 8.
Sweetwater 39,
Christoval 25

Seven Hornets are all-district

December 4, 2010

Highland’s Thomas Stew-art has been named to the All-District 6 Division I six-man first team as a utility player and linebacker.
Landon Rowlett (center), Ron Covington (quarterback, cornerback), Michael Hyde (utility back, safety)and Peyton Howard (defensive lineman) all made the second team while Jordan Rowan (tight end) and Dan-iel Nelson (safety) received honorable mention.

This week’s basketball

December 4, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 6
Roscoe junior high girls host Hamlin, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys at Hamlin, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Veribest starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 7
Sweetwater girls at Merkel — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Merkel — freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Baird starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Albany starting at 4 p.m.

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