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Mustangs packing to play Mules

September 4, 2014

Sweetwater came gallop-ing out of the gates to start its 2014 football season last week by thumping Lubbock High, 66-35, in one of its prolific offensive outbursts in school history.
That game was played at Sweetwater’s historic Mus-tang Bowl, which is celebra-ting its 75th anniversary this year, so a history-making win — which happened at the 10th annual Sammy Baugh Classic, no less — was perhaps fitting.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition in Sports.

VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad

September 3, 2014

Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster. (Sept. 3) 

Spikers crush Colorado City

September 3, 2014

After winning Game 1 against Colorado City, the Sweetwater volleyball team began Game 2 of Tuesday’s non-district match in lack-luster fashion, at one time trailing 10-5.
Coach Liz Miller didn’t like what she was seeing. “I could tell after the first few points that we’d get beat if we didn’t take care of busi-ness,” she said of her team’s Game 2 start.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition in Sports.

Local Sports Calendar

September 2, 2014

Cross Country
Sweetwater and Roscoe runners at Eula meet (this is the season-opening meet for Roscoe).
Sweetwater varsity will host San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen host Colorado City (middle school gym), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Colorado City, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Colorado City, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen will host Muleshoe, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Muleshoe, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV will play at Hamlin, 6 p.m.
Highland JV will play at Gordon, 4 p.m.

Up close and personal

September 2, 2014

A Lubbock High defender tries to bring down Sweetwater’s T.C. Huitt in Friday’s opener at the Bowl. Sweetwater won 66-35 and will travel to Muleshoe this Friday.

Blackwell falls to Sterling City

September 2, 2014

Visiting Blackwell held a 24-12 lead over Sterling City with one quarter left in its season opener on Friday, but the Eagles came back with 26 unanswered points for a 38-24 win.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition in Sports.

Banyard will be on Vikings’ practice squad despite having a strong preseason

September 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — After being released by the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, ex-Sweetwater High School running back Joe Banyard cleared waivers on Sunday and will join the team’s practice squad for the third straight year.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition in Sports.

‘Roos hold on to win finale

September 2, 2014

The Mustangs showed up at the Bowl again on Satur-day, and almost completed an amazing rally.
But Weatherford, after nearly blowing a 24-point second half lead, finally dis-covered some late magic as the Kangaroos rebounded to defeat Lubbock Coronado — like Sweetwater, known as the Mustangs — in a high-scoring, thrilling Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic finale by a score of 50-38.

Pick up Monday's edition to read the full story.

Mustangs run wild in opener

August 30, 2014

On Friday, Sweetwater’s football players seemed to be delivering a message for all those people who might have missed their scrimmages against San Angelo Lake View and Clyde, or for other reasons might not be aware of their abliities.
The message: Hey guys, we can score points. Any time. Anywhere. And you better be ready for us.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

Blackwell, Roscoe open the season by losing road contests

August 30, 2014

The Roscoe and Blackwell football teams began their seasons on the road Friday and find the going tough.
The Plowboys were beaten 46-14 at Hawley, while Blackwell fell 38-24 at Ster-ling City.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...


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