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Tickets for SHS Football Awards Banquet are available at fieldhouse through Feb. 18

February 10, 2015

Sweetwater High School’s Football Awards Banquet is set for Monday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the “Center” at Texas State Technical College.
Tickets for $12 each will be available at the SHS fieldhouse until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Meal tickets will not be sold at the door.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 9, 2015

Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78

The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.

(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67

Highland now has two teams in playoffs

February 9, 2015

Highland is sending two teams to the playoffs after its boys team qualified by beating Hermleigh, 60-21, on Friday. Four players hit double figures as the Hor-nets improved to 5-2 in Dis-trict 12-1A and clinched no worse than the No. 3 spot.

Read more in Monday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Weekly sports calendar

February 9, 2015

Sweetwater varsity will play season-opening scrimmage at Odessa Permian, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will host Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys will play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Merkel (scrimmage), 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will host Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p..m.
Sweetwater boys will host Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.

Valiant effort falls just short for Lady ‘Stangs

February 9, 2015

LUBBOCK — A winless district campaign almost produced a breakthrough Friday, as the Sweetwater girls basketball team put itself in position for a win at Lubbock Estacado after trailing by six points in the fourth quarter. Down 40-34, Sweetwater used an 8-1 run, capped by two Lauren Jones free throws, to lead 42-41 with 1:07 left. But Estacado scored the next three points to regain the lead, and held on for a 44-42 win when Cierra Knox’s shot from the baseline went in and came right back out as the buzzer sounded.

No. 8 Mats wrap up berth with 83-41 win

February 9, 2015

LUBBOCK — No. 8-ranked Lubbock Estacado wrapped up a playoff berth on Friday in District 2-4A, with an 83-41 win over Sweetwater that put the Mustangs’ hopes of making the postseason on the brink.

Learn more in our weekend edition, in print or subscribing to our e-edition.

Lady Mustang golfers win at Abilene

February 9, 2015

Members of the Sweetwater High School girls golf team pose with their hardware after a season-opening win this past week in the Wylie tournament at Abilene’s Diamondback Golf Club. Sweetwater shot 387, 20 shots better than second-place Graham’s one-day total.

Read more in our weekend edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

More all-state recognition

February 6, 2015

The postseason all-state football accolades continue to mount for Sweetwater.
On Wednesday, five Mus-tangs received Class 4A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association, and Sweetwater’s Isaiah McGee was honored at two different positions.

Read more in Friday's edition, in print or e-edition.

Local sports calendar

February 5, 2015

Blackwell junior high boys will play at district tournament in Sterling City.
Sweetwater girls at Lubbock Estacado — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Lubbock Estacado — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe at Hawley — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Hermleigh starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will host Garden City starting at 6:15 p.m.

Lady Hornets stop W’brook, wrap up No. 1 seed in 12-1A

February 5, 2015

The No. 4-ranked High-land girls basketball team clinched the No. 1 seed from District 12-1A with a 67-33 win over Westbrook on Tuesday. Highland (8-0 in district) led 20-6, 37-18 and 50-26 at the breaks to maintain its two-game lead over Ira, which got a forfeit win Tuesday over Loraine, with two to play. Highland, however, has already defeated Ira in both of their district meetings.

Read more in Thursday's newspaper, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

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