SHS boys to start at Early

Sweetwater High School’s boys begin play when they and the girls travel to Early for a basketball doublehea-der today.The Mustangs return two all-district players — first-team honoree Kaleb Hoover and second-team pick Dylan Bennett — as well as two who got honorable mention, Isaiah McGee and Rhett Torres, from a 13-15 squad. With that talent, the Mustangs are hoping to improve on their fifth-place record (2-8) in district.The Highland and Roscoe boys start today at Panther Creek and Colorado City, re-spectively, and the Blackwell girls go to Loraine for their opener, while the Blackwell boys will delay the begin-ning of their season due to the football playoffs.Sweetwater’s girls (1-2) are playing for the first time in a week. In its last out-ing, Sweetwater lost 43-42 to Wichita Falls Hirschi.The Highland, Roscoe and Blackwell girls all play in tournaments beginning Thursday. Highland’s girls go to Abilene for the annual Key City tournament, while Roscoe will play at a tourn-ament at Irion County and Blackwell’s girls are at Westbrook tournament. The Sweetwater’s freshman and JV girls go to Jim Ned for a tournament