Sweetwater and Pecos have agreed to have a one-game Class 3A bi-district softball playoff at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Lady Mustang head coach Tony Heredia. The playoff will be held at Lubbock Coronado High School.
Sweetwater made the playoffs as the second-place team in District 4-3A, while Pecos is the third-place team in District 3-3A. The playoff will be in Lubbock because many of Sweetwater’s players are competing at the regional track meet being held there this weekend.
Saturday’s winner will advance to the area playoffs to face Pampa.
Scott retiring as AHS tennis coach
Sweetwater native Fred Scott is retiring after 16 years as the tennis coach at Abilene High School.
During his tenure, AHS was 247-47 in dual matches and won 10 district champ-ionships in fall team tennis, qualifying for 14 regional tournaments and winning the Class 5A state title in 1999. He also coached more than 40 regional qualifiers and 18 state qualifiers in the spring season. His father, Freddie L. Scott, is a former longtime tennis coach at Sweetwater. As a high school player at Sweetwater, Fred Scott twice reached the Class 3A state tournament in boys doubles.