SHS teams finish up homestands with crucial games against Wylie

Today’s contests against Wylie will be the last of four straight home games for Sweetwater High School’s baseball and softball teams against district opponents. Furthermore, they will be the last home games of the 2011 season for both teams.And for the two squads, a victory today is crucial to remain viable contenders in District 5-3A, though the 2-3 Lady Mustang softball team — which will host Wylie at 5 p.m. — has more wiggle room than the 1-3 baseball team, which entertains Wylie at 7 p.m.However, Coach Roland Herrera’s Mustangs are the “hotter” team right now after beating Big Spring 3-2 here Tuesday for their first win in district play. The Lady Mustangs fell 5-1 to Big Spring on Tuesday. Today’s softball game will be both “Senior Night” and “Strike Out Cancer Awareness.”Sweetwater’s JV baseball team (2-2 district) goes to Wylie at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Mustangs got off to an 0-2 start by losing to Wylie 22-11 in its district opener and then falling to Brownwood 8-7 in its next outing a week later. But since those defeats, Coach Chance Evans’ team has defeated Snyder 6-3 and routed Big Spring 12-3.Tennis teams tune up for districtSweetwater’s tennis teams played at Snyder last week to get ready for this week’s district tournaments.The JV team’s individual winners were Bryan Vause-Michael Redondo, who won consolation in boys doubles, and Javier Solano, who was second in boys singles. Vause and Redondo opened by losing to a Mid-land Lee pairing before winning their next three matches. Solano beat Nathan Haynes of Frenship, Logan Perry of Snyder and Casey Bass of Westbrook before losing his final. Varsity winners were Joe Lopez, boys singles consolation; Dugan Thompson, first in girls singles; Heidi Taylor, third in girls singles; and Chris Hernandez-Jenny Ordway, second in mixed doubles.SMS boys trackHere are the Sweetwater Middle School boys track results from Colorado City’s recent meet:7TH GRADE BOYS2400 — Brandon Gutierrez 1st (9:18.97)400 relay — 4th (52.76 — Michael Lawrence, Daniel Camacho, Max Nemir, DeShawn Williams800 — Spencer Little 3rd (2:47.80); Isaiah Gonzales 4th (2:48.60)110 hurdles — Mark Lawrence 4th (20.24)100 — DeShawn Williams 3rd (13.00)800 relay — 3rd (1;55.09 — Michael Lawrence, Camacho, Max Gomez, Williams)300 hurdles — Mark Lawrence 3rd (50.93); Max Nemir 4th (50.96)1600 — Brandon Gutierrez 1st (5:45.12)1600 relay — 4th (4:24.49 — Camacho, Nemir, Mark Lawrence, Gomez)Discus — Joe Ruiz 5th (77-8 1/2)Long jump — DeShawn Williams 6th (15-0 1/2)8TH GRADE BOYS2400 — Colton Scott 3rd (9:57.53)400 relay — 2nd (47.76 — Bray Amos, Victor Hernandez, Isaiah McGee, T.C. Huitt)800 — Gwan Hill 4th (2:32.04)110 hurdles — Zachary Carras-co 6th (20.59)100 — T.C. Huitt 1st (11.72); Martes Harris 3rd (12.23); Kris-topher Duran 5th (12.39)800 relay — 1st (1:41.03 — Amos, Hernandez, Duante Wil-liams, Huitt)400 — Isaiah McGee 1st (57.40); Tyler Lotzenhiser 4th (1:02.90); Martes Harris 6th (1:02.95)200 — Duante Williams 3rd (25.83); Kristopher Duran 4th (26.03)1600 — Gwan Hill 2nd (5:31.85); Colton Scott (5:55.16)1600 relay — 2nd (4:03 — Amos, Hernandez, Duran, McGee)Discus — Keagan Jeffrey 3rd (100-1); Wesley Maxwell 5th (94-3)Long jump — Bray Amos 4th (17-2 1/2)Triple jump — Duante Williams 2nd (36-8 3/4)