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April 22nd, 2014
A number of athletes from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland have qualified to compete in the Region II-A, Division II track meet — to be held at Angelo State University this Friday and Saturday — as the result of top-four finishes last Friday at the 13A-14A area meet held in Highland.
Despite winning 68 per-cent of its games this sea-son, the Sweetwater base-ball team needs at least one more victory to assure itself of a trip to the playoffs.
A win at Snyder in todayâ€™s 7 p.m. regular season finale guarantees the Mustangs â€” 4-5 in District 4-3A, 17-8 overall â€” no worse than a third-place tie with Monahans, which like Snyder is also currently at 4-5. Monahans will host Greenwood (1-8) today.
Wylie (8-1) and Big Spring (6-3) are guaranteed playoff berths. Sweetwater, Snyder and Monahans are fighting for the other two spots.
MONDAY, APRIL 21
Sweetwater junior varsity hosts Snyder, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater High School holds its All Sports Banquet at Nolan County Coliseum annex starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Sweetwater qualifiers are competing at Region I-3A meet in Lubbock (Texas Tech University).
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers are competing at Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State University, San Angelo.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
ABILENE â€” Friday may be the last time that Sweet-water and Wylie are district rivals for a long time.
For Sweetwater, the score at Bulldog Field â€” a 1-0 victory for Wylie â€” means that its 2014 season may not last much longer. It sets up a huge game on Tuesday at Snyder â€” a game where a Sweetwater loss could end its playoff hopes. Sweetwa-ter, Snyder and Monahans now share third place in District 4-3A with 4-5 rec-ords as a result of Fridayâ€™s other developments in the district, but just two of them will play on after their sea-son finales on Tuesday.
ABILENE â€” An 11-0, six-inning loss at Abilene Wylie ended the Sweetwater soft-ball teamâ€™s season Friday.
Sweetwater, which was 0-10 in district (9-16 overall), got singles by Cierra Knox, Shaneeee Brown and Maddie Berry in the game.
Wylie broke things open with a seven-run second inning, and used a three-run homer to get a 10-run mercy rule win in the sixth.
Wylie (6-4, 18-11) finished as the No. 3 team in district with Snyder (10-0) first and Greenwood (7-3) second. Snyder beat Greenwood 8-7 in eight innings at Green-wood in the season finale for both teams on Friday.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity track teams competed recently at their season-ending district meet in Big Spring.
The JV boys scored 138 points for a third-place fin-ish. Michael Green was the top overall athlete with 30 points. Michael Lawrence was the third best with 24 points and Brandon Gutier-rez and Jacoby Hunt (16 points) tied for ninth place.
The Sweetwater Young Guns, a 12-under travel team, won first place at an Abilene tournament that was held recently.
Sweetwater compiled a record of 3-1.
After losing 9-6 in their first pool game to Lubbockâ€™s Rivercats, the team defeated the West Texas Wranglers 9-8 in their final pool game and defeated the West Texas Bombers 7-2 in the semifinals the following day, then beat the Wranglers 8-6 for the championship.
The team also traveled to San Angelo one week earlier, where the Young Guns won the silver bracket championship.
The Sweetwater Youth Baseball League will have a Pitch, Hit and Run contest on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at Sweetwaterâ€™s Major League field. The event is free to all contestants, but participants must have their birth certificate to register. There will be four age groups for boys: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. The girls softball league has chosen not to participate this year.
If you would like to make a contribution to this event/project, please call Mickey Hayes at (325) 236-4464 or email at email@example.com.
The event is sponsored by Major League Baseball and Scottâ€™s.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s All Sports Banquet will be held Monday, April 21 starting at 6 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
PECOS â€” Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes on Thursday at the 3-3A/4-3A area meet for Sweetwater.
The boys qualified in six events at the area meet, including a pair of relays.
Pacing the Mustangsâ€™ effort was Johnathan Browning, who was a winner in the long jump (20-11 1/2) while also qualifying for regional competition in three other events.