Archive - Sports Article
June 30th, 2014
Andrew Melendez of the Junior Leaguers (ages 13-14, shown), Leo Holsey of the 9-10 year-olds and Antonio Heredia of the 11-12 year-olds were among Sweetwaterâ€™s pitchers this past weekend at various District 5 Little League all-star tournament games being played in the Abilene area.
Greg Aiken wonâ€™t be goi-ng far from home when he continues his baseball car-eer in college.
Aiken, a four-year starter at first base for Sweetwater who was the district MVP in his senior year, committed to play for McMurry University in Abilene after playing in a high school all-star game in Round Rock. There, he helped the North to an 8-1 win over the South all-stars at Dell Diamond, which also was home to the state high school baseball tournament in May.
A Mustang Junior Golf Clinic will be held Tuesday through Thursday, July 1-3, at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. daily. The cost is $60 per child, but family discounts will be available.
The clinic will be taught by Ashley Timm, Michael Hunt and Don Timm. For more information, please call Ashley Timm at (325) 338-8055 or Don Timm at (325) 235-8093.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars began bracket play Friday with a convincing 14-4 win over Breckenridge.
However, Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars came up just short, 8-7, in their bracket game against Abilene Southern and needed a bounceback win Saturday over Merkel to avoid elimination at their District 5 Little League tournament.
The Junior Leaguers were to play Clyde in a winners bracket game on Saturday afternoon at Abilene North.
Sweetwater batted .500 to begin bracket play Thurs-day at separate District 5 Little League all-star tour-naments being held in the Abilene area. The 11-12 year-olds defeated Jim Ned 15-5, but the 9-10 year-olds lost their game to Jim Ned 13-10 to fall into the losers bracket and need a bounce-back win Saturday in order to avoid elimination.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars will begin bracket play to-day. They will be playing Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.
After going 0-2 in pool play, two Sweetwater Little League all-star teams â€” the 9-10 year-olds and 11-12 year-olds â€” will try for a fresh start in bracket play tonight at their respective District 5 tournaments.
The Junior League (13-14) all-stars, 2-0 in their pool games, start bracket play on Friday and will try to keep a good thing going.
The 9-10 and 11-12 year-olds play Jim Ned tonight â€” the latter at 6 p.m. at Abilene Northern; the former at 7 p.m. at Jim Ned.
The Junior Leaguers play Breckenridge at 8 p.m. Fri-day to start bracket play at Abilene North.
After going 2-0 in their pool games, the Sweetwater Junior League all-stars will begin double-elimin-ation bracket play Friday in their District 5 tournament. Sweetwater plays Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.
Kneeling from left, Andrew Melen-dez, Mason Maxwell, Tai-den Smith, Noah Marti-nez, Nick Figueroa; stan-ding, Ky Hoover, coach Randy Melendez, Jordan McGee, Tanner Beasley, manager Kenny Maxwell, Christopher Thompson and Isak Alvarez.
Not pictured are players Kiante McCoy and Taylor Tur-ney and coach Neal Hoo-ver.
Six Sweetwater High School athletes â€” three seniors and three juniors â€” earned All-Big Country baseball recognition Sunday from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Senior first baseman Greg Aiken was named to the starting infield after a season in which he hit .443 with 12 doubles, three triples and 34 RBIs in 77 at-bats, along with a .990 fielding percentage. Aiken, a four-year starter, was also named District 4-3A MVP.
A basketball camp was held at Roscoe Collegiate High School last week for boys and girls entering grades 1-5 next year.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tourna-ment that runs through early July.
Bottom row from left, Jacob Roden, Antonio (A.J.) Ramirez, Rylan Hayes, Darian Carr; second row, Reese Hayes, Blake Andrus, Austin Moreland, Rylen Moncada; third row, Tyler Warner, Junior Martinez, Antonio Heredia, Daiman Atkins; top row, coach Tony Roden, coach Kelly Andrus, manager Randall Rea.