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February 12th, 2015
The Sweetwater JV girls won 53-23 over Big Springâ€™s JV girls on Tuesday to fin-ish 7-3 in District 2-4A and 18-9 overall.
Texas Williams led Sweet-waterâ€™s win with 19 points while Sonora Medellin had 12 points and Jessica Poe 10. Angela Blueford had six points, Danielle Vega three, Ainsleigh Nelson two and Gewel Cherry one for the Lady Mustangs.
After ending its regular season Tuesday with a for-feit win over Loraine, the District 12-1A champion Highland girls basketball team has scheduled a play-off warmup game for this Saturday at 11 a.m. against Valley at Spur High School.
Highland, which has a 23-5 season record, finished 10-0 in 12-1A and was given a first-round bye. The Lady Hornets begin their playoff run late next week against the District 11-1A runnerup.
Visiting teams have not had a lot of trouble adjusting to their surroundings at Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Gym during district play. On Tuesday, it happened again as Big Spring won both ends of a varsity basketball doubleheader by lopsided scores in preparation for the playoffs that begin later this month.
Read more in Wednesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).
TUESDAY, FEB. 10
Sweetwater girls will host Big Spring â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p..m.
Sweetwater boys will host Big Spring â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe will host Hamlin â€” JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland varsity boys will host Loraine, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will play at Veribest starting at 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams host season-opening dual match vs. Abilene Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 12
Sweetwater vs. Big Spring usually means something in terms of playoff possibilities. And that will once again be the case tonight when the teams meet up for their final basketball doubleheader of the year at Mustang Gym.
Learn more in Tuesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.
The Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association plans to have additional signups for the 2015 season this week for girls 5-14 years of age.
The signups will be held from 6-8 p.m. on both Tuesday, Feb. 10 and Friday, Feb. 13 at the Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ warehouse. Please bring a copy of your daughterâ€™s birth certificate. Girls must be five years old by Jan. 1, 2015. The cost is $75 per child. No late signups.
Persons are also asked to bring used gloves, bats, helmets, cleats, pants and belts for an equipment swap.
The opening ceremonies for all Sweetwater Minor League (ages 9-10 as of April 1) and Major League (ages 11-12 as of April 1) baseball players will be Saturday, Feb. 28. Opening ceremonies for all T-Ball (ages 4-6 as of Jan. 1) and Farm League (ages 7-8 as of Jan. 1) players will be held Saturday, March 7.
For more information, persons are asked to contact Darrell Doggett at (325) 235-6902.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s Football Awards Banquet is set for Monday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the â€śCenterâ€ť at Texas State Technical College.
Tickets for $12 each will be available at the SHS fieldhouse until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Meal tickets will not be sold at the door.
Learn more in Tuesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67
Highland is sending two teams to the playoffs after its boys team qualified by beating Hermleigh, 60-21, on Friday. Four players hit double figures as the Hor-nets improved to 5-2 in Dis-trict 12-1A and clinched no worse than the No. 3 spot.
Read more in Monday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).