Archive - Sports Article
April 1st, 2014
Eight athletes from Nolan County, along with Highland coach Shea Baucom, today received Class 1A, Division II All-Big Country basketball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
The top All-Big Country honors went to Highlandâ€™ senior post Sierra Allen, who was selected the Class 1A, Division II All-Big Country girls MVP, and Baucom, who is the All-Big Country Coach of the Year. Baucom also won the honor in 2013 from the Reporter-News.
Receiving All-Big Country girls honorable mention were Hannah Allen, Madi-son Moseley and Beth Rich-burg of Highland and Eva Aguayo of Roscoe.
Sweetwater Little League held its opening ceremonies on Saturday for all players in the T-Ball (ages 5-6), Farm (7-8), Minor (9-10) and Major League (11-12) divisions.
After the ceremonies, season-opening games in T-Ball and Farm League were played. There are a total of 27 teams this year, in-cluding two in Junior League (ages 13-14).
Find more photos on Page 5 in today's edition.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
Highland teams at district tournament in Baird.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3
Blackwell teams will play at Robert Lee tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls play second leg of District 4-3A tournament at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Golf Course (Wylie host team).
Hoping to pull back into a first-place tie with a bounceback win here Friday, the Sweetwater baseball team suffered another defeat in-stead.
They also had a season-low two hits, both coming on back-to-back singles in the second inning, along with five errors.
Yet the Mustangs, who never led, kept it interesting until the end at Sportsmanâ€™s Park before losing, 4-3, to Wylie in a key District 4-3A game for both teams.
Wylie (4-0) out-hit the Mustangs 7-2, but Sweet-water (2-2) took advantage of its few offensive opportunities to stay within strik-ing distance.
Down 5-0, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball scratched across a pair of runs against Wylie in the fourth inning of Fridayâ€™s game to get within 5-2.
But Wylie came back to push across three runs after that as the Lady Bulldogs won, 8-2, to drop Sweet-water to 0-5 in district play.
Sweetwater scored in the fourth after Naomi Gonzales led off with a single.
Sweetwater carded a 373 and is in third place, 37 shots out of the lead, after the first leg of the District 4-3A girls golf tournament on Thursday that was held at the Ward County Golf Course in Monahans.
First-round host Mona-hans has the lead at 336, followed by Snyder (340), Sweetwater, Big Spring (386), Greenwood (391), Sweetwater No. 2 (412), Monahans No. 2 (425) and Wylie (429), which hosts the second leg April 4. The final leg of the 54-hole event will be on April 7 at Snyder.
THURSDAY, MARCH 27
Sweetwater girls play first leg of district tournament at Monahans.
Sweetwater JV will play at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Merkel meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 28
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Wylie at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity girls (select few) will compete at Texas Relays in Austin.
Blackwell varsity teams will host meet.
Roscoe varsity teams will compete at Aspermont meet.
Several Sweetwater JV athletes had top finishes at the Snyder track meet that was held on March 20.
Individuals who placed include the following:
159 points (2nd place)
3200 â€” Brandon Gutierrez 1st (12:39); Michael Garcia 2nd (12:45); Nathan Browning 6th (13:38)
400 relay â€” 2nd (46.55 â€” Max Gomez, Michael Lawrence, Jacoby Hunt, Michael Green)
800 â€” Keegan Von Atzigen 2nd (2:17); Garrett Davison 5th (2:38)
110 hurdles â€” Colby Green-wood 3rd (17.9)
100 â€” Jacoby Hunt 4th (12.2)
800 relay â€” 1st (1:38.4 â€” Max Gomez, Michael Lawrence, Jaco-by Hunt, Michael Green)
Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen along with her sister, Han-nah, are all-state selections by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in Class 1A, Division II. Both Allens are also all-region selections by the TABC in Class 1A, Division II along with two Highland teammates, Beth Richburg and Madison Moseley. All four players helped Highland advance to state for the second consec-utive year before losing to Calvert. All-region honors also went to Roscoeâ€™s Jesus Leanos (boys) and Eva Aguayo (girls), giving Nolan County six TABC honorees.
Blackwell players named all-district
Highlandâ€™s boys and girls both captured team titles this Friday at the Trent track meet as they both scored 166 points.
Blackwell scored 38 points in the boys division and 33 in the girls division.
Area athletes who came through with top-three fin-ishes were as follows:
166 points (1st)
High jump â€” Jacob Richburg 2nd (5-8)
Pole vault â€” Michael Hyde 1st (11-0); Sheldon Hall 3rd (7-6)
Triple jump â€” Ethan Wilson 3rd (36-1)
3200 â€” Eli Shelton 3rd (13:03.15)
110 hurdles â€” Jacob Richburg 1st (19.11); Jon Basye 3rd (19.33)
800 relay â€” 2nd (1:42.3)