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February 5th, 2014
ABILENE â€” Despite a 82-39 loss Tuesday at Wylie and a 2-6 district record, Sweetwaterâ€™s boys basketball team can still make the playoffs.
But they probably canâ€™t afford another loss in either of their last two games.
Sweetwater stayed within striking distance of Wylie â€” the No. 5 team in Class 3A â€” for most of the first half but was overwhelmed over the final two periods.
Wylie, 23-3 overall and a perfect 8-0 in district play, was up 7-0 before the Mus-tangs scored.
The 2014 football schedule for Sweetwater High School, which was released today by Mustang head football coach Shane Mobley following Monday's biennial realignment by the University Interscholastic League, is a blend of the familiar and the unfamiliar.
It also includes just two teams that had a winning record this past season, although six went to the playoffs in 2013.
Of the 10 games on Sweetwater's 2014 schedule, five will be against schools the Mustangs faced the past two years â€” current District 4-3A foes Midland Greenwood, Monahans and Snyder along with Andrews and Breckenridge.
Due to UIL realignment, tonight will mark the last time for at least two years that the Sweetwater girls basketball team plays a district game against Wylie.
The Lady Mustangs (4-5 district, 9-13 overall) â€” who will make the trip to Wylie (9-0, 24-5) for a 6:15 p.m. tipoff â€” just hope it wonâ€™t also be their final game of the season.
Three area boys basket-ball teams â€” Highland and Roscoe in District 13-1A and Blackwell in District 14-1A â€” are still trying to nail down a spot in the playoffs with only three games left.
Highland (5-2), which is in second place in 13-1A, will sew up a playoff berth with a win over Hermleigh (3-4) today and Roscoe (4-3) assures itself of a tie for the No. 3 spot by beating Loraine (0-7) â€” assuming Highland also wins today.
Talk about changes.
Here's a summary of the many things that directly affect Sweetwater when the University Interscholastic League released its biennial realignment today:
(1) Sweetwater will no longer be in the same district with longtime tormenter Wylie starting with the 2014-15 school year. Actually, make that districts. The same can be said in football for longtime rivals Snyder and Big Spring.
MONDAY, FEB. 3
Blackwell junior high teams will play at Garden City starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host scrimmages with Merkel and Albany at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, FEB. 4
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland (season-opening scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Wylie â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will play at Wylie â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
SNYDER â€” Instead of a three-game winning streak and a playoff spot in District 4-3A, the Sweetwater girls basketball team were unable to build on a promising start at Snyder on Friday. As a result, the playoff hopes will have to wait awhile longer.
Sweetwater, after leading most of the first half, saw a 15-10 advantage turn into a 19-16 halftime deficit and never recovered, as the Lady Tigers came away with a 50-42 win to move into a three-way tie with Sweet-water and Big Spring for third place.
SNYDER â€” After losing four games in a row to fall near the bottom of District 4-3A, the Sweetwater boys basketball team took out its frustration with a dominant 44-27 win at Snyder on Fri-day to keep its flickering playoff hopes alive.
Led by Kaleb Hoover with 22 points and Dylan Ben-nettâ€™s 13, Sweetwater â€” now 2-5 in district play as well as 13-5 overall â€” excelled against the last-place Tigers in most areas, especially on defense.
The Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association will have two more signups at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse for girls 5-14 years of age. Signups will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 7 from 6-8 p.m. on both nights. Please bring a copy of the childâ€™s birth certificate. For more information, call Tracy Villanueva at (325) 455-5485 or Gloria Martinez at (325) 721-8080. No late signups will be allowed.
The visiting teams from Highland emerged with a sweep on Friday against Roscoe in the teamsâ€™ District 13-1A doubleheader.
Highlandâ€™s girls clinched the 13-1A title with a 54-19 win, while Highlandâ€™s boys defeated Roscoe 36-33 to move into second place in 13-1A with three games left.
Blackwellâ€™s results at Bronte were not available at press time on Saturday.