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May 23rd, 2014
Seven graduating Sweetwater High School athletes will participate next month in an all-star sports festival that will have games in three area cities. The event, known as the Big Country Chevy Dealers FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) All-Star Festival, will be held from June 10-14.
From left are Micaela Reschman (volleyball), James Clift (baseball), Megan Carney (cheerleading), Kaleb Hoover (football), Kayla Chowning (cheerleading), Greg Aiken (baseball) and Caroline Lawrence (cheerleading).
A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp will be held June 2-5 at the Sweetwater Middle School gym on 305 Lamar Street. The camp is for students who have completed grades 2-8. The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated. A concession stand will be available. The campâ€™s goal is to improve playersâ€™ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Send camp fee and regis-tration form to: Jill Lock-lar, 709 FM 2035, Sweet-water, TX 79556.
Roscoe has four basketball camps in June.
Roscoeâ€™s Eva Aguayo and Highlandâ€™s Michael Hyde were among 52 athletes â€” all selected by the Abilene Reporter-News as Best of the Big Country Student-Athletes of the Week â€” who were honored during an awards dinner at Abilene Christian University this past Saturday.
The 52 student-athletes were nominated by their coaches on the criteria of leadership, character, team-work and on-field perfor-mance. The award was created to draw attention to those representing their programs in a positive way on and off the field.
The three biggest stories of the 2013-14 school year that involved local athletes all had a direct connection to Austin.
Two of them â€” the success of the Highland girls basketball team in late February as well as over a dozen Class 1A, Division II track athletes just this past weekend â€” had to do with great athletic achievement and getting to compete in University Interscholastic League events that were held in Austin.
The top Highland High School athletes in several sports were recognized at the schoolâ€™s end-of-the-year banquet held recently.
Michael Hyde was the re-cipient of three honors, as he was presented with the Hornet football and boys track and field awards as well as receiving a Fighting Hornet Award.
Others honored at the banquet as their sportâ€™s top athletes were Madison Moseley in cross country; Sierra Allen in girls basketball; Beth Richburg and Hannah Allen in girls track and field; and Ethan Wilson in boys basketball.
A Mustang Baseball Camp will be held June 2-5 at Sportsmanâ€™s Park (high school baseball field).
Sweetwater has the over-all MVP and the top new-comer â€” along with six first-team selections â€” on the All-District 4-3A base-ball team.
Greg Aiken, a senior and a four-year starter for Sweetwater at first base, got the highest honor by being named MVP. He led the team in batting (.442), hits (34), doubles (12), triples (4), RBI (34), and slugging (.740) while also hitting the Mustangsâ€™ only home run.
Aiken, a four-time all-district performer, also made just two errors at first base in 195 chances. Last year, he was named District 4-3Aâ€™s defensive MVP.
Shown, Quentin Wetsel waits for a chance to score from third base.
Find more photos on Monday's Sports page.
AUSTIN â€” All four relay teams from Nolan County â€” three from Roscoe and one from Highland â€” had medal-winning efforts on Saturday at the Region II-1A, Division II state track meet.
Yet that magnificent feat had to share the headline with other great accomplishments that were turned in this weekend by local athletes in Austin.
It was, quite simply, an embarrassment of riches as no fewer than 14 area track athletes won medals in just seven events.
WOODROW â€” Sweetwa-ter successfully fought back from a 4-0 deficit after two innings to take a 6-4 lead over host Lubbock Cooper after 5 1/2 innings Friday.
It was the same formula the Mustangs used to knock off Pecos a week earlier in bi-district, and they needed just six outs to get another win. This time, however, they couldnâ€™t pull it off.
Instead, Cooper rallied for three sixth-inning runs and a 7-6 win in Game 1 of the teamsâ€™ best-of-3 area playoff series that resumed at Sweetwater on Saturday, with the Mustangs (20-10) needing a pair of victories to keep their season alive.