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June 30th, 2014
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.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tourna-ment that runs through early July.
Bottom row from left, Hector Medina, Ayden Rosas, Ector Mar-tinez, Ricky Delapaz; second row, Seth Garcia, Ethan Cortez, Braxton Gomez, Jonathan Galleg-os; third row, Andy Her-mosillio, Thomas Hernan-dez, Skyler Painter, Hol-ten Dickson; and top row, coach Mario Gomez, coach Heath Dickson and manager Andrew Medina.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are in a District 5 tournament that runs through early July. Bottom row from left, Zachary Flores, Brendin Atkins, Elvis Gonzales; second row, Blade Wood, Brennan Faucett, Jayton Cunnings, Antonio Neri; third row, Tayton Thompson, Korben Cunningham, Leo Holsey; and top row, coach Bandera Wood, coach Elvis Gonzales and manager Ron Atkins. Not pictured are players Harrison Foster and Logan Cornutt.
A six-year playoff drought will end this season for the Sweetwater football team.
So says Dave Campbellâ€™s Texas Football magazine, which is now available on newsstands and is predic-ting that the Mustangs will finish second in their new district (2-4A, Division II) to Monahans in 2014. The last time Sweetwater made the playoffs was 2008.
Blackwell â€” the only Nolan County school to reach the postseason each of the last two years â€” will make it again in 2014, ac-cording to the magazine. The Hornets are picked to finish second in their new district (7-1A, Division II) to Loraine.