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August 18th, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. â Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard, who now plays for the NFLâs Minnesota Vikings, was his teamâs leading rusher in a 30-28 come-from-behind preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sat-urday.
MONDAY, AUG. 18
Sweetwater JV (6 p.m.) and varsity (7 p.m.) teams at Sterling City.
TUESDAY, AUG. 19
Sweetwater freshman (6 p.m.), JV (7 p.m.) and varsity (8 p.m.) teams play at Water Valley.
THURSDAY, AUG. 21
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Clyde (scrimmage), times TBA. Note: All of Sweetwater High Schoolâs fall sports athletes will be introduced afterward.
FRIDAY, AUG. 22
Roscoe JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6 p.m.) teams at Munday (scrimmage).
Highland JV and varsity host Jayton (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
SAN ANGELO â It looks like opposing defenses may be in for another long year against Sweetwater when the season begins Aug. 29.
Sweetwater, which aver-aged 34 points a season this past year, scored six times on Friday in its season-opening scrimmage when the Mustangs traveled to San Angelo to face the Class 5A Lake View Chiefs.
This past week Sweetwater Middle School held a three-day volleyball camp for students entering grades 4-8 this year. Pictured above are the students, who inclu-ded the following: Marissa Villanueva, Zoee Jeffrey, Blayke Bewley, Summer Turner, Josie Sanchez, Kara Lehnert, Elli Lehnert, Kaci Webb, Riley Dodd, Nikki Gutierrez, Kaylee Campbell, Samantha Jones, Mia Valdez, Kyrsten Smith, Christyn Allen, Kolbi Turner, Julia Rees, Kathryn Browning, Annisa McCollom, Maddie Hicks, Cyera Pieper, Kaitlyn Chance, Miranda Sloan, Shavie Green and Meghan Olguin.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs volleyball team won its first two matches of the year by defeating two San Angelo area schools, Grape Creek and Lake View, this past week before losing at Abilene Cooper on Thursday.
Sweetwater swept both Grape Creek and Lake View by 3-0 scores, beating Grape Creek at home 25-19, 25-19, 25-13 this past Monday and winning at Lake View on Tuesday by scores of 25-18, 25-11 and 26-24.
After nearly two weeks of hitting each other in prac-tices, the four area high school football teams finally get a taste of outside competition starting today.
In 11-man ball, Sweet-water goes to San Angeloâs Bobcat Stadium this evening for its opening scrimmage against San Angelo Lake View, while Roscoe is at home to take on Haskell. Sweetwaterâs scrimmage is set to begin with the JV and freshman teams at 5 p.m., with the varsity taking the field at approximately 6:15, according to Mustang coach Shane Mobley, while Roscoe will begin its skir-mish at 6 p.m.
This yearâs Roscoe Plowboys football team was introduced during the schoolâs âPlowboy Previewâ that was held Thursday night at Plowboy Field.
School cheerleaders and the Roscoe band also performed for the public. Roscoe hosts Haskell in its opening scrimmage today starting at 6 p.m.
After a few lean years, the Blackwell football program has produced back-to-back playoff appearances and in 2013, the Hornets got their first postseason win since 1996 before falling to the eventual state champions â Grandfalls-Royalty â in the second round.
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Itâs been five years since Highland played for a Six-Man (now Class 1A) state championship. But it probably feels like an eternity to Hornet fans because Highland hasnât been back to the playoffs since.