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Basketball tournament season begins Thursday

November 28, 2012

With the month of Dec-ember almost here, the basketball tournament season is set to arrive as several Nolan County high school teams compete in three-day events starting Thursday.
The Sweetwater girls and boys are in Ballinger, while Blackwell hosts its annual Oak Creek Classic. Highland’s varsity boys and JV girls are also in Blackwell’s tournament, while the Highland varsity girls are going to Bronte.
Here are the area tournament schedules:
BALLINGER TOURNAMENT
(Sweetwater girls)
THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE
10:30 a.m. — Clyde vs. Ballinger
Noon — Sweetwater vs. Abilene JV

Finn is perfect in debut for HSU

November 28, 2012

Former Sweetwater High School athlete Alicia Finn had a perfect shooting day from the field on Saturday against Trinity University when she made her debut for the Hardin-Simmons University girls basketball team, helping them to a 77-75 victory at Trinity’s Thanksgiving tournament in San Antonio. Finn, a freshman, had four points in the game for the Cowgirls as she made her only field goal attempt in the contest and also sank both of her free throw shots.

Bowl is set to host two more playoffs

November 27, 2012

Another busy weekend of high school playoff football action is scheduled at Mus-tang Bowl with two more games on tap.
On Friday, a pair of Class 3A schools, Midland Green-wood and Graham, meet at 7:30 p.m. in a Division II regional. Greenwood, the No. 3 team in District 4-3A, is 9-3 while Graham, the champion of District 5-3A, is 11-1. The winner will face either Monahans or Gates-ville, who also play Friday, in the state quarterfinals.

This week’s basketball

November 26, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 26
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Monahans, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams at Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Bronte starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27
Sweetwater girls host Abernathy — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Wall — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Hawley (season openers for JV and varsity boys) starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams vs. McCamey at site TBD starting at 4 p.m.

Six spikers honored

November 26, 2012

Six members of Sweetwa-ter High School’s volleyball team have garnered all-District 4-3A recognition.
Setter Suede Shirley and outside hitter Kendra Cros-son made the all-District 4-3A first team. Middle blockers Kathleen Campbell and Shelby Cason and outside hitter-middle blocker Kelsi Crosson were all named to the second team, and libero Janell Walker earned all-district honorable mention. All six players are seniors.
This is the third straight year for Shirley, Kendra Crosson and Campbell to be named either first- or second-team all-district.

All-District 4-3A:

Sweetwater sub-varsity hoop scores

November 26, 2012

JV girls 47, Early 32
Shaneese Brown 17, Cier-ra Knox 11, Nisha Williams 6, Lexi Castillo 4, Maddie Jones 3, Abby McPherson 3, Jasmine Reddic 3.

Freshman girls 23, Early 7
Sweewater record: 4-3.

Coleman 45, JV boys 30
Jack Poe 7, Marquees Jenkins 6, Denzell Moore 4, Colton Belew 4, Johnathan Browning 4, Hardy Escobar 3, Matthew Trevino 1.

Ballinger 40, JV-freshman boys 32
Jack Poe 11, Denzell Moore 9, Marquees Jenkins 4, Mike McCoy 4, Colton Belew 2, Brandon Sutton 2.

Sweetwater Middle School basketball results

November 26, 2012

GIRLS VS. GREENWOOD
8th grade Red: 31-28
Lauren Jones 9, Kensi Chowning 8, Annalise Espi-noza 4, Stephanie Castillo 4, Maddie Berry 4, Kaitlyn Foster 1, Shauna Faucett 1.
8th grade White: 56-12
Lexie Kamer 19, Christa Martin 8, Robbi Hannah 8, Amber Smith 8, Danielle Vega 5, Sonya Sanchez 2, Angel Hogan 2, Jennifer Medellin 2, Katelynn Pain-ter 2.
7th grade Red: 7-57
Jessica Poe 4, Angela Blueford 3.
GIRLS VS. BIG SPRING
8th grade White: 18-14
Amber Smith 6, Lexie Kamer 5, Angel Hogan 3, Sonya Sanchez 2.
BOYS VS. GREENWOOD
7th grade Red: 30-14

Hamlin, Bangs advance at Bowl

November 26, 2012

Hamlin and Bangs ad-vanced to the next round of the state playoffs after winning Friday in an area-round playoff doublehea-der at Mustang Bowl.
CLASS 1A, DIVISION II
Hamlin 21, Eldorado 17
Hamlin led 14-3 after three quarters, but the Pied Pipers found them-selves trailing 17-14 after Eldorado came up with two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the span of a little over three minutes.

Formula One racing in Texas

November 21, 2012

Former Sweetwater ISD superintendent Steve Maikell was in Austin last weekend to see the first Formula One race on American soil since 2007 and submitted these pictures to the Reporter.
Shown below during the final qualifying is eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton, who on Sunday drove his McLaren car to victory in the U.S. Grand Prix. Hamilton held off Sebastian Vettel for the final 14 laps to capture his fourth victory of the 2012 season.
The race was held on Austin’s new $400 million Circuit of the Americas track that was completed this past June.

C-City hands Plowgirls 1st defeat

November 21, 2012

Colorado City rallied from a 19-17 deficit after three quarters to hand Roscoe’s Plowgirls their first defeat of the year, 27-23, in Roscoe on Tuesday.
Stina Tomlin led Roscoe (4-1) with five points. Torrey Willman, Kendall Moses, Faith Boren and Carolina Perez scored four points and Shelby Brown two.
Also Tuesday, Highland swept both ends of its doubleheader against Baird with the boys (1-2) getting their first win of the year, 40-32, and the girls (4-2) rolling to a 43-28 win over Baird.

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