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Sports camps are under way

June 3, 2014

Several young athletes from Nolan County are honing their skills at summer sports camps being held this week.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are holding basketball camps, and a baseball camp is being held at Sportsman’s Park.

Rangers stay alive; 3 other teams ousted

June 3, 2014

The Major League (11-12) Rangers were the only local team to avoid elimination Monday in District 5 Little League tournament action,
The Rangers were a 10-9 winner over Wylie’s Astros in their game at Wylie. The victory means Sweetwater will advance to face Clyde’s Horned Frogs beginning at 8 p.m. today at Abilene’s Cal Young Park, with the winner playing in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the same location.
If the Rangers win their next two games, they will play for the Major League title at 7 p.m. Thursday, with the title game also at Cal Young Park.

Junior League D’backs

June 2, 2014

Front row kneeling from left, Isak Alvarez, Noah Martinez, Mathew Hernandez, Ethan Cabal-lero, Bryan Mendez, Andrew Melendez, Jose Sanchez; back row standing, coach David Mendez, Tagen Adkins, manager Randy Melendez, Taylor Turney, Christopher Thompson, Carson Brownlow, Francisco Gar-ia, coach Arthur Arzate, coach Luis Martinez. Not pictured: Tristan Long-oria, Isaac Pena.

Four Sweetwater LL teams advance on 1st day

June 2, 2014

Sweetwater batted .500 on Saturday’s opening day of District 5 Little League tournament play, as four of its eight teams in action won their games to advance to today’s second round.
Sweetwater had two win-ning teams in Major League (ages 11-12) and one each in Minor League (ages 9-10) and Junior League (ages 13-14). Eliminated were two teams in Minor League and one each in the Major League and Junior League.

Sports camps

June 2, 2014

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. A concession stand will be available. The camp’s goal is to improve players’ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Send camp fee and registration form to: Jill Locklar, 709 FM 2035, Sweetwater, TX 79556.
Roscoe has four basketball camps in June.

Aiken chosen for THSBCA game

June 2, 2014

Sweetwater’s Greg Aiken has been chosen by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association to play in an upcoming all-star game this summer.

All-district softball

June 2, 2014

Sweetwater’s Abby Garcia has been named to the all-District 4-3A second team in softball as an outfielder. She is a sophomore. Also, junior Cierra Knox and sophomore Naomi Gonzales both received all-district honora-ble mention.

Mr. Mustang is chosen at SHS

June 2, 2014

Five senior boys athletes from Sweetwater High School were nominees for the title of “Mr. Mustang.” Pictured (from left) are Marquees Jenkins, Stephen May, Kaleb Hoover, Dylan Bennett and Andrew Davis.
Hoover (center) won the honor. He was an all-district performer in three sports — baseball, basketball and football — this past year.

Blackwell athletes receive honors at year-end banquet

June 2, 2014

Several Blackwell High School athletes were given top awards at a year-end sports banquet that was held May 22.
Jayden Jones and Matthew Lowry were the co-recipients for outstanding boys athlete at Blackwell this past school year and Brooklyn Harris was outstanding girls athlete.
Mason Magness was the top male scholar athlete and also received the boys Fighting Hornet award. Receiving the girls Fighting Hornet award was Shianne Solis, while Halee Sanderson was the top female scholar athlete.

Minor League Express

June 2, 2014

Front row seated from left, Jadyn Forbes, Zachary Flores, Roman Lopez; middle row kneeling, Ezra Martinez, Brendin Atkins, Corbin Gomez, Tucker Adkins; back row standing, manager James Flores, Christian Reid, Chase Soles, Tayton Thompson, Ethan Mendoza, coach Toby Forbes. Not pictured are coach Ron Atkins and player Wayland Smith.

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