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SHS girls golf team 2nd at its Classic

February 25, 2014

The Sweetwater High School girls golf team shot a two-day score of 751 at its Sweetwater Golf Classic this past weekend for a second-place finish.
Sweetwater shot 364 in Friday’s opening round and finished with a 387 on Saturday at the event held at Sweetwater Country Club.
The Lady Mustangs finished 33 shots behind first-place Midland Greenwood, which shot an opening 355 and finished with a 363 for a winning 718 total.

Highland students show support

February 24, 2014

Highland students of all ages were at Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum on Saturday to cheer for the Highland girls basketball team as the Lady Hornets defeated Garden City 51-37 to advance to this week’s state tournament in Austin.
Find more photos on page 5 of today's edition.

Weekly sports calendar

February 24, 2014

Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene High sophomores, 6 p.m.
Blackwell girls will play at Eden tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams at Snyder, 4 p.m.
Highland junior high teams (opener) at Westbrook.
Sweetwater varsity at Ranger Junior College JV, 4 p.m.
Blackwell boys will play at Eden tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams play at San Angelo Lake View at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls and Highland teams will play at Baird tournament.

Lion tamers

February 24, 2014

ABILENE — They’ve often battled for district championships in the past.
But on Friday, the stakes were even higher for High-land and Roby as the two old rivals met in a Region II-1A, Division II girls semifinal at Abilene Christian Univer-sity’s Moody Coliseum.
And unlike most of those earlier meetings, this one was no contest.
No. 2-ranked Highland (27-3) was in complete control from the opening tip, racing to a 12-0 lead before Roby got on the board with 4:57 left in the first quarter.

Highland begins defense of regional title vs. Lady Lions

February 21, 2014

They have run roughshod over their first two playoff opponents — much as they did consistently during the regular season — beating Santa Anna 73-26 in bi-district and 19th-ranked Cross Plains 62-35 in the area round.
Today, the No. 2-ranked Highland girls basketball team returns to yet another comfort zone — Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum — where at 7 p.m., the Lady Hornets will begin defense of their Region II-1A, Division II title in 2013 that sent them to the girls state tournament in Austin for the first time in school history.

Local sports calendar

February 20, 2014

Sweetwater varsity at Granbury tournament.
Sweetwater varsity will host tournament at Jerry Col-lins Complex.
Sweetwater JV plays at Midland’s Tall City tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Granbury tournament.
Highland vs. Roby (Region II-1A, Division II girls semifinal playoff), 7 p.m., Abilene Christian University.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls host tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.

SHS tourneys to get started at two venues

February 20, 2014

Sweetwater High School is hosting a three-day softball tournament starting today at the Jerry Collins Complex, plus a girls golf tournament at Sweetwater Country Club that will be held Friday and Saturday.
The SHS softball team began their tournament with morning games against Westbrook and Merkel and a game with Lamesa that starts at 2:30 p.m. The 8 a.m. game with Westbrook was a pool game.

SHS lifters host Power Classic meet

February 20, 2014

Sweetwater High School hosted its Mustang Power Classic recently, with 22 teams and over 260 athletes competing in the meet held at the SHS gym.
The Sweetwater boys were ninth out of 19 teams in their division with 11 points and Sweetwater’s girls were third out of 18 teams in their division with 25 points. The top qualifying individual lifters will go to regional meets in March.
For the boys, Jay Lomas was second in the 132-pound class; Austin Marlett was third in the 181-pound class; Colter Reed was fourth in the 123-pound class; and Dylan Jimenez was fourth in the 198-pound class.

SHS girls at Texas Tech meet

February 20, 2014

Sweetwater High School was represented by 10 girls when it opened the 2014 track season at Texas Tech’s indoor meet in Lubbock this past weekend. Individual results follow:
Davina Walker was sixth out of 40 girls in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.72 seconds and 24th out of 113 girls in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.5;
Nisha Williams was 12th out of 40 girls in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.86 seconds and 20th out of 113 girls in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.17;
Abby Garcia was 29th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.9 and also high jumped 4-4;

Highland’s girls are lone playoff survivor

February 19, 2014

The Highland girls were the only winner among the four playoff basketball teams from Nolan County in action Tuesday. Sierra Allen had 19 points, Beth Richburg 13 and Hannah Allen 12 as the Lady Hornets blew out Cross Plains 62-35 at Jim Ned High School to reach the Region II-1A, Division II tournament for the second straight year under coach Shea Baucom.

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