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Banyard finishes preseason with impressive effort

August 30, 2013

Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard had a strong performance in his preseason finale for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans as the Vikings won 24-23.
Banyard ended the night with a team-high seven re-ceptions for 54 yards, inclu-ding an 11-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter which was his second score of the preseason. In addi-tion, the Vikings’ running back led the team in rushing as he carried the ball 13 times for 62 yards.
Banyard is trying to make the team’s 53-player roster to be announced Saturday.

Local Sports Calendar

August 29, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 29
SEASON OPENERS
Football
Sweetwater freshmen and JV host Eastland at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe JV hosts De Leon, time TBA.
Highland JV hosts Spur, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV hosts West-brook, 7 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, AUG. 30
SEASON OPENERS
Football
Sweetwater varsity plays at Eastland, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at De Leon, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at West-brook, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
Football
Highland varsity vs. Mot-ley County, 8 p.m., Jayton.

SW, Eastland to spread it out

August 29, 2013

The final score was just 23-13 when Sweetwater opened its 2012 season by defeating Eastland at home in Shane Mobley’s debut as head coach.
But the teams combined for 710 yards, and with Sweetwater having a year to adjust to Mobley’s spread offense, that number could go higher in Friday’s season-opening rematch at 7:30 p.m. in Eastland.

Lady Mustangs get split

August 29, 2013

After defeating Graham in five games, Sweetwater lost a 3-0 decision Tuesday against Breckenridge in a dual volleyball match that was played at Graham.
Kayla Chowning had sev-en kills, Maddie Berry five and Shaneese Brown, Kensi Chowning and Ziggy Collins four apiece against Graham as Sweetwater won 25-22, 18-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-9.
But the Lady Mustangs couldn’t stop Breckenridge, which won 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, forcing Sweetwater (7-11) to settle for a split.

Spikers split six games at S-Angelo

August 27, 2013

Sweetwater High School’s volleyball team plays a dual match at Graham today after splitting its six games at a tournament in San Angelo over the weekend.
Sweetwater (6-10) had just one win in Friday’s pool play, but got bracket wins Saturday over Odessa High (25-22, 25-11) and Bronte (25-20, 25-15).

SW’s Amos named to preseason Super Team

August 26, 2013

Sweetwater’s Bray Amos has been named as a wide receiver to the All-Big Coun-try preseason Super Team announced Sunday by the Abilene Reporter-News.
The 5-7, 160-pound jun-ior had 50 catches this past season for 652 yards. Sweetwater’s Isaiah McGee (defensive back), Kaegan Jeffrey (quarterback) and Kaleb Hoover (wide recei-ver) were listed as “others to watch” by the newspaper, as were two other Nolan County athletes — Roscoe linebacker Vincent Pantoja and Blackwell defensive back Mason Magness.

Weekly Sports Calendar

August 26, 2013

TUESDAY, AUG. 27
Volleyball
Sweetwater freshman, jr varsity and varsity teams play dual matches vs. Breckenridge/Graham at Graham starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUG. 29
Football
Sweetwater freshmen will host Eastland (season opener), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater jr varsity will host Eastland (season opener), 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe jr varsity will host De Leon JV (season opener), time TBA.
Highland jr varsity hosts Spur JV (season opener), 6 p.m.
Blackwell jr varsity will host Westbrook (season opener), 7 p.m.
Volleyball

‘Meet the Mustangs’ kicks off new year

August 26, 2013

Sweetwater High School begins classes Monday, but many students were at Mustang Bowl on Thursday as part of “Meet the Mustangs” following the football scrimmage with San Angelo Lake View.
Introduced were members of the SHS band, cheerleaders and fall sports teams as well as student trainers and coaches.

Blackwell spirit team attends summer camps

August 26, 2013

Pictured here are the members of Blackwell’s spirit team who attended summer camps: high school cheerleaders Krista Clower, Hailey Bennett, Stephanie Metcalf, captain Summer Mull, Shianne Solis and Halee Sanderson won two trophies at Angelo State University in the small varsity division for third place in Extreme Routine and Champion Chant.
Clower, a freshman, and eighth grader Shelby Panzer made the All American squad at the Angelo State University camp and qualified to march in a Thanksgiving Day Parade to be in November at Houston.

Sub-varsity scrimmage results

August 26, 2013

Here are individual res-ults from Sweetwater’s freshman and JV scrimmages against San Angelo Lake View. Both teams will begin the regular seasons on Thursday here against Eastland starting at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
FRESHMEN
Offense
Michael Green — 2 TD catches; Jordan McGee — 1 TD catch; Hunter Mobley — 3 TD passes; Dylan Ausborn — 2 rushing TDs.
Defense
Hunter Mobley — 1 inter-ception; Javier Olguin and Carlos Gallegos — 1 sack.
JUNIOR VARSITY
Offense

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