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Highland girls clinch playoff berth

January 28, 2013

In addition to death and taxes, there is at least one other thing you can count on: the Highland girls basketball team in the playoffs.
Highland (7-0 in District 13-A, 24-3 overall) wrapped up its 12th straight postseason trip on Friday by annihilating Ira, 93-36, in Ira.
Four Lady Hornets hit double figures, led by Beth Richburg’s 22 points and Sierra Allen’s 19. Hannah Allen had 12 points, while Madison Moseley had 10.
Sydny Helbert had nine points, Kaylee Martin six, Lora Stewart five, Stephan-ie Ashford four and Morgan Monroe three.

Blackwell boys get a win in 14-A

January 28, 2013

The Blackwell boys got back into the win column on Friday by beating Sterling City, 44-28, as they improved their rec-ord to 2-7 in District 14-A and 4-17 overall.
The Hornets were led by Wade Allen with 18 points and Ethan Andrews with 14. Ted Chambliss and Jayden Jones had four, Mason Magness three and Doug Hardy one. Blackwell used a 19-0 second quarter to take a 32-9 halftime lead.
Blackwell’s girls lost to Sterling City, 63-15, in the first game of the double-header and is 1-10 in dis-trict play (2-18 overall).

Area JV, JH results

January 28, 2013

JUNIOR VARSITY RESULTS
Vs. Ira — Jan. 8
Highland girls 28, Ira girls 21
Highland individual scoring: Bailey Garrett 12, Kelsi Johns 8, Kailee Hall 4, Tarin Weldy 2, Sabrina Romero 2.
At Ira — Jan. 11
Ira boys 40, Roscoe boys 38
Roscoe individual scoring: Chase Cathey 10, Rafael Aguayo 8, Luis Villa 8, Roman Acuna 6, Adrian Ortega 3, Vincent Pantoja 2, Anthony Ortegon 1.
At Roscoe — Jan. 15
Roscoe girls 24, Highland girls 17
Roscoe individual scoring: Olivia Saddler 11, Samantha Ortega 5. Highland individual scoring: Kelsi Johns 8, Bailey Garrett 6, Kailee Hall 2, Tarin Weldy 1.

Sweetwater varsity boys basketball team

January 25, 2013

The Sweetwater High School varsity basketball team resumes District 4-3A play when it begins a two-game road swing by playing at Midland Greenwood at 7:30 p.m. today.
Pictured are, standing from left, Sean Morrow, Dylan Bennett, Trey Taylor, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Rhett Torres, Deandre Gatson, Cole Maxwell, Quentin Wetsel, Isaiah McGee; seated, manager Theo Birdsong, manager Amy Witt, assistant coach Jarrod Gee, head coach Al Hunt, assistant coach Skylar Houston, manager Ashley Kincheloe and manager Rachel Hunt.

SW teams play at G’wood

January 25, 2013

With lopsided losses at Wylie last Friday followed by disappointing home defeats on Tuesday against Big Spring, the past week hasn’t been a lot of fun for Sweetwater’s varsity basketball teams.
They likely will have to avoid a similar fate over the next two games in order to keep their playoff chances alive, but both games — starting today with contests at Midland Greenwood at 6:15 (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) — will be on the road. Sweetwater also goes to Monahans on Tuesday before returning home next Friday to face Snyder.

JV boys basketball

January 25, 2013

Sweetwater’s junior varsity boys basketball team will play Midland Greenwood at 5 p.m. today.
Pic-tured from left are Jay Lomas, J.P. Poe (moved up to varsity in recent weeks), Matthew Trevino, Michael Hazard, JV boys head coach Jarrod Gee, Brandon Sut-ton, Deshaun Williams, Jonathan Browning, and Mike McCoy.

Local sports calendar

January 24, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 24
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls host Monahans, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
Basketball
Sweetwater girls at Greenwood — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Greenwood — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV boys and varsity teams play at Westbrook starting at 5:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams play at Ira starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Sterling City starting at 5 p.m.

L-League signups to start Friday

January 24, 2013

Signups for Sweetwa-ter Little League Base-ball will be held starting this Friday, Jan. 25 in the Sweetwater Middle School choir room. This will be for players in the Minor League (ages 9-10) and Major League (ages 11-12).
All returning and new players need to bring a copy of their birth certi-ficate and three proofs of their residence for the league to keep. Those with questions should call Kelly Andrus at 933-0314 or Crystal Rea at 242-3149. Persons can also find information on the Sweetwater Little League’s Facebook page.

JV girls are perfect 20

January 24, 2013

The Sweetwater JV girls are still unbeaten after top-ping Big Spring, 32-22, here Tuesday to improve to 20-0 this season.
Shaneese Brown had 10 points, Cierra Knox nine and Morgan Whitley eight in Tuesday’s win for Sweet-water, also 6-0 in district. The Lady Mustangs led 6-1, 15-5 and 20-12 at the breaks. Jaya Atkins and Nisha Williams had two and Abby McPherson one.
The freshman girls also won, 25-21, to go 4-2 in district play while improving their season mark to 11-6.

SMS boys go 3-for-4

January 24, 2013

The Sweetwater Middle School seventh and eighth grade Red boys basketball teams won three of four games when they served as host teams for a one-day tournament Saturday.
Merkel and Wall provided the opposition for the event held at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.
The seventh grade Red team won both of its games, defeating Merkel 43-24 and Wall 49-27, and the eighth grade Red boys also beat Wall 30-13 following a 23-21 loss to Merkel.

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