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Highland girls 1st at Blackwell

March 13, 2012

The Highland girls track team won the team title Saturday at Blackwell’s Hornet Relays by scoring 143 points for a 71-point win over Stamford, which was second with 72 points.
The host Blackwell girls scored 66 points to place fifth at the meet.
Highland placed first in four events and was second in four others. Its winners were Madison Moseley in the 1600 run (6:16.18) and the triple jump (31-5 1/2), Lora Stewart in the 400 dash (1:06.12) and the 800 relay of Morgan Monroe, Sierra Allen, Stewart and Moseley (1:59.78).

Netters bring home 7 medals

March 13, 2012

The Sweetwater High School tennis team brought home seven medals at a one-day tournament last Thursday in Brownwood.
Sweetwater’s winners were the mixed doubles team of Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses; the ‘B’ girls doubles team of Vida Gamez and Teresa Perez Poe; and Shannon Gray in ‘C’ girls singles.
Taking second for Sweet-water was the boys doubles ‘B’ team of Zac Bax and Billy Reeves, while the ‘A’ boys doubles team of Isaiah Hernandez and Bryan Vause finished third in their category.
Sweetwater’s next tour-nament will be March 23-24 at Levelland.

Mustangs beaten by Andrews

March 13, 2012

After losing five games to bad weather this past week at the Abilene tournament, the Sweetwater High School baseball team hosted a tough Andrews squad on Monday.
Unfortunately, the visi-ting Mustangs took the lead with a five-run third inning and left town with a 13-2, six-inning victory at Newman Park.
Andrews finished with 15 hits off three Sweetwater pitchers as the Mustangs’ record fell to 6-5-1.
Sweetwater will be back on the road to face Wall at 11 a.m. Friday for its final pre-district game. The team will host Wylie in its 5-3A opener next Tuesday.

Three SHS lifters going to state meet

March 12, 2012

Three Sweetwater High School athletes — Sam Nemir, Ryan Linebaugh and Mateo Gonzales — will compete in the 2012 boys state powerlifting meet. This year’s meet will be March 24 in Abilene.
All three athletes qualified for state by placing among the top two lifters in their weight class at Friday’s Region I, Division 2 Class 3A meet held at Sundown.

Hatcher is alternate

March 12, 2012

Corey Hatcher of Roscoe will be a state alternate after placing third in the 220-pound class Saturday at the boys Region I, Division 3 meet held in Sundown. Hatcher had a lift of 1,365 pounds with a 550-pound squad, 300-pound bench press and 515-pound dead lift. Landon Jones (1,120) placed seventh for Roscoe in the 181-pound class while Jose Rangel did not place in the 165-pound class.

First place medalist

March 10, 2012

Mason Andrews (right) of Sweetwater shot a 74 to win first place medalist honors this past Tuesday at a one-day tournament in Seminole.

First place golf team

March 10, 2012

The Sweetwater boys golf team won first place honors by shooting a one-day score of 314 this past Tuesday at the Seminole tournament. Guy Bond, Dylan Torres, Ryan Mercer, Alex Castillo and Mason Andrews (pictured from left) comprised the team.

Daughter of ex-SHS star leads Legacy to state title

March 10, 2012

Kailey Edwards, daughter of ex-Sweetwater High School player Corey Edwards, scored 20 points as Legacy defeated Monarch 58-51 to win the Class 5A girls state basketball championship Friday night. She will play for the University of Denver starting next year.
Monarch led 14-5 early as Alexus Johnson controlled the inside before sitting with foul trouble. However, an 11-0 run by the Lightning in the second quarter gave them a 28-26 halftime lead.
Monarch threatened but couldn’t overtake the Lightning in the end. Ashton Davis led Monarch with 13. Rebecca Richmond added 11, and Johnson had 10.

Weekly sports calendar

March 10, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 12
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Andrews, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Cooper sophomores, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams play at Wall at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Big Spring (district openers), 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Baseball
Sweetwater JV hosts Jim Ned, noon.
Powerlifting
Sweetwater’s Cari Aguilar, Loni Mendez, Lexie Perez and Joslyn Rosas at state meet, Corpus Christi.
Track
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.

Sweetwater places 5th at regionals

March 10, 2012

Sweetwater High School finished in fifth place at the team tennis regional tournament held March 2-3 in Odessa.
Sweetwater began the tournament with an easy 10-1 win over Levelland, but then lost to Andrews, the tournament’s top seed, 10-1 in the next round before coming back for an 11-8 win in the fifth place match against Monahans to end the tournament and the team tennis portion of its season.
Individual results for Sweetwater players included the following:
VS. LEVELLAND
Boys Singles
Chris Hernandez beat Chad Lawson 6-2, 6-1.
Stephen Shipp beat Ben Vargas 6-2, 6-3.

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