Morgan Shelton, a former Sweetwater High School athlete, has been named the Lone Star Conference Track Athlete of the Week follow-ing her outstanding performance for West Texas A&M University at the ASU/David Noble Relays in San Angelo, the league office announced on Thursday.
Shelton, who is a junior at WTAM, finished first in the womenâ€™s 100 hurdles with a school-record time of 14.08.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Castil-lo, left, and Ryan Mercer won all-district honors at the District 5-3A golf tournament. Castillo shot 229 to place fourth among all district medalists and Mercer shot 237 to place ninth. Castillo advanced to the Region I-3A golf tournament that will be held Monday and Tuesday at San Angeloâ€™s Bentwood Country Club.
Sweetwater had track athletes with top-three finishes in five events at the District 5-3A meet which ended Thursday in Abilene. As a result, those athletes be heading to Lubbock later this month for regional competition.
On the boys side, Sweetwaterâ€™s Nick Nemir qualified in three events as he placed third in the 100 dash (10.88) and the 300 hurdles (40.31) and also ran a leg on the 4 x 200 relay that placed third (1:33.70). The other relay runners were Sam Nemir, who is Nickâ€™s brother, along with Kaleb Hoover and Ryan Linebaugh.
After a thrilling start to the week that saw Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team clinch its first playoff berth in 16 years, the Lady Mustangs hosted first-place Brownwood Friday and pounded out 10 hits off ace pitcher Sydney Laws â€” including solo homers by Suede Shirley and Claire Williams. It was not enough, however, as Brownwood (7-0) won, 15-3, to clinch its third straight district title.
With its playoff hopes on the brink of extinction, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team finally found the winning formula against Brownwood here Friday.
Playing the first game of a season-ending three-game homestand at Newman Park, the Mustangs (2-4) held off the Lions 4-3 to end a three-game skid and keep their postseason chances alive in District 5-3A.
MONDAY, APRIL 16
Sweetwater JV will play a doubleheader at Snyder starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alex Cas-tillo will compete as boys medalist at Region I-3A tournament in San Angelo through Tuesday, April 17.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Snyder, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater girls team (Alex Gomez, Rachel Hunt, Elise Lawrence, Haylee Stewart and Amy Witt) will be competing at Region I-3A tournament in San Angelo through Thursday, April 19.
Chris Hernandez and Madison Meneses won a second place medal and will advance to the Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock that will be held April 18-19.
Heidi Taylor also won a second place medal in girls singles at the district tournament and will advance to the regional tournament in Lubbock.
Jenny Medellin and Addisyn Cleckler teamed up to bring home a third place medal in girls doubles at the district tournament. They will be regional alternates. The district tournament was played in Brownwood.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams begin district meet at Wylie.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams complete district meet at Wylie.
Roscoe qualifers compete at area meet in Garden City.
Highland qualifiers compete at area meet in Trent.
Blackwell qualifiers compete at area meet in Trent.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Brown-wood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Sweetwater JV at Brownwood (doubleheader) starting at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater will be repre-sented by Alex Castillo at the Region 1-3A boys golf tournament next week.
But Castilloâ€™s teammates wonâ€™t be joining him at San Angeloâ€™s Bentwood Country Club. While Castillo shot 73-229 to place fourth among district medalists, the teamâ€™s fourth-place finish after a 314-958 wasnâ€™t good enough in Tuesdayâ€™s final round â€” which was held at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Municipal Golf Course â€” to advance the Mustangs to the regional tourney.