SW teams win to keep their district hopes alive

June 30, 2011

Sweetwater’s 11-12 year-old all-stars have split the first 2 games of their District 5 tournament in Abilene & play Snyder at 6 p.m. today at Wylie’s field. Pictured in no particular order are players Matt Figueroa, Corey Mendez, Scott Warner, Javier Olguin, Junior Lawhon, John Clift, Jon Basye, Ty Casto, Zach Hester, Colter Reed & Gage White & coaches Chris Casto, Ted Basye & Ronny Hester. (Photo: Ron Howell)

All four Sweetwater teams are still chasing District 5 championships after the first three days of their respective double-elimination all-star tournaments.
Two teams stayed alive by winning losers bracket games Wednesday.
Sweetwater’s 9-10 year-olds were a 17-7 winner over Breckenridge, and advance to play Snyder at 7 p.m. to-day in Snyder.
Sweetwater’s 11-12 year-olds were a 2-1 winner over Breckenridge, and advance to play Snyder at 6 p.m. to-day at Wylie.
The 13-14 year-old (Jun-ior League) all-stars will play Snyder at 5:45 p.m. today at Wylie, while the Sweetwater 10-11 year-olds will resume play at 6 p.m. Friday when they face off against Wylie in a District 5 semifinal that will be played at Sweetwater, which is hosting the 10-11 tourney.
The Sweetwater-Wylie winner advances to the title game on Monday, while the loser gets a shot at the title if it can rebound by winning Saturday in the losers bracket final at 6 p.m. Today’s games pit Snyder vs. Southern at 6 p.m. and Clyde vs. Merkel at 8 p.m.
The Junior League all-stars will play Abilene North Gold or Abilene South Red on Saturday in a District 5 semifinal should they defeat Snyder. If they lose, they will play Wylie or Abilene South Blue at 7 p.m. Friday.

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