Archive - Nov 22, 2010
MONDAY, NOV. 22
Sweetwater boys host Merkel â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls at San Angelo Central â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Blackwell JV girls and varsity teams host Christoval starting at 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls host Haskell, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys at Haskell, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
COLEMAN â€” Sweetwa-ter jumped out to a 21-7 lead after one quarter, and held double-digit ad-vantages the rest of the way en route to a 56-41 road win at Coleman on Friday night.
Sweetwater (2-0) built its lead to 24 points on three occasions in the second half until Coleman cut into the lead slightly with a late rally.
Taylor Jones had 18 points, Paxton Kelley 16 and B.J. Walker 11 for the Mustangs, who will host Merkel at 7:30 p.m. Monday before taking a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday.
A bad start was too much for the Sweetwater girls basketball team to overcome here Friday as they lost to Class 5A Abilene High, 55-36, at Mustang Gym.
Sweetwater fell behind 18-4 after the opening quar-ter before tightening up on defense in the second period, when they held Abilene to just six points. But the Lady Mustangs still trailed 24-14 at halftime, and were unable to get any closer over the final two quarters.
Taylor McKoy scored 18 points for Sweetwater, but she was the only Lady Mustang to reach double figures in the contest as the team fell to 1-3.
The Highland girls picked up their first win of the 2010-11 season on Friday, but the Highland boys and Roscoe girls both lost.
Highlandâ€™s girls (1-3) rallied in the second half for a 45-41 win over Sands. However, Highlandâ€™s boys lost 63-2 and Roscoeâ€™s girls fell to Cross Plains 29-28.
After losing their last two games by a combined two points, Highlandâ€™s girls had to overcome a 23-18 halftime deficit to beat Sands.
The Lady Hornets pulled ahead by a point, 29-28, at the end of three periods and then outscored Sands 16-13 in the fourth quarter.
Henrietta the Thanksgiving Turkey made her annual appearance last week at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.Â Although this is her first time at J. P. Cowen, this is her 17th arrival in Sweetwater with her first appearance being at Philip Nolan in 1993.Â Pictured with the famous turkey is Sweetwater ISD Maintenance and Transportation Director Scott Lambert, Vera Ellen McCombs and Billie Joe McCombs.
If you or your loved one is a senior diagnosed with one or more chronic illnesses â€” such as diabetes and heart failure â€” you should inquire with your state health insurance counseling program about eligibility to receive assistance from a Medicare Special Needs Plan â€” or SNP. With a shorter Medicare enrollment season this year, now is the time to learn more about how these unique programs can help.
Southeast Elementary UIL participants placed in several events at the UIL competition in Snyder. ElizabethÂ Fernandez, Ariel Martinez and Josh ReevesÂ placed third as a team in third grade Music Memory. Bob Turner placed sixth in third grade Story Telling and Racheal Sparks placed sixth in second grade Story Telling.
Catherine Blassingame Allen, 40 beloved mother, daughter and sister passed from this life into Godâ€™s loving care on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010.
Oscar Lowell Taylor, Jr., age 84, of Sweetwater, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at V.A. Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas.
His body was cremated. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.