Archive - Nov 19, 2011
An excellent six-minute stretch of play at the end of the first half and the start of the second helped Sweetwater get its first win of the season here Friday.
The Mustangs outscored Coleman 21-3 during that stretch to build a huge lead, and held on to defeat the Bluecats 55-40.
ABILENE â€” After three straight wins to start the season, the Sweetwater girls basketball team was unable to find the magic at Abilene High on Friday and suffered its first loss of the year, 53-44.
Class 5A Abilene (2-1) built a 10-6 lead after one quarter and increased the lead to seven, 27-20, at halftime. It was 37-28 after three periods of play.
Although the score was relatively close, Sweetwa-ter coach Candice Wyatt said her team was hurt by poor shooting, turnovers and losing two of their players to fouls in the fourth quarter.
Several Nolan County ju-nior high basketball teams began their seasons recent-ly. Here are the scores and other information from the teams who sent in results to the Sweetwater Reporter:
8th grade Red 30
Sweetwater points: Makeilah Foust 24, Morgan Rudel 4, Jaya Atkins 2. Rebounds: Makeilah Foust 11, Morgan Rudel 3, Abby Garcia 2, Victoria Jiminez 2, Marissa Sanchez 2, Karleigh Foust 1. Steals: Morgan Rudel 4, Gabby Fuentes 2, Alaina Andrews 1, Makeilah Foust 1. Halftime: Sweetwater 18, Brown-wood 17. Sweetwater record: 0-1.
Highland came away with a split of its varsity basketball doubleheader at Guthrie on Friday.
Highlandâ€™s girls defeat-ed Guthrie, 38-30, to im-prove to 3-1 this season but the Highland boys lost, 56-33, in their season opener.
Sierra Allen scored 12 points and Kara Hughey 10 for the Lady Hornets, who had to rally in the second half after trailing by a point, 17-16, at inter-mission.
Also scoring for High-land were Jessica McCain with six, Madison Mose-ley with four and Beth Richburg, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson each with two points against Guthrie.
The Blackwell and Roscoe girls both lost early-season basketball games Friday after facing each other just a few days earlier.
Roscoe lost its game to Cross Plains, 52-22, at Roscoe after being held to five points in the first half. The Plowgirls (1-2) were led in scoring by Natalie Anthony with six points while Carolina Perez and Mirian Solis had five, Sara Kingston three, Stina Tomlin two and Jacinda Morales one.
Three separate indictments were true-billed for Jose Santiago Quintana this past week by a Nolan County Grand Jury.
One indictment included two counts of aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony, one count of indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony and one count of indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony. These counts stemmed from incidences in 1994. Bond for this indictment was set at $25,000.
We all know the feeling of an emotional flight hangover. The end of a pilotâ€™s indulgence week! The shortest, fastest week of the year is the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. And 51 of the longest, slowest weeks need to pass before we can do it again. We all slip away by plane, car, trailer or motorcycleâ€¦we were suitably subdued, packed and waiting for our trip back to the ordinary.
Sweetwater High School has recently been notified that it has become a certified AVID school after two years of implementation. To be a certified AVID school the school must meet criteria in 11 essential areas, such as tutoring, rigorous courses, site team participation and strategies in writing, reading, inquiry and collaboration. The Sweetwater High School program has grown from 30 students in the ninth and tenth grades to 65 students this year in grades 9-12.
Residents, family members and staff members enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov.17, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Shown below is Janice Boil with Integracare Hospice serving desserts.
Mustang Moms are reviving their "Adopt-A-Mustang" program for the varsity basketball boys and girls. The program is designed to let students from kindergarten through sixth grade "adopt" a high school athlete. Students have the chance to adopt a Mustang varsity basketball player (girl or boy) on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the home game for both teams. Registration is still $25, and students will get a t-shirt and button with their adoptees name and picture. And because the varsity players are in such high demand, students can adopt the same Mustang if they want.