Archive - Feb 2011

February 9th

Brownwood beatdown

February 9, 2011

BROWNWOOD — The Brownwood Lions dominated the first and third quarters so much in Tuesday’s 51-23 win over Sweetwater that they could afford to rest their starters and play their subs in the other two periods.
The victory — which improved the Lions to 3-3 in District 5-3A — came almost entirely on the strength of a 16-minute stretch where Brownwood outscored Sweetwater 47-9.

Lady Mustangs fall to Lady Lions

February 9, 2011

BROWNWOOD — Brownwood’s No. 18 Lady Lions lived up to their state ranking Tuesday, running off the game’s first 10 points and never looking back in a 55-26 win over Sweetwater that ended the regular season for both teams.
Patricia Wilson had 19 points for Brownwood (6-2), which will be District 5-3A’s No. 2 playoff seed. Brownwood also stifled Sweetwater (1-7, 16-17) defensively, allowing just single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters.

February 8th

National Weather Service issues special weather statement

February 8, 2011

The National Weather Service in San Angelo issued a special weather statement for area cities including Sweetwater, Roby, Rotan and Abilene.
Another arctic front with an ice, sleet and snow mix is possible tonight and early Wednesday across West Central Texas.

SRFCU commended for safety procedures

February 8, 2011

Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union personnel were commended for their quick thinking and safety procedures in keeping a troubled woman from entering the establishment on Thursday.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, a woman was trying to gain access to the building on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. The woman was said to have a note, back pack and stun gun knuckles in her possession.
"The personnel at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union took every necessary step to keep the woman out of the building," said Chief Kelley.

HSCR, other entities meet to discuss budget cuts

February 8, 2011

High Sky Children's Ranch, Inc. in Midland opened its doors in 1963 under the direction of a concerned citizen, Joan Nobles, as a home for girls who had no place to go. In 1985, they changed their license to accept both boys and girls, enabling them to keep sibling groups together. High Sky was re-licensed yet again in 1987 as a treatment facility to work with more traumatized, higher level of care children and later as a therapeutic foster care. The programs provide a structure with life skills as well as therapeutic services.

Quilling display is February library art exhibit

February 8, 2011

The February art exhibit at the County-City Library is a quilling display by Betty Oliver of Abilene.
Oliver began quilling in 2004, when her husband first became ill. "I had seen the work in art digest books for many years and thought it was interesting. When my husband got sick I decided to take up the art because he would get anxious when I left the room. I purchased the materials I needed for the art and worked on it while I stayed in the room with my husband."
Oliver has been an artist for many years, specializing in oil paintings before she went to quilling.

Weekly Sports Calendar

February 8, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 8
Basketball
Sweetwater varsity girls at Brownwood (season finale), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Brownwood, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Stamford starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams at Sterling City starting at 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity teams have open date.
THURSDAY, FEB. 10
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 11
Basketball
Sweetwater boys have open date.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys host Hermleigh starting at 6:30 p.m.

SW girls lose home finale

February 8, 2011

Returning to their home court for one final time — and less than 48 hours after a heart-breaking defeat at their gym Saturday to Big Spring that basically eliminated them from playoff contention — the Sweetwater girls basketball team had to deal with state-ranked Wylie.
As expected, the No. 14 Lady Bulldogs (8-0 district, 20-13) won, 58-38.
But the Lady Mustangs (1-6), after a rough first half, regrouped rather impressively and held their own with Wylie over the final two periods.

Short-handed Mustangs can’t stay with Wylie

February 8, 2011

The Sweetwater boys basketball team unveiled a new lineup against first-place Wylie here Monday as a pair of recent JV callups, Ryan Linebaugh and Kyle McSherry, started for the first time. The Mustangs also got a 20-point effort for the second straight game from junior guard Taylor Jones, who had 22 after dropping a season-high 28 on Big Spring just two nights earlier.

Blackwell JH teams end season

February 8, 2011

Both Blackwell junior high boys basketball teams ended their seasons recently. The ‘A’ boys team finished as Zone 1 runner-up and was fourth overall in District 12-A, Division II with a 6-4 record.

Sweetwater met up with Snyder on Friday for the 65th time, and quickly fell into a hole as the...
The two sub-varsity high school games on Thursday between Sweetwater and Snyder resulted in a split...
Nolan County’s three area teams lost Friday as Roscoe dropped a squeaker at Jim Ned while Highland...

 

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