Archive - Jan 14, 2013

Lois Barber

January 14, 2013

Lois Barber, age 94, of Sweetwater, formerly of Sacramento, Calif., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Her wishes were to be cremated. Her family will hold a service at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Lois was born Aug. 19, 1918, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to William M and Pearl (Spangler) Brady. She married Victor Barber on Aug. 28, 1935 in Kissimmee Park, Fla. She was a devoted homemaker and a Christian.

Verona Jim Younger

January 14, 2013

Long-time Sweetwater elementary school teacher, Verona Jim Younger, 99, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Weekly sports calendar

January 14, 2013

MONDAY, JAN. 14
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls host Greenwood, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys play at Greenwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams play at Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15
Basketball
Sweetwater girls at Snyder — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Snyder — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Loboes cool off Mustangs

January 14, 2013

Sweetwater came into its District 4-3A opener with a seven-game winning streak yet likely facing its toughest challenge of the season.
And from the start, it was an uphill battle as Monahans led 8-1 before Sweetwater hit his first field goal at the 2:25 mark of the opening quarter, en route to a 63-43 win. Monahans (17-3 overall) never let the Mustangs get closer than four points after its quick start at Sweetwater’s gym.

Lady ‘Stangs stomp Lady Loboes, 53-24

January 14, 2013

After barely surviving Big Spring in their 4-3A opener and giving up a fourth-quarter lead against Midland Greenwood, the Sweetwater girls basketball team needed a statement win here Friday to regain their footing in the district race.
And that’s what they got in a dominating 53-24 win over Monahans that kept the Lady Mustangs (2-1 district, 16-10) within striking distance of the 4-3A lead held by both Wylie and Greenwood, who are 3-0.
“The girls were very determined tonight,” said Sweetwater coach Al Miller. “They were determined to take care of business.”

Highland girls alone in 1st in 13-A after big win

January 14, 2013

After another easy win on Friday, Highland’s girls now find themselves looking down on all five of their basketball rivals in District 13-A, Division II.
Twelve different players scored for Highland in a 70-26 rout of Loraine as the Lady Hornets im-proved to 20-3 overall and 3-0 in district play.

Sub-varsity hoops

January 14, 2013

In sub-varsity basketball action here Friday, Sweet-water’s girls won both of their games against Mona-hans while the Sweetwater boys both fell short.
The junior varsity girls are now a perfect 17-0 for the season, and 3-0 in district, as they won 54-34.
Bianca Castillo and Cierra Knox each scored 10 points while Abby McPherson had nine, Shaneese Brown eight, Maddie Jones seven, Jaya Atkins and Jasmine Reddic three and Lexi Castillo and Nisha Williams two.
The freshman girls are now 9-5 overall and 2-1 in district after winning 33-15.

Mustangs receive top awards at sports banquet

January 14, 2013

Defensive MVPs (shown):
Isaiah McGee & Tadeo Canon-Masjoan

Offensive MVPs:
Kaleb Hoover, Kaegan Jeffrey (who also received the MVP award) & Bray Amos

Mustang Heart Award:
Nick Nemir

Mr. Mustang:
Ryan Linebaugh

Top Lineman Award:
Jonathan Martinez

Grilling for 15 years

January 14, 2013

Today it has been 15 years since Irene Martinez took ownership of Dairyland in Sweetwater.
She took over the restaurant on Jan. 13, 1998, after working there for about six months. "I was the main cook at the time and I bought the restaurant from L.H. Howard. The person who was running the place did not want it any more and Mr. Howard let me take over payments for the restaurant and I've been here ever since."

SPD investigates home invasions

January 14, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department on Monday evening responded to the 800 block of Circle Drive regarding a complaint of a home invasion.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda, the victim stated that multiple suspects entered the residence demanding money. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money, along with multiple cell phones.
The victim was unable to provide physical descriptions of the suspects.
The investigation in this case in ongoing.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....

 

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