Archive - Oct 10, 2013
Sweetwater and Snyder both know how to score with their spread offenses.
But so do their opponents.
And both teams have had an extra week to get ready for Fridayâ€™s District 4-3A opener in Snyder, where the winner could have an early leg up on grabbing one of the four playoff spots available starting this year.
Sweetwater has a better record (2-3) than Snyder (1-4), but the Tigersâ€™ record is a bit deceptive. Theyâ€™ve been in every game theyâ€™ve played so far and could easily be 5-0, since all four losses have come in the final minute and have been by a total of nine points.
Roscoe is trying to return its football program to the heights it enjoyed for most of the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s, when the Plowboys were regularly competing for district titles and making annual trips to the playoffs â€” 13 straight from 1998 through 2010.
Albany, which pays a visit to Roscoe on Friday, is a good example of where the Plowboys would like to be â€” 5-0 (2-0 in District 7-1A, Division II) and currently ranked No. 9 in the state in Class 1A. And itâ€™s nothing new for the Lions, either.
Nolan Countyâ€™s two six-man football teams named the Hornets are set for their annual battle, this time at Blackwell starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Once again, it will be the final non-district game for both teams.
Once again, it will be Division I (Highland) vs. Division II (Blackwell).
But Blackwell â€” unlike in most of the previous meet-ings â€” will be coming in as a slight favorite thanks to a 6-0 start this season.
Coach Clint Lowryâ€™s Hornets are coming off a 78-0 homecoming win over Veribest that was called at halftime, due to six-manâ€™s 45-point mercy rule.
Sweetwater lost to Snyder 14-5 in a District 4-3A team tennis match here Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s next action will be Oct. 15 against Wall at San Angelo, which will be its final scheduled match of the fall season.
Boys doubles â€” Key-gan Valdez and Zac Bax lost 3-8; Chris Shoemaker and Tyler Stacy won 9-8 (10-4); Marc Butler and Christian Ulbrich lost 4-8.
Girls doubles â€” Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 5-8; Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales lost 0-8; Crystal Foust and Vir-ginia Carly lost 4-8.
Mixed doubles â€” Bryan Vause and Jenny Medellin won 8-2.
BIG SPRING â€” After a lopsided defeat in Game 1, the Sweetwater volleyball team matched Big Spring almost point-for-point in the second game of their District 4-3A match Tues-day. But the Lady Mustangs ultimately fell short against the No. 21-ranked team in the state as Big Spring went on to claim a 25-6, 25-23, 25-16 victory.
Big Spring is now 3-1 in district play and 22-10 over-all. Sweetwater â€” which saw its records fall to 1-3 in district play, 10-18 overall â€” returns to action on Fri-day when the team travels to Snyder for a key match that starts at 5 p.m.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper on Friday night, Oct. 25, at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria. The fundraiser will be held before the Mustangs take on the Big Spring Steers in Mustang Bowl.
Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each (for adults) and $6 each (for children 12 and under). The club is offering a special group rate of $5 each for parties of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis Club member or at the door the night of the supper (Oct. 25).
The Sweetwater City Commission discussed the progress of two projects during Tuesday morning's meeting, including the Hunter Well Field.
A resolution was approved, which expresses official intent to reimburse cost of the water and sewer system projects. A representative with Southwest Securities was at the meeting to discuss the matter, notably the $1.9 million loan the city has applied for from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
Southeast Elementary recently hosted Celebrate Freedom Week and a United States Navy Veteran, Steve Houston, came to visit Mrs. Ami Houston's first grade class and talked about what freedom means to him and how he helped our country in the Vietnam War.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971. He had two tours in Vietnam: one on the Aircraft Carrier USS Ticonderoga and one on the USS Ranger.
He was honorably discharged in November of 1971 as a Second Class Petty Officer.
The POW MIA Remembrance Ceremony
As you entered the banquet hall this evening, you may have noticed a small table in a place of honor. It is set for one. This table is our way of symbolizing the fact that members of our profession of arms are missing from our midst. They are commonly called POWs or MIAs; we call them "Brothers." They are unable to be with us this evening and so we remember them.
This table set for one is small - symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors. Remember!
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be breezy with a south-southeast wind at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 64 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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