Archive - Nov 2013
The Roscoe football team enters Fridayâ€™s final game of the season at Roby with, as head coach Jake Freeman puts it, â€śsomething to play forâ€ť â€” namely, making the Class 1A playoffs for the first time in three years.
To end their postseason drought, the Plowboys will have to do more than just pick up a win. They have to win by 15 or more, Freeman said.
Currently, Roby (4-2) has a one-game lead for the third and final playoff spot in District 7-1A, Division II over both Roscoe and Cross Plains, who are 3-3.
Highland saw its hopes of a district title end with a 54-8 loss to top-ranked Ira last week.
But it didnâ€™t end its hopes to grab the No. 2 playoff spot â€” something Highland will clinch by defeating Hermleigh when the teams meet today in Highland in the regular season finale.
Highland (5-4, 1-1) had its five-game win streak halted by Ira (9-0, 2-0), which with the victory assured itself of going into next weekâ€™s six-man playoffs as the top seed in District 7, Division I.
If Highland should defeat Hermleigh (5-4, 1-1), how-ever, the Hornets will join Ira in the postseason.
Highlandâ€™s junior high football team was the District 7 champion with a 3-0 record and was 8-1 overall.
Pictured are Cade Garrett, Carson Rowlett, Hunter Hammond, Kam-ren Shelton, Charles Chrismer, Jordan Johns, Dalton McGlothlin, Kol-ton Ford, Eli Sauer, Tuc-ker Harris, Nolan Mont-gomery, Dakota Bowen, Gage Braden, Diego Garza, Richard Fomby, Kanyon Carper, Keegan Pruitt, Hayden Adams and Zach Winslett.
Mikki Reschman is shown returning a volley for Sweetwater in the teamâ€™s Class 3A bi-district playoff match on Tuesday against Fabens.
The Lady Mustangs â€” who made the playoffs despite fielding one of their most inexperienced teams in several years â€” were defeated in three games in the match at Crane High School.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls bas-ketball team beat Highlandâ€™s JV girls, 34-29, on Monday in the season-opening game for both teams. Lauren Jones had 15 points to pace Sweetwater, while Sabrina Romero had 11 points to lead Highland.
Also scoring for Sweetwa-ter were Abby Garcia with six, Marissa Sanchez with five and Gabby Fuentes, Payton Moore, Jaya Atkins and Kaitlyn Foster with two points each. Kristen Harris had nine, Kailee Hall three and Emily Harris, Madison Braden and Kellse Cornett two apiece for Highland.
Roscoe girls lose to Eula in opener
Three people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday.
Jimmy Lee Luna pleaded guilty to family violence assault, enhanced to a second degree felony with one prior conviction. Luna was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will have to serve 240 hours of community service. Luna shall also attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Course through community supervision.
Hamlin Mayor Isaac Castro spoke at the meeting of the Abilene Tea Party on Oct. 22. He stated that it was mainly an opportunity to introduce himself and make the Party aware of his background. He said that he shares common philosophies with the Tea Party and he welcomes the Party's endorsement and support. He has made it known that he will speak to any club or organization that invites him.
The Sweetwater Goodfellows are currently seeking businesses, organizations or individuals interested in setting up a table at the annual Goodfellows Christmas party with Santa.
A total of 10 tables will be set up at the hour-long event and those in charge of the table are asked to bring something for the children to enjoy. "In the past we have had a table with balloons, one with snacks. It does not have to be anything big, just something to give to the children attending the party," says Goodfellows President Billy Johnston. "Some ideas may include coloring books or Santa hats."
Texas National Bank staff members presented Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth grade teacher, Sabra Hazard and her students All About Banking booklets.
The materials are designed to provide students with an elementary understanding of banking services and to serve as the foundation in teaching students to be knowledgeable and responsible consumers. Booklets will be passed out to all fourth grade classes.
Shown are Mike Fernandez, Sabra Hazard, Janie Porter, Brenda Stirl, Trey Aiken and students Ethan Brockman, Maurice Williams and Christopher Mondragon.
The Fourth Annual 5K Run for the WASP will take place this Saturday at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road in Sweetwater.
The event will include a 5K Run for the WASP, 1.3 mile Fun Walk, and a 1 mile Kids Race, as part of the Veterans Day Celebration honoring the WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and all veterans. The race starts at 1 p.m. and the kids run is at 12:40 p.m. with a WWII aircraft fly-over.