Archive - Nov 2013
MONAHANS â€” Sweet-waterâ€™s football team made the long trip to Monahans on Friday knowing it might face long odds of getting into the Class 3A playoffs without a victory.
They also knew they had to play better defense than what they have shown for most of this season.
After Fridayâ€™s 28-9 win, the Mustangs are undoubtedly feeling a lot better about that defense.
They also are probably feeling a lot better about their playoff chances, al-though there is still some work to do before that pos-sibility becomes reality.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity high school football teams lost to Monahans squads here on Thursday.
It wa the last home game for both teams, who will be traveling to Wylie this week to end their seasons.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV (6-3, 2-2 district) was on the wrong end of a high-scoring 65-34 contest.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s two sub-varsity volleyball teams finished up successful campaigns on a high note this past Tuesday by beating Snyder in season-ending matches.
The JV girls (22-11 season, 5-5 in district) won their match over Snyder by scores of 25-14, 25-19.
BLACKWELL â€” District rivals Blackwell and Robert Lee began district play against each other here on Friday â€” then ended it just a couple of hours after their District 8, Division II Six-Man opener.
In between, Coach Clint Lowryâ€™s Hornets beat the Steers 84-56 to claim the district championship and the No. 1 seed for the playoffs that start in two weeks.
ROSCOE â€” The Hamlin Pied Pipers proved to be a major roadblock to the Roscoe Plowboysâ€™ playoff hopes here Friday as they dominated the scoreboard and came away with a 34-0 victory.
Hamlin, the district co-leader with Albany at 6-0, limited Roscoe to just 205 total yards as the Plowboysâ€™ district record fell to 3-3.
Traffic along Interstate 20 was backed up in Nolan County Friday afternoon after an 18-wheeler wrecked and caught fire at the newly rebuilt US 84/I-20 bride between Sweetwater and Roscoe, directly over the top of west bound traffic. The driver was hauling groceries from Amarillo. The wreck destroyed part of the wall on the west side of the bridge and the fire reached high enough temperatures to damage the concrete on top of the bridge. The driver climbed out of the window and was not injured in the wreck.
Traffic along Interstate 20 was backed up in Nolan County Friday afternoon after an 18-wheeler wrecked and caught fire at the newly rebuilt US 84/I-20 bride between Sweetwater and Roscoe, directly over the top of west bound traffic. The driver was hauling groceries from Amarillo. The bridge was recently completed after months of work after another 18-wheeler wreck caused major damage to the bridge last year, requiring the bridge to be rebuilt.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently received a $1,000 donation from the Maryneal Baptist Church for the new Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center.
Pictured left to right are Donna Boatright-Hospital Administrator, John Adams representing Maryneal Baptist Church and Wes Stafford-Cardiac Rehab Director.
There were many changes at the Relay For Life of Nolan County this year. It was in the fall, not spring; indoors, not outside at the track field; and all day, not all night! The one thing that didnâ€™t change was the amazing support from the community and the power of hope.
The County-City Library recently had a movie viewing of Hotel Transylvania in the community room.
Many members of the community attended the free event. Library staff members also offered free popcorn, pickles and drinks to those attending.
Organizers plan to have another movie viewing in December.