Archive - Sep 12, 2013
Two teams headed in opposite directions. Tech-nically, thatâs true for Sweet-water and Breckenridge, who bring matching 1-1 records to Mustang Bowl on Friday for Sweetwaterâs home opener â and also the highlight game for this yearâs ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
The Mustangs won 39-31 at Andrews last week after allowing nearly 600 yards in a season-opening 46-30 loss to Eastland. Brecken-ridge, after winning 42-28 at Colorado City to start its season, was routed 48-3 by Vernon at home this past Friday to fall back to .500.
Highland coach Jeff Shel-ton knew his team wouldnât have an easy time this year with its tough non-district schedule, and the teamâs 0-2 start bears it out.
But after losing on the road at both Motley County (59-62) and Sterling City (6-51), the Hornets will get a travel reprieve this Friday as they host Loraine.
And despite the fact that this weekâs opponent is 2-0 and has won both games by the 45-point rule, Highland can look to last yearâs team for motivation.
The Hornets also started 0-2 last year before beating Loraine, 46-44, to begin a five-game roll heading into district play.
This was supposed to be the week that Blackwell fi-nally got a home game after a pair of road games to start the season.
However, the 2-0 Hornets will be making their longest road trip yet instead.Instead of hosting Rule, which called to cancel the teamsâ game Tuesday, Blackwell will be going to Lingleville â which defeated Moran last week to match Blackwellâs 2-0 start to the season.
After a Week Zero loss to De Leon, Roscoe gave new head coach Jake Freeman his first win this past Friday â and in the Plowboysâ home opener â with a 45-26 victory over Irion County.
The victory was âhugeâ for the program, Freeman said this week.
âObviously, any win is big but to get rolling like we did on our home turf was big. It was great for the team to experience and to let them realize that they need to go out every week expecting to win.â
Playing at home for the first time in over three weeks, Sweetwater High Schoolâs volleyball team swept past Lamesa in three games Tuesday, winning 27-25, 25-12, 25-8.
The sub-varsity squads also won in straight sets as the JV beat Lamesa 25-21, 25-10 and the freshmen won by scores of 25-13, 25-16.
The Sweetwater High School junior varsity volleyball team overcame a slow start to win consolation honors this past weekend at a tournament in Lamesa.
Sweetwater dropped a 15-25, 17-25 decision to Seminole in its first match, but rebounded to win its last three matches.
The Lady Mustangs beat Plainview 16-25, 25-18, 25-22; Lubbock Estacado 25-9, 25-9; and Big Spring 25-22, 25-18.
Freshman volleyball takes 3rd at Lamesa
Sweetwater High Schoolâs freshman volleyball team also played in a tournament at Lamesa over the weekend and placed third.
Brownfield 15, Sweetwater 4
Boys singles â Zac Bax lost 3-6, 0-6; Billy Reeves lost 0-6, 0-6; Keygan Valdez lost 2-6, 1-6; Chris Shoe-maker lost 4-6, 0-6; Tyler Stacy lost 8-2, 5-7 (8-10); Mark Butler lost 6-4, 4-6 (10-12).
Girls singles â Jenny Medellin lost 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, (6-10); Teresa Perez-Poe won 6-2, 6-3; Crystal Foust lost 4-6, 6-4 (8-10); Gisela Selano lost 0-6, 0-6; Rebecca Gonzales lost 0-6, 0-6; Naomi Gonzales lost 5-7, 4-6.
One month from today, on Saturday, Oct. 12, the 2013 Relay for Life will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
There are several events to look forward to at this year's Relay, including a Car and Bike Show and the Relay Fun Day. Teams will also be able to enjoy games, activities and food booths.
At 5 p.m. on Relay day, a Survivors' Meal will be held, with the meal donated by Skeet's Texas Grill. All survivors will eat for free.
Peggy Maddox, Executive Director of Kids On the Land Program and Katherine Dickson of 69 Ranch, recently visited Michael Jimenez of Infigen Energy to accept a donation to support the Kids On the Land program at the Dickson Family 69 Ranch at Maryneal, Texas.
Infigen Energy, a renewable energy business specialist, operates Sweetwater Wind Farm 4 and 5. The company believes community relationships are very important. They actively support local communities and schools. This donation will support Kids On the Land days in September for Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell fourth and fifth grades.
During Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, several reappointments were approved.
Billy Whisenant and Arthur Maberry will continue to serve as SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board directors, after being the sole nominees for the position by the commissioners. Both men had expressed willingness in continuing to serve, and their three-year terms will start on October 1 this year and run through September 30, 2016.