Archive - Sep 3, 2013

Brookshire’s celebrates 85 years

September 3, 2013

Brookshire’s Grocery Company celebrated their 85th anniversary by giving cake to customers in each of their stores, including in Sweetwater.
Shown is local Brookshire’s employee Nisha Williams giving Martha Diggs a slice of cake. Diggs will be celebrating her 86th birthday on Sept. 3.

SFD, local residents help Jerry’s Kids with ‘Fill the Boot’ drive

September 3, 2013

Sweetwater firefighters raised money this past weekend in Sweetwater to help people with neuromuscular disease.
The city’s fire department held its annual Fill the Boot drive to benefit Jerry’s Kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters collected donations at the corner of Broadway and Elm Street on Friday, as well as at the Interstate 20, Georgia intersection.
Those who want to donate also can stop in at the local fire station to make a contribution.
Shown is Sweetwater firefighter Clinton McKeehan receiving a donation.

MC slips past Highland

September 3, 2013

JAYTON — Highland and Motley County engaged in an exciting finale Saturday to Jayton’s three-day Grid-iron Classic.
After losing 60-12 a year earlier, the Hornets were in this year’s season-opening game to the very end.
In fact, Highland held two double-digit leads in the first half and was ahead 59-54 for most of the fourth quarter. But with 1:19 left, Motley County scored on a 26-yard run and kicked the extra point, then held on for a hard-fought 62-59 win.
Highland players Ethan Wilson and Shelby Howard accounted for seven of the team’s eight touchdowns.

Everman nips DV

September 3, 2013

Trailing a team it beat 48-10 last year in the Sammy Baugh Classic, Everman got a 55-yard scoring pass from Reggie Kincade to Chris Stafford with 4:12 left and extra point for a 16-15 victory over El Paso Del Valle at Mustang Bowl on Saturday.
Everman trailed Del Valle 7-3 at halftime and 15-9 in the fourth period before pulling out the win, which was in doubt until defensive end Charles Badger blocked a 45-yard field goal attempt by Del Valle that came with 1:45 remaining.

Banyard misses final cut, makes practice squad again

September 3, 2013

Joe Banyard’s career with the Minnesota Vikings will continue, just not on the team’s active roster.
Banyard, a former star running back at Sweetwater High School and University of Texas-El Paso, failed to make the Vikings’ 53-man roster when the final cuts were announced Saturday.
However, on Sunday it was announced he had been signed as one of eight members on the practice squad, where he spent the last part of the 2012 season as a member of the Vikings.

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