Archive - 2013

May 28th

Pretty Tough 8-under softball team

May 28, 2013

Pretty Tough placed second in the 8-under division at the Road to Summer Tournament. Pictured in no particular order are players Jenna Watson, Crystal Sisk, Hayden Rotan, Jenika Fuentes, Gracie Rawlings, Hallie Martinez, Bethanee Rodriguez, Marissa Garcia, Samaria Sarabia, Kele Sweek and Laryssa Garcia, team mothers Cindy Rodriguez and Sarah Silva, and coaches Daniel Rodriguez, Harry Rotan and Robert Garcia.

Glitter Hitters 8-under softball team

May 28, 2013

The Glitter Hitters placed third in the 8-under division at the Road to Summer Tournament. Pictured in no particular order are players Caitlin Carr, Braily Diggs, Preslea Peacock, Morgan Cornutt, Addison Paige, Mabry Weaver, Jaden Humphries, Hana Hogan, Emily Owen, Stephanie Leyva and Clarrisa Gomez, and coaches Preston Peacock, Heath Cornutt, Wil Hogan and Matt Weaver. Not pictured is team mom Haylee Owen.

Lil’ Bratz 6-under

May 28, 2013

The Lil’ Bratz placed second in the 6-under division at the Road to Summer Tournament. Pictured in no particular order are players Lavona Sarabia, Kendall Daniel, Marly Weaver, Kaidynce Ornelas, Ellie Espinoza, Phoenix Walker, Faith Rosas, Alexis Gonzales, Kallie Gonzales, Alyssa Aguilar and Jasmine Jennings and coaches LaDawn Daniel, Eli Espinoza and Matt Weaver.
Not pictured are player Kira Sarabia and team mothers Yolanda Sarabia and Josie Sarabia.

Little Rattlers do well at district tourney

May 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Little Rattlers 8-and-under softball team placed sixth out of 29 teams at a district tournament held in Abilene, and also took first place in their age division during the regular season.
are, kneeling from left, players Aubrey Galindo, Kailynn Ortiz, Rebecca Pena, Becky Castillo and Jaylan DeLeon; standing, Alexis Epperson, Hanna Vera, Kaitlyn McGinley, Saraa Vera, Christyn Allen, Bailey Bromley, Summer Crain; and back row, coaches Errbey Galindo Jr., Israel Vera and Michael Castillo.

Minor League Yankees

May 28, 2013

Members of the Sweetwater Minor League Yankees are, bottom row from left, Ector (Jr) Martinez, Jacob Contu, Leo Holsey, Christian Reid, Drake Lanier; middle row, Jonathan Gallegos, Andres Hermosillo, Chase Spencer, Brody Frieda, Zach Garza, Logan Cornutt; and back row, coaches Michael Contu, Ray Cornutt and Brian Frieda. Not pictured is player Bubba Gonzales.

Farm League team meeting

May 28, 2013

Members of the Farm League Red Sox have a team meeting after a recent game.

May 24th

Churches planning Vacation Bible School

May 24, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
As a family we loved to bowl. We would bowl on evening leagues, and I had the privilege of bowling on a Saturday morning youth league. Our team was so good. We were never challenged for last place, but we always had fun!

WASP Museum teams with Cavanaugh Flight Museum for festivities, fun and flying

May 24, 2013

The WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Museum will host the 9th Annual WASP Homecoming this Saturday, May 25, at Avenger Field in Sweetwater. Along with the 18 WASP in attendance will be Julia Wood, a modern day WASP in her own right. Wood began flying in 1981 while still a freshman in high school in St. Paul, Minn., earning her private pilot license at the age of 17. Since graduating high school, Julia has earned a BS in Aviation Technology from Purdue University, she has piloted a variety of aircraft including Boeing 727s and she has logged more than 15,000 total flying hours.

Federal cuts affect local Head Start program

May 24, 2013

The automatic spending cuts enacted by the federal government--known as sequestration--began earlier this year, in which Head Start programs across the nation were impacted. And during the Monday night meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, Superintendent Terry Pittman addressed the local program as part of his monthly report.
With an almost 6% budget cut, Sweetwater ISD is a big part of the Head Start/Early Head Start program within Region 14. As a result of the losses, employees from Region 14 will be helping with various local duties.

Maj. Caroline Jensen to be featured speaker at WASP Homecoming luncheon

May 24, 2013

Maj. Caroline Jensen, 36, is in her first season with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” and flies the No. 3 jet as the team’s Right Wing. She will be the featured speaker at the WASP Homecoming luncheon at Texas State Technical College on Saturday.

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