Archive - 2013

December 4th

Local sports calendar

December 4, 2013

THURSDAY, DEC. 5
Basketball
Sweetwater varsity girls and boys at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater freshman and JV boys at Coleman tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ girls at Slaton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Highland varsity girls and boys host Hilltop Clas-sic tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Roscoe varsity girls and boys at Highland’s Hilltop Classic tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.

SW teams dominate Merkel to sweep DH

December 4, 2013

Sweetwater’s two varsity basketball teams returned from the Thanksgiving holi-day break with a vengeance on Tuesday, as they defeated Merkel teams in impressive fashion at Mustang Gym.
The Lady Mustang girls began the doubleheader with a 48-33 win, and the Mustang boys cruised past Merkel 63-25 for a sweep.
It was the final tuneup for Sweetwater’s teams before going back on the road at Stanton to play in a three-day tournament that tips off on Thursday.

Sub-varsity squads go 3-of-4 vs. Merkel

December 4, 2013

Sweetwater still has three unbeaten sub-varsity high school basketball teams af-ter winning three of four games against Merkel here on Tuesday.
Sweetwater’s freshman and JV boys are both off to 3-0 starts for the young season after winning by scores of 47-22 and 49-29, respectively. Also, the freshman girls improved to 8-0 by defeating Merkel 47-18, while the JV girls fell 30-27 in their contest.

Middle school boys win all four games against Snyder

December 4, 2013

All four of the Sweetwater Middle School boys basket-ball teams won their games on Monday against Snyder, and all four did it in con-vincing fashion.
The seventh grade Red won 38-18; the seventh grade White won 37-17; the eighth grade Red won 28-14; and the eighth grade White dominated Snyder 36-4 to complete the four-game sweep.
Andrew Medina scored 17 points for the seventh grade Red, while Nicholas Figue-roa had six, Carson Brown-low five, Jaden Hernandez and Tayton Burnett four and Markus Meneses and Alex Gallegos one.

Highland teams still unbeaten as they prepare to host tournament

December 4, 2013

Highland still has two unbeaten basketball teams as it gets ready to host its Hilltop Classic tournament that begins Thursday.
Highland’s girls, the top-ranked team in Class 1A, Division II, improved to 8-0 Tuesday with a 45-38 win over Albany. Madison Moseley led the way with 14 points while Sierra Allen and Hannah Allen had 11 points each.
Also scoring for the Lady Hornets, playing for the first time since Nov. 21, were Sydny Helbert and Beth Richburg with four points and Kelsi Johns with one.

Local forecast for Wednesday

December 4, 2013

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be breezy, with a west-southwest wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 32 and breezy winds from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph after midnight, which is when we'll also have a 40 percent chance of showers.
Learn more about the upcoming cold front at weather.gov.

December 3rd

Castro officially files for State Representative

December 3, 2013

Mayor Isaac Castro made it official recently by filing his candidacy for State Representative. Mayor Castro will oppose incumbent Representative Susan King in the March 2014 primary election. On another note, Mayor Castro addressed the Abilene Tea Party meeting recently held at the Cotton Patch Restaurant.

RPMH Thousand Cans of Care food drive a success

December 3, 2013

RPMH recently held their second annual food drive on Nov. 4-15.
1,429 food items were donated to the Gaylord’s Pantry at First United Methodist Church. RPMH wishes to thank Wal-Mart and Lawrence Management for their generous contributions.
Pictured left to right are Terry Hendley-UMC Food Pantry representative and Scott Fortin-RPMH Community Outreach Team member and chair of the event.

Toy drive raises donations for Goodfellows

December 3, 2013

A total of 412 toys were collected during the Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday that included many toys given from the second toy run. Also collected were donations in the amount of $100 from Debra Loven, $25 from Jessica Messersmith, $50 from Jeremy and Paige Wilks and another $517.23 in cash donations.
Distribution will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday at the Lamar Street Baptist Church recreation building with the Christmas party with Santa scheduled for 3:45 p.m. that day.

FFB to host Chamber Coffee, Open House

December 3, 2013

The December Chamber Coffee event will be held at First Financial Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. This year, FFB will also host their annual Open House at this time, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at noon.
Everyone is invited to attend and come and go as they please. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the bank, located at 201 Elm Street.

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