Archive - 2013
On Friday, Sweetwater and Wylie met for the 12th â€” and from all indications, the last, at least for the forseeable future â€” time in a district football game.
Once again, it was a game with major district and play-off implications for both of the teams. And as so often been the case, it was the season finale for both the Mustangs and Bulldogs.
However, for a long time, something totally different for the rivalry â€” a Sweetwater win â€” seemed eminently possible.
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams ended their seasons by losing games at Wylie on Thursday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV finished 2-3 in district and 6-4 over-all after losing 49-12, while the freshman team wound up 0-5 in district and 3-6 overall after losing 47-0.
Max Gomez had a 16-yard touchdown pass to Michael Green as well as a 4-yard TD run for the JV team, while Denzell Moore on of-fense and Branson Guelker and Hunter Mobley on de-fense were also standouts.
Blackwell head football coach Clint Lowry has an-nounced that the Hornets will take on Lueders-Avoca in a Six-Man Division II bi-district playoff game Friday at Westbrook.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. and Blackwell will be considered the home team.
Blackwell was the champion of District 8, Division II after beating Robert Lee last week. Lueders-Avoca (7-3) finished as the runner-up to Loraine in District 7, Division II.
Blackwell is making its second straight playoff ap-pearance. It lost to Loraine in bi-district last season.
ROBY â€” Roscoeâ€™s bid to seize the No. 3 and final playoff spot from Roby in District 7-1A, Division II was met with stiff resistance Friday on the Lionsâ€™ home field â€” and weâ€™re not talk-ing about the wind, either.
Roby, which led both Roscoe and Cross Plains by a game for the No. 3 spot coming in, nailed down its playoff berth with a con-vincing 40-14 victory.
The Roscoe junior varsity football team rallied from a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to knock off Wylieâ€™s sophomore team, 24-20, in its season finale on Thursday.
The come-from-behind win allowed Roscoeâ€™s JV to finish 5-4 overall.
The Plowboysâ€™ comeback in the fourth quarter began with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Isaiah Gonzales to Juan Solis, plus a two-point run by Johnathon Cuellar that cut Wylieâ€™s lead to 20-16.
Cuellar then scored what proved to be the winning points for Roscoe on a 5-yard TD run later in the period, and added a second 2-point run after the score.
Jerry Hunt recently announced her candidacy for the office of District Clerk. A longtime resident of Nolan County, she has over ten years' experience working with local attorneys. The last fourteen years have been spent as the assistant to Judge Tim Fambrough and the Commissioners' Court. As a result, she has a unique understanding of the work of the District Clerk's office, its place in the legal system, and the courthouse.
Terry Locklar announ-ced his candidacy for office of Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2 on Thursday, November 7, 2013.
A resident of Nolan County since 1989, he has over eight years experience working as county commissioner. As a result, he has the knowledge it takes to work as a Nolan County Commissioner and the understanding of the Courthouse and the offices within.
Patricia "Pat" McGowan is officially informing the citizens of Nolan County of her intent to once again have the privilege of running for the position of Nolan County Clerk.
"It has been both an honor and a privilege serving the people of Nolan County over the past 13 years and I am once again asking for your vote on March 4, 2014," said McGowan.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service along with the Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation, Dow, DuPont and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will conduct the Southern Rolling Plains Range Workshop beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.
Highland Crowning 2014 took place on Thursday evening, Nov. 7, during halftime of the Hornets' last football game.
Crowned were Football Hero â€” Laramie Thompson (senior) and Football Sweetheart â€” Beth Richburg (senior). Also shown are crown bearers Zachary McNeely, son of Pat and Brenda Turner and Brianna Baucom, daughter of Shea and Latrice Baucom.