Archive - 2013

November 11th

Jodie Michelle Adkins

November 11, 2013

Jodie Michelle Adkins, 42, of Sweetwater, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Her body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Terry Wayne Davison

November 11, 2013

Terry Wayne Davison, age 55, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

M.J. Robison

November 11, 2013

M.J. Robison, 76, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Mr. Robison was cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Gerald Dorey “Jerry” Runyard

November 11, 2013

Graveside services for Gerald Dorey “Jerry” Runyard, 94, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Mark White, his grandson, will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Runyard died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 28, 1919 in Antioc, Illinois. He married Peggy Lois Smith on Nov. 8, 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico.

Local Veteran's Day forecast

November 11, 2013

Today's weather will be partly sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect increasing clouds to come into the area, with a low around 38 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast after midnight, and we'll also see a 20% chance of rain after that time.
Learn more at weather.gov.

This week’s basketball

November 11, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 11
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls host Big Spring (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ girls host Big Spring (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland 7th grade boys and junior high teams host Westbrook (season openers) starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys will host Haskell (season openers) at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman girls will host Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV girls will host Wichita Falls Hirschi, 5 p.m.

Wylie ends SW playoff bid

November 11, 2013

On Friday, Sweetwater and Wylie met for the 12th — and from all indications, the last, at least for the forseeable future — 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 — a Sweetwater win — seemed eminently possible.

Sub-varsity teams lose final games

November 11, 2013

Sweetwater’s sub-varsity football teams ended their seasons by losing games at Wylie on Thursday.
Sweetwater’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, L-A to meet Friday

November 11, 2013

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 clinches playoff spot in 7-1A by beating Roscoe 40-14

November 11, 2013

ROBY — Roscoe’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 Lions’ home field — and we’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.

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