Archive - 2013
After two games, only one team is 2-0 in District 4-3A while four teams are locked in a second-place tie at 1-1.
But two of the second-place teams â€” Sweetwater and Big Spring â€” will try to break free from each other when they go head-to-head at Mustang Bowl on Friday. The winner will put itself in great position to claim one of the four playoff berths; the loser faces an uphill bat-tle with two games left.
Both teams are currently tied with Wylie and Snyder for second place behind 4-3A leader Monahans, and both are coming off rather lopsided wins last week.
Itâ€™s been a streaky season for Highlandâ€™s football team in 2013, and the Hornets are enjoying the good part right now.
After losing its first three games â€” two by a total of just nine points â€” Highland enters District 7 Six-Man play on Friday with a four-game winning streak when the Hornets (4-3) entertain Rotan (3-4) at 7:30 p.m.
And an open date last week allowed the Hornets a chance to get back to basics, according to their head coach Jeff Shelton.
Roscoe still has hopes of ending a two-year playoff drought after the Plowboysâ€™ high-scoring, come-from-behind 46-36 victory at Ranger this past Friday.
Roscoeâ€™s win snapped a two-game losing skid and improved the teamâ€™s record to 2-2 in District 7-1A, Divi-sion II. But to remain in contention for a playoff spot, the Plowboys will need to keep winning. Next up is 1-3 Gorman, which comes to Roscoe this Friday with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
While Albany and Hamlin, both 4-0, are expected to claim the top two spots in District 7-1A, thereâ€™s plenty of suspense over who will get the No. 3 spot.
Kensi Chowning returns a shot at the net for Sweetwater during Tuesdayâ€™s volleyball match at Wylie.
The Lady Mustangs will begin their final homestand of the year Friday when they entertain Big Spring.
Sweetwaterâ€™s tennis team lost to Wall, 15-4, on Tues-day in San Angelo in its last fall match of the season.
Sweetwater had two win-ners (Jenny Medellin and Rebecca Gonzales) in girls singles, as well as Keygan Valdez in boys singles and the team of Bryan Vause and Jenny Medellin in mixed doubles. Sweetwater finished with a 2-3 record this fall in district matches and was 3-6 overall.
Sweetwaterâ€™s individual results follow:
Boys doubles â€” Keygan Valdez and Zac Bax lost 0-6, 0-6; Chris Shoemaker and Tyler Stacy lost 4-6, 3-6; Marc Butler and Christian Ulbrich lost 2-6, 2-6.
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater will hold its first annual Home Runs vs. Hunger co-ed softball tournament on Nov. 2, 2013.
The entry fee is $125 per team. Teams must consist of at least 10 players, with a minimum of three ladies on the field. There will be unlimited substitutions and teams may bat 11.
Three home runs will be allowed per game and additional home runs can be bought for $5 each. A maximum of three home runs can be purchased.
Pictured here are the breast cancer survivors that attended Wednesdayâ€™s luncheon.
The luncheon is hosted by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital each year to honor survivors of breast cancer and remember loved ones. AdaBelle Clark, a 45-year survivor of breast cancer, was the guest speaker.
Find more photos from the luncheon in today's edition.
La Cocina Mexicana, located at 907 W. Alabama, has been a Sweetwater staple for 30 years now and they want to show their appreciation to the community for their patronage. Today is the restaurant's 30th anniversary and they will be serving free cake to customers on Friday to help celebrate the occasion. They will also have special prices on two of their best selling menu items. The #1 Mexican Plate will be available for $5.95 and the #2 Combination Plate will be available for $6.95 on Friday. (No substitutions on either plate.)
Southeast Elementary kindergarten and first grade students were visited by members of the Sweetwater Fire Department on Tuesday morning.
Fire Marshall Richard Spradlin and a number of his crew taught children about fire safety and how important it is to never play with fire. Shown are kindergarten students with Spradlin as he shows them how to operate one of the water hoses from the fire engine.
Find more photos on page 5 of today's edition.
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 73. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 46 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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