Archive - 2013

October 11th

Bids discussed on new police station construction

October 11, 2013

The Sweetwater City Commission held a brief discussion on Tuesday on the bids for the construction of a new police department.
During the September 10 meeting, six bids were opened, with the price ranging from $5.3 to $6.7 million. The item was tabled at that meeting, however, in order for the architect to review the bids in detail.
At Tuesday's meeting, City Manager Eddie Brown expressed that the bids came in higher than expected, which left the commissioners with the option to accept the low bid or reject all of the bids. Thus, approval was given to reject the bids.

Carl Wayne Tyler

October 11, 2013

Graveside services for Carl Wayne Tyler, 75, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Robert Murphy will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Tyler died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born Oct. 28, 1937 in Sweetwater. He married Clara Tyson on Nov. 11, 1958 in Sweetwater.

Local sports calendar

October 11, 2013

FRIDAY, OCT. 11
Football
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Albany, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Highland, 7:30 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams play at Snyder — varsity begins at 5 p.m., freshmen and JV begin at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
Cross Country
Highland and Blackwell runners will compete at Water Valley meet.

SW teams face key matchups today

October 11, 2013

One of the biggest high school rivalries in West Texas — Sweetwater vs. Snyder — takes place today in Snyder on two fronts.
While the Sweetwater-Snyder football matchup at 7:30 p.m. is sure to get more attention, in part because it is the District 4-3A opener for both teams, the volleyball match involving the two schools — which tips off at 5 p.m. — is just as critical.
In both cases, the winner will get an early leg up on one of the four playoff spots in the district — up from three in the past — while the loser will have to work a bit harder in order to get into the postseason.

Sub-varsity v’ball results

October 11, 2013

Here are the Sweetwater High School results for sub-varsity volleyball matches on Tuesday at Big Spring.
Sweetwater JV
lost to Big Spring
23-25, 17-25
Kills: Lauren Jones 4, Abby Garcia 2, Marissa Moncada 1, Alyssa Soles 1, Sarah Valdez 1.
Digs: Alyssa Soles 6, Abby Garcia 3, Marissa Moncada 3, Sarah Valdez 3, Lauren Jones 2, Kristi Ward 1.
Assists: Lauren Jones 3, Sarah Valdez 2, Katie Fox 1, Abby Garcia 1.
Aces: Abby Garcia 3, Katie Fox 2.
Blocks: Abby Garcia 1.
Sweetwater district rec-ord: 1-3.
Sweetwater freshmen defeated Big Spring
25-21, 25-18

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

October 11, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 61 and southwest winds around 5 mph.
Chances for rain will be present throughout the entire weekend, with a 60% chance of storms all day Sunday. Weekend highs will be in the high 70s/low 80s, with lows in the mid 60s.
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October 10th

SW starts district at Snyder

October 10, 2013

Sweetwater and Snyder both know how to score with their spread offenses.
But so do their opponents.
And both teams have had an extra week to get ready for Friday’s District 4-3A opener in Snyder, where the winner could have an early leg up on grabbing one of the four playoff spots available starting this year.
Sweetwater has a better record (2-3) than Snyder (1-4), but the Tigers’ record is a bit deceptive. They’ve been in every game they’ve played so far and could easily be 5-0, since all four losses have come in the final minute and have been by a total of nine points.

Plowboys to host state-ranked Lions

October 10, 2013

Roscoe is trying to return its football program to the heights it enjoyed for most of the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s, when the Plowboys were regularly competing for district titles and making annual trips to the playoffs — 13 straight from 1998 through 2010.
Albany, which pays a visit to Roscoe on Friday, is a good example of where the Plowboys would like to be — 5-0 (2-0 in District 7-1A, Division II) and currently ranked No. 9 in the state in Class 1A. And it’s nothing new for the Lions, either.

Highland, Blackwell to battle for supremacy

October 10, 2013

Nolan County’s two six-man football teams named the Hornets are set for their annual battle, this time at Blackwell starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Once again, it will be the final non-district game for both teams.
Once again, it will be Division I (Highland) vs. Division II (Blackwell).
But Blackwell — unlike in most of the previous meet-ings — will be coming in as a slight favorite thanks to a 6-0 start this season.
Coach Clint Lowry’s Hornets are coming off a 78-0 homecoming win over Veribest that was called at halftime, due to six-man’s 45-point mercy rule.

Netters fall to Snyder

October 10, 2013

Sweetwater lost to Snyder 14-5 in a District 4-3A team tennis match here Tuesday.
Sweetwater’s next action will be Oct. 15 against Wall at San Angelo, which will be its final scheduled match of the fall season.
Boys doubles — Key-gan Valdez and Zac Bax lost 3-8; Chris Shoemaker and Tyler Stacy won 9-8 (10-4); Marc Butler and Christian Ulbrich lost 4-8.
Girls doubles — Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 5-8; Naomi Gonzales and Rebecca Gonzales lost 0-8; Crystal Foust and Vir-ginia Carly lost 4-8.
Mixed doubles — Bryan Vause and Jenny Medellin won 8-2.

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