Archive - 2013
In a game that featured the stateâs single-season record holder for passing yardage in Class 1A, an unheralded running back from a first-year program came up with the winning touchdown here Saturday.
Leddy Frenchâs 2-yard run broke a 22-22 deadlock with just 19 seconds left to play, giving Brock a 28-22 victory over Booker to end the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
The result leaves both teams with 2-1 records.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 87. Winds will be from the west around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. We'll also have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will decrease to 20% by this evening.
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MONDAY, SEPT. 16
Highland and Blackwell runners at Coleman meet. Note: The Sweetwater cross country team will not com-pete this week due to the homecoming activities.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Green-wood starting at 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
Roscoe runners will be at Anson meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade Gray and White teams play at Dublin at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 4 p.m.
After 69 points in its first two games, Sweetwater cranked its high-powered offense up yet another notch for Fridayâs home opener against Breckenridge.
The Buckaroos managed to answer just about every score with one of their own, however, until a long kickoff return and a key defensive play in the fourth quarter helped Sweetwater finally put the game away.
With the 51-33 win â the Mustangsâ highest one-game output in nearly five years â Sweetwater is now 2-1 on the season, while Breckenridge fell to 1-2.
Sweetwater won both of its games in sub-varsity football action on Thurs-day at Breckenridge. Both teams are back on the road this week at Wall.
Sweetwater JV 20, Breckenridge 7
Max Gomez threw touchdown passes of 24 yards to Sean Norman and 41 yards to Michael Green, and the JV (2-1) also got a 7-yard scoring run from Adrian Vizzerra in beating Breckenridge.
Other offensive standouts were running back Jacoby Hunt and receiver Mark Lawrence (6 catches, 84 yards), while Hunter Mobley (interception) and Vizzerra (three sacks) were among the defensive standouts.
MILES â Roscoe failed to dent the scoreboard Friday night at Miles in its final non-district game, just one week after the Plowboys scored 45 points in an im-pressive home win. The result was a 19-0 loss that dropped Roscoe to 1-2 this season.
Miles (1-2), coming off a 44-12 loss to Quanah at Sweetwaterâs Sammy Baugh Classic, held the Plowboys to 242 yards while scoring in each of the first three quarters as the Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season.
A list of business sponsorships is being gathered for the âBreast Cancer Friday Night Fight for the Curâe to be held during the Sweetwater vs. Snyder volleyball and football games Oct. 11. Those who would like to have their business name displayed on the back of the shirts should contact Jill Locklar at (325) 320-4800 or Carla Lambert at (325) 338-1840 by Sept. 23. Also, persons may sponsor a loved one who has battled cancer by placing their name on the shirt. It can be either in honor of or in memory of the person.
Nolan Countyâs two six-man Hornet football teams kept the scoreboard very busy on Friday, but when the dust settled Blackwell was the only winner as Coach Clint Lowryâs team improved its record to 3-0.
Blackwell made the trip to Lingleville (2-1) and came back with an 88-42 victory.
Hornet running back Jay-den Jones had a huge night with 346 yards rushing on 24 carries and seven TDs. He also had 11 tackles from his linebacking position.
Many classes of Sweetwater High School have planned reunions for Homecoming weekend in Sweetwater, Sept. 20-22.
The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 45th reunion and hosting the All Class Reunion during Homecoming on Sept. 20.
The event will kick off at 2 p.m. with the Exes Tea at Sweetwater High School and ends with a reception which runs from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Texas Theatre, hosted by Randy and Jolanda Hendricks.
Admission to the reception is free and is BYOB.
Bids were opened for the construction of the new police station during Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting.
While seven bids were received, one bid was disqualified due to the fact that the company had no representation at a mandatory pre-bid meeting.
The remaining six bids were then briefly discussed, with the base bid cost noted and how long the work would take. Also mentioned were the costs of alternates, additions, deduction costs and costs of concrete.