Archive - 2013
MONDAY, SEPT. 30
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 1
Sweetwater varsity plays Monahans at the Bush Tennis Center in Midland starting at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Wylie â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2
Sweetwater and Highland runners at Anson meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams are idle.
Roscoe jr high will host Cross Plains, 4 p.m.
For the last two weeks, Sweetwaterâ€™s football team has seen slim first-half leads turn into a double-digit deficits.
For the last two weeks, the Mustangs have also been able to fight back and give themselves a chance to pull out a big win at home.
However, the last two weeks has also seen Sweet-water fall short of that goal.
Now, after losing 35-30 to Brownwood, the Mustangs (2-3) will probably welcome this weekâ€™s open date prior to their District 4-3A opener against Snyder on Oct. 11.
For all the good things Sweetwater did on Friday against Brownwood, there was plenty of bad as well.
Sweetwater got a split decision in sub-varsity high school football action Thursday in Brownwood.
Sweetwater JV 30, Brownwood JV 6
Sweetwater (3-1) scored in all four quarters in its win over Brownwoodâ€™s JV, with five different players finding the end zone.
But quarterback Max Gomez had a hand in three TDs throwing second-half scoring passes of 8 yards to Sean Norman and 43 yards to Michael Green, and scoring on a 22-yard run in the second quarter.
Jacoby Hunt and Adrian Vizzerra had scoring runs of 8 and 4 yards, respectively, for Sweetwater, and also made several big defensive stops.
Members of this yearâ€™s Sweetwater High School varsity tennis team are, kneeling from left, Luke Butler, Gewel Cherry, Jenny Medellin, Teresa Perez-Poe, Gabby Fuentes, Naomi Gonzales, Rebecca Gonzales, Tyler Stacy; standing, Chris Shoemaker, Crystal Foust, Billy Reeves, Bryan Vause, Marc Butler, Virginia Carly, Gisela Selano, Ezzy Mermella. Not pictured are Zac Bax, Keygan Valdez and Christian Ulbrich.
Nolan Countyâ€™s three high school football teams outside Sweetwater all came up with impressive wins Friday. Roscoe romped past Baird in its District 7-1A, Division II opener, while Blackwell beat a good Blanket squad on the road to remain undefeated and Highland picked up its second straight vict-ory by routing Trent.
Roscoe 47, Baird 6
ROSCOE â€” Roscoe also celebrated its homecoming in addition to the 41-point win, which evens the Plow-boysâ€™ season record at 2-2.
Roscoeâ€™s junior varsi-ty routed Cross Plainsâ€™ JV, 38-0, on Thursday.
After a scoreless first quarter, Roscoe (3-1) took a 16-0 lead into the half on two TD passes by Brayden Beal. Beal threw a 2-yard strike to Isaiah Gonzales for the first score and a 17-yard pass to Braiden Moore for the second, and Juan Sanchez ran over a pair of 2-point conversions.
Although not yet widely celebrated in this part of the country, a group of Sweetwater residents hope to make it a community tradition to celebrate the unofficial holiday, Sweetest Day. A benefit concert featuring three up-and-coming female artists at the Municipal Auditorium will be the main event for that day in Sweetwater.
Sweetest Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of October, mostly in the northeastern part and Great Lakes region of the United States, having started in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. This year that day will be Oct. 19.
Sweetwater will be the focus of the nationâ€™s oil and gas industry this week as the first Shale Show 2013 will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 1-2 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwaterâ€™s Newman Park.
More than 150 exhibitors from all across the United States will have displays set up both inside and outside the Nolan County Coliseum Complex, according to Greg Wortham, Sweetwater mayor and executive director of the Cline Shale Oil Alliance, which is sponsoring the event.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce has announced its new Executive Vice President and director Leah Andrews. She has been working with the Chamber for four years, in accounting and as a volunteer for many of their programs.
Andrews is a 1990 graduate of Abilene Christian University, a C.P.A., who has a heart for civic leadership and servant opportunity.
Various community leaders gave updates on their respective organizations during the fall meeting of the Nolan County Forward Planning committee.
The meeting, held on Wednesday at the Sweetwater Country Club, was hosted by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) and gave the participants a chance to learn about the ongoing activity from the Cline Shale oil development.
Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District (RCISD): Dr. Kim Alexander, the superintendent of RCISD, discussed how the district is taking part in a new method of learning.