Archive - Jan 2014
The 2013-14 Sweetwater varsity boys basketball team is pictured here.
Standing from left are Dylan Bennett, Deâ€™andre Gatson, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Rhett Tor-res, Jacob Peyton; seated, Isaiah McGee, J.P. Poe, assistant coach Chris Carruthers, head coach Al Hunt, assistant coach Jarrod Gee, Quentin Wet-sel, Marquees Jenkins.
Things have soured lately for both of Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams, and both are badly in need of a win heading into tonightâ€™s Dis-trict 4-3A home games with Midland Greenwood.
Thatâ€™s especially true for the girls (2-4), who have lost their last three games. The boys are on a two-game skid and are 1-3 after losing at Big Spring, 55-45, on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman basketball teams were both winners against Big Spring while the JV teams lost their games on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman girls are 3-3 in district play after a 47-30 win. Lauren Jones had 16 points and Kaitlyn Foster 13 for Sweetwater, while Jennifer Medellin and Davina Walker had six, Sonya Sanchez four and Danielle Vega two.
Last year, the Highland and Roscoe girls were 1-2 in the final District 13-1A bas-ketball standings.
With just four games left in the season, it looks like a repeat could be in order, especially if both teams win today. Highland hosts third-place Ira (4-2) and Roscoe hosts fourth-place Westbrook (2-4). Highland clinches a playoff berth for the 13th straight year with a win. Roscoe would also be in the playoffs again if it can knock off Westbrook, which would leave each of the bot-tom three teams in the district with at least five losses with only three games left in the season.
Hermleigh JV girls 31,
Highland JV girls 17
Highland individual scoring: Kellse Cornett 7, Kailee Hall 6, Madison Braden 2, Sabrina Romero 2.
Crosbyton JV girls 23,
Roscoe JV girls 15
Roscoe individual scoring: Lyndi Wilkinson 9, Karina Cis-neros 2, Alejandra Solis 2, Mireya Sanchez 1, Bergan Trevino 1. Halftime score: Crosbyton 7, Roscoe 5.
Roscoe JV girls 26,
Stamford JV â€˜Bâ€™ girls 25
Roscoe individual scoring: Caty Chavira 7, Alyssa Chavez 6, Mireya Sanchez 2, Lyndi Wil-kinson 2, Karina Cisneros 2, Ber-gan Trevino 2. Halftime score: Roscoe 12, Stamford â€˜Bâ€™ 8.
Hamlin JV girls 33,
With six games remain-ing, the District 14-A boys basketball season is barely past the halfway point.
But Blackwell is having a good season. The team (5-3) is a game out of second place after defeating Paint Rock 53-28 on Tuesday, and goes to Sterling City (0-8) today with an excellent chance to record its 12th victory in 17 games. Blackwell got 31 points from Matt Lowry in its win on Tuesday.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 45, with wind chill values between 7 and 17 early in the morning. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 30 and southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 60s/low 70s, with lows in the mid 30s/low 40s. Wind direction will vary throughout the weekend, ranging from 5 to 15 mph.
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Representative Randy Neugebauer has been on a quick district tour this week â€” before ending up in Washington, D.C. this Friday â€” visiting many cities in the 19th Congressional District.
While visiting Sweetwater on Wednesday, the congressman took a moment to discuss how things are going for the community and also talked about the Farm Bill, the upcoming State of the Union address next week and Obamacare.
Texas State Technical College West Texas awarded T-STEM scholarships to 28 students. The recipients were awarded $550 for the spring 2014 semester. Two of the awardees are first-time college students, while four others are repeat recipients who received a T-STEM scholarship last semester. The recipients for this semester are enrolled in the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Computer Aided-Drafting and Design, Computer Networking Systems and Administration and Computer Science and Database and Web Programming programs.
Sydni Jackson, Devin Gutierrez and Natalie Barela were selected byÂ their piano teacher, Noreen Carson, to performÂ on the Abilene Music Teachers Association's Honors Recital, an event featuring students from Abilene and the surrounding area selected by their teachers for their dedication, ability and preparation of memorized repertoire.
Sydni performed Lunar Eclipse by Faber, Devin performed Toccatina by Kabalevsky and Natalie performed Journey's End by Rocherolle.