Archive - 2014

March 27th

Martha A. Bland

March 27, 2014

Mrs. Martha A. Bland, 72, of Jacksonville, AR was the first born of the late Alfred and Grace Willoughby. She went to be with her Lord and friends Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2014. She was born in Sweetwater on June 5, 1941, where she grew up and graduated from Newman High School in 1959. She attended Daughon’s School of Business College in Abilene for one year and met and fell in love with Teddy R. Bland, an Air Force Airman.

Local sports calendar

March 27, 2014

Sweetwater girls play first leg of district tournament at Monahans.
Sweetwater JV will play at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Merkel meet.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Wylie at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity girls (select few) will compete at Texas Relays in Austin.
Blackwell varsity teams will host meet.
Roscoe varsity teams will compete at Aspermont meet.

Sweetwater JV track teams run at Snyder’s meet

March 27, 2014

Several Sweetwater JV athletes had top finishes at the Snyder track meet that was held on March 20.
Individuals who placed include the following:
159 points (2nd place)
3200 — Brandon Gutierrez 1st (12:39); Michael Garcia 2nd (12:45); Nathan Browning 6th (13:38)
400 relay — 2nd (46.55 — Max Gomez, Michael Lawrence, Jacoby Hunt, Michael Green)
800 — Keegan Von Atzigen 2nd (2:17); Garrett Davison 5th (2:38)
110 hurdles — Colby Green-wood 3rd (17.9)
100 — Jacoby Hunt 4th (12.2)
800 relay — 1st (1:38.4 — Max Gomez, Michael Lawrence, Jaco-by Hunt, Michael Green)

Six athletes earn TABC recognition

March 27, 2014

Highland’s Sierra Allen along with her sister, Han-nah, are all-state selections by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in Class 1A, Division II. Both Allens are also all-region selections by the TABC in Class 1A, Division II along with two Highland teammates, Beth Richburg and Madison Moseley. All four players helped Highland advance to state for the second consec-utive year before losing to Calvert. All-region honors also went to Roscoe’s Jesus Leanos (boys) and Eva Aguayo (girls), giving Nolan County six TABC honorees.
Blackwell players named all-district

Highland captures team titles at Trent meet

March 27, 2014

Highland’s boys and girls both captured team titles this Friday at the Trent track meet as they both scored 166 points.
Blackwell scored 38 points in the boys division and 33 in the girls division.
Area athletes who came through with top-three fin-ishes were as follows:
166 points (1st)
High jump — Jacob Richburg 2nd (5-8)
Pole vault — Michael Hyde 1st (11-0); Sheldon Hall 3rd (7-6)
Triple jump — Ethan Wilson 3rd (36-1)
3200 — Eli Shelton 3rd (13:03.15)
110 hurdles — Jacob Richburg 1st (19.11); Jon Basye 3rd (19.33)
800 relay — 2nd (1:42.3)

Roscoe, Blackwell athletes at SA

March 27, 2014

A handful of athletes from Roscoe and Blackwell com-peted at the San Angelo Relays this past weekend.
Blackwell scored a total of 36 points to place sixth in the boys team competition in Division II.
Area athletes from Blackwell and Roscoe who placed were as follows:
High jump — Matthew Lowry, Blackwell, 3rd (6-2)
Long jump — Mason Magness, Blackwell, 4th (20-6 1/2)
Triple jump — Mason Magness, Blackwell, 1st (41-5 3/4)
Pole vault — Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 2nd 913-0)
3200 — Jesus Leanos, Roscoe, 4th (10:46.72)
100 — Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 2nd (11.54)

SMS tracksters at Merkel

March 27, 2014

8th grade boys
Shot put — Kiante McCoy 5th (36-0)
Long jump — Kiante McCoy 1st (18-2); Isak Alvarez 6th (15-7)
Triple jump — Chris Thompson 1st (37-10 3/4); Kiante McCoy 2nd (35-3 1/2)
400 relay — 1st (48.05 — Chris Jackson, Chris Thompson, Trenton Hicks, John Medina)
800 — Daniel Avila 3rd (2:35.73); Tristan Longoria 5th (2:39.80)
100 — John Medina 3rd (12.12); Andrew Melendez 2nd (12.31); Isak Alvarez 1st (12.40)
800 relay — 1st (1:42.48 — Chris Jackson, Chris Thompson, Trenton Hicks, Kiante McCoy)

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

March 27, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be breezy from the southwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 53 and breezy winds from the west-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. Winds will decrease to 10 to 15 mph in the evening.
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March 26th

Red Night this Friday

March 26, 2014

This Friday will be Red Night at the Sweetwater Mustang Baseball game against the Wylie Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Those wearing red will get in the game free!
The first 50 wearing red to enter the game will receive a red ticket at the gate for a free popcorn and soft drink.

Hospital board election cancelled

March 26, 2014

At the Monday night meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given to cancel the board election, due to the fact that there were no opposed candidates.
However, board members will be considering a candidate for a replacement for the unexpired term for District 1 between now and next month's meeting.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 Cross Country Sweetwater varsity at Irion County meet held in Mertzon. Tennis...
Both Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade teams defeated Snyder in football action this past...
SWEETWATER HIGH SCHOOL AT MILES Varsity Boys: 3rd place — 65 points (3 miles) JV Girls: 1st place...


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