Archive - 2014
GREENWOOD â€” Itâ€™s not always easy and not always that pretty, but Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s baseball team keeps finding ways to win.
The Mustangs, winners of 10 straight entering Tues-dayâ€™s District 4-3A opener at Greenwood, made it 11 in a row with a 7-6, nine-inning win. The game was ultimately decided when Greenwoodâ€™s rightfielder made a two-out error in the top of the ninth on a fly ball by Sweetwaterâ€™s James Clift that scored Tyler Beasley, who had singled and came around from first with the go-ahead run.
GREENWOOD â€” The Sweetwater High School softball team fell to 0-2 in district after a 13-3, six-inning defeat at Greenwood on Tuesday.
Sweetwater scored twice in the top of the third in-ning to tie it at 2-2, but Greenwood got two in the bottom of the third to regain the lead and never looked back. The Rangerettes (1-1) blew it open with a six-run sixth inning to win the con-test by the 10-run rule.
A number of Roscoe athletes and Highlandâ€™s Beth Richburg placed at Hamlinâ€™s track meet. Results follow:
Pole vault â€” Eva Aguayo, Roscoe, 6th (6-0)
Triple jump â€” Lyndi Wilkinson, Roscoe, 5th (31-4)
400 â€” Wilkinson, Roscoe, 2nd (1:05.52); Aguayo, Roscoe, 4th (1:09.29)
200 â€” Wilkinson, Roscoe, 6th (29.16)
1600 â€” Karina Cisneros, Roscoe, 6th (6:22.21)
110 hurdles â€” Beth Rich-burg, Highland, 4th (18.10)
300 hurdles â€” Richburg, Highland, 6th (53.54)
Point totals â€” Roscoe 17, Highland 5.
400 relay â€” Roscoe 4th (46.77)
Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association, which is for girls ages 5-14, will have its opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Fraley Park. All players and coaches will be recognized, and concessions available. Two games will be played after the ceremonies. The public is urged to attend.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s All Sports Awards Banquet will be Monday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Tickets are available for $10 each at the high school fieldhouse until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Athletes, cheerleaders and student trainers will not be required to buy a ticket.
Also, meal tickets will not be sold at the door.
Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 41 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
Learn more at weather.gov.
â€śThis was the third year for Nolan County United Way to hostÂ the raffle at the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club, Gun, Knife and Coin show and the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up and once again it was a huge success," said NCUW Executive Director Wendy Smartt. "On behalf of the Nolan County United Way board, I would like to thank our sponsors; Smartt Move and Wind Energy Turbine Services (W.E.T.S.), the Gun, Knife and Coin Show boardÂ and Sweetwater Jaycees for allowing us to set up at their events and all who participated in and supported the raffle.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, this event is the main source of funds for this annual college scholarship event. Started nine years ago, the NCF has already awarded 199 Nolan County graduating seniors $1,000 each to begin their college careers at any Texas college or university.
A local employee of the Texas Department of Transportation was recently honored for his years of service to the agency.
Kenneth Terry, a crew chief for the Nolan County maintenance office, was recognized for his 10 years of service to the department. TxDOT Abilene District Engineer Stan Swiatek (pictured at left), presented the award.
Irene Gordon LeFever, age 81, of Roscoe passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at a Lubbock hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Reverend Juanelle Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at the Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.