Archive - 2014
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The Cowboys fell to the Ravens 37-30 on Saturday night, but the team had two very bright spots. Tony Romo was solid in his debut, throwing a touchdown, and Zach Minter, just signed on Thursday, recorded 2 sacks and forced a fumble.
A Sweetwater High alumnus is heading to his first competition in bodybuilding.
Dylon Adames, a 2012 graduate of Sweetwater High School and third-year student at Texas Tech University, will compete at the NPC (National Physique Committee) Heart of Texas at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Adames had always been lifting weights as part of football training, but when the opportunity to play fell through, he began committing himself to fully pursuing bodybuilding. Since February, he was been working toward the competition.
Diphtheria once was a major cause of illness and death among children. The U.S. recorded 206,000 cases of diphtheria in 1921, resulting in 15,520 deaths. Before there was treatment for diphtheria, up to half of the people who got the disease died from it.
After more than a year of planning, constructing and drilling, the Hunter Well Field is nearly ready to pump fresh water to Sweetwater residents.
The wells â€”Â which run approximately 200 feet deep â€” will help ease the water burden the city has faced since Oak Creek Reservoir ran dry in late 2013. City engineers Enprotec Hibbs & Todd estimates the wells' production capacity to be anywhere from 900,000 to one million gallons of water per day. City officials have pegged the number at 750,000-900,000 gallons.
Many entities have been battling a blaze on the 69 Ranch near Maryneal since Friday. The cause of the grass fire was said to have been a blown transformer and volunteer firefighters have stated that the fire has been hard to access, with part being in a ravine and also burning on two sides of a nearby railroad track. Shown in the photos is a train trestle bridge burning.
MONDAY, AUG. 18
Sweetwater JV (6 p.m.) and varsity (7 p.m.) teams at Sterling City.
TUESDAY, AUG. 19
Sweetwater freshman (6 p.m.), JV (7 p.m.) and varsity (8 p.m.) teams play at Water Valley.
THURSDAY, AUG. 21
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Clyde (scrimmage), times TBA. Note: All of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€˜s fall sports athletes will be introduced afterward.
FRIDAY, AUG. 22
Roscoe JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6 p.m.) teams at Munday (scrimmage).
Highland JV and varsity host Jayton (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
SAN ANGELO â€” It looks like opposing defenses may be in for another long year against Sweetwater when the season begins Aug. 29.
Sweetwater, which aver-aged 34 points a season this past year, scored six times on Friday in its season-opening scrimmage when the Mustangs traveled to San Angelo to face the Class 5A Lake View Chiefs.
This past week Sweetwater Middle School held a three-day volleyball camp for students entering grades 4-8 this year. Pictured above are the students, who inclu-ded the following: Marissa Villanueva, Zoee Jeffrey, Blayke Bewley, Summer Turner, Josie Sanchez, Kara Lehnert, Elli Lehnert, Kaci Webb, Riley Dodd, Nikki Gutierrez, Kaylee Campbell, Samantha Jones, Mia Valdez, Kyrsten Smith, Christyn Allen, Kolbi Turner, Julia Rees, Kathryn Browning, Annisa McCollom, Maddie Hicks, Cyera Pieper, Kaitlyn Chance, Miranda Sloan, Shavie Green and Meghan Olguin.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team won its first two matches of the year by defeating two San Angelo area schools, Grape Creek and Lake View, this past week before losing at Abilene Cooper on Thursday.
Sweetwater swept both Grape Creek and Lake View by 3-0 scores, beating Grape Creek at home 25-19, 25-19, 25-13 this past Monday and winning at Lake View on Tuesday by scores of 25-18, 25-11 and 26-24.