Archive - 2014


April 7th

Cub Scouts visit Reporter office

April 7, 2014

The Wolf Den Pack 146 visited the Sweetwater Reporter office to learn about the various departments and what it takes to construct, publish and distribute the local newspaper.
Shown are (in no particular order) Nick Williams, Hunter McCann, Nicholas Hurd, Cutter Dean, Kason Wehba, Logan Palacios and Lucus Palacios with leader Rob McCann. The group is sponsored by 4th and Elm Church of Christ.

Lindell Keith Smith

April 7, 2014

Funeral services for Lindell Keith Smith, 56, of Nolan will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Lamar Street Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Reverend Vic Meyer and Reverend Chris Stephens will officiate. Interment will follow at Nolan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Smith died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home in Nolan.
He was born March 12, 1958, in Sweetwater. He married Bobbi Lynn on April 1, 2005, at Nolan Baptist Church.

Hunt 6th after 2nd round

April 7, 2014

Michael Hunt of Sweet-water shot another 77 Sat-urday in the second round of the District 4-3A boys golf tournament for a 154 total, leaving him in sixth place among medalists en-tering the final round Tues-day when the tournament moves to Sweetwater.
If he maintains his position, Hunt will qualify for regional competition next week with the second-best score — trailing only Jacob Lair (150) of Monahans — among all players not on one of the top two teams.
Big Spring (608) and Abi-lene Wylie (625) currently rank 1-2, with Sweetwater in fifth place at 670.

Allen is on Super Team

April 7, 2014

Sierra Allen of Highland on Sunday was named to the Abilene Reporter-News’ All-Big Country girls basketball Super Team for the second straight year.

Highland holds first of three meets this month

April 7, 2014

Highland was the host school Friday for its annual Hilltop Relays, which served as a tuneup for the district and area track meets it will host later this month start-ing with district Thursday.
Highland’s girls were second in the team standings with 76 points while Blackwell had eight. Black-well’s boys were fourth in their division with 62 points and Highland 11th (22). Individual points follow:
400 — Sierra Allen, High-land, 2nd (1:05.26)
800 — Kelsi Johns, High-land, 6th (2:48.94)

Local weather for Monday

April 7, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be breezy and from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 44 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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Weekly sports calendar

April 7, 2014

Sweetwater varsity and JV girls will play the final leg of district tournament at Snyder.
Blackwell teams play the final leg of district tournament at Abilene.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at district meet in Big Spring.
Roscoe junior high teams host district meet.
Sweetwater JV and varsity host Greenwood at 4:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will host final leg of district tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.

Tigers rally late to beat S’water 7-4

April 7, 2014

Two weeks ago, life was sweet for the Sweetwater baseball team.
The Mustangs were 15-3 overall, had a 12-game win-ning streak and were 2-0 in district play.
But since that time, not much has gone Sweetwater’s way.
The team lost its third straight Friday, falling 7-4 to Snyder at Sportsman’s Park in a game that saw the Tigers push across five runs in the final two innings — largely due to miscues com-mitted by the Mustangs — in rallying back from a 3-2 deficit.

Lady ‘Stangs avoid no-hit but lose 12-0

April 7, 2014

The Sweetwater softball team can be thankful that it probably won’t ever have to face Snyder’s Adrianna Hernandez again.
The Lady Tigers’ talented senior on Friday shut out the Lady Mustangs for the third straight time, and got plenty of offensive support as her team rolled to a 12-0, five-inning win.
Snyder improved to 6-0 in district with the win, while Sweetwater fell to 0-6. But the Lady Mustangs (9-12 overall) were at least able to avoid being no-hit by Hernandez a second time when Cierra Knox hit a two-out single past third base in the fourth inning.

District golf, tennis

April 7, 2014

Second round
At Maxwell Municipal
Golf Course, Abilene
Team totals — 1. Snyder 340-314-654; 2. Monahans I 336-330-666; 3. Sweetwater I 373-349-722; 4. Greenwood 391-354-745; 5. Big Spring 386-365-751; 6. Wylie 429-384-813; 7, Sweetwater II 412-409-821; 8. Monahans II 425-399-824.

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