March 16th, 2015

Weekly sports calendar

March 16, 2015

Blackwell teams at Robert Lee tournament.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Ballinger, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene High JV, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red hosts Vernon, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Vernon, 3 p.m.
Blackwell teams at Robert Lee tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will be playing Alpine at Midland at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Ranger JC, 2 p.m.
Sweetwater JV teams at Snyder tournament.

Lady ‘Stangs get 13-9 win

March 16, 2015

Sweetwater rallied from a 4-1 deficit with a six-run fourth and four-run fifth in a 13-9 softball win at Mona-hans on Friday.

Learn more in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

‘Stangs lose to AHS to wrap up tourney

March 16, 2015

After ending its three-day, five-game gauntlet with a 9-3 loss to Abilene High on Saturday at the Abilene ISD Invitational tournament, Sweetwater’s baseball team has two more games this week to prepare for what it hopes will be a third straight run to the playoffs with the start of District 2-4A play.

Read more in Monday's edition, in print or in our e-edition (subscription required).

Boys golfers place 3rd

March 16, 2015

The Sweetwater varsity boys golf team shot a 383 at Lamesa’s tournament to finish in third place. From left are Colton Scott, Mark Lawrence, Ky Hoover, Wesley Maxwell and Jeremy Witt. Witt (87) was the No. 2 medalist. Lawrence shot 92, Hoover 100, Scott 104 and Maxwell 114. Lawrence was tied for the No. 5 medalist spot.

Local forecast for Monday

March 16, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 77. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 57 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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March 14th

Thousands in Sweetwater for World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up

March 14, 2015

Attendees started packing the Nolan County Coliseum Friday for the 57th World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. See more photos in our weekend edition.

March 13th

Becker says diversity is key to Nolan County’s economy

March 13, 2015

Sweetwater and Nolan County are doing well from an economic standpoint. If you look at the data, the area has continued to flourish despite the recent decline of oilfield activity.
During Tuesday's city commission meeting, City Manager Eddie Brown reported that sales tax collections for the month of February were 10.89 percent higher than they were in the same period last year.

Nolan County Heart Walk set for April 18

March 13, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, the Nolan County Heart Walk will be held to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family-oriented environment while raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA).
The previous Heart Walk, held in 2013, raised over $15,000 for cardiovascular disease and stroke research. This year's event, given the theme of "Walk the Talk," is aiming to raise $20,000.

See the full story in our weekend edition or our E-Edition.

SW stops Aledo, breaks even

March 13, 2015

BILENE — Sweetwater’s baseball team broke even by splitting its first two games Thursday at the Abilene ISD Invitational Tournament, losing 4-1 in its opener to Abilene Cooper before coming back later in the day to get a 3-1 win over Aledo.
Sweetwater scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning against Aledo to break a 1-1 tie just before action ended — with no outs and the bases loaded — as a result of the tournament game time limit.

See the full story in our weekend edition and in our E-Edition.

Local sports calendar

March 13, 2015

All events are
subject to change
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV teams at San Angelo tournament.
Sweetwater’s Junior Lawhon, Dylan Jimenez and Raymond Delgado will be competing at the Region I, Division 2 meet in Sundown.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will be playing at Monahans at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity boys and girls will be competing at Big Spring meet.
Highland varsity boys and girls will be competing at Robert Lee meet.

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