November 29th, 2014
Who: Sweetwater (13-0) vs. Celina (11-2)
What: Class 4A, Division II state quarterfinal
When: Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wichita Fallsâ€™ Memorial Stadium
Sweetwater will be considered the visiting team for the playoff game.
MINERAL WELLS â€” The Sweetwater football teamâ€™s playoff journey continues.
Vernon, led by fullback Isaiah Love, piled up some 329 yards rushing with its Wing-T attack on Friday and didnâ€™t punt once.
Sweetwater, though, never trailed and time after time, the Mustangs came up with the clutch plays they needed to stay in control.
When the dust had settled, Sweetwater had a 49-27 win in the Class 4A, Division II regional playoff as its season stayed alive for at least one more week.
Isaiah McGee of Sweetwater escapes the grasp of a Vernon defender during a 49-27 win over the Lions on Friday, in the teams' Class 4A, Division II regional playoff held in Mineral Wells. The Mustangs will face Celina in the state quarterfinals this week.
Read about the big win on Page A6 of today's paper.
Mr. Simon J. Abrigo, age 68, of Loraine passed away on Nov. 24, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Saint Josephâ€™s Mission in Loraine with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Burial will follow in the Loraine Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Childrenâ€™s book author Lynn Sheffield Simmons has made Sweetwater the setting for her latest childrenâ€™s book Bo and the Ghosts of Tumbleweed Ranch.Â Although the story is fiction Mrs. Simmons includes the names and professions of Sweetwater Veterinarian Dr. Bud Alldredge and former Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley in her new book.
The story begins with the low, rolling hills and wide-open skies of West Texas welcoming Mrs. Barnett and Bo, the loveable but mischievous black Labrador retriever, to their next adventure.
See the full story in the weekend edition.
The Pioneer Museum will host Tom Turner for a closing reception of his photographic exhibition, Sublime Gestures, which is currently on display in the WASP Room where the Sammy Baugh display was set up this fall, on Wednesday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. This program was supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
See the full story in our weekend edition.
Halftime score: Sweetwater-28 Vernon-14
Score update: Sweetwater 42; Vernon 21
Final score: Sweetwater-49; Vernon-27
Officials with the Sweetwater Police Department were searching for a man wanted for three warrants â€” two being felonies â€”Â on Friday morning.
Juan Leanos was being sought for theft of property over $50 and under $500, a misdemeanor; theft of property over $1,500 and under $2,000, a felony; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, also a felony.
The Sweetwater Jaycees delivered over 800 meals to local residents on Thanksgiving Day during their annual feed. The Jaycees also expected at least 100 people to eat at the Jaycee Barn where the event took place. Shown above are servers Morgan Pointer, Caitlyn Cornutt, Jessica Fortin, Robbi Hannah and Danielle Thomas.
This year's Sweetwater High School varsity cheerleaders are getting the chance to do something no other SHS cheer squad has done since 1997.
They are showing their support for the first Sweetwater football team since that year â€” and only the third in school history â€” to still be unbeaten through the first 12 games of the season. The Mustangs put their 12-0 record on the line at 2 p.m. today when they face Vernon in the regional round of the Class 4A, Division II playoffs at Mineral Wells' Ram Stadium.
See the full story in the Friday edition.