March 27th, 2014

SMS tracksters at Merkel

March 27, 2014

8th grade boys
Shot put — Kiante McCoy 5th (36-0)
Long jump — Kiante McCoy 1st (18-2); Isak Alvarez 6th (15-7)
Triple jump — Chris Thompson 1st (37-10 3/4); Kiante McCoy 2nd (35-3 1/2)
400 relay — 1st (48.05 — Chris Jackson, Chris Thompson, Trenton Hicks, John Medina)
800 — Daniel Avila 3rd (2:35.73); Tristan Longoria 5th (2:39.80)
100 — John Medina 3rd (12.12); Andrew Melendez 2nd (12.31); Isak Alvarez 1st (12.40)
800 relay — 1st (1:42.48 — Chris Jackson, Chris Thompson, Trenton Hicks, Kiante McCoy)

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

March 27, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be breezy from the southwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 53 and breezy winds from the west-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. Winds will decrease to 10 to 15 mph in the evening.
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March 26th

Red Night this Friday

March 26, 2014

This Friday will be Red Night at the Sweetwater Mustang Baseball game against the Wylie Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Those wearing red will get in the game free!
The first 50 wearing red to enter the game will receive a red ticket at the gate for a free popcorn and soft drink.

Hospital board election cancelled

March 26, 2014

At the Monday night meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given to cancel the board election, due to the fact that there were no opposed candidates.
However, board members will be considering a candidate for a replacement for the unexpired term for District 1 between now and next month's meeting.

SFSA opening ceremonies

March 26, 2014

Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association held its opening ceremonies Saturday at Fraley Park for girls ages 5-14.
A total of 15 teams are participating in the league, which is divided up into five age divisions. Several games were played Saturday at the park following the introduction of each teams' players and coaches.

Sweetwater ISD looks to implement e-books

March 26, 2014

The Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees approved a change in the school calendar for the snow/ice make-up days during their meeting held on Thursday night.
Friday, April 18 and Monday, May 26 will now be regular school days for the district instead of the Good Friday and Memorial Day holidays.

Mark Davis Crawford

March 26, 2014

Mark Davis Crawford, 58, of Sweetwater, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo.
He was cremated. No further services are planned.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Local sports calendar

March 26, 2014

Sweetwater girls play first leg of district tournament at Monahans.
Sweetwater JV will play at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity at Merkel meet.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Wylie at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity girls (select few) will compete at Texas Relays in Austin.
Blackwell varsity teams will host meet.
Roscoe varsity teams will compete at Aspermont meet.

SW teams fall at Monahans

March 26, 2014

The long trip to Monahans didn’t have a happy ending for Sweetwater’s teams on the diamond Tuesday. They will both play host to Wylie when District 4-3A action resumes this Friday.
Monahans 7, Sweetwater 3
Sweetwater (15-4, 2-1) dropped out of a tie for first as Monahans led 5-0 after one inning and held on to hand the Mustangs — who had won 12 straight — their first loss since Feb. 22.
Sweetwater is now tied with Snyder for second with Wylie (3-0) atop 4-3A.

SHS tennis medalists

March 26, 2014

These Sweetwater High School tennis players are all shown with the medals that they won recently.
Front row from left are Gewel Cherry, girls doubles; Jenny Medellin, girls doubles; Teresa Perez-Poe, mixed doubles; and standing, Bryan Vause, boys singles; Tyler Stacy, boys singles; Chris Shoemaker, mixed doubles.

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