April 29th, 2015

Local sports calendar

April 29, 2015

Class 4A best-of-3 bi-district playoff
Game 1: Sweetwater vs. Pampa at Lubbock Coronado High School, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region I-4A meet, Texas Tech University’s Fuller Track in Lubbock.
Roscoe varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region I-2A meet, Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.
Highland and Blackwell varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region II-1A meet, Angelo State University’s LeGrand Stadium in San Angelo.
Class 4A best-of-3 bi-district playoff

Mustangs edge Tigers, claim share of 2-4A title

April 29, 2015

It wasn’t easy, but after a 4-3 win over Snyder here Tuesday, Sweetwater is the District 2-4A co-champion.
And while not as good as winning an outright title, the result left the Mustangs feeling good in many ways. They defeated a big rival Tuesday to end the regular season, are in the playoffs for the third consecutive year and start the postseason on a positive note thanks to some clutch play at Sportsman’s Park.

Get all the details in Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Lady Mustangs rip Merkel

April 29, 2015

Sweetwater tuned up for its bi-district playoff series later this week by crushing Merkel, 11-0, in a warm-up game Tuesday at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex that lasted just six innings due to the 10-run rule.

Read more in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Wednesday's local weather

April 29, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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April 28th

SNAP seeks rummage sale donations

April 28, 2015

Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) Director, Tonya Challis, is preparing for her department's final major fundraiser of the year.
In addition to the Taste of Sweetwater and charging for Rattlesnake Round-Up parking, SNAP holds an annual rummage sale at its 1701 Elm Street location, with this year's sale slated for June 6.

Read more in Tuesday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

4-H students show appreciation to supporters during Clover Campaign

April 28, 2015

Nolan County 4-Hers served sweet tea and lemonade to show their appreciation to the people who supported the 4-H program Saturday morning at Tractor Supply Company in Sweetwater. “Nolan County 4-H greatly appreciates the partnership with the Tractor Supply Company. "We are so thankful for the support of the Nolan County residents who have been and will be contributing to the Tractor Supply Clover Campaign which will run through May 3 at Tractor Supply,” said Nolan County Family and Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent Labeth Carter.

NCBR application for $500 college scholarship due May 1

April 28, 2015

The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2015, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. For students who are planning to continue their educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help with expenses.

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

Samarripa to visit Sweetwater Thursday

April 28, 2015

Celebrate El Dia de Los Ninos (Children's Day) at the County-City Library on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.
"We are excited to have guest speaker Consuelo Samarripa join us with a special presentation," said library staff.

Read more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

‘Stangs try to win title again today

April 28, 2015

After failing to clinch a district title Saturday with a 7-5 loss to Big Spring at Hermleigh, Sweetwater will try again today when the Mustang baseball team — once again, weather permitting — hosts Snyder in its regular season finale at Sportsman’s Park at 7 p.m.

Read more in Tuesday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

Tuesday's local forecast

April 28, 2015

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 60 and northern winds around 15 mph.
We should see partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the west-northwest.
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