The Sweetwater boys are now the only undefeated varsity basketball team left in Nolan County. The Mus-tangs improved to 6-0 this season Tuesday by winning at Colorado City, 44-34.
Sweetwater led 37-15 after three quarters, then held off Colorado Cityâ€™s late surge as the Wolves trimmed that big lead with a 19-7 finish.
Sweetwater led 8-6 after one period, then outscored Colorado City 14-1 in the second quarter and 15-8 in the third stanza to build its 22-point margin.
Dylan Bennett led Sweet-water with 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Rhett Tor-res had 10 points and Kaleb Hoover eight.
Three Sweetwater High School football players â€” receiver Bray Amos and defensive backs Kaleb Hoover and Isaiah McGee â€” earned big honors by receiving honorable mention to the Associated Press Sports Editors all-state football team released Tuesday.
All three players received first team all-district honors in 4-3A.
Amos, a 5-7 junior, caught 64 passes for 1,037 yards and 19 touchdowns this past season while Hoover and McGee had 100 and 98 tackles, respectively. Hoover had an interception return and McGee a fumble return for touchdowns.
Highland and Sweetwater played for the champion-ship at Highlandâ€™s JV girls basketball tournament that was held at Highland this past Saturday.
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Bealls is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their holiday themed â€˜Bears that Careâ€™ plush bears to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears, adorned with a satin ribbon, retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Bealls, will donate $1 from the sale of each bear to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Bears are available for purchase in-stores and online.
Many recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Ricky Lee Rodriguez pleaded guilty to evading arrest with a prior conviction, a state jail felony. Rodriguez was sentenced to one year confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 66 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for TJB Outdoors, located at 1500 Lamar. Ted Basye, his wife Amy, and their sons Ty, Jordan, and Jon are pictured center along with community and Chamber of Commerce members.
TJB Outdoors officially opened Nov. 29, and had their grand opening celebration this past Saturday. Ted and his sons decided to open their new store in May of this year.
After his success at the Medicine Place, Ted decided to expand the business. TJB Outdoors offers shooting ranges and equipment for hunters.
Sweetwater High School (SHS) art students painted Christmas trees to decorate the entrance into the high school auditorium. The artwork was created by (in no particular order) Mark Lawrence, Savannah Hall, Zoe Yutong, Ricardo Alvarado, Peyton Moore, Victoria Carley, Megan Davis, Maddie Berry, Morgan Whitley and Kayla Wofford.
SIS (Sweetwater Intermediate School) principal Kirk Stroman expressed his gratitude to the art students saying, "The artwork was well received by all those who attended the SIS play Tuesday evening. Thanks for helping make our school family feel welcomed."
Darrell Dewayne Thomason, 63, of Roscoe passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 at his home. His body will be cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Sweetwater High School begins its final week of bas-ketball action before the Christmas break by sending its teams to Colorado City, and several area teams will see action today as well.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 5-0 boys are one of two unbeaten teams from Nolan County after edging Bangs 48-47 on Friday. Also unbeaten are the Highlandâ€™s girls, 54-44 winners over Greenwood on Saturday. Sierra Allen and Madison Moseley had 14 points for the 11-0 Lady Hornets, who led 11-8, 26-15 and 41-26 at the breaks and held on for the victory.