November 7th, 2012
Sweetwater and Roscoe used big fourth-quarter rallies to claim season-opening wins in area girls basketball action Tuesday.
Sweetwater opened up by going to nearby Highland and the Lady Mustangs won, 42-37, after overcoming a nine-point deficit late in the third quarter. Sweetwater finished the game on a 16-2 run. Kendra Crosson had a game-high 23 points to pace Sweetwater, while Highland was led by Hannah Allen with 10 points and Sierra Allen with eight.
First Downs â€” 168; Rushes-yards â€” 271-1211; Passing yards â€” 2128; Total yards â€” 3339 (371.0 avg.); Passing â€” 139-238-7; Fumbles-Lost â€” 27-10; Penalties-Yards â€” 68-583; Points scored â€” 229 (25.4 avg.).
First Downs â€” 179; Rushes-yards â€” 367-2131; Passing yards â€” 1189; Total yards â€” 3320 (368.9 avg.); Passing â€” 113-194-7; Fumbles-Lost 17-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 61-499; Points allowed â€” 224 (24.9 avg.).
Highland sent a boys and girls team while Roscoe sent an individual girls runner to the Region II-A cross country meet held last Saturday in Arlington and they all fared well, although none were able to advance to this weekâ€™s state meet.
Their results follow:
(18th out of 24 teams;
176 individual runners)
19. Sheldon Hall 18:33.04
60. Eli Shelton 19:49.74
140. Brenden Huckabee 22:41.83
146. Jeremy Hall 22:51.94
148. Kevin Box 23:04.94
(9th out of 24 teams;
185 individual runners)
38. Lora Stewart 13:34.89
43. Beth Richburg 13:52.32
Ex-Sweetwater High School athlete Alicia Finn will play for the Hardin-Simmons Uni-versity womenâ€™s basketball team this season.
Finn, a 6-0 fresh-man center, twice won first team all-district and second-team all-Big Country honors in basketball at SHS.
HSU opens its season on Nov. 16 by playing Chapman University in Redlands, Calif. The teamâ€™s first home game will be played on Nov. 29 against the University of the Ozarks in Arkansas.
Expect sunny skies on Wednesday with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, look for clear skies and a low around 58. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, but gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get an early look at the weekend forecast.
The 2012 Nolan County Health Fair will be on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Fitness Center on the Sweetwater campus.
Over 40 vendors from the area â€” including Sweetwater, Nolan County, Abilene and Snyder â€”Â will be available at the fair.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female chihuahua mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road.
Sharron Davis is at the museum as the Executive Director and Carol Cain is the Museum Administrator. The museum opened in 2005 and serves as a national point of interest.
A pirate, prairie girl, astronaut, bumble bee,Â firefly, andÂ moreÂ performed in theÂ Costume Recital on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Recently, Sweetwater Choir students auditioned and performed in the TMEA Sixth Grade Honor Choir and the TMEA South Zone All-Region Honor Choir. Their concert was Saturday, Nov. 3, in Clyde.
Pictured are (from left to right, back row) Max Rodriguez, Megan Dean, Kilanie Arpin, Sara Henington, Anastasia White, Cierra Hays, (middle row) Tiana Santiago, Emma Foust, Kealee Kelso, Samantha Jones, Martin Morini, (front row) Bianca Bohall, Lauren Browning and Cyera Pieper.