February 11th, 2013
The Roscoe Collegiate girls basketball team will face Sterling City in a Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff matchup at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Winters.
The members of this yearâs team, pictured from left, are Stina Tomlin, Mirian Solis, Kendall Moses, Shelby Brown, Faith Boren, Carolina Perez, Torrey Willman, Eva Aguayo and Whitney Williams.
Kelly Jo Sexton serves as Roscoeâs head coach with Jonathan McClure and Shella Arnwine the assistant coaches.
Roscoe qualified for the playoffs as the District 13-A, Division II runnerup with a 7-3 record and has an overall season record of 18-11.
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon. The hospital announced that the event is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and run through 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, at the hospitalâs Cardiac Rehab Center.
As cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, RPMH continues to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases through community events such as the walkathon.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Crane Service Inc. have installed Sweetwater's new welcome signs on Interstate 20 at the east and west main exits. Installation began on Thursday, as Crane Services put the blades into place. Creative Graphic Solutions will be creating the blade wrap that will say, "Welcome to Sweetwater â Wind energy capital of North America."
On Saturday, members of the Sweetwater Jaycees helped to clean up the home of Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, his wife, Andrea, a local teacher, and their family. Their house burned in a fire on Tuesday evening. Jaycees loaded items to be taken to the landfill.
A benefit account has been set up at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road in Sweetwater, for the family. The Renterias lost all of their belongings and their home to the fire on the 100 block of Ash Street in Roscoe.
Marian (Weddle) Tiehen, 92, passed peacefully from this world with a joyful heart and spirit on Feb. 8, 2013.
Marian blessed her family with love, encouragement, excellence and her rugged spirit. Marian was born in Falls City, Nebraska on Aug. 23, 1920 to Calvin âCalâ and Anna (Armbruster) Weddle. Marian and her brothers and sister grew up in Falls City and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic Academy. In 1939, she graduated from Nebraska State Teachers College in Peru, Nebraska.
There will be a Honk Rally for the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs basketball team on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The team will travel from the Sweetwater High School gym to 12th Street, then to Elm Street, on to Broadway to Lamar Street and then to Highway 70.
Schedules are subject to change
MONDAY, FEB. 11
Sweetwater varsity hosts Midland Lee (scrimmage) at 5 p.m.
Bi-district playoff: Roscoe girls vs. Sterling City (Class 1A, Division II), 6:30 p.m., Winters.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
Class 3A bi-district playoff: Sweetwater girls vs. Fort Stockton, 6:30 p.m., Sonora.
REGULAR SEASON FINALES
Sweetwater boys host Greenwood â freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
SAN ANGELO â The wait is over.
After eight long years, Sweetwater is finally sending a girls basketball team to the playoffs.
And boy, did they have to battle and scrap hard to earn it on Friday against a Big Spring squad that put up a valiant fight right to the bitter end.
After trailing nearly the entire game, Sweetwater launched a 9-2 run in the fourth quarter â capped by Suede Shirleyâs go-ahead 3-pointer with 48.2 seconds left â to take a 41-38 lead in the teamsâ District 4-3A third-place tiebreaker at San Angelo Lake View.
BIG SPRING â The Sweetwater boys fell to 2-7 in district play after losing at Big Spring, 74-54, on Friday.
Dylan Bennett had 19 points and Kaleb Hoov-er 14 for Sweetwater, which trailed by only six (29-23) at halftime.
But Big Spring (4-5) blew the game open by outscoring Sweetwater 31-12 in the third quarter.
Rhett Torres had eight points, Isaiah McGee five, Deandre Gatson and Michael Hunt three and Quentin Wetsel two for Sweetwater.
The Mustangs will host Greenwood in their final game on Tuesday.
The Sweetwater High School softball program fi-nally reached the next level in 2012.
By finishing third in its district, Sweetwater ended a 15-year playoff drought, while making it to the post-season for only the third time in the programâs 17-year history.
Now the challenge is to repeat and build on that success. Sweetwater has yet to win a playoff game, los-ing to Iowa Park in bi-dist-trict last season. However, the 2013 Lady Mustangs â who begin their season by hosting Colorado City on Tuesday â just might have the right combination to pull off that feat.