May 13th, 2013
Members of the Sweetwater baseball team gather to hold up their trophy following an 8-6 win over Pampa on Saturday that clinched the area championship.
The Mustangs play Andrews later this week in the Region I-3A quarterfinals. For a complete story on the game, see the Sports section of our website or page 10 of today's edition.
City and school elections were held on Saturday, as voters headed to the polls in several communities throughout the Big Country.
With a total of 205 votes, Greg Wortham will continue to serve as the Mayor of Sweetwater. Wortham garnered 174 votes, while his opponent Frankie SoRelle obtained 31 votes.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Larry May received 61 votes, while Precinct 3 Commissioner Ricky Castro obtained 19 votes. Both men will continue to serve on the Sweetwater City Commission as a result.
Third graders from East Ridge Elementary School visited Sweetwater Intermediate School on Monday morning to get a tour of the school they will be attending next year and see what fourth grade life is like.
The third graders also received a special treat from SIS fifth graders who performed songs from their rendition of â€śAladdin.â€ť
Funeral services for Kenneth "K.C." Norman, 71, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Norman died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
One person was killed and one injured in a one vehicle All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash on Sunday evening in Scurry County. This crash occurred at 7:59 p.m. on Mountain View Drive, one mile north of Tobosa Drive and four miles south of Snyder.
Lance Davis, 12 years of age from Snyder was the driver of the ATV.Â Davis was taken to Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder with leg injuries.
Jaret Scott Graham, 14 years of age from Snyder was a passenger on the ATV.Â Graham was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Boyd at 8:54 p.m.Â The body was taken to Combest Family Funeral Home in Lubbock.
Sweetwater and Andrews will meet in a best-of-3 regional quarterfinal baseball playoff series at Lubbock Christian University's Hays Field this weekend. The teams play Game 1 on Friday at 6 p.m.; Game 2 will be played Saturday starting at 2 p.m.; and Game 3, if necessary, begins 30 minutes after Game 2 ends.
LUBBOCK â€” It would be hard for Sweetwater to complain too much after the Mustangs finished off their best-of-3 area round playoff series against Pampa in just two games on Saturday with an 8-6 win.
But getting the sweep at Lubbock Christian Univer-sityâ€™s Hays Field was certainly challenging â€” and more than a bit frustrating.
The Mustangs (19-14) not only had to endure two weather delays that totalled more than an hour, but also had to weather a final-inning storm of their own as Pampa (13-14) scored three times and had the go-ahead run at third base.
AUSTIN â€” Nick Nemir of Sweetwater ended his high school career by narrowly missing out on a Class 3A medal Saturday night at the UIL state track meet.
However, his fourth-place finish in the boys 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.36 seconds beat out both of his competitors from Region I. Wylieâ€™s Patrick Walker and Glen Roseâ€™s Blake Eschbach, who beat out Nemir by finishing 1-2 at the regional meet, placed sixth and seventh at state, respectively.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 87. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 62, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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WOODROW â€” As they say, better late than never.
Everything about Game 1 of Sweetwaterâ€™s area playoff against Pampa wound up being way behind schedule on Friday, and that isnâ€™t just a reference to the fact that it began almost an hour-and-a-half later than planned â€” and at a different location â€” due to inclement weather at Lubbock Christian Univ-ersity that forced both teams to scramble for another field to play on.