April 11th, 2013
Several Sweetwater ath-letes will see action today when the District 4-3A track meet concludes its two-day run in Snyder.
Deandre Gatson quali-fied for the boys area meet in Pecos by placing second in the triple jump (43-1). Advancing to the district finals scheduled today were Jonathan Browning and Gatson in the 100-meter dash, Jay Lomas and Isaiah McGee in the 200-meter dash, Kaleb Hoover in the 400-meter dash and Nick Nemir in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two golf teams failed to advance to regionals after completing their district tournaments, as the girls placed third and the boys fifth in the final standings.
In addition, Sweetwater had no individual girls or boys players who advanced to regional competition.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys shot 343 on Tuesday for a 1,030 total during Tuesdayâ€™s final district leg at Monahans.
The girls carded a 375 on Monday during their final leg at Midland to finish with a 1,134 total for 54 holes.
Expect sunny conditions today with a high near 69. Winds will be light and variable, becoming west-southwestern at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 47 and western winds at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift in the evening to the southeast.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at district meet in Snyder.
Roscoe varsity teams will host district meet.
Blackwell varsity teams host district meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Sweetwater JV will play at Big Spring, noon.
Sweetwater middle school teams host tournament.
GREENWOOD â€” They havenâ€™t been dominant lately, but Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s baseball team is winning the close games â€” by getting clutch hits along with some great pitching.
Tuesdayâ€™s 1-0 road vic-ory at Midland Greenwood â€” keeping Sweetwater in a first-place tie with Wylie at 5-1 â€” was the Mustangsâ€™ second straight one-run win and third in district play.
GREENWOOD â€” After dropping out of first place with a 10-0 loss to Snyder, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team got back on track Tuesday by getting 17 hits and scoring 11 runs in the last two innings of a 13-3, run-rule win at Midland Greenwood.
Sweetwater (5-2) stayed a game behind Snyder, which improved to 6-1 in district with an 8-1 win over Big Spring (4-3). Sweetwater, which is closing in on a second straight playoff berth, will play host Friday to Big Spring at 5 p.m.
Law enforcement, leaders in the community and volunteers who want to make a difference in childrenâ€™s lives came together Tuesday night to support the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (WTCAC) during their annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The original speaker was unable to attend at the last minute, but Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas and WTCAC Executive Director Teresa Zarate filled in to talk to those in attendance about the difference WTCAC makes in the community and express appreciation for community support.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham is encouraging citizens to join him this Sunday in praying for much-needed rain.
At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning at City Hall, Mayor Wortham read a proclamation in which he is declaring Sunday as "A Day of Prayer for Rain".
The document outlined the need of rain within West Texas, which has been proven by the low lake levels. Additionally, the lack of rain has shown to be a fire hazard as wildfires have resulted in the area.
The City of Sweetwater is considering the development of a public access television station with some outside help, as discussion on the topic was held during Tuesday's city commission meeting.
Approval was given to allow City Manager Eddie Brown to negotiate an interlocal agreement with the local branch of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) for the TV station's establishment. Funding for the station would come from the "PEG" portion of the Cable Franchise "rental" payments--from funds already collected as well as future payments.