September 25th, 2012
Sweetwaterâs Kelsi Cros-son (7) digs out a return volley in Saturdayâs Dis-trict 4-3A opener against Monahans while her twin sister Kendra Crosson (8) and Janell Walker look on.
Sweetwater lost to the state-ranked Lady Loboes in four games and will try again for its first District 4-3A win today when the team travels to Snyder (0-1).
Here are the Sweetwater varsity tennis teamâs results Saturday at Levelland:
Girls doubles â Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto lost 2-8; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 6-8; Vida Gamez and Kayla Sage lost 6-8.
Boys doubles â Bryan Vause and Isaiah Hernan-dez won 8-4; Stephen Shipp and Keygan Valdez won 8-5; Zach Bax and Billy Reeves won 8-6.
Mixed doubles â Michael Redondo and Brianna Hicks lost 4-8.
Tuesday's weather will be mostly sunny and breezy with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 68, and south winds around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Any rain on the way this week? Head to weather.gov to find out.
At the Annual Sweetwater Jaycee Awards Banquet held Sept. 22, 2012, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Eddy Gossett, along with U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Albert Rodriguez, presented a flag flown on the battlefield in Afghanistan to the outgoing and incoming presidents of the Jaycee and Rooster organizations.
Staff Sgt. Gossett and Lance Corporal Rodriguez are both Sweetwater natives andÂ recently returned from deployment.
âAWAKENâ(from Ephesians 3:14-21) is the theme for See You at the Pole 2012, the annual global day of student prayer. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 a.m. at schools across the United States.
This is the 22nd anniversary for See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas in 1990. SYATP brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and city.
In the midst of their technological transition, Sweetwater Middle School is making even more headway by announcing a wide range of electives classes to be offered at all grade levels.
Starting on Monday, September 24, the elective classes will take the place during the regular tutorial hour--fifth period, with the mindset of learning more about students' "unique experiences, interests and learning styles" in order to "guide, support and motivate" them.
Sweetwater High School students showed their spirit on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, by dressing up for Nerd Day, last Fridayâs pep rally theme.
Shown left are Sweetwater High School seniors Sage Nelson, Claire Boswell and Marissa Rameriz.
It was a weekend of celebrating at the Nolan County Coliseum.
"Everybody knew them and loved them," said Karen Reeves, Nick Walker's mom.
Nick Walker and Jeremy Claxton died in a well accident in April. Though months later, the community has come together to help out as much as they can.
"It means a lot just having everyone come and remember him and know that they're all still loving him and missing him," Karen explained.
And the memorial for the two boys was simply fitting.
After an impressive win over Monahans in Game 1, things went downhill for the home team in Saturdayâs opening District 4-3A volleyball game as Sweetwater lost to Monahans in four games at Mustang Gym.
The Lady Loboes rallied from a 25-20 opening loss to defeat Sweetwater 25-18 in the second game, then won 25-23, 25-16 to claim the match.
Sweetwater (0-1, 20-12) also enjoyed a 17-14 lead in the second game when Monahans (1-0, 17-14) went on an 11-1 run to even the match, and after that Sweetwater was never able to regain the upper hand.
MONDAY, SEPT. 24
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene Cooper, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Snyder (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26
Sweetwater runners are at Merkel meet.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Brownwood at 4 and 5:15 p.m., respectively.