MONDAY, DEC. 10
Roscoe junior high â€˜Aâ€™ girls and boys play at Loraine, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high girls and boys host Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11
Sweetwater girls host Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Brownwood â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams play at TLC starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV girls host Albany, 4 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity girls and boys host Guthrie starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s JV and freshman basketball teams traveled to Merkel this past Tuesday and the JV and freshman boys hos-ted Breckenridge Friday.
On Tuesday, the JV boys were defeated by Merkel 40-34 but the freshman boys beat Merkelâ€™s fresh-men 42-16. The JV girls are 11-0 after defeating Merkel 32-22, while the freshman girls beat Merkel 30-18.
Here are results for both the Highland JV girls and Roscoe JV boysâ€™ basketball teams in their games that were played this past Tues-day:
Highland JV girls 26, Albany JV girls 25
Highland individual scor-ing: Bailey Garrett 10, Sab-rina Romero 6, Tarin Weldy 6, Taylar Hammond 2, Kelsi Johns 2. Highland JV girls record: 5-8.
Roscoe JV boys 37, Trent JV boys 17
Roscoe individual scor-ing: Rafael Aguayo 8, Luis Villa 8, Kevin Lavalais 7, Roman Acuna 4, Chase Cathey 4, Anthony Ortegon 4, Sebastian Benivamondez 2. Team record: not given.
All four Sweetwater Middle School basketball teams played against Snyder this past Monday with the girls at home and the boys on the road. Results follow:
Snyder 8th grade 35, 8th grade Red 25
Sweetwater individual scoring: Matthew Figueroa 9, Jacoby Hunt 7, Jordan McGee 4, Javier Olguin 4, Jorge Vasquez 1.
Snyder 8th grade 21, 8th grade White 18
Sweetwater individual scoring: Tyler Rea 5, Nicholas Castillo 4, Keevin Houston 4, John Clift 3, Dylan Ausborn 2.
7th grade Red 29, Snyder 7th grade 26
Nolan County rivals faced each other when Highland and Roscoe met in junior high basketball action on Roscoeâ€™s courts Monday. Their results follow:
Roscoe JH girls 20, Highland JH girls 14
Roscoe individual scor-ing: Karina Cisneros 5, Alyssa Chavez 4, Lacy Silva 4. Highland individual scoring: Karlie Allen 7, Madison Braden 5, Kellse Cornett 2. Halftime: Roscoe 14, Highland 5. Both teamsâ€™ records were unavailable.
Roscoe 8th boys 36, Highland 8th boys 17
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Dec. 6, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Fraud â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 1400 block of Lubbock.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Dec. 6, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢Â Matthew Lee McQueen II, 21, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/bond forfeiture.
â€¢Â Juan Christian Gomez, 30, of El Paso â€”Â Warrant/surety withdrawal.
Calls for service:
Christmas is a special time and many people show their pride by lighting their yards and homes. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce wants to reward the best of the best.
The Chamber will be sponsoring the annual residential lighting contest for the Sweetwater and Roscoe communities. A group of judges will drive around town Dec. 17-19, to judge all homes entered in the contest with Christmas decorations and lights on display.
Every year, many groups, organizations, businesses and individuals devote many volunteer hours before, during and after distribution to the Sweetwater Goodfellows to make sure that families in need have a better Christmas. Shown above are volunteers Caroline Brennan, Sweetwater High School sophomore and Scott Turnbow, volunteering at the Santa party after the Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution this year.
On Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 5, Texas State Technical College of Sweetwater employees and Fitness Center members met to collect toys and food for the Sweetwater Goodfellows. TSTCâ€™s Staff Senate hosted the get together and served cookies and hot chocolate.
During the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors' meeting on Monday night, November 26 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), discussion was held on how upcoming political issues--namely the Affordable Care Act (also called "Obamacare") and the looming fiscal cliff, would possibly impact the local hospital.
Hospital administrator Donna Boatright acknowledged that there are several unknowns in the next year for both of the issues at hand. But the most immediate issues relate to the fiscal cliff and its impending cuts.