March 26th, 2013
Several Sweetwater High School track athletes competed Thursday at a meet that was held in Eastland.
The varsity boys got wins from both Kaleb Hoover in the 400-meter dash and Nick Nemir in the long jump.
Nemir was second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles; Hoover was second in the high jump; Isaiah McGee was second in the long jump; and Jay Lomas was third in the 100 dash.
The 400-meter relay consisting of McGee, Jonathan Browning, Kris Duran and Nemir was third, as was the 800 relay of Bobby Soto, McGee, Lomas and Duran.
The JV boys had several top finishes at Eastland.
Deshaun Williams was first in the long jump and third in the high jump and 100; Marquees Jenkins was second in the 200; Brandon Gutierrez was second in the 3200; Stephen May was third in the 400; Mark Lawrence was third in the 800; and Max Nemir was third in the 300 hurdles.
Jenkins, Max Gomez, Quentin Wetsel and Williams ran on the second-place 800 relay; Lawrence, Gomez, Nemir and Wetsel ran on the second-place mile relay; and Austin Kamer, Williams, Jenkins and Gomez ran on the third-place 400 relay.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 61 and winds from the east at 5 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will come from the south.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 45. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association held its opening ceremonies on Saturday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
The league includes teams in the 6-under, 8-under, 10-under, 12-under and 14-under age divisions. All of the players and their coaches were introduced to the crowd, and several games were played following the ceremonies.
At Thursday evening's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, approval was given to cancel the upcoming school board election as the three candidates were uncontested.
The election, which would have been held on Saturday, May 11, would have been for seats for Districts 1, 2 and 5 on the board.
As a result, Genevieve Mayes and Becky Jimenez will continue to serve in their respective districts of 1 and 2, while Jennifer Cherry will now serve in District 5. Cherry will be replacing Nancy Johnson on the board, who chose not to run for re-election.
Some local children will be missing their favorite eating establishment for a few months beginning on Easter Sunday, March 31, when the local McDonald's will close for renovations.
According to manager Lia Martinez, the restaurant is scheduled to re-open in July or early August.
The entire establishment will be knocked down and totally rebuilt, boasting a bigger restaurant and a double-lane drive-thru for customers on the go. The playground is expected to be smaller, but will have more activities, according to Martinez.
Nancy Lea Holbrook, of Cedar Park, TX, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the age of 76. She will sleep now with the angels, her golden heart at rest. Although our hearts are broken, we know God took the best. She was born in Sweetwater, TX to parents Mamie Ruth (Petty) and Clarence Forgerson on August 7, 1936.
Nancy loved to read and be in the backyard with her pets and plants. She was very artistic and enjoyed playing the piano.
Even though the spring season is officially here...it's cold today!
Monday's high will be 49 with sunny skies and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 32 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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BIG SPRING â€” There are still eight games left to play before the District 4-3A baseball race is decided, but Sweetwater is certainly off to a promising start.
After opening district with a 4-3 win over Greenwood in Sweetwater, the Mustangs made it two straight Friday at Big Spring as they won, 12-0, in just five innings.
It was only the second run-rule victory of the year for Sweetwater (10-10 overall), which is tied with Wylie for the early District 4-3A lead. The Mustangs will be back home Tuesday to face Monahans (0-2) before a potentially huge road game two days later at Wylie.
BIG SPRING â€” After seeing most of its early five-run lead in Fridayâ€™s District 4-3A softball game disappear, Sweetwater took advantage of a Big Spring error in the sixth inning to score what proved to be the winning run in a 6-5 triumph.
The victory kept Sweet-water in a second-place tie with Snyder as it improved its district record to 2-1, a game behind Greenwood. Big Spring fell into a fourth-place tie with Monahans â€” which plays Sweetwater here Tuesday â€” at 1-2.