February 21st, 2013
Members of the 2012-2013 Future Sweetwater class went on a tour of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. The group is shown in the lobby at the admissions department, where the group began their tour.
Shown from left to right are Bailey Bernal, Alexis Castillo, Megan Holsey, Blake Cumbie, Ty Crain, Abigail McPherson, Lauren Young, Gabby Reyes, Corynn Martin and Jasmine Reddic. Not pictured are Caroline Brennan and Maddie Jones.
Find more photos of the group's visit to the local hospital on page 5 in today's edition.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on Feb. 19, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1700 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 800 block of E. Avenue D.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Richard Brown, 46 â€” Public intoxication.
â€¢ Matthew McQueen, 21 â€” Duty upon striking.
â€¢ Levi Fisher, 31 â€” Theft.
â€¢ Stacey Marsh, 37 â€” Assault.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity plays at Granbury tournament through Saturday, Feb. 23.
Sweetwater varsity will be hosting tournament at the Jerry Collins Complex through Saturday, Feb. 23.
Sweetwater JV will play at Midlandâ€™s Tall City tournament starting at 8 a.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
Region II-A, Divis-ion II girls semifinal playoff: Highland vs. Baird, 7 p.m., Abilene Christian Universityâ€™s Moody Coliseum.
Note: Winner plays in Region II-A, D-II final at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at same location.
After a three-day break, the Sweetwater softball team resumes play Friday by hosting a two-day, round-robin tournament at the Jerry Collins Complex.
The Lady Mustangs (4-5) went 3-4 at the Abilene Ice Breaker tournament this past week before playing a single game on Monday at Tahoka against Muleshoe, which Sweetwater easily won 15-0. Results follow:
Game 1: Sweetwater 9, Breckenridge 7
The Sweetwater High School girls golf teams will be hosting the annual Sweet-water Girls Golf Classic on Friday and Saturday at the Sweetwater Country Club.
Fridayâ€™s play will begin at 9:07 a.m. on the No. 1 and No. 10 holes. The scores will determine Saturday pairings, and Saturdayâ€™s play will have a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The top three teams and medalists will receive awards following the 36-hole eventâ€™s conclusion on Saturday.
The final softball signups for girls between the ages of 5-14 will be held today from 6-8 p.m. at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse.
Persons should bring a copy of their childâ€™s birth certificate.
For more information, call (325) 455-5485 or (325) 721-7416.
Four Sweetwater High School girls track team members competed this past Saturday at the Texas Tech Indoor Invitational.
Abby Garcia competed in the high jump (4-6), 55-meter dash (8.12) and 200-meter dash (29.34); Cierra Knox competed in the shot put (28-9); and Mickenzie Brownlow and Marissa Sanchez competed in both the 55-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Brownlow ran the 55 meters in 8.29 and the 400 meters in 1:09.2, and Sanchez ran the 55 meters in 8.34 and the 400 meters in 1:09.8.
Here are the final results from the Sweetwater High School tennis tournament this past Friday. The next varsity action will be a dual match this Friday at Brownwood, while the next junior varsity action will be a tournament today in Midland.
No. 1: Zac Bax-Stephen Shipp placed 2nd
No. 3: Keygan Valdez-Brandon Howell placed 1st
No. 1: Stephen Shipp placed 1st
No. 2: Isaiah Hernandez placed 1st
No. 3: Zac Bax placed 1st
No. 4: Keygan Valdez placed 2nd
No. 5: Brandon Howell placed 1st
No. 6: Michael Redondo placed 1st
No. 7: Tyler Stacey placed 1st
Numerous high school boys and girls powerlifters from Sweetwater, Roscoe and the surrounding area competed at Sweetwaterâ€™s Arlon Barnes Classic this past week. It was the final qualifying meet for the girls, who qualified several individuals for regional competition that will be held March 2 in Fort Stockton. The boys have their final qualifying meet in Hawley this Saturday.
Individual (for Sweetwater and Roscoe powerlifters) and team results follow:
12 points â€” 7th place
Donald Baker â€” 2nd in 148-pound class (1,090)
Kendall Rea â€” 2nd in 242-pound class (1,255)
February is American Heart Month to observe this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screenings. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.