September 4th, 2012
BLACKWELL â€” After failing to get a win on the field for nearly two years, Blackwell finally celebrated a victory â€” and a lopsided one at that â€” here Friday as the Hornets dominated Westbrook, 54-6, in their season opener.
Blackwell didnâ€™t waste a lot of time taking care of the Wildcats, either, as the game was ended at halftime by Six-Manâ€™s 45-point mer-cy rule.
Abilene Wylie replaced Argyle as the No. 7-ranked team in Class 3A in this weekâ€™s Associated Press high school football poll following a 31-14 win over the Eagles on Friday.
Wylie â€” unranked in the AP preseason poll â€” jumped ahead of preseason No. 1 Stephenville, which lost to Monterrey (Mex.) Tech 27-17 in its opener and fell seven places down to No. 8. Argyle dropped out of this weekâ€™s top 10 in 3A.
Monahans, after receiv-ing enough votes to earn a No. 14 ranking in the Class 3A preseason poll, received none this time after losing to Midland Christian 42-28 in its season opener.
Even though Labor Day is the unofficial kick-off to fall, today's temperatures make it seem like we're in the middle of summer! Expect a high near 100 today with sunny skies, with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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In September 2012, Katherine Dickson and her family opened the gates of the 69 Ranch near Maryneal to fourth grade students from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell to engage them in the Kids on the Land (KOL) program. Peggy Maddox, former Sweetwater Independent School District SEEK teacher and now Director of Kids of the Land program for Holistic Management International developed the program which provides a day of hands-on activities to help students reconnect to the land where they live.
A singer/songwriter with local ties--who made it big on the national circuit--is making an international resurgence.
Royce Porter was born on April 1, 1939 in Roscoe but was raised in Sweetwater. He graduated Newman High School in 1957 and immediately pursued his dream, moving to Houston to record some albums with his friend and fellow Sweetwater resident, the late Ray Doggett.
However, in 1958 he was drafted into the Navy and served for the next two years. Following his military service, Porter returned to Sweetwater and then attended college at Hardin-Simmons University from 1964-1968.
The annual Jamaica (pronounced Hah-my-kah) festival at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sweetwater raised funds for the parish on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. The event featured an array of food, refreshments, games for all ages and music. Shown is Braelyn Gaytan fishing for a prize at one of the booths at the Jamaica. Running the booth were Carolyn Flores and Sierra Flores.
Elizabeth (Betty) Elliott Seitz, age 61, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Chaplain E.J. Chafin officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Irion County didnâ€™t com-plete a pass, had 85 yards in penalties, committed four turnovers and its first two possessions ended with fumbles on Robyâ€™s side of the field Saturday at the Sammy Baugh Classic.
But Roby failed to take full advantage and committed several mistakes as well that proved costly. In the end, the Hornets were able to break a 14-14 halftime tie and pull out a 30-20 win over the Lions in the season opener for both teams.
Saturdayâ€™s final game of the Sammy Baugh Classic had one of the most intriguing matchups in the eventâ€™s history: a battle between a pair of perennial Class 4A playoff teams located more than 600 miles apart.
And in the first quarter alone, it had a 65-yard kickoff return to open the game plus a Classic-record 82-yard punt and a safety.
But the game ultimately proved to be onesided, as Everman easily defeated El Paso Del Valle 48-10.
In one sense, the feeling that Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley had after Fridayâ€™s season-opening 23-13 win over Eastland at the Sammy Baugh Classic in Mustang Bowl was probably not a lot different from what he had felt on 40 other occasions while serving as an assistant on four playoff teams here from 2004-08 that had a combined 40-13 record.
But there were some major differences this time.