Roscoe landed four of its players on the all-District 7-A, Division II first team that was released this past week, while several other players also earned district recognition.
One of the districtâ€™s top honors went to Roscoe freshman Vincent Pantoja, who shared the districtâ€™s defensive newcomer of the year honor with Hamlinâ€™s Marcos Rojas.
Roscoeâ€™s four District 7-A, Division II first team selections were defensive lineman Landon Jones, cornerback Brant Burnett, utility player Chris Deleon and receiver Shelton Toliver. Deleon, Burnett and Jones are seniors while Toliver is a junior.
BANGS â€” The Sweetwa-ter High School boys bas-ketball team saw a furious fourth-quarter rally come up just short Friday as the Mustangs lost at Bangs, 47-44, despite outscoring their hosts 16-6 in the final eight minutes of play.
Only one Nolan County area varsity basketball team â€” the 14-3 Highland girls â€” won Friday. Sierra Allen had 25 points as Highland beat Hamlin 42-38. Hannah Allen had seven, Schyler Kimbrell six, Sydny Helbert four and Madison Moseley two for the Lady Hornets, who were up 34-23 after three periods and held off a big Hamlin rally in the final quarter at Highland.
In the other girls games on Friday, Roscoe lost to Forsan 36-23 in non-dis-trict while Blackwell was defeated 70-9 by Garden City in a District 14-A, Div-ision II contest.
Roscoeâ€™s JV girls basketball team won second place at Bronteâ€™s tournament on Dec. 8.
Roscoe defeated host team Bronte 29-14 in its first game, advancing the team to the championship against Miles where Roscoe lost by a score of 33-26.
Samantha Ortega scored nine points against Miles and also had 12 points vs. Bronte, while Olivia Rovig had nine against Bronte and Dani Dean six vs. Miles.
Wylie defeated Sweetwa-ter Middle Schoolâ€™s boys basketball teams in all four games that were played here on Thursday. The seventh grade Red lost to Wylie, 29-25, despite 12 points by Kiante McCoy and 10 from Michael Green. Kobe Clark scored two points and Isak Alvarez one. Wylie won, 32-12, over the seventh grade White with Daniel Avila scoring five, Mikwuan Jones three, Kurt Wetsel two and Jose Solis and Jac-ob Trevino one.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Dec. 13, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€” Trespassing on school property.
â€˘ Lynne Looby, 54 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Chad Parsons, 18 â€” Possession of marijuana/possession of a controlled substance.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Dec. 13, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘Â Amanda Eddleston, 33, of Weatherford â€” Judgment.
Sweetwater Intermediate School was well represented at the Regional Qualifiers meet in Ft. Worth on Dec. 8. SIS took four teams to the First Lego League Robotics Competition. This is the first year that SIS students have had an opportunity to participate in robotics.
First, he killed his mother.
Nancy Lanza's body was found later at their home on Yogananda Street in Newtown â€” after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town was scarred forever by unthinkable tragedy; after a nation seemingly inured to violence found itself stunned by the slaughter of innocents.
Nobody knows why 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his mother, why he then took her guns to the school and murdered 20 children and six adults.
Local Girl Scouts Troop #7104 recently donated an assortment of clothing and toys to the Angel Tree project through the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. The girls picked four angels from the tree, two boys and two girls, from ages 4 to 13. Pictured with the donations are (back row) troop leader Josephine Gonzales, Madison Black and Teresa Zarate with the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (front row, from left to right) and Girl Scouts Lucy CastaĂ±eda, Feliciti Gonzales, Heather Caballero and Delena Underwood. Not pictured are Paris Houston, Leyla Gunter and Calie Hernandez.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club recently donated an assortment of clothing, toys, music and food to the Angel Tree project through the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. A local family was adopted by the group, with five children ranging from ages 2 to 14 years old. Throughout the year, the Kiwanis Club raises money specifically for a Christmas project, with around $500 being raised this year. Pictured with the donations are Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore, club members Brandi Sitter and Nancy Howlett, and club secretary Rachel Newberry.