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February 28th, 2013

Baucom says Highland not afraid of taking on No. 1-ranked Saltillo

February 28, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team has opened a lot of eyes in the past week by making it to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
The Lady Hornets will face another big challenge on Friday, when they face No. 1-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II semifinals. The game will tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

SHS graduates making a difference

February 28, 2013

Texas A&M students Ben and Adrian Lopez and Briana Munoz, Sweetwater High School graduates, recently participated in the Aggie replant project in Bastrop, Texas in an effort to bring back some of the forest that was lost in the great fire that devastated much of the town.
The project is a volunteer service of Texas A&M University students to replant pine seedlings in the area of the fire. Each student was committed to plant 30 pine seedling in a day-long effort.
Ben Lopez is a junior, Briana Munoz is a sophomore, and Adrian Lopez is a freshman at Texas A&M University College Station.

Results presented from SPD racial profiling report

February 28, 2013

During the February meeting of the City Commission, Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda offered the annual report regarding racial profiling statistics, which was formally accepted by the commissioners during the meeting.
The process of conducting the report has undergone some change, but not only from the leadership of Frieda. New state legislation states that the report must now specify if race was known prior to the officer interacting with the person.

Blotters for February 26, 2013

February 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Feb. 26, 2013.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Sam Houston.
• 800 block of W. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Anthony Alarcon, 26 — Accident involving damage less than $200.
• Marquese Mabry, 26 — Possession of marijuana/warrant.
• Von Sam Moates, Jr., 23 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Feb. 26, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Local sports calendar

February 28, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 28
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at New-man Park high school field.
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and varsity at Big Spring tournament.
Track
Sweetwater varsity teams at Snyder relay meet.
Sweetwater middle school teams at season-opening Colorado City meet.
Roscoe junior high teams run at season-opening meet in Rotan.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at New-man Park high school field.
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament.
Basketball

Mustangs hope to stay on a roll entering Classic

February 28, 2013

Although the Sweetwater baseball team is only play-ing .500 ball so far, the Mustangs have been close to having a 6-0 record.
Sweetwater, which takes on Clyde at 4 p.m. today when it begins play at its annual Wood Bat Classic, is off to a 3-3 start. However, those three losses — all of them coming at a tournament in Granbury this past weekend — were by a total of five runs to three teams in the Fort Worth area.
The three wins, on the other hand, have been by an aggregate 33-5 score.

Lady ‘Stangs rally past Graham

February 28, 2013

The Sweetwater softball team picked up its fifth con-secutive win in dramatic fashion here Tuesday.
The Lady Mustangs, who one point trailed 9-2, staged a huge comeback at Jerry Collins Complex as they de-feated Graham, 12-11.
Sweetwater, now 9-5, got its latest win with a six-run sixth inning and a four-run seventh. Maty Montgomery delivered the game-winning hit, which scored Megan Holsey and Abby Garcia.

Regional girls powerlifters compete Saturday

February 28, 2013

These nine Sweetwater High School girls powerlifters will go to Fort Stockton to compete in the Region I meet on Saturday.
From left are, kneeling, Nay Gonzales (220-pound class), Mikki Reschman (148-pound class), Valeria Zavaleta (123-pound class), Alexis Thompson (114-pound class), Kristi Ward (165-pound class); standing, Ziggy Collins (198-pound class), Ashley Lara (198-pound class), Dana Hohn (165-pound class) and Ezzy Mermella (181-pound class).

Boys golfers 9th at Lubbock

February 28, 2013

The Sweetwater boys golf team shot 338 and 333 for a 671 total to place ninth out of 16 schools competing in a Region 1-3A preview tourn-ament in Lubbock held this past weekend.
Andrews won the event while Big Spring, Abilene Wylie, Lampasas, Sny-der, Levelland, Seminole, Borger, Sweetwater and Graham completed the top 10 teams.
Individually for Sweet-water, Alex Castillo shot 85-76-161; Mason Andrews shot 82-80-162; Michael Hunt shot 90-82-172; Mich-ael Hazard shot 81-95-176; and Mark Lawrence shot 107-110-217. The girls have their 1-3A preview starting Friday in Lubbock.

L-League tryouts set today

February 28, 2013

Sweetwater Little League tryouts will start today for those in Farm League (ages 7-8), Minor League (9-10) and Major League (11-12).
The tryouts will be held at the respective fields from 6-8 p.m. Each league will try out on their own field.
The Major League field is located along County Road 419, also known as the cotton oil mill road, while both the Minor League field and the Farm League field are located just east of the Nolan County Coliseum stock barns.
The alternate date for try-outs is Saturday, March 2. Tryouts that day will be at the Minor and Farm fields only.

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