May 24th, 2012
Dylan Bennett of Sweetwater has received all-district honorable mention in baseball. His honor was inadvertently left out of a story about Sweetwaterâ€™s all-district players that ran in Tuesdayâ€™s paper. Bennett was Sweetwaterâ€™s starting shortstop as a sophomore in his first year on varsity. He was one of five players to earn honorable mention along with Gabe Medellin, Shawn Campbell, Stephen May and Cole Maxwell. Sean Morrow, Greg Aiken, Willie Norman and James Clift were first team all-district picks for Sweetwater.
A Mustang Baseball Camp will be held June 11-14 at the high school baseball field next to Newman Park.
The first session for stu-dents entering grades 1-5 will be from 9-10:15 a.m. each day while the second session for students enter-ing grades 6-9 will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Persons will need to reg-ister at least 15 minutes before each session begins on Monday, June 11. The cost of the camp is $40, which includes a T-shirt.
This yearâ€™s camp will em-phasize working on funda-mentals, hitting, defense and pitching and will be led by the Sweetwater High School baseball coaches.
A Mustang Tennis Camp will be held June 12-14 at the Sweetwater High School tennis courts for students completing grades 2-6.
Camp hours are 8-11 a.m. each day. Students need to bring their own tennis racquet and water bottle and are strongly encouraged to wear sun screen. Cost of the camp is $25. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated.
Registration forms should be turned in to the middle school or high school office.
Makes 3 quarts
8 to 10 pounds apples*
2 cups water
1 pouch Mrs. Wages Spiced Apple Mix
Prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturerâ€™s instructions for sterilized jars.
Wash, core and peel apples. Cut into halves
Combine prepared apples with 2 cups water in
a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover pan; reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until apples are soft.
Puree apple mixture and measure number of cups before returning to pot. Add 1/4 cup sugar
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce membership appreciation luncheon was held on Friday, May 18, 2012 at The Center at Texas State Technical College.
Jacque McCoy, the Chamber's Executive Director, welcomed the group before turning the luncheon over to Rodney Foster, the President of the Chamber board who also served as master of ceremonies. An invocation was given by Carolyn Lawrence, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vickie May.
The new SHS athletic director and head football coach Shane Mobley was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the local Kiwanis chapter. The noon-time meeting was held at Bee's DĂ©cor in downtown Sweetwater.
Joining Mobley at the meeting were his two coordinator coaches, Zach Harrell and John Ward, who were introduced to the Kiwanis group. The Harrell family has left a large imprint within Texas high school football, while Ward--who is also a pastor--has over twenty years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level.
Last week auditions were held for Drum Majors of the Sweetwater Mighty Mustang Band. Students turned in teacher references, wrote essays and memorized a piece of music with which they demonstrated their conducting technique. Two students were selected to lead the 2012 marching band.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued seven citations and made five arrests on May 21, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 2100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1100 block of W. Arkansas.
â€˘ Burglary â€” 1600 block of Bowie.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1700 block of Lou.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 600 block of W. Colorado.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Carlos Serrano, 35 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Ronald Bell, 42 â€” Public intoxication.
The 2012 Sweetwater High School baseball team had 11 of its players receive all-district baseball honors in a season that saw them compete for the playoffs until losing a one-run lead in the last inning of their final game with Big Spring.
Pitcher James Clift, first baseman Greg Aiken, catcher Sean Morrow and outfielder Willie Norman made the first team. Aiken also made the first team in 2011. Morrow and Norman were named first team after being second-team picks in 2011, and Clift was also named to the all-district first team for the first time.
Sweetwater High School is announcing the top ten graduates from the Class of 2012.
1) Nate Hardin--100.964
2) Alicia Finn--100.759
3) Molly Fincher--100.600
4) Erica Rea--99.357
5) Ryan Mercer--99.232
6) Marisa Morgan--97.887
7) Shelby Ezzell--97.750
8) Taylor Jones--97.212
9) Bryson Wallace--96.810
10) Carly Johnson--96.552