March 20th, 2015

Sweetwater Red Rattlers to participate in Hoops, Dreams and Goals game

March 20, 2015

Teams from Big Spring to the Permian Basin to Abilene and Sweetwater to San Angelo will compete March 27 in this year’s 11th Annual Hoops, Dreams and Goals Basketball Tournament at Howard College’s Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

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‘Stangs sweep twinbill in final district tuneup

March 20, 2015

After losing four of five games at Abilene’s three-day tournament and having all its scheduled games this week affected by weather, Sweetwater’s baseball team got good news Thursday.

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Lady Mustangs start district today

March 20, 2015

The Sweetwater High School softball team entertains Snyder in its District 2-4A opener at 5 p.m. today. Standing from left are manager Sarah Valdez, Jaya Atkins, Megan Holsey, Cierra Knox, Audrey Rule, Maddie Berry, Abby Garcia, Savanna Hall, Lauren Jones; and kneeling, Sonora Medellin, Marissa Moncada, Annaliese Espinoza, Rebecca Gonzales, Naomi Gonzales, Morgan Gomez. Tony Heredia is the coach.

SFSA has opening ceremonies on Saturday

March 20, 2015

The Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association holds its opening ceremonies for the 2015 season on Saturday at Fraley Park.

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Local weekend weather outlook

March 20, 2015

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy skies and a high near 59. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 20 percent tonight, with cloudy skies remaining and a low around 48. Winds from the northeast around 5 mph will become calm in the evening.
Rain chances will stay in the area through Sunday, with Saturday's high in the mid 60s with a low around 50. We'll reach the mid 70s by Sunday, with a low in the lower 50s that night.
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March 19th

Many vie for firefighter positions

March 19, 2015

Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden has three positions to fill within his ranks, but he shouldn't have too much trouble finding candidates for the job.

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Grant funding approved for SISD, County-City Library, Municipal Auditorium

March 19, 2015

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) recently held their spring quarterly meeting in Austin. Commissioner Mila Gibson of Sweetwater is pleased to announce that at the meeting, TCA Commissioners approved grant funding for the Sweetwater Independent School District, the County-City Library and the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium (SMA).

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Local sports calendar

March 19, 2015

Change: Sweetwater varsity hosts Ranger JC (doubleheader), 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV teams at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams at Jim Ned tournament in Abilene’s Rose Park starting at 8 a.m.
Highland varsity teams at Jim Ned tournament.
Roscoe and Highland junior high teams at Roby meet.
Sweetwater JV teams at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams host Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe and Highland varsity teams at Roby meet.

Sweetwater, Ranger JC reschedule games for 4 p.m. today at Sportsman's Park

March 19, 2015

The Sweetwater High School baseball team will be playing here at 4 p.m. today against Ranger College's JV in a non-district doubleheader at Sportsman's Park. SHS coach Roland Herrera said the teams moved the games to Sweetwater because Ranger's field was too wet to play on. Today's games will be the last ones for Sweetwater's baseball team before District 2-4A action begins here Tuesday against Levelland.

Regional lifters at Sundown

March 19, 2015

Four Nolan County high school boys powerlifters competed this past weekend at the Region I powerlifting meet held in Sundown. Junior Lawhon (198-pound class) and Raymond Delgado and Dylan Jimenez (220-pound class) all competed for Sweetwater in the Division 2 portion of the meet held on Friday, and Ryland Madrid (198-pound class) competed Saturday for Roscoe in the Division 3 meet.

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