Down by seven (33-26) at the end of three periods, the Sweetwater boys basketball team forced overtime and edged host team Coahoma, 43-42, on Friday to even its record at 1-1 at the three-day tourney. Taylor Jonesâ€™ 14 points and Kaleb Hooverâ€™s 13 paced Sweetwater (3-4), which tied the game 37-37 at the end of regulation.
VS. BIG SPRING
* at Sweetwater
BIG SPRING 29,
8TH GRADE RED 28
Sweetwater points: Michael Hunt 12, Michael Lawrence 8, Cornelio Men-dez 4, Mark Lawrence 2, Adrian Vizzerra 2.
BIG SPRING 23
Sweetwater points: Isaiah Gonzales 10, Matthew Trevino 8, Roman Acuna 3, Alontae Heath 2, Adan Sanchez 2, Kris Warner 2, Brandon Gutierrez 1.
7TH GRADE RED 37,
BIG SPRING 24
Sweetwater points: Rocky Perez 8, Jacoby Hunt 7, Matthew Figueroa 6, Frank Ortega 6, Daniel Olguin 5, Jordan McGee 4, Keenan Cox 1.
BIG SPRING 24,
The Sweetwater JV girls came away with a win, but Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman girls lost on Tuesday at Clyde.
The JV girls won, 21-10, as they improved to 6-1 this season. Sweetwater led 12-8 at halftime, and held Clyde to just two points after in-termission. Shaneese Brown and Maddie Jones had six points, Larissa Locklar and Karlee Murff four and Tay-lor McPherson one.
ROSCOE 8TH BOYS 56,
ROTAN 8TH BOYS 13
Roscoe points: Javier Leanos 10, Vincent Pantoja 10, Rafael Aguayo 9, Nikolas Schriber 8, Bernardo Villa 8, Luis Villa 6, Kevin Lavalas 5. Halftime: Roscoe 30, Rotan 3.
HIGHLAND BOYS 21,
ROBY BOYS 20
Highland points: Seth Wood 8, Jordan Basye 4, Jacob Richburg 4, Eli Shelton 3, Emrick Wilson 2. Halftime: Highland 11, Roby 9. Highland record: 2-1.
BLACKWELL BOYS 35,
ROBERT LEE BOYS 10
Blackwell points: Tristen Hayes 17, Charlie Cano 10, Cole Alley 2, Garrett Davison 2, Doug Hardy 2, Chase Wynne 2. Blackwell record: 3-0.
NOV. 28 â€” VS. BIG SPRING
at Big Spring
8TH GRADE RED 37,
BIG SPRING 23
Sweetwater points: Mikeliah Foust 11, Morgan Rudel 8, Victoria Jimenez 6, Marissa Sanchez 6, Alaina Andrews 2, Mickenzie Brownlow 2, Morgan Gomez 2. Rebounds: Mickenzie Brownlow 5, Morgan Rudel 5, Mikeliah Foust 4, Gabby Fuentes 4, Alaina Andrews 3, Victoria Jimenez 2, Marissa Sanchez 2. Steals: Mikeliah Foust 8, Alaina Andrews 5, Mickenzie Brownlow 3, Morgan Rudel 3, Marissa Sanchez 2, Jaya Atkins 1. Halftime: Sweetwater 19, Big Spring 8. Sweetwater record: 1-2.
NOV. 21 â€” VS. WYLIE
ROSCOE GIRLS 27,
HAWLEY GIRLS 25
Roscoe points: Olivia Saddler 11, Selena Perez 5, Shelby Brown 4, Whitney Williams 4, Samantha Ortega 2, Jese Pena 2, Olivia Rovig 2. Roscoe record: 2-3.
HAWLEY BOYS 30,
ROSCOE BOYS 14
Roscoe points: Jeremy Solano 8, Chase Cathey 4, Cutter Davila 2.
MCCAMEY GIRLS 27,
HIGHLAND GIRLS 20
Highland points: Schyler Kim-brell 8, Kaylee Martin 8, Taylar Hammand 2, Morgan Monroe 2. Halftime: McCamey 17, Highland 12.
An 18-wheeler jackknifed on North Highway 70 on Saturday morning, Dec. 3, 2011, causing traffic to be stopped for a short while. There were no injuries reported and only one vehicle was involved in the wreckage. The roadways were wet Saturday morning due to Friday nightâ€™s rainfall and a slight drizzle on Saturday morning.
Chestine (Gibbs) Ripple, age 98, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Sweetwater, Texas.
Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
She was born on July 29, 1913, in Hico, Texas. She married Joe W. Ripple on July 8, 1943, in Pecos, Texas. Joe served in the U. S. Air Force, and was killed on Sept. 1, 1944, while stationed in England during World War II.
Mikel â€śMikeâ€ť Dee Looby, 66, of Duncan, Ariz., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at his home in Franklin. He was born on July 15, 1945 in Houston, TX. He married Euthamia Looney on June 12, 1965 in Sweetwater, TX.
The City of Sweetwater has received the Growing Green Award from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). Sweetwater received the award for growing its economy through renewable wind energy.
In 1999, a group from the American Electric Power (AEP) decided to build a renewable energy (wind) park called the Trent Mesa between Abilene and Sweetwater. This park would consist of 100 turbines that could produce 100 MW of output.