April 2nd, 2012
Starting today, a number of Nolan County high school athletes will be competing in district competition with hopes of advancing to the next level.
For some, that hope could be realized as soon as this weekend while others may have to wait two weeks or more to learn their fates.
And for the Sweetwater boys and girls track teams, this week will be spent in preparation for their district meets that wonât be held until April 11-12.
MONDAY, APRIL 2
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will play second leg of district tournament at Big Spring.
Blackwell teams play first leg of district tourna-ment at San Angelo.
Sweetwater middle school teams will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 3
Sweetwater varsity plays at Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys host second leg of district tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater JV and var-sity play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SNYDER â After starting a four-game road gauntlet through District 5-3A with an impressive 14-8 win over Brownwood on Tuesday, Sweetwaterâs baseball team had a chance to move into undisputed second place by beating Snyder on Friday.
But after taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, things gradually fell apart for the Mustangs as Snyder â which came in desperately needing a win after starting out district 0-2 â roared back for a 13-6 win at Moffett Field.
SNYDER â After being held to no runs and just two hits through the first four innings, the Sweetwater softball team scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory at Snyder to leave both teams in a tie for second place in District 5-3A at 2-2.
Sweetwater High School sent its track teams on Thursday to Colorado Cityâs Lone Wolf Relays for a final tuneup prior to the District 5-3A meets that will be held April 11-12 at Wylie.
Sweetwaterâs varsity girls scored 76 points to record a fourth-place finish in their division, while Sweetwaterâs varsity boys placed ninth with 28 points in their division. The JV boys team also competed at Colorado City on Thursday and scored 52 points for a fifth-place finish in their division.
Individual results follow (the names of individual relay runners were not made available at press time):
Roscoe High School sent three track teams to Color-ado Cityâs Lone Wolf Relays on Thursday for a last tuneup to district meets scheduled Wednesday and Friday in Albany. Results follow:
38 points (8th place)
3200 â Leanos 2nd (11:02.29); Burnett 5th (13:05.32)
Triple jump â Ford 5th (33-6 1/2)
Discus â Jones 3rd (108-4)
Pole vault â Dev. Free-man 2nd (11-0)
800 â Rangel 6th (2:20)
400 â Gallegos 4th (53.40)
300 hurdles â Freeman 6th (46.68)
1600 â Leanos 4th (5:09.13)
1600 relay â 6th (3:47.64)
55 points (5th place)
Members of the 2012 Sweeetwater High School junior varsity baseball team are, back row standing from left, Marquees Jenkins, Zach Carrasco, Danato Gaxiola, Duanta Williams, Hayden Reeves, Andrew Davis, Daven Alvarez, Sean Norman, head coach Kelly Tobin; front row kneeling, J.P. Poe, Isaiah McGee, Roman Rivera, Chris Figueroa, Mike McCoy, Jay Lomas. Not pictured are players Bray Amos, Ty Crain and Kaegan Jeffrey.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs 2012 junior varsity softball team members are, back row standing from left, K.T. Toland, Nisha Williams, Savanna Hall, Shaneese Brown, Kaitlynn Rendon, Allison Winslett, head coach Al Miller; and front row kneeling, Isabell Mendez, Karlee Murff, Alexis Williams, Alex Mendez, Katherine Montoya and Lena Lovelady.
Today the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association called on the Sweetwater City Council to take a stronger role in the search for a replacement of longtime Police Chief Jim Kelley.
âThis city is about to choose the first new police chief in 28 years,â said Charley Wilkison, Director of Public Affairs at the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT. âItâs a big step and the local association has asked to be a part of the selection process but have been told ânoâ by the City Manager.â
Gordon I. Root, 61, passed away on March 25, 2012, after a three year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). Born in Westfield, MA, Gordon retired to West Texas six years ago to begin writing a series of books commemorating the 100 year anniversary of World War I. Before falling ill he had completed three of the set including Battles East, Battles in the Alps and Balkan Battles under the pen name G. Irving Root.