September 24th, 2012
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams are both 3-1 for the season after splitting a doubleheader with Wall here on Thursday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV was de-feated for the first time this season as Wall won, 32-28, at Mustang Bowl.
After finding the end zone just once before intermission when quarterback Hayden Reeves hit Deandre Gatson on a pass of 32 yards, Sweetwater had 22 second-half points and hit paydirt three times.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity tennis team hosted Wall on Tuesday. Results follow:
Boys doubles â€” Brian Vause and Stephen Shipp lost 2-6, 7-5 (8-10); Isaiah Hernandez and Michael Redondo lost 4-6, 3-6; Zac Bax and Billy Reeves won 7-6, 1-6 (10-4).
Girls doubles â€” Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto lost 3-6, 0-6; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe won 6-4, 6-4; Kayla Sage and Vida Gamez won 6-4, 6-3.
Mixed doubles â€” Keygan Valdez and Brianna Hicks lost 4-6, 5-7 (9-11).
WALL â€” Sweetwater Middle Schoolâ€™s football teams went 2-of-3 in their games Thursday at Wall. Their results follow:
7th Grade Red 20, Wall 0
Sweetwater Red is 2-0 after posting its second consecutive shutout.
Kiante McCoy scored on a 5-yard run and also threw a 62-yard TD pass to Michael Green. Isak Alvarez scored the final TD on a 25-yard run and Chris Thompson added the PAT. Sweetwater also received outstanding play from offensive linemen Nicholas Gomez, Rogelio DeLaCruz, Mason Maxwell, Trenton Hicks, Jonathan Castillo and Kobe Clark.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 64, with south-southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph.
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Billy Pat Pendergrass ("Pat") was born near Dexter, NM, but grew up in Sweetwater, TX. He was a top student, earned his Quartermaster Sea Scout Badge (equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle, and earned in a town with little water), and his Eagle Scout Badge, played football in a leather helmet with no face mask, and ran the 880. He was a columnist for the school newspaper and a finalist in "Ready Writing". He was swimming instructor at the municipal pool and waterfront director for all summer camps of the BSA Buffalo Trails Council.
Graveside services for Janie Lou Reynolds, 67, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Reynolds died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her residence.
Jesse Alfred Lawhon, age 77, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has been paying it forward by showing kindness and encouraging others to do the same and pass on the kindness to others. FFB has their own motto, "Pay It First."
Eric vonAtzigen is shown purchasing tickets for the 48th Annual Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Banquet from Tina Browning. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased a the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway.
By Belinda Serrano
In looking back over his past year as Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President, Rodney Foster has come to realize that life truly is sweet in Sweetwater.
In contrast to the national economy, Foster says that Sweetwater has been a fortunate community in which to live, with a varied economic foundation that enables the city to thrive.
"A diverse economic base combined with our greatest attribute--great people, allows our community to enjoy a great reputation for raising a family," said Foster.