October 1st, 2012
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Richard G. Ramirez, 50, of Sweetwater, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Ramirez died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born Oct. 20. 1961, in Sweetwater. He loved dancing, playing pool, bowling and his favorite, watching wrestling and football.
Some losses hurt a little more than others.
That was the case here on Saturday as the Sweetwater volleyball team let what ap-peared to be a sure win turn into a five-game loss in a crucial District 4-3A match against Big Spring.
Sweetwater (1-2, 21-12) rallied from a 25-23 loss in the opener to win the next two by scores of 25-20 and 25-18, and was on the verge of closing out the match af-ter going ahead 22-18 in the fourth game.
But Big Spring went on a 7-1 run to win 25-23 and force a Game 5.
MONDAY, OCT. 1
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Wylie (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Sweetwater runners are at Jim Ned meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Sweetwater 7th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater freshman teams are idle.
Sweetwater JV teams are idle.
Roscoe jr high at Cross Plains (one team), 5 p.m.
BROWNWOOD â€” After pulling within eight points of Brownwood with 6:52 left and then forcing the Lions to start consecutive possessions from inside their 5-yard line, Sweetwater was poised to complete a rainy fourth-quarter comeback here Friday.
Clinging to a 21-13 lead, Brownwood was pinned at its 2 after a 47-yard punt by Sweetwater quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey with 4:08 to play. But the Lions went to their wildcat formation, and Eddie Duque raced 95 yards before finally being dragged down at Sweetwaterâ€™s 3.
Roscoe kicked off District 7-1A, Division II play with a 14-0 win over Bairdâ€™s Bears on Friday. The big news? Not only was it the teamâ€™s first win, but also Roscoeâ€™s first victory since late in the 2010 season.
Roscoe (1-3) got touch-downs from Eduardo Gal-legos and Vincent Pantoja, and the defense shut down Baird (1-3) to complete the victory. The Bears finished with just 157 yards.
Pantoja gave the Plowboys a 6-0 lead when he scored on a 16-yard run in the first quarter.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman football team improved to 4-1 by defeating Brownwood 16-6 here Thursday.
Max Gomez threw touchdown passes of 80 yards to Michael Lawrence and 30 yards to Scott Warner, plus a two-point pass to Adrian Vizzerra, and Corey Mendez had a safety. Dylan Jimenez, Dâ€™Jaman West, Austin Kamer and Mark Lawrence were also offensive standouts. On defense, Lawrence had two interceptions and West one, and Israel Vera, Branson Guelker, Daniel Maldonado, Warner, Den-zell Moore, Vizzerra and Mendez were the other defensive standouts.
Four Sweetwater Middle volleyball teams played host to teams from Wylie this past week but none came away with a victory.
Their results follow:
7th grade White: lost 14-25, 8-25. Sweetwater service points: Kallie Hayes 4, Xaveria Clark 3, Lexi Lara 3, Marissa Gonzales 2, Kayleen Rudel 1.
7th grade Red: lost 25-23, 16-25, 15-25. Sweetwater service points not available.
8th grade White: lost 19-25, 12-25. Sweetwater service points: Lexi Kamer 7, Natalie Valdez 6, Jacinda Garcia 2, Sonya Sanchez 2, Katelynn Painter 1, Danielle Vega 1.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming north-northwest in the morning; wind gusts could top out at 25 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 54, and northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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This year there will again be two back-to-back fundraising events associated with the Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater to raise dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. The Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at a new location, the Sweetwater Country Club, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 30. The following day on Wednesday the regular Round-Up sale will be held at Sweetwater Auction.
TxDOT engineering staff is assessing the damage to the US 84 bridge at westbound I-20 that was struck by a tractor trailer Thursday evening west of Sweetwater.