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March 17th, 2015

Softball celebration

March 17, 2015

Abby Garcia reacts after her three-run homer for Sweetwater in the seventh inning Monday gave her team an 8-5 softball win over Ballinger at the Jerry Collins Complex. The Lady Mustangs play again today at Midland and begin district play Friday when they entertain to Snyder.

See the story in Sports on Page 7 of Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Motion for new trial denied

March 17, 2015

Joe Frank Cuellar will not receive a new trial, according to Phillip Gill, chief investigator with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

'Dr. Burger Day' held at SIS, SMS

March 17, 2015

Math enthusiasm may be an oxymoron for many. But if anyone can get grade school kids fired up about arithmetic, it's Dr. Edward Burger.
Burger, who appeared at Sweetwater Intermediate School and Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, is a virtual rock star among mathematicians — as well as president of Southwestern University in Georgetown.

Read more in Tuesday's print or e-edition (subscription required).

Sweetwater-Vernon baseball games cancelled

March 17, 2015

Tuesday's JV and varsity baseball games between Sweetwater and Vernon at Sportsman's Park have been cancelled due to rainy weather, according to Sweetwater head baseball coach Roland Herrera. The teams may attempt to reschedule one or both games for later this week.

Sweetwater wins 8-5 on Garcia’s walk-off homer

March 17, 2015

For the first 5 1/2 innings of their game Monday at Jerry Collins Complex, the Sweetwater and Ballinger softball teams struggled at the plate. However, the last 1 1/2 innings produced 12 runs — eight by Sweetwater, including a three-run, walk-off homer by Abby Garcia — for a thrilling 8-5 victory.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Tuesday's local weather outlook

March 17, 2015

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy skies and a high near 65. Winds from the southwest around 5 mph will become northern in the afternoon.
Expect those rain chances to increase to 80% tonight after 8 p.m., with a low around 49. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

March 16th

College Basketball March Madness Preview

March 16, 2015

Midwest Region
Louisville, Ky
1 UK / 16 HAM / MAN
3/19 - 9:40
8 CIN / 9 PUR
3/19 - 7:10
Columbus, OH
5 WVU / 12 BUFF
3/20 - 2:10
4 MD / 13 VALP
3/20 - 4:40
Pittsburgh, PA
6 BUT / 11 TEX
3/19 - 2:45
3 ND / 14 NE
3/19 - 12:15
Omaha, NE
7 WICH / 10 IND
3/20 - 2:45
2 KU / 15 NMSU
3/20 - 12:15
Most Intriguing First Round Match Up
Butler v. Texas

Over 3K pounds of rattlesnake brought in for 57th Round-Up

March 16, 2015

Thousands attended the 57th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 3,780 pounds, a slight decrease from last year’s total of 3,890 pounds.

Find photos and get all the details in Monday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Weekly sports calendar

March 16, 2015

MONDAY, MARCH 16
Golf
Blackwell teams at Robert Lee tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Ballinger, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene High JV, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
Baseball
Sweetwater JV Red hosts Vernon, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Vernon, 3 p.m.
Golf
Blackwell teams at Robert Lee tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will be playing Alpine at Midland at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity plays at Ranger JC, 2 p.m.
Sweetwater JV teams at Snyder tournament.
Tennis

Lady ‘Stangs get 13-9 win

March 16, 2015

Sweetwater rallied from a 4-1 deficit with a six-run fourth and four-run fifth in a 13-9 softball win at Mona-hans on Friday.

Learn more in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

All events are subject to change TUESDAY, MARCH 31 Golf Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will play...
Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27 Baseball Sweetwater JV Red will play at Lamesa, 4 p.m. Sweetwater varsity will...

 

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