February 2nd, 2012
Sam Nemir (seated at table), a senior at Sweetwater High School, has committed to play college football at Hardin-Simmons University. A ceremony was held to announce Nemirâs decision Wednesday morning at the high school library. Among those who attended were members of Nemirâs family. They included brothers Nick (far left) and Max as well as mother Marina and father Gordon. Nick, a junior, and Sam played together on the 2011 varsity football team at SHS with both winning all-district and all-Big Country recognition.
Sweetwater's district for the next two years will be slightly bigger and not necessarily any easier.
The University Interscholastic League announced its realignment today, and Sweetwater's new district (4-3A) will still include Wylie, Big Spring and Snyder from the current five-team District 5-3A, plus newcomers Monahans and Midland Greenwood to make a six-team district. Brownwood, which is the other school currently in District 5-3A, moves to District 8-3A to face a whole new set of opponents, none of them located near Sweetwater or Abilene.
Texas National Bank hosted this monthâs Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Employees and Chamber members mingled over coffee and treats on Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, 2012.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued two citation and made one arrest on Jan. 31, 2012.
The SPD received 55, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â¢ Disorderly conduct âÂ 300 block of Lamar.
â¢ Theft âÂ 200 block of E .Fourth.
â¢ Theft âÂ 200 block of W. Alabama.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Female juvenile, 10 â False report to peace officer.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 31, 2012.
Calls for service:
â¢ Stray livestock âÂ CR 216/CR 228.
â¢Â Burglary âÂ CR 196.
Sports Editorâs Note: Todayâs Sweetwater Middle School âAâ boys basketball games against TLCA have been cancelled.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
Sweetwater girls at Wylie â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Wylie â JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams host Hamlin â JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 pm., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys at Westbrook starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys host Water Valley starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater boys had a second-place team finish Saturday when it competed at a powerlifting meet held at Abilene High School.
Roscoe and Highland suffered losses in area boys high school basketball action Tuesday. Roscoe lost to Rotan, 50-42, in its game as the Plowboys fell to 1-6 in District 9-A, Division I, while Highland fell to Trent 46-45 in the teamsâ District 11-A, Division II contest.
Ron Covington scored 23 points for Highland, but no other player was able to reach double figures as the Hornets fell to 5-19 overall and 2-7 in district.
SUB-VARSITY BASKETBALL RESULTS
at Big Spring
Sweetwater JV girls 32,
Big Spring JV girls 26
Sweetwater points: Claire Williams 13, Kayla Chowning 6, Karlee Murff 4, Larissa Locklar 2, Mikki Reschman 2, Shaneese Brown 2, Taylor McPherson 2, Maddie Jones 1. Halftime score: Sweetwater 22, Big Spring 12. Sweetwater records: 17-5 season, 5-1 district.
freshman girls 44,
freshman girls 39
Several teams helped in the First Annual Sweetwater Trash Pickers event held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.Â The teams cleaned up Alabama Street from the Interstate 20 exit to Newman Street. About 45 people showed up to the event and picked up everything from golf balls, dirty diapers, tools, beer bottles, Styrofoam cups and straws, Lotto tickets and much more.
"It was amazing how much ground we covered in two hours," said event organizer Russ Petty. "It was great to see how many people care about our little corner of the world."
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female terrier mix. Also available are a female collie mix, a male chihuahua and a male collie mix.
According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.