September 24th, 2012
It was a weekend of celebrating at the Nolan County Coliseum.
"Everybody knew them and loved them," said Karen Reeves, Nick Walker's mom.
Nick Walker and Jeremy Claxton died in a well accident in April. Though months later, the community has come together to help out as much as they can.
"It means a lot just having everyone come and remember him and know that they're all still loving him and missing him," Karen explained.
And the memorial for the two boys was simply fitting.
After an impressive win over Monahans in Game 1, things went downhill for the home team in Saturdayâ€™s opening District 4-3A volleyball game as Sweetwater lost to Monahans in four games at Mustang Gym.
The Lady Loboes rallied from a 25-20 opening loss to defeat Sweetwater 25-18 in the second game, then won 25-23, 25-16 to claim the match.
Sweetwater (0-1, 20-12) also enjoyed a 17-14 lead in the second game when Monahans (1-0, 17-14) went on an 11-1 run to even the match, and after that Sweetwater was never able to regain the upper hand.
MONDAY, SEPT. 24
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Wylie at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene Cooper, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Snyder (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26
Sweetwater runners are at Merkel meet.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Brownwood at 4 and 5:15 p.m., respectively.
WALL â€” After a 19-point win at Breckenridge the previous week, Sweetwater never got comfortable when it paid a visit to a very good Wall team on Friday.
The Hawks scored on the gameâ€™s first play from scrimmage on a 74-yard run by Grant Eubank, and never looked back in a 43-20 win over the Mustangs.
And Eubankâ€™s head-turn-ing start was just the begin-ning of a remarkable first half for the 175-pound sen-ior, who accounted for five touchdowns before inter-mission in staking his team to a 37-12 advantage.
There was no defense for the Highland Hornets on Friday when they traveled to Sands and claimed a resounding 86-44 win.
Highland (2-2) got five TDs by Ron Covington plus three scoring runs by Mich-ael Hyde in the game.
Covington had 46- and 50-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns in the game in addition to having three scoring runs of his own.
Highland led Sands by 10, 30-20, at halftime after Covington had his first kickoff return for a touchdown from 46 yards out with only 12 seconds left. Covington also completed the scoring in the fourth quarter with his 50-yard kickoff return.
Jayden Jones rushed for 268 yards and scored four touchdowns, one on a fumble return, for Blackwell on Friday but the Hornets were unable to hold a 10-point lead after three periods as they lost to Trent, 50-44.
Blackwell was outscored 16-0 in the fourth quarter as it fell to 2-2. Trent is 4-0.
In addition to Jonesâ€™ run-ning, Ethan Andrews threw for 58 yards and Franck Cano (3), Ted Chambliss (2), Mark Monroe and Jones had receptions. Jones had two fumble recoveries and Cano and Wade Allen one.
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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