March 23rd, 2011
The Sweetwater softball team got its first district win Tuesday with a 7-6 victory at Wylie, but the baseball team dropped a 14-13 decision in its District 5-3A opener as Wylie made an incredible rally from an 11-1 deficit by scoring 13 runs in the final three innings.
Sweetwater 7, Wylie 6
ABILENE â The Lady Mustangsâ second game on the road in as many days had a much happier result than Mondayâs 11-9 loss to Big Spring, as Sweetwater jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held on to improve to 1-1 (9-9 overall) in district.
Sweetwater and Roscoe athletes competed at Ham-linâs Piper Relays track meet held this past weekend.
300 hurdles â Nick Nemir 2nd (42.13)
Triple jump â Jonathan Browning 4th (35-3 1/4)
100 â Kyle Lambert 6th (12.32); Deandre Gatson 7th (12.67)
200 â Bobby Soto 6th (23.42)
1600 relay â 3rd (4:02.59 â individual runners not available)
High jump â Kyle McSherry 2nd (5-8); Jona-than Browning 3rd (5-2)
110 hurdles â Nick Nemir 3rd (16.04)
400 relay â 4th (49.31 â individual runners not available)
The mother of missing Hailey Dunn, 13, has hired a lawyer and is no longer speaking with media.
Billie Dunn has hired attorney John S. Young to represent her in her three misdemeanor charges: hindering and apprehension, possession of dangerous drugs and false report to a police officer.
Young says he isn't convinced a search warrant for Adkins body was issued last Thursday.
"(Police) didn't even have an arrest warrant for the boyfriend, it was a matter of wanting to talk to him," said Young.
Economic and community development representatives from throughout the region met in Eastland on March 16, to sharpen their development skills.
A workshop entitled âSecrets of Economic Development Unveiledâ offered presentations by several E.D. specialists. Topics included: economic development programs and assistance available through the Governorâs Office; whatâs new in economic development; legislative update; prospecting for prospects and how to respond; and legalities that ED organization must follow.
Sweetwater Middle School had 13 students make it to State in Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA). Students on the Number Sense Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Ashleigh Jimenez, seventh grade; Gabriel Lieja, sixth grade; and Cody Chapman, eighth grade.
Students on the Calculator Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Christa Martin, sixth grade; Cody Chapman, eighth grade; and Corynn Martin, eighth grade.
Students on the Math Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Marc Butler, seventh grade; Sarah Valdez, seventh grade; and Cody Chapman, eighth grade.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie (district opener) starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Wylie starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Wylie 7th grade starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater varsity boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Sweetwater varsity girls at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Rattlesnake Relays.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby Invitational.
Highland junior high teams at Roby Invitational.
The good news for the Sweetwater softball team is that the Lady Mustangs will have less than 24 hours to dwell on Mondayâs 11-9 defeat at Big Spring in their district opener.
Sweetwater (8-9 overall) is right back into 5-3A action when it plays at Wylie today beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater trailed 7-6 when play resumed Monday against Big Spring with one out in Big Springâs half of the fourth inning â in a game that began Friday only to be suspended due to lightning and heavy rain.
Things have soured the past two weeks for Sweetwaterâs baseball team after a great start, but the one bright spot during its current slump came against Wylie in an 11-1 triumph.
Sweetwater (10-9-1) returns to Wylie for a rematch with the Bull-dogs at 4:30 p.m. today in the District 5-3A opener for both squads.
This has been an up-and-down year so far for the Mustangs, who got off to a 9-2-1 start only to drop seven of their last eight. Sweetwater ended its pre-district schedule by losing 6-0 to Class 2A Wall at Newman Park Friday.
CORPUS CHRISTI â Sweetwater High School senior Bri Munoz placed eighth at the Class 3A state powerlifting meet Friday.
Munoz, competing in the 105-pound weight class, lifted a total of 570 pounds and had personal bests in all three categories in her first trip to the state meet. She had a 210-pound squat, 110-pound bench press and 250-pound dead lift.
Sweetwaterâs other state competitor was also a sen-ior, Kelsey Painter, who was in the 132-pound weight class. Painter did not place, however, after she was disqualified in the squat. This was also the first state ap-pearance for Painter.
Sweetwater High School sent several boys powerlifters to Sundown earlier this month to compete in the Region I, Division II meet and four of them medaled. They are, front row from left, Jay Lomas, fifth place in the 123-pound weight class; Ryan Linebaugh, second place in the 165-pound weight class; Sam Nemir, first place (regional champion) in the 165-pound weight class; and Mateo Gonzales, fifth place in the 242-pound weight class. By finishing in the top two in their class, Nemir and Linebaugh advance to compete in the state meet this Saturday in Abilene.