April 9th, 2012
Another very busy week of district competition for Nolan County high school athletes resumes Monday, when the Sweetwater girls golf team plays the final leg of its 5-3A tournament at Brownwood. Blackwellâ€™s golf teams also wrap up their tournament Monday as they play in Baird.
The Sweetwater boys golf team goes to Wylie to play the third and final leg of its 5-3A tournament Tuesday. Both Sweetwater teams are in second place and need a top-two finish to advance to regional tournaments.
ABILENE â€” After scor-ing a season-high 15 runs in a key win at Big Spring three days earlier, Sweet-water again brought out the big lumber on Friday when it traveled to Wylie for the last of four straight road games in District 5-3A softball play.
And after a 10-6 win, the Lady Mustangs are on the verge of making history as just the second team to advance to postseason play since Sweetwater began playing UIL softball.
ABILENE â€” For four in-nings of Fridayâ€™s rematch, a Sweetwater team that had lost 16-1 at home to Wylie in its District 5-3A opener stood toe-to-toe with the first-place Bulldogs.
The Mustangs even held a brief 4-1 lead after pushing across three runs in their half of the fourth inning before Wylie tied it by scor-ing three runs as well.
Unfortunately, the scor-ing pretty much ended there for Sweetwater, while Wylie was just getting started. The Bulldogs took their first lead, 8-4, with a four-run fifth and went on to a 10-5 win over the Mustangs.
8TH GRADE BOYS
95 points (3rd place)
2400 â€” Brandon Gutier-rez 3rd (9:14.28)
400 relay â€” 3rd (48.99 â€” Max Gomez, Deshaun Wil-liams, Max Nemir, Austin Kamer)
800 â€” Adan Sanchez 6th (2:34.77)
110 hurdles â€” Mark Law-rence 2nd (17.66)
100 â€” Deshaun Williams 3rd (12.28); Austin Kamer 5th (12.65)
300 hurdles â€” Mark Lawrence 2nd (44.94); Max Nemir 4th (50.68)
200 â€” Max Gomez 4th (26.17); Austin Kamer 5th (26.56)
1600 â€” Brandon Gutier-rez 2nd (5:45.90)
1600 relay â€” 3rd (4:09.60 â€” Max Nemir, Mark Law-rence, Deshaun Williams, Isaiah Gonzales)
Discus â€” Branson Guel-ker 4th (99-0 3/4)
Suzan Hughes-Kennedy (artist, art coach), Lillian Jay Neal (art teacher at Snyder JHS), and Rhonda Wilks (portrait artist, private art lessons) are Aprilâ€™s Artists of the Month at the County-City Library. All three are Prophetic Artists, with the bulk of their work centering on religion.
As one can imagine, there are not a lot of electronics engineers with experience in the radiation detection industry that happen to live in the small town of Sweetwater, waiting to be employed. So when a Mexican engineer who had an undergraduate engineering degree and a graduate business degree from the University of Texas accepted an offer of employment from Ludlum Measurements Inc., Ludlum Vice President Mick Truitt was thrilled.
The City of Roscoe will be having two events downtown on Saturday, April 21.
The 1st Annual Screw Terlinquin Chili Cook-off will take place at The Lumberyard. All proceeds will go toward the Open Door Child Development at the First United Methodist Church in Roscoe, a non-profit organization.
Later in the day, a free concert and street dance will take place in Downtown Roscoe. Entertainment will be provided by Eleven Hundred Springs, and a fireworks show will follow.
Sweetwater High School's Blowout 2012 is just around the corner, and event coordinators want to ensure that parents of graduating seniors are staying informed.
Photos are needed for the senior video that is shown at Blowout. The pictures are typically from grade school but can be from any time from a graduating senior's life. No more than 20 photos per person may be submitted.
All pictures must be turned in to the SHS Library by Friday, April 13, 2012. The photos will be returned to the students at the Blowout event scheduled for Friday, May 25, 2012.
A wreck involving a pickup pulling a 16 foot trailer and a semi truck at the intersection of Highway 84 and Interstate 20 occurred just before dawn Friday morning, April 6, 2012. There were five people in the truck and one in the semi truck.Â The Chevy truck took the exit too fast and went in to the path of the passing semi truck, according to Sweetwater Emergency Service Manager Grant Madden. "Despite the major damage to the truck, there were no serious injuries.Â A passing Mustang hit a piece of debris in the dark and suffered major damage as well," said Madden.
The process of interviewing candidates to replace Craig Slaughter is nearly over, and a press conference is planned next week to name Sweetwater High School's new head football coach and athletic director.
Interviews for the dual position have been conducted since Slaughter announced his resignation last week to accept a similar position at Llano, and Thursday was the last day to accept applications, said superintendent Terry Pittman. As of yesterday afternoon, over 100 applications had been received, Pittman said.