January 13th, 2012
James William Bailey, 61 left this world peacefully at 6:10 a.m. on Jan. 13, 2012, carried away by angels and looking forward to seeing his Father, babies and Dad and Mom who were waiting for him. He was surrounded by his adoring family.
James was a loving husband to his surviving wife, Brenda. They were childhood sweethearts, who were married on June 1, 1967 in Sweetwater and were inseparable still 45 years later.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13
Sweetwater girls host Wylie â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Wylie (district openers) â JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls and boys host Rotan, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys host Sterling City starting at 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys idle.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14
Sweetwater boys and girls compete at season-opening meet in Miles.
District 5-3A play will be in full swing starting today both of Sweetwater High Schoolâs varsity basketball teams host Abilene Wylie.
Sweetwaterâs girls, 0-1 after losing to Snyder in their district opener Tuesday, tip off at 6 p.m. while the boys begin district at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs boys and girls powerlifters compete at their first 2012 meet on Saturday at Miles.
SHS will also have joint meets Jan. 19 at Big Spring, Feb. 9 at Clyde and Feb. 18 when Sweetwater hosts the final qualifying meet. Also, the boys go to Abilene High Jan. 28 and the girls will compete at Grape Creek on Feb. 4. Regional meets are March 3 at Monahans (girls) and March 10 at Sundown (boys), while the state meets are March 17 at Corpus Christi (girls) and March 24 in Abilene (boys).
Little League signups will begin Monday
Six Sweetwater players today earned Class 3A all-Big Country football recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Of the six Mustangs who were honored, three made the first team â Mateo Gonzales on the defensive line and Dylon Adames and Malcolm Jackson on the offensive line.
Nick Nemir made the second team as a defensive back. His older brother Sam Nemir (linebacker) and Taylor Jones (quarterback) got all-Big Country honorable mention on the Class 3A team.
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Four Roscoe players on Tuesday earned Class 1A all-Big Country football recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Three Plowboys made the second team â Luke Rovig at defensive back and punter, Devon Free-man on the offensive line and Eric Padilla at place-kicker. Padilla at linebacker and offensive lineman Corey Hatcher received all-Big Country honorable mention.
Rovig, a 5-5, 138-pound sophomore, had 65 tackles, 10 pass breakups and three fumble recoveries as a defensive back and also punted for a 28.4 average on 36 kicks. Padilla, a 5-9, 165-pound senior, was 5-for-5 on PATs.
Sweetwaterâs sub-varsity teams captured three wins in high school basketball action Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâs junior varsity and freshman girls beat Snyder by scores of 41-38 and 37-25, respectively, in their district openers played at Snyder.
The Sweetwater junior varsity and freshman boys played at San Angelo Lake View in their final non-district outings. The freshman boys won 52-49, but the JV boys lost 52-47.
Haskell JV boys 51,
Roscoe JV boys 8
Roscoe points: Chase Cathey 4, Jeremy Solano 2, Ray Hermo-sillio 1, Kane Peavy 1.
Haskell JV girls 27,
Roscoe JV girls 20
Roscoe points: Selena Perez 5, Sam Ortega 4, Olivia Saddler 4, Shelby Brown 3, Jese Pena 2, Whitney Williams 2. Roscoe JV girls record: 6-8.
WATER VALLEY â Both of Blackwelllâs basketball teams lost to Water Valley on Tuesday.
The Blackwell girls (1-5 in district) lost 58-20. Reccie Roland had five, Stephanie Metcalf four, Shelby Alley three and Amanda Bullard, Leo Castelo, Summer Mull and Mireya Sanchez two.
The Blackwell boys (0-4 district) lost 80-22. Jayden Jones had 14 points and Wade Allen and Mason Magness four.