January 26th, 2011
SNYDER â€” SHS basketball teams enjoyed a big night on Tuesday. But it was the Snyder High School squads who came away with victories as the host Tigers and Lady Tigers teamed up to sweep a District 5-3A doubleheader against Sweetwater.
Snyderâ€™s girls improved to 2-3 in district (16-9 overall) with a 56-40 win, while the boys romped to a 71-33 victory over Sweetwater for their first district win.
For the Lady Mustangs, Tuesdayâ€™s defeat was a setback to their playoff hopes.
The Highland girls and Roscoe boys collected key district basketball wins on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets are now 7-2 in District 11-A, Division II after crushing Ira, 62-27. Callie Sandus-kyâ€™s 24-point effort paced Highland, which was ahead 13-1, 31-5 and 47-15 at the breaks.
Kara Hughey added 11 points for Highland, who maintained its half-game lead over Loraine for second place. The teams meet at Highland Friday. Sierra Allen had eight points, Beth Richburg and Shyan Womack six, Jessica McCain four and Lora Stewart three.
Many awards and celebrations were on hand at the regular session meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees on Thursday night, Jan. 20, held at the Administration Building.
Two monetary donations were received from Charlie Peek with Brookshire's and Jackie Alvarez of Coca-Cola. The board approved the donations to be used for the general fund. Another gift given to the school board was a plaque from Steve Ellinger with CADCO. The company was in charge of the renovations done with the concession stands in Mustang Bowl as well as other improvements around the district.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the first-ever recipients of its new Seal of Approval for wind turbine service technician training programs.
The AWEA Seal of Approval program assesses whether educational and training institutions with technician programs are teaching the skills that an entry-level service technician needs, as identified by experts among AWEA's 2,500 company members.
The first three recipients of the Seal of Approval are:
â€˘ Texas State Technical College's (Sweetwater, Texas) Associates of Applied Science in Wind Energy & Turbine Technology program.
While itâ€™s true that neither Sweetwater or Snyder has had much success on the basketball court so far in District 5-3A., itâ€™s nearly always interesting when the two schools face each other.
Fans will get a double dose of the rivalry today, as Sweetwater visits Snyder in a 5-3A varsity twinbill that starts with the girls game at 6 p.m. The boys contest is scheduled to tip off at about 7:30 p.m.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s powerlifting teams had good showings when competing at season-opening meets Thursday at Big Spring.
The Sweetwater girls scored 31 points in placing second to Abilene High out of 13 teams at their meet.
RECENT JV RESULTS
Roscoe JV girls 24, Stamford JV girls 4
Torrey Willman 8, Justina Brasuell 5, Stina Tomlin 4, Kendall Moses 4, Eva Aguayo 3.
Roscoe JV girls 38, Hamlin JV girls 27
Justina Brasuell 10, Eva Aguayo 8, Torrey Willman 6, Kendall Moses 4, Tiffany Seider 4, Alex Cuellar 3, Whitney Williams 2, Stina Tomlin 1.
Stamford JV boys 40,
Roscoe JV boys 6
Dillon Freeman 4, Emilio Morales 2.
Hamlin JV boys 44,
Roscoe JV boys 23
Dillon Freeman 7, Emilio Morales 7, Luke Rovig 4, Brant Burnett 3, Kyle Bromley 2.
HIGHLAND JH TOURNEY
Ira boys 53,
Highland boys 17
The host Highland teams and both Roscoe squads had top-three finishes in their respective divisions recently at Highlandâ€™s junior high basketball tourney.
The Highland girls won first place and Roscoeâ€™s girls placed second, while Ira took third place and Trent won the consolation title.
In the junior high boys division, Ira won first place and Highland placed second, while Roscoe was third and Trent won consolation honors. Some of Roscoe and Highlandâ€™s game scores are listed on this page.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club held the 20th annual Star Search competition on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Many local students showcased their talents at the event.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club held the 20th annual Star Search competition on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Many local students showcased their talents at the event. Shown are the Star Search winners of the middle school division, Karleigh Coldiron won second place for singing "If I Die Young;" Abby McPherson won second place for singing "My Heart Will Go On;" and Lizzie Gray, Mikeilah Foust, Kristen Brown, Hanna Hayes, Katie Fox and Alaina Andrews won first place for singing and signing to "Signs of Hope."