April 23rd, 2011
BIG SPRING â€” After losing three straight games by at least seven runs, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team got a boost on Friday to end its 2011 season.
The Mustangs traveled to Big Spring and came back home with a 5-4 victory â€” its second over the Steers in District 5-3A play â€” as Sweetwater finished 2-6 in district and 12-16-1 overall under third-year coach Roland Herrera.
Karry Owens, who earlier this year submitted his resignation as head football coach at Highland after 18 years, has accepted a similar job at Water Valley. His last day at Highland was on Friday.
Owens will be repla-cing Justin Esquell, who resigned after leading Water Valley to a 10-1 record this past season.
Owensâ€™ replacement will be Jeff Shelton, who served as the head football coach at New Home the last two years. The Leopards were 5-5 in 2010. Shelton was also defensive coordinator for four years at Jayton, where he helped them reach the six-man state finals in 2006.
SWEETWATER BOYS GOLF
Ryan Mercer â€” medalist
(advanced to Class 3A boys state tournament)
Kinsey Browning â€” 400-meter relay
Kathleen Campbell â€” high jump
Kelsi Crosson â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Kendra Crosson â€” 1600-meter relay
Alicia Finn â€” discus
Brittany Lashinski â€” 400-meter relay
Jayci Shelton â€” 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 1600-meter relay
Suede Shirley â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Nick Nemir â€” 300-meter hurdles
ROSCOE GIRLS TRACK
Jacinda Morales â€” 800-meter run, 1600-meter run
ROSCOE BOYS TRACK
Four entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court this week.
Most former high school football players think they will never play again. However, Texas Alumni Football is changing that, with not one but two alumni football games on Saturday at Mustang Bowl.
It will be Roby vs. Roscoe in the opener of the doubleheader at 4 p.m. That game is followed by Sweetwater vs. Snyder in the nightcap starting at 7:30 p.m.
Texas Alumni Football is also responsible for two other Abilene-area games on Saturday. Aspermont plays Hermleigh on Aspermont's field at 2 p.m., and Stamford squares off with Haskell at Stamford's Bulldog Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
On Thursday, April 28, 2010, the Sweetwater Fire Department and the Sweetwater Police Department will be "fighting" it out for a good cause. They will be having the third Guns and Hoses Basketball Game, benefiting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. The game will be at the Sweetwater High School Gym at 7 p.m. and the teams will compete to see who wins this year's game. Last year's winners were the police officers and the first year's winners were the firemen. According to Sweetwater Police Officer Lance Richburg, they are hoping that many will come out to support the cause once again.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 20, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of E Ave. C.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Aggravated sexual assault of a child â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Terroristic threats â€” Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Mandy Brock, 26 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Pete Esquivel, 33 â€” Driving while intoxicated/escape from custody.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served five civil papers and made three arrests on April 20, 2011.
Funeral services for Mary Alice Henington, 89, of Plainview, are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.
Henington died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Lubbock
Two teams who havenâ€™t had much go right for them since the start of district play â€” Sweetwater and Big Spring â€” wrap up their seasons at 7 p.m. today in Big Spring with little more than pride at stake.
Sweetwater brings a 1-6 record into todayâ€™s finale, but the win came over Big Spring, which has yet to claim a victory in its seven district games.
The Mustangs won, 3-2, in Sweetwater on April 5 as Kris Mayes threw his second career no-hitter.
LUBBOCK â€” After failing to make it to state in his two previous oppor-tunities, the third time was finally a charm for Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer at the Region I-3A golf tournament.
On Thursday, Mercer claimed a state berth as he shot 75 for a 147 total, finishing second among all medalists â€” just three behind Hunter Wade of Perryton â€” but with the best two-day score of any medalist not on one of the top two teams.
This yearâ€™s Class 3A boys state tournament will be held May 12-13 at Austinâ€™s Roy Kizer Golf Course.