August 27th, 2011
For the second straight week, Sweetwaterâs offense had a monster, clock-eating scoring drive when the Mustangs opened their season Friday against the Vernon Lions.
Sweetwater took 18 plays to go 69 yards, leading to Ryan Linebaughâs 1-yard touchdown run with 11:13 left in the second quarter that put his team up 7-0.
But, with the exception of another great showing by the Mustangsâ new kicker, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, the offensive highlights after that were few. That meant Sweetwaterâs defense had to step up to the challenge, and did it ever.
ALBANY â The Roscoe Plowboys hit the road to face a very tough Albany team Friday in its season opener, and the Lions rolled to a 57-7 win.
Albany, a top-10 team in most preseason polls, was ahead 28-0 after one quarter and never looked back. Five players accounted for the Lionsâ eight touchdowns, seven of them on long-distance plays of at least 29 yards.
TRENT â The Highland Hornets put up a respecta-ble defensive effort in their opening game with Bryson on Thursday, but managed just one score as the Cow-boys won the contest 24-8.
Highland got its touch-down on Tyler Falconâs 3-yard run in the first quarter. Steven Tester kicked the PAT to tie the game at 8, but the Hornets didnât score again. Meanwhile, Bryson came back with two more touchdowns to seal the win. The game was played at Trent as part of the Rumble in the Jungle Classic.
Sweetwaterâs two junior varsity football teams won their season openers at Vernon on Thursday.
JV White 16, Vernon 6
Sweetwater White used a pair of second-half touchdowns to subdue Vernon.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity at Abilene Cooper starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic begins at Mustang Bowl: Roscoe vs. Hawley, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red at Monahans, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV White at Monahans, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV is open.
Highland JV hosts Ran-kin JV, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater at Big Spring (season opener), 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade at Snyder (season openers), 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic: Sweetwater vs. Mona-hans, 7:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Aug. 25, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Credit card abuse âÂ Sweetwater area.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ Mike Ramirez Carrasco, Jr., 30, of Temple â Warrants/motion to revoke probation and violation of parole.
Calls for service:
â˘ Stray livestock â CR 181.
â˘ Vehicle fire âÂ I-20 MM 250 east bound.
The Sweetwater Mustang Band is in full force this football season, playing at the first football game of the season at Sweetwaterâs Mustang Bowl. Shown above is the brass section during halftime of the game.
The DPS car involved in the fatal shooting last weekend is in Abilene.
The car was examined on Friday and will be sent to Austin for further investigation into the shooting death of Jesse Torres.
Torres stole a truck in Runnels County before leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit into Sweetwater.
The case is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.46, two cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
ABILENE, Texas â Planning is underway for Village Boutiqueâs Eighth Annual âFashions for the Cureâ style show benefiting Cancer Services Network, a Nolan County United Way agency.
Festivities are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the Abilene Civic Center. Enjoy fall's latest looks and an outstanding runway fashion show. Tickets are $30 per person. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, hors dâoeuvres and a cash bar.