February 16th, 2011
Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team beat Fort Stockton 8-0 and San Angelo Lake View 10-4 in its first scrimmage of the season Saturday at Big Spring. Kris Mayes cracked a two-run, first-inning homer against Fort Stockton and was also the starting pitcher, allowing just one hit in three innings before Sterling Reeves pitched a scoreless and hitless fourth. Sweetwater out-hit Stockton 14-5.
The Sweetwater softball team lost to Jim Ned, 8-2, in its season-opening game on Tuesday at Jim Ned.
The Lady Mustangs were held scoreless until a two-run sixth inning, while Jim Ned built a 6-0 lead by scoring single runs in the second, third and fourth and three runs in the fifth. Kendra Crosson and Taylor McKoy had RBI hits for Sweetwater and Suede Shirley finished 3-for-3 with three stolen bases, while on the mound McKoy pitched the first four innings and Alicia Finn worked the final two. McKoy finished with five strikeouts and Finn three, and McKoy allowed just three hits.
BRONTE â€” Highlandâ€™s Lady Hornets overcame a four-point deficit after three quarters to beat Robert Lee 36-31 in a Class 1A, Divi-sion II bi-district playoff on Tuesday.
Led by Sierra Allenâ€™s 11 points, Highland â€” which also trailed by two points, 14-12, at intermission â€” outscored Robert Lee 15-6 in the fourth quarter to advance to the area playoffs later this week. Highland (20-11), which forced seven turnovers in the final period, will now face Wink (22-3). The teams are scheduled to meet at Lenorah Grady at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Members of the Sweetwater Jaycees took nine rattlesnakes to show off at the Capitol Wednesday and Thursday to promote the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up which will be held March 11-13, in Sweetwater. The Jaycees visited with Representative Susan King and Governor Rick Perry and promoted rattlesnake safety and awareness. Shown are (back row, left to right) Danny Camacho, David Scott, David Sager, Riley Sawyers, Justin Wilburn, (front row, left to right) Melinda Gomez, Sweetwater Jaycees President Khris Torrez, Rep. Susan King, Donnie Willmann and Keith Willmann.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 14 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Various approvals were made at the meeting regarding equipment, including replacing the current Guardian courthouse security equipment with a new system from Centurion Wireless security systems.
A large grass fire in Fisher County burned about 400 acres on Monday afternoon according to authorities. Smoke filled the air in Sweetwater, due to yesterday's high winds. No residences were lost, but a number of barns and horse pens were lost due to the flames burning the tall, dry grass. Authorities say that there were two separate fires burning in the area and the cause of the fires in unknown.
The Sweetwater High School girls placed first and the boys were fourth on Saturday at the Clyde powerlifting meet. Sweetwater hosts a qualifying meet this Saturday.
Three Nolan County high school boys basketball teams get to play the role of spoiler when they end their regular seasons today, although one of them still has a shot at advancing to the postseason playoffs.
The Highland girls basketball team has had three different head coaches in the past three years. But the program continues to be one of the most successful in West Texas at any level.
Highland (19-11), which was the District 11-A, Division II runnerup this season with a 10-2 record, is about to make its 10th consecutive playoff appearance. The Lady Hornets will take on Robert Lee (19-10), the third-place team from District 12-A, Division II, in a bi-district matchup at 7 p.m. today in Bronte.
Sweetwaterâ€™s historic Municipal Auditorium will host a live Broadway musical on Saturday evening, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. when â€śGodspellâ€ť takes the stage.
â€śGodspellâ€ť is a production of Abilene High Schoolâ€™s drama department and choir, and is directed by Clay Freeman. Freeman was Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s drama director in the 1970s and took Sweetwater students to second place in state theater competition in 1973.