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February 8th, 2011

Quilling display is February library art exhibit

February 8, 2011

The February art exhibit at the County-City Library is a quilling display by Betty Oliver of Abilene.
Oliver began quilling in 2004, when her husband first became ill. "I had seen the work in art digest books for many years and thought it was interesting. When my husband got sick I decided to take up the art because he would get anxious when I left the room. I purchased the materials I needed for the art and worked on it while I stayed in the room with my husband."
Oliver has been an artist for many years, specializing in oil paintings before she went to quilling.

Weekly Sports Calendar

February 8, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 8
Basketball
Sweetwater varsity girls at Brownwood (season finale), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Brownwood, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Stamford starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams at Sterling City starting at 6:30 p.m.
Highland varsity teams have open date.
THURSDAY, FEB. 10
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 11
Basketball
Sweetwater boys have open date.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys host Hermleigh starting at 6:30 p.m.

SW girls lose home finale

February 8, 2011

Returning to their home court for one final time — and less than 48 hours after a heart-breaking defeat at their gym Saturday to Big Spring that basically eliminated them from playoff contention — the Sweetwater girls basketball team had to deal with state-ranked Wylie.
As expected, the No. 14 Lady Bulldogs (8-0 district, 20-13) won, 58-38.
But the Lady Mustangs (1-6), after a rough first half, regrouped rather impressively and held their own with Wylie over the final two periods.

Short-handed Mustangs can’t stay with Wylie

February 8, 2011

The Sweetwater boys basketball team unveiled a new lineup against first-place Wylie here Monday as a pair of recent JV callups, Ryan Linebaugh and Kyle McSherry, started for the first time. The Mustangs also got a 20-point effort for the second straight game from junior guard Taylor Jones, who had 22 after dropping a season-high 28 on Big Spring just two nights earlier.

Blackwell JH teams end season

February 8, 2011

Both Blackwell junior high boys basketball teams ended their seasons recently. The ‘A’ boys team finished as Zone 1 runner-up and was fourth overall in District 12-A, Division II with a 6-4 record.

February 7th

Basketball at last!

February 7, 2011

After a 10-day layoff caused in part by the snowy and icy weather that struck the area last week, Sweetwater High School's basketball teams finally returned to action Saturday to host Big Spring in a varsity doubleheader at Mustang Gym. Unfortunately, the visiting teams won both games. Pictured for Sweetwater is Gabriel Medellin. Both teams host Wylie today, making up games that were originally scheduled this past Friday only to be cancelled. See a full report on both of the games in Sports.
(Photo by Betsy Howe)

SIS Jump Rope Team to perform tonight

February 7, 2011

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team will be jumping Monday, Feb. 7, at the Sweetwater High School girl's and boy's varsity basketball games at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Abilene Christian University at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at the Texas Tech vs. A&M men's game at noon. The team is shown performing at Western Texas College in Snyder.

Francisca Alcala

February 7, 2011

Francisca Alcala, age 87, of Sweetwater, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria Acuña.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating followed by burial at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Steers’ sweep leaves SW in a ‘bum’ mood to face Wylie tonight

February 7, 2011

Once the Sweetwater boys basketball team finally got back into action Saturday after a 10-day layoff, it faced the unenviable task of trying to contain a very talented Big Spring team and standout guard Luke Adams.
The Steers, as expected, won convincingly (85-60) at Mustang Gym and Adams was amazing, hitting six treys and scoring 47 points as Big Spring moved to 4-1 in district while Sweetwater — which hosts Wylie in a makeup game at 7:30 p.m. today — stayed winless (0-5) in District 5-3A.
Sweetwater, though, was a lot tougher out than the Steers probably expected.

Big lead vanishes, playoff hopes fade for Lady Stangs as Big Spring rallies for win

February 7, 2011

For the vast majority of the first half of Saturday’s game against Big Spring, the Sweetwater girls basket-ball team appeared to be firmly in control.
The Lady Mustangs — desperate for a win in order to maintain realistic hopes of a playoff berth — seized the early momentum against the only team they have beaten in district play. But Big Spring staged a second-half comeback to win, 61-56, at Mustang Gym.

 

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