March 11th, 2014
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Lubbock Estacado at noon and 3 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
Dana Hohn of Sweetwater and Alexis Lara of Roscoe compete at girls state meet in Corpus Christi.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater JV will host Jim Ned, noon.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.
Victories can come in all kinds of ways.
And lately, thatâs all the Sweetwater High School baseball team has done in building a 12-3 season rec-ord with just one game left until District 4-3A play gets started next week.
Having said that, Mon-dayâs 9-8 win over Andrews at Sportsmanâs Park â Sweetwaterâs ninth straight â wonât soon be forgotten by anyone who saw it.
It came after the Mustangs trailed 8-1 with only six outs remaining, and 8-3 going into their final at bat before scoring six runs in the bot-tom of the seventh.
After being idle for the previous eight days, Sweet-water High Schoolâs softball team finally returned to ac-tion Monday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
And in what was their last game before the start of dis-trict play, the Lady Mus-tangs shook off the rust to outscore Midland Christian, 14-12, while improving to 9-6 this season.
Sweetwater trailed only once (1-0 after a half inning) against Midland Christian, but the visitors kept things interesting until the end.
The Sweetwater boys track team got individual wins from Isaiah McGee and Deshaun Williams this past Friday at the Steer Relays in Big Spring.
McGee long jumped 20 feet, 9 1/4 inches to win his event and Williams was first in the high jump (6-0). Also placing in the high jump was Johnathan Browning, who cleared 5-10 for a fourth-place finish.
The girls got top individual finishes from Ziggy Collins, who was second in the discus (97-10); Abby Garcia, who was third in the high jump (5-0) and fourth in the 200 (27.41); and Nis-ha Williams, who was fourth in the 100 (13.34).
Several Roscoe athletes posted top finishes when the school hosted its annual Blackland Divide Relays this past Friday.
Those athletes who placed are listed here.
200 â Shelton Toliver 3rd (23.78)
400 â Kevin Lavalais 1st (55.36)
800 â Braiden Moore 4th (2:26.16)
1600 â Jesus Leanos 2nd (5:09.67); Luis Villa 6th (5:35.57)
3200 â Leanos 1st (11:22.92); Villa 2nd (11:55.48)
110 hurdles â Dillon Freeman 2nd (17.77); Mat-thew Davila 3rd (20.87)
300 hurdles â Max Nemir 2nd (43.48); Freeman 4th (45.15)
400 relay â 2nd (46.68 â Vincent Pantoja, Lavalais, Nemir, Toliver)
Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be breezy and from the west around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 36 and areas of blowing dust. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, becoming northern at 25 to 30 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
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Thousands attended the 56th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 3,890 pounds, an increase from last yearâs total of 2,361 pounds. Those bringing in the most pounds of rattlesnake were first place Andy Lee with 681 pounds, second place Dennie Braswell with 592 pounds, third place Darrell and Kat McIntyre with 346 pounds, fourth place Eric Timaeus with 342 pounds and fifth place Bill Stinson with 282 pounds. The longest rattlesnake was caught by Darrell and Kat McIntyre and measured 76 inches long.
Patricia âPatâ Joan Wallis, age 84, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at her home. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 with Rosary at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.
It may be spring break for Sweetwater ISD students all week, but the baseball and softball teams are both in action here today. Sweet-waterâs softball team starts District 4-3A play Friday at Snyder. The baseball team is now 11-3 after defeating Lake View, 8-1, in its fourth and final game Saturday to win the championship of the West Texas March Classic in Midland. Sweetwater had won eight straight entering todayâs game vs. Andrews at Sportsmanâs Park.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs girls golf teams recorded top finishes at their recent area tournaments. Shown, members of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams are pictured together after placing first and third, respectively, in Baird.
Pictured from left are Brooke Hefner, Gabby Reyes, Payton Moore, Alaina Andrews, Alexis Castillo, Kensi Chowning, Corynn Martin, Holly Johnson, Christa Martin and Mallory Carney. Corynn Martin was third place medalist.