May 5th, 2015
What was formerly known as Blow Out or Project Graduation â€” which provides drug and alcohol-free activities for high school students to attend the night of graduation â€” has become Senior Send-Off this year.
In addition to the name change, there will be some improvements to the event, according to Carola Martin, a senior parent and instructional technology teacher.
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The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road.
Hannah Allen is going back to the state meet.
The Highland junior will be going for the third year in a row, this time as a wild card entry in both girls hurdles after finishing third in both at the Region II-1A meet that was held at Angelo State University.
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ABILENE â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s district co-champion baseball team prepared for this weekendâ€™s Class 4A bi-district playoff series by playing a warmup game vs. Class 5A Abilene Cooper at its field on Monday.
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A 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms are likely today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 74. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Those rain chances will drop to 40% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 65. Winds will remain breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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The Sweetwater softball team, which swept Pampa 2-0 in its bi-district playoff, will be playing another best-of-3 series with Fort Stockton this weekend, with all games at Midland Greenwood High School.
The teams have set Game 1 for 6 p.m. Friday. Game 2 will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, and if a third game is necessary, it will start about 30 minutes after Game 2 ends.
Sweetwater (18-9) is in the area playoffs for the second time in three years after its series-clinching 14-4 win over Pampa.
LUBBOCK â€” One down. No. 11-ranked Fort Stockton up next.
Sweetwater completed a 2-0 sweep Saturday of its best-of-3 bi-district softball series against Pampa with a 14-4, five-inning win at Lubbock Coronado High School. The Lady Mustangs now play Fort Stockton in the area round later this week. Details were not yet known at press time.
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Roscoeâ€™s Lyndi Wilkinson recorded a personal-best time of 1:00.93 Saturday in the girls 400-meter dash at the Region I-2A track meet in Odessa to qualify for the state meet in Austin.
Wilkinson placed fourth in the prelims Friday with a time of 1:01.7, but Saturday she trailed only one runner, Canadianâ€™s Haevyn Risley, who ran a 1:00.15.
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Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team begins the playoffs Friday when the Mustangs play Borger in a best-of-3 bi-district series at Lubbock Monterey High School, according to head coach Roland Herrera. Game 1 is at 6 p.m. Friday, while Game 2 begins Saturday at 2 p.m.
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Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team defeated Pampa, 14-4, on Saturday to win its Class 4A bi-district playoff series held at Lubbock Coronado High School. Sweetwater goes to the area round next to play Fort Stockton this week. Pictured front row from left are Abby Garcia, Naomi Gonzales, Jaya Atkins, Sonora Medellin; second row, Maddie Berry, Morgan Gomez, Annaliese Espinoza; back row, Rebecca Gonzales, Audrey Rule, Lauren Jones, Megan Holsey and Cierra Knox.
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