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April 24th, 2015

Mustangs, Steers play in H’leigh

April 25, 2015

Saturday’s key district baseball game between Sweetwater and Big Spring had two changes Friday. The 2-4A contest originally was set for 2 p.m. at Sweetwater’s Sportsman’s Park, but was moved to Hermleigh with a 5 p.m. start time.
Friday’s changes were announced well after the Reporter had gone to press earlier in the day. A game story will appear in Monday’s paper.

Weekly sports calendar

April 25, 2015

Subject to change
MONDAY, APRIL20
Baseball
Sweetwater JV White vs. Abilene High JV, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL21
Baseball
Sweetwater JV Red will host Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 1
Track
Sweetwater varsity boys and girls qualifiers will be competing at the Region I-4A meet at Texas Tech University’s Fuller Track in Lubbock.
Roscoe varsity boys and girls qualifiers will be competing at the Region I-2A meet held at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.

SW sending 6 to region

April 25, 2015

CANYON — Sweetwater qualified six track athletes Friday for the Region I-4A meet after they earned top-four finishes at West Texas A&M University.
Isaiah McGee leaped a personal best 22-0 1/2 on Friday to win the boys long jump and also qualified as a runner on the 1600 relay, which was fourth (3:30.9). Also on the relay were Michael Lawrence, Mark Lawrence and Deshaun Williams. Williams also qualified with a third-place leap of 6-2 in the high jump and he scored points in three other events for Sweetwater.

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Highland wins 5 events

April 25, 2015

Highland won five events at its District 11-1A/12-1A area track meet Thursday while qualifying 12 athletes for regional competition this week in San Angelo.
Here are the athletes who qualified for regionals:

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Roscoe, Blackwell athletes advance

April 25, 2015

Three athletes each from Roscoe and Blackwell will be advancing to this week’s regional track meets after qualifying with top-four finishes at their area meets.
Lyndi Wilkinson had a second-place finish for the Roscoe girls in the 400 dash (1:02.74) to punch her ticket and for the Roscoe boys, Max Nemir placed third in the 300 hurdles (41.28) and Kevin Lavalais was fourth in the 200 dash (23.50).

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National Paper Clover Campaign continues support of Nolan County 4-H youth

April 25, 2015

The National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

Strat Aero considering Sweetwater for expansion

April 25, 2015

he use of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, more commonly known as drones, is exploding across the globe.
One company in the field, Strat Aero, has pioneered what is quickly becoming the cutting edge of aeronautics — including the use of UAVs, training UAV pilots, and creating software designed to work onboard UAVs which reports back their findings.

Bicycle Safety Rodeo set for Thursday

April 25, 2015

A Bicycle Safety Rodeo will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 in the south east parking lot at the corner of 4th and Elm.
Free helmets will be given as well as a chance to win a bike. Participants are asked to bring their own bicycle as they will not be provided in order for participation.

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Melinda Torres story shared for National Minority Health Month

April 25, 2015

April is National Minority Health Month. This month, the story of the late Melinda Torres, a resident of Sweetwater, was shared on the Facebook page for "Delete Blood Cancer."
The organization began in 1990, when Peter Harf and his daughters went door-to-door in an effort to find a donor match for his wife and their mother, Mechtild Harf. Although Mechtild lost her battle, the Harfs started a bone marrow donor center in her honor that has since grown to be the world’s largest, with branches in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain.

Cumbie to compete at international DECA conference

April 25, 2015

This weekend will be the culmination of three years’ work for Sweetwater High School (SHS) senior Blake Cumbie, as he heads to Orlando, Florida to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from April 25 through 28.
Unlike extracurricular programs, DECA is co-curricular, which makes the program a vital part of classroom instruction. The class teaches real-life skills in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship, where students can then participate in over 100 competitions.

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