April 1st, 2014
Eight athletes from Nolan County, along with Highland coach Shea Baucom, today received Class 1A, Division II All-Big Country basketball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
The top All-Big Country honors went to Highlandâ€™ senior post Sierra Allen, who was selected the Class 1A, Division II All-Big Country girls MVP, and Baucom, who is the All-Big Country Coach of the Year. Baucom also won the honor in 2013 from the Reporter-News.
Receiving All-Big Country girls honorable mention were Hannah Allen, Madi-son Moseley and Beth Rich-burg of Highland and Eva Aguayo of Roscoe.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and winds from the north at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the south in the afternoon, and we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m.
Those rain chances will decrease to 10% before 7 p.m. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 64 and southern winds around 15 mph.
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The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors of the class of 2014 an opportunity to apply for the NCBR Annual Scholarship. To students who are planning to continue their educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help with expenses.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board of Directors are announcing that this year's deadline for applying for the annual NCF Golf Classic Scholarship has been set for Friday, May 2, 2014. Each of the four Nolan County high schools has applications available for this year's graduating seniors. A public reception will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club to honor this year's awardees during the second week of May. Exact time will be determined at a later date.
A reception was held at the Pioneer Museum Friday evening for Sweetwater art students in middle school and high school. Their artwork was displayed for the public to enjoy and some of the artists were in attendance.
Pictured left to right are Caleb Reed-sixth grade, Graciela Villarreal-eighth grade, Griselda Villarreal-eighth grade, Tiana Santiago-eighth grade, Jordan Carley-eighth grade, Isabella Petty-seventh grade, Skye Bishop-seventh grade and Jillian Virgen-seventh grade.
The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team travelled to San Antonio on Saturday to perform during halftime of the San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball game.
Many local families travelled to San Antonio to watch the team jump and the crowd went wild with the exciting performance.
Sweetwater Little League held its opening ceremonies on Saturday for all players in the T-Ball (ages 5-6), Farm (7-8), Minor (9-10) and Major League (11-12) divisions.
After the ceremonies, season-opening games in T-Ball and Farm League were played. There are a total of 27 teams this year, in-cluding two in Junior League (ages 13-14).
Find more photos on Page 5 in today's edition.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be breezy and from the west at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 54 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south at 10 to 15 mph.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
Highland teams at district tournament in Baird.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3
Blackwell teams will play at Robert Lee tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls play second leg of District 4-3A tournament at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Golf Course (Wylie host team).
Hoping to pull back into a first-place tie with a bounceback win here Friday, the Sweetwater baseball team suffered another defeat in-stead.
They also had a season-low two hits, both coming on back-to-back singles in the second inning, along with five errors.
Yet the Mustangs, who never led, kept it interesting until the end at Sportsmanâ€™s Park before losing, 4-3, to Wylie in a key District 4-3A game for both teams.
Wylie (4-0) out-hit the Mustangs 7-2, but Sweet-water (2-2) took advantage of its few offensive opportunities to stay within strik-ing distance.