February 20th, 2014

Local sports calendar

February 20, 2014

Sweetwater varsity at Granbury tournament.
Sweetwater varsity will host tournament at Jerry Col-lins Complex.
Sweetwater JV plays at Midland’s Tall City tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Granbury tournament.
Highland vs. Roby (Region II-1A, Division II girls semifinal playoff), 7 p.m., Abilene Christian University.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls host tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.

SHS tourneys to get started at two venues

February 20, 2014

Sweetwater High School is hosting a three-day softball tournament starting today at the Jerry Collins Complex, plus a girls golf tournament at Sweetwater Country Club that will be held Friday and Saturday.
The SHS softball team began their tournament with morning games against Westbrook and Merkel and a game with Lamesa that starts at 2:30 p.m. The 8 a.m. game with Westbrook was a pool game.

SHS lifters host Power Classic meet

February 20, 2014

Sweetwater High School hosted its Mustang Power Classic recently, with 22 teams and over 260 athletes competing in the meet held at the SHS gym.
The Sweetwater boys were ninth out of 19 teams in their division with 11 points and Sweetwater’s girls were third out of 18 teams in their division with 25 points. The top qualifying individual lifters will go to regional meets in March.
For the boys, Jay Lomas was second in the 132-pound class; Austin Marlett was third in the 181-pound class; Colter Reed was fourth in the 123-pound class; and Dylan Jimenez was fourth in the 198-pound class.

SHS girls at Texas Tech meet

February 20, 2014

Sweetwater High School was represented by 10 girls when it opened the 2014 track season at Texas Tech’s indoor meet in Lubbock this past weekend. Individual results follow:
Davina Walker was sixth out of 40 girls in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.72 seconds and 24th out of 113 girls in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.5;
Nisha Williams was 12th out of 40 girls in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.86 seconds and 20th out of 113 girls in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.17;
Abby Garcia was 29th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.9 and also high jumped 4-4;

Thursday's weather in Sweetwater

February 20, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 62. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northwest at 20 to 25 mph, decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 37 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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February 19th

NTE Energy to develop one of the most efficient natural gas fired power plants in ERCOT

February 19, 2014

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – NTE Energy announced today that it plans to develop, own and operate one of the most reliable and clean sources of capacity and energy in ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The Pecan Creek Energy Center, located near Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, will generate enough power to supply approximately 200,000 homes and will represent an investment of over $200 million.

Leadership Sweetwater members tour schools

February 19, 2014

Members of the Leadership Sweetwater class took a tour of local schools including Sweetwater ISD schools and Texas State Technical College. Shown above are members watching a performance by the Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team.

Life Line Screening to be offered at Broadway Baptist Church on Feb. 26

February 19, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Feb. 26, 2014.

Brody Hayes Bailey

February 19, 2014

Brody Hayes Bailey, age 13, of McKinney, Texas passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
He was born on Feb. 23, 2000 in Sweetwater, Texas to Alicia (Middleton) and James David Bailey. Brody was a student at Scoggins Middle School.

Highland’s girls are lone playoff survivor

February 19, 2014

The Highland girls were the only winner among the four playoff basketball teams from Nolan County in action Tuesday. Sierra Allen had 19 points, Beth Richburg 13 and Hannah Allen 12 as the Lady Hornets blew out Cross Plains 62-35 at Jim Ned High School to reach the Region II-1A, Division II tournament for the second straight year under coach Shea Baucom.

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