March 3rd, 2014
Poke G. Johnson, age 90, of Sweetwater, passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Garden of Memories with Rev. Eric Horton officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Although Sweetwater was the host team for the Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic at Sportsmanâ€™s Park, the Mus-tangs werenâ€™t very generous to their opponents.
After opening their three-day event with a 4-0 win over Pampa on Thursday, Sweetwater (7-3) picked up three more wins over the weekend with a reliable combination of great pitching, timely hits and solid defense to finish with a 4-0 Classic record on Saturday.
These 15 Sweetwater High School athletes are competing in regional powerlifting meets this month.
The eight boys are Jay Lomas, Austin Marlett, Nathan Browning, Zach Garcia, Junior Lawhon, Andrew Davis, Cory Mendez and Dylan Jimenez while the seven girls are Dana Hohn, Eliza Delgado, Kristi Ward, Naomi Gonzales, Ziggy Collins, Valerie Zavaleta and Shana Wiltse.
The girls meet was held Saturday in Fort Stockton and the boys meet will be held this Friday in Sundown.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls golf team recently recorded a second-place finish when they played in their annual Sweetwater Golf Classic.
Members of the team were, pictured from left, Corynn Martin, Payton Moore, Alaina Andrews, Alexis Castillo and Kensi Chowning. Martin also placed third and Chowning was fourth among all medalists.
Several Nolan County athletes and cheerleaders will be in the Big Country Chevy Dealers-FCA All-Star Festival in three cities.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 34. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 25 and northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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Note: Sweetwater JV and varsity softball teams idle this week
MONDAY, MARCH 3
Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene Cooper sophomores, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls will play at Comanche tournament.
Blackwell teams will play at Christoval tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Greenwood starting at 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4
Sweetwater varsity boys will play at Seminole tournament.
Sweetwater JV girls will play at Abilene tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
Sweetwater varsity plays at Midland Greenwood tournament.
Highland seniors Beth Richburg and Sierra Allen console each other after the Lady Hornets' basketball season ended Friday with a 53-45 loss to Calvert in the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals at Austin. Highland, which advanced to the state tournament for the second straight year, finishes 28-4. See a story on the game and many more pictures from the tournament in today's Sports section on Pages B1-B3.
AUSTIN â€” The Highland girls basketball team knew what it was up against on Friday when it faced a Calvert squad whose considerable speed and ability to create turnovers with its wall-to-wall defensive pressure compensated for a big size disadvantage against the Lady Hornets.
What Highland could not have expected, however, was the kind of shooting performance delivered by Calvertâ€™s Jaylonn Walker.
Area firefighters were still battling hot spots on Saturday morning near CR 175 in Nolan County after a grass fire began around 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with high winds contributing to the spread of the blaze. The fire is located just above Nolan near the intersection of CR 174 and CR 175.
"As of this morning there is no smoke in the air, but there are still hot spots that crews are finishing," said Matthew Lanier, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist with the Texas A&M Forest Service.