January 22nd, 2014
BIG SPRING â€” An en-couraging 2-1 start in district play for the Sweetwater girls basketball team began with the Lady Mustangsâ€™ stunning 44-40 home win on Jan. 3 over Big Spring in their District 4-3A opener.
But Tuesdayâ€™s rematch at Big Spring saw Sweetwater unable to repeat that magic. Instead, the team suffered its third straight defeat.
Big Spring won big, 54-21, looking like a team that was state-ranked until recently. Sweetwater (2-4, 7-12) was held to 8-of-35 shooting by Big Spring, which improved to 3-3 in district, 16-7 for the season.
Signup time is here for both baseball and softball.
Sweetwater Little League Baseball has its final signup for the 2014 season tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Middle School cafeteria. Persons must bring payment, copies of three proofs of residency and a birth certificate to the signup. For information on prices or to learn more about the signups, call Kelly Andrus at (325) 933-0314.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 59. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 27 and wind chill values between 18 and 23. Winds will be blustery and from the northeast at 15 to 20 mph, increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight and gusts as high as 35 mph.
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All four of Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity high school bas-ketball teams lost to Wylie squads on Friday.
The JV girls (1-4) lost 32-21. Kensi Chowning had five points, Marissa San-chez and Jasmine Reddic four and Abby Garcia, Gab-by Fuentes, Payton Moore and Alaina Andrews two.
The JV boys lost to Wylie 55-25 as their district rec-ord dropped to 1-2. Desh-aun Williams led the team with eight points while Den-zell Moore had six, Hardy Escobar five, Michael Law-rence four and Mark Law-rence two.
Pictured here are the members of the 2013-14 Sweetwater High School freshman girls basketball team.
Standing from left, Stephanie Castillo, Lauren Jones, Kaitlyn Foster, Sonya Sanchez, coach Jessica Withrow; and kneeling, Allison Langford, Jennifer Medellin, Davina Walker and Danielle Vega.
The winner of tonightâ€™s Sweetwater vs. Big Spring basketball games â€” both of which will be in Big Spring â€” has a chance to break out of a three-team deadlock for third place in District 4-3A.
Tipoff begins at 6:15 p.m. with the girls game, where Sweetwater and Big Spring are both 2-3 in district. And the boys contest between Sweetwater and Big Spring at 7:30 p.m. pits teams that are 1-2 in district play.
On the girls side, Sweet-water and Big Spring are tied with Snyder, which plays at Wylie (5-0) tonight.
Lone Star Ag Credit and Texas Land Bank officially have merged, effective Jan. 1, 2014.Â Stockholders of both rural financing institutions approved the merger by vote in late 2013.
â€˘ The combined lending association will be called Lone Star Ag Credit and will be headquartered in Fort Worth.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
Most people never wonder, let alone ask out loud, why local school board members are willing to give so much of their time and energy to their community.
Seventy-one Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the third six weeks, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the third six seeks were John Clift (9th Grade), Ashleigh Jimenez (10th Grade), Jasmine Reddic (11th Grade) and Ashley Johns (12thGrade). Other students making the A-Honor Roll were: