January 6th, 2014
Blackwell, led by Matthew Lowryâ€™s 24 points, is 3-0 in District 14-A, Division II boys action after defeating Robert Lee 48-24 Friday. The Hornets are 9-2 for the season.
Mason Magness had 14 points while Ted Chambliss had six and Ethan Andrews and Jayden Jones two. The Hornets beat Robert Lee 53-41 in the JV boys game.
Blackwellâ€™s girls lost their game 48-22, falling to 1-4 in District 14-A, Division II and 3-6 overall. Robert Lee (3-2, 7-4) led 17-6, 27-13 and 38-14 at the quarter breaks.
Today will be sunny and cold, with a high near 30--although wind chill values will be between 9 and 19. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 17 and wind chill values between 6 and 11. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph.
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MONDAY, JAN. 6
Roscoe junior high teams host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 7
Sweetwater boys host San Angelo Lake View â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater girls at Greenwood â€” JV and freshmen at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Westbrook at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland JV and varsity girls play at Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys at Paint Creek starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Bronte starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 9
COAHOMA â€” After leading by just one point at halftime, the still-undefeated Sweetwater boys basketball team caught fire over the final two periods en route to a 47-30 non-district win over Coahoma on Tuesday.
Sweetwater, now 10-0, led just 17-16 until out-scoring Coahoma 30-14 over the final two periods in the teamâ€™s first game of 2014.
The following Sweetwa-ter football and volleyball athletes earned academic all-state honors by the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas Girls Coaches Association, respectively. All of them are seniors:
James Clift, First Team
Kaleb Hoover, First Team
Steven Le, First Team
Daven Alvarez, Second Team
Dylan Bennett, Second Team
Johnathan Browning, Second Team
Stephen May, Second Team
Kevin Thompson, Second Team
Quentin Wetsel, Second Team
Colton Belew, Honorable Mention
Jay Lomas, Honorable Mention
Austin Marlett, Honorable Mention
A supposedly-rebuilding Sweetwater girls basketball team got District 4-3A play off to a great start here on Tuesday, upsetting 16th-ranked Big Spring 44-40 at Mustang Gym.
Sweetwater (6-8) trailed 10-9 after the opening quar-ter against the Lady Steers, but led by three (23-20) at halftime and was in control most of the way from then on, trailing only once in the final two periods.
The Lady Mustangs, who were also playing their first game of 2014, enjoyed two seven-point leads and wea-thered three Big Spring ral-lies in the second half.
Two people were killed in a car crash four miles outside of Sweetwater Friday night.
Around 10:30 p.m., a truck hauling cattle was driving north on Highway 70. After coming down a large hill, Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden says the driver missed the curve at the bottom of the hill. The truck went off the roadway to the east, through a guardrail and overturned, DPS says.
Broadway Baptist Church
As the new year is upon us, I pray that you realize and remember that God is with us, God is for us, and God is watching over us. Keep in mind that as His child, if He had a refrigerator your picture would be on it. May He make His face to shine on you, and show Himself strong on your behalf throughout 2014.
I KNOW WHO I AM.
I am Godâ€™s child. (John 1:12)
I am Christâ€™s friend. (John 15:15)
I am united with the Lord. (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price. (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
On Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office received a report of a theft that occurred at a Snelson Companies, Inc. construction site located on county road 126 (Stink Creek Road) in Sweetwater. It was reported that sometime between Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 5 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at 7:30 a.m. an unknown person(s) entered the site and took a portable Sullair 185CFM DPQ-JD air compressor valued at approximately $6,000. The unit was being leased by Snelson from Abilene Rental Center, Inc.
Sweetwater meeting slated for Jan. 17
AUSTIN â€“Â The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing an amendment to the Parks and Wildlife Code that would make it illegal to use noxious or toxic substances to disturb or collect nongame wildlife as well as prohibiting the possession of nongame wildlife collected using these substances.
The technique, often used to collect rattlesnakes, is commonly referred to as â€śgassing.â€ť Persons engaged in structural or agricultural pest control activities would be exempted from the rule.