October 18th, 2013
Mustang Readers â€” members of the Sweetwater Mustang football team that visit local elementary schools in uniform and read to students â€” visited J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center to read to students.
Readers attending were Kendal Ray, Andrew Davis, Michael Lawrence, Jay Lomas, Kelton Ray and Trey Harvey.
Sweetwater sends its volleyball and football teams to Midland Greenwood today in what will be crucial con-tests for both squads.
In both cases, a win gives Sweetwater a major boost toward the postseason while a loss would represent a big setback, especially for the Mustang football team that is looking for its first win in district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity volleyball team will play at Greenwood at 5 p.m. today.
The Lady Mustangsâ€™ top players in Tuesdayâ€™s loss to Monahans are Kensi Chowning, who had four kills plus two digs and two blocks; Mikeilah Foust, who had two kills and two blocks; and Maddie Jones, who had four digs and six kill assists.
Freshmen lost 18-25, 25-23, 21-25
Kills: Brittany Peeples, Davina Walker 6, Kaitlyn Foster 3, Annaliese Espinoza 2, Destiny Renteria 2, Rhylee Meneses 1, Kaitlyn Painter 1.
Digs: Brittany Peeples 24, Annaliese Espi-noza 13, Kaitlyn Foster 13, Rhylee Meneses 11, Davina Walker 9, Natalie Valdez 8, Kaitlyn Painter 4, Destiny Renteria 3.
Assists: Kaitlyn Foster 10, Davina Walker 2.
Aces: Kaitlyn Foster 3, Natalie Valdez 3, Rhylee Meneses 1, Brittany Peeples 1.
Blocks: Davina Walker 1.
Sweetwater records: 22-7 season, 3-3 district.
Junior varsity lost 22-25, 20-25
Today we'll see a high near 71, with cloudy skies and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph. We'll also have a 30% chance of showers, with the possibility of thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
Those rain chances will bump up to 30% before 2 a.m.; otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 42. Winds will be breezy with an east-northeast wind at 10 to 20 mph, becoming northern after midnight.
This weekend, we'll have sunny skies with highs climbing from the low 60s on Saturday to the mid 70s on Sunday. Weekend lows will be in the high 40/low 50s.
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After onesided district-opening defeats â€” by nearly identical scores â€” last week, Sweetwater and Greenwood will have a sense of urgency when they meet on Friday.
Yes, itâ€™s true: the Univer-sity Interscholastic League now allows four of the six teams from District 4-3A into the playoffs. But the Sweetwater-Greenwood loser will drop to 0-2, and be squarely on the outside looking in with just three games left in the season.
Sweetwater has now lost three straight after a 2-1 start, and last weekâ€™s 41-14 loss at Snyder was its first blowout defeat of the year.
Roscoe will go to Ranger this Friday with high hopes of getting on a late-season push to make the playoffs.
After back-to-back losses to Cross Plains and Albany the past two weeks, the Plowboys (2-4 overall and 1-2 in District 7-1A, Div. II) are starting a two-week per-iod in which they appear to have an excellent chance of picking up a pair of wins.
Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team, coming off a crucial road win at Snyder this past Friday, found itself in a big hole against Mona-hans almost from the start here Tuesday and fell to the Lady Loboes â€” the No. 10-ranked team in the state â€” in three games.
Monahans won 25-8, 25-9, 25-13 in Sweetwa-terâ€™s most lopsided defeat in district play as the Lady Mustangs dropped to 2-4 in district play following their win over Snyder.
Roscoe is a member of Texas Midwest Community Network. The organization will host the 20th Annual Texas Midwest Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Abilene Civic Center. The event kicks off a milestone year for the organization with the theme â€śMaking a Difference.â€ť It will be a day of celebrating local leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Mayor Pete Porter and City Administrator Cody Thompson represent Roscoe on the TMCN Council.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, or SEED, is collaborating with Fairmount Minerals and Sweetwater Switching CO. to host the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Groundbreaking Event scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 11 a.m. at the BNSF Logistics Center, located at 900 E. 17th Street.
The event was announced during the SEED board meeting held on Monday morning during the update given by the entity's asst. marketing/admin. director Kirstin Smith.