June 24th, 2013
The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 45th reunion and will alsoÂ hostÂ the 2013 All-Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the WASP Museum at the old Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. There will also be an allÂ classesÂ reception on Friday night at the Texas Theater, a golf tournament at the Sweetwater County Club on Saturday morning andÂ Sunday morning church services at Newman ParkÂ according to Marilyn Kuss, reunion coordinator.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Simona Castro, 96, of Abilene, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A Rosary will be said by Lupe Medellin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Castro died Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Abilene.
She was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Fredricksburg, Texas. She married Cipriano Castro on Jan. 5, 1933 in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater will have four Little League all-star baseball teams competing in District 5 tournaments that begin today and continue through July 5.
Sweetwaterâs 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars are Harrison Foster, Logan Cornutt, Hector Medina, Cooper Hrbacek, Ricky Dela-paz, Jacob Roden, Jonathan Gallegos, Ector Martinez Jr., Braxton Gomez, Ethan Cortez, Skyler Painter and Jacob Cantu. Rodney Foster will serve as manager of the team with Ray Cornutt and Andrew Medina serving as assistant coaches.
Shown are some of the students who attended Mustang Baseball Camps last week at Sportsmanâs Park which were open to all students entering grades 1-9.
This yearâs camps were led by Sweetwater High School baseball coaches Roland Herrera, Tony Cortez and Chad Copeland.
All of the students were taught baseball fundamentals and had pictures taken on the final day of the camp with their T-shirts. Herrera, Cortez and Copeland are pictured on the back row. The student campers who attended this year included the following:
Sweetwater, led by pitcher James Clift, had nine players earn All-Big Country baseball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Clift was one of 10 pitch-ers on the All-Big Country team, which included five starters and five, including Clift, in the âbullpen.â
Led by Kelsi Crosson, who was named to the team as a reserve outfielder, a total of five Sweetwater players received All-Big Country softball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Crosson, a four-sport athlete who will play volleyball next year at Cisco Junior College, was named one of three reserve outfielders after batting .444 with 10 doubles and three home runs for the Lady Mustangs, who won their first playoff game in school history this season after finishing as District 4-3A runnerup. She also had 28 RBIs, scored 27 runs and stole 11 bases.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 76 and southern winds around 15 to 20 mph.
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The latest edition of Dave Campbellâs Texas Football magazine not only spotlights a handful of area high school players but also ranks one Nolan County school in its preseason Top 10 poll.
Sweetwater quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey â who threw for 2,089 yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore â and Blackwell running back Jayden Jones â who ran for 1,910 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior â have been chosen by the magazine as the preseason Offensive MVPs in District 4-3A and District 8, Division II Six-Man, respectively.
These students attended Roscoe Collegiate High Schoolâs Plowboy Football camp held at Roscoeâs field for incoming grades 2-9.
These students attended Roscoe Collegiate High Schoolâs elementary basketball camp at Roscoeâs gym for incoming grades 1-5.