April 17th, 2013
MONAHANS â€” For the first time since 2004, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team is in the Class 3A playoffs.
But wait, thereâ€™s more.
After Tuesdayâ€™s 10-5 win at Monahans â€” coupled with Snyderâ€™s 7-4 victory over Wylie â€” the Mustangs find themselves all alone atop District 4-3A.
But it took a late rally for Sweetwater (7-1) to defeat Monahans, which had taken a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth and was just three outs from an upset victory.
subject to change
Blackwell will host area meet (Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers will be at this meet) starting at 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Sweetwater qualifiers will be competing at area meet in Pecos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwater JV will host Abilene Wylie, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Wylie at 1 and 3 p.m., respectively.
MONAHANS â€” Sweet-waterâ€™s softball team came into Monahans on Friday having clinched a playoff berth, but still with a chance to claim at least a share of the District 4-3A title.
And after rallying from an early four-run deficit to tie the game at 4-4, the Lady Mustangsâ€™ dream was still alive. But missed opportunities to take the lead led to a disappointing finish, as Monahans scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a walk-off single to claim a 5-4 victory.
Here are results from the Sweetwater Middle School tennis tournament:
Draw A girls doubles
Gisela Solano and Serena Flores won their first match before losing to the eventual tournament runnerup.
Draw A boys singles
Blake Armstrong was eliminated in the semifinals of the consolation bracket; Ty Casto reached the semifinals of the winners bracket before losing to the eventual tournament champion.
Draw B boys singles
Josh Browning lost his first match, but won his next three to take the consolation medal.
Draw A girls singles
DISTRICT 4-3A BASEBALL
Big Spring 4-4
Sweetwater 10, Monahans 5; Greenwood 5, Big Spring 2; Snyder 7, Wylie 4.
Big Spring 4-5
Monahans 5, Sweetwater 4; Greenwood 2, Big Spring 1; Snyder 11, Wylie 2.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued four citations and made four arrests on April 15, 2013.
The SPD received 49, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Prowler â€” 200 block of W. Texas.
â€¢ Shots fired â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Theft â€” 600 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€” 200 block of Cedar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jessie Tollison, Jr., 35 â€”Â Possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€¢ George Gonzales, 61 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Bobby Williamson, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Aime Galindo, 29 â€”Â Robbery/possession of marijuana.
A fire consumed a home on Adrian Road, just south of Interstate 20 in Nolan County on Monday afternoon, as firefighters tried to extinguish the blaze. According to authorities, the home was a total loss. A lack of manpower and water was a contributing factor to the loss. Assisting with the fire were the Sweetwater fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department, Merkel Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and the Nolan County Sheriff's Office.
At the April meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, approval was given toward the first reading of three ordinances that are slated for adoption.
The first ordinance amends Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances entitled "Licenses and Business Regulations", which deals with RV (recreational vehicle) parks and their equal development.
Legislative issues in Austin were recently being addressed by Sweetwater-friendly supporters. Shown from left to right are Rick Rhodes, Deputy Director for the Texas Department of Agriculture and former Mayor of Sweetwater; Ken Becker, Executive Director for the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED); and Mike Reeser, Texas State Technical College (TSTC) System Chancellor and former TSTC West Texas President.
The quarterly Cline Shale Alliance luncheon was held on Friday at the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College, as a full house gathered to learn more about the oil exploration and development.
The keynote speaker of the event was Ronald Wade, President and CEO of Trail Ridge Exploration and Production LLC.
The Grapevine-based company is working on the eastern side of Scurry County, though they are currently still in the exploratory phase. However, the presentation examined other oil plays while looking toward the Cline Shale.