May 14th, 2013
REGION I-3A QUARTERFINAL
Lubbock Christian Universityâs Hays Field, Lubbock
Sweetwater 19-14; Andrews 21-15
Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday (Sweetwater designated as the home team)
Game 2: 2 p.m. Satur-day (Andrews designated as the home team)
Game 3: 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 2, if necessary (coin flip will be used to decide home team)
Sweetwater was No. 2 seed in District 4-3A de-spite being co-champion with Wylie; Andrews was the second-place team in District 2-3A.
How they got here:
Sweetwaterâs 8-6 victory over Pampa on Saturday at Lubbock Christian Univer-sity marked a new milestone for the baseball program, and matched another.
The win completed a two-game sweep for the Mustangs (19-14) in the teamsâ best-of-3 area playoff, and advanced them to the regional quarterfinals for only the third time since the program was resumed back in 1988 following a 23-year absence.
This yearâs team, however, is the first to ever win more than one playoff series.
When you make it to state for the first time in school history, itâs a big deal, even if the trip doesnât end on a happy note. So while their dream of a state champion-ship was ended by Saltillo in the semifinals, it was still a very good year for the High-land girls basketball team.
Under the guidance of head coach Shea Baucom, the Lady Hornets went 31-5 in becoming the first Nolan County basketball team in four years to go to Austin.
Their journey was the top Nolan County sports story of the 2012-13 school year.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. We'll also have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will last throughout the nighttime hours.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight with a low around 64. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 25 mph.
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More than 50 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are affected by arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the United States. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) aims to help the community understand more about arthritis with a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on May 15.
The Lunch and Learn Seminar is a free program presented by Dr. Mark Seibel, an orthopedic surgeon at RPMH. Using his expansive knowledge and medical expertise, Dr. Seibel will explain the basics of arthritis and its impact on people with the disorder.
Members of the Sweetwater baseball team gather to hold up their trophy following an 8-6 win over Pampa on Saturday that clinched the area championship.
The Mustangs play Andrews later this week in the Region I-3A quarterfinals. For a complete story on the game, see the Sports section of our website or page 10 of today's edition.
City and school elections were held on Saturday, as voters headed to the polls in several communities throughout the Big Country.
With a total of 205 votes, Greg Wortham will continue to serve as the Mayor of Sweetwater. Wortham garnered 174 votes, while his opponent Frankie SoRelle obtained 31 votes.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Larry May received 61 votes, while Precinct 3 Commissioner Ricky Castro obtained 19 votes. Both men will continue to serve on the Sweetwater City Commission as a result.
Third graders from East Ridge Elementary School visited Sweetwater Intermediate School on Monday morning to get a tour of the school they will be attending next year and see what fourth grade life is like.
The third graders also received a special treat from SIS fifth graders who performed songs from their rendition of âAladdin.â
Funeral services for Kenneth "K.C." Norman, 71, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Norman died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
One person was killed and one injured in a one vehicle All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash on Sunday evening in Scurry County. This crash occurred at 7:59 p.m. on Mountain View Drive, one mile north of Tobosa Drive and four miles south of Snyder.
Lance Davis, 12 years of age from Snyder was the driver of the ATV.Â Davis was taken to Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder with leg injuries.
Jaret Scott Graham, 14 years of age from Snyder was a passenger on the ATV.Â Graham was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Boyd at 8:54 p.m.Â The body was taken to Combest Family Funeral Home in Lubbock.