February 12th, 2013
The 2013 softball season officially starts today for Sweetwater High School as its varsity and JV will host Colorado City at 4:30 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater is coming off a season where it made the playoffs for the first time since 1997. The basketball playoffs will delay the start of the season for a few players. Tony Heredia will make his Sweetwater coaching debut today, though he was also the head coach for three seasons at Sweetwater from 2002-04.
Sweetwater High School sent both of its golf teams to a tournament in Big Spring â€” at least the girls did â€” this past weekend.
Amy Witt (80), Corynn Martin (107-105-212), Kala Wofford (108-105-213), Sierra Hernandez (108-114-222) and Angelica Collier (123) competed for the girls, who shot 409-457-866 to finish in fifth place.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls and boys powerlifters placed first and fourth, re-spectively, in team compe-tition at Clydeâ€™s meet this past Thursday.
Both teams will host the annual Arlon Barnes Classic this Thursday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s individuals who placed at Clydeâ€™s meet are listed below:
Sweetwater girls (1st place):
Alexis Thompson â€” 1st in 114-pound class (495)
Valeria Zavaleta â€” 1st in 123-pound class (515)
Mikki Reschman â€” 1st in 148-pound class (670)
Dana Hohn â€” 1st in 165-pound class (730)
Nay Gonzales â€” 1st in 220-pound class (590)
Ezzy Mermella â€” 2nd in 181-pound class (565)
Held Feb. 7
Crystal Luna â€” 2nd in 123-pound class (510)
Held Feb. 9
Zack Longoria â€” 2nd in 148-pound class (885)
Jose Rangel â€” 2nd in 165-pound class (1,190)
Landon Jones â€“ 2nd in 181-pound class (1,185)
Expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning before noon, with a slight chance of showers later on. We'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 46 with south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Later in the morning, winds will become northwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 32. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, becoming west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
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The Sweetwater High School girls basketball team was all smiles after Fridayâ€™s 44-43 win over Big Spring that advanced the Lady Mustangs to the playoffs. Pictured from left are, back row, cheerleaders Allison Winslett and Lexie Stewart, Abby McPherson, Shelby Cason, Shaneese Brown, head coach Al Miller, Janell Walker, Suede Shirley, Elise Lawrence assistant coach Amy Clark, Kathleen Campbell; and front row, cheerleaders Caroline Lawrence and Megan Carney, Taylor McPherson, Hayley Brownlow, Kayla Chowning, Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson and Maddie Jones.
Itâ€™s playoff season.
Nolan County is being represented by three girls basketball teams this year, and Roscoe will get things started today.
The Plowgirls (18-11) face Sterling City (16-11) in a Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff at 6:30 p.m. at Winters.
Roscoe is one of two Nolan County teams â€” Highland being the other â€” to advance from District 13-A, Division II.
The Roscoe Collegiate girls basketball team will face Sterling City in a Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff matchup at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Winters.
The members of this yearâ€™s team, pictured from left, are Stina Tomlin, Mirian Solis, Kendall Moses, Shelby Brown, Faith Boren, Carolina Perez, Torrey Willman, Eva Aguayo and Whitney Williams.
Kelly Jo Sexton serves as Roscoeâ€™s head coach with Jonathan McClure and Shella Arnwine the assistant coaches.
Roscoe qualified for the playoffs as the District 13-A, Division II runnerup with a 7-3 record and has an overall season record of 18-11.
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon. The hospital announced that the event is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and run through 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, at the hospitalâ€™s Cardiac Rehab Center.
As cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, RPMH continues to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases through community events such as the walkathon.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Crane Service Inc. have installed Sweetwater's new welcome signs on Interstate 20 at the east and west main exits. Installation began on Thursday, as Crane Services put the blades into place. Creative Graphic Solutions will be creating the blade wrap that will say, "Welcome to Sweetwater â€” Wind energy capital of North America."