March 18th, 2013
MONDAY, MARCH 18
Sweetwater JV at Midland Greenwood (district opener), 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
Sweetwater varsity hosts Midland Greenwood (district opener), 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Sweetwater JV and varsi-ty girls will play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Maverick Relays in Eastland.
Sweetwater middle school teams are at Badger Relays, Merkel.
A flag honoring the 2012 Sweetwater softball team for making the playoffs was unveiled in a brief pre-game ceremony on Friday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Then it was the 2013 Lady Mustangsâ€™ turn to make a impression, and they were up to the challenge in their District 4-3A opener against Snyder.
After falling behind 2-0, Sweetwater sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the second inning against three pitchers and scored 10 runs to take a commanding 10-2 lead. After that, it was just a matter of bringing it home as the Lady Mustangs held on for an 11-8 victory.
After a lackluster effort one day earlier at Lubbock Estacado, the Sweetwater baseball team got back into the win column at home Friday when it faced former district rival Brownwood.
The Mustangs got an ex-cellent pitching effort from sophomore J.P. Poe in their final non-district game in beating the Lions, 5-3, at Newman Park. They also overcame a shaky defensive outing as they had six errors in the contest.
AT COLORADO CITY RELAYS MEET:
7TH GRADE BOYS
112 points â€” 1st place
3200 relay â€” 1st (10:55.82 â€” Tristan Longoria, Kurt Wetsel, Ky Hoover, Daniel Avila)
400 relay â€” 1st (50.61 â€” Trenton Hicks, Isak Alvarez, Kobe Clark, Michael Green)
Sprint medley relay â€” 2nd (2:10.34 â€” Kiante McCoy, Mason Maxwell, Jose Solis, Andrew Melendez)
800 relay â€” 1st (1:49.88 â€” Hicks, Chris Thompson, Alvarez, Green)
Distance medley relay â€” 1st (4:56.41 â€” McCoy, Clark, Melendez, Colt Bewley)
1600 relay â€” 2nd (4:17.77 â€” Hicks, Thompson, Avila, Green)
Shot put â€”Taylor Turney 4th
8TH GRADE BOYS
Seriously...who isnâ€™t a fan of breakfast for supper? If youâ€™re in the mood for the morning meal in the evening, you wonâ€™t have to wait too long.
On Saturday, March 23, the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake supper fundraiser. The event will be held at the Nolan/Divide Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
There is no set cost for the meal, as donations will be accepted. All of the items used during the pancake supper will be donated by Dewayne Morgan, and 100% of the funds raised from the dinner will be used for the construction of a new fire station.
Various ordinances were discussed at the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday. Many of the matters that have been and continue to be discussed are the result of the city making preparations for the anticipated activity from the Cline Shale oil development.
The second and final reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 19 of the cityâ€™s Code of Ordinances â€” entitled â€śMotor Vehicles and Trafficâ€ť â€” was approved, which prohibits the parking of recreational vehicles (RVs) in public streets, as well as other commercial and recreational equipment.
While no action was taken during Tuesday's city commission meeting, discussion was held on the criteria for a proposed RV (recreational vehicle) park ordinance.
A third rendition of the ordinance draft was discussed, which defines what classifies as an RV park, what an RV is and what amenities must be placed inside an RV park. Various other specifications were also noted, including individual utilities and hook-ups per vehicle.
First Baptist Church of Sweetwater recently held their Church Bible Drill during a prayer meeting.Â Brooklynn Petty (left), sixth grader, scored perfect and Justynne Petty (right), third grader, scored good.Â Both are daughters of Rolan and Leigh Petty of Sweetwater.Â They will advance to Network Bible Drill on Sunday March 24.Â Their leader is Natile Woodrow (center).
Over the course of Spring Break this past week, the elementary campuses of Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) received security upgrades, which will give parents and visitors a convenient way of requesting entry into the four schools.
The newly-installed security systems will now lock the front entrance doors of J.P. Cowen, Southeast, East Ridge and Sweetwater Intermediate schools. According to SISD administration, Sweetwater is the first school district within Region 14 to install a security system of this magnitude.
Sweetwater is one of 43 communities featured in the 2013 Texas Midwest Guide. The 18th edition of the annual publication is now in circulation in print as well as available as a free app from Amazon, Apple and Google app stores and online at www.texasmidwestguide.org. Printed copies are available at the chamber of commerce office.