March 12th, 2013
Ending a losing streak is always a good thing.
And thatâ€™s especially true when you do it in the way Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team did here Monday.
Losers of six straight, the Mustangs found themselves staring at a 6-0 deficit when they came to bat in the bot-tom of the sixth inning in their game with Andrews.
But Sweetwater came up with five runs in their half of the frame, then scored the winning runs in the bottom of the seventh on a single and four walks â€” the last coming with the bases loa-ded â€” to win 7-6.
Thanks to a second-place finish in the 148-pound weight class, Donald Baker is advancing to Abilene where he will represent the Sweetwater boys at the state powerlifting meet later this month.
Bakerâ€™s total lift in the three categories â€” squat, bench press and dead lift â€” at the regional meet held Saturday at Sundown High School was 1,085 pounds.
Baker, a senior, will be making his first appear-ance at the state meet.
Expect sunny skies and a high near 65 today, with winds from the west at 15 mph, becoming northern winds in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 41. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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Sweetwater Jaycees measured each longest snake contest entry at the 55th Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up. Shown measuring one of Eric Timaeusâ€™ snakes are Jasen Wells, David Sager, Scott Cagle, Riley Sayers, Danny Williams and Jaycees President Heath Cornutt.
Thousands attended the 55th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 2,361 pounds, an increase from last year's total of 1,664 pounds. Those bringing in the most pounds of rattlesnake were first place Andy Lee with 382 pounds, second place Herbert Hoover with 223 pounds, third place the Cliffseekers with 221 pounds, fourth place Bill Stinson with 136 pounds and fifth place Eric Timaeus with 216 pounds. The longest rattlesnake was caught by Daryl and Kathleen McIntire and measured 78 inches long.
Graveside services for Gerald Liston, 72, of Sweetwater, will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Liston died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Sweetwater.
Funeral services for Clifford E. Hilley, 72, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hilley died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born May 20, 1940 in Visalia, Calif. He married Sandra Kay Norton on Nov. 24, 1975, in Lovington, N.M.
Funeral services for Rev. Orvel E. Brantley, 89, of Abilene and formerly of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Cox and Rev. Keith Clifton officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Brantley died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Funeral services for Mary L. Kirk, 88, of Sweetwater, will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 1013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
Kirk died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater sought a win at home against Andrews at noon today after playing â€” and losing â€” all four games at the Abilene ISD baseball tournament that ended on Saturday.