February 28th, 2013
The Sweetwater softball team picked up its fifth con-secutive win in dramatic fashion here Tuesday.
The Lady Mustangs, who one point trailed 9-2, staged a huge comeback at Jerry Collins Complex as they de-feated Graham, 12-11.
Sweetwater, now 9-5, got its latest win with a six-run sixth inning and a four-run seventh. Maty Montgomery delivered the game-winning hit, which scored Megan Holsey and Abby Garcia.
These nine Sweetwater High School girls powerlifters will go to Fort Stockton to compete in the Region I meet on Saturday.
From left are, kneeling, Nay Gonzales (220-pound class), Mikki Reschman (148-pound class), Valeria Zavaleta (123-pound class), Alexis Thompson (114-pound class), Kristi Ward (165-pound class); standing, Ziggy Collins (198-pound class), Ashley Lara (198-pound class), Dana Hohn (165-pound class) and Ezzy Mermella (181-pound class).
The Sweetwater boys golf team shot 338 and 333 for a 671 total to place ninth out of 16 schools competing in a Region 1-3A preview tourn-ament in Lubbock held this past weekend.
Andrews won the event while Big Spring, Abilene Wylie, Lampasas, Sny-der, Levelland, Seminole, Borger, Sweetwater and Graham completed the top 10 teams.
Individually for Sweet-water, Alex Castillo shot 85-76-161; Mason Andrews shot 82-80-162; Michael Hunt shot 90-82-172; Mich-ael Hazard shot 81-95-176; and Mark Lawrence shot 107-110-217. The girls have their 1-3A preview starting Friday in Lubbock.
Sweetwater Little League tryouts will start today for those in Farm League (ages 7-8), Minor League (9-10) and Major League (11-12).
The tryouts will be held at the respective fields from 6-8 p.m. Each league will try out on their own field.
The Major League field is located along County Road 419, also known as the cotton oil mill road, while both the Minor League field and the Farm League field are located just east of the Nolan County Coliseum stock barns.
The alternate date for try-outs is Saturday, March 2. Tryouts that day will be at the Minor and Farm fields only.
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 55. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 34 and west-northwestern winds around 5 mph. In the evening, the winds will shift to the southeast.
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Cooking nutritious â€” and delicious â€” meatless meals for Lent has never been easier. These recipes start with Alaska Seafood, which is additive-free, lean, and full of healthful vitamins, minerals, nutrients and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
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Warm Halibut Potato Salad
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
1 pound small white or red new potatoes
4 Alaska halibut fillets (4 to 6 ounces each), fresh, thawed or frozen
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pepper, to taste
Julie Cypert's Grand Central Station Lab at Sweetwater Middle School was awarded the Spirit of GCS Award for the 2012-2013 school year from the Center for Learning and Development in Waco, TX.
Sweetwater High School graduate Robert Reyes made a visit back to the area to offer a presentation recently at the local Rotary Club meeting.
Reyes, a 1994 graduate of SHS, is also a graduate of Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently employed as an engineer with Halliburton in the Permian Basin, having many of his written works regarding his field published.
Ward D. Hayes was recently elected as Chair for Hendrick Medical Centerâ€™s Board of Trustees. Hayes is the senior pastor for Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
As Chair, Hayes will preside over Board meetings, guide and direct the governance process, serve as the Boardâ€™s central point of official communication with the hospitalâ€™s CEO and represent the Board at hospital and community functions.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 25, 2013.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€¢ 800 block of E. Arizona.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 100 block of W. Arizona.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male juvenile, 14 â€” Officer in command.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Feb. 25, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Patrick Joe Miller, 26, of Longview â€” Warrant/criminal mischief.
Calls for service: