November 16th, 2011
HAWLEY â€” The Sweet-water boys basketball team had victory in its grasp, taking a 42-41 lead at Hawley with 14.5 seconds left on Tuesday. But the Bearcats came back to claim a 43-42 win on a last-second shot.
Kaleb Hoover scored 27 points for Sweetwater, the last two giving the Mustangs a one-point lead with 14.5 left, but Hawleyâ€™s Keagan Fernandez came back to swish the winning basket with five seconds left and spoil Sweetwaterâ€™s opener.
BRECKENRIDGE â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team, after winning its first two games at home, went on the road for the first time Tuesday and improved to 3-0 this season with a 51-22 victory over Breckenridge.
Kendra Crosson had 20 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Lady Mustangs, while Sweetwaterâ€™s defense had its best game yet as it held Breckenridge to single digits in all four quarters.
Sweetwater â€” which gets a tough road test this Friday at Class 5A Abilene High â€” led 13-2, 23-11 and 32-15 at the breaks and outscored Breckenridge 19-7 over the final eight minutes.
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team got its first win of the season Tuesday, and it came at the expense of ano-ther Nolan County squad.
The Plowgirls (1-1) used dominant second and third quarters to come away with a 58-21 win at Blackwell.
Roscoe led just 8-6 after one quarter, but exploded for 27 second-quarter points in building a 35-11 advantage. The Plowgirls then outscored Blackwell 19-2 in the third period to open up a commanding 54-13 lead over their hosts and coasted from there to the victory.
HIGHLAND â€” Highlandâ€™s basketball teams pulled off a sweep against Robert Lee Tuesday as the boys won their opener, 42-39, and the girls (2-1) prevailed 39-31.
Ron Covington scored 17 points, Kaden Nachlinger nine, Ethan Wilson six, Shelby Howard five, Lara-mie Thompson four and Brandon Steven one for the boys while in the girls game, Kara Hughey had 14 points, Sierra Allen 11, Beth Rich-burg five, Schyler Kimbrell four, Lora Stewart three and Megan Thompson two. Both teams play at Guthrie this Friday.
HAWLEY â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity boys basket-ball team easily defeated the Hawley JV boys, 50-11, to begin their season Tuesday.
Trey Taylor had 20 points to pace the Mustangs, who led 15-4 after one quarter, 27-6 at halftime and 38-7 after three periods en route to the victory.
Dylan Bennett had eight points and Brandon Howell, Isaiah McGee and Duanta Williams four, Mike McCoy three, Deandre Gatson, Marquees Jenkins and Rhett Torres two and Quen-tin Wetsel one.
The Roscoe Collegiate High School Spanish Club will host a warball tourna-ment this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the RCHS gym. The price per team is $30. Each team will consist of six players with a maximum of two substitutes (6-8 players allowed).
After five hours of deliberations, around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, a jury found Aubrey Phillip Childers not guilty of sexual assault in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
The final day of the trial began with closing and final arguments starting around 9:30 a.m. Presiding judge Glen Harrison gave the charge to the court of sexual assault to the jury, which was made up of nine women and three men. Mr. Childers had been indicted on a male-on-male sexual assault that occurred around the southwest part of Sweetwater on or around August 15, 2010.
The standing room only crowd at the Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, city commission meeting brought several Tenaska opposers in regards to an agenda item in which city commissioners were to consider potential water supply agreements. The agenda item stated that city commission was to consider potential water supply agreements.
After a closed Executive Session meeting ended and the commissioners came back into regular session, citizens were informed of the decision that there would be "no action at this time."
The fifth day of the trial against Aubrey Phillip Childers continued on Monday, November 14, 2011. Mr. Childers is on trial from an allegation and indictment of a male-on-male sexual assault that occurred on or around August 15, 2010 around the southwest part of Sweetwater.
The nine-woman, three-man jury heard a slew of testimony from the defense throughout the entire day, including testimony from Mr. Childers himself, leading up to the time when the defense rested their case around 4:20 p.m.
This yearâ€™s Future Sweetwater class visited many city entities on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, including attendance at a city commission meeting. Shown are Future Sweetwater members learning about the Sweetwater Police Department from Chief of Police Jim Kelley, Patrolman Jeremy Bohall and Detective Lance Richburg.