October 24th, 2012
Everett Barnes, born August 28, 1937, in Center, TX, passed away into his heavenly home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
He grew up in Sweetwater and graduated from Texas Tech as an industrial engineer. He married the love of his life, Jacqueline Wicks on March 29, 1970, in Garden Grove, Calif.
Preceded him in death were his father, Chester Barnes; and his mother, Georgia (Jones) Barnes.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
Sweetwater runners at district meet in Snyder.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Big Spring, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Big Spring, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen and JV host Big Spring at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe JV at Hamlin (tentative), 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Rotan (district opener), 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV hosts Rotan (district opener), 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high hosts Robert Lee (district opener), 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV is idle.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
Willie Norman is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Norman, a senior wide receiver and defensive back, had six catches for 103 yards last week against Midland Greenwood, and also recorded three solo tackles with one assisted tackle on defense.
Eight Sweetwater seniors played their final volleyball match in a three-game loss to No. 1-ranked Wylie on Tuesday at Mustang Gym.
Immediately after their 16-25, 19-25, 16-25 defeat, the eight Lady Mustangs â all of whom played key roles in Sweetwaterâs most successful season in four years â were recognized during a ceremony at the gym by Sweetwater coach Liz Miller, who admitted she wasnât ready for it to end.
âI thought we did pretty well tonight,â she said. âI was proud of them. We didnât just lay down. Iâm just sad that itâs over.
First Downs â 127; Rushes-yards â 217-1039; Passing yards â 1521; Total yards â 2560 (365.7 avg.); Passing â 99-172-5; Fumbles-Lost â 26-10; Penalties-Yards â 57-465; Points scored â 152 (21.7 avg.).
First Downs â 142; Rushes-yards â 284-1542; Passing yards â 1052; Total yards â 2594 (370.6 avg.); Passing â 100-164-6; Fumbles-Lost 10-7; Penalties-Yards â 51-390; Points allowed â 176 (25.1 avg.).
Sweetwaterâs junior var-sity and freshman football teams were victorious at Greenwood and Big Spring, respectively, last Thursday.
Both teams will be back home to host Big Spring at the Bowl this Thursday.
Sweetwaterâs JV team is now 5-2 after defeating Greenwoodâs JV 40-6.
Max Gomez was 13-of-24 passing for 194 yards and four touchdowns, with Sean Norman scoring two TDs on catches of 24 and 28 yards. Norman finished with four catches for 84 yards.
The four Sweetwater Mid-dle School football teams came away with a split de-cision against Greenwood this past Thursday as the seventh and eighth grade Red squads won while the White teams lost.
Sweetwater travels to Big Spring this Thursday.
7th grade Red 70, Greenwood 0
Showing dominance from the start, Sweetwater Red led 24-0, 38-0 and 56-0 at the quarter breaks and ran its season record to 5-0.
The Sweetwater Middle School tennis team won 14 of 27 matches vs. Snyder in a match played Monday.
The team will end its season at Midlandâs Tall City tournament on Nov. 10.
GIRLS SINGLES: Sweetwater 7, Snyder 5
Wednesday's weather will be mostly sunny with a high near 85 and breezy. Winds will be from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 65. South-southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph will also bring in gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about your local forecast.
Texas State Technical College West Texas graduated a new class of LVN to ADN students on Aug. 17, 2012. However, the students' studies did not conclude with graduation, the class continued to prepare for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) test. As of Oct. 1, 2012, the graduating class earned a 100% passÂ rate on the NCLEX-RN exam.