February 11th, 2013
The Sweetwater High School softball program fi-nally reached the next level in 2012.
By finishing third in its district, Sweetwater ended a 15-year playoff drought, while making it to the post-season for only the third time in the programâ€™s 17-year history.
Now the challenge is to repeat and build on that success. Sweetwater has yet to win a playoff game, los-ing to Iowa Park in bi-dist-trict last season. However, the 2013 Lady Mustangs â€” who begin their season by hosting Colorado City on Tuesday â€” just might have the right combination to pull off that feat.
Softball signups for girls between the ages of 5-14 will be held on three addi-tional dates â€” Feb. 15, Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 â€” at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse from 6-8 p.m. on each day. Persons should bring a copy of their childâ€™s birth certificate. For more information, call (325) 455-5485 or (325) 721-7416.
SMS BOYS VS. SNYDER:
7th grade Red 39, Snyder 28
Michael Green 14, Kiante McCoy 10, Chris Thompson 7, Daniel Avila 2, Isak Alva-rez 2, John Medina 2, Mas-on Maxwell 1, Kobe Clark 1.
7th grade White 30, Snyder 10
Jacob Trevino 10, Jose Solis 7, Noah Martinez 5, Taylor Turney 4, Justin Johnson 2, Zachary Hester 2.
8th grade Red 36, Snyder 34
Jacoby Hunt 12, Jordan McGee 10, Lowell Williams 7, Hunter Mobley 5, Javier Olguin 2.
Snyder 27, 8th grade White 24 (2 overtimes):
Keevin Houston 7, Payton Hill 6, Nicholas Castillo 6, Frank Ortega 3, John Clift 2.
SMS BOYS VS. WYLIE:
ROSCOE 7TH GRADE BOYS
At Roscoe tournament (3rd place):
Bronte 44, Roscoe 21
Clemente Aguayo 7, Cam-den Boren 7, Tristan Brooks 3, Paul Pantoja 2, Parker Payne 2.
Roscoe 37, Westbrook 11
Camden Boren 14, Tanner Jackson 12, Paul Pantoja 6, Parker Payne 4, Tristan Brooks 2.
ROSCOE 8TH GRADE BOYS
At Roscoe tournament (2nd place):
Roscoe 31, Roby 9
Brayden Beal 12, Christian Acuna 8, Sonny Benivamon-dez 3, Johnathon Cuellar 3, Juan Garcia 3, Javier Arm-enta 2.
Roscoe 37, Eula 32
Highlandâ€™s junior varsity girls basketball team edged Hermleigh, 24-23, in its final game on Tuesday to finish with a 7-14 record.
Bailey Garrettâ€™s 12 points led Highland while Kailee Hall scored four, Kelsi Johns and Tarin Weldy three and Taylar Hammond two.
Highland also lost 31-25 to Roscoe on Feb. 1.
Sabrina Romero paced Highland with seven points while Garrett scored six, Hall and Hammond four and Weldy and Johns two for the Lady Hornets.
Expect a mostly sunny sky today with a high near 64. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, be on the lookout for a slight chance of showers, with a low around 44 and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. After midnight, we should see a 60% chance of showers with a possible thunderstorm.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 68 calls for service, issued eight citations and made three arrests on Feb. 7, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€˘ 12th and Bawcom.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Sexual assault of a child â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 16 â€” Runaway.
â€˘ Mark Abbe, 34 â€” Theft and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Jackie Norris, 56 â€” Public intoxication and possession/use of volatile chemical.
Lois Cullins Pate, 78, of Sweetwater, and former resident of Coleman, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Abilene Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, with Dr. Don Northway officiating, assisted by Mr. James Baker. Burial will be in the Coleman City Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
On Friday, member of the Roscoe High School senior class helped to clean up the home of Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, his wife, Andrea, a local teacher and their family that was burned in a fire on Tuesday evening. His daughter is a member of the Roscoe senior class. Students tore down burned walls and trashed what could not be salvaged.
Kelsi Crosson hugs her twin sister, Kendra, after Sweetwater defeated Big Spring, 44-43, on Friday to advance to the Class 3A girls basketball playoffs. Sweetwater, the third-place team from District 4-3A, will face District 3-3A runnerup Fort Stockton at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in bi-district. The game will be played at Sonora High School. See complete story in Sports on page A6.