November 20th, 2012
A pair of area-round high school playoff games will be held Friday at Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Bowl, with afternoon and evening matchups on tap.
At 2 p.m., Hamlin (8-3) and Eldorado (7-3) meet in a Class 1A, Division II con-test, with Idalou (8-2) and Bangs (8-3) set to meet at 7 p.m. in a Class 2A, Division II game at the Bowl. The Hamlin-Eldorado winner will advance to play either No. 1-ranked Munday or Wink in the next round, while the Idalou-Bangs win-ner will advance to the next round to face either East-land or Muleshoe.
The Sweetwater boys got into their first victory of the year by defeating Ballinger, 51-45, here Monday in the second half of a boys-girls doubleheader that involved three schools. The Mustangs are now 1-1 heading into the Thanksgiving break.
The Sweetwater girls did not fare as well, losing to Early 54-35 as they fell to 3-2 overall. Both teams will return to action Nov. 27 as the girls host Abernathy and the boys travel to Wall.
SW boys 51, Ballinger boys 45
Expect sunny skies and a high near 77 on Tuesday, with western winds around 5 mph. In the afternoon, they will shift to the north-northeast.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 51. Winds from the north-northeast around 5 mph will become south-southeast after midnight.
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First Baptist Church was recently recognized for their contribution to local Girl Scouts. Heather Caballero, local Girl Scout, presented Phillip Thomas, pastor at First Baptist Church with a plaque.
"I present this plaque to you on behalf of all Girl Scouts in Nolan County to say thank you, First Baptist Church, for allowing our leaders in Service Unit #722 to meet here once each month. Thank you."
Nolan County received a 2011 Safety Award for its record of involvement and commitment to safety in the workplace, as well as for controlling workers' compensation claims.
To qualify for the Texas Association of Counties Safety Awards, the county must self-insure their workers' compensation through the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool and successfully complete the safety award criteria. Nolan County was one of only 27 counties honored with a 2011 award.
A Thanksgiving golf tournament was sponsored by and held at the Lake Sweetwater Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 17, to benefit a needy family through the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
All proceeds and donations from the "Adopt-a-Family" tournament will assist the Gonzales family from Roscoe â€” a widowed mother and her five daughters ranging from ages seven to 15 â€” in order to provide the family with Christmas gifts and their holiday dinner.
On Wednesday night, June 22, 2011, the world was introduced to local resident and longtime Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers through the Animal Planet show "Rattlesnake Republic". Almost a year later, Sawyers found out that the show was picked up for a second season, which premiered on Sunday evening.
Funeral services for Griselda Aguirre Villarreal, 42, of Sweetwater, will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Fabio Perez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Culto Funebra was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Villarreal died on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
All games subject to change
MONDAY, NOV. 19
Sweetwater boys host Ballinger â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls host Early â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys host Midland Greenwood, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Midland Green-wood, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams host New Home starting at 4 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
HERMLEIGH â€” After making the six-man playoffs with a thrilling last-second win a week earlier, Blackwell got off to a promising start in its Division II bi-district meeting with Loraine on Friday.
The Hornets, however, couldnâ€™t finish what they started on this night after getting inside Loraineâ€™s 20 on their first two possessions. Blackwell did tie Loraine, 8-8, in the second quarter, but it was pretty much all downhill from there as Loraine won 49-22 to advance into the next round of the playoffs and end Blackwellâ€™s season.