February 4th, 2013
Sweetwater Independent School District announced the students that will be representing the school district in the Regional Spelling Bee at Odessa College on Feb. 23.
Fifth grader at Sweetwater Intermediate School Collin Stafford, 11, will be one of those representatives. He is the son of Wes and Tammi Stafford. His hobbies are reading, basketball and football. The school bee coordinator is Melissa Howard.
Ken Becker, Executive Director of the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, was honored with the position of Chairman of the Board for the 2012-2013 program year. The gavel was passed at the 2012 High Ground of Texas Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting was held in Lubbock on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) recently received their scores from the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test, in which the district fared well in their tests for third through eighth grade students.
Out of the seventeen tests administered, Sweetwater ISD beat the state average in thirteen of those tests.
Two tests--4th grade writing and 7th grade reading--both came in 3% over the state's passing rate--at 74% and 79%, respectively. However, the other eleven tests saw averages anywhere from six to eighteen percent higher than the state passing rate.
On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.
Robert E. âBobâ Drake, 84, a long-time resident of Roscoe, died Feb. 4, 2013, in Sweetwater, with family by his side.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at McCoy Funeral Chapel of Memories, located at 401 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater, with burial at Sweetwater Cemetery. Pastor Chester McCown will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
DISTRICT 13-A, DIVISION II
Highland girls 39, Roscoe girls 17:
ROSCOE (17-11, 6-3) â Faith Boren 7, Carolina Perez 4, Eva Aguayo 3, Stina Tomlin 3.
HIGHLAND (26-3, 9-0) â Sierra Allen 13, Hannah Allen 11, Lora Stewart 5, Beth Richburg 4, Madison Moseley 3, Sydny Helbert 2, Kaylee Martin 1.
R 8 2 0 7â17
H 4 11 11 13â39
Highland boys 38, Roscoe boys 36
ROSCOE (4-15, 1-6) â Jesus Leanos 19, Matthew Davila 8, Dillon Freeman 4, Shelton Tolliver 3, Javier Leanos 1, Brant Burnett 1.
Softball signups for girls between the ages of 5-14 will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse.
Additional signups will be held on Feb. 15, Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 at both the same times and location.
Persons should bring a copy of their childâs birth certificate. For more infor-mation, call (325) 455-5485 or (325) 721-7416.
The Sweetwater High School boys golf team shot a 368 in Saturdayâs final day of the Monahans tournament.
Mason Andrews shot 84 for the top individual score. Michael Hazard shot 93, Michael Hunt 95 and Alex Castillo 96.
Note: Schedules are subject to change
MONDAY, FEB. 4
Sweetwater varsity at Levelland (season-opening scrimmage), 4:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will host Garden City starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Mer-kel (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Merkel (scrimmage), 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5
Sweetwater girls host Wylie â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Wylie â JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity teams will host Loraine starting at 6:30 p.m.
It looks like the Sweet-water and Big Spring girls might be on a collision course to play each other for a third time this season in District 4-3A.
And this time, it would decide which team will ad-vance to the playoffs as the districtâs No. 3 seed.
For now, the two squads â who split their first two meetings â are locked in a tie for third place with iden-tical 5-4 records.