February 6th, 2012
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater stayed reasonably close to No. 22-ranked Wylieâ€™s boys until late in the second quarter of the teamsâ€™ District 5-3A game Friday, but a huge 31-0 run that began at the point led to an 85-34 victory.
The Mustangs were trailing just 31-23 when Wylieâ€™s Mike Lopez, who would score 28 points, hit two 3-pointers and a two-pointer to end the half.
Two of Lopezâ€™s team-mates, Bryson Fowlkes and Patrick Walker, combined for six points and Lopez ran off eight more with two 3s thrown in again â€” his sixth and seventh three-pointers â€” to make it 53-23.
ABILENE â€” The Sweet-water freshman boys bas-ketball team led at the end of each quarter and held on Friday to defeat Wylieâ€™s freshman boys, 50-48.
Isaiah McGee had 13 points and Rhett Torres 11 to pace Sweetwater, which is 3-3 in district, 12-6 for the season. Also scoring points were Duanta Williams with nine, Mar-tes Harris with seven, Bray Amos with six and J.P. Poe and Clay Kitchens with two each.
Sweetwater led 15-5 af-ter one quarter, 32-26 at halftime and 38-32 after three periods.
Another big night by Sier-ra Allen led to good things for Highlandâ€™s basketball teams as they pulled off a doubleheader sweep on Friday against Westbrook.
The Roscoe and Blackwell basketball teams came out on the losing end of their doubleheaders that were played Friday.
Roscoeâ€™s boys, who are 1-7 in District 9-A, Division I, were defeated 45-18 by Hamlin in their game while the girls (4-5) lost 60-19 to Hamlin â€” ranked No. 14 in the state in Class 1A, Div. I â€” in their contest.
Blackwell finished 10-3 and was zone champion and second district runnerup in junior high boys basketball this season.
Jay Lomas of Sweetwater had a second-place finish in the 123-pound weight class when he competed at a powerlifting meet that was held Jan. 28 at Abilene High School. Lomas, whose name and accomplishment was inadvertently left out of a recent story about the meet, lifted a total of 790 pounds. Sweetwater placed second to Clyde in the team standings and will compete again on Thursday, Feb. 9 at a meet in Clyde along with the girls. The Reporter apologizes for the oversight in last Thursdayâ€™s story about the powerlifting meet.
MONDAY, FEB. 6
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Trent starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7
Sweetwater girls host Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a male chihuahua. Also available is a male shih tzu.
According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Nolan County United Way is gearing up for this year's Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up by holding a gun raffle sponsored by WETS (Wind Energy Turbine Services) and Crane Service, Inc.
The prize is a Remington Real Tree Camo Versa Max 12 gauge shotgun valued at $1,599. But for a donation of $5 each or five tickets for $20, the gun could be yours from the luck of the draw.
Ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 and will run through Saturday, March 10, 2012. The drawing will be held that day at 5 p.m. at the Gun, Knife and Coin Show inside the Coliseum Annex.
Ray Adames, Public Works Director for the City of Sweetwater, recently retired after 38 years of service to the city. A reception was held in his honor on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in the city commission room at City Hall. He is shown receiving a plaque from Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown.