February 8th, 2011
Both Blackwell junior high boys basketball teams ended their seasons recently. The âAâ boys team finished as Zone 1 runner-up and was fourth overall in District 12-A, Division II with a 6-4 record.
After a 10-day layoff caused in part by the snowy and icy weather that struck the area last week, Sweetwater High School's basketball teams finally returned to action Saturday to host Big Spring in a varsity doubleheader at Mustang Gym. Unfortunately, the visiting teams won both games. Pictured for Sweetwater is Gabriel Medellin. Both teams host Wylie today, making up games that were originally scheduled this past Friday only to be cancelled. See a full report on both of the games in Sports.
(Photo by Betsy Howe)
The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team will be jumping Monday, Feb. 7, at the Sweetwater High School girl's and boy's varsity basketball games at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Abilene Christian University at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at the Texas Tech vs. A&M men's game at noon. The team is shown performing at Western Texas College in Snyder.
Francisca Alcala, age 87, of Sweetwater, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria AcuĂ±a.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating followed by burial at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Once the Sweetwater boys basketball team finally got back into action Saturday after a 10-day layoff, it faced the unenviable task of trying to contain a very talented Big Spring team and standout guard Luke Adams.
The Steers, as expected, won convincingly (85-60) at Mustang Gym and Adams was amazing, hitting six treys and scoring 47 points as Big Spring moved to 4-1 in district while Sweetwater â which hosts Wylie in a makeup game at 7:30 p.m. today â stayed winless (0-5) in District 5-3A.
Sweetwater, though, was a lot tougher out than the Steers probably expected.
For the vast majority of the first half of Saturdayâs game against Big Spring, the Sweetwater girls basket-ball team appeared to be firmly in control.
The Lady Mustangs â desperate for a win in order to maintain realistic hopes of a playoff berth â seized the early momentum against the only team they have beaten in district play. But Big Spring staged a second-half comeback to win, 61-56, at Mustang Gym.
The Roscoe boys basketball team is still in playoff contention in District 9-A, Division I after a 59-24 win over Rotan on Saturday.
The Plowboys (5-3 in district, 13-10 overall) are tied with Haskell for sec-ond place after getting 21 points from Caden Smith and 20 from Cody Graham against Rotan. Devan Cole had nine, Jesus Leanos four, Juan Solis three and Keeston Ford two and the defense held Rotan to sin-gle digit scoring in all four quarters. Roscoe will host first-place Stamford (7-0) on Tuesday before ending the regular season on Friday at Munday (4-4).
Funeral services for Dorothy Louise Waddell, 78, of Midland and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, with Fred Church officiating. The services will be under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Waddell joined her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Midland.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1932, in Fisher County to Ernest and Lillian (Lee) Perkins. Because of her familyâs frequent moves, she attended six different schools in 11 years.
Education is 44% of the state budget. With the projected deficits in the State of Texas current budget, school leaders across the state are busy brainstorming on how education can survive the inevitable cuts. Sweetwater ISD could suffer as much as a million dollar shortfall for at least the next two years.
Hiram Raymond âRaymeâ Beck III, age 51, of Early died Wednesday morning in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel
with Pastor Todd King officiating. Burial will follow in the Winchell Cemetery in Brown County.