October 17th, 2012
BIG SPRING â€” Sweetwa-ter saw its slim playoff hopes in volleyball disappear on Tuesday, as the Lady Mus-tangs lost to Big Spring in four games by scores of 21-25, 25-19, 11-25, 19-25.
Sweetwater (23-15 for the season) fell to 3-5 in district play while Big Spring (26-13 overall) is now 6-2 and tied with Monahans for second place with two games left. Wylie is first at 8-0 and has clinched at least a share of the District 4-3A championship after beating Midland Greenwood on Tuesday. Sweetwater will entertain Greenwood (1-7) on Friday and ends its season by hosting Wylie next Tuesday.
First Downs â€” 112; Rushes-yards â€” 193-1023; Passing yards â€” 1180; Total yards â€” 2203 (367.2 avg.); Passing â€” 77-137-3; Fumbles-Lost â€” 22-8; Penalties-Yards â€” 48-386; Points scored â€” 139 (23.2 avg.).
First Downs â€” 115; Rushes-yards â€” 247-1353; Passing yards â€” 807; Total yards â€” 2160 (360.0 avg.); Passing â€” 77-126-5; Fumbles-Lost 8-6; Penalties-Yards â€” 43-325; Points allowed â€” 145 (24.2 avg.).
Points were at a premium in Thursdayâ€™s action when Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams traveled to Snyder. Both sub-varsities came away with close losses in a pair of defensive struggles while kicking off district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity Mustangs lost 6-0 in their contest, while the freshmen fell by a score of 8-6. The nar-row defeats dropped both teamsâ€™ records to 4-2 and they will stay on the road to face Greenwood this Thursday.
Sweetwater Middle Schoolâ€™s four football teams came away with three wins and one tie against Snyder in their district openers at Mustang Bowl. Sweetwaterâ€™s teams will stay home this Thursday to face Midland Greenwood.
7th grade White 28, Snyder 6
Sweetwater White was led offensively by Alexander Kittley and Kurt Wetsel, who had two touchdowns apiece, and the defense was also strong against Snyder.
Kittley scored on runs of 81 and 55 yards, and Wetsel had a 60-yard interception return and 35-yard run. In addition, Kittley and Reggie Walker had two-point runs.
Wednesday's weather will be sunny with a high near 81. Winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph will shift to the north in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 49. North-northeast winds at 10 t 15 mph will become east-southeast after midnight.
Learn more about the local forecast at weather.gov.
The Goodfellows will have their sign-ups for Nolan County from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway.
Applicants need to bring their latest proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.
The International Lions Club is sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest for young people â€” ages 11, 12 and 13 years old. This is a competition with the winner chosen from anywhere around the world. More than 350,000 children participate annually. This year's theme is "Imagine Peace".
Members of the local BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) chapter recently visited Southeast Elementary School to talk to Kindergarten and first grade students about stranger danger.
Javier â€śCheweyâ€ť Franco (shown speaking) taught students about talking to strangers, friendly strangers and what to look out for when they are alone. The group also went over Halloween safety tips.
Other BACA members attending were (shown in back, from left to right) Kurt â€śSquiggieâ€ť Huckabee, Amanda â€śStitchâ€ť Sadler, Kris â€śMijoâ€ť Warner and Robert â€śCurlyâ€ť Sadler.
New guidelines published recently by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urges women 21 and older to have pelvic exams on an annual basis. This announcement comes just months after several groups, including the American Cancer Society said most women need a Pap smear only once every three years.
With the conflicting information, some women are confused about how often they should see their gynecologist. Many women think they should only see an OB/GYN physician for a Pap smear, but that couldnâ€™t be further from the truth.
Pictured are Roscoe State Bank employees, Kim Figueroa, Kristi Fox and Vicki Bowen with the Sweetwater Middle School pep rally game winner, Emerald Torres.
Emerald won $50 for throwing the most balls through the pink cancer ribbon.