October 15th, 2012
In a wild District 4-3A opener at Mustang Bowl that featured a pair of 2-3 teams with first-year head coaches, the winner of Fridayâs Sweetwater vs. Snyder showdown wasnât decided until the final play.
Even though Sweetwater never trailed, the Mustangs couldnât relax until a Snyder fumble on that very last play sealed a 34-27 triumph.
And while the first feeling might have been one of relief, it was immediately followed by joy in the Bowl as Sweetwater won its 4-3A opener against a fierce rival â and one with three con-secutive lopsided victories over the Mustangs.
HIGHLAND â Facing its in-county six-man rival, Highland cruised to its fifth straight victory on Friday as the hosting Hornets beat the visiting Hornets from Blackwell by a final score of 54-22.
ALBANY â A huge under-dog to Albany, Roscoe got on the board first in Fridayâs District 7-1A, Division II matchup on a 3-yard touch-down run by Vincent Pan-toja to take a 6-0 lead with 9:08 left in the first period.
But after that, it was all Albany as the Lions â who were led by the outstanding play of their quarterback Jake Bumgardner â roared to a decisive 69-12 win.
The Sweetwater volleyball team still clings to playoff hopes after beating Snyder in three games Friday at Mustang Gym.
In addition to winning for the 23rd time this season, the Lady Mustangs (23-14) are now 3-4 in District 4-3A after dispatching Snyder for the second time this season by scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-17. Snyder is 21-14 overall, but 0-6 in district.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs tennis team won only two of 19 matches here Thursday against Snyder.
Individual results follow:
Boys doubles â Stephen Shipp and Isaiah Hernandez won 8-2; Zach Bax and Billy Reeves lost 0-8; Michael Redondo and Keygan Valdez lost 3-8.
Girls doubles â Jenny Medellen and Kristen Casto lost 6-8; Gewel Cherry and Brianna Hicks lost 4-8; Vida Gamez and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 6-8.
Mixed doubles â Tyler Stacy and Ashley Heaton lost 0-8.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Oct. 11, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Assault â 300 block of Lamar.
â˘ Theft â 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Robert Santiago, 26 âÂ Warrant.
â˘ James Schorer, 49 âÂ Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 11, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
On Saturday, September 29, Sweetwater saw a downpour of much-needed rain. But as a result, the Nolan County Courthouse saw some extensive rainwater damage to their facilities and equipment. Each floor of the courthouse was affected by the rainwater that seeped into the building. The first floor saw damage in the east entrance and the northwest stairwell.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital hosted another Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, October 10 on early cancer detection. Dr. Ellen Walthall was the speaker for the "Catch it on the Screen" event.
Dr. Walthall opened the seminar by answering familiar questions regarding screenings. Screenings allow for a patient to learn if they do or do not have a particular cancer; by catching it earlier, the possibilities of treating and curing the disease are better.
Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman has local ties
It was announced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 that the Waco Police Departmentâs Victim Services Unit was the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Victim Services Award. The unit was singled out as the medium (population) agency winner for police departments in the country. Unit members received the award and were recognized at the IACPâs 119th Annual Conference in San Diego, California on Oct. 1.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
In my daily Bible reading and devotions I came across Deuteronomy 24:18 âThou shalt remember...the Lord thy God redeemed thee...â What a wonderful blessing it is to remember that it is God Who redeemed us. It is easy for us to remember the ruin, the bad, the difficult and the hard times in life, but how often do we pause and remember our redemption. This week take a moment and remember the day you received Christ. Take a moment toreminisce and rejoice in the God of your salvation. In doing so you can regain the joy of the Lord in the midst of your storms.