September 17th, 2012
BRECKENRIDGE â€” It started out looking like a blowout win for Sweetwater in the first half of its initial road game of the season.
But then it got a little scary in the second half against a Breckenridge team that refused to go down easily.
In the end, however, the Mustangs came up with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to stretch a five-point lead into a 33-14 victory.
Sweetwater â€” which began a three-game road swing that will also include games at Wall this Friday and Brownwood on Sept. 28 before starting district play â€” improved to 2-1, while Breckenridge fell to 0-3.
Blackwell and Highland both won on Friday, while Roscoe is still looking for its first victory of the still-young 2012 season.
Highland (1-2) picked up its first win with a come-from-behind 46-44 road triumph at Loraine. Michael Hydeâ€™s 16-yard touchdown run tied it at 44 with 39 seconds left in the back-and-forth game and Hyde also kicked the PAT, giving Highland a dramatic win after the defense stopped Loraine on its last series.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s tennis team won 18 of 19 matches against San Angelo Lake Viewâ€™s junior varsity on Tuesday in its first 2012 fall matches.
Girls doubles â€” Kristen Casto and Jenny Medellin won 8-2; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe won 8-2; Kayla Sage and Vida Gamez won 8-3.
Boys doubles â€” Brian Vause and Stephen Shipp won 8-3; Isaiah Hernandez and Billy Reeves won 8-4; Michael Redondo and Key-gan Valdez won 8-5.
Mixed doubles â€” Mark Butler and Brianna Hicks lost 5-8.
Three Sweetwater Mid-dle School football teams began their 2012 season Thursday at Breckenridge. Their results follow:
Breckenridge 42, 8th grade Red 14
Sweetwater Red scored on a 10-yard touchdown run by Javier Olguin in the third quarter and a 10-yard touchdown run by Hunter Mobley in the fourth quarter. Jacoby Hunt converted the PAT following Mobleyâ€™s run.
On defense, Olguin had a fumble recovery.
The Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade Red volleyball team won all three matches to take first-place honors at the Sweetwater
Middle School tournament held Sept. 8.
Sweetwater defeated Col-orado City 20-25, 25-9, 25-17 in its first tournament match, then defeated Brownwood 25-11, 25-17 and Albany 25-3, 25-2 to capture the championship.
Prior to playing in the tournament, the team lost on Sept. 6 to Wylie 22-25, 15-25. Sweetwater lost to Snyder by scores of 21-25, 23-25 on Sept. 10.
Monday's weather will be warmer than the past few days with sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become north-northwest in the afternoon.
Tonight, we'll see increasing clouds with a low around 59. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will change to north-northwest winds after midnight, and after 1 a.m., we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Any cold fronts coming in this week? Visit weather.gov to find out.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Sept. 13, 2012.
The SPD received 34, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of E. 17th.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1000 block of Oak.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 500 block of E. 14th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€” Assault.
â€˘ Samantha Rodriguez, 17 â€” Possession of marijuana in drug free zone.
â€˘ Breanna Havner, 19 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Jared Strube, 27 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Michael Espinoza, 20 â€” Public intoxication.
Paul Sadler, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate, made a stop in Sweetwater on Wednesday morning, September 12 for a "meet and greet" event with the public, hosted by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham.
Following the gathering, Sadler sat down with the Sweetwater Reporter to give voters an insight on why he should come out as the victor in November.
Sadler said that between he and his opponent, Republican Senate candidate Ted Cruz, he is the only one who is qualified and has experience. Between 1991 and 2003, Sadler served in the Texas House of Representatives.
During the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, September 11 at City Hall, various civic committees saw their members approved to continue their service, while one group will welcome a new member.
The commission approved the appointment of a SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board member to replace outgoing member Kyle Lawrence. Only one name was given from the overall commission, current city commissioner Dr. Jerod Peek. His three-year term will run from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2015.
â€śMinistry is about loving God and putting others first,â€ť a simple statement with eternal implications for the Kingdom of God; and the statement guides the ministry of David Woods. Woods is the newest member of the staff at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater.