April 7th, 2014
Two weeks ago, life was sweet for the Sweetwater baseball team.
The Mustangs were 15-3 overall, had a 12-game win-ning streak and were 2-0 in district play.
But since that time, not much has gone Sweetwaterâs way.
The team lost its third straight Friday, falling 7-4 to Snyder at Sportsmanâs Park in a game that saw the Tigers push across five runs in the final two innings â largely due to miscues com-mitted by the Mustangs â in rallying back from a 3-2 deficit.
The Sweetwater softball team can be thankful that it probably wonât ever have to face Snyderâs Adrianna Hernandez again.
The Lady Tigersâ talented senior on Friday shut out the Lady Mustangs for the third straight time, and got plenty of offensive support as her team rolled to a 12-0, five-inning win.
Snyder improved to 6-0 in district with the win, while Sweetwater fell to 0-6. But the Lady Mustangs (9-12 overall) were at least able to avoid being no-hit by Hernandez a second time when Cierra Knox hit a two-out single past third base in the fourth inning.
GIRLS GOLF RESULTS
At Maxwell Municipal
Golf Course, Abilene
Team totals â 1. Snyder 340-314-654; 2. Monahans I 336-330-666; 3. Sweetwater I 373-349-722; 4. Greenwood 391-354-745; 5. Big Spring 386-365-751; 6. Wylie 429-384-813; 7, Sweetwater II 412-409-821; 8. Monahans II 425-399-824.
VARSITY GIRLS AT
COLORADO CITY MEET
100 â Nisha Williams 4th (13.78); Davina Walker 5th (13.83)
200 â Williams 1st (26.95); Abby Garcia 6th (29.05)
100 hurdles â Lauren Jones 2nd (18.46)
400 relay â 2nd (51.85 â Danni Vega, Nisha Williams, Davina Walker, Abby Garcia)
Long jump â Abby Garcia 2nd (14-7)
Shot put â 4th (30-4)
Discus â Ziggy Collins 2nd (105-2)
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
AT ASPERMONT MEET
36 points (5th place)
Shot put â Texas Williams 2nd (30-5 1/2)
High jump â Angela Blueford 5th (4-2)
The Women's Forum of Sweetwater sponsors Library Tag Day each year to benefit the County-City Library. This year the event took place on Wednesday, April 2, with all proceeds going to the library.
The total amount raised was 7,388.58. Donations come from local businesses, civic groups and individuals wanting to keep the local library growing and thriving.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This yearâs NIIW is April 26-May 3. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
A local couple was recently honored for their 25 years of involvement in foster and adoptive parenting with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS).
At the Champion for Children's 15th Annual Statewide Conference luncheon, held at the Abilene Civic Center on March 28, 2014, the Frizzells were presented with the Treatment Champion award.
The Rolling Plains Network Baptist Bible Drill was held Sunday, March 30, at Sweetwater's First Baptist Church.Â
USA Rail Terminals announces the planned opening of âEskota Road Rail Terminalâ located to serve the Cline Shale, Wolfcamp and the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin. It is the only rail terminal location in west Texas that has the unique capability of accessing two Class 1 railroads, the BNSF and the UP. Located five miles east of Sweetwater and north of Interstate 20 on Eskota Road, this location is one of a kind for west Texas. Phase 1 will include some five miles of new track with additional track being added in later phases.