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January 16th, 2012

Weldon Steen

January 16, 2012

Holliday — Weldon Steen, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Visitation was from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church in Holliday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at Trent United Methodist Church in Trent, TX with Reverends Darryl Sewell and Norman Patton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel.

Gonzales among Super Team honorees

January 16, 2012

Mateo Gonzales of Sweetwater was among a handful of area high school football players to earn recognition on the All-Big Country Super Team announced Sunday by the Abilene Reporter-News.
The 5-10, 225-pound senior was named to the second team as a defen-sive lineman after recor-ding 43 solo tackles in-cluding 16 tackles for a loss, 32 assists and three sacks.

Weekly sports calendar

January 16, 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 16
Basketball
Roscoe junior high teams at Rotan starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Ira starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Sterling City starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17
Basketball
Sweetwater girls host Big Spring — JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Big Spring — JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams at Haskell — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.

Bulldogs’ fast start blows away ‘Stangs in 5-3A opener

January 16, 2012

Sweetwater managed to outscore its state-ranked opponent in the second and fourth quarters of Friday’s District 5-3A opener at Mustang Gym.
But Wylie, ranked No. 22 in Class 3A, was ahead 27-8 after one period and rolled from there to a 76-49 win over the Mustangs.
Sweetwater (9-15) outscored the Bulldogs 11-9 in the second quarter to go into the dressing room trailing by 17 points, 36-19, before Wylie turned on the jets again with a 23-5 run in the third stanza that left Sweetwater trailing 59-24.

Little comes up big as No. 1 Wylie girls get win

January 16, 2012

Facing the top-ranked and defending Class 3A state champion Wylie girls, Sweetwater turned in a fairly solid effort here Friday and even held a few leads in the early going.
But the Lady Bulldogs, and especially scoring ace Peyton Little, proved too much to handle as Wylie pulled away to win 71-45 behind Little’s 37 points — 30 of them in the first half.

Roscoe teams get first wins in district action

January 16, 2012

Roscoe swept Rotan in a basketball doubleheader on Friday as both teams won for the first time in District 9-A, Division I play.
The Roscoe boys are 1-1 after edging Rotan 33-32, following a 42-26 win by the girls (1-2) in the opener.
Roscoe’s Jesus Leanos had a team-high 19 points the boys led 10-6 after one period, 18-12 at halftime and 27-23 at the end of three quarters before holding off a late rally by Rotan. Dillon Freeman had six points, John Hermosillio four and Cutter Davilla and Keeston Ford two apiece.

JV girls edge Wylie to go 2-0 in district

January 16, 2012

Despite scoring just five points in the second half, Sweetwater’s JV girls basketball team beat Wylie 28-27 here Friday.
With the win, the Lady Mustangs stayed unbeaten (2-0) in District 5-3A play and improved to 14-4 for the season. Taylor McPherson scored eight points to pace Sweetwater while Shaneese Brown had seven, Maddie Jones four, Mikki Reschman three and Kayla Chowning, Lar-issa Locklar and Claire Williams two. Sweetwater was ahead 11-8 after one quarter and 23-18 at halftime, but it was tied at 24 after three periods.

Two SMS teams claim titles

January 16, 2012

The Sweetwater eighth grade Red boys and Sweetwater seventh grade Red girls both came away with championships in middle school basketball tournaments that were played earlier this month.
Sweetwater’s eighth grade boys Red team took the title at the Wall tournament on Jan. 6-7 by winning games over Wylie’s ‘B’ team, 44-16; Ballinger, 37-16; and finally Wall, 36-18, in the champ-ionship game.

January 14th

EQIP ranking period ends soon

January 14, 2012

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Mandi M. Ligon reminds agriculture producers that the ranking period cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Feb. 3, 2012. Producers interested in EQIP should submit applications to the Nolan County NRCS office by the deadline so their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

Nolan County Livestock Show begins Tuesday

January 14, 2012

The Nolan County Livestock Show will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. The schedule of events is as follows.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012
5-7 p.m. — Steers and Heifers Weigh-In
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
1-7 p.m. — Swine Weigh-In
4-7 p.m. — All Other Animals Weigh-In
6 p.m. — Steer Show
Heifer Show following Steer Show
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
4 p.m. — Goat Show
Lamb Show following Goat Show
5 p.m. — Rabbit Show
Broiler Show following Rabbits
Broiler Show following Rabbit Show
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
3:30 p.m. — Swine Show
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

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