The Sweetwater girls go to Lamesa and the boys travel to Breckenridge, while four other area high school basketball teams teams are also on the road today.
Roscoe has a varsity dou-bleheader at Albany, while the Highland and Blackwell girls will begin district play at Hermleigh and Veribest, respectively. The boys teams have an open date.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys (5-8) lost to Coahoma, 51-47, when they wrapped up play at the three-day Stanton tournament Saturday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV boys bas-ketball team went 1-for-3 at a local tournament that ended Saturday.
Sweetwater, now 10-3, opened by beating Colorado City 28-26 but then lost to Merkel, 42-39, in its first game Saturday and also fell to Wall 35-32.
Trey Taylor had a team-high 12 points vs. Colorado City. Quentin Wetsel added six, Deandre Gatson four and Brandon Howell, Mar-quees Jenkins and Mike McCoy two. The Mustangs were ahead 12-4 at halftime, but were outscored 22-16 in the second half.
Taylor scored 13 points and Gatson 12, including a pair of three-pointers, in the loss to Merkel.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman boys basketball team defea-ted Merkel 49-31 before losing to Wall 35-32 in their final game of a local tourn-ament held Saturday at the high school gym.
Duanta Williams had 19, Rhett Torres 11, J.P. Poe nine â€” all coming on three-pointers â€” Martes Harris six and Bray Amos and Nick Haley two points each in Sweetwaterâ€™s victory over Merkel. Sweetwater (5-3) led 13-6, 27-11 and 34-24 at the breaks.
The Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade White boys team swept all three of their games to win a local tournament held at the middle school gyms Friday and Saturday.
The eighth graders defea-ted Snyder 28-14, then rou-ted Merkel 26-4 before de-feating Wall 38-14 in their final game.
Music students of Noreen Carson performed in the Woodward Dellis Recital Hall on the Hardin Simmons University campus in the Abilene Music Teachers Associationâ€™s annual Ensemble Festival.
Sweetwater is one of 42 communities featured in the 2012 Texas Midwest Guide.Â The 17th edition of the annual publication is now in circulation and showcases quality of life and points of interest in the region.Â Participation in the regional marketing guide is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Local advertisers participating in the guide include La Quinta Hotel, Ranch House Motel and Restaurant and Stay Express Inn and Suites.
Bealls is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their boy and girl-themed â€˜Bears that Careâ€™ to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears adorned with a holiday scarf and Christmas gift retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Bealls, will donate $1 for every bear sold to Toys for Tots.
C.J. Hubbard was the winner of the $500 shopping spree, given by the Sweetwater Womanâ€™s Forum. Each holiday season, the Womanâ€™s Forum conducts a drawing for a shopping spree, with all proceeds going towards Sweetwaterâ€™s beautification and also this year going towards the County-City Library. Shown are Womanâ€™s Forum representative Lita McEachern with Hubbard at the drawing site, the Sweetwater Elks Lodge annual Christmas Craft Show, held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.12.
The national average is $3.29, showing no change from last week.Â The statewide average price is 17 cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.16, two cents less than last week.Â El Paso is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.01 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
KEVIN DALE ALLEN
Funeral services for Kevin Dale Allen, 38, of Godley, TX, formerly of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Royce Clay and Dan Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Champion Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Allen died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Abilene, TX.