March 5th, 2011
Glenn TierceÂ Whitfill, age 81, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday,Â March 5, 2011, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at First Christian Church with Pastor David Stevens officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.
The Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team had a 2-0-1 record through Friday at the 2011 Wood Bat Classic tournament held at Newman Park, and pitching was a big reason why. Shown is freshman Kaleb Hoover, who on Thursday threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Post. The Mustangs also tied Ozona 5-5 on Friday before the game was called due to the tournament time limit. Sweetwater was 6-1-1 going into Saturdayâ€™s final day of the event when the team was scheduled to play games against Post, Slaton and Clyde.
MONDAY, MARCH 7
Sweetwater JV hosts Greenwood, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8
Sweetwater varsity hosts Greenwood, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater JV girls play at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Golf Course.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Colorado City, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament (Rose Park).
Sweetwater middle school teams host Midland Chris-tian starting at 2:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
First Baptist Church of Sweetwater invites the public to join in celebrating the opening of the newly remodeled Education Building. The building will provide safe and functional meeting rooms and multi-purpose rooms for church education and community events.
Motorists in Texas are paying on average $3.30 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline, a 22 cents hike in one week which represents the biggest one-week increase since September, 2005. Nationally prices also jumped 20 cents to $3.43 a gallon according to AAA Texas.
Between Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, 2005, the days before and after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, prices in Texas increased 40 cents in one week. Nationally during that same period, the average price for gasoline increased 35 cents.
L.D. â€œSnakeâ€œ Gatson, age 77, of Eastland, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Eastland.
Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at the Eastland City Cemetery with Rev. Danny Brown officiating. Services are under the direction of the Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland.
Funeral services for Larry Vance, 59, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Vance died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Hendrick Medical center in Abilene.
All games at SWâ€™s Newman Park field
Slaton 3, San Angelo Lake View 2
Wall 18, Lamesa 2
Post 9, Ozona 3
Clyde 4, Slaton 3
Wall 7, San Angelo Lake View 0
Ozona 3, Lamesa 1
Sweetwater 7, Post 0
8:30 a.m. â€” Clyde vs. Wall
10:30 a.m. â€” Post vs. San Angelo Lake View
12:30 p.m. â€” Slaton vs. Wall
2:30 p.m. â€” San Angelo Lake View vs. Clyde
4:30 p.m. â€” Lamesa vs. Sweetwater
6:30 p.m. â€” Ozona vs. Slaton
8:30 p.m. â€” Ozona vs. Sweetwater
9 a.m. â€” San Angelo Lake View vs. Lamesa
11:30 a.m. â€” Sweet-water vs. Post
2 p.m. â€” Slaton vs. Sweetwater
Most people who follow baseball would agree that an inside-the-park home run and a no-hitter are two of the most exciting things in the sport.
Sweetwater fans got to see their team pull off both feats against Post in Thursdayâ€™s opening day of the Wood Bat Classic.
Cameron Foxâ€™s inside-the-park homer capped a three-run outburst in the first inning off Postâ€™s Chess Postell. And that was more than enough cushion for Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman hurler Kaleb Hoover, who pitched a no-hitter in his five-inning stint and struck out six in a 7-0 win.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s softball team posed with its plaque after a third-place finish at its tournament this past weekend at Jerry Collins Complex. Pictured are, top row, head coach Steve Roberts; middle row from left, Keyli Turner, Jackie Carey, Taylor McKoy, Morgan Runge, Alicia Finn, Maty Montgomery, Loni Mendez; front row, Kelsi Crosson, Kendra Crosson, Angela Garza, Jerren Villa, Kinsey Browning, Suede Shirley. The Lady Mustangs are 6-3 this season and play at San Angelo Lake View at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.