March 26th, 2012
Craig Slaughter, Sweetwater High School's head football coach and athletic director the past three years, announced today that he is resigning to accept a similar position at Llano.
Slaughter has posted just a 9-21 record at Sweetwater, with three straight sub-.500 seasons and no playoff appearances, since replacing the highly-successful Kent Jackson in 2009 at a school known for its winning football tradition.
JavaJax recently hosted a special, mid-week live music performance on Wednesday evening, March 21. En route from Austin's SXSW (south by southwest) Music Festival to a show in Lubbock on March 22, Hudson Moore performed in Sweetwater.
Check him out on the Videos section of our website to see a live performance he gave at the Reporter office.
Itâ€™s March â€“ the birds are singing, the grass is green and the sun is shining for a longer period of time, it seems. Embrace the season by doting a bit on your major appliances.
Spring cleaning includes cleaning large appliances â€“ such as the air conditioning unit and refrigerator â€“ that might have been overworked in previous months. Equipment maintenance could save money on electricity and help you avoid costly repairs.
Sweetwater Jaycee MichaelÂ Hurd visited students at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center and made a presentation about rattlesnakes and rattlesnake safety for Headstart and Pre-K classes on Wednesday, March 7.
Itâ€™s not often that a Class 3A team gets the chance to play against a Class 5A team like Odessa High because it is usually such a daunting task to compete well, espec-ially after three straight losses by a combined score of 42-7.
But Sweetwater proved up to the challenge Saturday when it hosted the Broncos and won, 4-2, to snap its three-game skid.
Brandon Howell threw a complete-game win, and he and Greg Aiken each collected a pair of RBI as Sweetwater got back to .500 (7-7-1) for the season with its win over Odessa (8-15) in the non-district game.
Three Sweetwater High School boys traveled Saturday to Abilene to compete in the state powerlifting championships, and all three placed in their respective Division II weight classes.
Sam Nemir led the way as he placed sixth in the 181-pound class with a lift of 1,315 pounds in the three categories.
Nemir, a senior at SHS who along with junior Ryan Linebaugh was making his second trip to state, had a 490-pound squat, 335-pound bench press and a 490-pound dead lift.
The 2012 Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team will resume its season at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-wood. Sweetwater hosted a non-district game on Saturday against Odessa High. Members of this yearâ€™s team are, back row from left, assistant coach Kelly Tobin, head coach Roland Herrera, Kaleb Hoover, Stephen May, Cole Maxwell, Gabriel Medellin, Dylan Bennett, Brandon Howell, assistant coach John Bennett; middle row kneeling, Sean Morrow, James Clift, Greg Aiken, Shawn Campbell, Ryan Linebaugh; and front row seated, Marquees Jenkins, Sean Norman, J.P.
Notes: Sweetwater JV baseball team cancelled its home game with Brownwood on Monday, March 26. It will be made up as part of a JV doubleheader in Brownwood on April 14. Events on March 27 involving Sweetwater varsity baseball and JV and varsity softball, girls golf and JV tennis were changed due to STAAR testing on March 27.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownwood, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls play first leg of district tournament at Wylie.
Sweetwater JV and var-sity play at Brownwood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Highland and Blackwell finished first and second with 159 and 146 points, respectively, in varsity boys team track competition on March 9 when Blackwell hosted its Hornet Relays.
The two schools also had a 1-2 finish at the junior high meet held at Blackwell the same day. Highland scored 197 points and Blackwell had 188.
Complete boys results from both meets follow:
Sweetwater Middle School boys track teams competed at a meet held in Wall on Thursday.
The eighth grade boys had 70 points to place fourth in their division, while the seventh grade boys finished with 39 points.
Sweetwater Middle School girls track results were not available at press time. Both teams will be competing at Colorado Cityâ€™s track meet this Friday.
8TH GRADE BOYS
70 points (4th place)
2400 â€” Brandon Gutier-rez 4th (9:23.57)
400 relay â€” 3rd (50.75 â€” Max Gomez, Deshaun Wil-liams, Max Nemir, Austin Kamer)
110 hurdles â€” Mark Law-rence 2nd (18.94)