February 6th, 2012
Sweetwater Middle School seventh grader John Clift (shown), son of Dan and Kim Clift and Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grader Kara Lehnert, daughter of Dustin and Yvonne Lehnert, will represent Sweetwater Independent School District at the Odessa American Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 25. The winner of the regional Spelling Bee will have the opportunity to compete nationally.
Shown are Sweetwater Jaycees who picked up trash on Highway 70 South, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Between 45-50 bags were picked up.
"We thank the community for their continued support and are glad we get a chance to beautify the south entrance¬†to our wonderful town."
ROBY ‚Äď With quail season in full swing, experts are asking hunters to be on the lookout for sick or dead wild quail to help them solve a nagging mystery.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre asking hunters to let us know of any strange-acting quail or, better yet, of any¬† carcasses they come across or sick birds they‚Äôve found,‚ÄĚ said Dr. Dale Rollins, Texas AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist at San Angelo.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, past queens were recognized for the 52nd year of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
MONDAY, FEB. 6
Sweetwater varsity hosts Levelland (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‚ÄėA‚Äô and ‚ÄėB‚Äô girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‚ÄėA‚Äô and ‚ÄėB‚Äô boys play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Munday starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Trent starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7
Sweetwater girls host Brownwood ‚ÄĒ JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Brownwood ‚ÄĒ JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
ABILENE ‚ÄĒ Wylie had plenty to celebrate when the No. 1-ranked Lady Bulldogs took the floor on their home gym for the final time this season on Friday, and com-pleted a perfect run through District 5-3A with an easy 64-38 win over Sweetwater.
It was also the final home game for a celebrated Wylie senior, with Peyton Little scoring 30 points to pace the victory.
ABILENE ‚ÄĒ Sweetwater stayed reasonably close to No. 22-ranked Wylie‚Äôs boys until late in the second quarter of the teams‚Äô District 5-3A game Friday, but a huge 31-0 run that began at the point led to an 85-34 victory.
The Mustangs were trailing just 31-23 when Wylie‚Äôs Mike Lopez, who would score 28 points, hit two 3-pointers and a two-pointer to end the half.
Two of Lopez‚Äôs team-mates, Bryson Fowlkes and Patrick Walker, combined for six points and Lopez ran off eight more with two 3s thrown in again ‚ÄĒ his sixth and seventh three-pointers ‚ÄĒ to make it 53-23.
ABILENE ‚ÄĒ The Sweet-water freshman boys bas-ketball team led at the end of each quarter and held on Friday to defeat Wylie‚Äôs freshman boys, 50-48.
Isaiah McGee had 13 points and Rhett Torres 11 to pace Sweetwater, which is 3-3 in district, 12-6 for the season. Also scoring points were Duanta Williams with nine, Mar-tes Harris with seven, Bray Amos with six and J.P. Poe and Clay Kitchens with two each.
Sweetwater led 15-5 af-ter one quarter, 32-26 at halftime and 38-32 after three periods.
Another big night by Sier-ra Allen led to good things for Highland‚Äôs basketball teams as they pulled off a doubleheader sweep on Friday against Westbrook.
The Roscoe and Blackwell basketball teams came out on the losing end of their doubleheaders that were played Friday.
Roscoe‚Äôs boys, who are 1-7 in District 9-A, Division I, were defeated 45-18 by Hamlin in their game while the girls (4-5) lost 60-19 to Hamlin ‚ÄĒ ranked No. 14 in the state in Class 1A, Div. I ‚ÄĒ in their contest.