March 29th, 2012
BROWNWOOD â€” After hitting its low point of the season in a district-opening 16-1 home loss to Wylie on March 20, the Sweetwater baseball team is suddenly hitting its stride â€” and the Mustangs are hitting the ball pretty darn well, too.
Wednesdayâ€™s convincing 14-8 victory at Brownwood certainly drove home the last point. Sweetwater belted 15 hits off three pitchers while handing the three-time defending district champion Lions their first defeat in 5-3A play. The win leaves both squads at 1-1 in district and tied for second place behind Wylie (3-0), a 9-7 winner over Big Spring on Wednesday.
BROWNWOOD â€” After getting eight days off following its come-from-behind 8-6 win over Wylie here on March 20, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball team came out blazing with three early runs at Brownwood and a 3-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings Wednesday. A double by Claire Williams began the rally, and Kendra Crosson was hit by a pitch before Kelsi Crosson doubled both of them home. After a strikeout, Maty Montgomery then reached on an error to score courtesy runner Angela Garza and give Sweetwater a 3-0 advantage over the Lady Lions and their ace pitcher, Sydney Laws.
Roscoe narrowly missed getting a clean sweep of the team titles Saturday in varsity track competition at Rotanâ€™s Double Moun-tain Relays. Roscoe had 145 points to win the boys division, while the Roscoe girls scored 99 points to finish just one behind first-place Robyâ€™s 100.
Highland and Blackwellâ€™s boys track athletes had sev-eral top finishes at Jaytonâ€™s Rolling Plains Relays this past week. Girls results were not available at press time today.
Boys results follow:
Triple jump â€” Ron Covington 6th (36-10 1/4)
800 â€” Sheldon Hall 2nd (2:11.44)
400 â€” Sheldon Hall 1st (54.56)
200 â€” Sheldon Hall 6th (24.93)
Pole vault â€” Jayden Jones 1st (11-0); Mason Magness 3rd (10-5)
110 hurdles â€” Mark Monroe 5th (18.95)
100 â€” Jayden Jones 4th (12.08)
2oo â€” Jayden Jones 1st (24.04)
Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) brought its campus report to the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees during their regular meeting on Monday evening, March 26 at the Administration Building.
Heather Moore, the principal at SIS, presented an overview of the school, noting that more departmentalization has been utilized this year. Tripods--clusters of three teachers--in both the fourth and fifth grades have been established to help prepare students for the new standardized test, STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).
Shown are Anjelique and Sweet City Band of Sweetwater, who performed at the 2012 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair, a three-day event in San Antonio from March 16-18 with over 100 bands performing throughout the day on six stages. Anjelique and Sweet City Band performed on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued four citations and made one arrest on March 26, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 600 block of W. Ave D.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jerry Meeks, 50 â€” Public intoxication with third or more offense.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served six civil papers and made one arrest on March 26, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Levi Garrett Kickler, 29, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation and Tom Green County warrant/surety withdrawal.
Graveside services for Mary Lois Barham, 101, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Garden of Memories. Her great-grandson, Jeffrey Hampton, will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home on Friday evening, March 30, from 5-7 p.m.
Barham died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
The all-important district season starts today for the Sweetwater High School girls golf team when it plays the first leg of its tournam-ent at Wylie.
The final two legs of the 54-hole event will be played April 2 at Big Spring and April 9 at Brownwood.
The SHS boys golf team begins district play when it plays the first leg of its tournament Thursday in Snyder. Sweetwater hosts the second leg on April 3, and the final leg will be on April 10 at Wylie.
The Sweetwater High School boys golf team shot 324 on March 21 to tie Levelland for first place at Lamesaâ€™s one-day tournament, but lost a scoreboard playoff and claimed second place. Pictured from left are team mem-bers Guy Bond (94), Mason Andrews (82), Ryan Mercer (80), Dylan Torres (84) and Alex Castillo (78).
Three members of Sweetwaterâ€™s team were among the top 10 medalists in the entire tournament with Castilloâ€™s second-place finish being the highest. Mercer placed sixth and Andrews 10th among medalists.