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May 16th, 2011

Silver streak

May 16, 2011

AUSTIN — Roscoe’s Caden Smith won his second silver medal in as many days Saturday at the UIL track and field championships with a throw of 54-5 1/2 in the Class 1A boys shot put.
Smith, a senior, also captured a second-place silver medal Friday in the boys discus with a throw of 167-7. He finishes his high school career with four state medals, including the third-place bronze medals he won in the discus and shot put in 2009.

State Track Results

May 16, 2011

FRIDAY’S LOCAL
RESULTS
CLASS 3A GIRLS
100-meter hurdles — 1. Jessica Green, Liberty Hill, 14.43; 2. Jayci Shelton, Sweetwater, 14.45; 3. Trianna McCalister, Mona-hans, 14.50; 4. Natalie Baker, La Vernia, 14.79; 5. Shakayla Johnson, Cald-well, 14.91; 6. Catherine Bloomfield, Lampasas, 14.91; 7. Antonisha Stewart, Carrollton Ranchview, 15.10; 8. Erin Sims, Lorena, 15.15; 9. Shanice Randall, Carrollton Ranchview, 15.23.

May 14th

Local athletes shine on 1st day of state track meet

May 14, 2011

AUSTIN — All three state qualifiers from Nolan County earned medals at the UIL high school track and field championships Friday, and one of them — Jayci Shelton of Sweetwater — medaled in both of her events.

Mercer is all-state after 5th place finish

May 14, 2011

AUSTIN — Ryan Mercer of Sweetwater became the third member of his family to win all-state honors after completing his final round with a 149 total on Friday at the Class 3A boys golf tournament.

Lady Mustang Camp set

May 14, 2011

A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp for students completing grades 1-7 will be held June 6-9 at the Sweetwater Middle School gym.
Times for the camp are from 9-11:30 a.m. all four days. The cost will be $35 and pre-registration is greatly appreciated. A concession stand will be available. The goal of the camp is to improve players’ skills in basketball through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.

All-District 5-3A

May 14, 2011

District MVP — Sydney Laws, Brownwood.
Newcomer of the Year — Adrianna Hernandez, Snyder.
Co-Offensive MVPs — Sydnie Darden, Brownwood; Makenley Lunsford, Wylie.
Defensive MVP — Angelina Castillo, Big Spring.
Coach of the Year — Amanda Bludworth, Brownwood.
FIRST TEAM
Pitcher — Taylor McKoy, Sweetwater.
Catcher — Cassie Cummings, Wylie.
Infielders — Nat Delatorre, Brownwood; Larisa Salazar, Brownwood; Ashtin Hand, Snyder; Mackenzie Stone, Big Spring; Alicia Finn, Sweetwater; Chelsea Contreras, Wylie.

All-district softball — SW has three on 1st team

May 14, 2011

Three Sweetwater players have been named to the all-District 5-3A softball team announced recently, while three others made the second team and one player received all-district honorable mention.
Junior infielder Alicia Finn was a first-team selec-tion for the second consecutive year. Joining her on the first team were senior pitcher Taylor McKoy and sophomore outfielder Kendra Crosson.

May 13th

Local young leaders group formed

May 13, 2011

A new, local organization is hoping to bridge the gap in community leadership.
The Young Leaders of Sweetwater (YLS) met for a noontime meeting on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce. The 40 and under group met to discuss their Open House slated for June 7 at First Baptist Church to be held on the 3rd floor of the Education Building.

Thompsons fight for DARS funding

May 13, 2011

Caleb Thompson might have some physical and neurological limitations, but in his 16 years of life, Caleb and the Thompson family have made a strong, statewide impact to improve the lives of the blind and deaf community.
Caleb is blind, deaf and lives his life as a quadriplegic. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with leukemia, and brain damage came as a result of the treatment. However, age knows no limits in the Thompson family, as Caleb has been going before the legislature in Austin since he was 5.

Tje to compete in battle round

May 13, 2011

A sneak peek into the upcoming episode of NBC's "The Voice" for Tuesday, May 17 features Sweetwater native Tje Austin competing in an elimination bout.
Following the blind auditions of Round 1, Tje will be taking on Austin-based competitor Nakia, a 36-year-old who might not look the part but certainly sounds it. According to The Voice's website, "Nakia draws strength from his extended family and inspiration from the memory of his father. Until he passed away in 2009, Nakia's dad encouraged him to follow his dreams."

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