September 2nd, 2011
The seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic made its return to Mustang Bowl on Thursday, with the first game of the weekend featuring Roscoe and Hawley. The Classic will continue tonight with Sweetwater against Vernon at 7:30 p.m. Rotan and Ranger will be squaring off the final day, also at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Bowl. Shown, team captains for the Roscoe Plowboys and the Hawley Bearcats meet midfield on Thursday evening.
Sweetwater resident and Tejano music artist Anjelique has advanced to the Top 5 in her nomination for Best New Female Artist at the 31st Annual Tejano Music Awards.
As a result of her achievement, Anjelique will now be in attendance at the music awards show slated for Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 in San Antonio at the San Antonio Event Center with the hope of taking the honor home.
Hoyt Mulanax of Sweetwater is this monthâ€™s Artist of the Month and has many of his watercolor and acrylic paintings displayed at the County-City Library in Sweetwater. His drawings started with a line and a dot â€” an airplane at age 4 â€” and has progressed well beyond that. In early August of this year Hoyt started doing caricatures of celebrities in ball point pen and those are also on display. All of the paintings on display are for sale.
Texas motorists may notice some changes to speed limit signs in the next several months, as new laws regulating speed limits on the roadways of the state highway system begin to take effect.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made one arrest on Aug. 31, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
â€˘ 500 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Bristol.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1400 block of Bristol.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ Terroristic threat â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
â€˘ Forgery â€”Â 900 block of Thomas.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Kevin Rogers, 19 â€”Â Possession of marijuana.
For most of the first half, a young Roscoe team held its own with Hawley in the opening game of the seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic on Thursday.
But the Bearcats forced six fumbles, racked up nearly 500 yards of offense and pulled away in the second half for a 45-7 victory.
Roscoe (0-2) pulled off the gameâ€™s longest scoring play on an 81-yard run by sophomore Luke Rovig in the second quarter, and Eric Padillaâ€™s extra point tied the game up at 7 apiece. But Hawley (2-0) answered with a five-play, 80-yard drive to regain a 14-7 lead and the Bearcats never looked back.
Blackwell and Highland are back in action today as Nolan Countyâ€™s two six-man teams will again try to pick up their first wins of 2011.
Both teams are on the road as Blackwell (0-1) goes to Lohn (0-1) and Highland pays a visit to Loraine (0-1). Both games kick off at 7:30 p.m. Next week, Highland has its home opener against Novice and Blackwell entertains Lueders-Avoca to celebrate homecoming.
For most local football observers, the jury is still out on just how good this yearâ€™s Sweetwater team is after the Mustangsâ€™ 10-0 victory over Vernon in their season opener.
The defense had a shutout for the first time in the Craig Slaughter era and the kicking game was rock solid with Tadeo Canon-Masjoan nailing his kickoffs deep, as well as kicking a 32-yard field goal and his only extra point attempt. The latter came after Ryan Linebaugh scored Sweetwaterâ€™s only touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second period.
It was almost exactly one year ago when Roscoe gave Jonathan Haseloff his first win as the teamâ€™s head coach with a 19-6 victory over Hawley.
Today in the opener of the Sammy Baugh Classic at Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Bowl, the Plowboys (0-1) try to duplicate that feat when they face Hawley (1-0). The kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
ABILENE â€” The Sweetwater High School volleyball team lost by a 3-0 count Tuesday at Abilene Cooper as the hosts prevailed by scores of 25-16, 25-20, 25-23.
Sweetwater (12-11) will be not see any action this weekend. However, the Lady Mustangs will return to Mustang Gym for the first time since Aug. 9 by hosting Lamesa next Tuesday.