February 2nd, 2011
This past Sunday marked the first fundraiser of the year for West Texas Heat. The traveling girls softball team is based out of Sweetwater and is made up of 13 girls from Sweetwater, Snyder, Roby, Colorado City, Hawley and Stanford. This year will be their first year competing in the 14 and under age group. Last year the girlsâ€™ record was 83-8 and two ties. They brought home first place in their biggest tournament called Goliath held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where teams from six different states competed. The team hopes to participate again this summer.
Shane Gholson, age 39, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in San Angelo, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Normandy Avenue Church of Christ with Mike Ensminger officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
After the icy weather that moved in late Monday night forced the cancellation of their games here Tuesday, Sweetwater and Big Spring will try again to play their varsity doubleheader today. As of early today, the varsity girls game is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Mustang Gym, followed by the varsity boys game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdayâ€™s JV and freshman games were not rescheduled.
The Sweetwater High School freshman girls basketball team has a 13-5 overall record this season and is 3-2 in district play. Pictured are, standing from left, manager Brittany Green, Karlee Murff, Shaneese Brown, Larissa Locklar, Sydney Vanderbilt, Taylor McPherson, coach Amy Clark; seated, Kayla Chowning, Mikki Reschman, Alexis Williams and Taylor Ramsey.
The Sweetwater High School girls placed first and the SHS boys placed second on Saturday at the Lamesa powerlifting meet.
The girls put on a domi-nant showing at Lamesa as Sweetwaterâ€™s 45 points more than doubled the 19 by Colorado City, which came in a distant second.
HOUSTONâ€”The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages to compensate for a generation shortage due to numerous plant trips that occurred because of the extreme weather.
Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood. The locations and durations are determined by the local utilities. Critical need customers such as hospitals and nursing homes are generally not included.
It is not known at this time how long the need for rotating outages will last.
As of 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, all streets and roadways in Nolan County remain very hazardous.
Any and all travel, of any distance, is highly discouraged.Â Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office Deputies and Texas DPS Troopers are overwhelmed with numerous accidents and stalled or stranded vehicles.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s basketball teams, who have been idle for the past week, are scheduled to be back on the court today when they play host to Big Spring at Mustang Gym â€” but only if the expected snowy and wet conditions outside allow it.
Both Sweetwater teams have two home games on their schedule this week, as Wylie is in town Friday.
Sweetwater Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh grade White boys team was the only local basketball winner at Big Spring on Thursday.
Sweetwater White won 23-21 as Isaiah Gonzales had 11 points to lead the way. Adan Sanchez and Matthew Trevino had four points and Andrew Briley and Adrian Salazar two.
The other SMS seventh grade boys team narrowly missed picking up a victory as the Red team lost to Big Spring 25-24.
Michael Hunt had eight points to pace Sweetwaterâ€™s effort, while Michael Lawrence scored six, Denzell Moore and Max Gomez each had four points and Cornelio Mendez two.
ROSCOE 7TH WHITE BOYS
AT ROSCOE TOURNAMENT
Bronte 7th grade 24, Roscoe 13
Bernardo Villa 11, Luis Villa 2.
Baird 7th grade 32, Roscoe 15
Bernardo Villa 8, Chase Saunders 2, A.J. Renteria 2, Antonio Gallegos 2, Luis Villa 1.
MUNDAY JV BOYS 46,
ROSCOE JV BOYS 14
Dillon Freeman 9, Emelio Morales 3, Luke Rovig 2.
HASKELL JV BOYS 55,
ROSCOE JV BOYS 17
Luke Rovig 8, Emelio Morales 3, Dillon Freeman 3, Kane Peavy 2, Brant Burnett 1.
ROSCOE JV GIRLS 26,
HASKELL JV GIRLS 20
Eva Aguayo 11, Torrey Willman 10, Justina Brasuell 4, Stina Tomlin 1. Roscoe record: 11-8.