January 16th, 2012
Sweetwater managed to outscore its state-ranked opponent in the second and fourth quarters of Fridayâ€™s District 5-3A opener at Mustang Gym.
But Wylie, ranked No. 22 in Class 3A, was ahead 27-8 after one period and rolled from there to a 76-49 win over the Mustangs.
Sweetwater (9-15) outscored the Bulldogs 11-9 in the second quarter to go into the dressing room trailing by 17 points, 36-19, before Wylie turned on the jets again with a 23-5 run in the third stanza that left Sweetwater trailing 59-24.
Facing the top-ranked and defending Class 3A state champion Wylie girls, Sweetwater turned in a fairly solid effort here Friday and even held a few leads in the early going.
But the Lady Bulldogs, and especially scoring ace Peyton Little, proved too much to handle as Wylie pulled away to win 71-45 behind Littleâ€™s 37 points â€” 30 of them in the first half.
Roscoe swept Rotan in a basketball doubleheader on Friday as both teams won for the first time in District 9-A, Division I play.
The Roscoe boys are 1-1 after edging Rotan 33-32, following a 42-26 win by the girls (1-2) in the opener.
Roscoeâ€™s Jesus Leanos had a team-high 19 points the boys led 10-6 after one period, 18-12 at halftime and 27-23 at the end of three quarters before holding off a late rally by Rotan. Dillon Freeman had six points, John Hermosillio four and Cutter Davilla and Keeston Ford two apiece.
Despite scoring just five points in the second half, Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls basketball team beat Wylie 28-27 here Friday.
With the win, the Lady Mustangs stayed unbeaten (2-0) in District 5-3A play and improved to 14-4 for the season. Taylor McPherson scored eight points to pace Sweetwater while Shaneese Brown had seven, Maddie Jones four, Mikki Reschman three and Kayla Chowning, Lar-issa Locklar and Claire Williams two. Sweetwater was ahead 11-8 after one quarter and 23-18 at halftime, but it was tied at 24 after three periods.
The Sweetwater eighth grade Red boys and Sweetwater seventh grade Red girls both came away with championships in middle school basketball tournaments that were played earlier this month.
Sweetwaterâ€™s eighth grade boys Red team took the title at the Wall tournament on Jan. 6-7 by winning games over Wylieâ€™s â€˜Bâ€™ team, 44-16; Ballinger, 37-16; and finally Wall, 36-18, in the champ-ionship game.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Mandi M. Ligon reminds agriculture producers that the ranking period cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Feb. 3, 2012. Producers interested in EQIP should submit applications to the Nolan County NRCS office by the deadline so their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
The Nolan County Livestock Show will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. The schedule of events is as follows.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012
5-7 p.m. â€” Steers and Heifers Weigh-In
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
1-7 p.m. â€”Â Swine Weigh-In
4-7 p.m. â€”Â All Other Animals Weigh-In
6 p.m. â€”Â Steer Show
Heifer Show following Steer Show
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
4 p.m. â€” Goat Show
Lamb Show following Goat Show
5 p.m. â€” Rabbit Show
Broiler Show following Rabbits
Broiler Show following Rabbit Show
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
3:30 p.m. â€” Swine Show
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012
Texans benefit every day from the tireless work and countless hours dedicated by a group of more than 7,300 men and women in communities across the state. These public servants are elected to serve by local constituents and receive no compensation for their efforts. These men and women are the school board members of Texas. January is School Board Recognition Month and Sweetwater ISD will take this opportunity to thank these local leaders for devoting time to support public education and serve our local schools.
Hipolito H. (Pee Wee) Perez, age 73, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
A rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Connie Palacios.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Arthur (Shorty) Clayton Hoffman, Jr., 67, passed from this life on Jan. 11, 2012, at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service at the Aspermont Cemetery in Aspermont, Texas.