BIG SPRING â€” Desper-ately needing a win to have any realistic hopes of getting to the playoffs, visiting Sweetwater was down by just four points (26-22) against Big Spring after starting out the third quarter of Tuesdayâ€™s District 5-3A game with a 5-0 run.
But Big Spring answered that surge, which included a 3-pointer by Kendra Cros-son followed by Crossonâ€™s steal and layup, with a resounding run of its own. The Lady Steers (3-3) scored the next 23 points to put the game out of reach and claim a 53-31 victory.
BIG SPRING â€” There were a lot of positive signs for Sweetwater on Tuesday, even though the Mustangs fell to Big Spring 48-37 and saw their playoff chances take a major hit.
The Mustangs held an opponent to under 50 points for the second consecutive game, while allowing just three in the opening quarter. And while the Mustangs struggled again offensively, they trailed by just two, 19-17, at halftime and later cut a 16-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to just nine (45-36) with 2:47 left in the game.
The Highland girls basketball team, already assured of the playoffs, kept up its winning ways on Tuesday while Roscoeâ€™s girls also got a big victory to keep their postseason chances alive.
Nine players scored as Highland routed Trent, 61-26, to improve to 21-7 overall and 9-2 in District 11-A, Division II.
Kara Hughey scored 12 points and Beth Richburg 11 for the Lady Hornets, while Sierra Allen scored nine points, Lora Stewart eight, Madison Moseley, Morgan Monroe and Jes-sica McCain five, Megan Thompson four and Kay-lee Martin two.
Brookshireâ€™s Food and Pharmacy stores recently brought back the Food Club Frenzy to give customers a chance to win $500 and a new Chevrolet Camaro valued at approximately $40,000.
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.
Texas National Bank will host the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee and celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in the bank's lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Texas National Bank opened for business on Monday, May 8, 1995, immediately following its acquisition of the Sweetwater Branch of Hamlin National Bank, which had been operating in Sweetwater since January of 1990. In 1997 the bank acquired the local branch of Bluebonnet Savings from State National Bank.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 128 calls for service, issued nine citations and made 10 arrests from Jan. 27-29, 2012.
The SPD received 55, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ 2000 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 800 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 500 block of E. Texas.
â€¢ Burglary â€”Â 1000 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Sexual assault â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 1600 block of Grand Ave.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1300 block of James.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 800 block of W. Third.
This past week was by far the best one for both of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity basketball teams since district play began.
The teams each got their initial 5-3A win by defeating Snyder on Tuesday, then got the districtâ€™s bye Friday.
Another victory today at Big Spring would not only continue the recent success but also vault the Mustangs (1-3) and Lady Mustangs (1-4) into a third-place tie with Big Spring (whose teams are 2-2 and 2-3). The girls and boys tip off at 6 and 7:30 p.m., respective-ly, with JV and freshman games also on tap.
The Sweetwater High School JV boys basketball team will resume play at Big Spring at 4:30 p.m. today. The team is 15-8 overall and 2-2 in district. Pictured, back row from left, are Deandre Gatson, Brandon Sutton, Brandon Howell, Trey Taylor, Theo Birdsong; front row, Mike McCoy, coach Jerrod Gee, Marquees Jenkins. Not pictured is Quentin Wetsel.
Caring for an elderly or ill relative is not an easy task and can sometimes take a considerable toll on the caregiverâ€™s physical and emotional health. With this in mind, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) and the Area Agency on Aging are joining together to provide the community with a special program on Feb. 8. Valuable information will be shared during this free event on resources and supports available for caregivers.