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August 22nd, 2014

Eleven units respond to grass fire

August 22, 2014

Firefighters battled a grass fire on CR 238 near CR 181 in the southwest part of Nolan County on Thursday. The blaze was started by a faulty electrical line going to a pump jack and burned approximately 20 acres.

Local churches planning special events for students, teachers

August 22, 2014

Avondale Baptist Church
We invite you to join us at Avondale Baptist Church. We have Sunday school for all ages every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Our Sunday worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Our Wednesday evening service is an old fashioned prayer meeting where we do nothing but pray for our community, church, nation and world. Avondale Baptist Church meets at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Many participate in Red Run

August 22, 2014

Sweetwater ISD hosted a Red Run on Friday morning to help start the school year off strong.
Faculty and staff members, as well as students and community members were invited to the 8 a.m. run. All who attended showed their school spirit by wearing red and white.
Dye stations were set up along the route to throw red powder at the runners, covering them head to toe by the end of the race.
Find more Red Run photos in Friday's print edition and a video on our website.

ACT scores released for SHS students

August 22, 2014

The recent scores of Sweetwater High School students who took the ACT test last year have been released, which account for the 63 students that took the test from the Class of 2014.
SHS students scored above the state scores in all areas--English, mathematics, reading and science, with the widest margin seen in Mathematics at 1.2% over the state average. Overall, the district's composite score was 21.7, in comparison to the state score of 20.9.

Cheering for the Mustangs

August 22, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s cheerleaders were at Mustang Bowl for Thursday’s final football scrimmage against Clyde to encourage the Mustangs in their last tuneup for the regular season.
Fall sports athletes at SHS were introduced throughout the evening as well as the school band and student trainers.
For more about Thursday’s scrimmage, see Sports online or on Page 9 of Friday's edition.

Concepcion (Connie) Palacios

August 22, 2014

Concepcion (Connie) Palacios
Concepcion (Connie) Palacios, age 73, of Abilene, (former longtime resident of Sweetwater) passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
A rosary will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by family members.

Local Sports Calendar

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 22
Football
Roscoe JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6 p.m.) teams at Munday (scrimmage).
Highland JV and varsity host Jayton (scrimmage) starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell teams host Aspermont (scrimmage) starting at 10 a.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater varsity at San Angelo tournament.
SATURDAY, AUG. 23
Volleyball
Sweetwater varsity at San Angelo tournament.

Mustangs score big again in last tuneup

August 22, 2014

The Sweetwater offense continued to fly high in Thursday’s final scrimmage against Clyde at Mustang Bowl as it matched the number of touchdowns (6) it had in its first scrimmage at San Angelo Lake View a week earlier.
This time the format was a bit different, but Sweet-water’s resounding 6-2 edge in touchdowns was similar to its previous week’s 6-3 “win” over the Chiefs.

SHS volleyball team stays over .500 by defeating WV

August 22, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s volleyball tournament kept its season record over .500 entering a tournament in San Angelo this weekend after a straight-set win at Water Valley on Tuesday.
Sweetwater — now 6-4 overall — prevailed 25-15, 25-22, 25-16 just one night after losing in five games at Sterling City. Prior to that, the Lady Mustangs reached the second round of the Bev Ball Classic’s Gold Bracket in Abilene before being eli-minated by an ex-district rival, Wylie. The pool play results are in the accompa-nying story.

Lady Mustang v’ball pool play results at the Bev Ball Classic

August 22, 2014

Sweetwater’s volleyball team had three pool games at the Bev Ball Classic that was held this past weekend in Abilene.
The Lady Mustangs beat Lubbock High 25-19, 25-19 in their first pool game last Friday and also won 25-22, 25-21 over Brownwood in their second pool game until a loss to Burleson left the Lady Mustangs with a final 2-1 pool record in the tournament’s Gold Bracket. Sweetwater lost its third game by scores of 13-25, 12-25 to Burleson. Sweet-water faced Sterling City and Wylie in bracket play.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22 Football Roscoe JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6 p.m.) teams at Munday (scrimmage)....
The Sweetwater offense continued to fly high in Thursday’s final scrimmage against Clyde at...
Sweetwater High School’s volleyball tournament kept its season record over .500 entering a...

 

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