Archive - Mar 2011

March 30th

(Glenn) Don Land (1942-2011)

March 30, 2011

Don was survived by his beautiful wife of 41 years, Linda Land; his mother Nona Land; sister Sandra; brother-in-law, Merrill; daughter, Donita Mattern; son-in-law and very good friend Dan Mattern; nieces, Kimberly and Phyllis; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Don was born to Nona and Shelby Land in Brownwood, Texas on Oct. 24, 1942. He was a very well-liked football player in Brownwood and Sweetwater. At the age of 18 years he bravely joined the Navy and married his first wife, Jean. Together they had their only child, daughter Donita, who was born in 1962.

Weekly Sports Calendar

March 30, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Brownwood starting at 4:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Tuesday, March 29)
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 7 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder starting at 7 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Track
Sweetwater varsity teams at McMurry Relays, Abilene.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Colorado City meet.
Highland varsity teams at Gorilla Relays, Trent.
Blackwell varsity teams at Gorilla Relays, Trent.

Lady Lions shut out Lady Mustangs, 8-0

March 30, 2011

After averaging eight runs in its first two district games and scoring 19 in an easy win over Crane on Friday, a high-scoring Sweetwater softball team entertained first-place Brownwood here Tuesday with a chance to really make a statement.
But the Lady Lions were the only ones scoring runs, while competely shutting down Sweetwater’s offense to win, 8-0, at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex.

Stangs, Lions will try again today

March 30, 2011

Tuesday’s scheduled 7 p.m. District 5-3A baseball contest at Newman Park between Sweetwater and Brownwood was can-celled because of lighting problems at the park, according to Sweetwater coach Roland Herrera. The game has been rescheduled for today starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater brings an 0-1 district record into the game, which is the first of four consecutive district home games. Brownwood, the defend-ing District 5-3A cham-pion, is 1-0.

Nemir, L’baugh are 10-11 at state

March 30, 2011

Sweetwater’s Sam Nemir and Ryan Linebaugh finished in 10th and 11th place, respectively, among Class 3A lifters in the 165-pound weight class at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Division II meet that was held on Saturday in Abilene.

SHS girls 2nd at district golf tourney after opening round

March 30, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s girls golf team is in second place after hosting the first round of the district golf tournament on Tuesday at Sweetwater Country Club, although no Lady Mustang is currently among the top five medalists.
Sweetwater shot 370 as a team to outdistance everyone except Snyder, which shot 341 to take a 29-stroke lead in the 54-hole event, which resumes next Monday at Wylie.
Sarah Witt had Sweetwa-ter’s best individual round. Witt carded a 90, putting her in a tie for sixth place and nine out of the lead.

Shelton wins three events

March 30, 2011

EARLY — Sweetwater’s Jayci Shelton won three events to pace the Lady Mustangs to a third-place finish at Early’s track meet this past Saturday.
Here are Sweetwater’s varsity and JV results from the Early meet:
VARSITY GIRLS
Triple jump — 3. Browning, 35-0.
Long jump — 1. Shelton, 16-2 1/4; 5. Crosson, Sweetwater, 15-2.
High jump — 2. Campbell, 4-8.
100 hurdles — 1. Shelton, 15.01.
800 Relay — 2. Sweetwater, 1:50.70.
300 hurdles — 1. Shelton, 45.74; 5. Browning, 49.86.
200 — 1. Crosson, 27.06.
1600 relay — 3. Sweetwater, 4:20.09.
VARSITY BOYS
400 relay — 5. Sweetwater, 46.57.

Area tracksters compete at Roby

March 30, 2011

Here are the area track results from Roby’s meet this past weekend:
VARSITY GIRLS
Team totals — 5. Highland 65; 6. Roscoe 52.
100 — 5. Gaston, Blackwell, 13.62.
800 — 1. Morales, Roscoe, 2:29.49.
1600 — 1. Morales, Roscoe, 6:02.36; 2. Craig, Roscoe, 6:24.11; 5. Luna, Roscoe, 6:56.05.
3200 — 1. Craig, Roscoe, 13:40.75.
400 relay — 6. Highland, 55.82.
800 relay — 4. Highland, 2:53.21.
1600 relay — 2. Highland, 4:36.29; 3. Roscoe, 4:39.65.
100 hurdles — 2. Richburg, Highland, 18.19; 5. Monroe, Highland, 20.87; 6. McGlothlin, Blackwell, 21.02.

March 29th

Drug house demolished

March 29, 2011

A few months ago, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office conducted a raid of a residence addressed as 1110 Runnels Street in Sweetwater. Numerous arrests were made as a result of an investigation that lasted several months. This address was very well known in Sweetwater and Nolan County for the large amount of drug trafficking (primarily crack cocaine) that took place at this house. As a result, the house was seized and subsequently forfeited in 32nd District Court. District Attorney Ann Reed handled the forfeiture proceedings and the house was award

Grand Opening planned for Family Dollar

March 29, 2011

Family Dollar in Sweetwater is currently going through some major changes inside the store and customers will get to see the finished product this weekend during the store's Customer Appreciation Weekend.

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