March 24th, 2015

SW football awards banquet set

March 24, 2015

The Sweetwater High School 2014-15 Football Awards Banquet will be held Monday, March 30 at the Center at Texas State Technical College.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 24, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.

Tuesday's local weather

March 24, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph will shift to the west in the afternoon. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 58 and west-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will become south-southeast.
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March 23rd

College Basketball March Madness Recap and Predictions

March 23, 2015

Big Dance Round Up and Look Ahead

Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.

Midwest Region

TNB awards Good Grades Pay winners

March 23, 2015

Fifty-four Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the fourth six weeks of the 2014-2015 school year and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the fourth six seeks of the 2014-2015 school year were Jacob Coppedge (9th Grade), Lichen Zhang (10th Grade), Mikeilah Foust (11th Grade) and Colin Dunn (12th Grade).

Get all the details in Monday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Commissioner Miller honors SHS student with ‘Grow’ award

March 23, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller honored Leah Warren, a senior at Sweetwater High School as the winner of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s monthly GROW award. The award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work to middle and high school students who demonstrate leadership and excellence inside and outside the classroom.

Learn more in Monday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Mustangs start district Tuesday

March 23, 2015

The Sweetwater High School baseball team will begin District 2-4A action at 7 p.m. Tuesday when it entertains Levelland. Kneeling from left are Hardy Escobar, Max Gomez, Jordan McGee, Chris Figueroa, Isaiah McGee; standing, Michael Lawrence, Scott Warner, Tyler Beasley, Hayden Reeves, Ty Crain and J.P. Poe. Not pictured are Branson Guelker, Kaegan Jeffrey and Hunter Mobley. Roland Herrera is the team’s head coach.

Roscoe elementary basketball tournament scheduled for April 18

March 23, 2015

Roscoe Collegiate has scheduled an elementary basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades K-6 for Saturday, April 18.

Get all the details in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Local forecast for Monday

March 23, 2015

Today, we'll have some patchy fog before 10 a.m.; otherwise, expect sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
We should see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 60 and breezy winds from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
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Weekly sports calendar

March 23, 2015

Sweetwater JV White hosts Abilene Cooper sophomores, 6 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys and girls at district tourna-ment in Big Spring.
Sweetwater JV Red will host Levelland (district opener), 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Levelland (district opener), 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls will be playing the first leg of district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater varsity will host Levelland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Levelland, 7 p.m.

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