March 11th, 2014
Miss Texas was the Grand Marshall at the Rattlesnake Review Parade, attended and signed photos at the Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant and attended the 56th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
She also visited campuses of Sweetwater Independent School District. See more photos on Page 5.
Right off the heels of last week (March 2-8) being declared Severe Weather Preparedness Week by the National Weather Service (NWS), an upcoming training seminar will be held locally to bring awareness on storm spotting.
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater is hosting its first-ever scholarship golf tournament in conjunction with the Sweetwater Country Club.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 29, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and tee times starting at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $45 per person (pre-registration) or $50 for those registering on the day of the tournament.
Fees include green fee, cart and range balls. While the event is a four-person scramble, single participants can register and will be accepted.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Isidro Gonzalez, 94, of Roscoe, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Immaculate Heart (Holy Spirit Catholic Parish). Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Gonzalez died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
He was born May 15, 1919 in San Fernando, Mexico. He married Angelina Araquez on March 23, 1941 in Matamoros, Mexico.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Lubbock Estacado at noon and 3 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
Dana Hohn of Sweetwater and Alexis Lara of Roscoe compete at girls state meet in Corpus Christi.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater JV will host Jim Ned, noon.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.
Victories can come in all kinds of ways.
And lately, thatâ€™s all the Sweetwater High School baseball team has done in building a 12-3 season rec-ord with just one game left until District 4-3A play gets started next week.
Having said that, Mon-dayâ€™s 9-8 win over Andrews at Sportsmanâ€™s Park â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s ninth straight â€” wonâ€™t soon be forgotten by anyone who saw it.
It came after the Mustangs trailed 8-1 with only six outs remaining, and 8-3 going into their final at bat before scoring six runs in the bot-tom of the seventh.
After being idle for the previous eight days, Sweet-water High Schoolâ€™s softball team finally returned to ac-tion Monday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
And in what was their last game before the start of dis-trict play, the Lady Mus-tangs shook off the rust to outscore Midland Christian, 14-12, while improving to 9-6 this season.
Sweetwater trailed only once (1-0 after a half inning) against Midland Christian, but the visitors kept things interesting until the end.
The Sweetwater boys track team got individual wins from Isaiah McGee and Deshaun Williams this past Friday at the Steer Relays in Big Spring.
McGee long jumped 20 feet, 9 1/4 inches to win his event and Williams was first in the high jump (6-0). Also placing in the high jump was Johnathan Browning, who cleared 5-10 for a fourth-place finish.
The girls got top individual finishes from Ziggy Collins, who was second in the discus (97-10); Abby Garcia, who was third in the high jump (5-0) and fourth in the 200 (27.41); and Nis-ha Williams, who was fourth in the 100 (13.34).
Several Roscoe athletes posted top finishes when the school hosted its annual Blackland Divide Relays this past Friday.
Those athletes who placed are listed here.
200 â€” Shelton Toliver 3rd (23.78)
400 â€” Kevin Lavalais 1st (55.36)
800 â€” Braiden Moore 4th (2:26.16)
1600 â€” Jesus Leanos 2nd (5:09.67); Luis Villa 6th (5:35.57)
3200 â€” Leanos 1st (11:22.92); Villa 2nd (11:55.48)
110 hurdles â€” Dillon Freeman 2nd (17.77); Mat-thew Davila 3rd (20.87)
300 hurdles â€” Max Nemir 2nd (43.48); Freeman 4th (45.15)
400 relay â€” 2nd (46.68 â€” Vincent Pantoja, Lavalais, Nemir, Toliver)
Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be breezy and from the west around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 36 and areas of blowing dust. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, becoming northern at 25 to 30 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
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