March 10th, 2014
Thousands attended the 56th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 3,890 pounds, an increase from last yearâs total of 2,361 pounds. Those bringing in the most pounds of rattlesnake were first place Andy Lee with 681 pounds, second place Dennie Braswell with 592 pounds, third place Darrell and Kat McIntyre with 346 pounds, fourth place Eric Timaeus with 342 pounds and fifth place Bill Stinson with 282 pounds. The longest rattlesnake was caught by Darrell and Kat McIntyre and measured 76 inches long.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia âPatâ Joan Wallis, 84, of Sweetwater, will take place at noon on Thursday, March 13, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church (Holy Spirit Catholic Parish) with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Wallis died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
It may be spring break for Sweetwater ISD students all week, but the baseball and softball teams are both in action here today. Sweet-waterâs softball team starts District 4-3A play Friday at Snyder. The baseball team is now 11-3 after defeating Lake View, 8-1, in its fourth and final game Saturday to win the championship of the West Texas March Classic in Midland. Sweetwater had won eight straight entering todayâs game vs. Andrews at Sportsmanâs Park.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs girls golf teams recorded top finishes at their recent area tournaments. Shown, members of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams are pictured together after placing first and third, respectively, in Baird.
Pictured from left are Brooke Hefner, Gabby Reyes, Payton Moore, Alaina Andrews, Alexis Castillo, Kensi Chowning, Corynn Martin, Holly Johnson, Christa Martin and Mallory Carney. Corynn Martin was third place medalist.
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MONDAY, MARCH 10
Sweetwater varsity will host Andrews, noon.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Midland Christian at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.
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 play at Snyder (district openers), 5 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater JV will host Jim Ned, noon.
Stephen May is pictured in recent action for the Sweet-water High School baseball team, which was off to a 10-3 start and on a seven-game winning streak going into Saturdayâs final game of the West Texas March Classic tournament in Mid-land.
The Mustangs will host Andrews at noon Monday, and also host Estacado on Thursday before starting district play on March 18 at Mid-land Greenwood.
Here are results from the Sweetwater junior varsity and middle school track teams when they competed at meets held at Sweetwater and Colorado City, respec-tively:
Junior varsity boys
107 points (4th place)
100 â Deshaun Williams 4th (12.72)
200 â Michael Green 2nd (24.16); Michael Lawrence 4th (24.51)
400 â Hunter Mobley 2nd (56.88)
110 hurdles â Colby Greenwood 6th (19.84)
800 â Mark Lawrence 1st (2:14.08); Keegan Von Atzigen 5th (2:26.80)
Long jump â Williams 1st (20-3 1/2); Green T5th (17-6); Jacoby Hunt T5th (17-6)
High jump â Williams 1st (5-8); Green 2nd (5-6)
Sweetwater Jaycees Tommy Macon and Del Riley skin rattlesnakes at the 56th Annual Round-Up.
Many traveled to Sweetwater to attend the Sweetwater Jaycees 56th Annual Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. Many media outlets also visited, including Univision, a large Spanish station. Roger Ramirez, with the Lente-Viajero show, interviewed Sweetwater Jaycees Melinda Gomez and Pascual Ortiz for the show.