February 24th, 2015

Local sports calendar

February 24, 2015

Highland vs. Grady (Class 1A girls regional quarterfinal playoff), 6 p.m., Howard College, Big Spring.
Highland vs. Sands (Class 1A boys bi-district playoff), 8 p.m., Sterling City.
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater varsity (Field 1) and JV (Field 2) will host Abilene Cooper at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Granbury tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams at season-opening Colorado City meet.

Weather creates havoc as some events are cancelled

February 24, 2015

Monday’s icy weather forced changes and cancellations for some area and local sports events.

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SW girls are 2nd at Snyder

February 24, 2015

A six-shot improvement allowed Sweetwater’s girls to leapfrog over two schools to a second-place Division I finish at Snyder’s two-day golf tournament Saturday.

Read more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local weather for Tuesday

February 24, 2015

We'll see some areas of freezing drizzle before 11 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 41. Wind chills could be between 19 and 29. Winds will be from the southwest around 5 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon.
For tonight. we should see a slight chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of snow. Precipitation chances are at 50%. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 29 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
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February 23rd

Winter weather causing wrecks, hazardous roads

February 23, 2015

Due to the winter weather that has come into the area, roads in Nolan County are extremely slick and hazardous. Travel is nearly impossible on all roadway types and is certainly highly discouraged.

Learn more in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

RPMH hosts 24-hour treadmill walkathon

February 23, 2015

In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of cardiovascular diseases, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) once again hosted a 24-Hour Treadmill Walkathon, Feb. 20-21, 2015. The event took place at the hospital’s new Community Wellness Center with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.

Read more in Monday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

SHS art students participate, advance in State VASE

February 23, 2015

Sweetwater High School art students participated in the Region14 Visual Art Scholastic Event Saturday. Advancing to State VASE are Keegan Von Atzigen, Kala Wofford, Abby Lynch and Kendra Pack. Lizzy Hendrick's sculpture will be on display at the Grace Museum for Youth Art Month in March. Victoria Carley received a Superior rating for her Dotted Butterfly.

Highland boys start playoffs today

February 23, 2015

The calendar says late February, which means the high school basketball playoffs are underway. And if weather permits, the Highland boys face Sands at 7 p.m. in Sterling City to begin their run today.

Read more in Monday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: NFL scouting combine: Winners and Losers

February 23, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: NFL scouting combine: Winners and Losers

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

February 23, 2015

A 70% chance of freezing rain and sleet will be likely today, with some thunder also possible. It will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 24 and north-northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values could be between 8 and 14. Little to no ice accumulation is expected, with total daytime sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
For tonight, we'll see mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 22 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to light and variable in the evening. Wind chill values will be between 15 and 20.
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