April 10th, 2014
Michael Hunt of Sweetwater watches his tee shot on the No. 1 hole at Sweetwater Country Club during the final round of the District 4-3A boys golf tournament on Tuesday.
Hunt shot a 228 total for his three rounds to qualify for Region I-3A tournament, which will be held April 14-15 at Lubbockâ€™s Shadow Hills course.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be breezy and from the southwest at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
We'll see mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 60 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph.
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"Safe haven" and "neutral environment" were words Hattie Allen with the Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas used to describe child advocacy centers Tuesday night during the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center's annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet and fundraiser. She was the guest speaker for the evening.
Four junior students from Sweetwater High School have been selected to attend RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp this summer at the Lone Tree Ranch near Capitan, New Mexico.
Sweetwater representatives will be Jeremy Witt, Abigail McPherson, Madison Jones and Blake Cumbie. Camp RYLA assists students in problem solving, conflict management and learning effective leadership.
Michael Hunt of Sweet-water will make his first trip to regionals next week after shooting his best round of the District 4-3A golf tour-nament Tuesday while play-ing on his home course.
After shooting 77s in the first two rounds of the tour-nament, Hunt carded a 74 in his final round â€” which was played at Sweetwater Country Club â€” to finish fourth among district medalists with a 228 total.
A great pitching effort and timely hitting Tuesday allowed Sweetwater to end its three-game losing streak by beating Midland Green-wood, 5-1, here Tuesday.
Sweetwater (3-3, 16-6) solidified its sagging playoff hopes out of District 4-3A by moving within a game of Snyder and Big Spring, who are both 4-2 and tied for second place after the Steers â€” once 0-2 â€” won their fourth straight Tuesday by beating the Tigers, 9-5. The Mustangs also moved ahead of Monahans (2-4), which lost 14-4 Tuesday to first-place Wylie, which is 5-1.
Enjoying a 7-5 lead after five innings, the Sweetwater Lady Mustang softball team seemed headed for its first district win of the season when it faced second-place Midland Greenwood here Tuesday. But Greenwood ruined the celebration with a 10-run assault in the last two innings to beat Sweet-water, 15-11.
Greenwood which trails first-place Snyder by two games, improved to 5-2 in district play and 12-12 over-all. Sweetwater, despite by far its highest-scoring game in district play so far, fell to 0-7 and 9-13.
Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 59 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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Sweetwater has seen slight rain and thunder and lightning to go along with it in the past few days.
Local photographer Ryan Smith captured this shot of lightning on Hailey Street in Sweetwater on Sunday evening.
The West Texas Barrel Racing Association was presented with $2,500 checks from both the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Nolan County Coliseum Board during the WTBRA's Extravaganza held this past weekend at the coliseum.
Presenting the checks were Kirk Maberry (left), representing the coliseum board and the Chamber, and Jeff Howard (far right), manager of the coliseum. Among those pictured from the WTBRA are president Jenny Bufkin, awards director Amanda Maxfield, vice president GiGi Robinson and secretary Laura Johnson.