May 13th, 2013
Sweetwater and Andrews will meet in a best-of-3 regional quarterfinal baseball playoff series at Lubbock Christian University's Hays Field this weekend. The teams play Game 1 on Friday at 6 p.m.; Game 2 will be played Saturday starting at 2 p.m.; and Game 3, if necessary, begins 30 minutes after Game 2 ends.
LUBBOCK â€” It would be hard for Sweetwater to complain too much after the Mustangs finished off their best-of-3 area round playoff series against Pampa in just two games on Saturday with an 8-6 win.
But getting the sweep at Lubbock Christian Univer-sityâ€™s Hays Field was certainly challenging â€” and more than a bit frustrating.
The Mustangs (19-14) not only had to endure two weather delays that totalled more than an hour, but also had to weather a final-inning storm of their own as Pampa (13-14) scored three times and had the go-ahead run at third base.
AUSTIN â€” Nick Nemir of Sweetwater ended his high school career by narrowly missing out on a Class 3A medal Saturday night at the UIL state track meet.
However, his fourth-place finish in the boys 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.36 seconds beat out both of his competitors from Region I. Wylieâ€™s Patrick Walker and Glen Roseâ€™s Blake Eschbach, who beat out Nemir by finishing 1-2 at the regional meet, placed sixth and seventh at state, respectively.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 87. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 62, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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WOODROW â€” As they say, better late than never.
Everything about Game 1 of Sweetwaterâ€™s area playoff against Pampa wound up being way behind schedule on Friday, and that isnâ€™t just a reference to the fact that it began almost an hour-and-a-half later than planned â€” and at a different location â€” due to inclement weather at Lubbock Christian Univ-ersity that forced both teams to scramble for another field to play on.
AUSTIN â€” Five Nolan County athletes came away with state medals Friday at the Class 1A, Division II meet, and there were three other fourth-place finishes as well.
Blackwellâ€™s Jayden Jones won a first-place gold medal in the boys pole vault with a leap of 13 feet, six inches. Highlandâ€™s Michael Hyde won a third-place bronze in the same event at 12-6.
Friday night, Roscoe Collegiate High School seniors (19 of 27) graduated from Western Texas College with their Associate's degrees. Pictured (front row, from left to right) Torrey Willman, Carolina Perez, Faith Boren, Blanca Leanos, Crystal Luna, Mirian Solis, Lura Pantoja, Alura Renteria, Stina Tomlin, Kendall Moses, (back row, from left to right) Jose Aguayo, Tyler Bromley, Eduardo Gallegos, Landon Jones, Brennon Moore, Jose Rangel, Pete Ortega, Brant Burnett and Kyle Bromley.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on May 9, 2013.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1300 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€” 200 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 800 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 2700 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 100 block of E. New Mexico.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile â€”Â Disorderly conduct.
On Sunday, mothers across the country will be celebrated. However, the month also recognizes someone who is called a "mother to a mother," as May is "International Doula Month."
The word "doula" derives from the Greek word which means "a woman who serves." Today, that same word extends to describe a trained, experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after birth.
The Sweetwater Independent School District Board of Trustees recently signed a resolution honoring the 2012-2013 Sweetwater High School Choir UIL Solo and Ensemble competition state qualifiers.
"Sweetwater High School vocal soloists, Ashley Erwin, Jeremy Kamer, Cierra Knox, Sage Nelsen and Marissa Ramirez, have brought honor, pride and distinction to the city of Sweetwater and to the Sweetwater Independent School District during the 2013-2013 school year and have excelled in their performance by advancing to state UIL competition."