June 22nd, 2015
The public is invited to attend a retirement reception for Wayne McCormick on Wednesday, June 24, from 1-3 p.m. at the County-City Library in Sweetwater, located on 206 Elm, with extra parking available at the corner of 4th and Elm.
Read more in Monday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
A few more sports camps are planned this summer for local youth who want to improve their skills. Find all of the information in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old Little League all-stars will play their first District 5 tournament game at 6 p.m. today in Snyder. Front row from left are T.J. Henderson, Braxton Lopez, Ryan Alvarez, Cedric Ware, Coker John-ston; second row, Ayden Costillo, Greg Paty, Stason Hernandez, Elvis Gonzales, Jadyn Forbes, Cash Barnes; and back row, coaches Toby Forbes, Elvis Gonzalez and Keven Mann. Not pictured is player Javier Vasquez.
Two Mustang baseball camps were held last week, one for students entering grades 1-5 and the other for those entering grades 6-9. The younger students pictured (in no particular order) are Aaron Palma, Brody Gibson, Caden Wilburn, Camdyn Soto, Corbin Knapp, Ian Cortez, Jaden Doggett, Joshua Hale, Kreed Davis, Kyler Holsey, Michael Roers, Rhyder Glass, Seth Davis, Tyler Munoz, Cedric Ware and Gregory Paty.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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A 13-1 record in its first year in Class 4A, Division II signalled the start of a new era for Sweetwater football. In ending a five-year playoff drought, the Mustangs equalled the most wins in school history and won district, bi-district, area and regional titles. And Dave Campbellâ€™s Texas Football magazine says their fans can expect a repeat in 2015.
Read more--and find area varsity football schedules--in our weekend edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
Sweetwater High School girls head basketball coach Rusty Rainbolt, along with assistant SHS coach JoeBob Ussery, led two Lady Mustang basketball camps at the SHS gym this past week. Pictured are girls in the fifth grade and lower who were in the morning camp.
These students participated in Roscoe Collegiateâ€™s junior high basketball camp for boys and girls entering grades 6-9. Roscoe girls coach Kelly Jo Sexton led the camp. In no particular order are Jacie Alexander, Megan Kirkland, Jovana Pena, Riley Sheridan, Jaleigh Morales, Kinzie Buchanan, Bonnie Wilkinson, Hartley Wilkinson, Isabell Ortega, Zoe Cornutt, Jackson Dodd, London Garrett, Presley Sexton and Tagean Adkins.
These students participated in Roscoe Collegiateâ€™s Plowboy football camp for students entering grades 2-9. The camp was led by the Roscoe coaching staff.
In 1940 as Europe was enmeshed in WWII, three young pilots left the University of Wisconsin in a rattletrap Ford headed for the Plosser Prince Air Academy, Sweetwater, Texas to become flight instructors. These three pilots from Wisconsin, who were to become known as the Three Musketeers, were Paul Hill, a dairy major; Robert M. Snyder, an engineering major; and William Deppe, pre law. The purpose of the air academy was to train British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots through Rooseveltâ€™s Lend Lease Program.