A total of nine Nolan County football athletes have been given all-region honors from the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association.
Blackwellâ€™s Jayden Jones was named to the all-region Division II, Region II first team as both a running back and a linebacker. Blackwellâ€™s Mason Magness and Ted Chambliss made the second team at cornerback and safety, respectively while Cody Shamblin, Mark Monroe and Franck Cano received all-region honorable mention.
The Highland girls improved to 15-3 this season by with a 68-26 victory over Throckmorton on Thursday, while the Blackwell boys (3-10) got their first District 14-A, Division II win Friday with a 54-24 victory over Sterling City.
Sierra Allen had 15 points, Madison Moseley 14, Han-nah Allen 11 and Beth Richburg 10 for Highland while Lora Stewart scored eight, Kaylee Martin six and Schyler Kimbrell four for Highlandâ€™s girls, who came up with 31 of their points in the second quarter.
THURSDAY, DEC. 27
Sweetwater varsity boys play at Anson tournament through Saturday, Dec. 29.
Sweetwater varsity girls play at Slaton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 29.
Roscoe varsity teams play at Eula tournament through Saturday, Dec. 29.
FRIDAY, DEC. 28
Highland varsity teams at Spur starting at 2 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys host Irion County, 2 p.m.
VS. COLORADO CITY
Colorado City 34,
JV-freshmen boys 26
Sweetwater individual scoring: Denzell Moore 8, Jâ€™Corey Amos 5, Michael Lawrence 5, Johnathan Browning 2, Hardy Escobar 2, Michael Hazard 2, Alontae Heath 2.
VS. COLORADO CITY
Colorado City 26
Sweetwater individual scoring: Cierra Knox 12, Lexi Castillo 7, Maddie Jones 7, Shaneese Brown 6, Bianca Castillo 6, Abby McPherson 6, Morgan Whitley 4, Jaya Atkins 2, Nisha Williams 2. Sweetwater record: 14-0.
AT MIDLAND CHRISTIAN
Midland Christian 27,
Roscoe JV boys 35, TLCA 33
Roscoe individual scoring: Rafael Aguayo 17, Kevin Lavalais 11, Luis Villa 6, Vincent Pantoja 1.
Forsan 46, Roscoe JV boys 26
Roscoe individual scoring: Rafael Aguayo 11, Roman Acuna 6, Luis Villa 5, Chase Cathey 2, Kevin Lavalais 2.
Highland JV boys 18
Highland individual scoring: Emrick Wilson 9, Zack Cornett 6, Kevin Pantoja 2, Eli Shelton 1.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Roscoe girls 10, Hermleigh 7
Roscoe individual scoring: J. Guzman 3, Alex Guia 2, Murissa Horton 2.
Roscoe 7th grade boys 18, Highland 7th grade boys 9
Hoyt House in Sweetwater is welcoming a new member to their staff. Helen Marshall is serving the local assisted living center as the Residence Sales Manager.
Marshall's journey to this new role began three months ago when she was contacted by the regional director of Assisted Living Concepts (ALC), Joshua Lindsey. As a result of her skills and educational background, she joined the Hoyt House team in October.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Dec. 20, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of Orange.
â€˘Â Counterfeit â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 400 block of Canfil.
â€˘Â Assault â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of Orange.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Vanessa Chavez, 24 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘Â Marta Solis, 44 â€”Â Theft/INS hold.
â€˘ Mirna Padilla, 24 â€”Â Theft/INS hold.
Pictured are members of the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (WTCAC) picking up toiletry donations from the Doug Sitter State Farm office. Since mid-November, a variety of toiletry donations were being accepted the Doug Sitter State Farm office, which will be given to families that were served by the WTCAC over the past year. Pictured are Brandi Sitter, Madison Black and Teresa Zarate of the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, and State Farm agent Doug Sitter.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 11 people this week. Two of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Kenneth Ray Acorn, Jr. was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Acorn knowingly possessed more than four grams, but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance on May 22, 2012. His bond was set at $15,000.
During the Cline Shale Session held in Sweetwater on Dec. 14, some individual responses were given along with news updates on the buzz over the upcoming oil exploration and development opportunity.
One representative noted that cities "will not believe" the magnitude of the incoming industry. An increase in traffic with people, transportation--notably trucks and restaurants would be evident.