April 15th, 2013
Rent-A-Center in Sweetwater recently donated a flat-screen television to Hoyt House senior assisted living community. Shown are Dorothy Duncan, Whitney Ashford, Gerald Runyard, Molly Thomas, Francis Springfield, Pauline Gillette, Almaz Webb, Casey Hewett, Sue Ulbrich, Martha Diggs and A.J. Cook.
A considerable amount of input was heard during a public hearing that took place at the April meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
The agenda stated that the public hearing would be for the consideration of a request to abandon and close a right-of-way located on East 5th Street, between Elm and Fowler Streets. The area is 80 feet wide and 180 feet long.
Greg Aiken of Sweetwater takes a lead off first base after his fourth-inning single Friday against Big Spring. Aikenâ€™s hit started a five-run inning that rallied the Mustangs from a 3-1 deficit to an 8-4 win which kept Sweetwater tied for first place in District 4-3A with Wylie. The Mustangs will play at Monahans on Tuesday.
It took 15 years before Sweetwaterâ€™s softball program finally got back into the playoffs in 2012.
On Friday, the Lady Mus-tangs claimed their second straight postseason berth with a 6-5 win over Big Spring in a game players on both teams may remember 15 years from now.
Sweetwater jumped out to a 4-0 lead after four innings, only to see the visiting Lady Steers battle back and tie it 5-5 by scoring twice in the top of the seventh.
The Sweetwater baseball team is so close to its first playoff berth in nine years that the Mustang players can taste it. But despite a come-from-behind 8-4 win here Friday over Big Spring, they will have to wait at least four more days to celebrate their accomplishment.
However, Sweetwater (6-1 district, 14-11 overall) is still tied with Wylie for first place with three games left, and this Saturdayâ€™s game in Sweetwater between the two teams could decide the eventual 4-3A champion.
Here are the Sweetwater High School athletes who qualified to compete in the area track meet this Friday, April 19 in Pecos:
Jonathan Browning â€” 400-meter relay
Deandre Gatson â€” triple jump
Kaleb Hoover â€” 400-meter run
Jay Lomas â€” 400-meter relay
Isaiah McGee â€” 200-meter run, 400-meter relay
Nick Nemir â€” 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, long jump, 400-meter relay
Mickenzie Brownlow â€” 1600 relay
Kayla Chowning â€” high jump
Zanesha Collins â€” discus
Kelsi Crosson â€” 800 relay, triple jump
Kendra Crosson â€” 800 relay, 1600 relay
Abby Garcia â€” 800 relay
Sweetwater Middle School had a number of its athletes competing at the season-ending district track meet April 6 in Big Spring. Results follow:
8TH GRADE BOYS
Team point total
and place unavailable
2400 â€” Michael Garcia 4th (9:01.78)
400 relay â€” 5th (48.88 â€” Gabriel Salazar, Hunter Mobley, Matthew Figueroa, Jacoby Hunt)
100 â€” Hunt 5th (12.39)
800 relay â€” 5th (1:44.59 â€” Salazar, Hunt, Figueroa, Mobley)
400 â€” Mobley 3rd (58.13)
1600 â€” Garcia 6th (5:49.40)
1600 relay â€” 6th (4:22.47 â€” Daniel Mendoza, Thomas Browning, Tyler Rea, Junior Lawhon)
Shot put â€” Hunt 5th (36-3 1/2)
Roscoe hosted the District 13-1A track meet on Thursday that also included Highland. Both schools advanced several athletes to the area meet this week.
Individual results are listed for Roscoe, Highland athletes only
* Area qualifier
Team totals â€” 1. Ira 161; 2. Highland 148; 3. Roscoe 137; 4. Westbrook 110; 5. Hermleigh 21; 6. Loraine 18.
100 â€” 6. Sydny Helbert, Highland, 14.75; 7. Schyler Kimbrell, Highland, 14.78.
200 â€” 1. *Sabrina Romero, Highland, 28.76; 5. Schyler Kimbrell, Highland 30.94; 7. Sydny Helbert, Highland, 31.17.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
Sweetwater JV will host Monahans, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Monahans at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell will host area meet (Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers will be at this meet).
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Sweetwater qualifiers will be competing at area meet in Pecos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwater JV will host Abilene Wylie, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
The owners of Paradise Boutique in Sweetwater, sisters Jacqi Johnson Martinez and Sheretta Johnson are celebrating â€” and now very busy â€” after a pair of their custom bling boots recently made their way, and a big impression, on the Fox Television show American Idol.
According to the sisters, they were contacted a few weeks ago by a friend of American Idol contestant Janelle Arthur of Tennessee, wanting a pair of their blinged boots for Arthur to wear on stage.