May 6th, 2013
Sweetwater's Cole Maxwell holds up his team's bi-district championship trophy as teammate Shawn Campbell watches following the Mustangs' 7-6 Game 3 win over Fabens on Saturday.
Maxwell was the winning pitcher for Sweetwater, which plays Pampa in the Class 3A area playoffs beginning Friday at Lubbock Christian University.
See details of Saturday's action in Page 10 of today's edition or our online Sports section.
Ryan Linebaugh, son of Ronny and Portia Linebaugh, will be graduating in May with honors from Sweetwater High School. He will also be graduating Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Western Texas College with an Associate's of Arts Degree on May 10.
Recently, 11 students from Sweetwater Middle School competed in the TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches Association) State competition. In attendance were 106 schools and over 2000 middle school students from all over the state of Texas. The competition consists of four different sections. Students compete in Number Sense, Calculator, Mathematics and Science.
Marvin L. "Buddy" Scarborough, age 71, of Arlington, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 in a Dallas hospital.
His body will be cremated. No services are planned at this time.
Arlice Maxine (McFaul) Heffernan, age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Ray Browning officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
CRANE â Game 3 of the best-of-3 bi-district playoff between Sweetwater and Fabens was tied 6-6 in the top of the seventh inning on Saturday. The Mustangs had the go-ahead runner, Bray Amos, at third base with Shawn Campbell at bat and looking at a 2-2 count with two outs.
But then, all of a sudden, Amos streaked for home as Fabens pitcher Eric Ochoa was still in his windup.
Amos scored, Sweetwater was suddenly up 7-6, and all that was left was for Mus-tang pitcher Cole Maxwell to get three more outs.
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 77. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 56, and southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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LUBBOCK â Sweetwater got the first hit in Fridayâs Region I-3A area softball playoff game with Pampa on a one-out single by Mor-gan Gomez in the bottom of the first inning.
But it took the Lady Mus-tangs another five innings to get their second hit, and by then Pampa was firmly in control as the Lady Har-vesters ended Sweetwaterâs year with a 5-0 victory.
CRANE â Despite some missed opportunities, the Sweetwater baseball team got its first playoff series in nine years off to a success-ful start Friday.
But the Mustangsâ 5-4 bi-district win over Fabens in Game 1 of their best-of-3 series was suspenseful right down to the end.
Sweetwater stranded 10 runners in the contest, nine of them in the last four in-nings, but still was able to rally from a brief 3-2 defi-cit â and guarantee itself two chances Saturday at Crane High Schoolâs field to advance to the Class 3A area playoffs next week.
Listed below are the regional times and distances of the Nolan County athletes who qualified for the state track meet and where they rank among the nine state qualifiers in their events. The state track meet will be held May 10-11 at Austinâs Mike A. Myers Stadium:
(+ Wild card state qualifier)
CLASS 3A BOYS
+Nick Nemir, Sweet-water, 38.95 (5th)
CLASS 1A, DIVISION II BOYS
+Jesus Leanos, Roscoe, 10:29.34 (4th)
Sheldon Hall, High-land, 2:01.71 (1st)
Sheldon Hall, High-land, 51.99 (5th)