February 19th, 2013
Note: There may be additional basketball playoff games later this week.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
Class 1A, Division II girls regional quarterfinal: Highland vs. Water Valley, 6:30 p.m., Ballinger High School.
Class 1A, Division II boys bi-district: High-land vs. Robert Lee, 8 p.m., Ballinger High School.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity will play at Granbury tournament through Saturday, Feb. 23.
Highland basketball fans will get a double treat today as both of its teams have Class 1A, Division II playoff games that will be held at Ballinger High School.
Highlandâs girls begin the doubleheader by taking on Water Valley at 6:30 p.m. in a regional quarterfinal. Highland advanced by beating Zephyr 48-29 in its area playoff this past Friday. Sierra Allen had 16 points and Hannah Allen 11 to pace the 13-A, Division II champion Lady Hornets, who had a first-round bye.
Highland is 28-4 for the season, while Water Valley, the runnerup in 14-A, Division II, is 25-5 overall.
Sweetwater got its base-ball season off to a roaring start here Monday, crushing San Angelo Lake View 11-0 in six innings.
The Mustangs were near-ly flawless in the three key areas against Lake View.
Ten different players ac-counted for their 12 hits and the 11 runs came from nine different players. Eight dif-ferent players had an RBI. The pitching held Lake View to one hit, a third-inning two-out single. The Mus-tangs were also errorless in the field.
Expect mostly sunny skies this morning with a high near 59. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, showers are likely with a possible thunderstorm. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 45 and southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph; chance of rain is at 60%.
So when's our best chance for rain coming? Visit weather.gov to find out.
Sweetwater High School will field a very experienced baseball team today when the Mustangs open their 2013 season with a 7 p.m. home game against San Angelo Lake View.
The JV team will also begin its season today against Lake View at 5 p.m.
Ten players who earned at least all-district honorable mention in 2012 are back for a Sweetwater team that narrowly missed getting to the playoffs last year.
Registration opened for the fifth annual Suddenlink Open Tony Gibson Memorial Fishing Tournament, to be held Saturday, March 2, at the Concho Pavilion on Lake O.H. Ivie, 24282 County Road 4763, in Millersview.Â Once again Joe Thomas, host of âStihlâs Reel in the Outdoorsâ on Outdoor Channel â Americaâs Leader In Outdoor TV, will award prizes and greet competitors.
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon. The hospital announced that the event is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and run through 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, at the hospitalâs Cardiac Rehab Center.
As cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, RPMH continues to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases through community events such as the walkathon.
If you've ever walked into the Sweetwater Reporter office and wondered who the smiling face is that greets you, wonder no more. That lovely lady is ShaQuita Bray.
Quita was born in Ft. Worth and grew up in Abilene where she attended Abilene High School. She moved to Sweetwater in 2006, and has remained here ever since.
The Sweetwater Fire Department recently had a wildfire class put on by Texas A&M Extension Service.Â It was a week-long class, put on at the local fire station.
The class covered many topics, ranging from safety on the fire grounds, to what equipment to take on deployment, communications, fire behavior in the wildfire setting, managing risk and deploying a fire shelter.Â
A public hearing was held during February's Sweetwater City Commission meeting to consider requests for the abandonment and closure of two right-of-ways.
The first right-of-way is platted as a future dead-end street extension of Industrial Drive, which is currently undeveloped and located in the western portion of Lot 8 of the industrial park. A similar, yet developed, parallel dead-end street currently exists approximately 155 feet to the east.