January 21st, 2013
Monday will mark the twenty-seventh observation of a holiday honoring a man who took steps to make a positive imprint in society while doing so in a calm and non-violent manner.
Martin Luther King, Jr.--also known more succinctly as MLK--was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to a pastor and school teacher and was the middle child of three. Considered a gifted student, King attended a segregated public school, only to follow in the footsteps of his father and headed to Morehouse College as a fifteen-year-old.
As we are well into January, many people who have set new goals and resolutions for the New Year have already broken one or many of them. If you have put off making health and exercise changes to your lifestyle for 2013, it is never too late to recommit.
âEach year, three of the top five resolutions made by American adults consist of health- and exercise-related goals,â said Wes Stafford, director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH). âPeople understand the need, but often fall short of motivation.â
Sweetwaterâs girls scored 24 points to win the team title at the season-opening powerlifting meet Thursday in Big Spring, beating out Colorado City (23 points) and Big Spring (22).
The Sweetwater boys also went to Big Spring and fin-ished with 22 points for fourth place. Lake View won the division with 45 points.
The only weight class winner for the Sweetwater girls was Nay Gonzales, who lifted a total of 560 pounds in the 220-pound class.
Expect cooler temperatures on your Martin Luther King Day forecast, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 39 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will become southern winds.
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ABILENE â A convincing Sweetwater victory at Snyder on Tuesday, coupled with Wylieâs surprisingly-narrow win at Greenwood, gave the Mustangs hope they could put up a tough fight here Friday.
But the No. 5 Bulldogs had other ideas.
While Sweetwater jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, Wylie was relentless after gaining the upper hand as it rolled to a 76-25 win.
ABILENE â For a half, the Sweetwater girls were competitive against No. 18-ranked Wylie on Friday on the Lady Bulldogsâ home floor, trailing by just seven (26-19) as they went to the dressing room.
At that point, the Lady Mustangsâ dream of pulling into a first-place tie with Wylie â which actually led by just four points, 23-19, until hitting a 3-pointer just before halftime â in District 4-3A seemed possible.
The Highland and Roscoe girls were big winners on the court in District 13-A, Division II basketball action Friday as they won by 54 and 49 points, respectively, against outmatched foes.
The Highland and Roscoe boys, however, lost games by a total of seven points.
Just how dominant have the Highland girls been in district play so far? The Lady Hornets ended the first half of the schedule Friday with an average winning margin of more than 41 points.
MONDAY, JAN. 21
Highland junior high teams (except 8th grade girls) host Roscoe starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams play at Sterling City starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 22
Sweetwater girls host Big Spring â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Big Spring â JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Hermleigh starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity teams host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV girls host Knox City, 4 p.m.
GIRLS AT SAN
SA Lincoln 29,
8th grade Red 16
Sweetwater individual scoring: Kensi Chowning 8, Lauren Jones 4, Maddie Berry 4.
SA Lincoln 29,
7th grade Red 18
Sweetwater individual scoring: Jessica Poe 8, Sonora Medellin 6, Jaelynn Page 2, Ainsleigh Nelson 2.
8th grade Red 25,
SA Lincoln 17
Sweetwater individual scoring: Lauren Jones 6, Maddie Jones 4, Davina Walker 2, Annaliese Espinoza 2.
7th grade Red 16
8th grade Red 22
Sweetwater individual scoring: Jordan McGee 11, Hunter Mobley 9, Dylan Ausborn 2.
7th grade Red 21,
Sweetwater individual scoring: Daniel Avila 6, Mason Maxwell 5, Kiante McCoy 2, Michael Green 2, Kobe Clark 2, Isak Alvarez 2, Ky Hoover 2, Chris Thompson 2.
7th grade White 23
Sweetwater individual scoring: Jose Solis 7, Jacob Trevino 6, Justin Johnson 5, Kurt Wetsel 2, Steven Limones 2, Zachary Hester 1.