April 13th, 2013
It took 15 years before Sweetwaterâs 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 Saturdayâs 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.
The spring season is in full bloom, which means it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors!
On Saturday, April 27, Cornerstone Christian School will host "Beat the Street for Little Feet"--a family-fun event that will get everyone active and assist the local school. The function will be held on the school campus, located at the 4th and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater.
ROTAN â William âBillâ Harris King, 72, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his residence.Â Arrangements were made with Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Services will be at a later date.
Bill was born Oct. 27, 1940, to R.L. and Dovie Waldine (White) King at Little Rock, Ark.Â He lived in Snyder until moving to Rotan in 1980.Â Bill then moved to Las Vegas, Nev. and then to Sweetwater in 2003.Â He was a devoted friend and was always willing to help others in any manner.Â
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Merrie King and Tammie King; and one sister, Brenda Morris.
Harold Duvall, age 83, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Sweetwater.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Reverend Juanelle Jordan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.