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April 14th, 2014

Taste of Sweetwater benefits local seniors

April 14, 2014

The Taste of Sweetwater is an annual event people of Sweetwater and the surrounding areas have come to enjoy. It is a chance for residents to sample foods from many local restaurants and other food establishments under one roof. This year, the event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3-12.

Weekly sports calendar

April 14, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 14
Baseball
Sweetwater JV will play at Monahans, 5:30 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater’s Michael Hunt at Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 7 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater’s Michael Hunt at Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity and junior varsity teams will host Monahans at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Track
Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

April 14, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy, with a north-northwest wind at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 34. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 10 to 15 mph becoming north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

SHS track athletes to advance to area meet

April 14, 2014

Nine track athletes from Sweetwater High School are going to area competition after top-four finishes at the District 4-3A track meet that wrapped up Thursday in Big Spring.
The SHS boys qualified six athletes in a total of seven events, including two relays, and scored 81 points as a team to place third.
Both Isaiah McGee and Johnathan Browning are going to the area meet in four boys events. McGee, who scored an individual meet-high 26 points, qualified in the long jump, 200 dash and as a member of the 400 and 800 relays, which both had second-place finishes.

All-district golfers

April 14, 2014

Michael Hunt (left) and Mason Andrews placed fourth and eighth, respectively, among all medalists to earn all-district honors at the District 4-3A boys golf tour-nament.
Hunt will be competing as a medalist Monday and Tuesday at the Region I-3A tournament being held in Lubbock’s Shadow Hills Golf Course.
Also earning all-district honors at the District 4-3A girls golf tourney was Sweetwater’s Corynn Martin (10th place).

Mustangs fall back to 4th-place tie

April 14, 2014

BIG SPRING — Falling behind early has been common for Sweetwater’s baseball team since district play began. It happened again Friday as Big Spring led 3-0 after two innings and 4-0 after three. The Mustangs got one run back in the fifth and scored two more runs to make it 4-3 in the sixth, but couldn’t get any closer as Big Spring held on for a 5-3 victory over Sweetwater.
The Mustangs fell to 3-4 in district, with a more im-pressive 16-7 overall record, and are now tied for fourth place with Monahans with only three games left in the regular season.

7-run inning defeats Lady Mustangs

April 14, 2014

BIG SPRING — Despite out-hitting Big Spring 7-5 on Friday, Sweetwater fell to the Lady Steers, 7-1 ­— all of the runs scoring with two outs in the fourth inning.
Sweetwater scored its run in the fifth inning on two-out singles by Abby Garcia and Megan Holsey, but was unable to do more damage on the scoreboard. Garcia stole second before Holsey’s hit, then beat the throw to the plate to make it 7-1.

April 11th

Youth group visits Nolan Nursing

April 11, 2014

The Amos and Garrett Youth Group participated in a fun exercise program with the residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sweetwater. The youth group plan to come once monthly to fellowship and sponsor active games. Smiles, giggles and friendly competition were shared during the inter-generational activity.

Rainwater harvesting making a comeback

April 11, 2014

A lot of trends seem to come and go, and the re-emergence of the rainwater harvesting method seems to prove this point.
Commonly used in the early 1900s to converse water, rainwater harvesting is making a comeback in the state of Texas. The method captures, diverts and stores rainwater for later use, according to the Texas Water Resources Institute.

SPD thanks dispatchers for their service

April 11, 2014

Governor Rick Perry has declared April 13-19 National Telecommunications Week in honor of those individuals working 9-1-1 dispatch. Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s.

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