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April 15th, 2014

Local forecast for Tuesday

April 15, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 44 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

April 14th

SHS students place in Academic UIL competition

April 14, 2014

Several Sweetwater High School students participated in the Academic UIL competition. Advancing to the State competition are Kevin Thompson, who received first place in Current Issues and Events; Rachel Gray who received first place in News, first in Headlines and second in Editorials.
Jonathon Browning received third place in Spelling and was named a State Alternate.
Members of the second place team in Social Studies included Cody Kincheloe (fifth place in Social Studies), Eathen Speer (fourth place in Social Studies), Austin Watts and Francisco Olguin.

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.

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