February 25th, 2014
The Sweetwater High School girls golf team shot a two-day score of 751 at its Sweetwater Golf Classic this past weekend for a second-place finish.
Sweetwater shot 364 in Fridayâs opening round and finished with a 387 on Saturday at the event held at Sweetwater Country Club.
The Lady Mustangs finished 33 shots behind first-place Midland Greenwood, which shot an opening 355 and finished with a 363 for a winning 718 total.
Today, we'll see a slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Otherwise, expect cloudy skies with the temperature falling to around 42 by 5pm. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight, cloudy skies will remain, with a low around 27 and blustery winds from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph after midnight, which is when we'll also have a 30 percent chance of showers.
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ABILENE â The Highland girls basketball team can check one more thing off its to-do list for 2014.
Thanks to a 51-37 win over Garden City in Saturday's Region II-1A, Division II final at Abilene Christian University, the Lady Hornets are returning to the state tournament in Austin for the second straight year.
That leaves one final, ultimate goal â the school's first-ever state championship in basketball. It's a goal the team has set for itself ever since losing to Saltillo 41-19 in the state semifinals a year ago.
Highland students of all ages were at Abilene Christian Universityâs Moody Coliseum on Saturday to cheer for the Highland girls basketball team as the Lady Hornets defeated Garden City 51-37 to advance to this weekâs state tournament in Austin.
Find more photos on page 5 of today's edition.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 62. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south-southeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 52 and winds from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, we'll see patchy fog and a chance of drizzle.
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MONDAY, FEB. 24
Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene High sophomores, 6 p.m.
Blackwell girls will play at Eden tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams at Snyder, 4 p.m.
Highland junior high teams (opener) at Westbrook.
TUESDAY, FEB. 25
Sweetwater varsity at Ranger Junior College JV, 4 p.m.
Blackwell boys will play at Eden tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams play at San Angelo Lake View at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls and Highland teams will play at Baird tournament.
ABILENE â Theyâve often battled for district championships in the past.
But on Friday, the stakes were even higher for High-land and Roby as the two old rivals met in a Region II-1A, Division II girls semifinal at Abilene Christian Univer-sityâs Moody Coliseum.
And unlike most of those earlier meetings, this one was no contest.
No. 2-ranked Highland (27-3) was in complete control from the opening tip, racing to a 12-0 lead before Roby got on the board with 4:57 left in the first quarter.
The Sweetwater Jaycees are gearing up for the 56th Annual Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
Media day is held a few weeks before the Round-Up every year where Miss Snake Charmer contestants are introduced to the media and the Jaycees demonstrate how to milk the snakes of their venom to make anti-venom. The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is an educational event held on the second weekend of March.
Broadway Baptist Church
A couple of weeks ago on what is famously known as âGround Hog Dayâ in Punxsutawney, PA, Phil saw his shadow, which is supposed to mean six more weeks of winter.Â Honestly, it doesnât make me feel any better knowing winter will carry way into the month of March.Â
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon at 400 E. Avenue A in Sweetwater âÂ the site for the new Sweetwater Police Department.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda and Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham spoke at the ceremony, saying that the new building has been a long time coming and construction is expected to be finished by December.