November 27th, 2013
A total of six Sweetwater High School athletes have earned all-District 4-3A vol-leyball recognition for their outstanding play during the 2013 season.
Senior Aly Heredia and sophomore Morgan Gomez were named to the 4-3A first team, wihle seniors Kayla Chowning and Shaneese Brown both made the sec-ond team. Junior Maddie Jones and sophomore Mikeilah Foust earned all-district honorable mention. It was the first time any of the six Lady Mustangs have received all-district honors.
Sweetwater fell behind 22-10 at Abernathy in the teamsâ non-district girls basketball game Tuesday in part because of difficulties handling the press.
Though the Lady Mus-tangs were able to close the gap to six points in the sec-ond period, they never com-pletely recovered and lost the game, 66-51.
âWe had 24 turnovers,â said Sweetwater coach Al Miller, whose teamâs record dropped to 2-3. âWe kind of shot ourselves in the foot and we got outhustled a bit. They were a little quicker than we were.â
Sweetwaterâs boys basket-ball team is now 2-0 for the season after winning 43-37 at Stanton on Monday.
Sweetwater fell behind 15-13 after one quarter, but outscored its hosts 11-4 in the second period to go up 24-19 at halftime and led 35-30 after three quarters.
Dylan Bennett scored 13 points to lead Sweetwater. Kaleb Hoover scored nine, J.P. Poe and Rhett Torres six, Marquees Jenkins four, Deâandre Gatson three and Jacob Peyton two.
Here are results from the Sweetwater Middle School basketball teamsâ games vs. Midland Greenwood played on Nov. 18 (individual scorers for Sweetwater are listed below the team scores):
7TH GRADE GIRLS
Sweetwater White 27, Greenwood 4
Mya Jackson 6, Taylor Shamblin 5, Destiny DeLa-Paz 4, Riley Dodd 4, Heaven Martinez 4, Kaci Webb 2, Angelica Beltran 2.
Sweetwater Red 33, Greenwood 13
Amber Knox 8, Brianne Morel 4, Valerie Colon 4, Josie Sanchez 4, Julia Rees 3, Kara Lehnert 2, Emerald Torres 2, Tish Williams 2, Hannah Mobley 2, Rasha-via Green 2.
8TH GRADE GIRLS
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Under the new management of Ben McCandliss, General Manager and Mattie Williams, Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express in Sweetwater welcomes former and new customers to see the renovations taking place at the hotel and to enjoy their many amenities available.
During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, approval was given to increase the authorized number of reserve deputies (non-paid) in the Sheriff's Office from four to six.
Sheriff David Warren stated that recently, more people have stepped up to serve in this role. While they serve on a voluntary basis, the non-paid reserve deputies take part in the full academy, just like a paid deputy.
As a result, the reserve deputies have the same power and authority. However, the decision to increase the number was required to go before the commissioners for approval.
Local Girl Scouts and Nolan County Girl Scouts Service Unit #722 showed their appreciation to the Sweetwater Municipal Band recently by giving each member a coffee mug.
The band performed at the Meet and Greet Under the Oaks event at Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains Camp Boothe Oaks.
Shown are Girl Scouts Ava Headstream and Lucy CastaÃ±eda donating the mugs to some of the members including Billy Weems, Landa Clay, Rudy Rivera, Bill Tinsley, David Jones and Clifford Ashley.
Memorial graveside services for Elizabeth âLibbyâ Sylvest, 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Rev. Brian Brownlow will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Sylvest died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Abilene Regional Hospital.
She was born July 12, 1927 in Clarksville, TN. She married Robert Ray Sylvest on Oct. 31, 1946, in Franklinton, LA.
Funeral services for Tanjua K. Clapper, 56, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Clapper died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 15, 1957, in Sweetwater. She married Mel Clapper on July 12, 1996 in Sweetwater.