The George Parks Memorial has finally arrived and been placed in Memorial Park across from the Museum. Thanks to the generosity of all those who donated to make the idea a reality, we now have a permanent marker to serve as a tribute to George and all he did for the community and its boys for almost all his adult life.
A formal dedication is planned for Spring Fling in mid-April, and those of us living here in Roscoe hope that enough former Boy Scouts, Boys Club members, and other well-wishers will attend to make the affair a reunion of sorts.
More details will be provided as that date approaches, but for now we invite one and all to check out the memorial marker honoring George in Memorial Park.
VINCENT PANTOJA IS NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AS SEVERAL PLOWBOYS MAKE ALL-DISTRICT FOOTBALL TEAM
|Vincent Pantoja on a 66-yard TD run against Ranger in October.|
Shelton Toliver, a junior receiver, was one of the 23 players named to the district’s first-team offense, while lineman Landon Jones and cornerback Brant Burnett, both seniors, were among the 25 players named to the first-team defense. Chris Deleon, a senior, was one of seven utility players also named to the district’s first team.
Plowboys landing spots on the second-team offense were senior running back Eduardo Gallegos, and junior receivers Jesus Leanos and Esteban Benivamondez. Named to the second-team defense were senior lineman Joe Luis Aguayo, senior end Jose Rangel, junior cornerback Jesus Leanos, and freshman safety Kevin Lavalais.
Honorable mention on offense went to sophomore quarterback Cutter Davila, junior receiver Zack Longoria, senior linemen Alex Rhoades and Brenon Moore, and sophomore lineman Chase Cathey.
Making honorable mention on defense were junior safety Luke Rovig, junior lineman Rafael Pantoja, and sophomore linemen Dominic Pantoja and Anthony Ortegon.
District 7-AII’s MVP was senior quarterback Jake Bumguardner of Albany, and Coach of the Year honors went to Albany’s Denney Faith. Albany made it to the regional championship game before losing to Munday this past weekend. Offensive Newcomer of the Year was sophomore Sterling Dowden of Roby.
The District 7-AII Football Academic All-District results were also announced. Plowboys on this year’s Academic All-District team are seniors Brant Burnett and Jose Rangel; juniors Kane Peavy, Shelton Toliver, and Luke Rovig; and sophomore Chase Cathey.
PLOWGIRLS TOP TLCA 55-21, FINISH THIRD IN HIGHLAND TOURNAMENT
The Plowgirls easily defeated the TLCA (Texas Leadership Charter Academy of San Angelo, formerly the Tree of Life Christian Academy) Lady Eagles last night 55-21 in a basketball game played in Roscoe Collegiate’s Special Events Center. The game was never close as the Plowgirls jumped out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and then coasted to victory.
Faith Boren led the Plowgirls in scoring with 22 points, and Mirian Solis had 9.
The Plowgirls played also three games last weekend in the Highland Tournament and came in third. On Thursday they blew out Blackwell 60-18. They were ahead 28-5 at the end of the first quarter and cruised to a victory from there. High scorers for the Plowgirls were Eva Aguayo with 11 points, and Shelby Brown, Faith Boren, and Carolina Perez, all with 10.
Unfortunately, the Plowgirls lost the second game to Garden City 25-20. They were ahead at the half 17-7 and the end of the third quarter 20-18, but Garden City held them scoreless in the fourth quarter in a come-from-behind victory. High scorers for the Plowgirls were Carolina Perez with 5 points and Faith Boren and Stina Tomlin, both with 4.
Then in their third game, the Plowgirls easily defeated Eldorado 40-19. Eva Aguayo led the Plowgirls with 11 points, while Faith Boren and Carolina Perez both had 8.
Meanwhile, the JV Plowgirls played in a tournament at Bronte and came in second, beating Bronte JV 29-14 in the first game and losing to Miles 33-26 in the second. Samantha Ortega had 12 and Olivia Rovig 9 against Bronte, and Ortega had 9 and Dani Dean 6 against Miles.
The varsity Plowgirls’ next game is at home Friday evening at 6:30 against Forsan. The JV Plowgirls’ game starts at 4:00pm and the JV Plowboys’ game at 5:15.
PLOWBOYS THIRD IN HIGHLAND TOURNAMENT, FALL TO TLCA 54-24
|Javier Leanos takes a jump shot against TLCA.|
High scorers for the Plowboys were Jesus Leanos with 17 points and Dillon Freeman with 12.
In the second game, they were on the wrong end of a blowout against Garden City, losing 70-31. The halftime score was 34-18. High scorers for the Plowboys were Jesus Leanos with 9 and Luke Rovig with 8.
Then, in the third game the Plowboys defeated Highland 32-30. The Hornets were ahead 15-12 at the half, but the Plowboys overtook them in the third quarter, which ended 26-25, and hung on in the fourth for the victory. Jesus Leanos led the Plowboys in scoring with 13 points, while Dillon Freeman had 7 and Cutter Davila 6.
Last night, they lost to TLCA 54-24 in a game that was as lopsided as the girls’ game before it—only with the tables turned. The halftime score was 34-11. High scorers for the Plowboys were Dillon Freeman with 8 and Cutter Davila with 7.
The Plowboys next game is with Forsan Friday night in the Special Events Center. Tip-off is at 8:00pm.
WEATHER REPORT: COLD
|Roscoe got a dusting of snow early Monday morning.|
At dawn on Monday morning there was a dusting of snow on the ground and a temperature of 23°. The sky was sunny, but the mercury never rose above 40° that afternoon. Yesterday was slightly warmer but not much with a low of 27° and a high of 50°.
Today should be better with a high of 60°, but the forecast through the weekend is for Roscoe to live up to its title of Wind Capital of the World. Highs will be in the sixties and lows in the forties to mid-thirties, with15-25 mph winds from the south and gusts going above that.
There is no precipitation in the forecast.
† RAYMOND ZETZMAN
Raymond Mitchell Zetzman, 88, died on Sunday, December 9, at Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater. Services will be held today at 2:00pm at First Salem Lutheran Church, followed by US Navy Military Graveside rites.
He was born to John M. and Frieda Goebel Zetzman on August 18, 1924, in Roscoe, where he lived all his life, and married Jean N. Schoppa on May 16, 1945. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and was retired from Lone Star Industries, where he was a process controlman, and from farming. A life member of the First Salem Lutheran Church, he was also a member of the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Lions Club, and the Sweetwater Elks Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Milton Zetzman, and his sister, Irene Loyd.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Zetzman, of Roscoe; three daughters: Carrie Blaschke and Russell of Abilene; Jerrie Gee and Larry of Sweetwater; and Sherry McGlothlin and Eddy of Loraine; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.