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Charlie Webb Marker Dedication


Charlie Webb served as a Texas Ranger. One of his duties was chasing outlaws to make the local areas more crime free. In 1874, serving as a Texas Ranger wasnít a full time position. The men got called back into duty for service as needed He was in between stints as a Texas Ranger when he was serving as a Brown county deputy. He was tracking John Wesley Harden when the gunfight occurred in Comanche county where John Wesley Hardin shot and killed Charlie Webb. John Wesley Hardin was later tried and sent to prison for this shooting.

Close the Books on the 20th Anniversary World Championship Bison Cookoff

The emerald edition of Santa Annaís premier event could be called the ďyear of the homeboys.Ē Along with professional teams from San Antonio and Sonora, Midland and Odessa, sixteen Coleman County teams slammed down their best efforts on everything from buffalo to pork ribs before the awards ceremony wrapped up late Saturday afternoon on the Entertainment Pavilion.

For all their hard work, an even fifty cooking teams took home $4000 in prize money. The big winner for the day was Guy Leverettís Itíll Do BBQ from Goldthwaite, grabbing $500 First Place money for Bison Brisket, $150 for third place Beef Brisket, and $100 for fourth place ribs, giving Guy enough points to add $200 for Overall Points Champion. Since the event is an official State Championship and the magic number of fifty teams were entered, Leverett is eligible for an invitation to the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City and the Jack Danielís Invitational in Tennessee.

Coleman County homeboys also strutted their stuff on the smoker pit. Melvin Lawrence took second place in chicken for $200 with Ole Buds Lane Guthrie and James Pelton tenth in pork spare ribs. Young Guns Tim Perry, Chris Cheaney, Aaron Guthrie, and Tom Guthrie made the trip to the winnerís table twice for sixth place beef brisket and second place money in pork spare ribs. Doug Tucker seized the 3-foot tall Best Beef Brisket in Coleman County Trophy from last yearís winner Huntland Trucking Company. Coleman County Circle C Cattlewomen sponsor the trophy and the $200 prize money.

Several new faces made the walk to the winnerís table. Matt Hansen of Sweetwater scored in every category: sixth in Bison, fifth in brisket, ninth in ribs, and fourth in chicken. Chris Hoodís Hood Barbecue of Blanket finished in the top ten three times, first in ribs, fifth in bison, and third in chicken, taking home $600. Jayde Henley of Midland made the winnerís walk twiceófifth in ribs and second in brisket for $250 prize money.

The large crowd benefited from the efforts of some of the best cookers in the southwest, passing through a serving line at lunch set up under the Armory oaks. Visitors were dished up plate lunches of buffalo meat and all the trimmings, while all around the Armory, the park played host to everything from arts and crafts vendors to horseshoe pitching and beach volleyball.

Winners are listed below:
5.17.2014 World Championship Bison Cookoff, Santa Anna, TX
Head Judge: Teresa Fraley, Rising Star, Texas 50 teams
1. $400 Jamie Lopez, Brownwood
2. $250 Jayde Henley, Midland
3. $150 Guy Leverett, Goldthwaite
4. $100 Sonny Bade, San Antonio
5. $50 Matt Hansen, Sweetwater
6. Tim Perry, Santa Anna
7. Richard Lett, Abilene
8. John Naumann, Bruceville
9. Gary Howard, Clifton
10. James Evans, Rising Star

1. $400 Gary Howard, Clifton
2. $250 Melvin Lawrence, Coleman
3. $150 Chris Hood, Blanket
4. $100 Matt Hansen, Sweetwater
5. $50 Scooter Ivy, Stamford
6. Richard Lett, Abilene
7. Johnny Humphreys, Sonora
8. Jayde Henley, Midland
9. Kemper Croft, Brownwood
10. Jamie Lopez, Brownwood

1. $400 Chris Hood, Blanket
2. $250 Tim Perry, Santa Anna
3. $150 Johnny Humphreys, Sonora
4. $100 Guy Leverett, Goldthwaite
5. $50 Jayde Henley, Midland
6. Jamie Lopez, Brownwood
7. Greg Bade, San Antonio
8. Gary Howard, Clifton
9. Matt Hansen, Sweetwater
10. Lane Guthrie, Santa Anna

1. $500 Guy Leverett, Goldthwaite
2. $250 Gary Howard
3. $200 Johnny Humphreys, Sonora
4. $100 Greg Bade, San Antonio
5. $50 Chris Hood, Blanket
6. Matt Hansen, Sweetwater
7. Bo Richars, San Angelo
8. Royce Williams, Paradise
9. John Naumann, Bruceville
10. Kevan Amonett, Midland

$200 Overall Points Champion: Guy Leverett, Goldthwaite
Reserve Champion, Gary Howard, Clifton

SAHS Awards Assembly

The annual SAHS Awards Assembly will be held on Friday, May 23, at 1:00 PM in the high school auditorium. Students from grades 7-11 will be honored for their academic achievements. The public is invited to attend.

Tenth Annual Order of the Rose

The Tenth Annual Order of the Rose, Senior Recognition Ceremony, will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. in the high school auditorium. The Senior Video will be presented, as well as class, club, and department awards. The public is invited to attend.

State Track Meet

Several students from Santa Anna participated in the UIL State Track Meet in Austin this past weekend. Brianna Sosa finished sixth in the Girls Discus and the Boys 4x200M relay finished 4th.

I was able to go also and take a few photos and here are some of my favorites:

Probably one of the most amazing things at this year's State Track Meet was the trial addition of wheel chair events including Girls and Boys seated shot, 100M, and 400M. I also took a few of the Girls seated shot and here are some of my favorites:

See the State Track Meet album for all the rest!

Santa Anna ISD Celebrates Roddy Dean's 30 years of Service

Please join the Santa Anna ISD in showing appreciation of Roddy Deanís thirty years of service on the SAISD Board of Trustees. Roddy was elected to the board in 1984 and has served as Board President since 1996. The public is invited to join the celebration on Monday, May 19, for refreshments in the school library from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Lady Mountaineers

To the town of Santa Anna:

We would like to thank all of you for the support and loyality that you have shown all of the Lady Mountaineers. We have had a very successful year, making playoffs in basketball and softball, a state champion in powerlifting, and a state qualifier for the state track meet. This is a great community that really rallies around our school and our girls. Good luck this weekend to Briannah Sosa, Colby Nelson, Jed Herrod, Jacob Herrod, Lucas Diaz, and Michael Valencia at state. We are looking forward to the future here in Santa Anna, and again thank you so much for all you do.

The 2013-2014 Lady Mountaineers

All-District Softball

Santa Anna all-district softball:
District MVP - Genia Jones
Defensive MVP - Briannah Sosa

1st team - Courtlyn Lishka
Caitlyn Murray
Jaylie Jones
Taylor Guerrero
Taylor Hogue

2nd Team - Kristen Yancy

Honorable Mention - Jordan Deleon

Six Mountaineers Added to National Honor Society

Five Santa Anna High School students were inducted into the Arleigh Harris Chapter of the National Honor Society Wednesday, April 30, in the SAHS Auditorium in a ceremony attended by students, faculty, parents, and grandparents. The ceremony was marked by the Principalís Charge from Chapter Sponsor, Principal David Robinett. National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character-- traits that have been associated with the organization since it began in 1921. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and providing community service. The Santa Anna chapter was established in 1976 and named for long-time teacher and Elementary Principal Arleigh Harris.

Current Members of SAHS Arleigh Harris Chapter of National Honor Society are seniors, Genia Jones, Heather Wetsel, and Jessica Robertson. Inductees this year are seniors, Courtlyn Lishka and Zachary Diaz and juniors, Erica Neville, Briannah Sosa, and Slater Isbell.

Santa Anna Lady Mountaineer Softball Play-off

The Lady Mountaineers were defeated last night in the 1st game of a best of 3 series against Stamford. The ladies will rebound tonight playing a double header in Clyde starting at 6:00. Thank you for all you support.

Santa Anna Lady Mountaineer Softball Play-off

Area Round Softball Play-off Information for Lady Mountaineer Softball Vs. Stamford
Game 1 Thursday, May 1st 7:30pm at Clyde High School
Game 2 Friday, May 2nd 6:00pm at Clyde High School
Game 3, if needed will be Friday, May 2nd 30 minutes following Game 2
Gate Prices-$5 Adults $3 Students

The 6th ranked Lady Mountaineers will start their playoff push on Thursday against Stamford in Clyde at 7:30. The ladies will play a double header on Friday with game #2 starting at 6:00 and game #3 (if needed) starting 30 minutes after game #2. For the game on Thursday, Santa Anna will be the home team and in the 3rd base dugout.

Please come out and support the ladies!

There will be many kids from the Santa Anna track team headed to state on May 10.

Briannah Sosa was the first one to punch her ticket at the 1A Division 2 Regional Track Meet held at Angelo State University. She started off the meet with a bang getting 2nd in the Discus. She has worked very hard all season, and expects to do well at the State Meet. It should be noted that she also earned 3rd place in the Shot Put, losing by just 4 inches and coming very close to making it in two events.

The boysí 800 Meter Relay team will also be heading to Austin. Junior Lucas Diaz, Freshman Jacob Herrod, Junior Colby Nelson, and Senior Michael Valencia, and alternate, Junior Jedidiah Herrod, have had a very successful track season.

Colby Nelson also got 5th in the high jump and 4th in the 110 hurdles, while Michael Valencia got 6th in the triple jump.

Going to state is a dream for them, and we are very proud of all of the hard work put into such a grueling season. The relay team is also expecting to do well against the teams from the other regions.

Congratulations on such an outstanding season!

Lady Mountaineers Softball

The Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers climbed to #6 in the state softball ranking this week. We will play in Clyde for our Area game starting next Thursday. More details will be out shortly.

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