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Paris wreck kills two Lady Lion basketball players

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    COMMERCE — In the late afternoon of Tuesday, June 3, four members of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lion women’s basketball team were involved in a tragic two-car accident on Loop 286 in Paris.

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Wildcats 1-2 at Mesquite tourney

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MESQUITE — Sulphur Springs went 1-2 from three games played in pool play at the Mesquite State Qualifying 7-on-7 tournament Saturday.
    Mesquite Horn and West Mesquite both went 3-0 and will advance to the state finals in College Station, July 10-12. The teams opted not to have a championship game.
    Sulphur Springs lost 47-26 to Horn; the Wildcats fell 45-22 to Plano; the lone win was a 51-36 decision over Mesquite Poteet.
 Coach Matt Young said, “We went 1-2. We lost to Horn in a  back and forth game but could not close the gap late.  Melroy Givens played well in the secondary and C.J. Stephens made some nice catches.”
    Young added, “Then we lost to Plano in round 2.  They slowed us offensively early.  Our defense played well led by Jaylon Dugan and Zach Spigner. We beat Mesquite Poteet in Game 3.  Quarterbacks Larry Pryor and Drew McCullough both throwing the ball well and Dillon Carpenter and Cain Cody making catches down the field. I am really pleased with how they played, and how they closed out the 7 on 7 season.”
  Coach Triston Abron added, “We got better defensively through the 7-on-7 season. Our defensive backs and backers got lots of reps that will help us defending the pass.”

Mesquite scores

Pool A

(At E.H. Hanby Stadium)

Cedar Hill 20, Arlington Seguin 19

Cedar Hill 48, Mesquite 12

Cedar Hill 19, Lakeview 13

Lakeview 37, Mesquite 34

Lakeview 25, Arlington Seguin 21

Arlington Seguin 26, Mesquite 7

(Cedar Hill advances with 3-0 record)

Pool B

(At Forester Stadium)

West Mesquite 25, Wilmer-Hutchins 14

West Mesquite 32, Wylie 12

West Mesquite 27, Rockwall 14

Rockwall 26, Wylie 25

Rockwall 28, Wilmer-Hutchins 20

Wilmer-Hutchins 28, Wylie 20

(West Mesquite advances with 3-0 record)

Pool C

(At Berry Middle School)

Horn 47, Sulphur Springs 26

Horn 37, Poteet 12

Horn 48, Plano 27

Plano 33, Poteet 14

Plano 45, Sulphur Springs 22

Sulphur Springs 51, Poteet 36

(Horn advances with 3-0 record)

Pool D

(At North Mesquite HS)

DeSoto 54, Garland 13

DeSoto 46, Grapevine 0

DeSoto 26, North Mesquite 14

North Mesquite 27, Grapevine 21

North Mesquite 32, Garland 27

Garland 33, Grapevine 19

(DeSoto advances with 3-0 record)

Semifinals

West Mesquite 47, Cedar Hill 20

Horn 32, DeSoto 27

(West Mesquite and Horn clinch qualifying berths for state 7-on-7 tournament)

Finals

**No championship game was played. Horn won coin flip for top seed.

Local sports briefs

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Pro baseball
tryouts set
at Hallsville
 HALLSVILLE — Area baseball players will have a chance to try out for the Tampa Bay Rays in an open campe set for June 11 at Hallsville High School’s baseball field.
  The Rays are interested in any local players whose skills would be an asset to the team. Players will be evaluated on running, throwing, fielding and hitting abilities.
    The camp is for players ages 16-21, and the camp will be supervised by Rays scout Pat Murphy and under the direction of scout Scott Mitchell.
    Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., with workout to follow.
The Rays will provide all equipment with the exception of glove, spikes and catcher’s gear.
 For information: Scott Mitchell (903) 424-8448.   

Lions part
of football
festival Sept. 20
    RICHARDSON, – The Lone Star Football Festival returns to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the fourth straight year in 2014, and will feature four games in a single day on Saturday, Sept. 20.
     The lineup includes two Lone Star Conference tilts and a pair of non-conference games featuring opponents from the Gulf South Conference.  Texas A&M-Commerce faces Texas A&M-Kingsville, and Midwestern State goes against Eastern New Mexico in league action.  West Texas A&M plays Shorter (Georgia), and Tarleton State meets Florida Tech in non-conference play.
      The action starts at 10 a.m. with A&M-C vs. TAMUK, followed by WT-Shorter at 1 p.m., TSU-FIT at 5 p.m., and MSU-ENMU at 8 p.m. to conclude the football-filled day.
      A single ticket will be good for admission to all four games at the festival, with sales to begin in early June. Advance purchases will be rewarded with rates of $25 for adults and $10 for students.

Baseball tourneys
set in Commerce
    STRIKES! Baseball in conjunction with the Monster Baseball Academy will host four tournaments this summer at Commerce High School, the Eddie Moore Sports Complex and Texas A&M University at Commerce.  
 The cost for each team is $350 with a $150 gate fee payable before the team's first game.  
    Teams may find additional information and register at http://www.americansportingevents.com/whoscoming.html
 Tournaments will be : June 27-29;July 25-27; August 1-3.

Fundraiser set
June 14
    The Cumby girls volleyball car wash/fundraiser will be held June 14 at O’Reilly’s in Sulphur Springs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cumby holds fundraiser

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CUMBY — The Cumby volleyball team had several teams participating Saturday in a co-ed volleyball tournament at the high school gym.
    Players paid $10 each to be on the six-person teams.

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Four SS players sign soccer letters

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Four Sulphur Springs players get to keep on kicking.

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