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Saltillo teams win Thursday as hoop tournament opens

SALTILLO — Teams from Saltillo took advantage of their home court opening the local tournament with basketball wins.

The Lions and Lady Lions both grabbed hoop victories in the Saltillo Invitational Tournament.

In the girls game, Saltillo clawed the Yantis Owls, 58-29.

Nine players suited up for Saltillo were able to score at least one point. Top scorer was all-state returning starter Brooke Lane with an 18-point performance.

Two players hit double figures for the Owls. Post player Blanca Reyna had 15 points in the paint while long distance bomber Shelby Allen, poured in 14, including four 3-pointers.


Wildcats, 13-4A teams still in playoffs

To prove how good the 13-4A football district is, the top teams from that district continue in the state football playoffs.


Another Step: Wildcats make another move in the playoffs; Waco U. stands in the way

For Sulphur Springs to continue on the playoff road, they have to take a step through area competition.

The Wildcats, the defending Class 4A Division II state champions, are paired up against Waco University this week in the area playoffs. The Region II Class 4A Area Division II football playoff game is set for 7:30 p.m. at Corsicana’s Tiger Stadium.

Sulphur Springs head football coach Greg Owens said practice has been going great for the upcoming area contest.

“We had to deal with another element, this week the weather,” Owens said. “It has been colder this week, plus we have to adjust to it getting darker quicker this time of year.”


More area hoop action

Lady Owls defeat rival Lady Hornets

MILLER GROVE –Yantis Lady Owl Shelby Allen scored 23 points to lead the Yantis Lady Owls in their Tuesday night victory against archrival Miller Grove.


Registration set for youth basketball

Registration is underway for Hopkins County Youth Basketball boys and girls leagues.

The league is for boys and girls in grades 3-6. Games will be played on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 9, 2010.

Deadline for registration is Dec. 2.

Signup forms are available at Fieldhouse Sports.

Application fee is $40 per player.

Players must attend a joint practice session Dec. 5 to participate. The practice is 10 a.m. for 3-4 grade boys; at 12:30 p.m. for 3-4 grade girls; at 2:30 p.m. for 5-6 grade girls and 5 p.m. for 5-6 grade boys.

The practice session will be held at the middle school.

Call (903) 243-1939 in you have a conflict.

Practices begin Dec. 7 and are usually one hour in length.

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