Wednesday morning on the national signing date, a total of 11 Wildcats signed national letters of intent to continue their playing days in college. Nine were in football with one each in track and baseball.
“This is incredible, I think it’s a new record for signings at one time. This means so much to these players and their families. They can go to college and get an education and make friends that will last a lifetime,” said Sulphur Springs head football coach Greg Owens.
Senior Night went exactly as planned for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats. Three seniors were recognized before they played their final home game on Tuesday, then the Lady Cats topped it off with a 19-point victory over Texas High.
Seniors Ashanti Ivery and Kayla Phillips each scored 13 points, along with sophomore Reagan Humphrey, as the Lady Cats notched a 61-42 victory to sweep the two-game season series from the Lady Tigers.
Ivery, Phillips and Brazilian exchange student Julia Moreas were recognized before their final home game at Wildcat Gym. The win was the second in the last three games for the Lady Cats (3-8 in District 13-4A).
TEXARKANA — The Texas High Tigers played like they were trying to clinch a playoff berth, downing Sulphur Springs, 88-64 here Tuesday night.
The Wildcats stayed close early, trailing 21-19 at the end of the first quarter.
“We had a great first quarter and played well most of the game,” said Sulphur Springs head coach Braughn Curtis. “It came down to transition points and offensive rebounds that beat us. We didn't get back with the intent to stop someone and Texas High took advantage of that and got some easy buckets.”
The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats, fresh from a first place finish in the Texarkana Border City soccer tournament, proved they could also play well at home.
Before a chilly crowd at Gerald Prim Stadium, the Lady Cats rode the hot scoring foot of Brooke Wisnieski to a 4-1 win over Athens Tuesday night.
Wisnieski pulled off a hat trick, getting three goals for the Lady Cats.