The Sulphur Springs middle school powerlifters competed at the SSHS weight room Tuesday against a team from Commerce.
In the competition, 14 out of the 18 Sulphur Springs competitors that participated placed within their weight class.
The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats blew open a close game with a strong second half taking a 50-28 win over Denison Tuesday night.
The win coupled with a 54-51 loss by Texas High against Royse City clinched a playoff berth for the Lady Cats.
“Clinched, I don’t know that much about clinched, I just learned what district games meant,” said Jeff Chapman, Sulphur Springs Lady Cats head varsity coach. Chapman comes from Oklahoma were all teams make the playoffs and the system is totally different that the Texas format.
DENISON — The hometown Yellowjackets rallied for 29 points in the final period to take a 58-47 win over Sulphur Springs Tuesday night.
The Wildcats were played pretty well and had things going their way up 33-29 heading into the final frame. Denison got hot and went on a 29-14 run to finish the game.
BIRTHRIGHT — It was Canyon Cockrum punching in 39 points for North Hopkins, clearing 20 of 23 free throws, to lead the Panthers to their 81-66 win against Fruitvale Tuesday night.
Not far from Cockrum was teammate Paco Castro popping the net for 21 points.