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Jones, No. 5 Lone Oak halt Cooper’s playoff run

COMMERCE — The Cooper Bulldogs run in the postseason came to an early and abrupt stop as they suffered a 34-7 loss at the agile hands of Cooper Jones and the state-ranked Lone Oak Buffaloes in the area football playoff contest Thursday at Memorial Stadium at Texas A&M-Commerce.

Jones chalked up 198 yards of passing completing 15 of 27 attempts with one interception and three touchdowns while rushing for 64 yards on 11 carries and a score. With Jones as the Buffalo quarterback, Lone Oak outmatched Cooper in total offensive yardage 426 to 180.


Saltillo tourney results for Thursday

SALTILLO — Action was fast and furious with boys and girls basketball games played Thursday in the opening round of the Saltillo Tournament at the Kerry W. Garmon Gymnasium.

Teams from throughout the area are represented in the event which began Thursday and will conclude Saturday.


Area Showdown: Sulphur Springs, Bastrop meet in offensive battle

The playoff quest for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats continues Friday at they meet Bastrop in a battle of powerful offenses.

Sure, the defenses will have a say about the eventual outcome. But it’s the high octane attacks of the Wildcats and Bears which grabs the headlines.

Both teams come into the Class 4A Division II playoff game averaging more than 40 points a game. The teams collide at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Waco Midway’s Panther Stadium.


Cooper’s ‘boys of fall’ seek area title

It is that time of year. There is a chill in the air, tailgating and the sounds of crowds cheering on their “boys of fall.” For the town of Cooper, it is the success of the Bulldog football team that has the folks excited.

After a five-year drought, Cooper is finally reaping the benefits from the boost given to their athletic program. The Bulldogs, also the 21-point underdogs by the Harris Ratings, will face off with former district foes, the No. 5-Lone Oak Buffaloes, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the newly remodeled Memorial Stadium at Texas A&M-Commerce for the rights to the area championship title. Tickets for the game are $7 at the gate.


NL surges by Lady Cats in fourth period

PARIS — The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats did a lot right through three quarters on Tuesday, but the North Lamar Pantherettes did  more right in the fourth period.

North Lamar outscored the Lady Cats by 10 points in the final period to come away with a 42-33 victory.

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