BIRTHRIGHT — It might be the quietest dynasty in Hopkins County.
For almost a decade the first week of May, means yet another district softball title and playoff berth for North Hopkins.
The swine flu ruling by the UIL has been able to do what no other team in this area has done - slow down the Lady Panthers.
North Hopkins, 12-4 on the year, went a perfect 8-0 in district, wrapping up their fourth consecutive district title and eighth straight playoff berth under head coach Jim Westbrook.
“We’ve had a good run off it, especially the last eight years,” Westbrook admitted. “We’ve had exceptional pitching to go with our defense and we hit enough to scratch out some wins.”
The next time Sulphur Springs head baseball coach Jerrod Hammack hears an umpire cry out “Play Ball!” it will me music to his ears. It is a sound he anxiously wants to hear.