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Cooper Bulldogs Practice On Rug

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Pictured right, Bulldog defensive backs and receivers collide for a pass during a spirited recent practice on Fred G. Wilkerson Field at Bulldog Stadium in Cooper. Practice was being held on the field turf at the stadium which turns a year old in September. Coach Green said most of the practices during the year will be held on the grass practice field near the field house. The Bulldogs are looking to improve on last year’s 2-8 record.


Painter gets first 600 series, leads jr. league

Tristen Painter shot 642 for a three-game set.  Painter ‘s series is now the current high series for the Jim Mason’s Junior League.  Painter opened the afternoon strong with a 225 game and followed up his first game performance with 206 and 211.


Wildcat Football Begins -- Sulphur Springs giddy’ first day of practice

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A pleasant wind whistled across the James Cameron Sports Complex as the defending state champion Sulphur Springs Wildcats took to the gridiron for the first time in 2009.

By the time the Wildcats had ended the first of two morning practices, the sun had climbed a little more into the Monday sky, but still 87 degrees is like a winter day compared to what it could be in early August.

“Some folks already say I have made a deal with somebody. I walk out, the sun comes out,” said Sulphur Springs head football coach Greg Owens with his tongue firmly in his cheek.


53 athletes show up for Como-Pickton grid practice

Top, Zach Hankins (center) gives his C-P teammates a cooling spray of water.
Pictured right, C-P coaches Bo Yates and Dustin Carr observe tackling practice as the Eagles turn out over 50 players.


Cumby Trojans march in mud, good first day of football

CUMBY —It may have been a little muddy after the recent monsoon of rains and the temperature predictions are 100 degrees across the board, but that didn't stop the Cumby Trojans from getting an early start on the first day of football.

According to Cumby athletic director and head football coach Ed Perez the numbers look good with 41 showing up at 7 a.m. Monday. Practices this week will begin at 7 a.m. and continue through noon Thursday, Friday will be an evening practice from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 8 will be media day with photos scheduled at 8:30 a.m. followed by an intersquad scrimmage.

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