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Lady Cats Put The Hammer Down

Sulphur Springs softball players took to the practice field Friday in the first official day allowed under UIL rules.


Yantis gears up for Coaches vs. Cancer game

YANTIS – On Tuesday, the Yantis basketball program will be hosting Fruitvale, but the outcome of the game will be about much more than how the scoreboard reads. The proceeds of game and special fundraisers from the days prior to the game will be donated to the American Cancer Society and to local cancer patient Trent Floyd.

At Yantis the love for basketball will be transformed into a lifesaving cause by getting involved with Coaches vs. Cancer event. The event, deemed the “Coaches versus Cancer” game, spans the US as basketball coaches at all levels designate a game on their schedule for the cause. The joint effort by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches empowers basketball coaches, their teams and communities to help win the fight against cancer.


More area hoop action

Campbell rallies over Cumby in final minutes

CAMPBELL — With a four point Trojan lead in the final minute of Friday's game, Campbell rallied over Cumby for a 42-40 end.

The Cumby Trojans came back from a three point gap to take a halftime lead of 23-19. The two teams continued to keep each other in check with a one point difference at the third frame buzzer.


Wildcats lose OT thriller

Darrian Gilmore sank two free throws with 3.3 seconds left in overtime to lead Hallsville to a 67-66 win over Sulphur Springs Friday.

Neither team wanted to fall to the cellar in the district and each played well, pushing the game to overtime.

Cole Christy had 24 and Spencer Horn added 22 to pace the Bobcats. Sulphur Springs was held by 26 from Alvin Frazier and 21 from Joey Davis

It was not supposed to be such an epic battle. But it was.


Lady Cat five survives foul fest

HALLSVILLE – The good news for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats on Friday night was that they finished their game with five players on the court.

That seemed in doubt for much of the contest against the Hallsville Lady Bobcats as they were whistled for 17 fouls in the first half and 28 overall in the 57-36 loss.

By midway of the second quarter, three starters had collected at least three fouls each, and when the game ended, three Lady Cats had fouled out and two more had four fouls. That allowed the Lady Bobcats to go to the free throw line 37 times, including 15 times in the second quarter when they expanded a 4-point lead into a 16-point halftime advantage.

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