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First Pitch

Sulphur Bluff fourth grader Aaron Swanson made baseball history by throwing out the first pitch last week at the Texas Rangers game. His father, David Swanson, who works at Grocery Supply, was awarded the prize of four home-plate seats and the honor for his child of throwing out the first pitch. His family was at the game to see the historic pitch.  Swanson also got a signed Nolan Ryan card.                        Submitted photo

Wildcats bomb the Tigers: Justin Owens throws four touchdown passes in 42-13 victory

MOUNT PLEASANT – The Sulphur Springs Wildcats got four touchdown passes from Justin Owens as they took a 42-13 win on the road over Mount Pleasant Friday.

The Wildcats took the win to go 6-2 for the year and stay near the top of the District 13-4A football standings.

The win was also the 100th career coaching victory for Sulphur Springs native and Wildcats head football coach Greg Owens.


Owens notches 100th career coaching win

Sulphur Springs head football coach has milked his coaching career now for 100 total wins.

Owens knew one thing growing up on a dairy south of Sulphur Springs, he had to find an easier way to make a living that working on a dairy.

“It was up at 4 a.m. milking cows when it was 20 degrees and breaking ice out water troughs and working seven days a week,” Owens said. “I knew that wasn’t for me.”


Wildcat Notes: Wildcats average over 10 yards per play for second straight week

MOUNT PLEASANT — For the second consecutive week, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats made the most of their offensive opportunities, averaging more than 10 yards every time they snapped the ball.


Lady Cats split games

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats varsity lost 22-25, 21-25, 25-21, 23-25 to the Mount Pleasant Lady Tigers here Friday.

In junior varsity play the Lady Cats won 25-19, 25-9 according to head coach Eric Buck.

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