The Sulphur Springs 7-on-7 football program is underway.
The teams did well in recent competition in Gilmer.
Alan Roberts shot the week’s highest series on Sunday evening, and came within one pin of shooting a perfect game at the same time. Alan was joined by seven other bowlers in pursuit of 700. Jeff Branch finished second with a 767, while Shayne Wilson claimed this third highest series, a 765 from Thursday’s action, and had a second, a 724, on Sunday. Jason Keller and Donald Davis tied for fourth place on this week’s 700 list, both men shooting 750. Our disgruntled postal employee, Danny Burns, rolled a 736 on Thursday, and Joey Burton closed out this week’s list with a 700, on the nose.
The Sulphur Springs connection to Henderson State University just sent two more players to that Arkadelphia, Ark. school.
Wildcat standout pitcher Jake Dougan and outfielder Conner Brackhahn signed recently to attend Henderson State and play for the Reddies.
GILMER — The Sulphur Springs varsity was 5-0 and won the championship in Saturday’s 7-on-7 tournament.
In the championship game the Wildcats won 31-21 over Daingerfield. Quarterback Justin Owens completed 20 of 25 passes for four touchdowns. Irvin Anderson caught two with Cody Clayton and Alvin Frazier grabbing one each.
Sulphur Springs rolled over Jacksonville in the semifinal game, 55-28. In that win Owens was 20 of 23 passing with five touchdowns. Blake Macek, also playing quarterback, was nine of 12 with two touchdowns. Three scoring passes went to Anderson with Kendrick Daniels, Dallin Sant, Dadrian Smith, Daevon Henson, catching one each. Tanner Gilbreath and Sharard Timmons each had interceptions.
Members of the North Hopkins softball team which received all-district honors are from left (front row) Paula Kay Harlin, Keyla Toney, Macy Griner, Samantha Weeks. (Back row) Cheyenne Duke, Chrissy Hall, Courtney Loper, Tana Hall, Elizabeth Shaw, Jordan McQueen.
Photo courtesy North Hopkins ISD