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MS boys win

Quitman Tournament

QUITMAN — The Sulphur Springs boys won the  seventh and eighth grade divisions at  the recent  Quitman  basketball tournament.

The seventh grade team won over Grand Saline, 39-27. In that game, Jaylor Dugan had 11 points and Larry Pryor had 10 for Sulphur Springs.

The Wildcats defeated Quitman for the first place trophy, 27-16. Pryor had 10 points and Dylan Carpenter added six.

In eighth grade action, Sulphur Springs took a 38-21 win over Winfield in the championship game.

Sulphur Springs also defeated Grand Saline, 44-10. In game, Willie Ivery paced the eighth graders with 10 and Dedrick Smith scored seven.

Coach Adam Bird said, “It was a total team defensive effort helped with the defeat of the Tigers. That win put Sulphur Springs in the championship game. The  Wildcats finally pulled away and won the title. The SSMS boys teams celebrated two repeat championships and look forward to Texarkana Thursday.”

Cooper takes

56-42 win

The Cooper Bulldogs took an early lead and never looked back earning a 56-42 win over Grand Saline in boys varsity basketball competition.

Jalen Roberts had 10 points for top honors while Montrell Roberts added nine and Jonathan McGraw scored eight.

Cooper will play at Como-Pickton tonight beginning at 4:30 p.m.


Wilson rolls 25th 700 series of bowling season

Shayne Wilson rolled a 750 scratch series during the Sunday Night Mixed league.  Wilson fired 269 the first game and a solid 289 during the third game that consisted of 10 strikes in a row.  Wilson led his team to a three win victory and a to win the second quarter of the season with twenty-four and half wins.



C-P’s first coaching clinic a success

COMO — The first coaching clinic at Como-Pickton proved to be successful in many ways with coaches from Tyler to Texarkana in attendance on Saturday, Jan. 16.

“I first thought about hosting a clinic was during my first year coaching in Mesquite. Coach Taylor at Poteet High School put on a one-day clinic at the school, and we were one of the presenters. I had to put all of the video together for the Head Coach (Gary Johnson) and Defensive Coordinator (Bobby Estes) and as a young coach it helped me learn more of what they were talking about,” said Como-Pickton head football coach and athletic director Paul Tullis. “As an older coach now, I love going to clinics and hearing what other people are thinking to try and make our program better.”


Wildcats lose to MP, 83-53

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Sulphur Springs Wildcats had three player in double figures, but it was not enough as they lost 83-53 at Mount Pleasant Friday.

Jaquavian Willis had 14 points to pace the Wildcats with three assists and two rebounds. Scoring a dozen each were Joey Davis and Alvin Frazier. Frazier had five rebounds and three assists, Davis also had five rebounds.


Lady Cats beat Kilgore in tourney

ATHENS —Sulphur Springs Lady Cats Soccer beat Kilgore Friday for their first win at the Athens Tournament after Thursday 2-2 tie with Palestine.

“The first half was a midfield struggle with neither team  getting many chances,” said Sulphur Springs head girls soccer coach Jesus DeLeon. “In the second half we started to dominate the action creating several chance until finally Adriana Ortiz netted the game winner and her first of the year with two minutes left in the game.”

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