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UIL swine flu announcement sparks mixed reaction

COMO — As the saying goes you could hear a pin drop-as the shock of Wednesday's announcement made by the UIL on the altering of the upcoming track schedule due to the swine flu-was made.

“I have to say I wasn't surprised by the announcement,” Como-Pickton Eagles head track coach Greg Roller said Wednesday. “But I admit that I don't agree with how the UIL is taking athletes to state.”

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Bowden win titles in event

Becky Bowden just about dominated the annual Women’s City Tournament at Classic Lanes on the April 25-26 weekend.

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Swine flu outbreak halts UIL schedule

The dreams of athletes in Sulphur Springs and surrounding areas will have to be put on hold at least until after May 11.

Some may have competed in their last event of the year.

Due to an outbreak of swine flu in the state the University Interscholastic League has halted all scheduled sporting events until after May 11.

Among events cancelled include the regional track meets which were originally scheduled for May 1-2.

For Sulphur Springs, three athletes were scheduled to compete in Denton at the Region II meet.

Other schools also had athletes already making plans to compete

the list of those now staying home this weekend, instead of going to regional track competition includes:

Como-Pickton — 11.

Cumby — 6.

Sulphur Bluff — 3.

North Hopkins — 2.

Miller Grove — 1.

Yantis — 2.

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Girls want to have fun -- Lady Cats work hard, play hard as softball playoffs approach

Barbs fly like line drives.

Good-natured kidding and poking fun at each other makes the time past quicker for the girls of the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats softball squad.

They smile when the trade sizzling comments to go with their red-hot bats. They take the kidding and send out a new one to match it, their skin as thick as the gloves they wear on the diamond.

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McKinney, Cerretani represent Yantis in golf at state

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NACOGDOCHES — The  Yantis golf team took fourth in the recently completed regional tournament held at Piney Woods Country Club in Nacogdoches.         The Yantis Owls team earning a fourth place finish (only five strokes behind second).

"Daniel Cerretani finished, a personal best, second place overall.  He has qualified to advance to the state meet.  Daniel led the way for the Owls with an 82 and an 81," said Yantis golf coach Michael Alphin.

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