McKINNEY—It was an flawless victory for the North Hopkins Lady Panthers. If ever they needed the perfect start to a series, it was last night. Lady Panther senior pitcher Chastin Smiddy performed at her peak without error or giving up any walks to the challenging home team, Lindsay Lady Knights in game one of the Region II series softball final Wednesday night at McKinney High School.
BIRTHRIGHT — Pitching and defense.
It might sound like a simple formula for success, but it’s the message delivered repeatedly by North Hopkins head softball coach Jim Westbrook.
The Lady Panthers, 18-5, head into the Class 1A Region II playoff finals against Lindsay the best-of-three series beginning today at 7:30 p.m. at McKinney High School, Game 2 and 3 will be played at the same location at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday.
SS trainers get awards
Sulphur Springs head athletic trainer Tammy Carrell (center) gave student trainer awards to Bailea Godwin (left) and Emmy Lee Spivey at the recent all-sports banquet.
Staff photo by Luis Noble