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NH girls advance to Region II softball finals

ENNIS — The North Hopkins Lady Panthers are one step from the big goal.

“Every team starts the year wanting to go to state,” North Hopkins head softball coach Jim Westbrook said. “We’re just one series win away.”

The Lady Panthers will play Lindsay in a best-of-three series starting Wednesday in the Region II Class 1A girls softball finals.

Game 1 is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney High School; Game 2 is 1 p.m. Saturday at the same location; Game 3 (if needed) will followed at 3 p.m.


Men’s Commercial league windup ends bowling season

Russ Nuss’ 742 series and Glen Taylor’s 269 game topped the scoring in the final week of the 2008-09 league bowling season at Classic Lanes on May 21.

Nuss, bowling with the R J Hauling team on lanes 13-14 in the Thursday Men’s Commercial league, fired games of 242-268-232 for the 742 set. Nuss was averaging an even 200 to open play in the last night of the league.


C-P First Sports Extravaganza dampened by wet weather

Deon Mcgill, junior high student, demonstrates for the younger Como-Pickton Sports Extravaganza participants Saturday the proper way to kick a football.
Photo courtesy of Alex Roller

Lady Cats dominate All-District team

The 13-4A District softball awards 2009 were announced recently with Sulphur Springs dominating the postseason honors.

Getting top coaching honors was the Sulphur Springs staff. David Carrillo, along with assistant coaches Eric Buck, Michelle Barron and Rachel Curtis were honored as the team went 24-11 finishing district as the co-champions of 13-4A.

“It was a great, great group of kids,” Carrillo said. “A great acomplishment for our team was capturing a share of the first district championship since 2003. The area finalist finish on our season. It's hard to say goodbye to the kids that are seniors because they were such a special group but ther contribution to our program will not be forgottened.”



Lady Panthers go for series win

North Hopkins coach Jim Westbrook talks with his team prior to a recent playoff game. The Lady Panthers faced Valley Mills in Ennis Saturday to conclude the regional semifinals. Officials said teams in the past at North Hopkins have won regional quarterfinals on several occasions. The current team has won three rounds — winning district, getting a first round bye then taking wins in area and the regional quarterfinals to advance to the regional semifinals. The Lady Panthers lead the series 1-0 over Valley Mills, a win Saturday would put them in the Region II finals.

Staff Photo by Don Wallace

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