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Lady Panthers Make History; North Hopkins girls take 3-1 win in regional quarterfinals

PARIS — This was a win for the history books.

The North Hopkins Lady Panthers boldly went where no team from their school had gone before, the regional semifinals.

The Lady Panthers took a 3-1 win over Ivanhoe Sam Rayburn Tuesday in the regional quarterfinals played at the North Lamar softball diamond.

The win was followed by a celebration that including more hugs and backslaps than a family reunion as players and fans enjoyed the historic win.

"We've made it to this level before, but never won, until now," an overjoyed North Hopkins head softball coach Jim Westbrook said with a grin. "This is the first time in school history. We've been close and lost to teams which went on and won state. But we have never won this game and it feels good."


No. 1 Carlisle blanks the NH Panthers

LONGVIEW — The No.1-state ranked Carlisle Indians lived up to the lofty rating, downing North Hopkins 12-0 in the Class 1A Region III area baseball playoffs.

Carlisle took the win in five innings as two pitchers combined for a shutout over the Panthers.


North Hopkins teams in action Tuesday

BIRTHRIGHT — Late May around any school is a hot-bed of activities.
Tests, parties, trips all have been planned and worked around special events like softball and baseball games.

Local schools battle at Region III-1A track meet

PALESTINE — Local schools including Cumby, Miller Grove, Yantis, Sulphur Bluff, and North Hopkins trekked to Palestine competing in the recent Region III-1A track.



Bowling league report 5-19-09

Jim Beard’s 279 game and 760 series led the men’s scoring in Classic Lanes league play, while Deana Hale’s 238 game and 616 set topped the women’s efforts for the week ending May 15.
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