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Lady Cats in action

Alex McGahee of Sulphur Springs returns a shot during recent home volleyball action. In Thursday tournament play at Wills Point the Lady Cats were defeated. Sulphur Springs lost to Caddo Mills 19-25, 18-25; fell to Forney, 19-25, 20-25 and were defeated by Mount Pleasant, 21-25, 16-25. Coach Brandi Small said T’Kea Johnson dominated at the net while Kara Tomlinson, Lauren Humphries, Victoria Calhoun, Bailee Coleman and McGahee played well. The Lady Cats host Princeton today with the varsity playing at 4:30 p.m. JV, freshmen to follow. Sulphur Springs returns to the Wills Point Tournament on Saturday.

Staff photo by Luis Noble


Area teams set tone for grid openers

The grass has been clipped. The lines have been marked. The lights are ready to shine. The concession stands are stocked. Friday night at 7:30 p.m. will mark the official start of the new football season.


Grace Community whips Winnsboro in opener

TYLER — Grace Community came into the 2010 season with a pretty good idea that its offense would be able to put up some points.

After the season opener Thursday, the Cougars may have a strong defense to boot.


Owens and Owens -- Chris Owens joins brother, Greg coaching the Wildcats

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Only four years separate the Owens brothers, Greg and Chris.

For over 10 years the two had different jobs in different towns. Now the brothers are sharing their love for coaching with jobs on the Sulphur Springs staff.

Big brother Greg Owens, 42, is the head coach of the Wildcats. Younger brother Chris, 38, joined the staff last year part-time. Then in 2010 Chris Owens took over as a full time football assistant.


Ladies Football 101: The fairer sex gets the feel for what it is to be a football player, plus much more

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Friends, fashion and football - as a sports writer, I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday.

That's exactly what 47 ladies and I did when we met in the Sam Rayburn Student Center Saturday, Aug. 21, for a football clinic instructed by Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Guy Morriss and his coaching staff.

Jalinna Jones, the wife of A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones; along with Morriss' wife, Jackie; and other community volunteers coordinated the inaugural Ladies Football 101.

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