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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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Sims new C-P Eagles basketball coach

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COMO —It is all about fundamentals.

That’s coach Joey Sims' philosophy and what he plans on bringing with him to the basketball program at Como-Pickton CISD. “We will dribble, pass, and shoot everyday. And will be in the weight room as often as possible,” said Sims, the new head basketball coach of the C-P Eagles. “I am not afraid of work.”

 

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Sulphur Springs sports briefs

Softball
The Sulphur Springs softball girls finished the regular season with a 22-9 mark, 9-3 in district and co-champion in 13-4A.
The Lady Cats, lost a flip to Texas High and will be the No. 2 seed.
Sulphur Springs takes on No. 3 seed from District 14-4A, Kilgore in the bi-district playoffs.
Game 1- Kilgore at Sulphur Springs, 7 p.m.
Game 2 - Sulphur Springs at Kilgore, 6 p.m.
(Third game if needed immediately after second game).

Baseball
The Sulphur Springs baseball teams conclude regular season play Friday against Hallsville.
The varsity will play at Hallsville at 6 p.m. while the junior varsity will play at home at 7 p.m.     also against Hallsville.
Sulphur Springs will be playing a team from 14-4A, possibly Whitehouse or Henderson. The playoff seeds have not been finalized.
Athletic banquet
The Sulphur Springs annual athletic banquet will be Monday at 6 p.m. in the Sulphur Springs High School cafeteria.
Tickets are $8 and the menu will include Big Smith’s barbecue.

Regional track
Regional track is May 1-2 with Ross Hicks, Bryant (Day Day) Jackson and Shane McQueen participating at the University of North Texas in Denton.
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