MARSHALL — Pitching and defense.
That’s what won the District 13-4A opener for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats according to head coach David Carrillo.
Carrillo said his team used the mixture of pitching and defense to shut out Marshall 3-0 on the road Tuesday in a key game.
“We were kind of nervous I guess, we really didn’t hit the ball like we have been hitting it,” Carrillo said. “But we had great pitching, so we did not have to score that much.”
COMO — It has been a busy week for the Como-Pickton Junior High, they hosted two JH track meets (boys competed on Monday and girls on Tuesday).
Overall for the girls eighth grade division, Lone Oak took home first with 155 points, fifth place went to North Hopkins with 52 points, Cumby had 44 points for sixth, Como-Pickton placed seventh with 32. For boys eighth grade, Como-Pickton won second with 117 points just behind Rains with 180, seventh went to Cumby with 22, and nine points was eighth place for North Hopkins.
"I want to note that I have very small numbers in athletes. I have nine seventh graders and six eighth graders. My girls compete with much strength and integrity. I had one non-sprinter eighth grader last night who ran a leg in the 1600-meter relay, but she did it because her team needed her to step up. My vaulter Tori Fuller fell on the bar during one of her attempts and still ran over and triple jumped and placed," said C-P girls track coach Virginia Green. "I also want to thank Coach Mowat, Coach Bates, and Coach Woods for helping the girls with their events. Thanks to all who helped make the meet go well including Coach Yates, Coach Tullis and Coach Roller. That is one thing I can say about Como-Pickton is that we do work as a team."
CUMBY — The Cumby Trojans opened District 17-A baseball action with a 9-2 win over the Miller Grove Hornets Tuesday.
Junior Tim Cook notched his second win of the season pitching a complete game two hitter, striking out 16. After giving up two runs - one earned run - in the top of the first inning, Cook allowed only one baserunner the rest of the game-that on his own throwing error on a comebacker to the mound.