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Surging Wildcats on verge of playoff berth

Just in the nick of time the Wildcats put together good hitting games and the wins started coming.

Six games ago the squad had a losing record in district and coming off a tough 2-1 loss to Marshall.

Then came an the turnaround, a 15-8 road loss to Hallsville. The game was a loss, but the Wildcats got 13 hits and proved they were a scrappy team.


Playoffs set tonight for NH, SB girls

The Lady Panthers (10-7) meet Celeste at 7 p.m. Friday at Commerce High School in the bi-district  playoffs. Celeste is from district 11-A.

The North Hopkins Lady Panthers took second in the District 12-A race. They scored a recent 5-4 win over Bland in a warm-up game.


Saltillo has first round bye

The Saltillo Lady Lions won District 12-A and got a first round bye in the playoffs.  Their opponent will be decided at a later date.

Como-Pickton track teams ready for regional competition, May 3-4

What do Usain Bolt and Michael Johnson have in common with Como-Pickton track? For the Eagle track team, it would be the speed of sophomore sprinter Trevor Cagle, with his tall slender frame.

“He is fast,” Como-Pickton Eagle head track coach Greg Roller said. “Cagle has natural abilities with his age on his side.” Roller stopped short of making his predictions for Cagle’s future with so many region competitors about to graduate. Roller with assistant coaches Robert Snyder and Bo Yates has been training the qualifying members of the Eagle team. With the use of a bungee cord device Cagle has been working on getting a good start out of the blocks for the 200-meter run.


North Hopkins, Cumby clinch baseball playoff berths

North Hopkins and Cumby have clinched slots in postseason baseball action from competition in District 17-A.

North Hopkins and Wolfe City will play at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Birthright to determine the top two places.

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