From Staff Reports
Key district games will be played here tonight as Sulphur Springs hosts baseball and softball contests against Pine Tree.
By DON WALLACE
News-Telegram Sports Editor
KENNEDALE — Sulphur Springs athletes got key work here Thursday as they readied for the district meet by taking part in the Kennedale Invitational Relays.
FRUITVALE — The Saltillo Lions lost 15-0 in recent baseball competition.
The losing pitcher for Saltillo was Clayton Wilson.
Matthew Gurley and Colt Speer went 1-for-2 for Saltillo.
The Lions will play Tuesday at North Hopkins at 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday at Miller Grove in a 3:30 p.m. game
The Lady Panthers split recent softball district play.
The North Hopkins girls fell 14-0 to Rivercrest.
The Lady Panther won recently over Yantis and Sulphur Bluff.
Players from Sulphur Springs did well in recent junior varsity tennis action held at the SSHS tennis complex.
“I was very pleased with our JV tennis team in their participation in the tennis district tournament held here this past Tuesday,” said Tony Martinez, SSHS head tennis coach. “Excellent weather conditions for the players, I was extremely happy the way the JV performed on the courts against the juniors and sophomores my whole JV team comprises of all freshmen. they fought hard and tough against the upper classman.”
Aaron Lucas / Jordan Gonzales made it to the semifinals to lose to Texas High 8-3.
The double team of Logan Schumacher / Waylon Matlock lost in the semifinals to Hallsville 8-6.
The duo of Eli Sellers and Landon Thornton won their first match over Pine Tree 8-5 fell in the second round to Hallsville, 8-4.
Zoe Wilson lost to Brenda Winters of Greenville 8-3 and Jessi Booth fell to Barbara Ramos from Pine Tree, 8-4.
Corban Philo of Sulphur Springs won his first round but fell to Texas High in the second round, 8-6.
Connor Gammill of Sulphur Springs defeated the No. 2 seed Tyler Franklin from Texas High, 8-4, but was defeated in the semifinals to Randy Canales of Hallsville, 8-5
Martinez said, “ I am very proud of the freshmen team, they are headed in the right direction. Hopefully some of these players will help us in the future at the varsity level.”