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All dressed up and nowhere to go -- SS athletes halted by UIL ruling

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It was a toss-up between the UIL ruling and an April thunderstorm.

Both put a damper on athletics at Sulphur Springs Wednesday afternoon, the UIL was more lasting.

The UIL cancelled all events - athletic and academic - until May 11. This knocks not only baseball and softball players off the diamond for a while, but for many track athletes it ends their season.

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“I have to say I wasn't surprised by the announcement,” Como-Pickton Eagles head track coach Greg Roller said Wednesday. “But I admit that I don't agree with how the UIL is taking athletes to state.”

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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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