Blame it on the rain.
Or the wet and cold and very muddy conditions.
But Mother Nature’s desire to water the parched earth in Hopkins County has sure put a crimp on the schedules of area sports teams.
The only outdoor event still scheduled is soccer.
According to Sulphur Springs soccer coaches Andy Holt and Joel Bailey, the games set for tonight and Saturday in North Lamar are still going to be held.
“Playing in these conditions should be interesting,” Andy Holt, Sulphur Springs head boys soccer coach said. “It all depends on how much water is standing on the field. If the field drains well, then the ball should skip. If the field holds water then it should be a slow game. We will have to watch our footing and make sure we make good contact with the ball. Our game plan and strategy doesn’t change, we will do what it takes to win the game.”
Students from the Sulphur Springs ATA Black Belt Academy competed in the Stars and Stripes Regional Taekwondo Tournament at the Humble Civic Center in Humble on Feb. 28. This was the fourth of five ATA regional tournaments in Texas for the 2008-09 competition year. Students are grouped into divisions appropriate to their rank, gender, and age and then competed throughout the day. Placing in their divisions were from front left, Hayden Hollon—third in forms and weapons; Rebecca Perry—competitor medal in forms, weapons, and extreme weapons; Natalie Cruz—third in one-step sparring; Amanda Wagers—second in sparring; back row, Daron Bilyeu—third in weapons; Jon Foster—third in forms, second in sparring and weapons; Calvin Perry—second in forms, first in sparring and weapons; Cristina Perry—second in forms, weapons, extreme forms, third in sparring and extreme weapons; Joshua Schwen—third in sparring. Not pictured—Laura King—competitor; Nicholas Vasilakopoulos—competitor medal in forms; Christopher Valle—Tiny Tiger award; and Cody Price—third in forms.
The All 18A District girls basketball list was released recently with the following players honored:
MVPs — EmilyWilliams, soph. and Cara Chaney, sr., Martin’s Mill.
Offensive POY — Savannah Neal, soph., Cumby.
Defensive POY — Joanna Daniels, soph., Martin’s Mill.
Newcomer of the Year — Brenda Alvizo, soph., Fruitvale.
Coach of the Year — Martin’s Mill staff.