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Cross country
team opens
season in Tyler
    The Sulphur Springs cross country team will open their season Saturday in Tyler.

    Coach Andy Holt reports that 30 members have been working out, getting ready for the new season.
    Cross country athletes have been training  in the pre-dawn hours in order to get their running in before the heat of the day.
    “They have put in a lot of hard work and have dedicated themselves to being the best they can this year.  We will be practicing in the morning at 6:15 a.m.,” Holt said. “We hope to win a district title with the girls and we hope to qualify for regionals for the boys.  The girls finished third last year and advanced to regionals.  The boys finished fifth and are looking to bounce back this year.  We were extremely young with the boys and want to get back to where we belong.”
    The team also will run Sept. 13 at Sky Ranch near Van; Sept. 21 at Canton; Sept. 29 at Mount Pleasant; Oct. 4 at Lindale; Oct. 12 at Eustace with district set Oct. 23 at Mount Pleasant.

SSHS team
loses 18-1
in tennis
    KAUFMAN — The Sulphur Springs High School tennis fell on tough times Thursday losing 18-1 in a match
against Kaufman.
    The only member of the Sulphur Springs team to notch a win was Ryan Wilson in boys singles. Wilson defeated J. Mays, 5-4, default.
    Sulphur Springs was swept in all other events.
    In boys singles - Drew Sant lost to H. Foster, 6-2, 6-1; Jayce Johnson fell to C. Patterson, 6-4, 6-0; Johnathan Philo was defeated 6-1, 6-0 by V. Fernandez; Jesse Allen lost to A. Morring, 6-1, 4-6, 10-5; Tommy Helffrich was downed by M. Dominguez, 6-1, 6-2 and Harrison Harbin lost to Owen, 8-1.
    Sulphur Springs was drubbed in singles play with Kezli Cook the only player able to win three games, she lost 6-1,6-1 to K. Woody. Morgan Sutton fell to C. Darragh, 6-2, 6-1; Abbey Martin lost to B. Boyd, 6-0, 6-2; Magan Smith fell to H. Russell, 6-2, 6-1; Caroline Burns was blanked 6-0, 6-0 by A. Davis; Rebecca Maddux was shutout, 6-0, 6-0 by R. Wilburn and Karolina Espinoza lost to Davis, 6-0, 6-0.
    In boys doubles - J. Johnson/Philo lost 8-4 to Foster/Mays; Wilson/Allen took an 8-1 loss at the hands of Morring/Patterson and  Payne/Helffrich were defeated by Dominguez/Owen, 8-2.
    Girls singles was also a sweep for Kaufman. Cook and Smith lost 8-2 to Darragh/Woody; Maddux/Burns lost to Boyd and Russell, 8-1 and the combo of Martin and Johnson took an 8-2 loss against Cabrera/Wilburn.
    In mixed doubles - Sutton and Sant fell to Daur/Fernandez, 8-1.

Ortiz joins

Paris soccer team

    PARIS — Omar Ortiz, a graduate of Sulphur Springs high school, attended a Paris Junior College soccer tryout earlier this year and left as a new member of the PJC Dragon team.
    “I came to the tryout and the coach surprised me by recruiting me,” Ortiz said. “Coach Noble came over and asked me to join and support the team. It’s a really good college and I’m putting all my effort into making this team succeed.”
    “We’re very pleased with the recruits this year,” said Coach Noble. “We’ve got 30 guys and 22 girls with 18 scholarships per team. I returned six men and five women. We’re young, but recruiting went well and we returned the right players. More importantly, they are good people and good students. I think both teams have a good shot at making the national tournament.”




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