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7-on-7 action continues for Sulphur Springs

The Sulphur Springs 7-on-7 teams will have a busy with an important week coming up.

On Thursday, a scrimmage against several area schools will be held at the James Cameron field at the high school.

Saturday, June 20 the Wildcats will be in the Robert E. Lee at Lindsay Park in Tyler in a state qualifying tournament.

A&M-Commerce grid season tickets on sale for 2009

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce announced that season tickets are on sale for the 2009 football season. The Lions will host three home games at Memorial Stadium against Lone Star Conference members: Central Oklahoma (Sept. 26), Northeastern State (Oct. 3) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (Oct. 10).

Season tickets do not include the Harvey Martin Classic on Sept. 12th.

The games against Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State will kickoff at 6 p.m. and against Texas A&M-Kingsville at 2 p.m. The contest against

A&M-Kingsville on Oct. 10th will also be the annual homecoming game.

2009 marks the initial offering of Lion Backer season tickets, which costs only $100 and consists of a $55 seat license and $45 reserved ticket for a

three-year seat agreement as well as a reserved seat nameplate. This special deal is available only until December 31, 2009. Reserved season tickets are available for $45 and general admission are $30.

To purchase season tickets, fans can contact the A&M-Commerce Athletic Department at 903-886-5558 or download a ticket form from the athletic

websiteat www.lionathletics.com.


Greenville seeks minor league baseball team

GREENVILLE — Leadership Hunt County is trying to secure a minor league baseball team to play in Greenville according to published reports.

Officials are looking into a team from the Continental Baseball League (CBL) to come to the city.

The Dallas-based league expanded to six teams in this, its third, season. Clubs stretch from Texarkana to Alpine.

CBL commissioner Ron Baron was quoted as being in favor of the idea. He said that 15 CBL players have signed pro contracts with MLB affliates.

City officials said they would need to draw 400 fans to each game to break-even.

The field at Greenville Sports Park could be renovated to serve as the location for the team’s games.


Football champ Carthage also wins baseball title

AUSTIN (AP) — Crispin Stanley pitched a complete game as Carthage defeated Giddings 5-2 to win their third UIL state baseball championship.

Stanley, named championship game MVP, scattered six hits and struck out two while earning his ninth win of the season. Carthage trailed 2-1 after four innings but rallied with four runs on four hits and two walks in the fifth.

Dustin Russell, Cameron Stanley, Bryce Boone and Matt Bagley each had an RBI hit in the fifth inning. Cameron Stanley’s triple off the wall was the game tying hit. Bagley finished with two hits for Carthage.

Giddings (28-6-1) was led by Rush Plumlee and Ethan Kmoch with two hits each. It was the first state appearance for the Buffaloes.

Carthage (28-6-1) won the class 4A title in 1990 and won a 3A crown in 2005. The bulldogs also won the Class 3A Division 2 state football championship beating Celina 49-37 in December.




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