COMO - The Como-Pickton Lady Eagles came back strong after losing their first game to Yantis on Tuesday.
They won the next three games and came away with a convincing win finishing the last game 25-13.
SULPHUR BLUFF — The Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears hosted North Hopkins Lady Panthers in volleyball action Friday.
North Hopkins won 25-23, 25-10, in game three Sulphur Bluff won 25-23, and in game four the Lady Panthers won 25-20.
Lady Bear attacks came by Ashley Bryant with 11, Kaitlyn Hancock with seven, and Karissa Wolf had six.
Angel Mercado was awarded the Outstanding Sprinter award, Hunter Cooksey received the Outstanding Field Event award, Hunter Cain won the Outstanding Distance Runner award, Dustin Flowers was the recipient of the Eagle award, and (not pictured) Deon Robinson was the JV MVP for the Como-Pickton Eagle track team. Eagle track coaches Greg Roller, Travis Woods, and Bo Yates presented the awards.
PARIS — This game turned on defense.
Sure the running backs looked good in this season opener between Paris and Sulphur Springs.
But in the battle of Wildcats, it was a “Pick 6” by Sulphur Springs defender that switched the momentum.
Hiding back in man-to-man defense like a fox in a henhouse, Sulphur Springs defensive back Sharard Timmons was waiting. When the time was right he bolted in front of a Corbin Taylor pass and returned in 58 yards down the sidelines for a touchdown. Timmon’s big play came when the Wildcats were holding a slim 21-14 lead over the spirited Paris bunch. The extra point was missed, but the visitors had some breathing room taking a 27-14 lead following the play with 3:42 left in the third period.
“That play fired us and got us going. I saw some life in our team when Sharard took that pick to the house. It got everyone excited,” Sulphur Springs head coach Greg Owens. “ I thought our whole defense played very well.”