North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff boys playoffs set
From Staff Reports

Feb. 20, 2004 -- Playoff games for the North Hopkins and Saltillo boys have been set, and both teams will start their postseason quests on Tuesday.

The North Hopkins Panthers, champions of District 19-1A, Division I, will take on McLeod, the runner-up in 20-1A. The game is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Pleasant.

The Panthers (19-12) will also play a warm-up game at 8 a.m. Saturday against Dallas Life at TAMU-Commerce as part of the 13-game J.W. Williams Playoff Preview.

Saltillo (15-12), the runner-up in 20-1A, Division II, will play 19-1A champion Roxton at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Paris Junior College.

On the girls' side, North Hopkins and Sulphur Bluff will continue their playoff journeys tonight in the area round, as will area teams Rains, Winnsboro and Sherman.

Eighth-ranked North Hopkins (31-3) travels to Howe for a 7 p.m. tipoff against No. 5 Muenster. The winner will advance to the regional semifinal against the winner of Douglass and Martinsville.

Sulphur Bluff (24-4) takes on Henrietta Midway at 7 p.m. tonight in Pilot Point. The winner takes on Priddy or Aquilla in the regional semifinals.

In other games, No. 2 Winnsboro (31-3) plays Princeton at 7 p.m. tonight in Greenville; Rains (25-9) travels to Leonard for a 7 p.m. contest against Celina; and Sherman (18-14) plays No. 1 Dallas Lincoln (24-1) at Richardson Pearce.

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