|Rains' Russell invited to national hoops festival|
|From Staff Reports|
May 28, 2004 -- Jarrett Russell, a junior at Rains High School with ties to Sulphur Springs' basketball past, has been invited to play hoops at the prestigious USA Junior Nationals Championship Sports Festival on July 5-11 in Columbus, Ohio.
Russell was invited to play in the national event after competing in a one-day program which is held in 30 sites around the country. Athletes who demonstrate advanced skills, team leadership, competitive spirit and good sportsmanship were given the opportunity to move on to the next level.
Russell is the grandson of former SSHS head basketball coach Jim Russell and the son of John Russell, a standout guard for the Wildcats in the early '80s.