SPORTS ARCHIVES April 2008

SSMS girls win second straight district track championship

From Staff Reports

April 30, 2008 - MOUNT PLEASANT - The Sulphur Springs eighth-grade girls recently won the District 11-4A track and field championship for the second consecutive year, racking up 179 points.

TakeYour Pick SSHS baseball, softball playoffs will be here Friday

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 30, 2008 - Sulphur Springs sports fans can have their pick of what to watch on Friday night - playoff baseball or playoff softball. Both will be in town.

Tarry Davison shoots 300/769; Wilson and Hague post 700s

Larry Mason

April 30, 2008 - Tarry Davison tossed his second perfect game of the bowling season on Sunday night, and collected his 25th 700 series of the season as well...

Lady Lions swept in bi-district

From Staff Reports

April 29, 2008 - SALTILLO - The Saltillo Lady Lions were swept in their best-of-three bi-district softball series against James Bowie last weekend by scores of 14-3 and 9-2.

Lady Cats know opponent, waiting on side

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 29, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats know who they will play in the area round of the softball playoffs, but they don't know where yet.

NH girls win warm-up game

From Staff Reports

April 29, 2008 - CROSS ROADS - North Hopkins Lady Panthers wrapped up their warm-up games with a 2-0 win over the Cross Roads Lady Cats Monday night.

Howser shoots first ever 700; Bowden shoots her first 700 of the season

Larry Mason

April 29, 2008 - Zach Howser shot the first 700 of his bowling career April 17. It wasn't the highest 700 rolled during the week, that honor belonged to Tarry Davison with a 748, but it was

Cadena, Wilder are on their way to state

From Staff Reports

April 28, 2008 - NACOGDOCHES - Needing to finish in the top two in their respective events this past weekend, North Hopkins distance runner Jose Cadena and Sulphur Bluff distance runner Everett Wilder advanced to state

Yantis nails down runner-up spot in district baseball

From Staff Reports

April 28, 2008 - FRUITVALE - The Yantis Owls nailed down the runner-up slot in District 19-A baseball Friday with a 3-1 win over Martins Mill in a game that broke a tie in the standings.

Ramirez fourth in regional mile

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 28, 2008 - DENTON - Sulphur Springs senior Tate Ramirez took the early lead in the 1,600-meter run at the regional track meet on Saturday. But, two other runners clocked their fastest times of the year to earn trips to the state meet.

Wildcats prepare for Friday's playoff game

From Staff Reports

April 28, 2008 - The seven Sulphur Springs seniors Wildcats were sent off with a bang Friday night in a 9-2 win over the North Lamar Panthers at Eagle Stadium.

The Next Level: SSHS’ hopes for a state qualifier rest mainly with distance runners

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 27, 2008 - DENTON - The SSHS hopes for a state track and field qualifier rests on some thin, but more than adequate, shoulders.

Moving On: Lady Cats sweep Marshall with 15-5 victory

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 27, 2008 - With a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three bi-district series, the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats knew the momentum was on their side.

Aloha Ball: Yantis' Davis playing in Hawaii Classic

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 27, 2008 - YANTIS - After a four-year baseball career at Yantis High School, senior Jordan Davis is headed to Hawaii.

Wildcats to face Kilgore in playoffs

From Staff Reports

April 27, 2008 - After locking down the No. 2-seed in District 11-4A on Tuesday, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats know who they will play in the bi-district round of the playoffs this weekend.

Time to Shine: Mabe bounces back from early season injury to Senior Night starter against North Lamar

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 25, 2008 - When SSHS senior Kevin Mabe steps onto the pitching mound tonight against the North Lamar Panthers, he knows what is at stake as seven seniors play their final district game at Eagle Stadium.

Lady Cats dominate Marshall in Game 1 victory

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 25, 2008 - MARSHALL - Sulphur Springs right fielder Kara Tomlinson must have been the envy of the other two Lady Cat outfielders on Thursday. Tomlinson actually had a ball hit her way.

King gets under ‘A’ standard for Trials; could run 2 events

From Staff Reports

April 24, 2008 - Sulphur Springs distance runner Kyle King will definitely be running at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in late June, and could be competing in more than one event.

Panthers wrap up district crown over Cumby; Lady Panthers fall to MP Chapel Hill in warm-up

From Staff Reports

April 24, 2008 - BIRTHRIGHT - The District 17-A baseball title between the North Hopkins Panthers and the Cumby Trojans came down to one crucial pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday.

County schools running in regional meets this weekend

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 24, 2008 - More than 30 athletes will be in uniform for SSHS Friday and Saturday at the regional track meet in Denton, one of the largest Sulphur Springs contingents in over a decade.

In the Circle: Womack works her way back to pitching

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 24, 2008 - Marci Womack hasn't tapped into her CIA connections to get the lowdown on her softball opponents. Her success on the diamond is totally from her own ability.

Texas High clinches baseball title with 6-3 victory

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 23, 2008 - TEXARKANA - In a battle for a possible district championship Tuesday night, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats could not spoil Senior Night festivities for the Texas High Tigers in a 6-3 loss at Tiger Field.

Lady Cats 10th at regional tourney

From Staff Reports

April 23, 2008 - DENTON - Two SSHS Lady Cat golfers saved their best rounds for last on Tuesday.

Yantis boys swing for state

From Staff Reports

April 23, 2008 - NACOGDOCHES - The Yantis Owl boys Blue golf team is headed to the UIL state tournament for the first time in school history.

Top of the List: Hutchings leads SSHS girls soccer nominees

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 22, 2008 - SSHS girls soccer coach Martin Bryant started more underclassmen than he did seniors this season, but he certainly depended on the seniors who did earn playing time.

Lady Cats complete first regional round in 10th place

From Staff Reports

April 22, 2008 - DENTON - The Sulphur Springs girls shot a steady 405 Monday in the opening round of the Class 4A, Region II golf tournament, putting them in 10th spot going into today's final round.

JVWildcats whip Texas High to stay undefeated

From Staff Reports

April 22, 2008 - Coach Kurt McCain's Wildcats wasted no time disposing of Texas High in junior varsity action Monday night, racking up 15 runs in just three innings for a 15-0 victory over the Tigers. With the win, the JV squad moves to 18-0 overall and 9-0 in District 11-4A.

Softball hit parade gets rained on by Rowlett

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 22, 2008 - ROWLETT - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats' hit parade got rained on by Rowlett pitchers on Monday.

Owls are 18 holes away from state golf berth

From Staff Reports

April 22, 2008 - NACOGDOCHES - The Yantis Owl Blue team leads the Class A, Region III golf tournament by 12 strokes over Lindsay after the first day of competition at Piney Woods Country Club.

NH clinches softball title; sets up a showdown with Cumby in baseball

From Staff Reports

April 21, 2008 - The North Hopkins baseball and softball teams picked up big wins on Friday as the Lady Panthers wrapped up their district season undefeated, while the Panthers set up a game with Cumby for the district championship on Tuesday.

Wildcats facing T-High for district crown

From Staff Reports

April 21, 2008 - MCKINNEY - With only seven hits in his team's past two games, Sulphur Springs coach Jerrod Hammack is concerned heading into their matchup Tuesday night with the Texas High Tigers.

Lady Cats have a chance to get rid of lingering feeling

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 21, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats came up one game short of making the playoffs last year. Though they are in the postseason this year as the District 11-4A runner-up, that feeling is still with them.

BY A MILE: Massey breaks school record; Wildcats win qualifer meet

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 21, 2008 - EUSTACE - Sulphur Springs track coaches used Friday's qualifier meet in Eustace as a practice for this weekend's regional event. For freshman miler Megan Massey, though, it was much more than that.

Deana Hale wins Ladies City Tournament

Larry Mason

April 20, 2008 - The ladies of Classic Lanes took the lanes on the April 5-6 weekend to conduct the 43rd annual Sulphur Springs Ladies' City Bowling Tournament.

MG’s Bailey signs offer to play college volleyball

From Staff Reports

April 20, 2008 - Miller Grove senior Natalie Bailey was rewarded for her prowess on the volleyball court last week when she signed a scholarship offer from Sterling College in Sterling, Kan.

Wildcats clinch playoff berth

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 20, 2008 - PARIS - Sulphur Springs head baseball coach Jerrod Hammack got his wish granted on Friday night following an 11-4 win over the Paris Wildcats at Hub Hollis Field.

Wildcats’ Gant sees fruits from hard work

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 18, 2008 - When people think of Wildcat senior first baseman Dustin Gant, they think of the word "dedication."

Lewis prepares for free football camp

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 18, 2008 - Damione Lewis doesn't know how much the 270 boys who have signed up for his free football camp on Saturday will absorb from him and the 10 other NFL and college football stars.

JV tennis brings home one medal

From Staff Reports

April 17, 2008 - LINDALE - In its final tournament of the season, the Sulphur Springs junior varsity tennis team won a silver medal in mixed doubles at the District 11-4A tournament on Wednesday.

In A Pinch: SS senior Jenna Davis is top choice forpinch-hitting duties

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 17, 2008 - When it's getting late in a game and SSHS softball coach David Carrillo needs to call on a pinch hitter, he doesn't have to look far. Senior Jenna Davis is always ready.

Wildcats start hitting early, end game in 5 innings

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 16, 2008 - Getting off to a big start is something SSHS head coach Jerrod Hammack has been pleased with this district season.

Trojans’ win over NH knots 17-A in three-way tie for first

From Staff Reports

April 16, 2008 - CUMBY - The Cumby Trojans put themselves in a three-way tie atop the District 17-A standings of Tuesday with a 4-2 victory over previously unbeaten leader North Hopkins.

Two for the Show: Lady Cat hitters take a bite out of Lindale pitching

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 16, 2008 - The teeth of the Lady Cats' batting order took a bite out of Lindale pitching on Tuesday, and that set the table for Sulphur Springs' Senior Night victory.

Shayne Wilson fires 754 series, 299 game to lead Classic Lanes bowlers

Larry Mason

April 15, 2008 - Greenville bowler Shayne Wilson led all Classic Lanes bowlers this week, shooting a 754 series, which included a 299 honor game.

The Path to Regional

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 15, 2008 - DeKALB - It wasn't an all-Hopkins County track meet on Monday, but the local athletes certainly made their presence felt.

Award Winners: Nine Soccer Cats earn All-District honors

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 14, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats had nine players make it on the District 16-4A All-District soccer team, and all but one are seniors.

Scholarship to be awarded in memory of Casey McMahan

From Staff Reports

April 13, 2008 - Friends, family and fans of former Wildcat Casey McMahan will help other athletes go to college in the form of the Casey McMahan Scholarship, which will be awarded to a Sulphur Springs High School senior starting this spring.

Scholarship to be awarded in memory of Casey McMahan

From Staff Reports

April 13, 2008 - Friends, family and fans of former Wildcat Casey McMahan will help other athletes go to college in the form of the Casey McMahan Scholarship, which will be awarded to a Sulphur Springs High School senior starting this spring.

Are You Ready For Some Football?

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 13, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats' 2008 football schedule has been released, and, as expected, there are a few changes.

Dodd's homerun highlights Lady Cat victory over Mount Pleasant

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 13, 2008 - MOUNT PLEASANT - After scoring a rather pedestrian five runs in the their last three softball games, the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats hit the field running on Friday. And they didn't stop until the game was over.

Four Wildcats have multi-hit games as they hammer the Tigers

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 13, 2008 - MOUNT PLEASANT - In their rematch with the Mount Pleasant Tigers Friday night, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats pounded out 15 hits off four Tigers pitchers in a 15-3 victory at O.L. Colley Field.

NH girls remain unbeaten in district

From Staff Reports

April 11, 2008 - SALTILLO - North Hopkins wrapped up the first round of District 17-A softball with a 16-inning thriller over the Saltillo Lady Lions on Tuesday.

Four Panthers running at area meet

From Staff Reports

April 11, 2008 - The North Hopkins boys will have four runners competing Monday in the postponed area track and field meet at DeKalb High School.

Leaving Something Behind

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 11, 2008 - Wildcats senior Dalton Abner has taken to heart a saying athletic director and head football coach Greg Owens said during their district championship football season.

Advancement: SSHS has 11 individuals, 5 relays qualify for regional track

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 10, 2008 - MOUNT PLEASANT - The SSHS track team wasn't able to unseat Texas High for the District 11-4A championship on Wednesday, but they did the next best thing - qualifying a total of 11 boys and girls in individual events and five relay teams to the regional meet in two weeks.

SS boys finish third at district tennis

From Staff Reports

April 10, 2008 - LINDALE - Sulphur Springs wrapped up the District 11-4A tennis tournament with a third place finish for the boys team, while the Lady Cats finished in fifth place on Tuesday and Wednesday at Lindale High School.

Yantis golfers dominate district play

From Staff Reports

April 8, 2008 - NEW BOSTON - The Yantis Owl Blue team rolled through the competition Monday at the District 20-A golf meet held at Oak Grove Golf Course in New Boston. It was the second consecutive district crown for the Owls, coached by Michael Alphin.

Wildcats get going in extra innings

From Staff Reports

April 9, 2009 - PARIS - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats needed extra innings Tuesday night to take care of the North Lamar Panthers in a 7-1 eighth-inning victory.

Parmer, Schutz, Dixon and Soeder post 700s at Classic Lanes

Larry Mason

April 9, 2008 - Jason Parmer came within 21 pins of shooting what would have been the center's second 800 series of the season on Sunday night......

NL takes advantage of Lady Cat errors

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 9, 2008 - Marci Womack's pitch count has been limited this year as the SSHS senior recovers from an injury. Tuesday, Womack's arm allowed her to go more than six innings, but unfortunately, there were throwing problems behind her.

SSJV stays unbeaten

From Staff Reports

April 8, 2008 - The SSHS JV baseball team capitalized on timely basehitting in a 14-2 run-rule victory over North Lamar on Monday.

SS girls win district golf in a landslide

From Staff Reports

April 8, 2008 - LINDALE - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats went into the final round of the District 11-4A golf tournament without anyone within shouting distance of them.

The Right Track: Wildcats lead 11-4A track and field meet after field events

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 8, 2008 - MOUNT PLEASANT - The first day of the District 11-4A track and field meet didn't pan out exactly as expected, but the Sulphur Springs Wildcats are pleased with how it went.

Lady Cats defeat Texas High; clinch playoff berth with win

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 8, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats took advantage of their postponed game against the Texas High Lady Tigers with clutch hitting in the third inning during a 2-0 win Monday night at Lady Cat Park.

Wildcats drop to second place with loss to Texas High

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 7, 2008 - Saturday's night matchup between the Sulphur Springs Wildcats and the Texas High Tigers had the makings of a championship title fight.

Cumby's Neal qualifies for area meet in five events

From Staff Reports

April 6, 2008 - DeKALB - Cumby freshman Savanah Neal was a double-winner at the District 20-A track and field meet and will advance to area in five events.

Regional spots, playoffs are at stake during Championship Week

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY | News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 6, 2008 - After months of preparation, everything in District 11-4A will come to a head this week.

Como-Pickton's Stinson heading to regional for fourth straight year

From Staff Reports

April 6, 2008 - GRAND SALINE - The Como-Pickton Eagles advanced 14 athletes to the regional track and field meet in Palestine April 25-26 by placing in the top three at the District 16-2A track and field meet on Wednesday and Thursday.

Nine youngsters advancing to Pitch, Hit, Run sectional event

From Staff Reports

April 6, 2008 - Sulphur Springs youngsters Dee Dugan, Dillian Carpenter, Desiree Debase and Blake Barnett won their overall divisions of the Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition held on March 28 at Buford Park.

Nowhere To Play: SSHS softball, baseball games postponed because of weather

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 4, 2008 - Sulphur Springs athletes are experiencing another "all dressed up and nowhere to go" evening.

District Tune-Up: SSHS tennis wins 5 matches in preparation for 11-4A tournament

From Staff Reports

April 4, 2008 - KILGORE - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats tennis team won five matches Thursday afternoon in their final tuneup before the District 11-4A tennis tournament at Lindale High School next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lady Panthers shut out Cumby

From Staff Reports

April 4, 2008 - BIRTHRIGHT - Chastin Smiddy fired a one-hitter for the North Hopkins Lady Panthers, and Crissy Hall broke up a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the fourth inning of a 4-0 victory over Cumby on Thursday.

North Hopkins' Mannis is double winner at 20-A meet

From Staff Reports

April 4, 2008 - DEKALB - Jessi Mannis won two events at the District 20-A girls track and field meet on Wednesday and Courtney Loper won one event as the Lady Panthers finished sixth in the team standings.

Whittle relishes legacy he inherited at second base

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 3, 2008 - For SSHS senior second baseman Brandon Whittle, filling the shoes of two-time district MVP Josh Riley and fellow classmate Brittan Diamond has been a challenge he has relished his past two seasons.

Wilder, Henderson lead Sulphur Bluff area qualifiers

From Staff Reports

April 3, 2008 - EMORY - Sulphur Bluff distance runner Everett Wilder won two events at the District 19-A track and field meet on Monday, and Trey Henderson finished first and second

NH boys, girls win by identical scores

From Staff Reports

April 2, 2008 - The North Hopkins Panthers and Lady Panthers picked up wins against district competition Tuesday by identical scores.

SSMS boys win another track meet

From Staff Reports

April 2, 2008 - ELKHART - Sulphur Springs Middle School seventh and eighth grade boys won first place at the Elkhart track and field meet on March 28.

Lady Cats win with pitching, defense and timely hitting

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY | News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 2, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats have made a habit of scoring in the first inning of their district games, having done so in four straight.

Paris is latest victim of Wildcats' potent offensive attack

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

April 2, 2008 - Coming into the District 11-4A season, Sulphur Springs Wildcats head coach Jerrod Hammack knew his team had the talent to score runs against the competition.

Steve Edwards, Matt Parker and Mark Smith toss 700s

Larry Mason

April 1, 2008 - Steve Edwards finished the week with the center's highest 700 series over the past seven days, a 757, while Classic Lanes' relative newcomer, Matt Parker, came through with a 734, and Mark Smith closed with a 705.

Lady Panthers unbeaten in district softball

From Staff Reports

April 1, 2008 - CAMPBELL - North Hopkins Lady Panthers improved to 12-7 overall and 2-0 in District 17-A with a 7-3 win over Campbell on Friday.

Leading the Charge: Lady Cats widen lead; SS boys move up one place

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY | News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 1, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs girls are two-thirds of the way to the regional golf tournament after figuratively lapping the field Monday on their home course.

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