SPORTS ARCHIVES 2008

March 2008

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.

Wildcat netters win consolation title at Ennis

From Staff Reports

March 31, 2008 - ENNIS - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats varsity tennis team won a consolation championship in mixed doubles at the Ennis Lions tennis tournament last Friday.

SS baseball, softball scheduled for tomorrow, weather permitting

From Staff Reports

March 31, 2008 - The SSHS baseball and softball teams will try to keep their hot hitting alive on Tuesday when they host district games - weather permitting.

JV Cats stay unbeaten

From Staff Reports

March 30, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats junior varsity remained undefeated on the season with a 6-1 win over the Lindale Eagles Friday night at Eagle Stadium.

Wildcats end things early for second straight game

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 30, 2008 - LINDALE - For the second straight game, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats were ready to end things early.

Lady Cats get warmed up with 10-1 victory

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

March 30, 2008 - LINDALE - It's supposed to be harder to hit a softball well when the weather is colder. Imagine how the Lady Cats would have done had it been warm on Friday.

Hawthorne, Partridge pace Cumby JH tracksters

From Staff Reports

March 28, 2008 - Cumby eighth-graders Lynx Hawthorne and Valerie Partridge each won four individual events at the District 20-A track and field meet on Thursday.

Wildcats sweep team championships at Henderson track meet, appear poised to challenge at district

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

March 28, 2008 - HENDERSON - The Sulphur Springs track coaches weren't sure how the Wildcats would run at Thursday's meet in Henderson because of the hard weight-lifting and offseason workouts they had been going through.

Pitch, Hit and Run competition tomorrow

From Staff Reports

March 27, 2008 - Boys and girls ages 7 through 14 can participate Friday in the Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Buford Park.

Trojans run-rule Sulphur Bluff

From Staff Reports

March 27, 2008 - Cumby sophomore righthander Brixx Hawthorne allowed only one hit, going the distance on the mound in a 13-1 victory on Sulphur Bluff on Tuesday in a game shortened due to run rule.

Finding Strength In A Loss

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

March 27, 2008 - There is an empty seat in the softball bleachers for Amanda McGowin during her senior year. Though unoccupied, that seat spurs her on to even greater things.

District Golf: Score error mars first round for Cats

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

March 26, 2008 - PARIS - A scorecard error for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats' top golfer on Monday erased one of the best opening rounds in the District 11-4A tournament.

Wildcats use 13 run first inning to defeat Tigers

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 26, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats opened up the District 11-4A schedule with a dominating win over the Mount Pleasant Tigers Tuesday night.

Lady Cats are impressively solid in 6-0 shutout

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

March 26, 2008 - There's a joke about Washington, D.C. spending that goes, "A billion dollars here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."

Cumby's Hawthorne accepts AD/head coaching job at Weimar

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 26, 2008 - CUMBY - After guiding the Cumby Trojans to their first playoff berth in 28 years, athletic director and head football coach Kent Hawthorne will be leaving

SSJV upends North Hopkins

From Staff Reports

March 26, 2008 - BIRTHRIGHT - The Sulphur Springs JV girls upended the North Hopkins Lady Panthers, 5-3, on Monday behind a two-run double in the first by T'Kea Johnson.

North Hopkins opens district with win over Saltillo

From Staff Reports

March 25, 2008 - BIRTHRIGHT - The North Hopkins Lady Panthers opened up the District 17-A softball season with a 10-2 win over the Saltillo Lady Lions on Friday.

Wildcats looking to start district off right tonight

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 25, 2008 - After the first 13 games of the season, Sulphur Springs head coach Jerrod Hammack did not expect to see his Wildcats with a 6-7 record on the year.

District Golf: Lady Cats take 42-stroke lead into second round

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

March 25, 2008 - PARIS - The Sulphur Springs girls came away from Paris Golf and Country Club on Monday not only with a big lead after the first round of the District 11-4A tournament but they also have an ace in the hole.

Wilson and Dixon capture 700s at Classic Lanes

Larry Mason

March 25, 2008 - Shayne Wilson and Darreyl Dixon collected the only 700 series posted at Classic Lanes this week, Shayne a 717, Darreyl a 710, but there were a number of near

Wildcats JV undefeated with win over Longview

From Staff Reports

March 24, 2008 - LONGVIEW - The Sulphur Springs JV baseball team remained undefeated on the season with a 14-5 late-inning win over Class 5A Longview Lobos Thursday afternoon.

Dragons finish in eighth place at NJCC Tournament

From Staff Reports

March 24, 2008 - HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Paris Junior College Dragons wrapped up the NJCAA Division I National Basketball Tournament in eighth place with a 84-66 loss to the Chipola College Indians on Saturday afternoon.

District golf tourney opens today in Paris

From Staff Reports

March 24, 2008 - The SSHS girls golf team placed fourth last week in their final tune-up before the three-round District 11-4A tournament begins today.

Medal Stands: SSHS track teams get strong individual performances at Grace Prep meet

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

March 24, 2008 - ARLINGTON - The Sulphur Springs varsity boys finished seventh and the JV boys fourth on Saturday at the 22-team Grace Prep Invitational Track and Field Meet on the campus of UT-Arlington.

Lady Cats don’t let short turnaround time distract them from beating Texas High

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

March 23, 2008 - TEXARKANA - SSHS softball coach David Carrillo didn't have a lot to say to the Lady Cats after their game on Friday. He really didn't need to.

Dragons playing for seventh place in NJCAA Tournament

From Staff Reports

March 24, 2008 - HUTCHINSON, Kan. - After a tough first round of the NJCAA Division I National Basketball Tournament

Standing Tall: Broncos use height advantage to score deciding goals late in second half

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 21, 2008 - MCKINNEY - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats opened up the bi-district round of the Class 4A playoffs against a speedy McKinney Boyd Broncos team in a 4-1 loss at the McKinney Boyd pitch Thursday night.

Wildcats nip Lobos in extra innings

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 21, 2008 - If Thursday afternoon was any indication of how district play will be the next two years, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats will have a dogfight with the Longview Lobos.

North Lamar breaks first-place tie with Lady Cats

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

March 21, 2008 - PARIS - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats wriggled out of jams in the first four innings on Thursday against North Lamar, but the fifth inning was too much to overcome.

Experience Matters: Wildcats banking on veteran players for leadership

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

March 20, 2008 - When the Sulphur Springs Wildcats step onto the McKinney Boyd pitch tonight for their bi-district playoff game, head coach Andy Holt will be depending on experience playing a part of his team's success.

Paced by relays, distance and field events, SS girls take second place at Mount Vernon relays

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

March 20, 2008 - MOUNT VERNON - Buoyed by strong performances in the field events, relays and distance events, the SSHS Lady Cats finished with a season-high 90 points Friday at the Mount Vernon Tiger Relays.

PJC men advance in consolation bracket

From Staff Reports

March 20, 2008 - HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Paris Junior College Dragons advanced in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division I National Basketball Tournament on Wednesday with a 74-67 victory over Vincennes University at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Rain, rain won't go away

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

March 19, 2008 - A spring thunderstorm that dropped more than four inches of rain in less than 24 hours washed out SSHS softball and baseball games that were originally scheduled for Tuesday.

PJC men lose NJCAA opener

From Staff Reports

March 19, 2008 - HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Paris Junior College Dragons opened up the NJCAA Division I National Basketball Tournament with a 63-57 loss to the Southeastern Illinois Falcons Tuesday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

In the Cheap Seats

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

March 19, 2008 - Sometimes I hate being right.

Wildcats baseball game postponed

From Staff Reports

March 18, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats game against the Mesquite Horn Jaguars scheduled for today has been rescheduled, according to SSHS head coach Jerrod Hammack.

JV Wildcats run-rule Mesquite Horn

From Staff Reports

March 18, 2008 - After over two weeks of rain outs including six games and numerous practices, the Sulphur Springs junior varsity Wildcats returned to action on Monday, defeating Class 5A Mesquite Horn Jaguars 12-2 in six innings.

Darreyl Dixon hits two 700s; James Allen, and Justin Parmer get one each

Larry Mason

March 18, 2008 - Darreyl Dixon tossed his ninth and 10th 700 series of the bowling season this past week at Classic Lanes, booking a 725 on Thursday, and a 716 on Sunday.

Underdog Cats: SSHS faces No. 6-ranked McKinney Boyd in bi-district

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

March 18, 2008 - Life doesn't get any easier for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats, who must travel west to take on McKinney Boyd in the bi-district round of the soccer playoffs.

Big first inning by Bullard sinks Wildcats

From Staff Reports

March 17, 2008 - BULLARD - In their rematch with the Bullard Panthers on Friday, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats' overall record dropped below the .500 mark with a 4-3 loss at Panthers Field.

Lady Cat fans get a double treat

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

March 17, 2008 - Sulphur Springs softball fans got a double treat on Saturday. Not only did the Lady Cats stage a 3-1 victory over Mount Vernon, senior pitcher Marci Womack also stepped into the circle for the first time this season.

Soccer Cats gearing up for playoff against Boyd

From Staff Reports

March 16, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats geared up for the playoffs by whipping out-manned Liberty-Eylau 10-0 on Friday in the regular season finale at Gerald Prim Stadium.

SSMS boys win another track meet

From Staff Reports

March 16, 2008 - PRINCETON - Sulphur Springs Middle School seventh and eighth grade boys continued their strong track and field season with another first place finish in the Princeton Junior High Invitational on Thursday.

Routing Paris: Lady Cats start district off with 9-1 victory

BY JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 16, 2008 - PARIS - After splitting their district games against the Paris Lady Cats last season, the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats opened up the District 11-4A season with a dominating win over Paris on Friday.

SSMS boys sweep team titles at Commerce track and field meet

From Staff Reports

March 14, 2008 - COMMERCE - Sulphur Springs Middle School seventh and eighth grade boys won first place at the Commerce track and field meet on Feb. 28.

Winning Serve: Wildcat tennis handily beats Paris

From Staff Reports

March 14, 2008 - In their first home match of the year, the Sulphur Springs tennis team went 7-3 against district-rival Paris at the George Fox Tennis Courts Thursday afternoon.

Trojans trounce Campbell in 17-A baseball opener

From Staff Reports

March 14, 2008 - CAMPBELL - The Cumby Trojans opened their District 17-A baseball season with a one-hit 21-1 victory over the Campbell Indians in a game shortened to five innings due to the run rule.

Paris is first up for Lady Cats as they open district softball schedule

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

March 14, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats have won twice as many games as they've lost in their pre-district schedule. They likely need to do the same over the next 10 games to earn a playoff berth.

Team Players: Trio of seniors help teammates any way they can

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

March 13, 2008 - Every good team must have players who help sharpen their teammates' skills in practice and keep themselves ready to go when called upon in a game.

SS freshmen beat Cumby

From Staff Reports

March 12, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cat freshmen defeated Cumby's varsity, 8-3, on Tuesday behind a seven-hit attack.

Cumby tracksters bring home medals

From Staff Reports

March 12, 2008 - WOLFE CITY - Cumby's Brixx Hawthorne, Savanah Neal, Laura Oviedo and Ashley Anderson each won three medals Saturday at the Wolfe City Invitational Track and Field Meet.

Moving On Up: Soccer Cats have a shot at district title after Mount Pleasant stumbles

From Staff Reports

March 12, 2008 - PARIS - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats had already clinched second place in the District 16-4A soccer standings before they played North Lamar on Tuesday.

Basic Training: Athletic trainers recognized during March

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 12, 2008 - When it comes to the prevention of high school athletic injuries, the student trainers at Sulphur Springs High School and all around the country play a huge role in the success of their student athletes.

PJC men headed back to national tourney

From Staff Reports

March 11, 2008 - PARIS - Paris Junior College men's basketball team is headed back to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Ks. on March 18-22 looking for its second national title in the past three seasons.

SSHS golfers make good use of home course advantage

From Staff Reports

March 11, 2008 - The SSHS boys and girls golf teams both came away with the top two medalists and the top team finish in the small tournament they hosted on Monday at the Sulphur Springs Country Club.

Late goal lifts Wildcats over T-High, 1-0

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

March 11, 2008 - It took an hour and 15 minutes of playing time on Monday, but the Sulphur Springs Wildcats were finally able to break a scoreless deadlock and edge Texas High 1-0 at Gerald Prim Stadium.

Bobby Brown grabs two of nine 700s; Keller is perfect

March 11, 2008 - Classic Lanes bowlers shot nine 700s in the last seven days, bringing the seasons total to 125.

Seniors provide victory in Lady Cats' finale

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

March 11, 2008 - It was the feet of a pair of Sulphur Springs seniors who gave the Lady Cats their margin of victory over Pleasant Grove on Monday during Senior Night.

Lady Panthers stretch win streak to five games

From Staff Reports

March 11, 2008 - BIRTHRIGHT - The North Hopkins Lady Panthers won their fifth straight game on Saturday, shutting out Avery 10-0 in six innings.

SSHS baseball record stands at .500 after Saturday

From Staff Reports

March 10, 2008 - MANSFIELD - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats dropped two games this past weekend in doubleheader action against the Midlothian Panthers and the Mansfield Tigers Saturday afternoon.

SS softball on 4-game win streak heading into district

From Staff Reports

March 10, 2008 - BIRTHRIGHT - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats will go into their district softball opener on Friday on a four-game winning streak.

Wildcats cruise to 4-2 victory over Pittsburg

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 10, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats continue to show why they are one of the top soccer teams in District 16-4A with a 4-2 win over the Pittsburg Pirates Saturday night at Gerald Prim Stadium.

Lady Cats score late sweep of Texas High, 1-0

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 10, 2008 - In the rematch between the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats and the Texas High Lady Tigers, SS head coach Martin Bryant saw a different score from the first meeting, but was still impressed with the win.

Neal shares MVP honor; two other Cumby girls earn superlative awards

From Staff Reports

March 9, 2008 - The Cumby Lady Trojans were rewarded for their play on the basketball court this season with three superlative awards and two more First Team selections on the All-District 18-A Team.

In the Cheap Seats

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

March 7, 2008 - Go ahead and pull the plug on the Mavericks' season. This team is dead.

Winter weather prompts sports cancellations, postponements

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

March 7, 2008 - The late winter storm that blew through Northeast Texas on Thursday led to the cancellation or postponement of all the SSHS sports for yesterday and today.

Lewis signs extension with Carolina; Miller testing NFL free agency

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

March 6, 2008 - One of Sulphur Springs' two NFL players will stay put next season, while the other could be on the move.

Kendall Wright qualifies for national meet in the long jump

From Staff Reports

March 5, 2008 - MARYVILLE, Mo. - Kendall Wright, a 2004 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, will be competing in the NCAA Div. II Indoor Track and Field Championships next weekend.

Medina, Lozano make integral contributions in first year as starters

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

March 5, 2008 - Defender Victor Medina and forward Cruz Lozano played varsity last season for the Sulphur Springs soccer team, but they didn't become full-time starters until this year. They haven't wasted time, though, in letting their impact be felt.

Avery has to make hay - the sun may not shine long

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

March 5, 2008 - Avery Johnson needs to make hay while the sun shines, because sun may be setting on the Mavericks.

Nh girls improve record to 6-4

From Staff Reports

March 5, 2008 - BIRTHRIGHT - The North Hopkins Lady Panthers improved to 6-4 on the softball season with a 9-2 win over Lone Oak on Tuesday.

SS baseball game canceled

From Staff Reports

March 4, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats' game against the Athens Hornets has been canceled for tonight, according to head coach Jerrod Hammack.

Young Wildcat golfers gaining varsity experience

From Staff Reports

March 4, 2008 - LONGVIEW - The young SSHS golfers are gaining valuable tournament experience these days, and learning to play through some difficulties along the way.

Turning the Corner: Lady Cats end softball tournament on a three-game winning streak

From Staff Reports

March 4, 2008 - FRISCO - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats finished the Frisco ISD Softball Tournament with a 4-2 mark, including ending on a three-game winning streak.

Mount Pleasant edges SS girls to claim playoff spot

From Staff Reports

March 4, 2008 - MOUNT PLEASANT - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats have two more soccer games left in the season, because Monday's frigid match against Mount Pleasant assured them there won't be more than that.

Deana Hale, Bruce Michaelson lead Classic bowlers

Larry Mason

March 4, 2008 - Deana Hale shot her first ever 700 series on Monday, a 723, and Bruce Michaelson duplicated that score on Thursday, allowing the duo to lead all of the center's bowlers during the last seven days.

Three SSHS lifters place fourth at region

From Staff Reports

March 3, 2008 - PARIS - Three Sulphur Springs lifters placed fourth at the Div. I, Region III powerlifting meet at Paris High School on Saturday, missing out on a state berth by two places.

Two Trojans medal at Pewitt relays

From Staff Reports

March 3, 2008 - OMAHA - Rodney Hobbs and Brixx Hawthorne each took home gold medals for the Cumby Trojans at the Doug Sibly Brahma Relays, hosted by Paul Pewitt, on Saturday.

Lady Cats face must-win match against Mount Pleasant after loss to N L

From Staff Reports

March 3, 2008 - PARIS - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats couldn't parlay a second-half goal into a victory over district-leading North Lamar on Saturday, so they now face a must-win soccer match against Mount Pleasant this week.

Hawthorne qualifies for state

From Staff Reports

March 3, 2008 - QUINLAN - Cumby sophomore Brixx Hawthorne won the 181-pound class at the Div. II, Region III powerlifting meet hosted by Quinlan Boles on Thursday.

All 10 SS netters make consolation round

From Staff Reports

March 3, 2008 - TYLER - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats varsity squad faced off against tough competition in the Tyler Lee Tournament this past weekend.

Owls win consolation title at tournament

From Staff Reports

March 3, 2008 - CAMPBELL - The Yantis Owls brought home the consolation championship of the Campbell Baseball Tournament Saturday with a 13-3 win over Ector.

JV Wildcats win tournament title SS maintains unbeaten record

From Staff Reports

March 3, 2008 - WILLS POINT - The Wildcats JV team won the Wills Point Tournament championship and improved their season record to 7-0 this past weekend.

MP prevails 1-0 in classic match between top two district teams

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

March 2, 2008 - MOUNT PLEASANT - If Mount Pleasant goal keeper Edwin Mendez wasn't in the right place all the time on Friday, it at least seemed like he was.

County players highlight area All-District teams

From Staff Reports

March 2, 2008 - Saltillo placed five players on the All-District 22-A basketball team led by senior Derek McClure, who was named the district's Most Valuable Player.

Cats' bats not coming around yet

By JOSEPH ELERSON | News-Telegram Sports Writer

March 2, 2008 - KILGORE - After finishing the Oil Belt Classic in fifth place last year, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats were sent home after Day 2 of this year's tournament with a 3-1 loss to the Lindale Eagles Friday afternoon.

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