SPORTS ARCHIVES August 2008

Winnsboro gets payback on Farmers

By TREY HILL, Corespondent

Aug. 31, 2008 - WINNSBORO - After eight months of wait-ing, the Winnsboro Red Raiders got payback.

Opening night impressive to a newcomer

By DON WALLACE, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Aug. 31, 2008 - This was a show worth seeing. I've been to thousands of movies and more than 200 football games over the year.

That's entertainment: WIldcats put on show in 48-20 win over Paris

By DON WALLACE, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Aug. 31, 2008 - It was a season opener to remember.No fans leaving Gerald Prim Stadium could feel like they did not get their money's worth as Sulphur Springs whipped Paris, 48-20.

Paris vs. SS first game

By DON WALLACE, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Aug. 28, 2008 - Both teams have something to prove. Sulphur Springs is out to build on last year's 9-2 record and prove they can handle the ups and downs of a long football season.

Como-Pickton and Cumby pregame

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Correspondent

Aug. 28, 2008 - For one team, the first game of the year will see a new coach on the sideline, while for the other team it is a season of redemption.

Bulldogs get a new doghouse

By Don Wallace, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Aug. 25, 2008 - Fans of Cooper football will have a chance to see a sneak peek of the new Bulldog Stadium Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.

Sulphur Springs ready for Tiger hunt

By DON WALLACE, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Aug. 21, 2008 - The stage is set for a spirited cat fight Friday night.

Turning the Corner: Eagles soar in first action; face Lions Thursday

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Aug. 20, 2008 - COMO - Head coach Paul Tullis came out of his first scrimmage with many of his questions answered against the Pattonville Prairiland Patriots Saturday night.

Lady Cats 3-0 after sweep of Clarksville

By DON WALLACE, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Aug. 20, 2008 - CLARKSVILLE - So far, so good for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats.

Off the Bench: Yield to oncoming sports editor still learning the highways

By DON WALLACE, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Aug. 20, 2008 - Since I have always loved sports, I feel like I am in the right place.

Summer league champions named in close finishes

Gene Shelton

Aug. 19, 2009 - In the final night of summer league bowling at Classic Lanes, two championship races went down to the wire and a third league ended with co-champions in a week highlighted by hefty scores and personal bests.

Lady Cats play at Clarksville

From staff reports

Aug. 19, 2008 - The undefeated Sulphur Springs Lady Cats will be looking to continue their winning ways tonight when they travel to Clarksville for a non-district volleyball game.

Cumby positive with first scrimmage

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Aug. 18, 2008 - CUMBY - With the rainstorms that hit Northeast Texas on Saturday, the Cumby Trojans opened up their first scrimmage of the year with a road trip to the Alba-Golden Panthers.

Lady Cats chalk up pair of victories on first day of season

By BOBBY “BUTCH” BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

Aug. 17, 2008 - It took the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats about a week to rack up two volleyball wins last year. They matched that total in their first night on Friday.

Ring, Ring, Ring: Wildcats get wake-up call in scrimmage vs. Greenville

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

Aug. 17, 2008 - GREENVILLE - The sound many SSHS fans heard Saturday morning was the alarm clock going off, because the Greenville Lions gave the Wildcats a wake-up call in their first scrimmage of the season.

Rainstorm causes change of plans for Saturday’s scrimmage: Greenville is new site

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

Aug. 15, 2008 - Friday's rainstorm has caused a change of plans for Saturday's scrimmage.

Lady Cats open season today in dual match

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Aug. 15, 2008 - After three scrimmages and two weeks of practices, the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats open the 2008 season today at Wildcat Gym.

Being on the Defensive: Coach likes prospects among linemen, linebackers

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

Aug. 14, 2008 - Wildcat defensive coordinator Matt Young came into two-a-day practices knowing he had to find five new starters to fill out his front seven.

Cooling Off: Full-speed scrimmage ends Wildcats’ practice on an enthusiastic note

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

Aug. 13, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats ended their final long practice of the week Wednesday morning with a scrimmage that is best described as a draw.

Eagles getting ready for Saturday's battle with Patriots

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Aug. 12, 2008 - COMO - With a full week of workouts under their belts, the Como-Pickton Eagles are getting ready for their first scrimmage of the year against the Pattonville Prairiland Patriots Saturday night.

Wildcat Maker: Tackling drill puts some spice into SSHS practice

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

Aug. 12, 2008 - As the Sulphur Springs Wildcats gathered around the middle of the practice field about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, junior running back Devion Hill summed up what was about to happen. "Either you get made," Hill said, "or you get broke."

Bids taken for final ticket

From Staff Reports

Aug. 12, 2008 - If you haven't purchased a season ticket for Wildcat football games this year, now's your opportunity. But the one final seat will be costly.

Summer league title races near photo finish in homestretch

Gene Shelton

Aug. 12, 2008 - Team titles were up for grabs in two summer leagues at Classic Lanes after the week ending Aug. 8, and in the third league the leading team needs just one win to close out the competition with one week left in the schedule.

Trojans are ahead of schedule

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Aug. 11, 2008 - CUMBY - After their first two days of full pad workouts, the Cumby Trojans are ahead of the game, according to first-year head coach Edward Perez.

Cloudy Sky: Wildcats get tongue-lashing after ‘sluggish’ practice

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

Aug. 11, 2008 - Everything seemed ripe for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats to have a great practice on Monday morning.

ESPN Coming To SS: ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’ releases high school broadcast schedule

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

Aug. 11, 2008 - The self-proclaimed "Worldwide Leader in Sports" will be making Sulphur Springs its home. For a day, anyway.

SSMS football players fitted for equipment next week

From Staff Reports

Aug. 10, 2008 - SS Middle School football players will get fitted for equipment tomorrow and Thursday, and will need to purchase their shorts, T-shirts and cleats before school starts.

‘A patriot first and a pro golfer second’: U.S. Open champion, former local resident Orville Moody dies at age 74

From Staff, Wire Reports

Aug. 10, 2008 - The golfing world will remember Orville Moody for many things - the 1969 U.S. Open championship, the long putter he used on the Senior Tour, and the way he went through local and sectional qualifying to win a PGA major.

Ponytails go 1-2 in Dixie World Series

From Staff Reports

Aug. 10, 2008 - PINEVILLE, La. - The Hopkins County Ponytail All-Stars won their opening game in the Dixie World Series last weekend, but fell by close scores in their final two games.

We Have Contact: Wildcats’ first full-pad practice cut short by rain, but coach is upbeat by what he sees

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

Aug. 8, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats' final practice of the week was interrupted by rain and ended a little bit early. But, it was enough to leave head coach Greg Owens upbeat.

Curtis banking on lettermen to lead team: Lady Cats’ first scrimmage is set for Saturday

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Aug. 7, 2008 - In Rachel Curtis' second season as the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats volleyball head coach, this should be a very entertaining year.

Contact Ahead: Wildcat practices take on different tone in preparation for full pad workout

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

Aug. 7, 2008 - Thursday's early morning practice session for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats took on a more team-oriented look. That's in preparation for tomorrow.

Look Up: Wildcats can see proof of their hard work high on the wall of the weight room

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

Aug. 6, 2008 - If Sulphur Springs players want proof that the offseason and summer strength, speed and conditioning workouts are working, all they have to do is look up.

Cumby head coach sees positives in his first season with new team

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Aug. 6, 2007 - CUMBY - Cumby's first-year coach Edward Perez has been impressed with the first two days of Trojans practices as the team looks to head back to the Class A state playoffs this season.

Striving To Be Perfect: After 'best first day,' Wildcats ready to work on the details

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

Aug. 5, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats set the bar pretty high in their first day of football practice yesterday. Now, they're working on being perfect.

Wilson, Bell, Keller, Bowden and Howser top scoring for week

Gene Shelton

Aug. 5, 2008 - Five bowlers put up some impressive numbers during the week ending July 31 in summer bowling competition at Classic Lanes, with two career firsts and a perfect game leading the way.

C-P workouts headed in the right direction; 45-50 players suit up on first day

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

Aug. 5, 2008 - COMO - Following a 3-7 season in coach Paul Tullis' first-year at the helm, the Como-Pickton Eagles suited up 45-to-50 players for the start of UIL-sanctioned two-a-day football practices Monday morning at the CPHS practice fields.

It's Here: First day of practice brings added excitement

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

Aug. 4, 2008 - Monday was the first day of football two-a-day workouts for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats, with almost a month to go before the first game, but there was already anticipation on the practice fields of what should be an exciting season.

Hopkins County Darlings keep national title dream alive; Ponytails knocked out of Dixie World Series

From Staff Reports

Aug. 4, 2008 - PINEVILLE, La. - The Hopkins County Darlings softball team continues their quest for a national title tonight, while the Ponytails lost their game last night in the Dixie World Series at the Ward 9 Sportsplex.

Two local Dixie teams competing tomorrow in World Series

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

Aug. 1, 2008 - Two local softball teams will start their quest for a national title on Saturday when they open play at the Dixie World Series in Pineville, La.

Lady Cats open volleyball practice Monday

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

Aug. 1, 2008 - While the guys out on the SSHS football practice fields will get more notice when they start two-a-day practices on Monday, the girls inside the SSHS gym will be working just as hard.

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