SPORTS ARCHIVES July 2008

King Pins win team title at Tri-County Autoplex Men’s Handicap Tournament

Gene Shelton

July 30, 2008 - The King Pins team of Jason Keller, Mark Smith, Dewayne Roach, Mike Fletcher and Shayne Wilson hammered out a 3,480 to win the Tri-County Autoplex Men’s Handicap Tournament at Classic Lanes over the weekend.

In the Cheap Seats: Favre needs to experience the youthful joy of playing football only in his back yard

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

July 29, 2008 - The sports world if full of cliches, like "We're just taking it one game at a time," and "They put their pants on one leg at a time just like we do."

Colby Pullen, Angela Allen pace week’s summer league scoring

Gene Shelton

July 29, 2008 - Colby Pullen, who came up through the junior bowling program at Classic Lanes and will be entering Sulphur Springs High School this fall, topped the scoring charts at the center last week, while Angela Allen led the women bowlers.

SSHS coaches go to retreat to prepare for season

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

July 27, 2008 - Sulphur Springs coaches will get away for a few days next week to get prepared for the four-month grind ahead of them.

Eagles, Trojans both open practice on Aug. 4

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

July 27, 2008 - With the summer months coming to a close for many high school football athletes, the Como-Pickton Eagles and Cumby Trojans released their 2008 two-a-day football practice schedules this week.

Wildcat season tickets and reserved parking spots go on sale Aug. 4

From Staff Reports

July 27, 2008 - Wildcat season tickets go on sale Aug. 4, as do reserved parking spots at Gerald Prim Stadium.

Colby Yates Challenge coming to Sulphur Springs

From Staff Reports

July 27, 2008 - Fans of professional bull riding will get the chance to experience a one-of-a-kind event as Lone Star Dodge presents the Colby Yates Challenge sponsored by Priefert Ranch Equipment.

Hopkins County wins Ponytails state tourney, moves on to World Series

From Staff Reports

July 25, 2008 - DENISON - The Hopkins County Ponytail All-Star team defeated Whitewright 4-2 on Monday in the championship game of the Dixie State Tournament to win the Texas title.

Curtis is giving women a workout

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

July 24, 2008 - The girls of Sulphur Springs High School know what kind of workout that coach Rachel Curtis puts them through. Now, the rest of the town can find out as well.

Gideon signs golf scholarship to Texas A&M-Commerce

From Staff Reports

July 23, 2008 - COMMERCE - Former SSHS golf MVP Dustin Gideon has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Texas A&M-Commerce, announced head coach Louie Bledsoe.

Franklin County Debs in charitable mood; Hopkins County wins opener, 14-4

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

July 20, 2008 - Hopkins County and Franklin County both were in charitable moods to start their opening game of the Dixie Debs State Tournament at Coleman Park on Friday night.

Justin Haggerty fires his first sanctioned 700 series

Gene Shelton

July 22, 2008 - After a number of near-misses, Justin Haggerty rolled his first sanctioned 700 series in the Sunday Summer Mixed League at Classic Lanes on July 13.

Local teams beaten in Dixie state tourneys

From Staff Reports

July 22, 2008 - The Hopkins County Belles and Debs wrapped up their state tournaments on Sunday with losses to Bonham and Denison, respectively, at Coleman Park.

Tough Loss: Belles and Debs eliminated from state tournaments

From Staff Reports

July 21, 2008 - Both of the Hopkins County Belles and Debs teams were knocked out of their respective state tournaments over the weekend as the Debs finished as the runner-up to Denison Sunday night at Coleman Park.

Schwen wins world title as first degree black belt

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

July 20, 2008 - When it comes to competing in martial arts, winning a world title is a goal many students dream about during their training.

Hopkins County Belles pitchers almost perfect

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

July 20, 2008 - For 4 1/2 innings Saturday morning, the Hopkins County Belles were on the brink of perfection in the Dixie State Tournament in an 11-0 win over Tri-County at Coleman Park.

Season tickets include televised game

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

July 20, 2008 - Starting Monday, Aug. 4, Sulphur Springs Wildcat fans can line up to get the best seats in the house.

Darlings earn trip to World Series

From Staff Reports

July 18, 2008 - CROSBY - It took six games in a span of five days, but the Hopkins County American League All-Stars emerged from the Darlings State Tournament as Texas champions last weekend and will advance to the Dixie World Series in Pineville, La.

Wildcats fill coaching vacancies in preparation for upcoming school year

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

July 17, 2008 - SSISD athletic director Greg Owens has filled out the coaching vacancies at the high school and middle school with the start of football, volleyball, cross country and team tennis practices just a few weeks away.

Belles, Dixie state tourneys start here Friday

From Staff Reports

July 16, 2008 - A pair of Dixie Softball State Tournaments will get underway at Coleman Park on Friday and end with the championship game on either Sunday or Monday.

Solomon, Parmer pace scoring in summer league action

Gene Shelton

July 15, 2008 - Last week’s top scoring in Classic Lanes summer league action featured a display of contrasting styles by a relative youngster and a veteran - a ball speed and power player from the new generation and a smooth finesse game by a seasoned bowler.

Local All-Stars come within one game of state tourney

From Staff Reports

July 15, 2008 - The 8-year-old Sulphur Springs Minor League team, coached by Tory Humphries, competed in the PONY Regional Tournament in Irving over the weekend and came within one game of going to the state tournament.

Wildcats get to Sweet 16 in 7-on-7

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

July 14, 2008 - COLLEGE STATION - Sulphur Springs got into a shootout with Plano in the Sweet 16 round of the 7-on-7 state tournament on Saturday, but Plano had more bullets.

Lining It Out: SSHS’ guys in trenches place second at state Lineman Challenge

From Staff Reports

July 14, 2008 - AUSTIN - After pulling and dragging, throwing and flipping, pushing and hauling Saturday afternoon, the Sulphur Springs linemen came away with some iron.

Williams averages double-double for Austin College

From Staff Reports

July 13, 2008 - Austin College sophomore Katy Williams, an All-State center while at North Hopkins, led the Kangaroos in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double during the season.

Championship Round: Wildcats finish opening day 2-1; continue play today

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

July 13, 2008 - COLLEGE STATION - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats weren’t perfect on Friday, but they were good enough.

Top Honor: Dodd named Second Team All-State first baseman by Sports Writers Association

From Staff Reports

July 11, 2008 - Sulphur Springs junior first baseman Katie Dodd received one of the top honors for a softball player recently as she was named Second Team All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association and Collin Street Bakery.

Challenge Accepted: SSHS linemen head to Austin for state competition

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

July 10, 2008 - Do you feel like pushing a truck, flipping a tractor tire or dragging a sled? SSHS linemen do.

James selected for LSC honor

From Staff Reports

July 10, 2008 - Former East Texas State (now Texas A&M-Commerce) running back standout Arthur James was selected recently for induction into the Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor.

Benefit golf tourney raises money, awards $25,000 to Land's End VFW

From Staff Reports

July 9, 2008 - The Fifth Annual Toyota Firemen's Golf Benefit was held at The Links at Land's End on June 21, benefiting Land's End Volunteer Fire Department.

Wildcats know their schedule for state 7-on-7 competition

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

July 8, 2008 - Sulphur Springs' 7-on-7 team has learned its schedule for the state tournament this weekend, and they'll be playing three teams they haven't faced before.

Shayne Wilson fires 18th career 300 game in Classic Lanes action

Gene Shelton

July 8, 2008 - Shayne Wilson put together one of those nights during Classic Lanes league play last week that most bowlers can only reach in fantasies.

Rough week for Hopkins County All-Stars

From Staff Reports

July 6, 2008 - It was a rough week for the Little League All-Star teams representing Sulphur Springs.

King runs last race at Olympic Trials

From Staff Reports

July 6, 2008 - EUGENE, Ore. - A fall by someone else in the second heat of the 1,500-meter quarterfinals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials probably prevented Kyle King from advancing to the next round.

King gets one final chance to make U.S. Olympic team

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

July 3, 2008 - Kyle King will toe the starting line in the 1,500-meter run tonight in his final quest to make the U.S. Olympic track and field team.

Half-dozen Little League teams still playing

From Staff Reports

July 2, 2008 - A half-dozen Little League All-Stars teams from Sulphur Springs are still competing in district tournaments around North and East Texas this week.

King finishes 11th in 5,000 meters; 1,500 up next

From Staff Reports

July 1, 2008 - Kyle King hung with the lead pack for nine laps of the 12-lap 5,000-meter final race at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Monday night, but the lead pack pulled away over the final three laps.

State Awaits: Hopkins County prevails in Ponytail title game

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

July 1, 2008 - Hopkins County didn't hit Franklin County pitcher Sarah Johnson very well Monday in the championship game of the Dixie District 8 Ponytails Tournament. But, it turns out, they didn't have to.

Tarry Davison rolls perfect game, top series in Thursday men’s league

Gene Shelton

July 1, 2008 - It was a bit more than just another night at the office at Classic Lanes on June 26for Tarry Davison as the right-hander hit a perfect 300 game and recorded a season-leading series score of 1,019 for the four-game block in the Thursday Men’s Trios league on lanes 7-8.

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