SPORTS ARCHIVES June 2008

King's 5k race to be televised locally tonight

From Staff, Wire Reports

June 30, 2008 - Local fans can watch tonight on television as Kyle King vies for a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team.

Dixie Softball: Ponytails playing in championship game tonight

From Staff Reports

June 30, 2008 - The Hopkins County Ponytails team will be playing tonight for a berth in the Dixie State Tournament.

King advances to finals of 5,000 meter U.S. Olympic Trials

From Staff Reports

June 29, 2008 - OREGON - Kyle King advanced to the finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials Friday night at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon Campus.

Holding On To The Title: SS varsity emerges unbeaten in 7-on-7 league

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

June 27, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats came out of the 7-on-7 football league with two division titles Thursday afternoon at the James Cameron Practice Fields.

Wildcats 7-on-7 team and lineman hosting fundraisers

From Staff Reports

June 27, 2008 - Two Sulphur Springs Wildcat teams are headed to state competitions in the upcoming weeks and are raising funds for their trips.

Changes made to Little League schedule

From Staff Reports

June 26, 2008 - Due to the rain and lightning in the metroplex last night, the 9-through-10 year old Little League scheduled has been changed.

Trial Run: SS' King competing in two events at Olympic Trials

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

June 26, 2008 - Kyle King has earned a place among the best distance runners in the United States, and he will prove it over the next two weeks.

Finishing it Off: SSHS varsity can wrap up 7-on-7 title tomorrow

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

June 25, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs varsity seems a shoe-in to win its third straight outright 7-on-7 league title tomorrow afternoon.

Coleman Park hosting boys, girls All-Star tournaments

From Staff Reports

June 24, 2008 - Over a half-dozen youth baseball and softball teams from Hopkins County will be in All-Star action this week across North and East Texas.

Two women bowlers toss first-ever 200 games at Classic Lanes

Gene Shelton

June 24, 2008 - Danilee Ogle and Debra Sutterfield each recorded milestone scores during the Sunday Night Mixed League on June 15 at Classic Lanes, firing first-ever 200 games.

Headed to State: Wildcats win Tyler State Qualifier; advance to state tournament at Texas A&M University July 11-12

From Staff Reports

June 23, 2008 - TYLER - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats 7-on-7 football team qualified for the state tournament Saturday at Lindsey Park as they won the championship game of the Tyler Lee State Qualifying Tournament.

East Texas Cats win state title, head for national tournament

From Staff Reports

June 22, 2008 - The East Texas Cats, a 12-and-under baseball team composed of youngsters from Sulphur Springs and surrounding communities, has qualified for three national tournaments and will play in the AAYBA national championship next month.

Wildcats get a little respect from Texas Football but not much

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

June 22, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats got a small dose of respect from Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine, which hit the racks earlier this week, but last year's district championship apparently didn't carry much weight.

Leading the League: SSHS varsity remains 1unbeaten in 7-on-7 league

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

June 20, 2008 - The undefeated streak of the Sulphur Springs Wildcats ended on Thursday as the three teams went a combined 5-1 during Week 3 action of their 7-on-7 league.

Fourth Annual Trojan Football Camp to be held June 24-27

From Staff Reports

June 20, 2008 - The Fourth Annual Trojan Football Camp, for boys in grades 3-12, will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-27 at the Cumby football field.

Wildcats playing in state qualifier Saturday in Tyler

From Staff Reports

June 20, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats’ 7-on-7 team will play in the Tyler Lee State Qualifying Tournament on Saturday at Lindsey Park in Tyler.

Winnsboro gets state ranking, while C-P and Cooper face uphill battle

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

June 19, 2008 - COMO - The Como-Pickton Eagles and the Cooper Bulldogs face an uphill battle in regards to the District 13-2A picks by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine.

Cumby picked to make the playoffs this season by Dave Campbell's Magazine

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

June 18, 2008 - CUMBY - A year after making their first playoff appearance in 26 years and the loss of their head coach Kent Hawthorne to Weimar, the Cumby Trojans are predicted to finish in the top three in District 14-A by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine.

Schedule changes made in 7-on-7 football league

From Staff Reports

June 18, 2006 - The Week 3 schedule for the Sulphur Springs 7-on-7 football league has been changed, according to athletic director Greg Owens.

Summer league standings tighten at Classic Lanes

Gene Shelton

June 17, 2008 - While the summer bowling season is only three weeks old, some close contests are taking shape in all three leagues at Classic Lanes.

Predictions are in: No big surprises in Texas area prognostications

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

June 17, 2008 - The bible of Texas high school football has hit the news stands and there are no great surprises among the area districts.

Northcutt, Wright top male and female at Milk Run

From Staff Reports

June 16, 2008 - The 9th Annual Milk Run opened up the festivities of the Hopkins County Dairy Festival at the Sulphur Springs Coleman Park Athletic Complex under rainy conditions Saturday morning with a local runner winning the top male prize.

Still Unbeaten: SSHS goes 8-0 in second week of 7-on-7 league play

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

June 13, 2008 - All three Sulphur Springs 7-on-7 teams remained undefeated in their Thursday afternoon league, though it wasn't without a few close calls.

RC drops out of 7-on-7 league

From Staff Reports

June 12, 2008 - After just one week, Royse City has dropped out of the Sulphur Springs' 7-on-7 league, and will be replaced in the varsity division by the SSHS JV.

In The Cheap Seats: Who to believe - a cheating convicted felon or NBA commissioner? Tough choice

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

June 11, 2008 - Here's a tough choice for all NBA fans to make - who do you believe: a convicted felon and cheater or commissioner David Stern?

7-on-7 league in action tomorrow

From Staff Reports

June 11, 2008 - The three Sulphur Springs 7-on-7 teams will put their combined 6-0 records on the line tomorrow when they return to the SSHS practice fields for Week 2 of the league they are hosting.

Michaelson fires perfect game at Classic Lanes

Gene Shelton

June 10, 2008 - Bruce Michaelson tied a record that can be tied again, but not broken, at Classic Lanes in the second week of the Thursday Men's Trio league on June 5.

With less than two months to go before the start of fall sports practices, SSHS athletes will be working this summer to get the edge

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

June 8, 2008 - Sulphur Springs won three district championships last school year and finished as runner-up in four other sports. Athletic director Greg Owens attributes much of that success to what happens in the summer.

Perfect Beginning: Three SSHS teams go 6-0 in first week of 7-on-7 league

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

June 6, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats opened up the Third Annual 7-on-7 Football League undefeated Thursday at the James Cameron Memorial Practice Fields.

C-P's Lara qualifies for youth soccer tournament in Sweden

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

June 5, 2008 - COMO - Como-Pickton eighth-grader Lucy Lara has a chance to do something most junior high girls do not get the opportunity to do in their lifetime.

Wildcats face Royse City today

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

June 5, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats are going to start the 7-on-7 league this afternoon with a prime-time matchup.

Jason Parmer paces summer league openings

Gene Shelton

June 3, 2008 - Several bowlers opened the summer season in impressive fashion for the week ending May 31 at Classic Lanes.

More Postseason Honors: Ortiz and Arellano named All-Region, join Ramirez on TASCO honor roll

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

June 2, 2008 - A pair of Sulphur Springs Wildcats were named recently to the TASCO All-Region Soccer Team, continuing a trend of postseason honors.

NWTF hosting banquet June 10 at Civic Center

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

June 1, 2008 - For outdoor enthusiast, a new group known as the Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is scheduled to start up in Hopkins County.

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