SPORTS ARCHIVES May 2008

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.

Moving On Up: King's latest ranking puts him at No. 38 in the world, No. 4 among U.S. runners

From Staff Reports

May 29, 2008 - Distance runner Kyle King is moving up the track and field rankings, having broken into the top 40 in the world and the top four in the United States.

Wildcats' 7-on-7 makes it 2-for-2: SSHS wins second straight tournament

From Staff Reports

May 27, 2008 - ROYSE CITY - The Sulphur Springs 7-on-7 team made it 2-for-2 in tournament action on Saturday.

NH's Ball wins 17-A MVP for second consecutive season

From Staff Reports

May 25, 2008 - Cumby and North Hopkins led the way on the District 17-A All-District baseball team as voted on by the district coaches.

Como-Pickton ends junior high sports with awards banquet

From Staff Reports

May 25, 2008 - COMO - Como-Pickton wrapped up its junior high sports season with the All-Sports Banquet Thursday night in the secondary cafeteria.

Local trio claim state titles in martial arts

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 25, 2008 - Winning state titles in any sport is special, and for the athletes at Sulphur Springs ATA Black Belt Academy they are one of a kind.

Record Board: Many Wildcats see their own names posted

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

May 23, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats have a new record board in the weight room to inspire them this summer. A lot of the names on it are their very own.

Record Setter: McSheffery sets school marks in St. Edwards' best season

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

May 22, 2008 - Melissa McSheffery finished her college softball career on a high note, helping St. Edwards University to their best season in school history.

Mountain Man: After offers from various schools, Ramirez decides on soccer and the University of the Ozarks

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

May 21, 2008 - Tate Ramirez had plenty of choices about where to go to college, and the Sulphur Springs senior decided to head for the hills.

Picked from 80 applicants, Perez begins at Cumby

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 20, 2008 - New head football coach and athletic director Edward Perez officially began his position at Cumby High School Monday morning.

Lucky 4 takes Sunday Mixed League title

Larry Mason

May 19, 2008 - The Sunday Mixed League championship became the property of the Lucky 4 on Sunday, May 4, after 36 weeks of very strong competition.

Lucky 4 takes Sunday Mixed League title

Larry Mason

May 19, 2008 - The Sunday Mixed League championship became the property of the Lucky 4 on Sunday, May 4, after 36 weeks of very strong competition.

SSHS linemen qualify for state competition

From Staff Reports

May 19, 2008 - GARLAND - Sulphur Springs football linemen got their day in the sun on Saturday.

Wildcats throw, catch and develop chemistry in 7-on-7

From Staff Reports

May 19, 2008 - GILMER - Sulphur Springs worked on throwing and catching the football on Saturday in Gilmer's 7-on-7 Tournament, but they played their best as their chemistry got better.

North Hopkins Newkirk, Smiddy named Co-MVP of District 17-A

From Staff Reports

May 18, 2008 - BIRTHRIGHT - North Hopkins senior Cayla Newkirk and junior Chastin Smiddy were named the Co-Most Valuable Players of District 17-A softball as voted on by the district coaches recently.

Liindale is first with five district championships, Sulphur Springs takes second

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

May 17, 2008 - Winners get blue ribbons, and blue was the color of choice in District 11-4A this past school year.

High Honors: Como-Pickton puts finishing touches on sports year with Fighting Heart Awards

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 16, 2008 - COMO - Como-Pickton wrapped up its 2007-08 sports season with the recognition of student athletes in 11 different sports Thursday night at the All-Sports Banquet in the secondary cafeteria.

Cumby hires New Diana coordinator as head coach

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 16, 2008 - CUMBY - The Cumby Trojans have a new athletic director and head football coach to replace Kent Hawthorne, who moved to Weimar to take a similar position in March.

In the Cheap Seats

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

May 15, 2008 - The New England Patriots' cheating is no laughing matter, but it's hard not to snicker at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's blind-eye handling of the situation.

Northcutt, McDaniel excel as freshmen

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

May 15, 2008 - Graham Northcutt will be competing this weekend in the Big 12 Track and Field Championships, while his former classmate, Whitney McDaniel, led her team in the Lone Star Conference Golf Championship.

Three Wildcats earn All-District superlative honors; three others named to the first team

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 14, 2008 - Sulphur Springs placed 10 players on the District 11-4A All-District baseball team as voted on by the district coaches recently, with three players receiving superlative honors.

Classic Lanes' youngest bowler, Colby Pullen, shoots 700

Larry Mason

May 13, 2008 - One of the center's senior statesmen, Wes Campbell, recorded the week's best series, a 744, and he was ahead of five other bowlers who rolled 700s, when he crossed the finish line

North Hopkins' Johnson makes a splash at Southland Conference track meet

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

May 13, 2008 - Ebbonye Johnson made a splash at the Southland Conference Track and Field Meet last week.

Touching All the Bases

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

May 13, 2008 - District 11-4A pitchers found it difficult to face the batting lineup for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats, and coaches found it just as difficult not to vote for the SSHS players on the All-District team.

Garrett fifth at state with 10-0 vault

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

May 12, 2008 - AUSTIN - Saturday turned out to be a good day to vault. In fact, for Como-Pickton's Deana Garrett, it was the best day.

UIL Baseball Playoffs

From Staff Reports

May 12, 2008 - District 11-4A had a tough ending to its baseball seasons as all three teams lost over the weekend, while in Class A, the North Hopkins Panthers were swept in their area round series with Price Carlisle.

Wildcats fall in area round to Poteet

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 11, 2008 - Facing elimination in their best-of-three area round series with the No. 2-ranked Mesquite Poteet Pirates, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats season came to a close Friday night with a 7-5 loss in Game 2 at Eagle Stadium.

Final Battle: North Hopkins Cadena, Sulphur Bluff’s Wilder wrap up track season with fourth and sixth place finishes

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

May 11, 2008 - AUSTIN - The competitiveness of North Hopkins junior Jose Cadena and Sulphur Bluff junior Everett Wilder was evident following their performances Friday morning in the 3,200-meter run at the UIL State Track and Field Championships.

Tough Loss: Wildcats out-hit Poteet but fall in Game 1; look to even series tonight with Diamond on the mound

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 9, 2008 - MESQUITE - Sulphur Springs proved on Thursday night they can hang with the top teams in the state.

Rollison nominated for nation’s top football All-Star game

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

May 9, 2008 - Uncle Sam wants Tyrik. To play football, that is. Two sergeants from the U.S. Army came to the SSHS Fieldhouse Thursday morning to officially notify Wildcat quarterback Tyrik Rollison that he is nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the most prestigious of all prep All-Star games.

Cumby’s Tarno taking her soccer talents to Tyler JC

From Staff Reports

May 8, 2008 - Cumby senior Scarlett Tarno has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Tyler Junior College.

Running Close: Cadena, Everett taking their Hopkins County rivalry to state track meet in Austin

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

May 8, 2009 - North Hopkins' Jose Cadena and Sulphur Bluff's Everett Wilder train 12 miles apart. On Friday, they'll travel 280 miles in their final face-off.

Reaching New Heights

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 7, 2008 - COMO - After missing out on her personal best goal of clearing 10 feet in her first attempt at the UIL State Track and Field Championships last year, Como-Pickton junior Deanna Garrett will get another try this weekend.

Wildcats to go best-of-three in series against state's No. 2-ranked team

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 7, 2008 - After securing a bi-district title with their win over Kilgore on Friday, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats are preparing for their area round match-up against the No. 2-ranked Mesquite Poteet Pirates.

Yantis golfers fifth at state

From Staff Reports

May 7, 2008 - AUSTIN - Yantis golf coach Michael Alphin was sitting beside the Goldthwaite coach when Tuesday's final results were coming in from the Class A State Golf Tournament.

A Night of Honors

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

May 6, 2008 - A full house was on hand Monday night to celebrate Sulphur Springs athletics. They had plenty of opportunity.

Owls fall to Beckville

From Staff Reports

May 6, 2008 - HAWKINS - The Yantis Owls batted around and stormed to a 7-0 first inning lead, but could not hold the big bats of Beckville falling 16-7 in bi-district action last Friday night.

Yantis golfers in fourth, two strokes out of second

From Staff Reports

May 6, 2008 - AUSTIN - Cord Burnett fired a 78 on M0nday to tie for fourth place after the first round of the UIL Class A State Golf Tournament at Morris Williams Golf Course.

Home Bound: Forney ends Lady Cats’ playoff run in area round

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

May 5, 2008 - FORNEY - The bad news for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats is that they got to the Junior-Senior Prom on time Saturday night.

Wildcats follow game plan in win over Kilgore

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 4, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats made the most out of their one-game, winner-take-all bi-district playoff match-up with the Kilgore Bulldogs Friday night at Eagle Stadium.

Little League Results

From Staff Reports

May 4, 2008 - The Astros scored in every inning with one run in the first and three runs in the second, third and fourth inning against the Tigers.

Forney draws first blood in area series

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

May 4, 2008 - Two-out-of-three ain't bad. In fact, two out of three will get you to the next round of the playoffs.

Jason Keller honors with 800, again; three others reach 700

Larry Mason

May 6, 2008 - Bowling seems to be getting rather ho-hum for Jason Keller these days. For the second time in three months, Mr. Keller tossed yet another 800 honor series...

Meant To Be: As the daughter of an SSHS coach, Evans was born to wear blue-and-gold

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

May 2, 2008 - Kelsey Evans was born to wear blue and gold. And right now, the Sulphur Springs senior is making the most of it.

Yantis golfers playing for state title

From Staff Reports

May 2, 2008 - This will be the first year for Yantis golfers to be playing at the UIL State Golf Championship, but if they continues to shoot as they have all year, they could be in the running for a Class A state title.

Coming To A Field Near You

By JOSEPH ELERSON, News-Telegram Sports Writer

May 1, 2008 - When it comes to the playoffs, Sulphur Springs Wildcats head basebalal coach Jerrod Hammack is a believer in a best-of-three series.

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