Six Wildcat Football Players Earn Academic All-State Honors
Dec10

Six Wildcat Football Players Earn Academic All-State Honors

Six Wildcats’ football players earned Academic All-State Honors. Receiver D.J. Hall and linebacker Easton Silman made the Second Team. Four offensive linemen, Jessy Darrow, Richard Green, Gideon Gregory and Logan Pierce, were Honorable Mention selections. Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens, who announced the team, said this is a great honor to be recognized as an Academic All-State Football Player. He added these young men are...

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Wildcats Win in Double Overtime; Lady Cats Defeat Edgewood; Both Play in Tournament Championships
Dec10

Wildcats Win in Double Overtime; Lady Cats Defeat Edgewood; Both Play in Tournament Championships

Wildcats 62, Center 57 (double overtime) The Wildcats’ basketball team qualified for the final game at a Nacogdoches Central Heights tournament with a thrilling double overtime win over Center, 62-57 Friday night. The game ended up in a 49-49 tie after regulation and 53-53 after the first overtime before the Wildcats outscored Center 9-4 in the second overtime to win. Victor Iwuakor battled foul trouble but still led the...

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Lady Cats Defeat Peaster 58-30
Dec09

Lady Cats Defeat Peaster 58-30

The Lady Cats’ basketball team won their first two games Thursday at an Edgewood tournament in dominating fashion. After overwhelming Quitman, 71-9 Thursday morning, the Lady Cats soundly defeated Peaster, 58-30 Thursday night. The game was tight throughout the first half with the Lady Cats holding on to a slim 3 point lead, 24-21 at the half. In the third quarter, the Lady Cats doubled their score while holding Peaster to just...

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Lady Cats Open Edgewood Tournament with 71-9 Win over Quitman
Dec08

Lady Cats Open Edgewood Tournament with 71-9 Win over Quitman

The Lady Cats’ basketball team opened an Edgewood tournament with a lopsided 71-9 win over Quitman Thursday. The Lady Cats led 14-3 after the first quarter and then held Quitman without a point for the next two quarters. The Lady Cats led 35-3 at halftime and 49-3 after three quarters. Kaylee Jefferson led the Lady Cats with 18 points. Sadavia Porter added 12 points. Daieyshia Pruitt scored 11 points and Imani Taylor had 10. The...

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Wildcats Post Win in Thursday Nacogdoches Tournament Opener
Dec08

Wildcats Post Win in Thursday Nacogdoches Tournament Opener

The Wildcats’ basketball team increased their season record to 9-1 as they won their opening game in a Nacogdoches Central Heights tournament, 77-53 over Newton Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats poured in 11 three-point baskets against Newton. 8 threes in the first half fueled the Wildcats 46-30 half time lead. The Wildcats got 26 points from Keaston Willis and 15 points from Bryson Lynn. Newton’s team included quite a few...

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Game Day: Wildcats, Lady Cats in Tournament Play
Dec08

Game Day: Wildcats, Lady Cats in Tournament Play

The Wildcats and Lady Cats’ basketball teams are in tournaments on this Thursday game day. The Wildcats are in a tournament at Nacogdoches Central Heights. They will open against Newton at 1 p.m. Thursday. Win or lose, the Wildcats will play their second game at 10 a.m. Friday against either Laneville or White Oak. The Wildcats enter the tournament with an 8-1 record. Tuesday night they defeated North Lamar, 59-33 in Wildcats...

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Two Point Win For Saltillo Tuesday
Dec07

Two Point Win For Saltillo Tuesday

The Saltillo Lions’ basketball team won a nail-biter over Dodd City, 52-50 in Saltillo Tuesday. The Lions entered the fourth quarter up by four, 36-32 and then hung on for the win. Walker McGill led the Lions with 14 points and Lyle Bench added 11. Other Lions scorers included Michael Simmons with 9, Logan Camp with 8, Trevor Moore with 6 and Branson McGill and Clayton Wilson with 2 points each. The Lions improved their season...

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Wildcats Exhibit Strong Defense; Defeat North Lamar
Dec07

Wildcats Exhibit Strong Defense; Defeat North Lamar

On a night when the offense struggled some, the Wildcats’ basketball team relied on strong defense to defeat North Lamar, 59-33 in Wildcats Gym Tuesday night. After a close first quarter that saw the Wildcats lead only 14-13, the Wildcats gave up only one second quarter point and 7 third quarter points to expand their lead to 37-21 after three quarters. The Wildcats increased the lead with a 22-12 fourth quarter. Michael...

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Solicitation of Funds for Local Sports Program Identified
Dec06

Solicitation of Funds for Local Sports Program Identified

Sulphur Springs Athletic Director Greg Owens wants local businesses to know that a group is soliciting merchants’ money to sponsor an ad on a baseball poster that does not support our students of benefit SSISD in any way.The group is identified as Elite Designs Advertising Sales. Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack said he didn’t know anything about the poster. Coach Owens says if someone wants to support our students,...

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Game Day: Wildcats Host North Lamar
Dec06

Game Day: Wildcats Host North Lamar

Fresh off of a third place finish in a Royse City tournament, the Wildcats’ basketball team will return to their home court Tuesday evening as they host North Lamar. The Wildcats won three of four games at Royse City and they are now 7-1 for the season. The Wildcats defeated Anna and Lufkin in pool play. They lost their first game of the season against a powerful Dallas Skyline team that is state ranked in Class 6A. The Wildcats...

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