This is a very big game day Friday (March 1). The Wildcats’ basketball team continues to make history with the deepest run into the playoffs in school history. The Wildcats face Highland Park in a Regional Semifinal game at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Game time is 6 p.m. The winner will face either Lancaster or Frisco Lone Star in the Regional Final Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Culwell Center. KSST Radio will have Wildcats basketball for you live with streaming audio. The game will also be videotaped for replay at a later date on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.
The Wildcats’ baseball team plays Pine Tree at 3 p.m. Friday in a Van tournament. The Wildcats defeated North Lamar, 13-6 and Athens, 6-0 on Thursday in the tournament. The Wildcats are 6-1 so far this season.
The Lady Cats’ softball team plays a pair of games in a Wylie tournament Friday. They meet Sachse at 1 p.m. and then play Mesquite Horn at 5 p.m. at Wylie High School. Thursday the Lady Cats lost to The Colony, 3-2 and to Rockwall, 3-0. The Lady Cats have a 10-2 season record.
The Wildcats and Lady Cats’ soccer teams play Greenville on this game day Friday. The Lady Cats play at Gerald Prim Stadium with a JV game at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 p.m. The Lady Cats need a win to get into the playoff picture. The Wildcats play at Greenville with the JV playing at 5:30 p.m. and with the varsity following at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are currently fourth in district and they hope to go higher with a win Friday.
Finally the Sulphur Springs Varsity Tennis Tournament is taking place this game day Friday at the Wildcat Tennis Complex.
Two Lady Cats’ Powerlifters Participate at Regional Meet Thursday
Two Lady Cats’ powerlifters, in their first year ever, competed at the Girls Regional Powerlifting Meet Thursday (february 28) in Pine Tree. SSHS Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter took freshman Addy Lamb and junior Sable Erdmier to the meet. Emily Hernandez also attended as an alternate but did not get to left. Coach Jeter said Lamb, in the 123-pound weight class, did a 185 pound squat, a 95 pound bench press and a 225 pound deadlift. Coach Jeter said that did not place her high in the region. Only the top two lifters or a lifter that reaches a state weight lifting standard qualify for the state meet. Still Coach Jeter said Lamb met her goals for the season. Erdmier, who came in ranked #4 in the region, worked hard in an attempt to get into the top two. She squatted 300 pounds and bench pressed 90 pounds. Everything came down to the deadlift, Erdmier’s best lift. The second place Lindale girl she was chasing dead lifted 315 pounds. Erdmier had to deadlift 370 pounds to beat her out. Coach Jeter said Erdier got the heavy bar a few inches off the floor but was unable to complete the lift. Erdmier finished in fourth place. Coach Jeter said the highly competitive Regional Meet was great experience for his two young lifters. He looks forward to continuing to build the Lady Cats’ team. He wants them to get an early start next school year.