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Friday Sports Report Includes SS Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and Tennis

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The Wildcats Basketball Team travels to Pine Tree for an important district game on this game day Friday (January 22). The Wildcats Freshmen will play the Pirates at 5 p.m. The Wildcats JV is scheduled to play at 5:30 p.m. The Wildcats and Pirates’ varsity teams’ game will begin at around 7 p.m. The Wildcats have won their last two district games and they are 5-2 in district play. The Wildcats season record is 12-8. Tuesday night the Wildcats defeated Marshall at home, 56-40. In the first half of district play, the Wildcats got a home win against Pine Tree, 73-54 back on December 22.

The Lady Cats Basketball Team is at home on this game day Friday hosting Pine Tree. The Lady Cats JV will meet the Lady Pirates at 5 p.m. The Lady Cats and Pine Tree varsities should start at around 6:30 p.m. The Lady Cats have been on a pretty good streak lately winning six of their last 7 games and 8 of their last ten. The Lady Cats picked up a big road win at Marshall Tuesday evening, 45-27 to improve their district record to 6-3. The Lady Cats season mark is 12-7. In the first half of district play, the Lady Cats used a strong defensive effort to get a 41-12 victory at Pine Tree on December 22. KSST Radio will bring you the Lady Cats and Lady Pirates beginning at around 6:30 p.m. The broadcast will feature live streaming video and audio. The game will also be videotaped for replay at a later date on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.

The Wildcats Soccer Team continues play in the Terrell Tiger Winter Classic with a match against Paris at 2 p.m. Paris was preseason ranked #2 in the region in Class 4A in a poll from the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. The Wildcats opened play in the classic Thursday morning with a hard luck 1-0 loss to Kilgore. The Bulldogs were preseason ranked #3 in their region in Class 4A. It was the Wildcats second straight 1-0 loss as they also lost by that score at Highland Park Tuesday night. Thursday Wildcats Coach Alexi Upton said his team gave up a goal in the first 10 minutes of the game. He said the Wildcats struggled to finish. Coach Upton said he hopes that does not become a recurring problem. The Wildcats slip to 5-4-1 for the season.

The Lady Cats Soccer Team is also playing in the Terrell Winter Classic. The Lady Cats also play Paris on this game day Friday beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday the Lady Cats got a 3-0 win over the host Terrell Lady Tigers. The Lady Cats got a goal from freshman Haylee Shultz assisted by sophomore Rebekah Stanley. Stanley scored the next two Lady Cats’ goals both assisted by freshman Kylie Clarke. Lady Cats Coach Javier Aguayo said his team played well from the start. He said he took some JV girls with the varsity and added everyone got some playing time and enjoyed themselves. The Lady Cats now have a season record of 4-4-2.

The Wildcats Baseball Team is expected to have their first official UIL sanctioned practice of the season Friday. Like Lady Cats’ softball, which had their first official practice last Friday, the Wildcats are having their first official practice one week earlier than in the original UIL schedule. The Lady Cats will have their first scrimmage on February 2 at Gilmer. The Wildcats will have their first baseball scrimmage on February 8 at Sherman.

The Wildcats and Sherman tennis teams will try again to have their first match of the year on this game day Friday. The teams got rained out Thursday. The match, scheduled for 3:30 p.m., has been moved back to Sherman, the original site. Thursday’s match was supposed to take place at the Wildcat Tennis Center. Coaches are keeping close watch on weather apps as they continue to try and get this match in. The Bearcats have been weakened by some COVID-19 cases.

KSST is proud to be the official Wildcat and Lady Cat Station. We broadcast Sulphur Springs ISD games year round live on radio. When allowed, we also broadcast games via our YouTube channel.

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Author: Matt Janson

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