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August Brings Build Up to Regular Season for Sports Teams

At the end of July, a few teams enjoyed some much needed time off after the Edge and summer workouts ended.

But with August now upon us, a number of fall sports teams; tennis, volleyball, football and cross country, are all ramping up for their respective regular seasons.

Tennis, in fact, has already held their first competition.

Team tennis hosted two DFW schools, Sherman and Denison, at the tennis center in the SSISD Athletic Complex on Monday, Aug. 2 at 9 A.M. and 2 P.M., respectively.

It will be a busy time for the tennis team, coached by Tony Martinez, as they will compete against four more schools before the school year begins on Aug. 18.

To see the full tennis schedule, click here.

Volleyball will be the next busiest team; after having tryouts at the SSHS Main Gym on Aug. 2, they will be participating in some scrimmages this Saturday, Aug. 7 after having two-a-days this week.

After this week has concluded, they will turn around and host two schools; North Lamar and Sherman at 9 A.M. and 1 P.M., respectively.

Those start times on Tuesday, Aug. 10 are according to

Next weekend, Coach Bailey Dorner’s Lady Cats will travel to the DFW metroplex when they participate in the Garland Tournament on Aug. 13-14.

To round out the pre-school semester games and scrimmages, Sulphur Springs will travel to Greenville on Tuesday, Aug. 17 to take on the Lady Lions at 5:30 P.M.

To see the volleyball schedule in its entirety, click here.

Volleyball on Wood Floor with net

Football is also gearing up for their first scrimmage. Coach Greg Owens’ Wildcats enjoyed their time off after the Edge ended and are now entrenched in two-a-days.

The first scrimmage for the Wildcats football team is on Friday, Aug. 13 when they make the long trek out to Texarkana to take on Liberty Eylau at 7 P.M.

After that Coach Owens’ squad will take on Pleasant Grove at home on Aug. 20 in their last scrimmage of two before their home-opener on Friday, Aug. 27 versus Frisco Wakeland.

For the football schedule, click here.

Last but not least is Wildcats cross country, who will host an intra-squad meet right here in Sulphur Springs at the SSISD Athletic Complex on Saturday, Aug. 14.

The Saturday after school starts, Aug. 21, Coach Ross Hicks and his squad will make the short trip out to Commerce when they participate in the Commerce Tiger Invitational.

The cross country season schedule can be found here.

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: Ross LaBenske

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