Sulphur Springs Opens The Edge Conditioning Program Monday
Jun05

Sulphur Springs Opens The Edge Conditioning Program Monday

Wildcats Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Owens told KSST Thursday that with the approval of the UIL, The Edge conditioning program would get underway Monday (June 8). As you can imagine in the age of coronavirus, Coach Owens said The Edge would look quite different this year. He said there would be an emphasis on distancing, how many people could be in the weight room and how many people could be in groups and inside....

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After Two Days Off, The Edge Conditioning Program is Back on Thursday
Jul10

After Two Days Off, The Edge Conditioning Program is Back on Thursday

After two UIL mandated days off, July 9-10, The Edge conditioning program resumes Thursday morning, July 11. It will be the second and last session in this abbreviated week. The UIL mandated Tuesday and Wednesday as dead days so coaches could attend sessions of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. This is the fifth week of the six week Edge program. The Edge will conclude next week with regular Monday through Thursday...

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The Edge Conditioning Program Hits Half Way Point
Jun27

The Edge Conditioning Program Hits Half Way Point

Sulphur Springs ISD’s The Edge conditioning program hit roughly the half way point after workouts Thursday morning (June 27). Three weeks are done with roughly three weeks to go. There will be no Edge on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10. Wildcats Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens says these are UIL mandated dead days and no athletes are allowed at athletic facilities. That leaves ten days of The Edge left....

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The Edge Conditioning Program Ended Thursday
Jul26

The Edge Conditioning Program Ended Thursday

The Edge conditioning program wrapped up its six week run Thursday (July 26) and Wildcats Athletic Director Greg Owens gave it an overall grade of A- saying it was good and positive. This year The Edge was presented by Michael Johnson Performance instead of the Wildcats and Lady Cats’ coaches. Coach Owens said the effectiveness of the program would be evaluated as sports seasons begin. He said kids that committed and showed up...

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The Edge Conditioning Program Enhancing Athletic Performance
Jun25

The Edge Conditioning Program Enhancing Athletic Performance

Monday (June 25) Sulphur Springs High School and Middle School athletes began their third week of The Edge conditioning program presented by Michael Johnson Performance. Wildcats Athletic Director Greg Owens said things were going well. He noted that some kids are sore but he said they are becoming more acclimated to drills, including some designed to address areas of deficiency for the athletes. Coach Owens said athletes in four...

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The Edge Conditioning Program Welcomses 230 Athletes for First Day
Jun13

The Edge Conditioning Program Welcomses 230 Athletes for First Day

Wildcats Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens said 230 athletes turned out for the first day of The Edge conditioning program in the Multipurpose Building Monday morning. He said there were 125 high school boys, 30 high school girls and 75 middle school boys and girls. Coaches had no trouble putting the athletes through drills, exercise and weight lifting indoors while rain fell outside. Coach Owens called the turnout...

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Wildcats Edge Conditioning Program Opened Monday With Emphasis On Player Safety
Jun08

Wildcats Edge Conditioning Program Opened Monday With Emphasis On Player Safety

By Don Julian This year marks the 15th year Wildcats Head Football Coach Greg Owens has had The Edge conditioning program during the summer. This year’s program, which opened Monday, June 8, at the Multipurpose Building, looked quite different in this age of the coronavirus. Sulphur Springs High School Multi-purpose Building Some 45 incoming 11th and 12th graders were in attendance for the day’s first session that ran from...

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Good Day Tuesday At The Edge Conditioning Program
Jul02

Good Day Tuesday At The Edge Conditioning Program

Tuesday, July 2, was a good day for The Edge conditioning program as Wildcats Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens got a positive report from Coach Matt Young concerning a weekly event that tests athletes mentally. Usually done on Thursday, coaches switched things around and took athletes to Prim Stadium Tuesday to run up and down the stands. Apparently there was some complaining about running the stands earlier in The...

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Numbers Fall Following Week Off for Edge Conditioning Program
Jul09

Numbers Fall Following Week Off for Edge Conditioning Program

Wildcats Athletic Director Greg Owens was disappointed by the turnout at The Edge conditioning program Monday morning (July 9) as it got back underway after a week off last week. Coach Owens said attendance among entering 10th grade through twelfth grade boys was down from 60 to around 40. He said the group of entering ninth grade boys also appeared to be down some. Girls entering the 10th through twelfth grades were down from 25 to...

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SSHS EDGE Summer Conditioning Program Partners with Michael Johnson Performance
Mar23

SSHS EDGE Summer Conditioning Program Partners with Michael Johnson Performance

Sulphur Springs ISD Athletic Director Greg Owens announced Friday (March 23) that SSISD Athletics has decided to partner with Michael Johnson Performance for the summer Edge conditioning program. Coach Owens said the move would elevate all athletic programs this summer. Michael Johnson was a world class Olympic athlete who won gold medals in the 400-meter run and 200-meter race. In a letter to parents of SSISD athletes, Coach Owens...

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