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Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Athletes Race to the Finish of The Edge This Thursday
Jul12

Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Athletes Race to the Finish of The Edge This Thursday

Wildcats cross country coach Ross Hicks can see the finish line of the Edge. The Edge, the summer strength and conditioning program for SSISD’s teams, varies in length depending on the squad. Most of the squads have six-week runs of the Edge, which includes cross country. Even though it was a six week run from June 7 to July 15 in what can be some of the hottest months during the year, Coach Hicks said the summer strength and...

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Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Chugging Along Through Week 4 of Edge
Jun30

Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Chugging Along Through Week 4 of Edge

Coach Ross Hicks and his cross country squad have nearly completed week four of their six week run of the Edge. Last Thursday, June 25, marked the end of week three of the Edge, which officially meant Coach Hicks and his team were halfway done with their summer strength and conditioning program. According to Coach Hicks, the Edge for cross country has typically averaged 35 to 40 students between the seventh through the twelfth grades,...

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Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Athletes are Getting in Morning Runs During The Edge
Jun09

Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Athletes are Getting in Morning Runs During The Edge

Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks says summer running is vital for his teams. He says starting in August right before the first meet is just too late. Some Cross Country runners are participating in The Edge. It got underway Monday (June 7) as athletes gathered at Gerald Prim Stadium and then took off for a run. Coach Hicks says he was pleased with attendance as 23 high school and 19 middle school runners showed...

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Big Day For Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Teams
Oct28

Big Day For Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Teams

At the UIL Region II Class 5A Cross Country Championship on Monday (October 28), the Lady Cats got 17th place and the Wildcats finished 18th. The event was held at the Jesse Owens Sports Complex in Dallas. The Lady Cats qualified for the regional event with a second place finish at the district meet in Mount Pleasant on October 9. The Wildcats qualified by finishing third. Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks is expected to have much more...

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Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Runners Use Opening Tri-Meet For Varsity Seeding
Aug19

Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Runners Use Opening Tri-Meet For Varsity Seeding

Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks used a tri-meet at Royse City against the Bulldogs and Mount Pleasant Saturday (August 17) to seed his teams and to determine varsity competitors for now. Coach Hicks said it was interesting to open the season against the expected top two district competitors. As it turned out, Coach Hicks said he was so busy making sure his athletes finished the chaotic race that he didn’t...

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Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Runners Are Getting In Work This Summer
Jun25

Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Runners Are Getting In Work This Summer

Perhaps you have seen a large number runners jogging as a group early in the morning this summer. Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks is encouraging his athletes to train this summer and he says participation is increasing. Some middle school athletes are joining the Wildcats and Lady Cats. Coach Hicks says between 35 and 50 runners are showing up. The runners gather at 7:15 a.m. at Prim Stadium. They run in Buford...

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Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Perform Well at Wylie
Sep05

Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Perform Well at Wylie

The Wildcats’ cross country team finished third and the Lady Cats were eleventh at both team’s first 5K run of the season at Wylie Saturday. Some 26 teams competed. Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks said the Wildcats ran pretty well as a team. He said only about a minute separated the first and fifth finishing Wildcats. The Wildcats were led by Landon Thornton who finished seventh. Eli Sellers was next in thirteenth place....

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Regional Cross Country Meet, Lady Cats Volleyball, Wildcats and Lady Cats Golf and Middle School Football All On Deck For Tuesday Game Day
Oct26

Regional Cross Country Meet, Lady Cats Volleyball, Wildcats and Lady Cats Golf and Middle School Football All On Deck For Tuesday Game Day

Tuesday, Oct. 26 is a busy one for Sulphur Springs sports. Leading the charge in athletic contests Tuesday are the Lady Cats volleyball team, who will look to get back in to the win column Tuesday versus Longview. It has been a tough stretch for the volleyball team led by head coach Bailey Dorner. Sulphur Springs has faced a brutal string of opponents in playoff-bound Hallsville, Marshall, Texas High, and a tough Edgewood team last...

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Wildcats, Lady Cats Cross Country, Lady Cats Volleyball, and Homecoming Football Game On Deck Today
Sep17

Wildcats, Lady Cats Cross Country, Lady Cats Volleyball, and Homecoming Football Game On Deck Today

Homecoming Friday brings lots of Wildcats and Lady Cats sports today. At the time of this posting, Wildcats and Lady Cats cross country will already be participating in the Pine Tree Mark Darby Invitational, held in Longview. Coach Ross Hicks and his program will no doubt be hoping for equal or better results than last Saturday’s Hallsville Invitational, where the Wildcats placed fifth. The Wildcats cross country coach said...

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Lady Cats Cross Country Wins First Ever District Championship and Wildcats Are 4th at Mount Pleasant Monday
Oct27

Lady Cats Cross Country Wins First Ever District Championship and Wildcats Are 4th at Mount Pleasant Monday

The Lady Cats Cross Country Team won their first ever district championship and is headed to the Regional Meet after the 15-5A District Championship Meet in Mount Pleasant Monday. The Wildcats finished 4th but their top finisher, junior Evan Patrick, was 8th in the race to also qualify for the regional meet. The Lady Cats placed four runners in the top ten and all seven of their competitors were in the top 16. Once again the Lady Cats...

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