Hopkins County Football Notes For Monday
Aug03

Hopkins County Football Notes For Monday

Football practice gets underway Monday, Aug. 3, for all the teams below Class 5A and 6A. In Hopkins County, that mean’s Cumby and Como-Pickton. Cumby Trojans The Cumby Trojans are coached by Sulphur Springs’ native Charles Boles, who is in his first year as Trojans’ head coach. Cumby’s two-a-day practices are scheduled this week Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Trojans are coming off of an...

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Sulphur Springs Cross Country Coach Feels The Edge Is Beneficial For His Teams This Summer
Jul15

Sulphur Springs Cross Country Coach Feels The Edge Is Beneficial For His Teams This Summer

Sulphur Springs Cross Country is another sport that became part of The Edge this summer. Cross Country Coach Wildcats and Lady Cats Head Coach Ross Hicks is beginning his 5th year in Sulphur Springs. In past summers, Coach Hicks would encourage runners to do some work during the summer on their own. Coach Hicks says The Edge has been an enhancement for his program. After months of staying home, Coach Hicks says, The Edge has given his...

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The Edge Benefits Wildcats Tennis
Jul14

The Edge Benefits Wildcats Tennis

In summers past, Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez, in his 7th year in Sulphur Springs, would busy himself by conducting tennis camps, most of them at the University of Texas in Austin. His Wildcats would have the summer off but he would occasionally let some of them know about various tournaments they could compete in. The Edge has predominately been a conditioning program for football players. However some athletes, both boys and...

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The Edge For Football Continues Brief Hiatus
Jul06

The Edge For Football Continues Brief Hiatus

The Edge conditioning program continues on hiatus this week. After taking Friday, July 3, off last week, The Edge will also be off through Wednesday this week. The Edge for football at the SSHS Multipurpose Building will return on Thursday, July 9. There will be only 10 more sessions of The Edge, which wraps up on Friday, July 24. Unless the UIL changes its’ mind, football practice for the Wildcats, is scheduled to begin on...

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Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens Says DCTF Prediction For Wildcats Is No Big Deal
Jul03

Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens Says DCTF Prediction For Wildcats Is No Big Deal

Being a veteran football coach, Wildcats Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens says he does not get riled up by preseason predictions by so called experts. However, he is likely to use any less than flattering picks for motivational purposes. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football predicts the Wildcats will finished in 7th place in their 8 team district this fall. In response, Coach Owens remembers what he told...

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Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens Says He Sees Progress From Those Showing Up for The Edge
Jun30

Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens Says He Sees Progress From Those Showing Up for The Edge

The Sulphur Springs Edge conditioning program is in its’ fourth week. Friday (June 26) , after three weeks of The Edge, Wildcats Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Owens said yes indeed, he is seeing progress from the players who are regularly showing up for The Edge. He talked about players picking up some technical stuff in the weight room. Coach Owens said they are getting so much better. He said the key is the...

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Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Picks Wildcats To Finish 7th In District
Jun29

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Picks Wildcats To Finish 7th In District

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine is picking the Sulphur Springs Wildcats to finish 7th in the 8 team District 8-5A Division II, when and if the 2020 season takes place. A UIL official told the Dallas Morning News over the weekend that it’s too early to tell right now. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football thinks quite a lot of the Wildcats’ District 8-5A. In fact, district member Ennis is not only picked to win...

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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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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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Two Wildcats Football Assistant Coaches Submit Resignations
May12

Two Wildcats Football Assistant Coaches Submit Resignations

Two New SSHS Coaches Hired At the Monday night meeting, the Sulphur Springs school board accepted the resignations of two Wildcats football assistant coaches. The Sulphur Springs ISD trustees also approved two new coaches, as Athletic Director Greg Owens is shuffling his coaching staff. Wildcats Football Assistant Coach and Assistant Softball Coach Chris Valdovinos is leaving to become the Defensive Coordinator at Mexia for former...

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