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All District Football Sections Plus Mavs Fall to Celtics


photo by Tony Corso
Paris – The 7-4A All-District Selections have been released. Decorian Phillips of the Liberty-Eylau Leopards is selected as the District’s Most Valuable Player. Paris Wildcat Senior Running Back Donovan Williams is named Offensive MVP after 1,600 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns. Junior Defensive End Vershaud Richardson is the defensive MVP, while Montana Payne was named Special Teams MVP. The North Lamar Panthers land seven players on the All-District 1st team.
Mount Pleasant – Area high school hoops teams will be in tournament action this weekend beginning tonight. The Mt Pleasant Tigers will go to a small school with big competition as they get set to face Lindale and Kilgore at the Union Grove Tournament. The 23rd ranked Chapel Hill Red Devils will hit the road for the Brownsboro Tournament. The 13th ranked Mt Vernon Tigers will square off this evening with the Paul Pewitt Brahmas at 4:30 at the Quitman Tournament. They’ll also be joined by Pittsburg as the Pirates take on Hooks in Quitman.
Sulphur Springs – Area high school hoops teams will be in tournament action this weekend beginning tonight. The North Hopkins Panthers will be hosting their action this weekend. North Hopkins basketball will take on Trenton tomorrow. The 13th ranked Sulphur Springs Wildcats out of Class 5A look to continue their dominating start to the season when they take on Wichita Falls in the Union Grove Tournament. Tip-off is set for 3:40 pm. The 13th ranked Mt Vernon Tigers out of Class 3A will square off this evening with the Paul Pewitt Brahmas at the Quitman Tournament at 4:30.
Last night the Dallas Mavericks fall short to the Boston Celtics, 97-90. It was a wildly productive game for German big man, not Dirk Nowitzki, but Maxi Kleber, who poured in 13 points to go along with five rebounds and five blocked shots. Dirk added 16 on the night. The Mavs drop to 7-18 on the season and will take on the Bucks in Milwaukee tomorrow night.
The Dallas Cowboys are getting ready to take on the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. The Cowboys plan to have Linebacker Sean Lee back on the field after missing the last month with a hamstring pull. The Giants, meanwhile, will turn back to Eli Manning as their quarterback after he was benched last week snapping his 210 game starting streak. The second-longest streak in NFL history. Kick off on Sunday between the Cowboys and Giants is at noon.
And NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signs a five year, $200 Million dollar contract extension. The deal gets done despite pushback from Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones. Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blanks, calls the deal one of the most transparent in NFL history. Goodell has collected more than $212 Million dollars since becoming the commissioner in 2006.