Paris – Area volleyball teams were in action over the weekend. The Prairiland Lady Patriots and Paris Lady Cats each had a 3rd place finish in their respective tournaments. The Lady Pats, fresh out of the Chisum tournament, are 6-2 on the season, while the Paris volleyball team notched a pair of wins in the Van Tournament. Paris and Prairiland square off tomorrow at Patriots gym starting at 6pm.
Mount Pleasant – Last week the 2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List was announced in college football. Making the list for the second straight year is Baylor Wide Reciever and Mt. Pleasant High School alum, KD Cannon. In two years with Baylor, Cannon has over 100 catches, 1,900 yards and and 14 touchdowns. Also appearing on the list are Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk and Josh Reynolds.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs Lady Cat volleyball team was in action over the weekend at the Garland Invitational. The Lady Cats notched a victory over North Garland and will be back in action tomorrow when they face John Tyler and Kilgore in Tyler. Meanwhile, the Sulphur Springs football scrimmage against Liberty Eylau has been moved to Prim Stadium. Kickoff Friday is at 10am.
Yesterday afternoon the Texas Rangers fall to the Detroit Tigers 7-0, suffering their 2nd straight shutout. Despite the loss, the Rangers still hold a 6 games lead in the AL West over the Seattle Mariners. Next, the Rangers host division rival Oakland beginning today. Martin Perez takes to the hill for Texas. First pitch tonight [on kplt 1490am and 96.3fm] is scheduled for 7:05.
The Dallas Cowboys played their first pre-season game, falling to the LA Rams 28-24. Despite the loss, Cowboys rookie quarterback, Dak Prescott, was 10-12 passing for 139 yards and two touchdowns. One to Dez Bryant and the 2nd to Terrance Williams. Dallas plays pre-season game number two on Friday against the Miami Dolphins.
And at the Rio Olympics, Simone Biles continues her dominance in gymnastics, winning gold in the vault. In mixed doubles tennis, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock win gold for the U.S., defeating follow Americans Rajeev Ram and Venus Williams. Track finals also began over the weekend as well. Usain Bolt of Jamaica becomes the first man to ever win the men’s 100 meter in three Olympics. American’s Justin Gatlin finished 2nd. In the medal count, the U.S. leads with … total and … golds.