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Friday’s Sports – Update

OLYMPICS

Sixteen years after winning the Olympic curling gold medal, Brad Gushue returned to Canada with bronze. In the second-to-last end, the Canadians capitalized on a missed final shot by Americans. The reigning Olympic champion, John Shuster, turned a one-point edge into an insurmountable 8-5 lead.

MLB

On what was supposed to be the second day of spring training, negotiations aimed at ending Major League Baseball’s lockout resumed Thursday at the office of the players’ association. The meeting lasted about 15 minutes.

NBA

Thursday

Mavericks (35-24) 125 – Pelicans (23-36) 118

Clippers (30-31) 142 – Houston (15-43) 111

The next games start-up Thursday

NHL

Friday

Stars at Chicago Blackhawks 7:30 pm ESPN

COLLEGE

MEN

No. 14 Houston (21-4) 70 – UCF (15-9) 52

St. Edward’s 81 – Texas A&M-Commerce 66

They moved the NTCC Eagle Classic to Saturday and Sunday because of wet field conditions.

HIGH SCHOOL

The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League met Thursday for an Emergency Meeting to hand down decisions on the eligibility of student-athletes. They denied student-athletes from Crosby and Strawn High Schools an appeal for varsity eligibility, upholding the previous ruling of the district executive committees.

Mt Pleasant’s baseball game Monday (Feb 21) has moved to 1:00 pm for JV and 3:00 for varsity.

They canceled Paris Wildcat Boys’ Soccer game scheduled for Friday (Feb 18) at Wildcat Stadium against Liberty-Eylau. Liberty-Eylau could not participate.

Paris’ Coach Drust added a new Baseball game for Tuesday (Feb 22) vs. Cooper to be played  “On the Hill” at 6:00 pm.

Sulphur Springs Softball Tournament at Winnsboro had one game with Pleasant Grove 13 – Commerce 0. It was the first time Sulphur Springs’ Head Coach David Carrillo was able to get a tournament contest played since 2018. Last year it snowed, and the previous two rained out. Today and Saturday, the tournament will be played in three locations, Mt Pleasant, Emory, and Grand Saline, for a total of 33 games.

Friday

Commerce vs. Mt Pleasant 9:30 at Mt Pleasant

Pleasant Grove vs. Mt Vernon 11:15 at Mt Pleasant

Paris vs. Mt Vernon 1:00 pm at Mt Pleasant

Paris vs. Mt Pleasant 2:45 pm at Mt Pleasant

Sulphur Spring plays at Emory against Duncanville at 9:30 am and North Lamar at 4:30 pm Friday.

BASKETBALL

GIRLS

Thursday

Cooper 45 – Era 39

Mineola 41 – Jefferson 33

Mt Vernon 53 – New Diana 19

North Forney 53 – Mt Pleasant 47

Gladewater 64 – DeKalb 46

Friday

Alvord 39 – McLeod 26

Boles 53 – Sam Rayburn 50

Brownsboro 57 – Liberty-Eylau 49

Edgewood 53 – S&S Consolidated 33

Gilmer 50 – Canton 42

Gunter 52 – Whitesboro 26

Lake Ridge 49 – Rockwall 35

Paradise 38 – Bells 27

Paris 82 – Caddo Mills 73

Ponder 43 – Pottsboro 30

Red Oak 54 – Whiteshouse 29

Royse City 66 – Lufkin 39

Sanger 67 – Alvarado 44

Sunnyvale 59 – North Lamar 41

Winnsboro 96 – Waskom 41

Monday

Mt Vernon vs. Gladewater at Pittsburg 6:00 pm

Winnsboro vs. Mineola at Mt Vernon 6:30 pm

Tuesday

North Hopkins vs. Maud at Chapel Hill MP 7:00 pm

 

BOYS

Thursday

Atlanta 53 – Hooks 50

Brownsboro 60 – Wills Point 47

Pittsburg 71 – Rivercrest 62

Friday

Brownsboro 37 – Mabank 35

Chapel Hill TY 64 – Palestine 50

Como-Pickton 33 – Alba-Golden 31

Martins Mill 43 – North Hopkins 41

Maud 73 – Grapeland 71

Trinidad 54 – Lindsay 45

Monday

Yantis vs. Dodd City at Commerce 6:30 pm

Tuesday

Bells at Edgewood 8:00 pm

Boles vs. McLeod at Quitman 6:00 pm

Commerce at Blue Ridge 8:00 pm

Como-Pickton at. Rivercrest 6:00 pm

Cooper vs. Clarksville at Mt Vernon 8:00 pm

Edgewood at Bells 8:00 pm

Honey Grove vs. Muenster at Shrman 7:30 pm

Howe at Prairiland 6:30 pm

Huntsville at Sulphur Springs 6:30 pm

Kennedale at Anna 8:00 pm

Kilgore at Paris 7:45 pm

Mt Pleasant vs. Tyler at Spring Hill 7:00 pm

North Hopkins vs. Maud at Sulphur Springs 7:00 pm