The Sports world is grieving this morning as former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant was killed one a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. The private chopper was taking Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven other people to basketball camp when it went down. Many people showed their support for the Bryant’s on Sunday, including Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who made an announcement that nobody will ever wear #24 for Dallas again. In honor of Kobe Bryant. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bryant’s and the families of the other victims of this tragedy.
Friday night the Paris Wildcats defeated Pleasant Grove 81-58. The game was close after the first quarter but that’s when Paris took over. Jameon Mitchell led the team with 20 points. Jaelyn Lee added 19 points in the win.
The Lady Cats lost To Pleasant Grove 81-37. Quiniya Savage led Paris with 21 points.
North Lamar swept Pittsburg. 63-46 for the girls and 60-50 for the boys. Mylee Nottingham led the girls with 14 points while Christian Scott led the way on the boy’s side with 24.
The Detroit girls beat McLeod 47 – 41. Abi Shelby had 18 points. The Detroit boys lost to McLeod 56-36. It was Mt. Vernon sweeping Chisum. 65-22 on the girl’s side and 45-41 for the boys.
No. 11 Royse City 57 – Mt Pleasant 47
No. 2 Chapel Hill Mt Pleasant 58 – No. 17 Winnsboro 47
Edgewood 45 – No. 9 Mineola 40 UPSET
No. 2 Dodd City 95 – Yantis 5
No. 13 Saltillo host Avery 902-244-8260 Giles
Clarksville 72 – James Bowie 23
Texas High 43 – Sulphur Springs 42
No. 9 Sulphur Springs 64 – Texas High 55
No. 22 Paris 81 – Pleasant Grove 58
No. 15 Atlanta 68 – New Boston 46
No. 23 Commerce 88 – Cooper 22
No. 24 Mineola 79 – Edgewood 71
No. 12 Clarksville 95 – Bowie Sims 41
Bland 46 – No. 24 Wolfe City 39 UPSET
No. 19 Saltillo 56 – Avery 40
No. 21 Greenville 43 – Lindale 42
Chapel Hill MP 75 – Winnsboro 62
North Lamar 60 – Pittsburg 50
Sulphur Springs 64 – Texas High 55
Denver Nuggets 117 – Houston Rockets 110
Toronto Raptors 110 – San Antonio Spurs 106
New Orleans Pelicans 123 – Boston Celtics 108
Dallas is at Oklahoma City tonight (Mon) at 7:00 pm
The No. 4 Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team surged early in the fourth quarter and came up with an 81-60 win over the University of Texas of the Permian Basin at the Falcon Dome on Saturday afternoon.
Northeast Texas Community College baseball welcomes Mitch Huckabay to the staff. Coach Huckabay comes to the Eagle Staff after previously serving on at Vernon College in Vernon, LSU-Shreveport, and Southern Arkansas University. Coach Huckabay will serve the Eagle Baseball program as Recruiting Coordinator, Hitting Coach, Infield Coach, and Third Base Coach during games.
Wildcats Soccer Team Shut put Mesquite Poteet, 3-0 Friday Night (Jan 24) at Gerald Prim Stadium. The Wildcats improved their season record to 5-4-4. Next up is Lovejoy, preseason ranked No. 4 in the region, next Friday night at Sulphur Springs.
Named Fort Worth Coach of the Year is Triston Abron, head coach of the Paul Pewitt Brahmas. Coach Abron took his Brahmas to the Class 3A, Division II State Final Game won by Gunter in late December.
Dixie Baseball had its state meeting in Longview over the past weekend. Franklin County came out a winner spending $20,000 on claiming three state tournaments starting Jul 4 and running through Jul 13.
T-Ball 6U $10,200 Jul 4-6
12U Classic 9U $9,800 Jul 11-13
12U Ozone Divisions I and II Paris