Paris – The playoffs continue in high school football with the area round. The Paris Wildcats are the lone survivor in the Red River Valley. They’ll take on the Alvarado Indians Friday night at Longview’s Lobo Stadium. Kickoff on 101.9 KBUS is at 7:30. Meanwhile, high school hoops gets underway. The Chisum Lady Mustangs began their season with a win over Clarksville Friday night. They’ll stay in the Red River Valley, traveling to Honey Grove. Meanwhile, the North Lamar Pantherette’s open their season on the road at Sulphur Springs and the Paris Lady Cats travel to the Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers. Tip off is at 7pm.
Mount Pleasant – The playoffs continue in high school football with the area round. The Gilmer Buckeyes are the lone survivor in the area after last week. They’ll take on the Melissa Cardinals on Friday at Mesquite’s Hanby Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30. Meanwhile, area teams will be stepping out on the hardwood to tip off the high school basketball season. The Mt. Pleasant Tigers will be in Texarkana to play Pleasant Grove. Meanwhile, the Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers host the Paris Lady Cats at Willie Williams Gym. Tip off is at 7pm.
Sulphur Springs – The playoffs continue in high school football with the area round. The Cumby Trojans are the lone survivor in the area after last week. They’ll take on the Iola Bulldogs at Palestine Westwood HS. Kickoff on Friday night is set for 7pm. Meanwhile, area teams will be stepping out on the hardwood to tip off the high school basketball season. The Sulphur Springs Wildcats make the trip up to Athens. The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats have high expectations this season. They’ll host the North Lamar Pantherette’s. Tip off is at 7pm.
Last night the Dallas Mavericks fall at Madison Square Garden to the New York Knicks 93-77. Harrison Barnes led the way for the Mavs with 20 points and four rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki missed his third straight game with a sore Achilles. the Mavs are 2-7 on the season and travel to Boston tomorrow night to play the Celtics. Tip off at the Boston Garden is set for 6:30.
Texas Rangers All-Star outfielder Ian Desmond has rejected the teams qualifying offer of $17.2 million dollars. Desmond will hit the open market in search of a new contract. Desmond, last season, converted from a short stop in the national league to a center fielder in the AL, while hitting .285 with 22 home runs and 86 RBIs.
And College Basketball is in full swing now. Last night 3rd ranked Villanova edged out number 15 Purdue 79-76. 23rd ranked Texas beat Louisiana-Monroe 80-59. Tonight, top ranked Duke takes on number 7 Kansas while number 2 Kentucky is up against 13 Michigan State.