Paris – Over the weekend local golfers competed in the 70th annual 4th of July Invitational with a local youngster coming out on top. Defeating Larry Wooldridge in a playoff, Tanner Napier wins his 1st 4th of July Tournament. Napier, a 20 year old Paris High Alum, is a Division 1 golfer at Arkansas State. Following this weekends tournament he competed in the U.S. Amateurs Qualifying rounds in Ft. Worth yesterday.
Mount Pleasant – The Mt. Pleasant Tigers are a month and a half away from the start of the 2016 high school football season. Released last week, the Tigers are projected by the 2016 edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine to finish 4th in District 16-5A. On October 7th they’ll travel to the revamped home of the Marshall Mavericks, who will be adding a 21ft x 36ft video replay scoreboard. The Tigers open the season August 26th at North Forney High School.
Sulphur Springs – After a controversial ending to Monday night’s game, the Sulphur Springs National team defeated Paris to grab the Dixie Youth T-Ball Division 1 North Region crown. Attempting to make a come back late in the game, a Paris base runner was called for obstruction running from 1st to 2nd. The tournament was held at Woodall Fields in Paris.
Last night the Texas Rangers bounce back to beat Boston 7-2. It was a tight ball game until Texas scored four runs in the 9th, topped off with a 3-run blast off the bat of Robinson Chirinos. The Rangers are now 53-32 on the season and remain 7.5 games up on the Houston Astros in the AL West. Texas and Boston play the rubber match of their three game set this evening [on kplt 1490am and 96.3fm]. First pitch is set for 6pm.
After signing guards Harrison Barnes and Seth Curry, as well as trading for big man Andrew Bogut, the Dallas Mavericks found themselves with around $12 million left in cap space. All of which will be going in the pocket of Dirk Nowitzki. After being unable to find a suitor worthy of the cash, the Mavs gave the big German a raise from his originally planned $8 million contract, and instead signed him to a 2-year $40 million deal.
And yesterday at Wimbledon, top ranked Serena Williams defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to advance to the Semi-Final round. Sister Venus Williams beat Yaroslava Shvedova. Today on the men’s side, 2nd ranked Andy Murray will take on 12th ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. 3rd ranked Roger Federer is up against number 9 Marin Cilic. And the surprise man of the tournament, 28th ranked Sam Querrey will take on 6th ranked Milos Raonic.