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Local Sports for Thursday March 3



Paris – Tomorrow night kicks off high school basketball regional tournaments across the state.   Three Red River Valley teams will have a chance to qualify for the state tournament next weekend.  The 5th ranked Paris Wildcats and North Lamar Panthers will be at The Fieldhouse at Texas A&M Commerce for the Class 4A Region 2 tournament.  Paris will face 4th ranked Dallas Lincoln at 6pm.  Pre game on 101.9 KBUS begins at 5:45.  North Lamar will follow that game when they take on 9th ranked Triple A Academy.  Pre-game on MIX 107.7 begins at approximately 7:45. Tip off is scheduled for 8.  At McKinney North High School the 2nd ranked Clarksville Tigers play 5th ranked Muenster in the Class 2A Region 2 tournament.  Tip off is at 6pm.


Mount Pleasant – Local All-District girls teams have been announced for area teams.  Chapel Hill Junior Haley Fiesler was named Co-MVP of district 16-3A, while her teammates Lyric Grissom and Jessy Stanley were respectively named Co-offensive MVP and Co-defensive MVP.  Tory Brack and Taylor Brown are 1st teams selection.  Of the Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers, Seniors Nikki Martin and Lauren Williams are selected to the 15-5A first team.

Tomorrow night kicks off high school basketball regional tournaments across the state.  The Daingerfield Tigers head to Rockwall Heath high school for the class 3A-Region 2 tournament where they’ll face 6th ranked Waxahachi Life.  Tip off is at 8pm.  In the event in which Daingerfield pulls off the upset, they’ll take on the winner of 7th ranked Van Alstyne and number 19 Dallas Family Faith on Saturday at 2pm. 


Sulphur Springs – Tomorrow night kicks off high school basketball regional tournaments across the state. The 16th ranked Campbell Indians begin the Class A Region 3 tournament at Mansfield High School.  They’ll face off against the 15th ranked Lingleville Cardinals.  Tip off tomorrow evening is scheduled for 6pm. With a win, Campbell would advance to face the winner of top ranked Lipan and 2nd ranked Avinger on Saturday at 2pm.


In the NBA tonight the Dallas Mavericks look to extend their modest winning streak to four games when they host the Sacramento Kings at the AAC.  The Mavs have won four of their last five games, while averaging 121 points per game over the stretch.  Tip off tonight between the Mavs and Kings is set for 7:30.


After the Mavs game they’ll tear up the hardwood and lay down the ice for the when the Dallas Stars take on the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at 7:30.  The Stars are tied for 2nd in the west with St. Louis with 83 points.
And the Texas Rangers returned to the diamond yesterday afternoon for their first Spring Training game in the Cactus League.  Nomar Mazara put the final touches on a Ranger 6-2 win over defending World Series Champion Kansas City.  Texas and KC play again this afternoon at 2:05.