Paris – A pair of Lamar County school graduates are recognized by the NJCAA for their performance on the softball field and in the classroom. North Lamar alum, Tanna Huie was named an NJCAA All-American after finishing 4th in the country in batting average and 3rd in on-base percentage in her freshman year at Tyler Junior College. Meanwhile, Chisum alum Ashley Burdine was selected to the 2016 American Southwest Conference Academic Honor Roll as a sophomore at Letourneau University.
Sulphur Springs – Around 230 students athletes attended the first day of The Edge conditioning camp at Sulphur Springs High School. Over 150 of which were high school boys and girls, while 75 athletes will be attending junior high in the coming school year. The athletes were put through weight training, various drills, as well as plenty of running, including 6-100 yard dash’s. Athletes are encouraged to stay well hydrated and put plenty of protein back in their bodies after work outs.
Mount Pleasant – Final results are in from this weekend’s Mount Pleasant Rodeo. Notable winners from the four day event include Josh Hudson in bareback riding. Cole Pacheco in Saddle Bronc Riding. Brandon Harrison wins in Steer Wrestling. Cole Rector wins Calf Roping. Mike Bacon and Joseph Harrison win team roping. And with 61 entries, the most of any event for the weekend, the barrel racing champion is Jordi Edens. And Mason Slaton along with Clayton Thorp walk away with $1,261 each as they went neck and neck in bull riding.
Last night the Texas Rangers were thrashed by the Oakland A’s 14-5. In the loss, Shin Soo-Choo hit a home run in his return from the DL and Mitch Moreland went deep for the forth time in three games. Texas is 39-25 and in 1st place in the AL West by 4.5 games. The Rangers and A’s are back on the field tonight [on KPLT 1490am and 96.3fm]. First pitch this evening is set for 9:05pm Central Time.
The Cleveland Cavaliers stay alive in the NBA Finals with a 112-97 win over the Golden State Warriors. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each had 41 points on the night. James added 16 rebounds, seven assists, four blocks and three steals. The Warriors still lead the series three games to two as the teams head back to Cleveland for game six on Thursday.
And after skipping out on Organized Team Activities the last two weeks and requesting a trade, guard Ronald Leary will be at Cowboys mini camp in the upcoming week. Linebacker Rolando McClain also missed OTA’s due to family issues, and is expected to be back with the team this week as well.