Paris – The Texas High School State Softball Tournament begins today, while the North Lamar Pantherette’s take to the field in Austin for the State Semi-Finals tomorrow. They’ll take on Needville. First pitch on Thursday on MIX 107.7 is set for noon. With a win the Pantherette’s would play for a state title on Saturday at 10am against the winner of LaGrange and Brownwood. That game would also be carried on MIX.
Mount Pleasant – As the school year wraps up all-district softball and baseball selections continue to be released. Out of 15-5A the Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers land 10 All-District selections, including a superlative and four 1st team selections. Jordan Dickerson was named Freshman of the year. Bree and Brooke Smallwood are 1st team pitcher and catcher, respectively. While Precious Thompson is named 1st team 1st baseman and Tyshanae Huey as 1st team Designated Player.
Sulphur Springs – Sulphur Springs high school will be hosting athletic camps and training all summer long. The first camps to take place will be a hitting camp for baseball as well as a softball camp. Hitting camp will be from June 6th-8th. Softball camp is from June 7th-9th. Both cost $50 to sign up and will be held in the Multi-Purpose building. Contact Jarred Hammack and David Carrillo at Sulphur Sulphur Springs high school for more information.
Yesterday evening the Texas Rangers extend their winning streak to four games after beating Cleveland 7-3. The big blast of the game came off the bat of 2nd baseman Jurickson Profar. With the win the Rangers are now 31-21 on the season and lead the American League West. Texas will go for a sweep of Cleveland this evening with Cole Hamels on the mound [on kplt 1490am and 96.3fm]. First pitch is set for 5:10pm.
The NBA Finals begin tomorrow night between the Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the West champion Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are looking to close out perhaps the most historic single season in NBA history, while LeBron James looks to deliver the first major sports title the city of Cleveland has seen since the Browns won an NFL Championship in 1964, pre-dating the Super Bowl. Tip off tomorrow between Cleveland and Golden State is set for 8pm.
And in the Stanley Cup Finals the Pittsburg Penguins take a 1-0 series lead into game two tonight against the San Jose Sharks. Puck drop this evening in Pittsburg is set for 7pm.