Paris – The North Lamar Pantherette’s certainly have a knack for the dramatic, winning 4-2 over the Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks in game one of the Region 2 softball finals. It’s the third time in as many rounds of the post season North Lamar softball has won in extra innings. Game two on MIX 107.7 is tonight at 6pm. Game three would follow if necessary.
The Panther baseball team will take on 2nd ranked Argyle in a best of three series in the region 2 semi finals. Games on KOYN 93.9 will begin tonight in Prosper at 6:30. Game two is tomorrow at 3pm and game three would follow if needed.
Mount Pleasant – Mt. Pleasant High School will host the first Students Sports Physical Clinic Friday, May 27th at Willie Williams Gym from 2:30pm to 6pm. Schools around Titus County and Titus Regional Medical Center have joined together to help ensure that local student athletes get their physicals done. The free clinic will be open to all students from Mt. Pleasant, Chapel Hill, Winfield and Harts Bluff from the 7th grade and up.
Sulphur Springs – Yesterday evening was the first time in over a decade that Sulphur Springs Wildcats played a spring football game. The Blue and White scrimmage featured about 45 Wildcat players on each team, putting on display the work put in over the last several weeks. The practice featured six quarters with live referees, with a running clock only being stopped on coaches signals.
Tonight the Texas Rangers begin a three game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Cole Hamels will be on the hill for Texas, who’s currently in 2nd place, behind Seattle in the AL West with a 27-20 record. First pitch tonight between the Rangers and Pirates [on KPLT 1490am and 96.3fm] is set for 7:05pm Central Time.
The Rangers will be without their 2nd baseman, Rougned Odor for the next seven games, beginning tonight. Odor was suspended eight games for punching Toronto’s Jose Bautista back on May 15th. However, Odor was rewarded one game off his suspension following an appeal.
Last night in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors stay alive beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-111. League MVP, Steph Curry, led the way with 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. Despite the win OKC still leads the Western Conference Finals 3-2. Game six is tomorrow at 8pm. Game six of the East Finals between Cleveland and Toronto will be played tonight with the Cavs leading 3-2. Tip off is set for 7:30.
And Baylor University has suspended head football coach, Art Briles, with the intent to terminate his contract. The move comes after a review of the Universities handling of sexual assault allegations, many of which involving Baylor football players.