Paris – The Paris Wildcats are 8-3 bi-district champions and read for the area round of the Texas high school football playoffs. Tonight they’ll take on the Alvarado Indians at Longview’s Lobo Stadium. Paris advanced to the 2nd round after shutting out Crandall last week 21-0. Alvarado is 9-2 and defeated Springtown 52-34. Kickoff from Longview on 101.9 KBUS is at 7:30.
A pair of local athletes sign to continue their careers. North Lamar senior softball player, Erin Scholl, signs to play at Paris Junior College, while PJC basketball player, Devin Jackson, will be headed to Sam Houston State.
Mount Pleasant – The Gilmer Buckeyes are 10-1 district and bi-district champions and ready for the area round of the Texas high school football playoffs. Tonight they’ll take on the Melissa Cardinals on Friday at Mesquite’s Hanby Stadium. The Buckeyes advanced after a win last week over Diboll 50-28 while Melissa is 9-3 and defeated Dallas Lincoln 36-14. Kickoff tonight in Mesquite is at 7:30.
The Mt. Pleasant Tiger basketball team is ranked 25th in the state in class 4A. They’ll play their home opener at Willie Williams gym against the Terrell Tigers. Tip off this evening is set for 7:30.
Sulphur Springs – The Cumby Trojans are 9-2 bi-district champions and ready for the area round of the Texas high school football playoffs. Tonight they’ll take on the Iola Bulldogs on Friday at Palestine Westwood High School. Cumby advanced after a win last week over Hubbard 52-36. Iola is 7-4 and defeated Grapeland 23-6. Kickoff this evening in Palestine is set for 7pm.
Tomorrow night, the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions host the opening round of the Division II playoffs at Memorial Stadium. At 10-1, the Lone Star Conference champions host Colorado Mesa University with kickoff tomorrow afternoon set for 2pm.
Last night the Dallas Stars pick up a win 3-2 over the Colorado Avalanche. Johnny Oduya, Brett Ritchie, and Patrick Eaves netted all three Stars goals in the first period. Dallas is now 7-6-5 with 19 points on the season, tied with Minnesota for 4th in the Central Division Standings. The Stars host Edmonton tomorrow night at the American Airline Center. Puck drop is at 6pm.
In College Football, the Houston Cougars ruin Louisville’s season with a 36-10 win last night. Tyler, Texas native, Greg Ward Jr. totaled over 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Cougars. Heisman candidate, Lamar Jackson was limited to 211 yards passing with only one touchdown.
And on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys look to make it 9 straight when they host the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys are lead by reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Ezekiel Elliott, who totaled over 200 yards and scored three touchdowns against Pittsburgh. Kickoff on Sunday afternoon between Dallas and Baltimore [on 101.9 KBUS] is set for noon.