Paris – Area high school volleyball teams opened the 2016 season last night. The North Lamar Pantherette’s win a pair against Sulphur Springs and Sherman. The Prairiland Lady Patriots split with DeKalb and Pleasant Grove, dominating DeKalb in a sweep. and the Paris Lady Cats drop a pair on the road in Whitesboro to the host school and Denison.
Mount Pleasant – Coming up this weekend area high school football teams take on their first opponents in scrimmages. The Mt. Pleasant Tigers host Liberty Eylau on Friday morning at 10am. Mt. Vernon will host Canton. The Pittsburg Pirates will be on the road at Carthage. And on Saturday morning Paul Pewitt will be in Red River County to take on the Clarksville Tigers at 10am as well.
Sulphur Springs – Coming up this weekend area high school football teams take on their first opponents in scrimmages. The Mt. Vernon Tigers will host the Canton Eagles on Friday. The Commerce Tigers are on the road to tune up against Whitesboro. Rains makes the trip to Alba-Golden. And Como-Pickton will be on the road to take on the Winnsboro Raiders.
Yesterday afternoon the Texas Rangers complete yet another furious comeback, this time 7-5 to sweep a pair of games from the Colorado Rockies. Texas trailed 5-1 going into the 7th and 5-2 in the 8th. After a Carlos Beltran RBI single and a 2-RBI double from Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus put the Rangers ahead for good with an RBI single. With the win Texas improves to 67-47 and lead the AL West by 7 games over surging Seattle. The Rangers and Rockies bring it back to Globe Life Park in Arlington. First pitch tonight on KPLT 1490am and 96.3fm is set for 7:05.
In Rio, team U.S.A. continues their dominance in gymnastics and in the pool. The U.S. women’s gymnastics squad won gold in the all around. American swimmer, Katie Ledecky wins the women’s 200m freestyle. While Michael Phelps continues his dominance by adding his 20th and 21st Olympic golds, winning the men’s 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay with Ryan Lochte, Connor Dwyer and 19 year old Texas Longhorn swimmer Townly Haas. Team U.S.A. has a commanding lead in the medal count with 26, including nine gold. China follows in 2nd with 17 total with eight gold.