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Sports Update for Friday Aug. 16th



Last night during their football scrimmage with Henderson, the Paris Wildcat offense rolled up 181 yards on 22 plays with 8 first downs and TD runs of 20 and 47 yards during a controlled scrimmage. They followed that up with 24 plays for 178 yards and TD runs of 10, 6, and 39 yards during the live half of action.


A couple of football Scrimmage tonight as North Lamar travels to Atlanta while Prairiland will host Maud.


In volleyball, the Lady Patriots will be in the North Hopkins tournament. Chisum will also be participating in the tournament. The Pantherettes will play in the Denison tournament while Paris is at home against Texas High.


Despite great pitching all night long, the Frisco RoughRiders were downed by Corpus Christi 2–1 in Thursday’s series finale. Rehabber Luke Farrell highlighted a night of great pitching, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. After issuing a leadoff walk to begin his outing, he retired each of the final eight batters he faced. The Riders collected their lone run of the night on a solo home run from Chuck Moorman in the fifth.


And the Texas Rangers fell to Minnesota 13–6 last night in Arlington. The Twins jumped out to a 10–0 lead after five innings. Those two teams will be back at it tonight on 1490am and 96.3fm KPLT. Mike Minor takes the mound for Texas. Pregame at 6:30. First pitch at 7:05.


Pre-season High school football action is on tap for tonight. The Mt Pleasant Tigers will take Liberty Eyelau in Texarkana. The Pittsburg Pirates will host Carthage. The Mt Vernon Tigers, under new Coach Art Briles, will host Quinlan Ford. Also tonight, Paul Pewitt will host Linden-Kildare, Daingerfield will be at Hooks, Hughes Springs will be at Queen City, North Lamar is at Atlanta and Gilmer will be at Kilgore. Sulphur Springs will hold its’ scrimmage next Friday at Liberty Eyelau.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, the sister of the NASCAR television analyst and retired driver tweeted. Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that the driver’s wife, Amy, and 15-month-old daughter, Isla, also were on the plane along with two pilots.

“Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation,” she tweeted. “We will have no further information at this time.”

Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport at 3:40 p.m. CT Thursday. FAA officials said the preliminary indication is that two pilots and three passengers were aboard.



Luis Arraez hit the first of three more homers by the slugging Minnesota Twins, putting them ahead to stay in a 13-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. They are back at it tonight at 7:05pm


Former NFL backup Landry Jones is the first quarterback to sign with the new XFL, the league announced Thursday. Jones, 30, has not yet been assigned to an XFL team. He will be part of an eight-man quarterback draft to take place this fall. The XFL, which is scheduled to debut next February, began sending draft pool invitations to players earlier this month. It plans to hold its primary draft in October.


A prosecutor wants to know why a University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning landmark oak trees at Auburn University isn’t making court-ordered restitution payments. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says that Harvey Updyke is being ordered to appear in court Oct. 30 to explain himself. Updyke served more than 70 days in jail in 2013 and was ordered to pay about $800,000 in restitution after admitting to poisoning trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn. Fans traditionally rolled the trees with toilet paper after a win. Hughes says Updyke has paid less than $5,000 and often misses payments. Updyke is a 70-year-old former Texas trooper who now lives in Louisiana