Sulphur Springs 9,
Greenville (girls) 3
The Sulphur Springs Lady Wildcats broke open a close softball game on Monday at Monty Stratton Field with four runs in the sixth to grab a 9-3 victory over the Greenville Lady Lions.
The Lady Wildcats jumped on Greenville starting pitcher Rachael Cook for a three-run first inning as Katie Dougan doubled, followed by a Meagan McCullough single. Gracie Cable was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Kiana Johnson then singled with two outs to drive in Dougan, McCullough and Cable.
Cook then settled down to throw four scoreless innings. Cook finished the game with four strikeouts.
Greenville scored a run in the second as Megan Shaw led off with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on Ashley Walden’s single. Shaw then scored on a wild pitch.
Sulphur Springs scored four runs in the sixth as Hailey Dixon singled, Maci McGlamery reached on a Greenville error and then Katie Sapough delivered a two-run single. Katie Dougan singled to drive in Sapough. Sapough stole second and scored on a wild pitch.
Greenville struck back in the bottom of the sixth as Katie Threndyle led off with a double and Vanessa Rico singled. Alison Threndyle singled, scoring Katie Threndyle and Vanessa Rico, cutting the Sulphur Springs lead to 7-3.
The Lady Wildcats added two more runs in the seventh on two Greenville errors and Toni Cody’s two-run double.
Greenville will entertain Royse City at 6:30 p.m. today.
District 13-4A softball
Sulphur Springs 300 004 2 —9 11 0
Greenville 010 002 0 —3 8 5
WP: Hailey Dixon, 8 hits, 3 runs, 3 ERs, 5 BBs, 6 Ks.
LP: Rachael Cook, 11 hits, 9 runs, 9 ERs, 0 BBs, 4 Ks.
SS: Katie Dougan 4-5, 1 RBI; Meagan McCulloough 0-3, 1 RBI; Jaleigh Avery 1-4, 2 RBIs; Kiana Johnson 1-3, 1 RBI; Hailey Dixon 2-3, 1 RBI; Katie Sapough 2-2, 2 RBIs; Toni Cody 1-1, RBI.
G: Alison Threndyle 1-3, 2 RBIs; Brianna Fauley 1-4, Rachael Cook 1-2, Sidney Tippit 1-3, Katie Threndyle 1-3, Ashley Walden 1-3, Vanessa Rico 2-3.
Records: SS 13-11-1, 5-1; G 1-5.
Next game: Royse City at Greenville, 6:30 p.m. today.
Sulphur Springs 9,
A&M-C defender earns top conference honor
Texas A&M University-Commerce defensive lineman Charles Tuaau earned top honors, while the Lions were picked to finish sixth in the Lone Star Conference in preseason voting conducted by the league.
Tuaau claimed the preseason Defensive Player of the Year award for the LSC following a record-setting season in 2013 for the 7-5 Lions. Tuaau set school records for tackles for losses in a game (five) and season (25), plus for most sacks in a season (12 1/2). The 6-5, 310-pound senior from Wahiawa, Hawaii finished with 59 total tackles as he was selected as the J.V. Sikes Defensive Player of the Year in the conference as well as the defensive lineman of the year.
Greenville Lions' coaching staff lineup changes
Each summer the Greenville Lions’ coaching staff goes through a transition phase as some coaches move on to other schools and new coaches are hired to take their place.
This summer is no exception. There’s changes in the coaching staffs for the boys and girls programs that’ll involve the football, volleyball, boys soccer, powerlifting and softball teams.
Hail to the winner of three medals at Transplant Games
His nickname in Greenville is “Pee Wee,” but Oliver Hale is a big man on the tennis court and in the kitchen.
Hale, who is a 1971 graduate of Greenville High School, won three medals at the 2014 Transplant Games of America recently in Houston while competing in the 60-and-over age category. He won a gold medal in men’s doubles, a silver in men’s singles and a bronze in mixed doubles along with playing partner Irena Bucci.
Free youth football camp planned
Second year Texas A&M University – Commerce Head Coach Colby Carthel and his coaching staff will be the directors of a free A&M Commerce Youth Football Camp.
Officially for the record
Two former Greenville schools are now officially recognized for their accomplishments in sports through new signage at the T. A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.
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Coach Steve Guffey touched many lives
Steve Guffey was a true sportsman in every sense of the word.
Guffey, who died on Saturday at the age of 50, was a standout athlete and coach, who was also an avid golfer, angler and hunter. He was an educator. teacher, mentor and a friend to many who’ve been paying their tributes online and at candlelight vigils on Sunday in Ladonia and on Monday in Campbell. Guffey’s memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Campbell High School gymnasium, where he coached the Lady Indians’ basketball team the past 12 years.
A&M-Commerce hires Burton as women’s basketball coach
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