Sports

Wed
28
Jun

Parker named to second team of All-East softball team

Pittsburg senior Kaycee Parker was selected as a second-team pitcher to the All-East Texas softball team, according to ETVarsity.com.
Parker led the Lady Pirates with 204 strikeouts along with a 1.80 ERA. She also batted .387 with five homers and drove in 25 runs.
Bailey Smith, Madison Sanson, Sydney Reynolds, Taylor Bullock and Sydney Waldrep were named as honorable mention for the Lady Pirates.
Parker was one of the many Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) who participated in the 2017 Heart of Champions Softball All-Star Game on June 9 at Suddenlink Field on the University of Texas-Tyler campus.
She was a member of the Red squad who posted a 10-3 win over the Blue. The Red squad outhit the Blue squad, 12-5, with a combination of 11 pitchers in the circle.
The Red squad was coached by Ashley Renner of Rusk, Megan Dobrinski of Bullard, and Justin Kniffen of Harleton.
 

Thu
22
Jun

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

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Pittsburg 8U All-Stars Dixie Boys Machine-Pitch Baseball District Champion are (front row, left to right) Kolter Silman, CJ Madison, Kane Bailey, Sergio Garcia, and Canyon Marsh; (middle row) Cam Doddy, Donnie Blunt, Tyson Stuard, Juan Olmos, Ryder Ratley, Brody Perschbacher and Seth Escobar. Coaches (back row) are Brent Doddy, Daniel Stuard, Bubba Ratley and Scott Perschbacher. Pittsburg blasted the Atlanta Americans, 19-6, to win the tournament title. They opened up tournament play with a 17-9 win over Texarkana, then edged the Atlanta Americans, 16-14. The Pittsburg All-Stars advance to the 8U 3 AA Regional Tournament  on June 1-3 in Center. 

Wed
21
Jun

SPORTS BRIEFS

PHS boys’ basketball camp set June 26-29

The Pittsburg High School Basketball Camp is set for June 26-29 at the high school gymnasium.
The camp is open of incoming fourth through ninth grade boys. 
Cost is $25 per person. The camp runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day for grades 4-6, then 1-4 p.m. from grades 7-9.
Individuals will need to bring athletic clothing, basketball shoes and a “learning attitude.” Concessions may be available. 
For more information, call Justin Bryson at 903-856-3646 or at jbryson@pittsburgisd.net.

Rays tryout camp  set for June 22

Wed
21
Jun

SECOND PLACE AT DISTRICT

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The Pittsburg 6U All-Stars finished second at the Dixie Boys’ District 3-A t-ball tournament at Broach Park. Gilmer finished in first place.
 

Thu
15
Jun

Lady Pirates recognized for play on diamond and in classroom

A host of Lady Pirates were recognized for their performance on the softball field and in the classroom this past spring.
Eleven players were named to the District 14-4A All-District team, led by Pitcher of the Year Bailey Smith and Defensive Most Valuable Player Kaycee Parker.
Also named to the first-team all-district team were Madison Sansom (catcher), Sydney Reynolds (first base), Madison Busch (short stop), Tori Henderson (second base), McKenna Wood (third base), Taylor Bullock and Sydney Waldrep (outfielders), Sadie Waldrep (flex) and Abby Hammonds (DP).
Parker, Smith, Busch, Sansom, Sydney Reynolds, Henderson, Bullock, Sydney Waldrep, Sadie Waldrep, Hammonds and Wood were also Academic All-District selections.
Parker and Smith were selected as all-state players by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Parker was also named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 4A All-State squad.

Wed
14
Jun

PHS boys’ basketball camp set June 26-29

The Pittsburg High School Basketball Camp is set for June 26-29 at the high school gymnasium.
The camp is open of incoming fourth through ninth grade boys. Cost is $25 per person.
The camp runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day for grades 4-6, then 1-4 p.m. from grades 7-9.
Individuals will need to bring athletic clothing, basketball shoes and a “learning attitude.” Concessions may be available.
For more information, call Justin Bryson at 903-856-3646 or at jbryson@pittsburgisd.net.
 

Tue
13
Jun

PHS boys’ basketball camp set June 26-29

The Pittsburg High School Basketball Camp is set for June 26-29 at the high school gymnasium.
The camp is open of incoming fourth through ninth grade boys. Cost is $25 per person.
The camp runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day for grades 4-6, then 1-4 p.m. from grades 7-9.
Individuals will need to bring athletic clothing, basketball shoes and a “learning attitude.” Concessions may be available.
For more information, call Justin Bryson at 903-856-3646 or at jbryson@pittsburgisd.net.

Wed
07
Jun

Lady Pirates release 2017 volleyball schedule

The Pittsburg High School Lady Pirates released their 2017 volleyball schedule last month.
Practice begins on Tuesday, Aug. 1, under head coach Lori Shaw. The first scrimmage is set Aug. 4 on the road against Mount Pleasant, then host Daingerfield on Aug. 5 for their second scrimmage.
PHS opens the season at home with a non-district bout against Linden-Kildare on Aug. 7, then hosts Mount Vernon on Aug. 11.
After the two home games, the Lady Pirates hit the road for three tournaments and four road games. They begin Aug. 15 at Union Hill, then play in the North Hopkins Tournament on Aug. 17 and 19. On Aug. 18, they travel to play at Palestine.
They face Mount Vernon on Aug. 22 before playing in the Pewitt Tournament on Aug. 24 and 26 in Omaha. 
PHS travels to Wolfe City for an Aug. 29 encounter and wraps of the long road trip at the Hooks Tournament on Aug. 31 and Sept. 2.
The Lady Pirates return home for a Sept. 1 game against Mount Pleasant.

Thu
18
May

Warrick eighth place in shot put at state meet

AUSTIN -- Pittsburg senior Bradlee Warrick finished eighth place in the Class 4A boys’ shot put with a throw of 49-3 on May 12 at the UIL State Track and Field Championships at the University of Texas.
He fouled three of his six attempts.
Graham’s Hunter Dooley placed first with a mark of 54-2.25, while Gunnar Murphy of Melissa was second at 53-4.25.

Wed
17
May

Carthage ends Lady Pirates’ season at regional quarterfinals

By Dannie Oliveaux | publisher@campcountynow.com

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