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Soccer squads win finales, ready for playoffs

| March 19, 2015
Soccer squads win finales, ready for playoffs

Springtown’s Ricky Reynoso (right) was plenty active during the 4-2 win over Decatur; the Porcupine scored three times for a hat trick. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Porcupine Hannah Downes (left) battles for a corner kick in the Decatur box. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

Bi-district foe not yet determined

by Mark K. Campbell
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Ladies get in a slew of games

| March 19, 2015
Ladies get in a slew of games

Lady Porcupine pitcher Kayla White (1) tosses to first baseman Julia Perez as a Peaster runner speeds toward first base. Springtown was a host in the Tri-County Tournament conducted March 12-14. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

As a host of the Tri-County Tournament, Springtown’s softball team played several games.
SHS didn’t win any contests but sure played plenty.
In a loss to Peaster, Julia Perez brought home both Lady Porcupine runs with a double, plating … Read the rest

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Spikers race in Aubrey

| March 19, 2015

POJO Relays next: March 20-21

Spring Break did not deter some Lady Porcupines from competing at the Aubrey Chaparral Relays.
The top performer for Springtown was Brooklyn Dauenhauer who won the long jump by sailing 15 feet, 8.5 inches.
In the triple jump, Kendyl Dean was fourth at 32-7.25 while Dauenhauer took fifth at 32-2.75.
On the track, the SHS 4×400-meter relay team won the silver with a time of 4 minutes, 28.12 seconds. That … Read the rest

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SHS wins in tourney

| March 19, 2015
SHS wins in tourney

Catarino Hernandez has been strong at the mound, Coach Stan Gideon said. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The baseball Porcupines headed off to play in a Bowie/Henrietta tournament.
Springtown (6-5) capped a stretch of playing 9 contests in 11 days.
In a March 13 game against Childress, the Porcupines earned Coach Stan Gideon his 400th victory with a 17-9 thumping of the Bobcats.… Read the rest

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Netters host tournament

| March 19, 2015
Netters host tournament

The SMS 7th grade girls team won the Springtown meet and were anchored by the gold-winning 4×100 team.

At the friendly Springtown tennis courts, some SHS netters picked up medals March 17.
Amber Benton took the silver in girls singles.
In boys singles, Alex Medina finished third.
Also claiming a bronze medal was the doubles team of Hayden Nettleton-Trey Skaggs.
Ryan Snow finished third by winning the consolation singles bracket.… Read the rest

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To cheat or not to cheat on a faithful woman

| March 19, 2015
To cheat or not to cheat on a faithful woman

She’s been there for me for decades, faithful and always at my beck and call.
Except for a few rare instances of straying, I always returned.
The last time we met, a mighty October storm knocked out the power,  so we pulled up a chair and did it in the doorway.
But maybe it’s time to move on.
I speak, of course, of the person who cuts my hair.… Read the rest

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The trouble with waiting

| March 19, 2015
The trouble with waiting

How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”
If you were around in the early 1970’s, you probably remember that commercial, which debuted in 1969. You may also remember that it was the lollipop of choice for Telly Savalas’ Lt. Theo Kojak in the TV crime drama series. Tootsie Pops were introduced into the series on December 12, 1973 when Kojak decides to favor lollipops over … Read the rest

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Adam Sherrill, Part 1: Pioneering in the North Carolina

| March 19, 2015
Adam Sherrill, Part 1: Pioneering in the North Carolina

Julia Moseley was doing genealogy when she found that Adam Sherrill was one of her ancestors.  The following was some of the information she found.
“Adam Sherrill was born 11 Dec 1696 at Cecil Co, MD at Cecil, Maryland. He was one of the six children of William Sherrill and Margarette Rudisil, and was born when his father was 30 and his mother was 22.… Read the rest

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Lawmakers seek to control state spending elements

| March 19, 2015
Lawmakers seek to control state spending elements

Debates over the Texas House and Senate versions of the state budget lie ahead, and movement toward setting budget controls to blend into a final, agreed-upon budget for 2016-2017 emerged in low-numbered bills filed last week.
SB 20 by Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson, R-Grapevine, would strengthen state agency contract reporting requirements, require agency heads to sign off on contracts worth more than $1 million and require agencies to post a list of all contracts … Read the rest

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Bibbity-Bobbity-Bore: Cinderella lacks magic

| March 19, 2015
Bibbity-Bobbity-Bore: Cinderella lacks magic

This week’s Movie Man will have a couple of Downton Abbey references. And mentions of some old Disney cartoons.
 
About the film
Cinderella is a continuation of one of the many areas in which the Mouse House rules. There are cable channels and shows, straight-to-video movies, Broadway versions of early Disney production, and even ice shows.
Now, the studio is taking old animated movies/characters from decades past and creating live-action films.… Read the rest

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