by Mark K. Campbell
After dispatching FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis 20-4 as Taylor Jay threw a no-hitter and Haylee Klein had eight RBI, the Lady Porcupine softball team turned to the postseason and Stephenville.
Springtown finished 7-5 in District 7-4A, tied with Castleberry; however, the Lady Lions owned the tie-breaker thanks to sweeping SHS.
So, the Lady Porcupines were seeded fourth and drew first-place Stephenville – coached by Springtown helmer Scott Mann’s old fraternity buddy.… Read the rest
Playoffs can again be in the Porcupine baseball future.
If Springtown can beat 1-10 Lake Worth – which happened in the teams’ first meeting earlier this month – and league-leading Kennedale stops Benbrook, SHS will advance.
That’s thanks to the Porcupines sweeping the Bobcats in 7-4A play. Springtown would finish fourth out of district.
Recently, SHS split a pair of 7-4A clashes, winning at home against Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis and losing to Kennedale.
Against the Eagles, the Porcupines jumped on the Fort Worth school early, getting five runs in the first inning and two more in the second en route to an 8-1 win.… Read the rest
Overall, eight girls were picked for the District 7-4A All-District roster.
Leading the way for Springtown was a pair of First Team selections.
Those plaudits went to standouts Brianna Escobar and Aubra Parker.
Two more Lady Porcupines were named to the Second Team – Scottie Holmes and Nina De La Cruz.
Springtown’s final four choices were Honorable Mention.… Read the rest
Races from the Area meet conducted April 19 at Porcupine Stadium: Aaron Foster passes to Trey Appell in the 4×200 relay race; Tre Steen speeds around the curve in the 400 where he would place third and advance to the Region I meet; Austin Chenault takes the baton from Foster in the 4×100. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
Russell is Area discus champion with season’s longest heave
by Mark K. Campbell
It took a top four finish at the Area track meet – hosted by Springtown at Porcupine Stadium – to clinch a berth at the Region I gathering April 19.… Read the rest
A lifelong Springtown resident and 2015 graduate of Springtown High School, Shayna Johnson is currently seeking sponsorship for the entrance fees and travel expenses in order to compete in the event.
Through representing Springtown in the three-part event, Johnson will be eligible to win scholarship awards, training opportunities, travel, jewelry, clothing, and other prizes.
Johnson will be judged in equal parts on her performances in the interview, swimsuit, and evening gown portions of the pageant.
Those interested in contributing to Johnson or being a sponsor can contact her at (817) 304-8472 or email her at email@example.com.… Read the rest
A long time coming, April 22 was the offical recognition of the Tabernacle’s reopening. Springtown Mayor Tom Clayton (left) proclaimed the Saturday Tabernacle Day in Springtown. Friends of the Tabernacle committee chair Denise Taylor (above, center) recognized other members of the committee for their work in the restoration process of the building. Taylor said the group worked together and with the public for several years to raise funds necessary. The Goshen Creek Elementary School choir (far left) braved an unseasonably cold and windy morning to perform at the rededication. The Tabernacle has also been recoginzed as a “Great Public Space” by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.… Read the rest
BY CHRISTINA DERR
All it takes is one.
One mistake can end a life in tragedy.
Or, one life can be saved by seeing the true consequences of a bad decision before making the same one.
A grieving mother has allowed the Springtown Police Department to display the wreckage of her deceased son’s vehicle at Springtown High School in hopes that seeing it will cause students to give serious thought to the consequences of their actions.… Read the rest